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.
As her title suggests Louise heads up the team in our Ripon salon offering guidance and mentoring to all our stylists. Having been Sassoon trained, she has a wealth of knowledge and experience within the industry which she incorporates into her Art Director role. Lou is passionate about the hair and fashion industry, demonstrates a high level of knowledge and hair artistry.
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.
Senior Style Director
Jack is the longest serving member of the Baroque team, with more than 13 years’ experience.
Joining the Harrogate salon in 2007 as an apprentice he soon became one of Tom O’Brien’s early protégé’s, before taking up his role as a team leader on the opening of the Ripon Salon and progressing to Senior Style Director. 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.
Coupled with being highly skilled in all aspects of cutting and colouring ladies hair, Jack is a fully qualified barber and commands both a strong male and female client base within Baroque.
Jacks strengths technical skills lie in his approach to creating a bespoke, finished look for every individual client, using his wealth of industry education and experience.
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!
Originally trained in our Harrogate salon 7 years ago, Lexie is now an integral part of the Ripon team.
She has the warmest demeanour and always sets our guests at ease in her consultations. Lexie has proven to be an exceptional colourist, specialising in blonde tones and classic, precision cuts.
A strong technical stylist and is consistently pushing the boundaries of her creativity. She has passion in abundance and recently completed an advanced hair-up session at the Kevin Murphy academy and so is the ‘go to’ stylist for bridal and party hair as well as the designer of some of our very best bouncy blow dry’s
Izzy’s strengths are in technical and creative colour…Izzy LOVES colour!
Trained by Louise and Jack her cutting skills are on point and is excellent with one length cuts.
She has a fantastic command of clipper work and therefore has a strong gents following.
As an evolving stylist she devotes her consultation time to setting our clients at ease and advising on any technical issues they may be experiencing with their hair. She demonstrates great focus in this area and thrives on the challenge of a restyle or complete colour change. She is an advocate for both Kerastase and Kevin Murphy product ranges and has an extensive knowledge of both.
Izzy is currently offering some amazing package deals.
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!