About Us

About Us

Talking Heads was formed in December 2014 by local girls, Pauline Pearce and Lisa Beckingham, who previously worked together in a popular busy salon, based in Andover Town Centre. A firm friendship was formed and the duo started to dream of opening a salon together.

The opportunity finally arose when Sue Sweet, owner of Sweet Suzie, decided to retire and chose Pauline and Lisa to take over her beloved salon, entrusting not only the bricks and mortar but passing on her customers into their capable hands.

The girls quickly put their own touch to the perfectly located salon, bringing a new sophisticated and modern edge to the parade of shops on the Weyhill Road.

The salon has free parking and is available for appointments.

Our Amazing Team

PAULINE PEARCE

Co-Owner

Pauline has been hairdressing for over thirty years, after training locally through Salisbury College. Working in salons around the Andover area, and also as a mobile hairdresser, has given Pauline a huge amount of experience, which she brings as joint owner and director of the Talking Heads salon but her specialities are perming and ladies hairdressing. A local girl with a husband and two grown-up sons, Pauline likes to spend her spare time socialising, riding her two horses and walking her dog.

LISA BECKINGHAM

Co-Owner

Lisa has been hairdressing for nearly 15 years and trained locally at Cricklade College in Andover, before moving on to work in two local salons. Qualified as not only a hairdresser but also as a nail technician and a masseuse, Lisa brings a wide range of skill and experience to her role as joint owner and director of the Talking Heads salon but specialities are men’s and ladies cuts. In her spare time, Lisa enjoys spending time with family, friends and Harvey the salon dog.

LEAH PENNY

Colourist & Stylist

Leah joined Talking Heads in July 2015. She also qualified in Hairdressing in July 2015 at Andover college and joined us as a junior stylist initially to expand on her skills within the hairdressing industry, but has become a very valued member of our team as our in house colourist, but also does all other aspects of hairdressing too. Not only is she qualified as a hairdresser she’s also a beautician, masseuse and nail technician. Leah enjoys socialising and using her beauty skills in her spare time.

KAREN SHELLSWELL

Stylist

Karen joined Talking Heads October 2015. She trained at Cornwall College and worked in a salon near to where she grew up. After getting married Karen moved to Wiltshire and soon after had two children. Karen then set up her own mobile hairdressing services which she has been doing for 17 years but as her children got older she decided to also go back into a salon environment by working part-time at a busy local unisex salon for 2 years. This is where she met both Pauline and Lisa.

AMELIA FLETCHER

Junior Stylist

Amelia joined Talking Heads in May 2018! She qualified in Hairdressing in June 2018 at Basingstoke college of technology and joined us as a junior stylist to expand on her skills within the hairdressing industry. Amelia has grown up in the local area with her family and enjoys socialising and using her spare time walking her two pugs.

HARVEY BECKINGHAM

The Salon Dog

Harvey joined the team in June 2015. He adds to the team by giving the team and customers lots of doggy cuddles.