Ian Habben

Salon Director

Ian created The Point in 1998. With forty years of industry experience working as a freelancer, salon owner and educator. As salon Art Director in London, he created looks in theatre, fashion shows and backstage at gigs, as well as styling for music videos and photo shoots. As a freelancer his work was featured in Vogue in 1992. He went on to become a member of the Fellowship of British Hairdressing. Ian also worked extensively in Denmark as part of an international education team.

He specialises in precise cutting and styling, preferring to work with the natural fall of the hair, enabling his clients to recreate the look themselves

Ian loves hairdressing! The continued learning ethos at The Point is driven by him, and after many years in the industry, still looks for experiences and opportunities in all areas of the industry to ensure he continues to develop his craft.

Ian is a family man, domestically and professionally, and loves seeing The Point’s talented team grow in strength.

Ellie was really great. She always knows exactly what I mean when I describe what I'd like done and I've been really happy with my cut and colour. Thanks Ellie!


The best hairdresser I have had the pleasure of visiting. The salon is relaxing and very welcoming, Ian who cut my hair did a fantastic job! Thank you.


Annita Pullinger

Style Director and Master Colour Expert

Annita has been at The Point as a stylist since 2009 and has over 15 years’ experience in the industry. After completing her training with us, she went on to gain valuable experience in other salons, before returning in 2009 as a stylist. She is a highly qualified, all round dedicated professional. She is always determined to achieve the very best.

Annita was the first team member to achieve the title of Master Colour Expert.

“The course provided me with the latest knowledge in colouring services in the industry. This built extra confidence that enabled me to support and help the rest of the team with any colouring needs.”

Annita has also had success in various hairdressing competitions including being a semi-finalist in 2013 in Wella’s Trendvision in 2013. Her ambition and determined attitude means she pushes the boundaries when it comes to her craft.

A lovely experience at The Point, the team were great and a special thanks to Chris who was an absolute pleasure to have cutting my hair! Thank you again!


Always a pleasure; relaxing, friendly and a great cut - as usual - from Sam.


Louise Macfarlane

Style Director

Louise has had a prestigious career, with over 10 years of experience in the industry.

She specialises in creative cutting and styling.

After training and working at Mahogany salons in Oxford and London, working in Manchester, and doing television work for The BBC, ITV & Sky Television, Louise decided to move to Brighton, joining the team at The Point in 2012.

She loves the calm, relaxed but professional atmosphere at The Point, which she believes gives the salon such a fantastic vibe – both for the team and the clients.

Louise says, “What I love most about the hairdressing industry is being able to meet and chat with so many people from all walks of life. There’s nothing better than making people feel good and putting a smile on their face.”

Sam Forrest

Style Director and Master Colour Expert

Sam has been with The Point since June 2008. She started as an Assistant and worked her way up to Stylist. She would like to eventually progress onto Senior Stylist.

Sam’s areas of expertise include cutting, colouring and hair-up; specialising in wedding and party hair. Sam loves the broad diversity of work at The Point and really enjoys making people feel good.

She has trained on numerous courses in London with HOB and Wella Academy’s, as well as training with Patrick Cameron, the hair up specialist. This focus on constant learning keeps Sam up to date with latest trends and techniques in hair. In 2016 she will be building on her colour expertise by studying the Wella Master Colour Programme

Sam says, “I love that The Point has specialists in all areas to suit the varied clientele meaning that we can give a really bespoke service”.

In her spare time Sam enjoys socialising and shopping and she has a passion for classic cars.


Priscilla Mills

Stylist/ Colourist

Priscilla joined us in July 2014 -one of the great team players in the salon. She has worked in salons since the age of 14. The knowledge and experience that she has gained over those years have grown in to an admirable repertoire of skills that includes cutting, styling, colouring and creative up-dos.

Priscilla loves being creative, and takes the time and care to really listen to her client, to find out what they want to achieve –She then makes it happen!

‘’In hairdressing there is no greater reward, than making people feel good’’.

She loves going to see live music, visiting galleries, museums, and theme and wildlife parks. She volunteers with the RSPCA and the Cat Protection Centre.

Pricilla’s style is pop culture and she has a playground compendium of influences, which include weird tacky animal cartoon stuff. She confesses to owning a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle dress!

Ellie Jordan

Stylist/ Colourist

Ellie studied at Lewes College and joined The Point in 2011 as an Apprentice. She went on to complete her training, and has since been on numerous courses with Wella, Hob Academy and Vidal Sassoon, picking up the latest trends and techniques, and has grown to be a great all round stylist.

Ellie offers cutting, styling and creative colouring at The Point. She loves to listen to her clients and achieve what is best for them. She believes that there is nothing better than making her client’s look and feel amazing.

“The Point is a great salon and our clients always leave happy. Everyone is friendly, calm, consistent, reliable and always professional.”

Fashionable and outgoing, Ellie loves shopping! She also likes to spend lots of time with friends and family, and going to the gym. She likes to keep her appearance stylish and is always inspired by on trend fashion.


Victoria Guselli


Victoria joined The Point in October 2016 from a busy London salon. She has been doing hair since 2011 and loves doing hair ups,  bridal, colouring and all cuts. Victoria has trained with Redken and loves to keep up to date with trends and training in order to keep furthering her skills. In her spare time, she is dog mad, and loves spending time with family and friends and also enjoys fitness and running.

Natalya Abery


Natalya recently joined the Point team, and brings a range of specialities including cutting, colouring, hair up and also make up. She loves the diversity of hairdressing and making people feel good.

She has relocated to Brighton after living and working in London for the last twelve years. In that time, she has worked for a variety of salons and companies including Aveda, as well as completing training courses with Vidal Sassoon, Wella and Aveda. Natalya assisted at London Fashion weekend, and also at various editorials for photographic work and music videos.

Natalya is hugely influenced by anything vintage, from hair, clothing and make up. In her spare time she loves going to see live music, movies and art in all its forms, but preferably retro and noir. She is also a keen horse rider.