Steph Dobson

Colour & Hair Extension Specialist


Hi I’m Steph, Creator, Artist and Lover of Beautiful Healthy Hair.

I love dogs, chocolate, talking and hair…simples!

You’ll quickly learn I’m a super fan of hair extensions and making women like yourself feel and look fabulous. I’ve got over 14 years experience in hairdressing and over 10 years in hair extensions, with a real passion for this incredible industry. Working from my garden studio brings me so much joy, as I can be completely at your service, supply you with a variety of tea’s, delicious chocolate and plenty of husky cuddles.

My perfectionist personality and honed skills has given me the chance to build a hair extension and colour salon that welcomes a loyal and happy guest base. Having recently won ‘Best Salon For Hair Extensions’ in Sussex, I continue to improve and provide only the best for every lady I meet. Colour is my second love and as a Colour Educator for ICON Products, I am regularly using new products and expanding my skills, keeping me to be at the forefront of this technical ability. “I’m an out of the box thinker!”

I started ‘Zxaar Hair’ after realising a gap in the market for a private, luxury boutique that focuses on the guest in the seat. Time stops when you set foot in the beautiful garden studio, making sure that your every need has been taken care of.

Let me take you on a tour….

Beautiful Hair, Beautiful Service and Beautiful You!

Colour Specialist

Using only the very best intermixable vegan permeate, demi and semi hair colour, I can create something that is complimentary & bespoke to you. Whatever you are thinking of we can sit down together and find a hair colour that really enhances your natural beauty, and keeps your hair healthy. Shiny hair makes your soul shine brighter!

Award Winning

It’s not just about being good, it’s about being the best I can at everything I do for you! Perfecting my skills and services to create a truly award winning experience that never leaves you, whether it’s a cut & colour or a relaxing hair wash that melts away your stresses of the day. Zxaar Hair has been recognised for its outstanding hair extensions but continues to improve and innovate.

Hair Extension Specialist

I have spent over 11 years and 1000’s of hours working and perfecting my hair extensions service, to give you hair extensions that are as natural looking and feeling as your own hair. It’s no good having beautiful, luxury extensions if they aren’t well applied, that’s why I endeavour to ensure that every bond applied is healthy and limitless.

An Exclusive Luxury Private One on One Salon in Copthrone, Come With Me and Take A Look Around

The Hot Seat

Everything has been taken into consideration here, so whether it’s a working from home or a Netflix and chill appointment, I’ve got it for you. USB charging points for all devices and sockets for laptops, TV with full Sky and Netflix packages, books to read and luxury refreshments such as latte’s, fresh tea or a cocktail.

Care Bar

Does exactly what it says on the tin! A place to lie back, relax and really be taken CARE of. I offer carefully selected products to enrich your hair and awaken your senses. Oh and it’s all about the massage.

Plant Life

Being a garden studio and environmentally conscious, it was important to fit plants into the salon. Sourcing plants that have air-cleaning properties as well as beautiful to look at. I do love a plant!

Colour Station

An integral part of any salon is the colour station. Fully stocked with state of the art colour, tools and paper, not foil. This station has everything I need to create the best colour you’ve ever had. Be sure to check out the colour range next time you’re in.


I’m Aurora the resident husky at Zxaar Hair, and I’ve been with the salon for 2 years now. I have to be honest I am a little shy at first, but as my Mum always says it’s quickly replaced with curiosity. I love nothing more than getting to know you, so don’t take it the wrong way when I go through your bag or sniff your shoes. Belly rubs are a must and you’re welcome to share any treats you have with me.


I’m the newest addition to the pack with bags of energy and personality. Most would describe me as naughty but I’m just a little cheeky! Unlike my sister I’m over friendly and love cuddles and kisses, I’ll also share whatever food you’ve got.

What My Gorgeous Clients Think!

“Absolutely amazing hair extensions! I’ve worn hair extensions for ten years now and Steph’s is the best hair I’ve ever had, I’ve not lost a single bond after 5 months and no matting.

Hairdressers I use for colour and blow-dries comment on how amazing, natural and small they are. This lady has a talent and her hair is a cut above the rest. A beautiful salon, with a lovely lady who is so welcoming and kind.”

Emma Caren Wilson

“Nothing makes me happier and more excited than when I visit Steph for my hair extensions. Not only is she a truly fantastic hairdresser, she is also incredibly easy to get on with.  She always gives honest and practical advice but never in a “pushy” way.  If that wasn’t enough, Zxaar hair salon is something of a magical woodland fantasy!  Steph offers a truly unique experience to her clients and I trust her completely with my tresses!

I have visited a number of salons for extensions and I have to say Zxaar hair salon is by far the best, not only for the quality of hair used, but for the application, the after care, styling and colour. Zxaar hair salon really does provide the complete package.”

Kerrie Wallace

“Steph has such a passion and dedication for her work that you can’t help but get excited about each appointment. She has a genuine interest in your needs and knows what will work so you look the belle of the ball. Steph has been getting creative with my hair for the last 8 years, but I have been having extensions for some 20 years now and she is by far the best. I often have people comment on how stunning my hair is, and when I tell them it’s extensions they can’t believe how natural it looks. Steph is fabulous at styling my hair extensions and has also taken the time to show me how to get salon fabulous hair at home. Steph keeps abreast of new products, cutting edge technology, making sure that the products she uses are the best quality and where possible the most natural ingredients. I love getting my hair done (what woman doesn’t) and with Steph it is always a really enjoyable experience, with long girly chats and in an environment that feels like home.

She’s got me for life!”

Debi Kennedy

“I have been using Steph at Zxaar Hair for about 13 years for all my colour and styling needs. She would always ask me about trying something new but I was never brave enough, until she suggested hair extensions for colour. She helped me decide on colours that complemented my hair and style, and explained about the up-keep of the hair extensions. I have very difficult naturally frizz and knotty hair, so I was worried about the extensions damaging my hair. But Steph’s bonds are so small and so kind on your hair that it was not a problem. Nothing is too much for Steph and often contacts me in-between appointments to see how I am getting on and if I need anything. Sometimes for my birthday my husband buys a gift voucher for a posh salon in London, and every time they are so complimentary of my extensions and colour, some even ask if she would like a job! I don’t feel like any of them have a patch on Steph’s skill or professionalism.”

Paula McArdle

“I have been having Great Lengths and Gold Fever hair extensions with Steph for 4 years. She is super friendly and personable and I was so comfortable with her from the beginning. Way back then, she explained how to look after them meticulously and I have never had any problems with matting and I have never needed a break. She is passionate about hair and always does her best to make you feel amazing, giving advice and teaching you how to style your hair yourself. I have very fine hair and I wanted extensions more for volume than length and I wouldn’t be without them now. Steph is always happy to’ tweak’ things (trim/remove a few/ add spares in) in a maintenance check, which she does for free. I am always so pleased with the result and Steph balayage’s my own hair to achieve a really natural result and does the same with the extensions to customise the hair to exactly what I want. She is also an amazing colourist as well BTW. Steph did my wedding hair a few years ago and has been so helpful in getting me the hair I have always wanted. I will be continuing with her for all my hair needs!”

Jayne Hopping

“What can I say! I have been unhappy with my fine hair for years, until I discovered Steph. She made my dream of long thick flowing locks a reality. I didn’t want those chunky metal rings on my hair that most other hairdressers do these days, so when I had my consultation with Steph and she recommended a bonded type especially kind to fine hair I went for it. I haven’t looked back since.  I can even wear my hair up in a ponytail and you can’t see them.  They are amazing and expertly applied.  They last ages and you even get a brush and aftercare products you can use on them.  Steph is amazing, I can’t praise her enough, she’s is very professional and very knowledgeable. I’m so lucky I found her.”

Sharon Knight

“When it comes to hair, many of us desire a full and long mane that reaches down our backs. Being in the public eye I wanted to look & feel great without worrying about daily application of clip-in hair extensions, which was no longer suitable for my needs. I have made few appointments with various hair extension experts but it wasn’t until I met Steph who gave me the courage & confidence to have them applied and I couldn’t have been happier. The whole process from initial consultation to application and after care has been like no other.
Steph has been amazing, she takes pride in what she does and she is clearly a perfectionist. Each piece is applied carefully to insure the end result is perfect. Not only is she an amazing hair extension expert, she also has years of salon experience which shows in her skills when it comes to colouring & cutting. I couldn’t recommend Steph enough, she is super friendly and her priority is to insure everyone who comes to her leaves her salon happy. I wish I had found her earlier, as my hair extensions make me feel beautiful everyday.”

Kate Baker

“Stephanie at Zxaar Hair never fails to disappoint. Whether I want something subtle or totally out there, she has nailed it. I wanted to be a unicorn – Steph gave me rainbow hair. I wanted to have thicker longer hair – Steph got me there. I have never had any problems with colour and cuts or extensions and I can’t recommend her enough”

Jocelyn Williams

“I have been using Stephanie at Zxaar Hair for a decade and started having extensions over 5 years ago to achieve a fuller look. My hair is naturally thinner than I would like so Stephanie suggested I try extensions and I have never looked back since. I know that she always uses quality products – she is using Gold Fever extensions on me, and they always give me a luscious, fuller finish. Stephanie always takes her time and I have never once felt as though she is rushing. This coupled with her skill and workmanship means that every bond is perfect, and I do not get less than 6 months use from the extensions. In the interim between extension renewals, I visit Stephanie about every 8 weeks for a trim and colour treatment and she always checks the bonds and ensures I get maximum quality use from them. I cannot recommend Stephanie enough – her knowledge and skill means I always have total trust in her achieving the finish I hope for.”

Hayley Welton

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