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Friday evening saw Envy RWY host another of its popular VIP Pamper Evenings. In collaboration with Jo Butler, manager of Eden collection, and in association with Bovey Castle – the evening brought together a variety of high profile companies from around Devon.

The VIP styled events started when the Royal William Yard salon opened, in 2012.  The ‘VIP pamper experience’ evenings were invented in aid of creating awareness of the yard- based salon, which now continues as a marketing based event.

The February edition was attended by a mixture of companies including, Ocean BMW, Grosvenor Casino, Kawasaki, Plymouth Chamber of commerce and St Peters Primary School.

The evening consisted of champagne, with a variety of hair and nail services on offer, such as manicures, blow-dries and massages.

It was a very successful night and Envy hope all that attended had an enjoyable and memorable experience.


Tracie Gunningham and her assistant Ellie Kittle travelled to London this week to creatively style the hair for a product shoot.

The photo-shoot for ‘Bee’s’ – a London based jewellery company consisted of a team of 12 to create their spring campaign.

Shot at the luxurious Alexander House Hotel and Spa, Tracie and Ellie created four different hairstyles throughout the 13-hour day that started at 5am.

Working closely with a very talent team, the shoot was very successful. Envy can’t wait to see the finished photographs, and share them with you all.


All credits for the photo-shoot are listed below:


Emma Barrow

Paskali Photography

Bree Ferris

Model: Risha Phukan


Art OfLiza

Marina Aria

Hair: Tracie Gunningham & Ellie Kittle –

Make-up: Lipa Makeup

Bee’s –

Location: Alexander House



Envy BWY & Envy RWY took part in their first fundraiser of the year this week… and what a success!

Each employee was challenged to bake something to help create a variety of delicious goodies for a cake sale in aid of world cancer day.

The event that was held across 2 days, raised £140 in its first day alone, the total amount is still yet to be confirmed.

Hugs from Henry being Envy’s chosen charity of 2016, means that all proceeds of the charity cake sale will go towards helping Team Hugs support children and their families who are diagnosed with childhood cancer.

Envy would like to thank all clients and local business for making their first event so successful, and for the kind donations. 


Sarah Chapman is through to the Venus Awards Devon Semi Finals


Sarah Chapman said 'I Feel very honoured to be a semi finalist in the 'Employee of the year category'.

 It means a lot to me that my hard work and commitment to Envy is recognised and appreciated. I have had to overcome some shyness issues and become more assertive in my new management role. I am now confident in my management approach and have also taken on the challenge of training and developing the apprentices. I am really enjoying this aspect of my new job description.  

Tracie Gunningham said 'she nominated Sarah for the Employee of the Year Award because she 'naturally' stepped up and showed true leadership qualities, when being faced with her immediate manager having to have an unexpected operation, resulting in her being off for 3 months and also Tracie herself suffered ill health at the beginning of the year'.  Tracie said 'I really do not know what I would've done if Sarah hadn't stepped in and up to management of the Broadway salon and for that I am eternally grateful.' Going to the public vote would've been a big challenge for Sarah 9 months ago, as she admits she hates speaking publicly.  

Sarah has produced a great video, where she speaks confidently and clearly.

'I'm so proud of how far Sarah has come and in such a short space of time' said Tracie. 

Please help Sarah win her category of EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR, she really does deserve the recognition. 


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Envy’s second opening salon located in Royal William Yard has been up and 

running, growing from strength to strength since 2012. 

Now three years on, Envy RWY has added many additional services including 

beauty & nails to their services. 

To celebrate Envy’s three years at Royal William, owner Tracie will be refitting 

her Plymstock Broadway salon to bring the salon interior designs together as 


We can wait to see the finishing product!


Birthday celebrations for team Envy took place on the 15th June, with a vintage theme to mark the business’s 15th Birthday.

22 members of the team indulged in High Tea at Wills @ One, located on the Royal William Yard for a sunny afternoon of fun filled celebrations. The afternoon consisted of a chance to chat whilst sipping prosecco in the courtyard, followed by a selection of freshly cut sandwiches, homemade scones, and mini cakes with the side lashings of jam, clotted cream and tea.

The event was to not only to celebrate another year of Envy success but to also celebrate each member of staff’s birthday for the year. Tracie Gunningham, used to give her staff individual birthday presents but due to the ever growing amount of employees, Team Envy decided to all celebrate together annually in June. 

This year’s theme was vintage inspired and each staff member dressed in vintage attire, including hair and make-up to complete the style.

Emma Barrow captured the afternoon, check out the images below. Happy Birthday Team 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. 


Click the link below to take a look:


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.