ender Neutral Pricing on Styling & Colouring. At Simon Webster Hair we offer gender-free pricing on all our services. We aim to promote and support freedom of choice, freedom of expression and freedom of identity for all.
nspired by the simple androgyny, rawness and beauty of shape and styling irrespective of gender our XY shoot reflects the salon’s progressive and inclusive ethos.
Our SWH Fellowship Masterclass, presenting techniques to other hair salons, demonstrated the same haircut on two models, one male and one female. By manipulating the hair with different techniques we created contrasting looks from the same cut.
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. — Errol Douglas MBE
How is SWH different?
We (Simon and Sophie) founded Simon Webster Hair in 2012 when we met as hairdresser and client.
Within eight months we’d married and opened SWH salon. Traditional salon environments of procedures could be frustrating from both sides of the chair. So when we made the step towards opening our own salon, our key motivator was to provide an alternative.
The SWH ethos was to build an empowering environment to work and visit; our employment terms and opportunities, our work within fashion and music alongside what we do in-salon, the diversity of our stylists and our client-centric approach. The ultimate experience to combine the welcome of an old-school salon and the professionalism of a high-end brand.
What is Gender-Free Styling?
We offer a complete range of colour, cutting and styling services based on the time taken to fulfil the service, rather than the gender of the client.
As hairdressing has become more creative and inclusive, the labels of ‘male’ or ‘female’ cuts no longer apply. Styling is more universal. The idea of pricing according to gender is outdated and irrelevant.
Simon Webster Hair celebrates diversity, individuality and inclusivity. As a modern business, there are no barriers or labels in any of our services.
Our comprehensive range of services reflect the whole spectrum of our local community, enabling all walks of life to access our services and experience what the culture of a C21, forward-thinking salon is about.
What should I book?
Our Front of House Team can advise what cutting service to book if you’re not sure.
Cropped styles often take only 45 minutes. That increases to 60 minutes for longer looks and 90 minutes for hair that is particularly thick, long or more complex styles. If you are thinking of changing the style rather than maintaining what you already have, 90 minutes may be suggested. A 90 minute LUXE package is also available if you’d like to enjoy extra in-salon treatments and aftercare as part of a package service.
If it’s your first cut with us, we recommend booking a minimum 60 minutes. If it takes less, we’ll reduce the charge and time needed for future bookings at reception. Simple!
Gender Neutral is not a trend. It’s an initiative to provide a more bespoke service and equality of pricing for all. And a movement towards a more inclusive and progressive approach universally.
- 30mins – clipper cuts; back and sides only
- 45mins – cropped or very short styles
- 60mins – most styles, jaw-length or longer
- 90mins – restyles or particularly long, thick or curly hair