Experience, Diversity, Passion

Simon Webster

30 Years Session & Salon

Experience

From ‘Saturday Boy’ to international session-stylist…

I got a Saturday job in a salon at 15 and fell in love with hairdressing. I loved the idea of doing something creative that also made people feel better about themselves and by the time I left school I’d realised it was all I wanted to do.

Simon’s career in hairdressing began at David Foulser’s, Hove. He became one of the original L’Oreal ID Artists, styling across the world for the brand and developed his skills over years of working on fashion and editorial work before opening his own salons.

Now he has come full-circle and returned to his roots, founding Simon Webster Hair in Brighton.

We opened SWH where I spent my youth; in the North Laine rabbit warren of streets that houses Brighton’s most bohemian, vibrant and eclectic stores and cafes – it’s all about independents, musos and creatives which perfectly reflects the ethos behind the SWH brand.

Simon splits his time between working in-salon at SWH, session-styling and mentoring developing talent.

He is a UK Guest Artist for KMS and Shu Uemura, a member of The Fellowship For British Hairdressing and freelance educator.

An alumni of Brighton MET, he was presented an honorary award in recognition for his work with the students. He brings a wealth of experience, skill and insight to his work, both in-salon and outside of it.

From Runway to Salon to Studio

Diversity

Simon works backstage at Paris, Milan, London & New York Fashion Weeks. He styles for leading magazine publications, editorials, musicians and fashion retailers. He works alongside artists across diverse creative fields.

Photographers

Nadia Lee – Sølve Sundsbø – David Levine – Kevin Mason – Kenny McKracken – Olly Hearsey – Matt Henry – Mel Bless – Peru – Nathan Attenborough – Luke Woodford – Chiko – John Farrar – Sam Hiscox – Tomo Kembery – Davide Sonetti – Daniel Jaens – Stephen Perry – Yvan Fabing – Rankin

Designers

Christopher Raeburn – Basso & Brookes – Fendi – Stella McCartney – Adidas –  Rick Owens – Jasper Conran – John Rocha – Preen – Fashion East – Jenny Packham – TopShop Unique – Gharam Strok – Belstaff – Julian McDonald – Giles – Betty Jackson – Ziad Ghanem – Maison Margiella with John Galliano – Hunter – Erdem – Hood By Air – DSquared2 – Jean Charles De Castlebajac – Rejina Pyo – Marques Almeida – Antonio Berardi – Joseph – Liam Hodges – Todds – Marco Di Vincenzo – Costume National – Gabriele Colangelo – Etro – Thomas Tait – Amanda Wakeley – Nasir Mazhar – Hackett – Temperley – Betty Jackson – Richard Nicoll – Whistles – Eun Jeong – Eley Kishimoto – Jill Sander – Marios Schwab – Clements Ribeiro – Jens Laugesen .- Mary Katrantzou – Todd Lynn – Manish Arora – Vivienne Westwood – Ann-Sofie Back – Aquascutum – Elspeth Gibson – Gucci – Fashion Fringe – Moncler Gamme Rouge – Mugler – Veronique Branquinho – Issey Miyake – Simone Rocha – Balenciaga – Hermes – ISSA – Nim Gadhia – Post Human Wardrobe – Joanne Fleming – Sarah E Buchanan – Gresham Blake – Dolce & Gabbana

Commercial Campaigns
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Commercial Campaigns

Artistic Collaborations
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Artistic Collaborations

Promo & Publications
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Promo & Publications

Brands

Lancôme – Ballantyne – Poppy Lux – Sugarhill Boutique -Amazon – Bumble&bumble – KMS Hair – Truefitt & Hill – L’Oreal – House of Hoye – Ophelia Fancy – She Said – Zola Amour

Publications

Tatler – Men’s Health – Vogue – A-Magazine – Garage – Guardian Weekend – Carbon Copy – Client Magazine – Jocks & Nerds – Pretty Litter – Boon – Absolute – Slink – Hunger Online – Vice – Harper’s Bazaar – Sussex Style – InStyle – Beautiful Savage – Spindle Magazine – Pride – Uncut – Love Magazine – The Independent

Musicians, Artists & Celebrities

Adele – Fatboy Slim – Rosie Huntington Whitely – Deidre O’Kane – Neneh Cherry – Tony Pitts – Dexy’s – Kevin Rowland – Nadja Auermann – Sali Hughes – Nick Cave – Zoe Ball – Peaches Geldof – Damon Hill – Jourdan Dunn – Jools Holland – Eva Birthistle – Rebecca Ferguson – Alice Russell – Dan & Dean Caten – Krafty Kuts – Zoella – Charlie Thompson – Iyes – MC Dynamite – Della Lupa – Swing Ninjas – Kendal Jenner

Passion

Simon’s true passion is styling his clients in-salon.

He brings his experiences in session into the salon to inspire, inform and innovate. His salon work embraces all areas of styling, cutting and colouring, including the cutting and styling of wigs. His styling for alopecia sufferers and cancer patients are personally significant.

Simon supports their journey from initial consultation, wig selection, creating a personal look and follow-up styling as their hair returns.

Specialisms

  • Afro, curls & waves
  • Razorcuts & clipperwork
  • Wig & alopecia
  • Subculture & vintage styling
  • Avant Garde

Industry Testimonials

  • Education and collaboration are key tenets of this team's shared success.  All staff share their knowledge and as a result, staff are empowered at every level in what has become a very natural process. Another boost for Brighton's organic credentials.

    Amanda Nottage Editor, Creative HEAD
  • One of the reasons Salon Business has the “Ultimate” accolade is for salons such as Simon Webster Hair. Both the magazine team and competition judges were very impressed with the work that is emanating from this “one-to-watch” salon.

    Joanne Charlton Editor, Salon Business
  • Delighted to have been in a position to introduce Simon Webster at one of our recent Fellowship ‘up close and personal’ events. He’s a true visionary – his session skills brought a breath of fresh air to our overall presentation. His commitment, passion and creativity shine through. Simon has great stage presence and he really is an asset to the Fellowship and hairdressing industry.

    Errol Douglas, MBE
  • The Fellowship for British Hairdressing are delighted to have Simon Webster Hair in our portfolio of members. He’s played an active role, with both himself and his team taking part in our new members’ evenings, masterclass and mentoring events, plus they proved a very fresh and exciting addition to the Fellowships’ stage at Salon 2017.

    Ann Herman Director, Fellowship for British Hairdressing

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