Meet the Team


Tom O’Brien


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.



Senior Art Director

With over a decade experience within the industry, Lauren is a multi-award winning stylist and one of Tom’s original proteges.

Loved by colleagues and guests alike, Lauren is caring and conscientious with amazing technical skills and a passion for creative colour.

Lauren heads up the Baroque Artistic team and regularly works alongside Tom as a session stylist in editorial and competition work, establishing future trends within the salon.

Lauren is a strong team player and is key to the future development of Baroque and aswell as being a Senior Art Director she is also  Salon Floor Manager in Harrogate.



Art Director

Recently qualifying as a LOreal Colour Degree Specialist, Verity is our in-house colour guru, ensuring the next generation of stylists are up to scratch in this discipline.
Verity is always available for advice on colour consultations from classical techniques to more creative applications, her experience within the industry is second to none. With a naughty laugh and a great sense of humour, you won’t just get a strong cut from Verity, you will be entertained all the way!!


Art Director

Renowned for her classic cutting skills, Jo is our resident ‘bob expert’ she is also a superb colourist, offering great service and wonderful one-to-one consultation.
Jo interprets exactly what a client wants, she is rock-solid, utilising the many years knowledge she has gained from within the industry.
Jo is a popular choice for classical and creative hair up for weddings and social occasions. Always in demand, as she instantly puts you at ease with infectious smile and lovely, warm demeanour.


Art Director

Her passionate approach to the craft always inspires every guest she meets. Becky has progressed to the position of Art Director through pure dedication to the trade and she is a strong technical stylist with precise colour work. Becky has achieved success in competition work and was a semi-finalist in the Goldwell Colourzoom and was chosen to style for L’Oreal at Melbourne Fashion Week
Becky has a fantastic positive energy and is very down to earth, you will hear her before you see her!. She is outgoing and chatty and gives an attentive consultation to all her guests and known as the Queen of Blowdrying


Senior Style Director

Charlotte has advanced throughout her time at Baroque, consistently delivering on-trend styles and expressive colour. With a strong urban style and dynamic approach, Charlotte is always in demand with both male and female clients
Always focused on training, Charlotte has honed these skills and is now part of the Baroque in-house training team and a qualified assessor…Respected by her fellow stylists and the younger team that she trains.
Charlotte is a joy within the salon environment and has a laid back style whilst being creative and on trend, she is currently completing an advanced barbering course to add to list of skills


Style Director

After a decade at Baroque, Kitty has exceptional knowledge of all colour applications with a strong cutting technique.
A credible history in competition work, Kitty is developing her role as a session stylist alongside Tom for future editorial and competition work.
Kitty has a fantastic reputation for delivering strong colour and loves detailed Highlights and Creative Balyage, her cutting techniques are high end and is currently a Kevin Murphy session stylist with Tom and Jack
Kitty adopts a very personal approach with all her guests


Style Director

A positive and friendly character, Katie has a lot to offer any guest. Her strength lies in her ability to intuitively understand, interpret and deliver her clients ideas with ease. As a result Katie is a popular choice for restyle appointments for both colour and cuts.
Katie also has a great deal of experience within the industry and is therefore a popular choice for guests looking for a total transformation. An easy going character, you can be sure of a relaxed and confident consultation.


Creative Stylist

Simran is our newly qualified Stylist and our up-and-coming superstar. With a bold and dynamic approach to colour, Simran is comfortable with both subtle and dramatic applications and uses colour skilfully to achieve exactly what her clients are looking for.
Simran dresses hair like no other and her forte is creative hair ups and strong blow dries that are second-to-none. She has an exciting repertoire of styles and plaiting techniques that she uses to create a diverse array of simple, classical, elaborate or edgy looks.



Luke is our home-grown talent, joining the Ripon salon at 16 years old and with a passion for hairdressing, ‘I want to be the best hairdresser that i can be’ were the words he used at his interview and Luke is well on the way to achieving this.
Qualifying in 2018 Luke has now joined our Harrogate team and is producing some strong colour work, along with excellent technical cutting.
Luke is a charming character who takes time to ensure that a perfect Baroque experience is delivered every time.



A truly dedicated and passionate member of the team, Will has incredible attention to detail and is focused on technical colour application and cutting. Will is set to become another strong home-grown Baroque stylist.



Maya is a hardworking, dedicated apprentice with unmistakable enthusiasm and passion for the industry. We are looking forward to seeing her flourish within the salon.



Milie is a hardworking, dedicated apprentice with unmistakable enthusiasm and passion for the industry. We are looking forward to seeing her flourish within the salon.



Kara is a hardworking, dedicated apprentice with unmistakable enthusiasm and passion for the industry. We are looking forward to seeing flourish within the salon.


Beauty Technician & HD Brow Specialist

Emma has worked for Baroque for a number of years and is highly regarded as being Harrogate’s number one HD Brows specialist. Emma recently qualified as a HD Professional, which is one of the highest accolades offered by the company and this skill is replicated in her work. She is creative and has meticulous attention to detail in her work. In addition to all her technical skills Emma immediately puts you at ease with her caring nature. Your brows are like your hairstyle and are all part of your identity, trust in the best!!
Baroque is about an experience, and Emma has demonstrated that she is highly skilled with our guests providing services from our beauty menu and working alongside Aveda products. Emma now offers Baroque guests express treatments such as Threading, Lash & Brow Tinting, and Aveda thermal masque facials. Emma is qualified with HD Brows, perfecting the Seven Steps to a perfect brow shape. If you want a warm welcome, a professional service within the lashing surroundings of Baroque, and beauty to envy all your friends, then you’ve found Emma.


Reception Manager, Ripon & Harrogate

Bev is the welcoming face of Baroque and she is key to ensuring that the Baroque Customer journey is consistently delivered to the highest possible standard. Bev is approachable and incredibly efficient in ensuring the smooth running of front of house in both salons.
Bev is great person to offer advice on our full range of retail products


Assistant Reception Manager, Harrogate

Kate works alongside Bev to deliver the exceptional customer service you come to expect at Baroque. She is organised and efficient and a great communicator.
With a strong background in retail sales, Kate has exceptional product knowledge and is always happy to help and advise on all our product ranges.



As a part-time receptionist predominantly in our Ripon salon, Alison is a former guest of the salon so offers a unique insight into customer service. Alison is a much-loved member of the team to both guests and staff alike, she always offers a warm and friendly welcome to the salon.
As a member of the Reception team, Alison is always available with extensive knowledge on the full Kevin Murphy and Kerastase retail ranges.



As a part-time receptionist predominantly in our Harrogate salon, Sam is one of the original Baroque team and as Tom’s sister, she is genuinely part of the Baroque family. Sam is a much-loved member of the team to both guests and staff alike, she always offers a warm and friendly welcome to the salon.
As a member of the Reception team, Sam is always available with extensive knowledge on the full Kevin Murphy and Kerastase retail ranges.

Harrogate Salon


Baroque Hair
4 Kings Road
Harrogate. HG1 1BT
Tel: 01423 851400
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Ripon Salon


Baroque Hair
22-23 North Street
Ripon, HG4 1JY
Tel: 01765 647177
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