Meet the Team

Matt Speirs

Founder / Director

Hobbies & Interests: Running and Singing in Alcester Male Voice Choir

How long have you worked for Arrow: Since before we even started the business in 1997.

Your favorite product: We have so many brands and in the main love them all. We have some incredible exclusive Salon Professional only brands with independent distributors such as ASP Affinage, It&ly, Sienna X, Hive, Lisap, and some of them I have dealt with for 20 + years. I love the quirkiness of Milk_shake and Reuzel which is new to us in 2020 and we get some great support from the National Brands in all aspects of the business.

Favourite experience: So many as I watched the business grow, but opening the new store 3 years ago at the same time as winning UK and Ireland Distributor of the year for 2017/18 for Affinage has to be a highlight. Also how the team has pulled together during COVID has been heartwarming to watch.

We have an amazing customer base and many of them and many of our suppliers I am proud to call friends. We have supported each other through good times and bad and our team has proven time and time again that we are the friendliest and most caring wholesaler in the region. It is not just a job for us, we understand that our customers are key to our success and that we need to support them and help them grow their businesses to allow us to succeed in our business.

Hannah Collins

Business Support Manager

Hobbies & Interests: Cold water swimming.

When did you join Arrow: September 2006

Your favourite product: Cuccio - so many colours and so much choice.

Favourite experience: Loved getting to know customers in store and on the road. And Christmas parties of course!

Sara Duncan

Sales Team Manager

Hobbies & Interests: Wellbeing and Kindness.

When did you join Arrow: June 2016

Your favourite product: It would have to be ASP Kitoko Oil, it smells lovely!

Favourite experience: I have experienced many favourite moments with my 18 years in the industry but the awards are always a highlight, getting glam and mixing with so many amazing talented people.

Sian Evans

Account Manager

Hobbies & Interests: I love going to the gym and spending time with my friends and family.

When did you join Arrow: June 2019

Your favourite product: Big perk of the job is being able to try so many different products from top professional brands. I'd say my favourites would have to be ASP's Anti Yellow Masque and Milkshakes Incredible Milk!

Favourite experience: Swimming with turtles & one of my work highlights would be attending the Hair and Beauty Awards which we were sponsoring.

Kristine Whitehouse

Business Development Manager

Hobbies & Interests: I love spending time with my family and friends, to be outdoorsy and active and to travel. Attending the gym and a love for food is definitely biggest hobby!

When did you join Arrow: January 2022

Your favourite product: It has always has been and always will be the Whipped Cream from Milk_Shake

Favourite experience: Birth of my 2 children is my best lifetime experience.

Nina Merson

Business Development Manager

Hobbies & Interests: Spending time socialising with family and friends and also long country walks with my giant pooch.

When did you join Arrow: January 2022

Your favourite product: K18, I love what it does to the hair and how it makes it feel, I also love ASP colours and how intermixable they are.

Favourite experience: My favourite experience has to be holidaying in the sunshine with my family.

Graham Baxter

Business Development Manager

Hobbies & Interests: Jet skiing, and days out going for car drives in one of our classic cars. Also having my own salon and specialising in colour.

When did you join Arrow: January 2022

Your favourite product: Milkshake Integrity range and Incredible Oil as it really leaves my bleached hair feeling absolutely beautiful and healthy.

Favourite experience: Working alongside the amazing team at milk_shake whilst learning to create custom colour formulas.

Chloe Salisbury

Trade Marketing

Hobbies & Interests: Walks, holidays and spending time with family and friends

When did you join Arrow: May 2021

Your favourite product: I love the K18 mask, it leaves my hair feeling incredible!

Favourite experience: Holidaying and visiting beaches all over Ibiza most years when growing up with my family

Natalie Giles

Store Team Leader

Hobbies & Interests: Being a hairdresser myself, I love making people feel good about themselves and listening to people. I also love gardening and going for long walks.

When did you join Arrow: October 2019

Your favourite product: My favourite brand would have to be Milkshake, most of you will know I love sampling out their coloured whipped creams.

Favourite experience: Snorkeling in Greece and my favourite work experience would have to be the Arrow christmas party!

Lisa Gray

Store Team

Hobbies & Interests: Socialising, spending time with family, holidays and weekends away

When did you join Arrow: December 2021

Your favourite product: K18

Favourite experience: Joining the Arrow team!

Millie Olivia Davenport

Store Team

Hobbies & Interests: I've always had an interest in Hair & Makeup from a young age, I also really love all things fashion.

When did you join Arrow: September 2019

Your favourite product: My favourite brands would have to be L'oreal and Milkshake, I love the Milkshake coloured whipped creams - they smell yummy!

Favourite experience: Attending fun work events such as the Hair & Beauty Awards.

Holly Kirton

Store Team

Hobbies & Interests: Socialising on my days off and spending time with my boyfriend, friends and family. I’d also like to build on my hairdressing skills, I have completed NVQ Level 2

When did you join Arrow: January 2022

Your favourite product: K18 Hair Mask. After bleaching my hair, the K18 worked wonders leaving it silky smooth

Favourite experience: When I went to Redken Balayage course in London. I learnt so much and still remember years later.

Phoebe Griffiths

Store Team

Hobbies & Interests: I love dancing. I have done Latin & Freestyle since I was young.

When did you join Arrow: 2019

Your favourite product: Milk_Shake. I use their Silver Shine Shampoo & Conditioner as well as the Whipped Cream – they are the best!

Favourite experience: Scuba diving in Turkey and performing at the NIA Arena in Birmingham.

Poppy Johnson

Store Team

Hobbies & Interests: Art & painting, family days out, nails & makeup

When did you join Arrow: February 2022

Your favourite product: Cuccio, my kit whilst training in nails was all Cuccio and I love the products!

Favourite experience: Travelling to America for my 21st birthday

Dan Quiney

Store Team

Hobbies & Interests: Seeing friends and playing darts & football

When did you join Arrow: March 2022

Your favourite product: Crazy Colours

Favourite experience: Travelling around the country visiting new places


Delivery driver

Hobbies & Interests: Allotment gardening and currently studying music.

When did you join Arrow: April 2017

Your favourite product: Reuzel.

Favourite experience: Best memories would be holidaying with my grandchildren.

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