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.
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.
Stylist and Colourist
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
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!