Ian Habben

Salon Director and Cutting Specialist He/him



Ian is originally from North London, and set up The Point in 1998. He has been in the  hairdressing industry for over forty years

Initially working his way up in London salons, from apprentice to Art Director, working in theatre, fashion shows, doing hair backstage at gigs, as well as styling for music videos and a variety of photo shoots. It was one of his proudest moment in 1992, when he was featured in Vogue, for his freelance work in, and around London and Brighton.

He also worked extensively in Denmark as part of an international education team, creating and teaching  techniques on stage, in books, and on DVD’s.

He moved to Brighton in the early 80’s, setting up his first salon  in 1985, Power Cuts. An amazing success and adventure, that lasted three years, and a huge learning curve for what would eventually help shape the ethos of The Point

Ian’s craft is precision cutting and styling. Preferring to work with the natural fall and texture of  hair. Always focusing on creating shapes that flatter the face shape, ensuring  that the final look, is one that his clients can recreate themselves at home.

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

Outside of work, Ian’s other passion, has always been music, and especially live gigs. He also enjoys the arts, especially photography, cycling , hill walking, good food and drink, and sharing time with friends and family.

He is a family man, domestically and professionally, and very proud of the team at The Point.