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Two weeks ago Team Envy took part in creating a high-end and successful fashion show in correspondence with The Lady Taverners autumn lunch.


The annual lunch this year took place at Le Bistro Pierre located in Plymouth’s prestigious Royal William Yard.  The purpose of the event is to raise money for a charity that supports disabled and disadvantaged children.


Team Envy showed off their creative talents by creating catwalk worthy hair and make-up for 8 individual models.  The team consisted of Pao Panawam Ham, Tracie Gunningham, Sarah Chapman, Kerra Day, Georgina Nail and Lynda Penny.


ID Fashion, a local clothing brand, stepped in and arranged the fashion show last minute for the Lady Taverners lunch due to guest speaker Katie Hopkins cancelling last minute. 

ID fashion, based in the Royal William Yard and Totnes, showed off their latest one-off clothing collections. Owner Deni donated a simple ‘LBD’ to auction at the event, which alone raised £120 for the children’s charity.


A successful fundraising afternoon was made extra special as Judy Spiers announced her new role of president for the South West Lady Taverners, with the help of Gus Honeybun.  


Team Envy did a fabulous job, and enjoyed helping a charitable event in hope to give children a sporting chance.  Please check out our hair and make-up look book below.

Anyone who fancies joining the Lady Taverner's Devon and Cornwall should contact Shelley Coleman

Photo credits to Emma Barrow Photography.




The Lady Taverner’s summer ball went off with a blast last week, with a ‘Plymouth’s Got Talent’ theme. The annual ball held this year at the Holiday Inn raised money for young disabled and disadvantaged children ‘to give them a sporting chance in life’, the total raised on this evening was £14K.

Envy’s Directors, Tracie and Ian Gunningham were part of the judging panel for the evening where they played the roles of Alesha Dixon and Simon Cowell. With moral support from all 4 salon managers, and local artist Peter Blacker the evening was certainly one to remember for team Envy.

Plymouth Got Talent was the real deal, with the ballroom decorated in traditional British colours, Union jacks could be found on each table, and the judges were even equipped with ‘X’ buzzers for the show.

Talent poured in from across the city for the evening, with a wide variety of acts to put on the show. The talent consisted of a tap dance from Marie Hewitt, singing and dancing from Wolferstans solitors and Mark Holt and a solo trumpet player from Astra Recruitment.

The talent show was followed by an evening of dancing the night away to Hot Candy (a local band).

A fun and successful evening was had by all members of Envy who attended. Check out our photos from the evening below. 








Envy is always keen to be involved with the local community.

Tracie Gunningham owner of Envy was very excited about the invitation to support the community of Plympton St Maurice with their latest venture in trying to bring 'life' back to the historic Guildhall with the idea of a Pop Up Picture House. 

Tracie was approached by local resident, Jonney Steven about the idea of being the box office for the Pop Up Picture House seen as the salon is opposite the Guildhall. 

Jonney explained that the idea is to support the not-for-profit group, Friends of the Guildhall (FROGs), who are campaigning to stop Plymouth Council selling off the hall and to try to get the local community using it more.

They are going to be putting on monthly film screenings of recent and classic films, probably on the first Friday of each month starting in June  

Jonney said "Hopefully it'll be a fun thing for people living within walking distance, to see a film and have a couple of drinks in an informal and friendly atmosphere". 

Tickets are now on sale from Envy PSM Tues-Sat price £4. Call 344885 for more details. 


Envy’s management team wined and dined this May, at the Lady Taverners lunch.

 The management team, which consists of managers from all 3 of Envys Salons, were rewarded for their hard work at the Boringdon Park Golf Club.

 Team Envy enjoyed the lunch whilst supporting the Lady Taverner's charity. From the raffle alone £800 was raised and a grand total of around £3000, from the whole event.

 Steve, Envy’s Royal William Yard manager will be taken on a Golf day for his ongoing hard work.


Check out the images below of the Envy Girls and the Lady Taverner's at Boringdon Park. 

Shelley Coleman, Chair lady @Lady Taverners, Rosie Bowden, Sarah Bowden and Tracie Gunningham. 

Shelley Coleman, Chair lady @Lady Taverners, Rosie Bowden, Sarah Bowden and Tracie Gunningham. 

Lynda Penny, Envy Area Manager, Sarah Chapman  Assistant Manger @ BWY , Georgina Nail  Assistant Manager @  PSM , Lauren Crossley Supervisor @RWY. 

Lynda Penny, Envy Area Manager, Sarah Chapman Assistant Manger @BWY , Georgina Nail Assistant Manager @ PSM , Lauren Crossley Supervisor @RWY. 

Sara Soper from Admin Angel, Tracie Gunningham owner of Envy. 

Sara Soper from Admin Angel, Tracie Gunningham owner of Envy. 

Envy styles Lady Taverner’s

Envy have once again taken part in a charity event this month.

Owner Tracie, a member of the Lady Taverner’s gathered the BWY Envy team to raise money for the charity. 

The talented team of stylists were given the task of creating beautiful hairstyles for each member of the Lady Taverner’s in a local fashion show. 

The fashion show turned out to be a great success raising a staggering £2,235. 

Tracie and her Envy team were honoured to be a small part of it. 


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Envy supports local Plymouth charities

February 20th 2015

Envy have been stepping up their game in the charity fundraising world this year.

During the chilly February month, Envy partnered up with Nuffield Health to support Plymouth’s  local charities- Jeremiahs Journey, Kibera in Need and Shekinah- to help raise money for each cause.

The talented Envy stylists visited Nuffield Health, carrying their bags of equipment ready hard to work and raise money all for chairty. 

To raise some big cash, owner Tracie Gunningham devised a tempting strategy to gain the public interest- quality services at cheap prices. 

The Envy team offered:

  • £10 cut & blow dry’s  
  • £5 gents cuts 
  • £10 shellac nails

At these prices, who could say no- especially after a hard workout at the gym! 

In total with just one day of events, the Envy team alone raised an amazing £100 for each individual charity.

This is an amazing achievement for the team, who plan to take part in many more charity events throughout the year.