Donna McKay

Assistant

My duties in salon are to look after guests and stylists. I also do treatments and head massages

I started at Big Bang in 2010

My favourite hair product: Olaplex and Awaphui Wild Ginger

My favourite styling tool: Neuro irons

My favourite service in salon is doing treatments

My favourite book/ movie: I have too many favourite books to list. My favourite movie is P.S I love you

My favourite song: 'My first, my last, my everything' by big Barry White

When I'm not in salon you'll find me reading, cleaning and socialising with friends

My recent goal: to exercising more .. not going well lol

Tracy Mchilhatton

Barber

I started hairdressing when I was 16

I started at Big Bang around 20 years ago when I was 18/19

My favourite hair product: Spray Wax

My favourite styling tool: Neuro curling wand

My favourite service in salon is short back and sides with a nice style on top

My favourite book/ movie: Step Brothers and Bad Moms

My favourite song: I have too many lol! I love most songs.

My favourite quote: "if it's meant to be it will be"

When I'm not in salon you'll find me spending time with my family and friends, I love spending time with my kids when they're not fighting and I enjoy going out for a nice Italian meal with Scot along with a bottle of wine to go with it.

My recent goal: to get fitter not fatter .. still a work in progress lol

Gillian Gray

Front of House

I started hairdressing in 1993 then came back to work in reception in 2005

I started in Big Bang in 2005

My favourite hair product: Awaphui Wild Ginger Hydro Whip

My favourite styling tool: I'm an old fashioned diffuser gal

My favourite service in salon is I love booking guests appoinments

My favourite book/ movie: any book by Holly Cooper or Fiona Walker

My favourite song: Dock of the Bay by Otis Redding

My favourite quote: "you get more with honey than you do with vinegar"

When I'm not in salon you'll find me visiting my friend or family or helping at Boghall Drop-in Centre

My recent goal: to try and be kinder to myself and others

Lori Scott

Ladies' stylist

I started hairdressing in 2002 - when I was 14!

I started at Big Bang in June 2002 - 18 years this galaday!

My favourite hair product: Sculpting foam, but I'm becoming a fan of Olaplex. (I'm always late to the party - I'm a creature of habit!)

My favourite styling tool: again, late to the party but I'm starting to love using the Neuro curling wand rather than straightners to curl my hair.

My favourite service in salon is a hair up and I also love a new colour challenge

My favourite book/movie: I'm not a reader but I love a gossip magazine. I have a few favourite films Grease, Bad Boys, Avatar, Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocket Man.

My favourite song: 'Pump Up The Jam' and 'Whatever' by Oasis

My favourite quote: I don't really like quotes but if I were to choose one it would be "be a warrior not a worrier"

When I'm not in salon you'll find me usually you'll fine me cleaning - I'm a little obsessed, or shopping as I cant help myself. I love spending time with my family and walking my wee dog Colt.

My recent goal: aiming to actually run lol

Lorraine Black

Ladies' stylist

I started hairdressing in 1989

I started Big Bang in 1999

My favourite hair product: Awaphui Wild Ginger or Olaplex

My favourite styling tool: Neuro curling wand

My favourite service in salon is Bleach and tone

My favourite book/ movie: book is the Seven Sisters, movie is French Kiss

My favourite song: Summer of 69

My favourite quote: "never regret anything that made you smile"

When I'm not in salon you'll find me walking my dog buddy, cooking and drinking vino

Nicola Christie

Assistant

I started hairdressing when I was a Saturday girl at 14 years old! However, recently I became an assistant - so now I look after stylists and guests.

I started at Big Bang in February 2005

My favourite hair product: Sculpting Foam

My favourite styling tool: Neuro straighteners

My favourite service in salon is I have to say just now I enjoy the chat. I like to call it socialising lol

My favourite book/ movie: Dirty Dancing

My favourite song: 'My first, my last, my everything' by Barry White

My favourite quote: it's not really a quote but "to have a positive attitude no matter what"

When I'm not in salon you'll find me walking with wee Charlie boy, weekends at "coastal retreat" lol, with mum, sister and Charlie boy and of course nights out with great friends.

Best achievement: I recently took part in a charity fashion show for Breast friends and family which was totally out of my comfort zone but was raising funds and awareness or charity.

My recent goal: to stop eating so many biscuits and drinking so much cider during lockdown haha.

Kirsty Meikle

Barber

I started hairdressing in 2000 - when I was 13

I started at Big Bang in 2005 when I was 18 years old - 15 years ago!

My favourite hair product: Awaphui Wild Ginger Hydrowhip

My favourite styling tool: Neuro curling wand

My favourite service in salon is just now it has to be a fade

My favourite book/ movie: Dirty Dancing or P.S I love you

My favourite song: can't say my real favourite lol so, 'The Gambler' by Kenny Rodgers

My favourite quote: I don't have one

When I'm not in salon you'll find me spending time with my family and my wee puppy's Alfie and Minnie Moo. I also love nights with girls and going out for dinner.

Adele Clark

Ladies' stylist

I started hairdressing in 2003 - when I was 15 years old

I started at Big Bang in September 2018 - Newbie!

My favourite hair product: Hairspray ... and tones of it!

My favourite styling tool: Neuro curling wand

My favourite service in salon is a colour correction/ major changes

My favourite book/ movie: The Notebook

My favourite song: Too many to choose one! I love all kinds of music.

My favourite quote: "if it's for you, it won't go by you"

When I'm not in salon you'll find me spending time with my family and friends along with my dog, Pheobe. I love dining out and resting my legs from standing all day lol

My recent goal: get fitter during lockdown and stop eating so many biscuits with my tea lol

Kim Mcgougan

Ladies' stylist

I started hairdressing when I was 15

I started at Big Bang when I was 16 - 13 years ago!

My favourite hair product: Lemon Sage Thickening spray

My favourite styling tool: Paul Mitchell Neuro straightening irons

My favourite service in salon is definitely hair ups!

My favourite book/ movie: I don't really read books. I should maybe start! My favourite movies are Rocketman and a Star is Born

My favourite song: I don't really have a favourite - I love loads of different music.

My favourite quote: "what's for you won't go by you"

When I'm not in salon you'll find me usually spending time with my little girl, fiance and family. I love going out for dinner and enjoying girly nights.

My recent goal: shift this lockdown weight before I walk down the aisle in March lol

Jamie Black

Owner - also to be found at front of house or behind the chair cutting gent hair.

I started hairdressing in 2000

I created Big Bang in 1999

My favourite hair product: The Conditioner which is great for shaving and moisturising skin and hair

My favourite styling tool: Cordless Clippers

My favourite service in salon is helping clients choose & maintain hairstyle

My favourite book/ movie: It’s a wonderful life

My favourite song: 'Time to say goodbye' by Andrea Bocelli

My favourite quote: "If you think you can or think you can’t, either way, you are right." (Henry Ford)

When I'm not in salon you'll find me at the occasional game of golf. Lol

Added comment: I feel privileged to work in a nice environment with a great team & amazing clients.

Caitlin Black

Assistant

In the salon, I look after guests ensuring that they are well cared for. I am also the face behind the Big Bang social media and you will occasionally find me at reception.
When did I start? : I never really had a start date. I've been in salon since I was born so it was only natural for me to follow in my mum and dad's footsteps!

My favourite hair product: definitely anything OlaplexI also love the Platnium blonde toning spray - it's essential if you have bleach blonde hair like me.

My favourite styling tool: I love the Neuro 3in1 curling iron

My favourite service in salon either bouncy curls or an Awaphui treatment

My favourite book/ movie: I'm not really a big reader. My favourite movie is The Hunger Games

My favourite song: I have so many favourite songs! If I had to choose it would be either 'Imagine' by John Lennon or 'Whatever' by Oasis.

My favourite quote: "Success in not final,
When I'm not in salon you'll find me at my friend's or spending time with my family and my dog, Buddy.

My recent goal: "I've been pushing myself more tasks that I've been doing. I also want to start exercising more and stop procrastinating. failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."

Rebecca Goldie

Front of House

I don't do hair, I work in reception!

I started at Big Bang in June 2012

My favourite hair product: Olaplex No.6 or Forever Blonde Dramatic Repair

My favourite styling tool: Neuro styling irons

My favourite service in salon is curling hair - when I do hair!

My favourite book/ movie: anything shark related

My favourite song: 'Believe' by Cher

My favourite quote: "live for today because tomorrow is never promised"

When I'm not in salon you'll find me probably in the pub

My recent goal: ran a 5k without passing out

Emma Haines

Ladies' stylist

I started hairdressing when I was 15 although I had a Saturday job in a hairdresser when I was in school and I started fulltime when I was 15.

I started at Big Bang in October 2005

My favourite hair product: Fast Form, Thicken Up, Olaplex and Dramatic Repair spray

My favourite styling tool: Neuro straightners

My favourite service in salon is cutting a bob or short hair

My favourite book/ movie: I love any book! My favourite movies are Pretty Woman and Cocktail.

My favourite song: 'Anything' by George Michael

When I'm not in salon you'll find me spending time with my dogs, going out for dinner, shopping and since being off work I've loved being out in my garden.

My recent goal: do the Race for Life 10k and losing weight.

Bevhan Welsh

Ladies' stylist

I started hairdressing in 2008 - 16 years old!

I started at Big Bang in August 2010

My favourite hair product: Paul Mitchell - Lemon & sage thickening spray

My favourite styling tool: Vogetti large straighteners

My favourite service in salon is hair ups & curly blowdrys

My favourite book/ movie: The Unmumsy Mum

My favourite song: Testify by Hi-Fi Sean ft. Crystal Waters

My favourite quote: "just enjoy yourself"

When I'm not in salon you'll find me spending time with my 4-year-old, my boyfriend, my friends and family. I enjoy going out for dinner and I love to shop, especially when I have a gin or wine in my hand.

My recent goal: not eat the whole food shop the day I've bought it lol

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