Art Team

At the heart of the Trevor Sorbie family, you’ll find our Art Team (and Art Team Part Deux made up of our newer, up and coming artists). Hand-picked by Trevor from each of our five salons, they personify our innovation, experience and passion for this industry.

You’ll find them in our salons, meeting the real needs of our valued clients, on stage educating and inspiring other hairdressers, at Fashion Shows creating cutting edge catwalk styles or on photo shoots creating amazing images. Each team member understands how to translate the latest trends into wearable styles for their clients or artistic inspiration for fellow professionals, and love to share this knowledge.

All the team offer something unique in cutting, colouring or styling. Individually, they have countless awards – their creativity is breath-taking. Collectively their awards include impressive three times winner of the British Hairdressing Awards Art Team category, putting them into the industry Hall of Fame. This is exactly why so many industry front-runners attend the Art Team’s inspirational seminars and education courses at our London Academy, our new Academy in Shanghai, China and partner academies such as L’Oréal Professionnel in London.

The Art Team’s work is regularly featured worldwide in the most revered industry and consumer publications and they are regulars backstage at London Fashion Week – having previously worked with designers such as Vivienne Westwood, Gareth Pugh, David Koma and Jade Kang to name a few.

First and foremost, the Art Team embodies our philosophy: taking the ordinary and making it extraordinary

Most Recent Awards

Winner Creative Head Most Wanted Hair Trend – Petros Mairoudhiou 2014

Finalists L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy and Men’s Image 2014

Winner Creative Head Most Wanted Fashionista – Anna Chapman 2013

Finalists London Hairdresser of the Year 2013

Finalists London Hairdresser of the Year 2012

Finalists Southern Hairdresser of the Year 2012

Finalists Avant-Garde Hairdresser of the Year 2012

Finalists Newcomer of the Year 2012

Finalists L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy and Men’s Image 2012

Winner Creative Head Most Wanted Creative Talent – Johanna Cree Brown 2011

Winner Artistic Team of the Year British Hairdressing Awards 2007

Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year – Joanna Cree Brown 2006

Winner Artistic Team of the Year British Hairdressing Awards 2006

Winner Artistic Team of the Year British Hairdressing Awards 2005

Johanna Cree Brown

As Artistic Director, Johanna heads up our super talented Trevor Sorbie Art Team, and has been based at our Covent Garden salon, since joining us in 1997. Her ingenious approach to hair is simply ground-breaking, her hairdressing embodying creativity and innovation, making her one of today’s most sought-after stylists in salon, on stage and on shoots.

Johanna’s editorial and cover credits include Hunger magazine, British Vogue, Vogue Brazil, Harper’s Bazaar Brazil and many more. She is a regular for L’Oréal Professionnel backstage at London Fashion Week and boasts numerous personal awards, including British Hairdressing Awards Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year and the illustrious Creative Head Most Wanted Creative Talent Award.

Nathan Walker

Nathan has lived our philosophy for over 20 years, and we are now lucky to have him as our International Technical Director, based at our Covent Garden salon. His hands-on approach and in-depth knowledge brings a wealth of experience to the Art Team.

Nathan is nothing short of a colour maestro and he is known for his beautiful colour work and excellent teaching skills. He has a coveted L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Specialist Degree, is a regular judge at the L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy and British Hairdressing Awards, and has been shortlisted in the Creative Head Most Wanted Awards Colour Expert category.

Tiziana Di Marcelli

Based at Covent Garden, and part of the Trevor Sorbie family since she moved to London in 1996. Tiziana runs a full column and, as International Education Director, is responsible for all Trevor Sorbie internal and external education. She is a tour-de-force of hair styling expertise. Her fearless approach is matched by her skill and creativity, she brings inspiration to the Art Team, whilst also ensuring our stylists and assistants continue to learn and develop.

Tiziana regularly trains and inspires other hairdressers in her seminars in London and overseas, and has been a finalist in both the L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy Awards and the British Hairdressing Awards Men’s category.

John Spanton

Joining the Trevor Sorbie team in 2004, and based at our Covent Garden salon, John is our Technical Education Director. A genuine master of his craft, John passed the renowned L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Specialist degree with distinction, and is admired throughout the world of hairdressing for combining colour to give texture that creates irresistibly touchable results.

John’s work has graced high-profile magazine covers including the likes of GQ. His clientele has included celebrities such as Britney Spears, Keira Knightley, Jamie Winston and Emily Watson and he regularly works closely with renowned beauty blogger Ruth Crilly – A Model Recommends. However, John takes the most inspiration from his regular clients and colleagues.

Bree Davie

Gifted and influential, Bree is the co-owner of our Hampstead salon and has been a member of the Trevor Sorbie family since 1999. A talented all-rounder – in addition to running a busy salon, doing her own clients, providing wig cuts for medical hair loss and teaching at seminars in the UK and overseas, she works closely with hair care formulators to create our product range.

Bree’s particular passion and forte is long hair. Her credits include the cover of Marie Claire magazine and Vogue fashion shoots. She is a regular backstage at London Fashion Week and has styled hair for Lizzie Jagger at the BAFTAS.
Bree has been a finalist for the British Hairdressing Awards London Hairdresser of the Year (along with fellow stylist Alfie Booth from our Manchester salon), and members of her team have reached the finals of the prestigious L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy.

Ryan Forsythe

Ryan has been with us since 2004, and is the Head of Education at our Covent Garden salon. His work is meticulous with a strong attention to detail, deftly matching a cut with his client’s character for perfectly polished results. Ryan regularly teaches at our seminars in the UK and overseas. His natural creativity and willingness to push beyond his comfort zone have helped drive the achievements of the Art Team. Most recently he was a winner at the London Region Men’s Image Award for the L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy.

Ryan has shot with GQ, Noise and Hugo Boss, and worked on numerous shows at London Fashion Week.

Tom Connell

Based at Covent Garden, we welcomed Tom to the Trevor Sorbie family in 2009. As well as being a crucial part of the main Art Team, he also leads the Art Team Part Deux, which supports and develops our young talent into the leading stylists and technicians of the future. His thirst to discover new techniques and styles are the driving force behind his one-off creations, which is why Tom has become an inspirational member of the team.

Tom has worked at seminars and shows across the UK and Europe. More recently, Tom spent a month in Shanghai, heading up the training for the newly formed Trevor Sorbie China Academy Team in Asia.
He has produced films, shot photographic collections and has even held his own one man show, titled The Big Inning at The Chelsea Theatre in London.

Petros Mairoudhiou

Based at our Covent Garden salon since 2008, Petros is continually in-demand. Representing the Art Team, the salons and the Trevor Sorbie product line, his work is exemplary of our classic yet pioneering approach to hair.

Petros consistently produces beautiful hairstyling imagery, resulting in a long list of awards accolades. These include Creative Head Most Wanted Hair Trend 2014, the winner of the London region L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy, winner of Creative Head Hair Trend 2013 and British Hairdressing Awards London Hairdresser of the Year 2013 finalist, to name but a few.

Adam Szabo

The Art Team is enhanced by Adam’s insight into high-end fashion. When he’s not jet-setting from shoots in Paris, New York and Milan, Adam also runs a busy column in the Trevor Sorbie Covent Garden salon, where he has been since 2009.

Adam’s magazine credits read like a who’s who of the fashion world – Vogue, Time, Dazed and Confused, Metal, Qvest, Wallpaper Magazine – the list is remarkable. He has taken part in the prestigious L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy Grand Final Show, the Alternative Hair Show while previous A-List clients include Tilda Swinton and Emily Blunt.

Mai Ha

Mai has been based in our Manchester salon since 2008. She is artistic and innovative, constantly honing her skills and challenging the boundaries of her craft. As a member of the Art Team, she has proven a valuable source of artistic and innovative flair.

Mai has received both the Toni & Guy Avant-Garde photographic and the Saks Avant-Garde photographic awards, as well as being a finalist in the British Hairdressing Awards 2014, a joint finalist in the British Hairdressing Awards Avant Garde category, and shortlisted for AIPP Best Commercial Image award. She regularly inspires other hairdressers with her creative work in UK and overseas.

Morgan Rhodes

Morgan joined our Brighton team when the salon opened in 2004 and her hairdressing career has gone from strength to strength ever since. She is Artistic Director for Brighton, as well as a member of the Art Team.

As well as running a busy column of clients and developing and nurturing the creative talents of the team in her salon, she can often be found at seminars in the UK and abroad inspiring fellow hairdressers.

Morgan has a particular passion and talent for creative long hair and hair up.

Travis Gavin

Australian born Travis has been based at our Hampstead salon since 2011 and is a member of our Art Team. Specialising in colour and beautifully natural styles, he lives for the creative side of his role and was L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy Grand Finalist in 2012. His love of hairdressing translates into a strong and inspiring presence at seminars and shoots.

James Bacon

James joined the Hampstead salon in 2012, and is one of the newest members of the Art Team, bringing a unique verve and spirit to the group. With a full salon column, he is known for his alternative taste and artistic flair.

James is a two-time Finalist British Hairdressing Awards North Western Hairdresser of the Year and counts none other than style guru Gok Wan among his high-profile clients.

Zak Twohig

Zak is the newest member of Trevor’s prestigious Art Team. He joined the company in the beginning of 2014, quickly working his way up and building a strong clientele he now also assists in the management of the latest Sorbie salon in Richmond. He gets a great amount joy out of making his clients look and feel good on a day to day basis and is known for his creativity and passion for colour.

His credits read like a who’s who of the fashion, celebrity and television world – Currently working with Samantha Bond and some of the cast of her series Home Fires, he has also taken care of Ruth Jones and Eve Miles. He has also coloured hair for many tv shows such as Doctor Who, Torchwood, Downtown Abbey, Stella, Fabulous Baker Boys, to name a few.

Zak has a huge passion for educating others and lives by the ethos ‘you never stop learning!’

Johanna Cree Brown; Trevor Sorbie Art Team View
Nathan Walker; Trevor Sorbie Art Team View
Tiziana; Trevor Sorbie Art Team View
John Spanton; Trevor Sorbie Art Team View
Bree Davie; Trevor Sorbie Art Team View
Ryan; Trevor Sorbie Art Team View
Tom; Trevor Sorbie Art Team View
Petros; Trevor Sorbie Art Team View
Adam Szabo Trevor Sorbie Art Team View
Mai-Ha View
Morgan Rhodes; Trevor Sorbie Art Team View
Travis; Trevor Sorbie Art Team View
James Bacon; Trevor Sorbie Art Team View
Zak Art Team View