Meet the highly-skilled team at WESTEND Hair Salon, Glasgow …
Gary’s passion for his craft is executed daily through his ability to create manageable hair and rescue tricky, problematic styles.
A very talented stylist, he began his training in Vidal Sassoon over 25 years ago in Glasgow, London, Leeds and Manchester. From there he focused all his time and energy into training and teaching throughout Europe and further afield.
Travelling across America, Gary taught with Aveda academies and then Schwarzkopf in London.
His experience spans to catwalk and photo shoots with the likes of Paul Smith, Hussein Chalayan,Louise Goldin and Topshop Unique.
Gary loves the unique interior design of our salon and the relaxed vibe it generates for guests.
With a creative flair for modern cuts and the ultimate wedding looks, Gary has built up a dedicated clientele and delivers a first class experience to all his guests. [clear]Gary's Client Reviews
After building her career with the internationally renowned Vidal Sassoon working in Glasgow and London, Carolyn embarked on a journey as an independent stylist.
Having fulfilled educational positions as far afield as Zinc Training Academy in Vancouver, Carolyn is now dedicated to providing inspirational levels of creativity and classic tailored looks to suit the individual client needs.
Currently very excited to be back in the west end, Nick joins our team with a wealth of experience. Having trained in some of Glasgow’s city centre, salon staples such as Rainbow Rooms and Betty Reilly he enjoyed many successful years based in both the west end and town.
Nick says,”The people I've met through my working life has been incredible which is just one the passions of the job. I love being around the buzz of the salon and I very much enjoy the opportunities a job like this brings.” His experience runs form competition work to show work having even headed a team to do the hair for celebrities at the Scottish Baftas.
Nick loves the challenge of complete make-overs, combining his excellent cutting skills with a keen eye on colour too. His experience with show work shines through with beautiful styling to complete any look and as part of the education team will be helping the future generation of stylists hone their skills.
Jen is an experienced stylist who has a strong passion about her craft and has previous experience of educating to the very highest standards. She recently returned to Scotland after spending over 4 years working creatively in the most prestigious Salons in Berlin.
During this exciting phase of her life Jen was greatly involved in styling on editorial shoots for various fashion designers as well as participating in various high profile events including Berlin Fashion week; Germany’s Next Top Model; Deutscher film-preis; Berlinale and the GQ Men Awards. Jen continues to push creative boundaries, ensuring she is inspired daily by her work - she also seeks satisfaction helping her peers, learn, develop and succeed.
Jen’s hairdressing journey began over 15 years ago where, upon qualifying with distinction, she started her career with Sassoon salon in Glasgow. Here she developed a keen eye for detail and style suitability whilst building a strong clientele base.
Jen’s flair, passion and drive resulted in her being given the opportunity to teach regularly at the Sassoon London Academy. Jen’s career highlight to date was being part of the Sassoon International Creative Team where she had the privilege of producing a haircut for the “Dandies” Academy collection.
Ian joins Westend Hair as the newest edition to our team. Ian has gained a wealth of knowledge with over 5 years experience in hairdressing.
His experience runs from completing his training in well established local salons,gaining industry standard qualification to running a full column of guests before taking on a business single handed.
It was here Ian realised he missed the pull of working in a team atmosphere. With a passion for styling and colour, Ian’s calming demeanour will set all his guests at ease.