Meet The Team – North Oxford

The North Oxford Team


Jo Hutton-Price – General Manager

Senior stylist and Colourist

Jo trained with Popham in 2002. Having left to raise a family, she returned as a stylist and colourist five years ago, and her understanding of the Popham ethos and her capacity to be brilliant with the team, has seen her promoted to  being the General Manager in July 2016. Jo is a huge asset to the company, as well as being a talented and passionate hairdresser.Jo will be seeing clients in North Parade on one day a week.

Shane Conroy – Salon manager, Senior stylist

Having trained in Dublin as a second-generation hairdresser, Shane has now settled in Oxford as our North Parade salon manager. His enthusiasm for the Popham and Sassoon Professional ethos now underpins his creative craftwork. In collaboration with Kate Hooker, he is the runner up in the 2016 Sassoon Professional Photo competition.

Sarah Cherill – Senior Stylist and Training manager

Sarah is the Training Manager for Popham and therefore accountable for managing the Popham diploma and our NVQ training programs well as being an NVQ Assessor. Sarah is a passionate and excellent hairdresser and works in both salons.

Kate Hooker – Senior Colourist

Kate joined Popham in 2015 and provides the North Parade salon with an extremely experienced and brilliant colourist. Her flair for getting the right colours for clients, is well recognised in Oxford and we are thrilled to have her on our team. In collaboration with Shane Conroy, she is the runner up in the 2016 Sassoon Professional Photo competition.

Nikki Hutton – Senior stylist and Colourist

Having first trained at Popham, Nikki is part of our foundation team. After 10 years,  Nikki took a break to work in an orphanage in South Africa and we absolutely thrilled that she has returned as a senior stylist in our Summertown salon. She is a passionate and exciting hairdresser and brings her enthusiasm and her professionalism to the team. Nikki is also a Sassoon educator and assists with training. Nikki works in both salons.

Georgia Elliston – Stylist

Having trained, with Popham, Georgia has recently joined the team as stylist in her own right. Talented and a delightful person , Georgia is proving to be a huge asset to the North Parade salon. She has just returned for a week at the Sassoon Academy.

David Popham – Senior Stylist and Founding Director

David opened Popham in Oxford in 1981, following a career with Vidal Sassoon in London, Toronto, and New York City. Now in his 52nd year of hairdressing, his enthusiasm and energy for his craft continues alongside his commitment to developing new young talent.

David’s personal back-story can be found under David Popham on our website.

Shirley Popham –  Managing Director and Reception Manager

Shirley’s personal story can be found under Shirley Popham on our Website.

Reception Team

Isabel Ortuno and Laura Gill

Apprentice Team   

Molly Watts, Sophie Lamoon , Ella Godfrey and Shannon Currill