Meet the Team

Ripon

Tom O’Brien

Director

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.

Tom has made the decision to share his time in the salon between styling and Reiki and to concentrate on the management and training of the team.

Tom works with his colour technician Aimee, creating some magnificent Kevin Murphy colours, whilst still creating the magic with his scissors!

 

 

Jack

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.

 

Verity

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.
 
 
 

Jo

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.
 
 

Louise

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.

 

Bryony

Style Director

PLEASE NOTE: BRYONY IS CURRENTLY ON MATERNITY LEAVE

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!

 
 
 

Liv

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

Stylist

Izzy is our in-house creative colourist, skilled in all aspects of Kevin Murphy and L’Oreal colour.


An expressive and creative technician, Izzy delivers amazing colour using her in depth consultaions skills.


A strong technical cutter further enhances her skills as a Baroque stylist.


As a new mummy to the gorgeous Margot, Izzy has been part of the Baroque team for over 7 years and rejoins the team on a part time basis, so appointments can be limited, so be sure to book ahead!

 

 

 

Ben

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.
 
Ben is producing some very technical colouring and cutting, 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!
 
 

Jude

Colour Technician

Jude is promising to become an exceptional stylist, he is a fully qualified colour technician, specialising in all aspects of technical colour.
Jude is favoured by many of the senior stylists to apply their colours on their behalf…even Tom O’Brien uses him to assist with his techn
ical colours!

Don’t overlook his styling skills too, Jude creates amazing technical blow dry’s, for that special occasion when you need to look fabulous!!

A very popular character who is favoured by many guests and will always greet you with his infectious smile.

 

 

Aaliyah

Apprentice

Aaliyah, has recently joined Baroque and is passionate about becoming a hair stylist.
She has an an amazing personality that will put everone at ease.
Already a strong member of the team we are expecting to see great things from Aaliyah

A star in the making!!

Alison

Reception

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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