• 15 Apr 2015


    We are currently seeking an experienced professional, creative individual with the motivation to grow within our company. Applicant must be fully qualified and competent in both colouring and cutting, gents and hair up (although training can be given) with a NVQ Level 2 qualification as a minimum. The right candidate will have excellent communication and customer care skills, be friendly, honest and knowledgeable in their field

    This position is based on a self employed basis for the first 3 months, with the view to offer permanent employment with a percentage spilt salary plus commission on retail.
    We offer regular training sessions, and a very comfortable working environment.
    Email CV: benn@benjamincharleshair.com
    or drop in to;
    Benjamin Charles Hair
    40 North Hill, Colchester
    Tel: 07885968798 or 01206 577764

  • 28 Aug 2014

    Monty Update

    Many of you may be aware that Benjamin’s son Monty had a routine operation last wednesday, which has resulted in an extended stay at GOSH, all of Benjamins’ appointments have been rescheduled, he will be back, once GOSH have trained Joanna & Benjamin to be competent in all aspects of tracheostomy care, he will return to the shop floor.
    ANY ONE of our team will be happy to look after your hair in Benjamin’s absence.

    Your patience and understanding is greatly appreciated.

  • 23 Feb 2014

    Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity - Bad Hair Day

    For those who missed our article in the paper this week please check out the link below:

    Click here for story

    If you cannot make it into the salon, you can donate via our Just Giving page www.justgiving.com/BenjaminCharlesHair or donate via text quoting BCBH77 and your amount to 70070.

    A huge thank you from Monty (and us)..

  • 06 Oct 2013

    Wax the Boss

    Benjamin has kindly agreed to have both legs waxed to raise funds for Cancer Research UK, as so many of the staff and clients have been directly affected by this awful disease.

    If you would like to support Benjamin please go to www.JustGiving.com/BenjaminCharles or text BCHL99 £2.00 to 70070.

    Photos and videos will be posted soon.

  • 02 Oct 2012

    BC Beauty Lounge

    We are delighted to tell you that from popular demand we have recently launched our new beauty lounge upstairs at Benjamin Charles .
    Offering Gelish nails, waxing, pedicure, tinting and Massage. Keep your eyes on our website as more services are being added.

  • 24 Mar 2012

    Olympic Torch Relay

    The Olympic torch is coming to Colchester, on Friday July 6. It will be passing the salon at 07.45/08.00 Why not come and join us for our morning celebrations?

  • 27 Jan 2012

    Happy Birthday Benjamin Charles Hair

    Congratulations to all the team at Benjamin Charles Hair, both past and present for helping us to reach our 1st year anniversary.

    To celebrate our success we have updated our Smartphone App to include new features and make it more user friendly. You can find it in the app store under Benjamin Charles Hair.

  • 08 Apr 2011

    FREE Right Royal Pampering

    Treat yourself like royalty this April with a Royal Pamper Pack FREE with any booking.

    Includes a relaxing massage in a state of the art massage chair, a scalp massage, a nourishing hair treatment AND an eyebrow shaping or mini-manicure.

    Absolutely Free!!

    Call the salon for further details!

  • 31 Mar 2011

    East Anglia Style

    Click here for story

    Read all about our own skoda driving, seafront hopping Southend boy in East Anglia Style!

  • 01 Mar 2011

    The Inner Circle

    Keep an eye out for this month’s Colchester Circle. You may just spot a familiar face!

    The star of the Meet the Owner feature this month is none other than the director of Colchester’s favourite hair salon, Mr Holbrook-Morris himself Pick up your copy to learn the story behind Benjamin Charles Hair.

    And while you’re there, don’t forget to turn to the new Lifestyle page; “The Art of Looking Good” for some exclusive Hair Styling tips on bringing Spring back into those those tired winter curls.

  • 12 Feb 2011

    Check it out!

    We have some more images of the salon for those of you that haven’t made it down yet…

    Benjamin Charles Salon

    Benjamin Charles Salon

    But we all agree it looks much better in the flesh so come along and see for yourselves!

  • 10 Feb 2011

    Business Up and Running!

    We are 2 weeks into business now and the phrase “be careful what you wish for” comes to mind! We have been busy with repeat clients coming to check out the new digs and lovely new people from around Colchester that have seen us in the papers.

    The modern, shiny wet room, looking stunning if we do say so ourselves!

    Benjamin Charles Wet Room

    Hard at work with a new client relaxing in our state of the art massage chairs.

    Benn washin hair

    We have 4 new stylists started now, ranging from apprentice level to premium stylist level, all of whom are based in and around Colchester, are very lovely, talented and fully support the Benjamin Charles philosophy.

    More on them later – got more haircuts to get to!

  • 01 Feb 2011

    The Launch Party

    Well, the launch party was a great success with a good turnout and champagne flowing! Thanks to everyone that came and all that have popped in since to show support and take a peek at the salon. And mostly thanks to the family for helping us get everything together in time!

    Launch Party

    We raised a total of £200 for the Children’s Community Nursing Team through CoHoC, Colchester Hospitals Charity through a raffle, with many generously donated prizes, the grand prize being a cut and style by Benjamin Charles.

    Ben and his Guests

  • 31 Jan 2011

    Daily Gazette Article

    Click here to view the article within the Daily Gazette

    Daily Gazette Logo

    New Venture for Top Stylist

    Benn Holbrook-Morris admitted he needed tight discipline when he was training to be a hairdresser.

    Naturally talented, he knew it and needed reigning in, he said.

    But it paid off as now the 40-year-old dad has opened his own salon in North Hill, Colchester.

    With 25 years experience in the industry, Benn has trained with Vidal Sassoon, worked alongside Charles Worthington and styled the hair of the rich and famous at the Dorchester Hotel, London. He also worked in Beijing, China, and was a finalist in the L’Oreal Colour Trophy awards.

    Freelancing for a Colchester salon for several years Benn, who lives in Clacton with wife Joanna and 15-month-old daughter Olivia, decided the time was right to go solo.

    His business, called Benjamin Charles, aims to provide West End-standard service to Colchester customers, he said.

    He is confident the business will flourish, despite the tough times.

    He explained: “I was comfortable working for other people until quite recently. Then I managed a friend’s shop and increased its weekly takings. I know my determination and my focus will make this work. I am going to give Colchester customers something they do not already have. I am happy to invest more money in the little details, like accessories and coffee, to make customers feel like they are getting value for money. My motivation is customer delight.”

    Benn will employ five staff plus an apprentice.

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