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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 five 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, crochet, gardening, and spending time with her young daughter.


Shaun: Delivery Driver


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. 

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


Lewis: Online Sales Assistant


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!


Kate: Store Supervisor


Kate is a qualified hairdresser and is always on hand to help answer any questions you may have. She can also facilitate in-salon training with our big brands such as milk_shake and Elgon, so please ask her! Kate also oversees the running of the shop floor; she makes sure everything is running smoothly so that our customers have the best experience.

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!