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.


Freddie Morris

Cutting Specialist/ Colourist

Louise Macfarlane

Cutting Specialist

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

Senior Stylist/ Colour Expert

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.

Sandy Jones

Front of House Manager

Priscilla Mills

Stylist/ Colourist

Priscilla joined us in 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!

Victoria Guselli

Senior Stylist/Colourist

Vicky joined The Point in October 2016 from a busy London salon, and has rapidly grown in popularity with the salon’s client base. She has been in hairdressing since 2011 and loves being busy! She’s a true all rounder, cutting , colouring, excelling in hair ups, and specialising in bridal work.  Vicky has trained with Redken and more recently Wella and Windle and Moodie , keeping on trend and eager to pursue ongoing 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.

Jade West


Martina Petrova

Apprentice Hairdresser