Psychic hairdresser is transforming lives
The salon that takes care of your looks as well as your spiritual side
AS A teenager Yvette Tamara used to see and hear things other people could not.
She soon came to believe she had inherited psychic and clairvoyance talents from her father and grandmother, who were both successful spiritualists.
Her most publicised achievement was predicting the winning lottery numbers for her next door neighbour, then of Queen Street, Ashford, who won £224,000 in 1995.
The mother-of-two from Maidstone has appeared on the Big Breakfast and Kilroy, and has toured the country as a clairvoyant. She entertained around 1,000 guests at the Theatre Royal and Opera House in Wakefield just this month.
In 1985, she set up the British Association of Professional Clairvoyants.
“I saw lots of people being ripped off and unethical practices. We have to give to help people, not to hinder and frighten them.”
Yvette has also been contacted by families of murder victims who used her to help police with their inquiries.
“I have done trance mediumship where a spirit takes over your voice box and talks through you,” she said.
“Sometimes you don’t get someone through that you would like and I find that quite sad.
“I would like to get more involved with solving murders and missing persons.”
But her fascinating life is not without sadness.
“I had a personal tragedy and lost five members of my family within a year, then I went through a divorce so I took some time out,” she said.
Now she has regained her energy and is onto her next project.
Yvette, who turns 50 next year, has recently opened a small hair and beauty salon in Ashford called A Cut Above the Rest, tucked away in an old Tudor building by the church.
Here Yvette offers readings to customers while they wait for their dyes to set in or their nails to dry.
“I have loads and loads of women who have come for readings who are trying to put their lives back together, where their husbands have gone off with a younger woman, or they have been through a divorce,” she said.
“I want to make sure they can move forward in their lives. I found this place and I thought it was perfect, it has a girlie bedroom feel to it and a privacy about it, not a clinical feel like most hairdressers.”
Yvette claims anyone can become psychic, but that women are more in tune with their sixth sense than men.
It’s all about believing…
Psychic Yvette Tamara who has opened a hairdressers called a Cut Above The Rest, and gives readings for her customers