Ian Habben

Salon Director and Cutting Specialist



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 precision 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.


Sam Forrest

Master Colour Expert and Senior Stylist

Sam has been with The Point since  2008, starting as an trainee and working her way up to Senior Stylist and Master Colour Expert

Although Sam’s specialist skills are in colouring and technical work, her other areas of expertise are in cutting and hair-up; specialising in both 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, Wella  and Patrick Cameron, the hair up specialist. This focus on constant learning keeps Sam up to date with latest trends and techniques in hair.

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.

Yoyo Nikolova

Stylist and Colourist
Yoyo joined  the team  in February ’19, and through investment in her development  by both the salon, and herself, She has attended many courses, and involved herself in a variety of projects, and as a result, has  grown into an amazing stylist, who is passionate about hair, and interested in every aspect of the industry.
Her consultations are fantastic! A great listener,  she gives each one of her clients her undivided attention, offering suggestions on cut. colour and styling options
A creative  soul, who in her free time , enjoys her friends company, loves dancing and is always hungry to learn more about her craft(hairdressing)
She also has a creative sideline, and making bags and accessories

Martina Petrova

Graduate Stylist

Martina joined us in July ’18 as an apprentice, and has since moved up to Graduate stylist level. She is a hugely popular member of the team, with her welcoming personality and smile, she is a huge asset to The Point

Martina is ever hungry to learn any new creative cutting or colour techniques, and has attended many courses in London with Wella, last year reaching the final of The Fantastic Hairdresser Awards in the Future Star category.

Martina’s talents aren’t only in cutting and colouring. She also excels at hair ups and braiding, and is passionate about all aspects of the hairdressing industry.

She is  very talented in languages , speaking her native tongue, Bulgarian and Spanish . In her spare time  she loves socialising with friends and dancing


Apprentice Hairdresser

Pringle started working with us in October ’19, and is studying her NVQ Level 2 in hairdressing. She is an enthusiastic creative force in the team, who has found a love and fascination for editorial hairstyling, and would dearly love her career to develop in the direction of session styling in the future.

After graduating from a Dance Theatre degree in Plymouth, She developed an interest in drag performance and creative make up. This is something she continues to do, alongside her hairdressing.

Pringle strives to put all of her creativity into her hairdressing , aiming to produce bold and daring creations.

A star in the making!


Lucy Bish

Apprentice Hairdresser

Maddie Tapp

Apprentice Hairdresser