It is with a very heavy heart that we do the right thing for everyone and close Chopp’s doors for now.
We thank all our clients for their support and look forward to welcoming you back into the salon when the time is right.

In the meantime we wish all our friends well; stay safe and look after yourselves. We hope you can enjoy time with loved ones and embrace a temporary change of pace.

And…look after your hair!! We are going to stay in touch with lots of Chopp Top Tips for healthy hair & will do all we can to safely deliver you the products and knowhow you need to keep your hair looking and feeling good.

We’re still working out exactly how we do that, but rest assured we are going to do all we can, so stay tuned and give us a shout if you need us. We ask only that you resist from contacting staff directly to ask for treatments at home as it not only puts pressure on individuals to say no, but is also counter-productive to the tough steps we’ve taken to safeguard the health of our clients, our staff and everybody’s families.
So take care, thank you, and see you soon.

With love from Paul and Team Chopp

PS – Ignore what we said before, the bob isn’t the style of the season, the big trend right now is for long locks!


31/10/19 Primrose Mary Phillips was born making Paul and Francine the happiest parents on the planet. Both Primrose and mum are all super healthy and birth went really well thanks to the Hypno birthing classes that Paul and Francine attended. Francine said “I couldn’t have done it without Paul by my side, helping me get in the zone and use the breathing techniques that we had been practicing.

Paul and Francine would like to thank everyone for such love and kindness since the arrival of Primrose, the gifts, cards, flowers and well wishes have been overwhelming.

Paul will be back to work on the 12th of November with an iPhone full of photos to show you all. x


We don’t want your beautiful hair to damage the planet and so we’ve been trialing this great new paper product as an alternative to aluminium when colouring hair. It’s so good, you’d never know the difference…. but then we figured all you #chalkwellbleach fans might actually want to know the positive changes you’ve been part of, so big up @Papernotfoil which is made from recycled industrial waste. It uses 96% less energy that foil and is recyclable! #makethechange #papernotfoil #papernotfoiluk #haircolouring #forourplanet #zerowaste #leighonsea #chalkwell #ecofriendly #recyclable


As a salon we strive to look after everyone’s hair needs whilst maintaining good morals. We source the best products from the most professional brands. We associate ourselves with companies that like us, are always working on doing the right thing. Attached is a statement from Coty. At Chopp we stock and use Wella products and often get asked if they are vegan friendly. Have a read, as this statement has helped many vegans who were worried about what products were being used on their hair realise that they can still have their dream colour.


2017 competition season is here and Paul was asked to judge the prestigious Wella Trend Vision Awards for a second year running. Alongside other industry greats Paul and his fellow judges were asked to judge 2 completely new categories this year, Runway and Men’s. The standard was extremely high and we all look forward to seeing the winners come September ✂️


Kitty Cowell the amazing stylist and fashion blogger with a following of 12.k visited us in the salon to try out our new couture colours.

See below kitty’s brand new silver locks: