Meet the team
3 times winner of the prestigious title, London Hairdresser of the year, Sally Brooks is renowned for her creative vision and flair for translating high fashion trends into workable haircuts in the salon that don’t require hours at home with the hairdryer – The reason, no doubt, for her extensive waiting list.
Following a successful decade-long career as ‘International Artistic Director at Trevor Sorbie, Sally opened Brooks & Brooks along with business partner, Jamie Brooks, in December 2001. Meeting on pretty much their first day at Trevor Sorbie, they quickly realised a meeting of ideas and values when it came to hairdressing – good, old-fashioned client values and directional cutting and styling. The seeds for Brooks & Brooks’ bespoke hairdressing boutique were planted.
Since embarking on Brooks & Brooks, Sally has seen both her name and that of the salon’s, soar creatively. Her work has appeared in magazines such as Elle, Brazilian Vogue, Cosmopolitan and You magazine and she has made regular appearances on lifestyle TV programmes including GMTV, Faking It and The Salon to name a few.
In addition to expressing her own hairdressing vision via high fashion editorial and catwalk shows – along with Jamie she has created concept hair for fashion designers, Alexander McQueen, Hussein Chalayan and Clements Ribiero – Sally also places great onus on education in hairdressing. She not only trains the salon’s juniors, but also travels the world extensively teaching seminars and putting on hair shows, which, as she puts it, “[teaching] is integral to the Brooks & Brooks philosophy; it makes you reassess how you do something and consider whether it’s really the best way. As a result you yourself improve.”
‘The best part of my job is and always will be to make people love their hair – to cut hair to suit both personality and hair type – to make hair fit you and your lifestyle and to simply make you look like the best version of yourself. Its what i do ‘ –
If you think you have hard hair its generally that you have the wrong style, everyone thinks everyone else has better hair – its about making yours work for you
A haircut with the Salon Director and Owner, Sally Brooks is £115.Book with Sally
3 times winner of London hairdresser of the year, Jamie Brooks commands considerable respect on the British hairdressing circuit thanks to a host of awards, judging roles, high-profile editorial and celebrity clients. Within the salon, however, he is a grounding force, offering sharp cuts that reference latest trends, but which are ultimately versatile and easy to manage. .
Like co-owner Sally Brooks, Jamie Brooks spent his formative years as a hair stylist at the acclaimed Trevor Sorbie, where he worked as a top stylist for over 10 years, honing his craft and laying the foundations of success for his own salon, which opened in December 2001 in London’s Bloomsbury.
Away from Brooks & Brooks, Jamie is in considerable demand on the catwalk and has created hair for cutting edge designers including Alexander McQueen, Clements Ribiero and Hussein Chalayan. Haut fashion credentials aside, it is Jamie’s knack for balancing cutting edge styles with classic elements, not to mention gentle manner, that has made him a firm favourite with celebrity clients who require a subtler glamour – Julianne Moore, Jodie kidd and Camilla Rutherford are all fans – and winning him regular appearances on television as a consultant.
Jamie loves his clients both male and female and forms a great bond with them understanding their lifestyle and their hair needs – no hair is too difficult
Brilliant at vintage dressing of hair and all long haired skills – the team are always nagging him to teach them – so book in advance for events or party hair
A cut with Jamie Brooks costs £95.Book with Jamie
As the Salon Manager Max really cares about your whole service.
He is a key member of our education team, taking our new team members through the last stages of their training and turning them into great hair stylists.
Max loves cutting with precision , short haircuts on both men and women that are modern, but easy to maintain “no mumsy hairstyles here please” – and if you want a restyle Max will bring out your personality in your hair!
All ages, all challenges, all styles .
A bespoke tailored haircut to suit the individual.
A haircut with Max is £85.Book with Max
Russell has been cutting hair for 10 years and has a large client base, varying in age and style. His clients are very loyal to seeing him which is a testimony to his love of making people look and feel great!
He is very passionate about his work and believes a great haircut is 2 people working together to achieve great results. He is an exceptional hairdresser who really cares about his clients needs, that it suits the person,and that it relates to their personality and lifestyle ensuring you can manage the style and it even looks good when it is due for a cut – everything you can expect from a senior stylist.
Russell is a very consistent hairdresser and he takes his responsibility for your hair seriously and really makes sure you are happy when you leave; we highly recommend!
A haircut with Russell costs £85.Book with Russell
Her infectious personality and zest for life is translated through her hairdressing, nothing makes her happier than if you are happy.
She likes doing an array of different styles but her passion is that you look modern and you can manage your style. She is great at showing you how to do your hair yourself so don’t be afraid to ask for a bit of a lesson , or some ideas of how to style it differently.
She loves cutting men’s hair and if you want something fun and funky she is the girl. Rosie has a fantastic outlook on life and loves people watching ,which means she knows how to create styles that you can change daily to reflect your mood.
A haircut with Rosie costs £75 and she is a Advanced Technician.Book with Rosie
Never afraid to give advice, whether it’s for a trim or a complete new style Emma is a very approachable stylist and a great listener and will make your experience with Brooks and Brooks a solid investment.
Another great thing with Emma, if you have long hair and love your long hair – so does she and she won’t cut off more than you want as she herself knows how long it takes to grow.
Emma is one of our head educators as she is patient understanding and exceptionally technical which means your hair will grow out beautifully.
A haircut with Emma costs £75.Book with Emma
Imagine the precision of the Japanese culture and attention to detail alongside the Brooks and Brooks heritage that he has spent the last 7 years in London perfecting – this leads to beautifully cut and styled hair that you can manage yourself.
Taku is a hair session stylist who works regularly on fashion shows , photo shoots and closely with celebrities such as Billie Piper, Rose Lesley, Tuppence Middelton, Fleur East ,models musicians and editorial work such as Vogue, Elle , Harpers Bazaar, Marie Claire and many more fashion magazines. When you open a magazine it is often Taku’s work you are seeing.
Taku works within the salon only on 2 days a week with limited spaces, so be sure to book early to see him.
Taku won the ‘Creative Head most wanted It boy of the year’; a testament to the above. A humble gentleman that just loves ‘Hair’
A Haircut with Taku costs £75Book with Taku
With a passion for everything hair, Paul loves using a variety of cutting and colouring techniques to create expensive finishes.
His modern approach to hairdressing brings you hair that not only suits you but keeps you bang up to date with modern trends.
Paul is friendly, chatty and approachable. He has the ability to put even the most nervous client at ease, allowing for an enjoyable experience.
Paul is our Creative Stylist, charging £75.00 for a cut and blow dry. Check our Advanced Technician section of our price list for colour prices with Paul.Book with Paul
Nikita originally comes from New Zealand, she has had a very successful and creative career winning numerous competitions regionally and nationally, including (YPS) New Zealand’s Young Professional Stylist winner 2008, which she won at the age of 18, and this gave her a ticket to London’s prestigious Vidal Sassoon master academy. This opened her eyes to the vast opportunities London has to offer, hence her move nearly 4 years ago.
Settled in and loving life in the UK Nikita has quickly built a large client base at Brooks and Brooks with her knowledge and passion for colour and cutting.With her bubbly personality she is easy to relate to- conversations are never a bore.
No matter what the texture of your hair is, she is more than competent with all variations; fine, thick, curly or straight she is your girl when it comes to understanding your hair. She’s worked with all different cultures, and loves a complete restyle and a big bouncy blow dry. Being an Advanced Technician is an added extra with Nikita as her colour experience is tip top and you can see her for the full works!
A cut with Nikita is £65, and she is An Advanced TechnicianBook with Nikita
Marlon mixes both cut and colour to achieve your desired result. He is great at judging your personality to choose a style to fit you and has a great eye for this.
Marlon’s ability to put people at ease with his warm and friendly personality allows clients to have a wonderful experience and leave the salon feeling FANTASTIC!
Marlon really cares for his clients and their hair and really gets to know them.
If you want great hair with an easy, fun, playful attitude see him!
Marlon charges £65 for a haircut and
Advanced Technician pricing for colour services.
Katie is a problem solver. She has an organic approach to her work, relishing in the opportunity to help solve your problems.Katie is a ‘Girl’s girl’; soft feminine colour work and beautiful natural styles.
She believes hair should be cut naturally and then will show you how to make the most of it.
She balances her busy column with completing her degree in nutrition and well being. With the L’oreal colour specialist degree under her belt she is an all round great hairdresser with the patience of a saint when it come to showing you “Tricks of the trade.”
A haircut with Katie costs £75.00 and her colour can be seen on the price list as a colour specialistBook with Katie
Jessie is an artist at men’s hairdressing to name but one of his talents – its cool and edgy with an impeccable attention to detail – its on trend when it needs to be and he ‘nails ‘ the look on every haircut
Originally cutting hair in the east end of london – originality is his trademark – he makes the hairstyle he creates his signature and his technical disciplines make his cutting not weird, not agressive, not ‘tryhard’, just cool – if you are looking for something new let Jessie work his magic.
Jessie is our Advanced Stylist, charging £65.00 for a cut and blow dry and £30.00 for a blow dry.Book with Jessie
Just come in and see for yourself!!
She is brilliant, a stylist usually means not as experienced as a senior, but in
Taz’s case she just has the whole package.
So if you are thinking of coming to the salon for the first time to try us, come
and see her as she represents completely what Brooks and Brooks stands
for at a great price.
Taz has just won the ‘Hair Magazine’ Talent Scout Award for young up and coming
talent – definately one to watch.
A haircut with Taz is £55Book with Tazmyn
Meet our newest home-grown protégé Kayleigh, born and bred ‘Brooks and Brooks’. Having worked with the company for 3 and a half years, towards the end of last year she qualified by going through the many, gruelling Brooks and Brooks exams and is already in demand and running a busy clientele.
Kayleigh is also our Wedding Co-ordinator, with a passion for up-do’s and a soft spot for wedding bells she can organise your special day, so your day is as stress-free as possible. She also happens to be one of our Permanent Blow-dry Specialists; having curly, frizzy hair herself she loves to see the amazing results this keratin treatment has to offer.
With her expertise in professional hair care, being the L’Oreal ambassador for the salon, kayleigh can assist you in your struggle to find the right products to keep your hair in tip top condition, very handy for those who want luscious long locks. Her passion is that you feel good about your hair, in and out of the salon and her little tips and tricks will help you along the way.
A haircut with Kayleigh is £55Book with Kayleigh
Louise is our newest Stylist to the team ,she has trained with us here for the past 3 years and now is ready to use her versatile skills on the salon floor.
She has a great eye for suitability and is a great listener ensuring you leave happy. Louise has an easy going nature and that ensures you are relaxed and happy in the chair.
She is not scissor happy and has a love of long hair ( she wishes hers would grow ) so if you don’t want much cut off don’t worry about it .
She charges £49.00 for a haircut and £28.00 for a blow dry.Book with Louise
Grace is a natural hairdresser – its in her blood as she is from a long line of hairdressers. Grace works on the GHD style squad creating hairstyles for fashion shows and magazines and is the youngest member of the Brooks and Brooks Artistic team.
Grace loves hair and loves fashion and loves to laugh. Ask her about her ‘charades’ at the xmas party – it will keep you laughing for ever !
Grace combines both cutting and colouring here in the salon creating a total look that suits you, your hair and will also show you how to style and change up your look for different occasions
Grace is a whizz with a curling iron or speedy hair up – if you don’t know how to achieve a look just ask her
Grace is a stylist and a technician level for colour and charges £49 for a haircutBook with Grace
Gabriellas’ passion for her work is infectious. She has a unique skill of gaining the trust of the client in her seat and cares about them feeling good about themselves. She has loads of unique images of colours & styles to help you see the end goal and will discuss the possibilities and ideas to give you the hair you want.
Her talent is making the person in her chair individual. From subtle to creative, young to old, everyone wants to feel special.
A hair cut with Gabriella is £49 and she is a Colour Technician level.Book with Gabriella
John runs our colour department and it is highly suggested you get an appointment booked well in advance as he is always in demand.
We call John our ‘colour geek’ he lives breathes and dreams colour – not only is John one of the most creative and outstanding colourists we have worked alongside throughout opening our salon he is also one of the most down to earth guys you will meet – so no question is a problem and if you don’t now what you want leave it to him
He has a way of making colour look ‘expensive’ high shine and quality of hair second to none. Making the most out of your hair colour can not only leave your hair feeling and looking great but can take years off you
Modern grey hair , feeling drab, i don’t know what to ask for i need a change , beautiful blondes , beautiful balayage , beautiful hair – Book early !
For a colour with John check Colour Director prices on our price list.Book with John
Rebecca is the ‘Colour Expert’ winner for the Hair Magazine Awards 2013
Hair quality, high shine, tones and shades – making colour work for you ; these are the qualities of a colour specialist as Rebecca would say.
Rebecca has 20 years experience as a colourist starting in her homeland of Australia and moving to London 9 years ago to further her career.
She knows whats in fashion, what colour will suit you and also will tell you when something won’t work – or the implications to your hair quality or financial upkeep; realistically she likes to concentrate when working and quietly will complete your service.
For a colour with Rebecca see Colour Specialist PricesBook with Rebecca