Paul Magazine Q&A Session

Our own Paul Shakeshaft has recently been interviewed for a magazine article and her are some of the interview questions and answers revealing Paul’s vision for the Yazz brand and guidance for new business start-ups. How did you get the idea for your concept? I was already a hairdresser, my goal was to build a strong and identifiable brand in the area which would deliver exceptional service to all of our customers, bringing modern and bang up to date trends and colouring techniques to a local town, without having to travel into the City. Describe your style and concept. Yazz is a thoroughly modern Award Winning Hair Salon; we actively listen our customers and address their needs on a one to one basis. Making them the very best version of themselves. What was your mission at the outset ? To deliver exceptional service to all of our customers ,ensuring we have the best  and most educated teams to do this, this remains today. To what do you attribute your success? Our customers first and foremost both loyal and new, the amazing feedback we get and recommendations to visit our Salons are outstanding. Of course the team who always give 100% … Continue reading

Adam Braves the Shave for Macmillan Cancer Support

Adam's Close Shave for Macmillans Cancer Support

Adam Bricklebank, Braves the Shave’ to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. On Friday 18th December at 12.15 pm, Ralph Thoresby High School staff and students will gather to see Salon Owner, Paul Shakeshaft from Yazz Number One Hair Studio shave student Adams hair to a much shorter Grade One. Adam has been growing his hair since January and his bouffant currently stands at 14cm. Adam,Year 10 student has set himself a target of raising £5,000 for the charity over the course of his final two years at school. Update: Adam braved the shave today in front of students and teachers at school for Macmillan Cancer Support raising over £1,100.00, so far. Salon owner Paul shaved off Adams locks not to a grade 1 as previously arranged but to a grade 0 whilst students cheered him on! Look out for more news in the YEP next week

All for Children in Need!

Yazz Rawdon support the Children in Need 2015 appeal

What a fun day for Charity……… Stylists at Leeds based salon, Yazz Number One Hair Studio in Rawdon dressed up in their onesies and pyjamas to raise money for this years Children in Need. The Rawdon Salon opened its doors to everyone and were offering treats and selling raffle tickets to visitors. They raised an amazing £201 which is a great result. We would like to thank everyone who contributed on the day!  

Children In Need Fundraising

Help Yazz Rawdon raise money for Children in Need

Today Yazz Rawdon are raising money for Children in Need. The team at Rawdon are taking part to raise some money for this amazing charity! There will be a few little treats, a raffle with prizes such as cut and finishes and facials! As well as dressing up in fancy dress and pyjamas! Even if you don’t have an appointment please pop along and see us and help us raise some money!

Yazz team at Guiseley turn their hands to baking for charity!


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On Friday 25 September 2015, Award Winning Hair Salon, Yazz Number One Hair Studio, in Guiseley, Leeds took part in the Nationwide Macmillan charity coffee morning.The team worked really hard preparing for their coffee morning, turning their hands from hairdressing to baking. Yazz at Guiseley raised a magnificent sum of £200 for charity by selling cakes and buns with a complimentary cup of coffee. They also had a raffle and a tombola which consisted of prizes donated by friends, customers and local businesses. Attached is a photo of our Tigi Representative, Ashleigh who donated some lovely products for the event. Charlotte Newsham, Salon Manager said: A HUGE HUGE Thank you from the Yazz team in Guiseley to all that supported us in our Macmillan coffee morning. It’s very inspiring how people come together for such a great cause !!

Yazz Guiseley supports the Macmillan Come for Coffee appeal

Yazz supporting the Macmillan Come for Coffee appeal

Local Leeds Hair Salon, Yazz Number One Hair Studio in Guiseley, Leeds is supporting Macmillan Cancer Support and are taking part in a nationwide fund-raising coffee morning on Friday 25 September 2015 from 9am till 6pm. There will be coffee and cakes baked by the team, plus a raffle and tombola with some fantastic prizes to be won which have been donated by local shops and businesses.  The response from local businesses and shops has been amazing and we would like to thank everyone who has donated so far. Anyone is welcome to support this nationwide event and the team at Guiseley Salon would love you to call in and have a chat and a bun with us!! We look forward to seeing you. 🙂


MORE THAN JUST A HAIRCUT, BY LEEDS HAIR SALON, YAZZ NUMBER ONE HAIR STUDIO…………. One very brave client, Nina Pidd,has had her long locks cut off and is donating her hair to a children’s charity, to raise money for children with cancer. Our Amazing Creative Director, Karen, at our Rawdon Salon, restyled her clients hair and it looks fantastic! Make a change today………….. Ask for Karen at Yazz in Rawdon, Leeds Tel: 0113 2504511

Yazz Leeds sponsors Rawdon Cricket Club

Yazz Number One Hair Studio, Leeds Hairdressers sponsors Rawdon Cricket Club We are pleased to announce that local hair and beauty salon, Yazz Number One Hair Studio situated in Rawdon, Guiseley and Yeadon and established for 20 years, will be sponsoring Rawdon Cricket Club for 2015. Paul Shakeshaft, Salon Owner strongly believes in working together with the local community. Rawdon Cricket Club is close to Pauls heart and as a child both Paul and his brother spent many a Summers evening playing cricket at the club. To help support the club, this year, Yazz Number One hair Studio has provided wash bags for all the players together with a complimentary voucher for a cut and finish to smarten up the lads for the NEW cricket season ahead! GOOD LUCK FOR THE 2015 CRICKET SEASON!

Emily’s cut above the rest for charity

Yazz Number One Hair Studio in Rawdon held a hair raising, fund raising charity event for Comic Relief and the Little Princess Trust on Friday 13 April 2015. Well done Emily, Assistant at our Rawdon Salon, who raised an amazing £350 for charity. Brave Emily, who currently attends Benton Park School, had her beautiful long locks cut off by Creative Director, Olivia King, at Rawdon to raise money for comic relief. WOW! Her hair will be used to make wigs for boys and girls who have lost their own hair due to cancer.


On the 24 October 2014, Yazz Number One Hair Studio in Rawdon, Guiseley and Yeadon organised PINK FRIDAY at their three salons to raise a total of £360.50 for Breakthrough Breast Cancer. Salon Managers in each salon hosted the event and each salon was responsible for organising their very own fund-raising which consisted of raffles, tombola, selling cakes and staff even went out into the local community with their buns and buckets raising money for this great charity. Paul Shakeshaft, Salon Owner of Yazz Number One Hair Studio commented: ‘An amazing event, in which all of the team pulled together to make this event such a huge success. We smashed our original target of £200 and actually raised £360. Our customers and members of the general public were amazing and we would like to thank them for their generosity. Laura Haigh, Partnerships Executive Officer at Breakthrough Breast Cancer, added: ‘We know how much effort goes into organising events like this and we are just so honoured to be involved with such a prestigious salon. The funds Yazz Number One Hair Studio has raised will go towards Breakthrough Breast Cancer’s life-saving research and help us to stop breast cancer for good.’ … Continue reading