About Us


Family run hair, beauty and training academy established in 1981 with first and second generation partners.

Multi award winning salon and training academy – including business, industry and training awards obtained over the past two decades.

Centre of Excellence offering bespoke training courses leading to internationally recognised qualifications in beauty and holistic therapies and more recently hairdressing at levels 2 and 3. Added to which all training is provided in a real working environment.

Housed in beautiful Tudor inspired detached Victorian property set in its own grounds adjacent to Peterborough Cathedral.

The services on offer are backed up with experience, commitment and integrity – Chris Parsons who heads the hair salon has over 40 years commercial expertise.
Tina Parsons, Principal of the training academy is an award winning lecturer and author of a host of academic beauty and holistic books.
Alexa Hillier following in the path of her parents has acquired the business acumen, the treatment knowledge and training skills to take both the salon and the training academy to the next level.

The business started as a seed of an idea which when planted in its current location grew into the Burghley Tree with its roots signifying its owners, the trunk and tree representing Burghley’s past and present staff. Our students become the fruit which in turn seed themselves each year as successful businesses as a direct result of completing our training courses. The flowers are reminiscent of the services we provide which offer the very best that nature, science and art can offer.