The Team

The vision of Mary Handy’s team is to provide customer service that is second to none. To do so in a delightful, friendly and professional environment using 97% naturally derived products is fundamental.


Susan Handy

Salon Director, Susan, has over 30 years experience within the hairdressing industry as a stylist and also as a manager within other salons.

11 years ago she fulfilled a life long dream and opened Mary Handy Hair & Beauty and named it after her beloved mother.

Susan still has the same passion for hair as she did when she first started but she also believes in incredible customer service, and this is at the heart of the Mary Handy experience

Susan never fails to put a smile on her guests’ faces with both her talent and a little Irish charm!

Her community spirit is also a huge reason why she is so loved; Susan has completed a number of events for charity and also raised the funds to provide Wallingford with 10 defibrillators.



Ben has nearly 18 years of hairdressing experience and has been with Mary Handy for over 3 years now.

He is a Premier Stylist as well as salon manager, a role he proudly took on in 2021.

Ben is excited by all things colour and is passionate about the incredible creative freedom and ability that AVEDA colour gives technicians within the salon.

He loves to design versatile cuts that simply fall in to place, are easy to style and, ultimately, enjoyable to wear.

Ben became a Racoonista in 2020 – specializing in Luxe Link extensions, which he thoroughly enjoys transforming clients’ hair with.


Megan joined the team just over 1 year ago but we couldn’t imagine the salon without her now.

A Premier Stylist with 8 years industry experience under her belt, Megan’s dedication to client care and satisfaction is what she prides herself on most.

Her great passion is for all things colour and thrives on big hair transformations – never happier when holding a balayage board and painting hair!

Since joining the Mary Handy team she has fallen in love with everything AVEDA and loves helping her guest fall in love with AVEDA and their hair too.


The gorgeous Seetal is at the very start of her hairdressing career and we’re so excited to have her join our team.

Hailing from Leeds, she recently moved down to Oxfordshire and has recently started her hairdressing apprenticeship at Introtrain Hairdressing College in Oxford.

Seetal is hard-working, cool as a cucumber and has the kindest, calming energy. She’s already a brilliant apprentice and we know she’ll make a fantastic junior stylist here at Mary Handy.

Mr Handy

Mr Handy is surely the most hardworking of all the Mary Handy team – providing snuggles for our guests and just being terribly cute around the clock (tiring work).

He’s a 12 year old Chihuahua with the kindest heart and an easy-going nature, sometimes he’s so chilled we forget he’s in the salon.

Dog-lover or not, we know you’ll fall in love with our gorgeous, gentle boy – make sure you say “Hello” at your next visit!

Recruiting Now!

*Hairstylists and colour technicians of all levels and abilities

*Hairdressing Apprentices wanting to kick-start their career


We're looking for talented creatives to join our fabulous team in our beautiful Henley-on-Thames salon!

Hairstylists, Hairdressing Apprentices and Beauty Therapist positions are available.

Please contact via email or phone, or through Instagram and we will be in touch.

Make an appointment

Call us on: 01491 598323 or email: [email protected]