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. Tom has a new passion for Nutrition and Reiki Healing holding the accreditation of being a Reiki practissioner.

As joint owner of the salon Tom has made the decision to step down from styling to concentrate on the management and training of the team. You will still see Tom in the Ripon salon where he will continue to offer Reiki to new and existing guests

Tom is recommending Verity and Jack to any of his existing clients or new guests to the salon



Art  Director (Manager)

Jack is the longest serving member of the Baroque team, with more than 13 years’ experience. He is also the manager of the Ripon salon

Joining the Harrogate salon in 2007 as an apprentice, he soon became one of Tom O’Brien’s early protégé’s. Along with completing his training with Tom O’Brien he has been educated at the Aveda Academy in London and with Kevin Murphy in Manchester, where he was accredited the title of a Kevin Murphy Session Stylist. Jack fully embraces the importance of education, actively supporting our apprentices with their in-house training.

Part of the Art Director team, he works alongside Verity and Louise and is experienced in both L’Oreal and Kevin Murphy colour.

Coupled with being highly skilled in all aspects of cutting and colouring, Jack is a fully qualified barber and commands both a strong male and female client base within Baroque.

Jacks strengths are his technical skills and his ability to create a bespoke finished look, for every individual client, using his wealth of experience within the industry.



Art Director

Verity is another one of our long standing members of the Baroque team and worked alongside Tom O’Brien prior to Baroque’s conception, she has worked in the Harrogage salon for well over a decade.
Her arrival to our Ripon salon is super exciting for the existing team and for all our guests, we very much look forward to welcoming her existing loyal guests to witness the beauty and tranquility of Baroque’s Ripon salon.
With her advanced colour knowledge she joins our existing Art Directors, Jack and Louise, to deliver high end colouring techniques, along with strong technical cutting skills.
Verity is proud to be the only member of the Baroque team to hold  a L’Oreal colour degree, an exceptional accreditation for any stylist to hold!
Subject to availability she will be happy to consult with new guests who are looking for that dynamic colour change.
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.


Art Director

Having been Sassoon trained, Louise has a wealth of knowledge and experience within the industry, which she incorporates into her Art Director role. She is passionate about the hair and fashion industry and demonstrates a high level of knowledge and hair industry.

Louise has featured as a session stylist with GHD at the prestigious Sydney Fashion Week and worked alongside many of our industry heroes.
She has assisted Tom with his award-winning collections and follows the ethos of art as inspiration for Baroques Artistic team.

Louise has worked with all the major colour brands and so has extensive knowledge in this area, coupled with all aspects of advanced precision cutting.



Style Director

Trained by Tom O’Brien, Bryony has been a part of the Baroque story for over ten years. She completed her training at the Aveda Institute, London and more recently she has been trained by Loreal in French Balayage Techniques.

Bryony specialises in creative colour and high end cutting, with strong re styling skills for both gents and ladies.

She is also our expert Extensions Technician with over 2 years’ experience with the ‘Great Lengths’ hair extensions brand. A bubbly, conscientious and super friendly individual, you cannot help but instantly love Bryony – she truly is one of Baroque’s gems!



Creative Stylist

Trained by Tom O’Brien, Liv qualified in the Ripon Salon.

Liv is an exceptional colourist, specialising in blonde tones, ballayage and classic precision cuts and has a wonderful way of putting all her guests at ease with her detailed consultations. .

A strong technical stylist who is consistently pushing the boundaries of her creativity, she also has a passion for hairdressing which shows in her abilty to create some stunning bridal and party hair.
She has an abundance of product knowledge to share with you, so if you are having any hair or scalp issues Liv can prescribe a bespoke homecare regimen to look after you between your services.




Izzy is currently on maternity leave and hopes to rejoin us around November 2022 in time to deliver your Christmas glam!

We will keep you updated on her progress on both being a mum and an exact return date has been added to the diary.

In the meantime Izzy recommends her guests to visit Liv or Charley who will be be happy to look after you until her return.





Charley’s strengths are colour and blow dry finishes, bigger and bouncier the better!

Trained by Lauren and Jack she was initially trained within the Harrogate salon

Charely took some time out of hairdressing to achieve a business and marketing degree, which she succesfully completed before returning to Baroque.

A well rounded character Charley will entertain as well as delivering a very professional service.

With her communication skills you will receive a detailed consultation whereby you can discuss any technical issues that you may be experiencing with your hair.

An advocate for both Kerastase and Kevin Murphy product ranges and has an extensive knowledge of the retail range

Charley has also completed her Level 3 make up, should you require that little extra after your service!



Graduate Stylist

Ben is a hardworking and dedicated member of our team with an unmistakable enthusiasm and passion for the industry.
Adored by both staff and guests, Ben is an absolote joy within the salon.
Recently graduated he is showing advanced skills for his years and prides himself on his attention to detail.
Currently focussing on his colour application, he is mastering advanced cutting and gents barbering.
Don’t let his youthful looks deter you, he is wise beyond his years and has the ability to put everyone at ease with his boyish charm and dry wit…you will love Ben!


Beauty Technician & HD Brow Specialist

Helen is currently on maternity leave with her soon to arrive second child,…we will keep you posted!
Anyone who knows Helen will realise that she is irreplacable, therefore, Baroque Ripon is currently not offering any Beauty services.



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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