Rebecca Marchant

Partner, Art Director & Trainer at Dr Swede Academy (19 years experience)

Rebecca has worked in hairdressing since 1996 and has been a salon owner since 2001. Recently nominated Young Business Woman of the Year by Barclays Bank, Rebecca now heads up the extremely successful salon group Dr Swede.

Toni & Guy London trained, Rebecca worked initially with various other leading salons. She now works closely with the Aveda Artistic Team and also oversees the ever increasing workload of our own hot creative team at the Dr Swede Academy. Rebecca also supports local Schools and charities with a specific interest in helping young entrepreneurs. 

 “We are a family run business and we look after our staff very well. What makes us special is we pick the best staff and we retain them. 
 I enjoy every aspect of Hairdressing, Colouring , Editorial and Fashion work. My recent work with the AVEDA Artistic Team has brought my work to the catwalks of London and Manchester year after year.
 I believe we learn from the people we work with. That is why it's so important that we have a good team of highly skilled stylists at Dr Swede. Many of our clients become good friends. It's such a great job being creative, making people look and feel great.
 I really love working with our own team at the Dr Swede Academy and seeing our apprentices go forward in their training to become great stylists. "

Martine Sterry

Style Director (22 Years Experience)

Martine Joined Dr Swede in 2004. She passed her qualifications of City and Guilds at the Royal Forest of Dean College. She has been hairdressing for 20 years and been on numerous courses over that time. Advanced Colouring, Advanced Cutting, Transitional Course with TIGI and product knowledge with TIGI, Goldwell, Wella, Red Ken and KMS. Most recently Martine attendedthe Creative Cutting course at the TIGI academy, London and the systems colouring course with AVEDA.

"I very much enjoy hairdressing. You are always learning. It is such a fast industry so there are always new things to learn. Also you are always meeting new people. 

I have been working for Dr Swede since 2004 and I'm very proud to be working for them. It is a very friendly salon and I work with an excellent team which is very important." 

Gaynor Sterry

Style Director & Lead Trainer at Dr Swede Academy (22 Years Experience)

Gaynor joined Dr Swede back in 2006. Gaynor joined us with comprehensive experience having trained with Wella, Goldwell, Matrix and at the TIGI Academy, London. She has more recently completed  AVEDA systems at the AVEDA London academy. She also had a fair bit of stage work under her belt. As Style Director she has a busy column but also now heads up the Dr Swede Academy as the Training Manager.

"Dr Swede is in a different league to any other salon. The standard of work and customer service are very high here. The staff are really well looked after and treated like family and we all love working here. The atmosphere in the salons, as a result, is great and that makes a difference to the clients.
Every one who works here, stylists of all levels, are encouraged to push themsleves and get involved in either providing or receiving ongoing training and the training that Dr Swede Academy provides is top notch.
We are expanding fast which is really exciting. I can't see myself working anywhere else now."

Catherine Munday

Senior Stylist & Salon Manager (15 Years Experience)

Catherine has been Hairdressing since 2000 and qualified 2004. She did her level 2 and 3 at at the Royal Forest of Dean. She has attended various colouring and cutting courses in London and product knowledge courses with KMS, TIGI and Wella.

"I have been with Dr Swede since 2007. I particularly like colouring and dressing hair. I always like to learn new things and meet new people."

Sophie Guest

Stylist (Chepstow & Thornbury)

Lauren Letheren

Dr Swede Academy Apprentice/Stylist

Sullivan Marchant


"Dr Swede is a top salon group which not only operates an extremely efficient business model but is also leading the way as a responsible employer. Our staff are our business and the success of Dr Swede is a testament to this. Standards are very high at our salons but with just rewards. We offer an outstanding remuneration package but best of all, our staff enjoy working for us!"