Style, Music, Fashion

The Salon

UK Ultimate Salon Winner

Our Salon

UK Ultimate Salon winner, Simon Webster Hair was founded in 2012 by Simon and Sophie.

A fresh approach…

Simon Webster Hair is an independent salon with Brighton firmly at our heart. We’re about delivering the professionalism of a high-end brand with the warm welcome and laidback elegance of a local salon.

Our in-salon services include styling and colouring, curls and waving, hair extensions and wigs with our specialists offering complimentary consultations. And our gender-free service pricing, people-focused and progressive approach are at the very centre of our ethos.

Simon is a UK Guest Artist and Ambassador for KMS and Shu Uemura, working in the hairdressing industry for over 30 years. Our stylists hold a number of national awards and nominations between them, regularly working for publications, fashion houses, brands and publications. Their work in education and fashion enables us to bring a bespoke, creative and personalised styling to our clients in-salon that has earned us recognition by leading industry ambassadors:

  • Salon Business Awards – UK Ultimate Salon WINNER
  • National Hairdressers Foundation – Best Newcomer WINNER
  • The Fellowship For British Hairdressing – Salon of the Year
  • British Hairdressing Business Awards – Salon of the Year
  • British Hairdressing Business Awards – Salon Team of the Year
  • Creative Head  – Salon Team of the Year
  • L’Oreal Professional – Colour Trophy and Afro Award WINNER

Award-Winning Expertise

SWH Team’s creative professional achievements inspire, educate and enhance our salon experience.

We specialise in curls, colour and hair extensions. And our services encompass innovative freehand and classic techniques, bespoke services, contemporary and vintage, razor cutting, perming, waving and afro.

We provide thorough in-chair education to ensure clients have an understanding of the products and techniques used in-salon to recreate their styles at home.

Our Ethos

SWH Team…

  • …build strong client-stylist relationships
  • …deliver an excellent experience visit after visit
  • …maintain a professional attitude & appearance
  • …believe in inclusivity and individuality
  • …aspire to support & motivate
  • …excel in our profession through our creativity, passion, drive and respect
  • …love our craft of hairdressing


Proud to belong to leading industry benchmark organisations:

  • The National Hairdressers’ Federation
  • The Fellowship of British Hairdressing
  • UK Good Salon Guide

Our Promise

As members of the National Hairdressers Federation and the Good Salon Guide, SWH endorses responsible colouring and styling.

For the benefit and reassurance of our clients we will…

  • Offer all clients complimentary colour, styling or product consultations
  • Never use products that we cannot endorse
  • Skin-test all new colour clients 48hrs (min) prior to any service
  • Conduct a strand test where the integrity of the hair may be affected by a service
  • Never offer colour or chemical-based services to under-16s
Simon Webster Hair - Our Ethos

The SWH ethos was informed by both our experiences in hairdressing and perspective as a client. We wanted to create a brand that dealt with the frustrations we’d both experienced and celebrated those things we loved. Our backgrounds incorporate music, art and education so our approach to business was equally creative. We strive for complete transparency, inclusivity and professionalism. Our small team has grown through personal recommendation and become an international collaborative.

Our employment options and opportunities focus on staff well-being with initiatives that encourage professional and personal development. We have successfully built a loyal and highly-skilled team. Many have been with us since the beginning.

Some have progressed to owning their own salons. Many return to us as collaborating ‘guest artists’. Most also have successful careers in session-work that we actively encourage and promote; there are no restrictions. It makes for a very diverse, talented and eclectic team of stylists and a salon clientele that feel well-informed, inspired and excited by what we do.

Simon and Sophie Webster

Our Products


The editorial-inspired product range is a perfect match for our SWH editorial roots; style – music – fashion.
Simon Webster is KMS UK Brand Ambassador and educator. Phil, Lora and Rhi are all KMS Educators and Style Ambassadors. SWH is one of an exclusive gathering of salons specialising in the complete range: start, style and finish.

Shu Uemura Art of Hair

SWH is one of few select UK salons for this specialist range, renowned for simply beautiful, luxurious hair. The best hair is healthy hair and the organic, plant-based nutrients of Shu Uemura products guarantee sheen, strength and superior styling.


Hawleywood’s pomades, putties and clays are a firm favourite of those who like old-school styling with modern styling-tech and ingredients. Retailed straight from our 50’s fridge; an icon of the SWH salon, fully-stocked & ready to rock!


At the forefront of colour technology, Goldwell offer an unrivalled colour-wheel of bespoke shades, tones and colour-mixes for exceptional results. For pre- and post-colour care, we offer complimentary colour-lock treatments with all colour services, as well as specialising in the ground-breaking products:

Pure Pigments  – luminescent colour incorporating Fujifilm technologies.

Elumen – the only direct-dye with true permanence.

Elumen Play – a revolutionary fashion colour with 100% true-to-tone fade.

Our Location

Simon Webster Hair is situated on iconic Gardner Street in the heart of Brighton’s bustling North Laine.

Simon’s childhood stomping ground, North Laine is famed for its eclectic cafes and theatres, art and vintage traders, music stores and independent boutiques. Find us at 16 Gardner Street, Brighton, BN1 1UP.

Although large and airy, SWH feels immediately welcoming and personal. The interior is rockabilly blue with warm concrete walls adorned with original imagery by SWH Art Team and a fresh metro-tiled backwash. Plush leather furniture is offset with industrial styling stations, complete with silver-gilt mirrors and air-purifying plants in macramé. Bespoke-commissioned pieces made by local designers and artists are a respectful nod to our fellow creatives. An interactive Sonos music system allows clients to set the mood of their visit.

On the bustling ground floor sit three cutting chairs alongside our reception and hair care-station. The original staircase leads you to the spacious first floor with four more chairs and two backwash areas. The top floor is home to a more intimate styling room, with two independent backwashes and chairs. It’s ideal for weddings, groups and bespoke services such as wig-cutting at no extra cost.

Our Hours

10am – 8pm Monday to Thursday
10am – 6pm Friday & Saturday
Closed Sunday

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