Mark Westbrook’s TEAM
Meeting The Team
Mark has selected an innovative team of individually minded creative stylists from varied backgrounds. The one thing they have in common is a passion for what they do. Mark works closely with his team to create an artistic vision of hair design. He has trained each member of his team in the ‘Dry Carving’ hair cutting technique, an approach to hair design that shapes dry hair into a more natural style unique to each client. Mark’s philosophy has been embraced by his team, who personally deliver an impeccable standard of service to every client.
His team of stylists and colourists offer classic and contemporary haircuts as well as the very latest colour collections and hair treatments.
Mark Westbrook, Creative Director, owner and founder of Westbrook Hair. An ex-fashion graduate, Mark began his career at a top London salon – ‘Schumi’ in Knightsbridge. After working with Toni & Guy and Hair Associates in London, Mark opened ‘Westbrook’ in Kew in 1995.
In 2000 Mark met and then collaborated with the renowned John Sahag of New York (now deceased) to become his European Art Director. ‘Hairstylist to the stars’, Sahag created the ‘Rachel’ cut for Jennifer Aniston, as well as Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Pitt. Sahag developed a radical new dry hair cutting technique ‘Dry Carving’, and after meeting a like-minded individual, entrusted Mark to continue his vision and philosophy in Europe. Mark is an expert in this technique and continues to teach ‘Dry Carving’ to his own team as well as internationally in the US and Asia.
Mark is highly adept about understanding his client’s needs, and after an initial consultation will create a style best suited to their individual style. His expertise lies with classic and contemporary hair styling, using the ‘Dry Carving’ cutting technique. He has produced a huge variety of editorial work for fashion magazines and the music industry. Mark is also an educator, frequently presenting at hair exhibitions and events.
NICK BEJA – Senior Stylist
Nick Beja is a Senior Stylist and Colour Technician. Originally from Albania, Nick started his career with Westbrook in 2004. After completing an extensive training programme, is now a qualified creative senior stylist, specialising in the ‘dry carving’ cutting technique. Nick works creatively with Mark on events, shows and editorial fashion work.
As well as specialising in hair cutting, styling and colour, Nick also works with hair extensions – with Great Lengths Hair Extensions using keratin bonding.
AKI MIYAZAKI READ – Stylist
Aki Miyazaki Read is a Stylist and Colour Technician. Originally from Japan, Aki began her career with Westbrook in 2006. Prior to Westbrook she worked as a Make-up artist and Fashion Stylist and has 20 years experience in this field. After completing her training with Westbrook, is also now a qualified Stylist and Creative Colourist, specialising in the ‘dry carving’ cutting technique.
Being a qualified Hair Stylist and Make-up artist, Aki specialises in Bridal Hair-up and Make-up for Weddings and special events and editorial fashion work.
She is also trained in the Japanese Hair Straightening technique.
MICKEY JADAV – Stylist and Hair-up Specialist
Mickey Jadav is a Stylist and Hair-up specialist. He joined Westbrook in 2011 and is currently training to be a Creative Stylist. Self-taught with over 10 yrs experience, Mickey worked as a freelance Wedding Hair Stylist and Stylist on editorial work, prior to joining Westbrook. He mainly worked on large scale weddings (including Indian weddings), parties and events, as well as fashion shows and photoshoots for editorial work.
Mickey’s expertise lies with Bridal Hair-up, hair extensions (micro wefts, sew in, clipping) and contemporary Hair Styling for events/fashion and editorial work.
KRISZTINA HORGOS – Trainee Stylist
Kristna Horgos is a Trainee Stylist and joined Westbrook in 2012.
Kristna is continuing her training to be a junior stylist.
Malis Enger – Creative Stylist