Locks & Shades

Why we love what we do

Welcome to Locks and Shades; your friendly, local and welcoming hairdressers in Yaxley.

Set up by Donna in 2015 we are a trusted hair salon trusted by many in Yaxley and across Peterborough who are looking for a salon where they can get their hair done to amazing standard, without feeling intimidated or nervous.

Donna created Locks and Shades as a welcoming and non-intimidating hair salon in Peterborough when men, women and children could feel comfortable booking a hair appointment.

We have a really friendly team of professional stylists that want to help you look your best; they are all qualified, experienced and complete regular training and they are here to listen to your ideas and recommend what will work best for you and your hair – there really is nothing to be nervous about when you come to Locks and Shads for your next hairdressing appointment.

Below you can see our fantastic team of professional and friendly hair stylists in Peterborough but can you guess which one has cut the hair of Calvin Klein models or who would love to get her hands on Anthony Joshua’s hair?

Perhaps you can spot which of our wonderful hairdressers thought that her midwife was a character from Postman Pat during labour (and being on gas and air)?

One of our hairdressers was also in the final 12 of Britain’s Next Top Model, one has worked backstage at London Fashion Week and another did a model photo shoot for a magazine when she was younger – but can you tell who?

Or maybe you can tell which of our hair stylists can touch her nose with her tongue?

We are also proud to have an award winner in our team, but which of our team won Apprenticeship of the Year award? We also have quite a few of our team that are scared of spiders and clowns – but can you guess which ones?

Finally, can you guess which hair dresser in our awesome team once broke her toe in a swimming pool meaning that she had to go to A & E dressed in just her swimming costume? We’re pretty sure you’ll see her blushing when you ask her.


Donna Young

Donna Young

Salon Director / Owner





Salon Director/Assistant Manager


Senor Stylist



Senior Stylist

Danni D












Saturday Assistant


Emma Brady

Thank you so much Donna for creating a beautiful hairstyle for my wedding day. It stayed in all day & I absolutely loved it. My mum & bridesmaids all loved theirs too! You were absolutely brilliant on the day & massively helped with keeping me calm! Thank you again you little superstar!

Love, love, LOVE my hair transformation by Karis. My hair was long and boring. She chopped it all off to create a beautiful graduated lob with a fringe. I’ve had loads of compliments and I can’t stop looking in the mirror!! If that wasn’t good enough my ponytail is going to be donated to the Little Princess Trust to make a wig for a child who has suffered hair loss Thank you xx

Charley Whittaker

Sinead Smith

Amazing. Donna & her Assistant Jade did my HUGE bridal party & every single hairstyle was amazing. Everything ran smoothly & everyone was done on time if not earlier then scheduled. Couldn't of booked a better person!

Donna is just amazing. She has been doing my hair for the past year in preparation for my wedding on Saturday. The colour was exactly what I wanted and suited perfectly to the wonderful "up do" she created for my wedding. Donna also did my bridesmaids hair, which we all loved too. Thank you so much xx

Dawnie Denman

Charlie Hunt

Went for my consultation with Donna and it was made so easy and simple, explained what I was hoping to get, and got better ! Perfect colour, cut and styled it lovely ready for the rest of the day! Really easy to talk to and friendly, felt comfortable the whole time. 100% recommend.

Donna has been doing my hair for years and I have always been happy with the result. I was recently a bridesmaid at my brothers wedding and wanted to get extensions which Donna colour matched perfectly and I had so many comments on how natural they looked. Thank you! Would definitely recommend xx

Hayley Smith


Sunbeds are fab now you have put new tubes in them!