About Us

Gary has been in the hairdressing industry for over 30 years, full training was undertaken under the guidance of Terence Ashley at the tender age of 15yrs.  

From there has managed several salons until finally opening his first two separate salons in Royton.  

However after four years it made sense to concentrate the business in one place, which is now the Thornham two storey salon on Rochdale Road. 

“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank my loyal customers who have followed me throughout and also welcome new customers to come and visit my salon.” Gary – salon owner

Gary Started hairdressing training in 1983 with Terence Ashley 
1989-95 worked and managed salons in ramsbottom and manchester 
1996 opened first salon in royton under the name Gary Peters
2000 to present, opened second salon in Thornham 

My name is Nathan I started working at a salon in well known trendy salon in Chadderton 2004 desperate become a hairdresser. I started as a junior working Saturdays and after school whilst still doing a paperound to keep me active. By 17 I was already running my own column of clients. By 18 I had finished my level 2 in hairdressing and was now qualified. I decided to start my level 3 which back then was a higher qualification in hairdressing. 

By 21 I had qualified level 3 and was asked by Micheal John training academy in Manchester (the college where I trained) to teach there one day a week, I took up their offer and taught students from all walks of life to become hairdressers. I taught for two years but decided this was too much alongside my salon duties. By 24 I had decided I wanted to open my own business so left the salon I had always known to pursue my dreams of becoming a business owner. 2015 I successfully opened a very busy and well known salon in wilmslow. After 4 years of doing this and travelling to and from wilmslow I realised I would rather stick close to my roots and sold my business to my business partner and moved on to Gary Peters (much closer to home) since that I have carried on growing my knowledge and business here at Gary Peters where I am very happy and at home 😊 I thoroughly enjoy balayage colours and fashion colours. But my true passion is a good old chin wag with down to earth clients. 

Anthony Joined us in 2005 as a Saturday boy 😀
2007 started an apprenticeship with us and qualified in levels 1-3.
Over the years has attended multiple training courses…. 
barber training, bob and pixie coarse with black house education.
Master class in balayage & hybrid colour master coarse with KF  Hair education.
Master class in colour melt , with LK Hair education.
All matrix advanced colour training.
Predominantly our colour specialist and entertainer.
Apprenticeship started at Vidal Sassoon in Manchester where training to level three was completed.
Element spent five years working in Chadderton before joining Gary Peters in 2015.
Ellen has also completed several different brands of colour courses and session styling courses.
All matrix colour courses and colour correction courses have also been accredited.
Ellen is famous for her curly blow-dry’s and endless conversation 😉 

These are a few shots from a park local to the salon.

From left, Anthony, Ellen, Gary, Nathan and Gemma . We look forward to meeting you.


what a giggle it was too!!!!! we all just want to be in a band really

Big shout out to our top quality photographer Wing Kay Photography.