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The Team

We opened the original THD hair salon in 2006 after working together previously, for 12 years. We spent 8 happy years building our business in our small but perfectly formed salon, until late in 2014 the original THD team of 7 moved to the gorgeous new salon at 20a High Street Topsham.
As well as thanking our loyal clientele who have continued to support us through the move, we would love to welcome new clients to the salon and hope maybe to welcome back previous clients too.
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Elaine Davey & Gemma Turl

In 2006 we sat on the floor of our newly rented, undecorated salon in Fore Street Topsham. Full of worry, trepidation and fear we decided on the name of T.H.D. (Topsham Hair Design).

If only those two busy mums of very young boys could have known that over 16 years later we would be where we are now.With the help of our families, our amazing team THD and our lovely clients, everything that we hoped our salon to be, back in 2006, is still at the foundation of THD Hair & Beauty today.

We were very lucky to move to our new premises in 2014. Our new surroundings have allowed us to offer a greater client experience, and we are constantly looking at ways to improve on this.

We have one of the best jobs in the world!

We both feel honoured to be part of such a great partnership and brilliant team and we look forward to the future adventures of THD Hair & Beauty.

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Annie (Angela) Keary

I’m Annie, I’ve been working at THD for nearly 15 years after moving from a salon in Exeter.

I specialise in Organic Colour Systems, colour that promises to use the maximum amount of certified organic ingredients and the minimum amount of chemicals.

I love seeing all my clients happy, and have amazing friends to work with.

Topsham is a lovely place to be!

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Clare Palmer

Hair is something I've always wanted to do and I was lucky enough to get an apprenticeship in a high street salon when I was 16. Since then it was great on my travels, working in many salons on my way.

I started working at THD when I was a young mum 15 years ago. THD is a comfortable, friendly, family salon with lots of care and experience for all your hair needs.

We are all happy to help you achieve and maintain your perfect look.

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Sue Beard

I joined Topsham Hair Design in 2009 and I’ve enjoyed helping the team grow from the original salon into THD Hair & Beauty. My main focus is on ensuring the clients are greeted at reception and enjoy a relaxing and pleasant experience in the salon. I am at hand with refreshments and magazines and anything else I can help you with.

Over the years I have come to know many of the clients well and look forward to catching up during their visits to the salon.

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Jon Worrall

I have been a Hairdresser of now nearly 40 years and I am as passionate about my profession today as I was when I started. I have qualified in City and Guilds Level 1&2 as well as Advanced (level 3) City and Guilds in hairdressing. I am also a state registered Hairdresser.

I have been a freelance hairdresser since I was nineteen years of age and have built a strong, firm and loyal base of clientele. Although I am based now in Topsham my clientele travel to me from all over the South West and beyond. I am very proud to be part of such an amazing team here at THD , the love and support shown thrives throughout the salon for both staff and clients. I am always enjoying the process of an ever evolving profession and therefore an ever evolving range of skills. Hairdressing is my passion and has kept me young at heart despite my dad jokes.

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Aimee Pym

I am a very creative person and always wanted a career that would fulfil my creativity. So I started my hairdressing journey in 2002- I was fortunate enough to train in London with Toni & Guy and went onto gain a wealth of training and experience after working for two major high-street salons in Exeter.

I joined THD In 2015 and have never looked back. We have the best team and I love my job. My passion is to create up-to date styles and colours using the latest techniques whilst giving my clients an excellent salon experience.



I came to Topsham from the Ukraine in September 2022 and I am grateful to the founders of THD Hair & Beauty, Gemma Turl and Elaine Davey, that once upon a time they made a decision not only for themselves, and thereby changed the lives of many of us!

My job is to assist the hairdressers, and it's interesting because it's a new field for me, also because the beauty industry has always attracted me. I talk to our wonderful customers and I am especially impressed by the stories when you tell me that you have been regular customers of our wonderful hairdressers for 25 years or more!

As for me, I even know some of your preferences in terms of drinks, which I prepare for you with pleasure and love and I always look forward to meeting you again.

Thank you to the THD Hair & Beauty team for the opportunity to work with you!



I’ve been working in the beauty industry for 8 years and have been working at THD for 5 years, I’ve enjoyed every moment!

It’s such a lovely atmosphere at the salon and I love making clients feel relaxed and pampered. I’m lucky to part of such a lovely team!


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