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Charity Trip to Africa with The CoCos Foundation

In August and October 2018 five members of the Grove Experience team will be traveling to South Africa on a two week charity trip. We will help build two houses for orphaned children with HIV .


The Build4TheFuture programme is designed to help young people (both in the UK and internationally) to understand the world around them.

To understand “anything is possible.”


Build4TheFuture provides homes and shelter for child-headed families in the KwaZulu-Natal region of South Africa.

What do we mean by a child-headed family? Families where orphans are living on their own and without the love, guidance and support of parents.

In this region there are about 9,000 orphans. Many of their parents have died from AIDS or related illnesses, and the children live in groups for safety. It is not unusual for 20 children to be living in one house.


We have Five team members joining the charity for trips in 2018.

In august 2018 Emma Hobden & Evie Chapman will be traveling with a larger group to help build a house for a group of children.


In October 2018 three others will travel out. Celina Zomer, Kiki Cavie (with husband Tony) and Gary Young, will be joining a trip to build;ld another house in the same region of KwaZulu-Natal  South Africa.


Over the next 18 months we will be completing a number of events to help raise the money needed to travel out and build the houses. £2,300 each thats a massive £11,500 we need to get before we travel out.

Anything you can do to help, anything you could offer us to raffle or sell or just plain old cash sponsor to our Just giving page would be amazing and very much appreciated.

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Africa 2018


Published Date: 28th March 2017
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And the Winner of £600 of Hair Extensions at the Grove Experience is ………

Winner of £600 worth of Extensions from The Grove Experience Hair-salon in Eastbourne is……………


Becca Medhurst… Congratulations !!


Becca was the lucky winner of the recent competition run by the Grove Experience in the Sussex edition of the ETC magazine. Mecca was picked at random by the editor of the magazine from the hundreds of enters to the competition.



Becca visited the Grove Experience Hair salon in Grove Road in Eastbourne in November 2015 and was looked after by Anete Abele one of the Extensionist working at the salon. Anete worked with Balmain  Double hair with Mirroring fill-ins to complete the look. After colour matching Becca’s hair and giving with a deep cleanse and a pre haircut to get ready for the extension service Anete started to attach the Double hair strips using Micro rings, Once she had created a length and an outline shape she used single Balmain Micro loop Extensions to create a blend.


Anete then cut the extensions to the desired length and shape and finished the look with some Paul Mitchell Neuro curl tongs. Becca also received a Balmain after care kit to take home and use to look after her new extensions.



We would like to congratulate Becca on winning the ETC magazine prize and thank Anete for the great transformation she achieved on Becca. What a fantastic result.

The Grove Experience Offer a full Balmain Hair Extension Service in the salon in Grove Road in Eastbourne.



Published Date: 18th December 2015
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New Voluntary Salon open at St Wilfrid’s Hospice.

The Team at the Grove Experience have great pleasure in announcing there partnership with St Wilfrid’s hospice in Eastbourne.


The Hospice has just opened a brand new Hair & Nail Salon at the new site in Eastbourne.

A number of the team from The Grove Experience are going to be working in the new salon on a volunteer basis, Each doing a couple of hours a week, giving much needed pampering to patents family and volunteers from the hospice.



IMG_0717Paul Mitchell The Product company which is well know for its philanthropic work around the world has supplied products to get the salon up and running. Paul Mitchell is celebrating its 35th birthday this year The Team at the Grove Experience has been working with the Paul Mitchell brand since the salon opened, Co Owners Gary & Giovanna have been working with Paul Mitchell for 25years.


Giovanna Said ” We are delighted to be working with the local hospice, It has been one of our chosen charities for the last couple of years and to be able to get hands on with our support has been very rewarding. With have a great relationship with the team at Paul Mitchell and when we approached them to help supply the salon they agreed straight way. That is one of the reasons we have enjoyed  working with them for so long”.



To find out more about the Hospice, to donate some money to help with the running of the hospice please visit there website :http://www.stwhospice.org



Published Date: 10th March 2015
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The Girls are alright.

October can only mean one thing; it’s time to Style with a Cause for Breast Cancer
Here at the Grove Experience Hair Salon In Grove Road in Eastbourne and at Paul Mitchell we are getting involved.

Paul Mitchell® is proud to support the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s efforts to save lives through early detection. The Girls Are Alright collection features limited edition products showcasing powerful statements to help spread the word about the importance of self breast exams.

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In the salon we have the limited edition products for sale, we also have a business card raffle to win a large Paul Mitchell hamper, you will also be able to purchase the pink ribbon foundation wrist bands and badges for a £1 donation.





We have a number of events and special days to raise money this month. help us by getting involved.









Published Date: 15th October 2013
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Animal Testing. Never Have – Never Will !

Testing on Animals

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As far as we are aware none of the products we sell or use in the salons are tested on animals. We are proud to have been associated with Paul Mitchell since its launch in to the UK 25 years ago. Paul Mitchell has never and will never test on animals. All products are tested on humans, even their pet products.

We believe that only bunnies should be fluffy, not the issue of animal testing. As such, Paul Mitchell® CEO and Co-Founder John Paul DeJoria has pledged that Paul Mitchell® will not be sold in China until they change their laws on animal testing.

A statement from John Paul read; “Since Paul Mitchell® was founded in 1980, we have been cruelty-free. We do not conduct or condone animal testing on our products, and we will not attempt to market our products in China until alternatives to animal testing methods have been accepted by government.”
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animal testing

We can confirm that all our products are vegan, with the exceptions listed below.

We have listed the ingredient that is the issue.

  • Paul Mitchell® (black & white brand)
  • LAB® ESP® – natural beeswax


  • Awapuhi Wild Ginger Collection (Black bottles)
  • Moisturizing Lather Shampoo® – Keratin
  • Keratin Cream Rinse® – Keratin
  • Keratin Intensive Treatment® – Keratin


  • Paul Mitchell Professional Hair Color
  • Paul Micthell® the color– beeswax

Derived from New Zealand sheep’s wool, KeraTriplex® is virtually identical to the protein found in human hair. Raised on green pastures without chemicals or antibiotics, our sheep are never harmed during the shearing process. The fleece is specially treated to maintain its reparative benefits, creating the most potent blend of keratin proteins in hair care today.


We are very proud for our Ethics policy at The Grove Experience, Looking after our guests hair without harming the planet that we live on.

The Grove Experience

64 Grove Road
Little Chelsea
Eastbourne, East Sussex BN21 4UH
01323411852,  www.groveexperience.co.uk


Published Date: 6th August 2013
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Intense Electric colour for the Edinburgh marathon

These two guys are running the Edinburgh marathon this Sunday.

Intensifier whole head

Intensifier whole head

Oliver is running for Macmillan and Paul for Herstmonceux sports Pavilion they popped in to get some Intense colour for there event.

Paul Mitchell hair colour

Paul Mitchell hair colour


Paul wanted to be light blue all over and Oliver wanted to be Macmillan Green for the charity that he is supporting.




If you get to watch the event you should be able to spot them coming as the colour were electric.

Wishing them the best of luck on the run.


Published Date: 25th May 2013
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Chestnut Tree house midnight charity Walk

Five of the team from the Grove Experience hair dressers in Grove Road in Eastbourne completed the Ten mile Midnight walk along Eastbourne seafront in aid of the Chestnut Tree House childrens hospice.

Grovegirls midnight walk

  Grovegirls midnight walk


Chestnut tree houseThe Ladies completed the ten mile walk in a great time and have so far raised over £450 for the charity.

A night to remember

thank_you  Thank you to all who pledged money for the team it is a great event for a great Charity.

charity walk team

charity walk team

Giovanna, Kiki, Lucy, Larissa and Jess all had a great time completing the walk and are looking to get the whole team from the Grove Experience to do the walk in 2014.









Published Date: 21st May 2013
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