Our Team


Lead by our founder and Creative Director Hayley Hudson who prior to Cocco worked for global renowned stylist Nicky Lazou, queen of balayage and pioneer of the amazing Hollywood blow-dry. 

After completing her training with a well known Derby stylist, Hayley worked in salons both in and out of town building and developing her talent and experience in hairdressing and management. At just 19 Hayley became a bridal hair specialist and featured regularly in Derbyshire today magazine and travelled the midlands styling brides on their special day.

Hayley trained exclusively with Balayage King and Celebrity Colourist Jack Howard In 2014 and continues to have a close relationship with him delivering regular education with all of the team.

Heading the way with Balayage in the Midlands and being the first Salon in Derby to offer the beautiful French technique, we continue to perfect and update our education as trends change and evolve.

All of our team are exclusively trained with Jack who boasts a large celebrity following including Abbey Clancy & Poppy Delevingne.

All of team deliver beautiful results, from our Graduate Stylists to our Senior team members, as customer satisfaction is paramount.

In 2016 Hayley developed a relationship with Inventor & Founder of INNOLUXE and KeraStraight, Jez Barnett. Jez joined the team in salon for advanced training in the KeraStraight smoothing system and products, ensuring the team are at the top of the game in their knowledge.

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Our Salon

The decor is clean and classic with a twist, our dark coffee wood theme runs throughout keeping our space grounded and links back to nature. Our Treatment rooms are clean and earthy with a hint of Zen to help relax and unwind during your treatment. 

We have an extensive drinks menu with an array of naturally caffeine free teas, cappuccino & soft drinks for you to hydrate yourself whilst flicking through our monthly selection of magazines . 

Being fully air conditioned, our salon is comfortable to visit even on the hottest day so you won't mind spending the day with us all year round.

Just For You

We know your time is precious so we have late appointments available until 8pm on Wednesday and Thursday nights. Booking in is easy, you can book online 24/7 by clicking on the links on each page, We have a booking app,  You can book via our Facebook fan page or just give us a call the old fashioned way and free parking!! 

Be beautiful & keep our planet beautiful…

We have chosen to collaborate with like minded brands and wherever possible choose sustainable and ethical products for or services in salon and home care for our clients. We test numerous products each year to bring you, what we believe to be the best blend of science and nature that delivers outstanding results!

Paul Mitchell have been with us since day one, with their 100% vegan product line and being awarded the prestigious ‘Leaping Bunny’ award from Cruelty Free International, making them the only international professional hair care brand to receive this status, we love that this brand truly delivers what it says with it's products and with its vision.

The colour house of choice is ground breaking British born ASP, being more than 90% naturally derived, cruelty free and obtained from sustainable and renewable sources. ASP is blended with Shea butter and Argan oil, it offers perfect colour, flawless grey coverage, minimal fade and incredible shine.

We have recently welcomed ASP's New Kitoko hair care range which is completely free from sulphates, parabens, waxes, mineral oils and silicones. To further our eco credentials we have installed Eco Heads at the wash house cutting the water usage by up to 56% and recycle as much as possible.

"We aim to continue to find new ways to win the battle between finding products that work and products that are lower impact" HH

Where it all began

Cocco was established in 2009. A new concept salon, We wanted to create the perfect place for people to migrate to for a bespoke hair and beauty experience while keeping the environment in mind.

Situated in the back waters of Derby City centre, we set out to offer an urban well-being hub to attract clients from surrounding areas of Derby, Ashbourne, Belper & Nottingham and found a beautiful victorian building in the Ashbourne Road, Friargate area of town. 

Purposely built in 1878 for the Co-Operative, it boasts plenty of free parking and close links to A52, A38, A50 it was perfect! 

In August 2009 we got the keys and embarked upon a mammoth 8 week intensive and exhausting refurb. Quality was the key, with bespoke styling stations imported from the USA and beautiful chairs from Italy after few finishing touches Cocco was ready. 

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