Style, Music, Fashion

The Salon

A fresh approach…

Our Salon

Proud winners of Salon Business Awards’ Ultimate Salon 2017, Simon Webster Hair was founded in 2012 by Simon and Sophie Webster.

SWH reflects the uniqueness of Brighton with a high-class finish; elegant and eclectic with a fashion-forward reputation.

Simon is a KMS UK Ambassador and an established name in the hairdressing industry. SWH Team’s achievements have been recognised by leading industry ambassadors:

  • The Fellowship For British Hairdressing (Individual Salon of the Year)
  • Creative Head’s Most Wanted (Salon Team of the Year Grand Finalist)
  • British Hairdressing Business Awards (Salon Team of the Year and Salon of the Year Grand Finalists)

We offer bespoke hair services, welcoming interiors and exceptional client care. Our gender-neutral pricing policy, client-centric outlook and progressive approach to business are at the very centre of our ethos.

As well as our work in-salon, SWH Team specialise in session-styling for runway and photographic shoots in the fashion and music industries.

Our stylists work at London, Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks. SWH Team also comprises of L’Oreal ID Artists and boasts a range of awards including Mizani Afro Look and L’Oreal Colour Trophy.

Our work features in an abundance of international fashion magazines and they regularly appear onstage at industry events.

Expertise

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

Our specialisms encompass innovative and classic techniques, bespoke colour services, contemporary and vintage styling, razor cutting 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.

With a reputation for excellent personalised service, quality styling and technical creativity, we believe we have found the perfect way to complement high-end expertise with the familiarity and warmth of a local high-street salon.

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

Accreditations

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

KMS (California)

The editorial-inspired product range is a perfect match for the Simon Webster Hair ethos; style – music – fashion.
Simon Webster is KMS UK Brand Ambassador. SWH is one of an exclusive gathering of salons retailing and using the complete range: start, style and finish.

Shu Uemura (Tokyo)

SWH is one of few select UK salons for this specialist range, renowned for simply beautiful, luxurious hair.

Layrite (LA)

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

Goldwell (London – Frankfurt)

Professional colour and bespoke colour-mixes for exceptional results. For pre- and post-colour care, we offer complimentary colour-lock treatments with all colour services, as well as offering the ground-breaking Pure Pigments colour using Fujifilm technologies.

Our Location

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

It is famed for its bohemian art and vintage traders, music stores and independent boutiques. Find us at 16 Gardner Street, Brighton, BN1 1UP.

Although large and airy, Simon Webster Hair is immediately welcoming and personal. The salon interior is rockabilly blue with black-flocked walls adorned with original artworks. Plush leather furniture is offset with industrial styling stations and ornate silver-gilt mirrors. An interactive Sonos music system allows clients to set the mood of their visit.

On the ground floor sits our reception and retail area, a library of inspiration for clients to browse and three main cutting stations. The black staircase leads you to the first floor with four more stations and two backwash areas. The top floor is home to our private styling room boasting two independent backwashes and workstations. It is ideal for weddings, groups and bespoke services such as wig-cutting.

Our Hours

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

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Deposits are payable for most appointments.