Ian Habben

Salon Director and Cutting Specialist

 

 

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.

Sam Forrest

Master Colour Expert and Senior Stylist

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

Although her specialist skills are in colour and technical work, she is also amazing at cutting and styling. Her loyal clientele testament to that. She has great technique in all areas of her work. Hair ups  for special occasions including weddings, are another skill that she has mastered.

Above all. Sam is a great role model and educator for the rest of the team , and continues to inspire on her training nights

She loves the broad diversity of her work at The Point and really enjoys making people feel and look great.

She has attended numerous training courses in London with HOB, Wella  and Patrick Cameron. Maintaining her focus on constant learning keeps Sam up to date with latest trends and techniques in hair.

Sam loves the fact that The Point has specialists in all areas, to suit the varied and diverse client base. Enabling us to offer a truly bespoke service to each and every client. 

In her time away from the salon, Sam enjoys spending time with her family, socialising and shopping , plus she has a passion for classic cars!

Zeila Holborn

Senior Stylist and Colourist

Zeila is the most recent addition to our team , and has over 20 years experience within the hair industry.

Zeila has worked and trained in London with a variety of high-end salons, where she achieved and received numerous awards. She has worked in editorial styling for fashion, lifestyle and wedding magazines and also on music campaigns. She also attended the London College of Fashion (UAL), where she honed skills in specialist make-up and skin care.

Zeila provides a versatile bespoke service for each and every client, drawing on her extensive knowledge and  understanding of the texture of hair. She specialises in cutting, styling and hair-up, but also enjoys working with colour.

In her down time Zeila enjoys spending it with her family, and loves good food. She also enjoys dancing, exhibitions and being inspired by other areas of creativity in our world

Yoyo Nikolova

Stylist and Colourist
Yoyo joined us in 2019, and has risen rapidly to become an established member of the team, plus an amazing stylist and colourist.
She has a passion for learning, both professionally and personally, attending many courses, and involving herself in many projects.
Creative hair ups and braiding are amongst her many talents
She is passionate about hair, and interested in all aspects of the industry.
Such a great role model for the younger members of the team, and always more than happy to support others on the salon floor
Yoyo’s clients love her! Her consultations are fantastic, making new clients feel comfortable, and she is 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, good food and travel
Yoyo also has a creative sideline. Making bags, accessories, and knitting.
Above all she is always hungry to learn more about her craft(hairdressing)

Alfie Sexton-Kerr

Colour Specialist

Alfie joined us in December from London, where he previously worked and trained with Bleach London and Blue Tit.

He’s really excited about the move to Brighton , and the challenge of building a client base on the south coast.

Alfie loves a challenge, and is incredibly creative with his colour work.

Like the rest of The Point team, he works very much with the individual in the chair, delivering colours that work for them, whilst always making suggestions that complement the haircut. Options are always considered according to the client’s budget, lifestyle and the level of aftercare and maintenance they are comfortable with.

Away from the salon, Alfie is very much looking forward to getting to know his new city, and hoping for a great summer ahead.

Martina Petrova

Graduate Stylist

Martina joined us in 2018 as an apprentice, and has rapidly grown to be an amazing  Graduate stylist.

She is hugely popular, with her welcoming personality and smile. Such a huge asset to The Point team, a great role model, and her clients love her!

Martina is extremely talented in both cutting and colouring, and also excels in hair ups and braiding,.

Her consultations and customer care are the best!  She is a perfectionist in her craft, and so passionate about all aspects of the hairdressing industry,

Always hungry to learn any new creative cutting or colour techniques, she has attended many training courses.

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

In 2019 she  reached the final of The Fantastic Hairdresser Awards in the Future Star category.

She has now become that star!

 

 

Pringle

Apprentice Hairdresser

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

After graduating from a Dance Theatre degree in Plymouth, they developed an interest in drag performance and creative make up. This is something they continue to do, alongside hairdressing. In their spare time they also love doing photography, and especially portraits

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

A star and future stylist in the making! Watch tis space…….

 

Lucy Bish

Apprentice Hairdresser

Lucy joined us in 2019, and is currently studying her NVQ level 2.

The key inspiration for Lucy when entering the industry, was the emotional rewards of the job, and how a great haircut or colour can  transform someone, giving them confidence and making them feel amazing.

She’s particularly interested in avant-garde hair styling, braiding and other hair up techniques. and she loves the story these hairstyles portray. This is an aspect that Lucy would like to be a specialist in, once qualified

 

Maddie Tapp

Apprentice Hairdresser

Maddie joined us last July, and is currently studying her NVQ level 2.

She is hungry and enthusiastic to learn all aspects of the industry, has loads of questions, and keeps the rest of us on our toes!

She loves learning new techniques, styling tips and colour mixes. She is always finding new ideas in magazines and online.

In her free time she loves going out with her friends.

Maddie also has immense musical talent, and has toured with the band that she performs in, playing saxophone? She can also play the piano and sing.