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 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.

You can see an introductory video of Will here…



Senior Art Director

Renowned for her classic cutting skills, Jo is our resident ‘bob expert’ she is also a superb colourist, offering great service and a 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

Charlotte consistently delivers on-trend styles and expressive colour. With a strong urban style and a dynamic approach, Charlotte is always in demand, with both male and female clients.
She was the first stylist to work with Kevin Murphy colour, whilst working with the brand in Canada and is therefore our colour specialist on the KM colour pallete, along with years of experience with  L’Oreal she is an exceptional colourist.
Charlotte is also part of our in-house training team and is a qualified NVQ assessor. Respected by her fellow stylists Charlotte not only trains the younger team but shares her knowledge of barbering to our more experienced team.
Charlotte brings a positive vibe to the salon environment and has a laid back style, she immediately puts you at ease knowing that you are in safe hands.


Senior Style Director

Katie has much to offer guests with her positive, friendly character. She is intuitively able to understand, interpret and deliver clients ideas, while putting them at ease with her positivity and quick witted  humour.

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. 



Style Director

Simran is our up-and-coming superstar and with a bold and dynamic approach to colour, she 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 to create a diverse array of simple, classical, elaborate or edgy looks.
Simran has also recently completed the Kevin.Murphy Session styling course and is a popular choice with clients.


Creative Stylist

So lets welcome Joey to Baroque!
We are super excited to have Joey working at our Harrogate salon.
With almost 10 years experience within the industry, he is fully versed in both creative colour and creative cutting.
A smart cookie Joey thrives on education and is qualified to teach our apprentices.
He has a passion for dramatic transformations, with Balayage being his forte.
He can be dynamic, or natural with your colour tones…the choice is yours.
As you can see by Joey’s photo, he has an infectious smile and will instantly put you at ease.
Contact the salon for your complimentary consulatation.



Will is another home grown Baroque stylist destined for great things.
Having a passion for on-trend cutting and razor work, makes him a popular choice for gents styling, as well as ladies requiring a technical cut. Will has developed some fantastic colouring skills, working alongside many of our technical colourists he has developed a strong knowledge of both the L’Oreal and Kevin Murphy colour palletes
For such a younger chap, Will’s commuication skills will keep you entertained throughout your service.


Graduate Stylist

Grace started her career with Baroque as a Saturday Assistant and joined us as a full time apprentice. Grace has great passion and enthusiasm and is showing advanced skills within her training, she is hard working and a strong team member, we look forward to seeing her progress within the salon.


Graduate Stylists

We are so proud of ‘Ari’ who is producing some fantastic work within the salon.
Having qualified within Baroque she is now a Graduate Stylist and is available for bookings for one length cuts and colour services.
Ari continues to develop her creative cutting skils and expressive colouring techniques, we are super excited to see this work over the coming months

Please Note: Baroque often utilise our Graduate Stylists to work alongside high end stylists, allowing them to further develop their skills.
This work is always overseen by your stylist and delivered to their exacting standards.
As a sign of appreciation for this trust, we offer a 10% reduction on the cost of services delivered by a Graduate Stylist




Sophie is an established trainee within the salon and is well underway to completing her NVQ training.
Sophie is a natural and with her dedication will no doubt be an a fantastic hairdresser!
With an interest in extensions, she already assists our stylists in the prep’ and application of hair extension, which is becoming her passion.

We look forward to seeing her career progress within Baroque.



Jude is promising to become an exceptional stylist, his salon training is developing well and he is progressing so well with his NVQ.
A very popular character who Is favoured by many guests, due to his ability to give amazing head and shoulder massages and will always greet you with his infectious smile.

A star in the making!!


Reception, 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 also the ‘go to’ person for advice on our full range of retail products.


Reception Harrogate

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.



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.

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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