What We Do
‘Westbrook isn’t a salon, it’s a workshop, and owner Mark doesn’t cut hair, he carves it’.
Mark and his highly trained team offer the ‘Dry Carving’ technique of cutting and styling hair. The American hair legend, John Sahag, pioneered the radical ‘Dry Carving’ technique in the 1990’s and personally trained Mark in New York. This meeting of like-minded souls resulted in John Sahag making Mark his International Art Director. Mark has now trained his own dedicated team to offer this innovative technique to their clients, making Westbrook truly unique.
John Sahag developed a way of sculpting hair with a dry cut. He pioneered the ‘Dry Carving’ hair cutting technique in New York, creating the trend-setting Hollywood hairstyles of Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore and many others.
‘Dry Carving’ is based on the philosophy that hair falls differently when wet than when dry. Cutting hair when dry allows the stylist complete control over the movement of the hair as the hair falls into shape. This allows the stylist to ‘carve’ or ‘sculpt’ shapes that are impossible with wet hair. This creates a natural shape according to the way your hair grows, achieving a better haircut. Hair will blend more naturally, keep its shape and grow out beautifully.
Hair is washed, dried then straightened with ceramic irons. It is then cut or ‘carved’, strand by strand, vertically tapering the ends, following the natural grain of the hair. As the hair is dry, both client and stylist can instantly see the results. Using this technique makes it easier to achieve the desired look or style.
The blow dry and straightening prior to the cut does not affect the overall style and is purely part of the technique. If natural curls or waves are preferred, hair is rinsed and restyled as desired.
This revolutionary technique is so precise, hair does not need cut again for between 2 to 3 months and will grow out in the style in which it was originally cut while holding its shape.
As well as a full range of hair services, we also have Make-up Artists in our amazingly creative team. Aki Read and the team at Westbrook can offer a complete hair and make-up package for your special event. Weddings, Proms, Parties and Red Carpet events – we’ll ensure that you stand out from the crowd, feel and look fabulous. Westbrook also provides a complete service for Fashion shows, Photoshoots and Editorial work.
Hair Design – Dry Carving & Cutting • Re-Style • Hair Colouring • Blow Dry & Styling • Permanent Blow Dry • Conditioning Treatments • Hair Extensions • Hair Up • Wedding Hair & Make-up • Photoshoot Hair & Make-up
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Whether you want a re-style, new colour, or just a trim – we’ll be happy to welcome you.
Relaxed and friendly yet extremely professional, all our staff are skilled creative technicians (and make great Cappuccinos!).
Let us inspire you!