Her expertise, personality and passion for what she does really shines through...

After some pretty traumatic hair experiences I was left feeling anxious about finding a new stylist. From the moment I sat in Ella’s chair I felt confident that she knew what she was talking about.  Her expertise, personality and passion for what she does really shines through.

I completely trust her and wish Ella and her team every success with Atelier. I guarantee there will be many smiling faces leaving her salon and I can’t wait to get booked in!

Hannah Jones

A unique and talented stylist...

Finding a unique and talented stylist that can tame my wayward curls is quite a challenge...but luckily a friend put me in touch with Ella.

How she handles my curly locks is a mystery to me, but I always leave her chair with a bouncy new do that I love and that works.

Cat Ruzler

Ella never fails to deliver an excellent, on trend cut...

Imagine my joy at finding Ella Hawkey.

She has the experience and style to give me exactly what I want almost  telepathically!

She never fails to deliver an excellent, on trend cut.

Richard Goldar

I can’t recommend Ella highly enough really....

Finding a good Hairdresser in Bristol isn’t that hard, but finding someone as good as Ella is just fate! I was booked in with Ella by chance when I switched salons and have been thanking my lucky stars ever since. Ella doesn’t just ask you what you want and do it. She takes your style, face shape, coloring, lifestyle and personality into consideration and then recommends something tailored for you. I need to be taken seriously at work but also want to look glamorous and trendy at weekends. I met Ella with shoulder length blonde hair and left as a Brunette with a Winkleman heavy fringe! I am loving the transformation and the fact I have found a stylist with no fear. Ella will talk you through the creative process and make sure you can recreate the look at home. I can’t recommend Ella highly enough really, if I could afford to have her style my hair every day... I would!

Sarah Gunn

I can't imagine trusting any other stylist the way I do Ella...

I first met Ella over three years ago when she put my hair up for an event. I was so impressed with her that I went back to book a cut and colour only to be told she had left! After some cyber stalking I finally found her again and have not looked back! I love not only her natural style and expert hairdressing skills, but her honesty and the way she interprets my vague descriptions and endless photos! Somehow she always manages to come up with something that is totally me. We have been through some dramatic hair changes over the years, but I can’t imagine trusting any other stylist the way I do Ella.

Dulcie Arnold

Friendly, fun and extremely talented...

One of the hardest things about moving between cities and countries (as I have done) is finding someone you can trust with your hair. From our first appointment I could tell that Ella was not only friendly and fun but also extremely talented. I trusted her immediately. She has a rare ability to deliver the exact haircut or colour you wanted but couldn’t quite describe. She also provides long term planning for future styles/colours to suit your life and budget which was something I had never had before. Over the last two years my every haircut has received compliments and envious looks and Ella and I have developed a client relationship that I truly value.

Hayley Pearson

Ella is a great Hairdresser, I was very lucky to have been placed with!

Ella is a great Hairdresser, I was very lucky to have been placed with! I have never felt comfortable going to salons before but she managed to make me feel special from day one. I always come away feeling better and now blonder! She is full of ideas and knows what will work. I would absolutely, wholeheartedly recommend Ella.

Adelene Meldrum

Incredibly talented, professional, enthusiastic, stylish, intuitive and knowledgeable...

I first met Ella after a very unfortunate, highly stressful hair disaster. My intentions of going back to my natural brunette were thwarted leaving me with a ghastly unexpected red! I was pregnant and rather emotional to say the least! Ella swiftly stepped in with a big smile and reassurance resolving the other stylists’ mistake with ease. From that moment I knew Ella was to be my lifelong Hairdresser!

Ella is incredibly talented ,professional, enthusiastic, stylish, intuitive and knowledgeable about all aspects of hairdressing. I really look forward to my appointments, having a good laugh with Ella and leaving feeling glamorous and restored.

Lucy Mcleish

I always feel so relaxed and refreshed after a treatment at the Retreat...

My therapist personalised the treatment to meet my body’s needs. I would highly recommend the signature massage and am looking forward to trying out the other treatments on offer in the near future.


What a wonderful relaxing experience!

My therapist works carefully and tenderly making you feel at ease throughout your entire treatment. I will definitely be coming back soon.


A wonderful experience, felt very well looked after...

Both relaxing and rejuvenating, would thoroughly recommend to anyone in need of some stress relief!


Bliss! A very relaxing and pampering experience...

The spa is beautifully designed and has a great ambience. My therapist has the magic touch for making the massage soothing and relaxing. Highly recommended.


Thanks a million for the wonderful Ayurvedic Massage...

It was just what I needed to restore some balance in my otherwise hectic life. Your treatment left me feeling totally relaxed and at the same time energised to face the next challenge. 🙂 The Retreat is such a cosy and tranquil little oasis. The sounds, aromas and warmth were so reminiscent of happy days spent in Southern India...
You are a terrific therapist – calm, composed, reassuring, respectful, and totally passionate about your work. You have a lovely, natural way with people and absolutely magical hands! I didn’t ever want to leave the comfortable cocoon of the Retreat, and I hope to be back again soon.Thanks so much!