One of Ely’s most established hair salons Snipetts of 40 years is changing ownership. Elspeth Sculthorpe who was co-owner and went onto own Snipetts is handing over ownership to Jenna Bradley. Elspeth enjoyed many years at the rein of Snipetts but is now going to be enjoying the extra time with her family. Elspeth had many successful years running the business and carrying on the great Snipetts name which was started some 40 years ago by Valerie Pope and Glynis Houghton. Elspeth thanks her loyal and returning customers for the years of custom and her hard working and dedicated staff. In keeping with the great tradition of strong independent businesswomen Jenna Bradley is now the owner of Snipetts from 1st October 2023. Jenna started her time at Snipetts in 2005 as a trainee apprentice and went onto become a qualified senior stylist and then also took on the roll of manager. Jenna is excited for this next era of Snipetts as owner and embracing making her own mark on the business. Jenna has a loyal and longstanding client list whose company and customs she really values. Jenna said when she was offered the ownership it just felt like the next natural step in her career. Jenna said ‘I am looking forward to this next chapter, I have a loyal and dedicated team of stylist and apprentices who I value highly. We all take great pride in our work. The future is bright, and I can’t wait to carry on the great Snipetts name’.

L'oreal Colour trophy 2019


A fantastic year for Snipetts reaching the London grand final for not only womens image category but also mens! 

Rosie and Eleanor came first place in our region for their entry with model George, and Vicki and Lucys entry was placed in the top six in the region, taking model Jessie to the grand final aswell! 

We are so proud of the team and all the efforts involved, as we last reached the grand final in the early days of  Snipett's, around 30 years ago. 

Make up artist: Ali Fullerton

Photogrpaher: Elouise Nurse





L'oreal Colour trophy entry 2017 By Rosie (colour)& Lucy (style & finish)

The team were delighted to support Rosie and Lucy at the annual L'oreal colour trophy award competitiion. They got through to the regional finals where L'oreal pick 35 salons to go through and placed a brilliant 14th out of 35.


Make up by Sophie Holme makeup

Photo by Sam Prigg at Eclipse photography

Model Ali Fullarton 


Apprentice of the Year Award 2016

Eleanor Johnson

We had a lovely evening at the apprentice of the year award ceremony! Snipetts are very proud of Eleanor's latest achievements. Well done Eleanor!



Ely News 20/06/13

As featured in the Ely News 20/06/13

One of Elys most established hair salons is changing hands. Valerie Pope and Glynis Houghton founded Snipetts hairdressers in the city 30 years ago. They are now handing over control of the salon to partner Elspeth Sculthorpe, who has helped Valerie with the daily running of the business for a number of years. Valerie said "With our training programme, apprenticeships and our choice of advanced products, we've always tried to keep Snipetts on the leading edge while celebrating the fact that we are a local business, run by Ely people for Ely people. Handing over the reins to Elspeth is something that is part of that process o continue flourishing as we have. While I am looking forward to a quieter role, I'm excited about the future" "I would like to thank all of my customers and staff for their loyalty over the years" Elspeth said "Snipetts is part of the fabric of the city. Valerie and Glynis have built up an excellent client base over the years by providing our customers with the best possible service. With my passion and love for all aspects of hairdressing I am fully committed to keeping those levels of service at an excellent standard" The salon recently celebrated getting through to the Loreal Colour Trophy regional finals held at Duxford Imperial War Museum. Elspeth has already launched a new website and facebook page for the salon since taking over.

Loreal Colour Trophy 2013 Stylist Vicki. Colourist Elspeth. Make-up artist Kate (from Julie Pryers). Model Carla Brookes and photo by Sterling pho

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