Our Story

How it all began..

Oak & Rutherford's story began in 2016 when owner Karen wanted to break free from a corporate job in accountancy and start making a difference to individuals, not just bank balances

Karen trained as a Stylist over 14 years ago, and it has always been a passion that she wanted to pursue full time instead of in and around a career she didn't enjoy. Tired of working in an office for a corporate chain, she broke out and in January 2017,

Oak & Rutherford was born

Karen wanted Oak & Rutherford to be different. She wanted to bring in a rustic interior to stand apart from the stereotypical, clinical looking hair salon. Along with quality hairdressing, Karen wanted customer service to be as important as the cuts & colours. That's why all staff are regularly trained to the highest standards for both hairdressing and front of house roles.

our passion..

Luscious Curls
Studio Photography of a Model
Hair Model

At Oak & Rutherford, our passion is you!

We want to treat you and make sure you get the look you want. We strive to ensure all our customers are happy. Our customers are not just about their hair, we want to look after you as soon as you walk in the door. 

Our hair stylists bring a variety of different qualities and expertise in every area of hairdressing.

With a wealth of experience behind us all, we carry out in depth consultations to ensure you are delighted with the result.

We also make marvelous coffee!


our team

In our Salon we wanted only the best staff, to ensure Clients are being looked after and getting the very best quality cuts & colours

We are all regularly updated on training, in Hairdressing and front of house, keeping standards high, with current techniques and tools, so we can provide the latest hair trends

All our staff have been chosen for the fantastic knowledge and experience that they bring to the business, and so we can be sure you won't leave disappointed

We are also trained in mens cuts, so we can cater for the whole family



Salon Owner 

Karen is the backbone of the company, ensuring everything and everyone is accounted for. She's no stranger to business, having been involved in large businesses for a number of years. 

Karen spends her time between the salon and other commitments and so is not always around when you visit, but when she is, you'll know!

Karen only takes on a limited amount of clients due to having to split her time elsewhere so if you wish to be on her client list please get in touch and we can put you on the waiting list



Kate is an incredibly experienced member of the team, with 27 years in the industry under her belt. What Kate doesn't know about hairdressing, isn't worth knowing!

Kate is especially gifted in Colour and regularly transforms clients with ease.

She is absolutely unflappable, and can handle anything you, or we, throw her way!

If you don't see her working on her own clients, she is regularly working with the up and coming stylists to perfect their techniques to ensure the best quality is being turned out of our salon

She is also a second mum to our younger members of the team, often giving advice and passing down her wisdom



Senior Stylist

Anna has an impressive 14 years of experience behind her, and she has turned out some of the best colours & up do's we have ever seen.

Anna has endless patience and is always willing to learn off the other more experienced staff. She  has worked in Malvern all her life and so is well known in the area for her talent



Milly is our longest standing member of Oak & Rutherford aside from Karen. She is an invaluable member of staff and will normally be the first face you see when you walk in the salon.

Milly loves her job and is always pleased to deal with customers. Most of our clients are known to her by name. She also remembers what service you are in for and in some cases, which drink you have! 

She has created our website, runs our social media, as well as working closely alongside Karen to run any events or attend trade shows. She works on pushing the staff members to gain the recognition in the industry that they deserve.

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