Meet The Team – Summertown

Summertown 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.

Dean Conroy – Assistant Manager in Summertown

Stylist and Colourist

Dean came to the UK from his native Dublin almost three years ago and completed the Popham diploma, making him another second-generation hairdresser at Popham. Dean has a dedication to excellence, and has rapidly gained a strong following in the salon. Dean has recently taken on a new role and will be assisting in the management of the salon.

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.

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.

Ali Meddeman – Senior stylist and Colourist

Ali is now in her sixth year at Popham and has become a key personality in the Summertown team. Prior to joining us, Ali had long experience in hairdressing in her own Windsor salon and in other premier home-counties salons. Her flair and individual creativity bring a unique quality to the team. Ali loves nothing more than to transform the way you feel about your hair.

Kayleigh Deuchar – Senior Stylist and colourist

Kayleigh has recently joined Popham, from Walton and Giles and we are delighted to have her on our team. As an accomplished hairdresser Kayleigh brings her passion and precision to the salon and is already a huge asset to the team.

Dasha Oleinikova – Stylist and Colourist

Dasha came to the UK from Latvia six years ago and completed the Popham diploma in record time. She brings a real flair and fresh enthusiasm to the salon and is a superb colourist , specialising in balayage. Following a recent shoulder injury , we are pleased to have her back on the shop floor cutting as well as colouring.

Ashli Kimber  – Stylist and colourist

Ashli came to Popham as a hairdresser, who wanted to retrain and improve her skills. She raced through the Popham training and is now happily on the shop floor again and taking clients. We are delighted to have her on the team in Summertown

Molly Watts – Improver Stylist

Molly has recently qualified with us, passing her Popham Diploma with flying colours and is currently taking clients as an Improver Stylist. You can see Molly in the Summertown Salon Tuesday through to Saturday.

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 51st 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

Aline Webber, Isabel Ortuno, Lisa Lang, with Lauren Kingston on Maternity

Apprentice Team 

Sophie Lamoon , Ella Godfrey and Shannon Currill


We currently have two senior hairdressers on Maternity Leave

Reagan Bull – Senior Stylist and Colourist

Reagan trained with Popham some ten years ago and has clearly established herself as one of our foundation team. She provides passion for excellence, as well as her unique sense of style. We look forward to her return in 2017.

Michelle Clarke – Senior Stylist and Colourist

Now the longest standing team member at Popham, Michelle has now been at Popham for twelve years, and is a key part of our foundation team. A brilliant colourist and cutter, she has a strong following and will be missed whilst away having her baby. We look forward to her return in 2017.