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Salon Essentials is a trading name of Gilmor Hair & Beauty Bridgend Limited.

We are a small family run Hair and Beauty Wholesaler based in Bridgend, South Wales.


Meet the Team

Comprising of a small team if six individuals, we offer a personal service to all of our customers.


Paul: Director


Paul has been working in the hair industry for much of his career, taking over Gilmor Hair & Beuaty Bridgend in 2006. He is the main buyer for Gilmor, and manages all supplier accounts as well as the rest of the team.

Paul enjoys skiing, watching the rugby and weekends away in the caravan.


Tilly: Director


Tilly has worked at Gilmor for 3 years and concentrates on the accounts, social media, HR & H&S. All the fun stuff!

Tilly enjoys knitting and crochet, and spending time with her young daughter.


Shaun: Delivery Driver & Store Manager


Shaun has been a dedicated employee of Gilmor for 7 years! He handles all of our local salon deliveries and is very popular with all of our customers. He also manages the warehouse and oversee's the running of the shop floor.

Shaun enjoys cricket, a large glass of red wine and spending time with his lovely pooch and adorable grandchildren.


Lewis: Warehouse Operator


Lewis has been with us for 3 years and is now responsible for much of our website maintenance and running of our Amazon channel. He makes sure all orders, both online and local, are picked and packed securely. He also helps unpack deliveries and is always available to offer a helping hand when needed.

In his spare time, Lewis loves bargain hunting online and a good Netflix binge!


Sophie: Warehouse Operator


Sophie has been with us for just under a year now. Her main responsibilities include stock rotation, cleaning and some routine Health and Safety checks but her passion lies in taking promotional photos for our Instagram feed! She has a great eye and loves putting displays together of her favorite products.

Sophie is a qualified beautician and enjoys perfecting her craft in her spare time. For those of you who met her at the Gilmor Bridgend Xmas Party 2019, you will not be surprised to learn she is also somewhat of a party animal at the weekends but you might be surprised to learn of her secret passion, fishing for Catfish!


Kate: Sales Representative


Kate is the newest member of the team, coming on board just before the COVID-19 crisis hit the UK. Some of you may not have met her yet, but once the world returns to normal she will be visiting all of our existing salons on a regular basis to make sure that they have everything that they need from us, including training and new exciting products.

In her spare time Kate enjoys being active. Never one to sit still, she loves skiing in the winter and spending time at her caravan in the summer!