Welcome to Essence. Essence hair & beauty is a family run salon established in 1997 located in Caldicot town.

Our aim is to deliver professional high standard hair & beauty treatments and to make you feel relaxed and welcome. We have serval treatment rooms including a dual treatment room plus a nail bar to pamper you with.

So why not step off life’s conveyer belt and let us pamper you!

Our relaxation area “The Cwtch” offers the opportunity to extend your time with us to enjoy a post treatment refreshment, whilst soaking up the full Essence experience.

Our Hair & Barber studio is fully set up to cater for all your hair needs…. from cuts / colour / balayage plus hair extensions! We pride our selves on a friendly, professional service.

We look forward to welcoming you soon at Essence.


Tania Dowse
Say hello to Tania Dowse the creator of 'Essence of Hair & Beauty' and it truly is her baby! With over 20 years experience in the beauty industry Tania is passionate not only to make sure all of the clients have the best salon experience and feel at home, but that all of the team have the best ongoing training. Tania has gained her beauty educator teacher training, and is looking forward to opening her training academy.

Tipple of choice?
Chase gin & tonic
Jessica Williams
Beauty therapist & salon manager
Say hello to Jessica Williams, A woman of many talents..... Beauty therapist & salon manager. Jess has been in the beauty industry for over 8 years now and strives to deliver the best treatments. She is our lash Queen!

Tipple of choice?
Rum on the rocks!!!
Terri Parker
Senior Hair Stylist
Say hello to Terri Parker, the Senior Hair Stylist at Essence. Terri has been at Essence for over 10yrs and has a wealth of experience in the hair industry. Terri has built a very loyal clientele in that time and is loved by everyone.She loves colour transformation and restyles and has a creative eye when it comes to hair up!

Tipple of choice?
A classy pint or rose wine!
Chloe Drake
Hair stylist
Say hello to Chloe Drake, Hair stylist. Chloe has been been at the salon for 4yrs. During that time chloe has built up her clientele and loves getting creative with colour and producing big bouncy blow drys!

Tipple of choice?
White wine spritzer
Kieran Dowse
Resident barber
Say hello to Kieran Dowse, Kieran is our resident barber. He is highly skilled in men's barbering offering classic to modern cuts, Kieran is a master at skin fades, talented at wet shaves & beard trims. Kieran approaches every haircut with an in depth consultation no matter if your a regular or first time client.

Tipple of choice?
A bold pint of Peroni