Inside Inspiration: Meet the Team

Our Inside Inspiration features give you the opportunity to get to know members of staff at Truro and Penwith College’s Inspiration and Inspiration Professional Salons. This month we caught up with Steph Jones, Salon Manager and Lecturer at Inspiration Professional on Quay Street in Truro to find out more about her role in the Salon, her top aftercare tips and this seasons must have products and treatments.


Q. What is your role at Inspiration Professional?
A. I manage the hair and beauty salons on a day to day basis and also teach both Apprentices and full time students.

Q. Tell us about your experience in Hairdressing and Beauty?
A. I started my career as an Apprentice in Liverpool after completing qualifications in hairdressing and a media make up. I then moved to London where I managed two salons, one in Hackney and one in Covent Garden. Whilst living in London, I also worked on photo shoots and participated in competitions through the London Salon Group. I started working for the College three years ago, which has allowed me to use my experience managing salons and fulfil my dream of teaching hairdressing.

Q. Describe your typical working week
A. On a Monday and Tuesday I teach Apprentices and full-time hairdressing students at Truro College, which gives me great satisfaction. The rest of the week I manage at the College’s Inspiration Professional Salon in Truro working with clients and helping the Salon Apprentices improve their skills.

Q. What is your top Salon treatment?
A. We have been having lots of creative fun using ‘Milk Shake Direct Colours’ and have been uploading the latest looks to Facebook (Inspiration Professional - Truro Hair & Beauty Salon.) The new prescriptive Dermologica facial is also proving to be really popular. It now gives a deeper exfoliation which is perfect at this time of year when your skin needs a bit more TLC due to the weather and central heating. 

Q. What is your favourite product in the salon and why?
A. Ohhh, that's a difficult one to answer, I love them all.. The Milk Shake Glistening Shine Hair Spray is the best I have ever used, I wish I had known about it when I did photo shoots!

Q. What is your top aftercare tip for your clients?
A. To have a good hair and skin care routine at home. You will see longevity with all your treatments if you use a professional shampoo and conditioner and we recommend Dermologica products after your facials. Talk to your stylist or therapist for bespoke advice on products to suit you.


To arrange an appointment with Steph and the team at Inspiration Professional, Quay Street, Truro call 01872 245623. Or to find an Inspiration Salon near you and special Valentines offers on Spa days and treatments visit