Meet the Team
At just 14, Tom started out as a Saturday boy which later evolved into a full time career—something he’d always dreamed about. His training took place in Knightsbridge, London working for Toni & Guy where his passion for the beauty and glamour of the hair world, was ignited. With each year, Tom pushed himself further, entering industry competitions and arriving home with trophies.
As a finalist of British Avante Garde Hairdresser of the year, Tom’s career continued to gain momentum. Session styling became an obsession and one of his proudest achievements was styling the latest spring/summer looks for Amanda Wakeley at Claridges. Tom has continued to work at London fashion week and high profile industry events, demonstrating new concepts and ideas. Tom’s work is creative and diverse and has featured on the front cover of numerous glossy industry magazines, published all around the world.
With over 25 years experience, let Tom work his magic, he won’t let you down.
Lauren is currently on maternity leave and recommends William Ackerley to all her guests
With over a decade of experience within the industry, Lauren is a multi-award winning stylist and one of Tom’s original proteges.
Lauren has recently graduated from London’s Sassoon Academy where she attended a intensive technical cutting course. Loved by colleagues and guests alike, Lauren is caring and conscientious with amazing technical skills, and a passion for creative colour. Regularly working alongside Tom as a session stylist in editorial and competition work, she is establishing future trends within the salon.
Lauren is a strong team player and is key to the future development of Baroque, in addition to being a Senior Art Director, she is also a Director of the Harrogate Salon.
Senior Art Director
It is fair to say that you cannot categorise Will!
However what we can say is, when you meet him, you will not be disappointed and you most certainly will never forget him!
Will has well over a decade of experience, but has already achieved more than most could hope for after a lifetime in the industry. He has been an educator for L’Oreal and was a member of the Fellowship Fame Team, including the ghd Art Team. He has achieved success on stage at London Fashion Week and featured in many of the mainstream photoshoots.
Will was originally trained by Tom O’Brien, before moving to Brighton to follow his passion for session styling, he is highly skilled with the L’Oreal colour palette and is a talented technical cutter.
The team at Baroque and many of our established guests, are super excited about Will’s return to Baroque, he commands the role of a Senior Art Director and is a favourite to step into Laurens role during her maternity leave.
You can see an introductory video of Will here…https://youtu.be/hNDqwFqKRns
Senior Art Director
Verity is also our resident colour specialist, having recently completed her L’oreal colour degree; an exceptional accreditation for any stylist to hold
Verity is a lovely girl and a very proud mother of two beautiful girls, always upbeat, with an infectious laugh. She is sure to put you at ease throughout your service.
Becky is currently on maternity leave and recommends William Ackerley to all her guests
Senior Style Director
Blondes and balayage are Katie’s speciality, her drive and passion to expand her knowledge, mean she is constantly thinking of new ideas for both colours and cuts. With almost a decade of experience, Katie offers a relaxed and confident consultation and is a popular choice for appointments.
Katie is currently undertaking the Kevin Murphy Session Stylist course and also recently qualified as a BeautyWorks extension fitter.
Beauty, Make Up & HD Brow Specialist
Sophie has just joined the Baroque Harrogate Team and will be starting her apprenticeship in the spring. We look forward to welcoming Sophie and seeing her career progress within the salon.