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.
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.
“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’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.