Hand-picked by Trevor from each of our five salons, the Trevor Sorbie Art Team are the embodiment of his commitment to innovation and creativity within the industry.
MAKING THE ORDINARY, EXTRAORDINARY
The Art Team are the heart and soul of our salons. Their passion and dedication to their craft is the driving creative force for the team, inspiring everyone both within the salons, and the company as whole.
All the team offer something unique in cutting, colouring or styling. You’ll find them in our salons meeting the real needs of our clients, on stage educating and inspiring other hairdressers, on shoots leading the way with hair imagery, and backstage at fashion shows working with the most forward-thinking brands. Each of our team members strikes the perfect balance between understanding how to translate the latest trends into wearable styles for their clients, whilst also pushing the boundaries and setting the trends of the future themselves.
Individually they have won countless awards, and collectively are part of the British Hairdressing Awards Hall of Fame for winning best art team an impressive three times. However winning awards is not what drives them – the team are committed to always carrying out Trevor’s philosophy of ‘taking the ordinary and making it extraordinary.’ This ethos can be seen through their collections and ever-evolving stage work, where they take inspiration from the world around them to create something breathtaking.
BEHIND THE SCENES
Our Art Team never stop. From shooting collections, to teaching seminars and working on-stage, they are constantly in-demand.
How better to understand what our Art Team do than to see for yourself? This video will give you just a taster of life in our Art Team, and the kind of work you can expect to see from them.
Tom Connell Art Team
Tom is the Artistic Director for Trevor Sorbie, a role he has earned through his incredible contributions to the company. Integral in the creation and development of ‘AT2’ (a subsidiary Art Team for young talent), Tom is passionate about teaching, and has worked on seminars and shows throughout the UK and Europe. He has produced films to promote his own work, Art Team collections, and a feature-length biography of Trevor’s life that was premiered to the company as a whole. He also wrote the script for the ‘Tomorrow’s World’ film that formed part of Trevor and the Art Team’s incredible L’Oréal Colour Trophy 60th Anniversary show.
With a strong work ethic and vision, Tom will be working with Trevor to drive the Art Team forward in the upcoming year, including launching a new show concept, regular imagery, and much much more.
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Johanna Cree Brown Art Team
Johanna’s list of credits, both individually and as part of the Art Team, is huge. She is a regular for L’Oréal Professionnel backstage at London Fashion Week, and has designed the hair for David Koma, Jena Theo, Fyodor Golan, Central St Martins, Hakaan, Stephane Rolland Haute Couture, Elliot Atkinson and Jacob Kimmie shows.
Her accolades include winning Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year at the British Hairdressing Awards, and being named Creative Talent at the Creative Head Most Wanted Awards in both 2010 and 2015. She has received nominations for Scottish Hairdresser of the Year, London Hairdresser of the Year, AIPP Best Photographic collection, and was runner up in the AIPP Avant Garde and Best Commercial categories. Most recently Johanna won the Big Shot Creative Haircolour award at the Behind the Chair Awards.
Other work includes appearing on stage in Vienna, at Expo Australia, Show Positivo in Spain, and for Tribute. Her work can also be seen in print for editorials and covers for the likes of Hunger magazine, Vision China, British Vogue, Vogue Dubai, ID Magazine, ES magazine, Vogue Brazil, a Graduate Fashion Week preview shoot for the Evening Standard, Anew magazine, Harpers Bazaar Brazil and XOXO.
This list is just the tip of the iceberg for Johanna, and she continues to inspire the group with her exquisite work and insatiable desire to keep adapting, creating, and learning herself.Book Johanna Cree Brown
Nathan Walker Art Team
As International Technical Director for Trevor Sorbie, Nathan is one of the best known names in the world of colour. Not surprisingly, he holds the L’Oréal Colour Specialist Degree, and is a member of the portfolio group of artistic hairdressers. He is also part of The 20:20 Colour Collective, which is a partnership between L’Oréal Professional Products Division and the UK’s most elite colourists to develop the professional colour industry for the future. He regularly judges at the L’Oréal Colour Trophy, BHA’s and the USA’s NAHA’s, to name but a few.
Nathan has an impessive celebrity cliente, including Cheryl Cole, Gemma Arteton, Donna Air, Louise Redknapp, Helen Mirren, Gillian Anderson, Emma Bunton, and Denise Van Outen.
His colour work and innovation has been pivotal to the success of the Art Team, and he has been integral in the creation of their award-winning collections.
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Tiziana Di Marcelli Art Team
Tiziana is the International Education Director for Trevor Sorbie, and her role has taken her all over the world running educational and artistic seminars. Most recently she spent three months in our China Academy overseeing all training programmes and working closely with the education team.
She has assisted at many fashion shows including Vivienne Westwood, Stephane Rolland and Central St Martins. In addition she has worked on many hair shows including The Vitality Show, Monte Carlo, Lisap, Florence, Cotril Milan and L’ Oréal Professionel 100 Years Inspiration in Paris. Tiziana was also pivotal in creating two of the looks for the L’Oréal Colour Trophy 50th Anniversary show ‘Tomorrow’s World’.
Her contribution to the salons was recognised when Trevor named her as his ‘Exceptional Talent’ winner at his recent company awards.
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John Spanton Art Team
John is the Creative Colour Director for Trevor Sorbie – which means he’s the leading creative force behind the colour output from the salons. Before joining Trevor Sorbie, John was already working internationally on shows and seminars with Matrix/L’Oréal Professionnel as their Head of Internal Education, and is now Technical Education Director at Trevor Sorbie. John’s influence can be seen in all the Art Team’s photographic work, and his head-turning looks have earned him a place as a finalist for the Creative Head Colour Expert for three years running and as winner of the International Creative Colour Award for behindthechair.com.
His multi-award winning work has graced the cover of many magazines, and he has worked with a range of celebrities throughout his career, however he cites his key influences as the colleagues he spends so much time with, including, of course, Trevor himself.
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Bree Davie Art Team
As well as being an integral member of the Art Team, Bree is also co-owner of the Hampstead Salon, and Senior Group Manager for the salons as a whole.
If she wasn’t busy enough already, she’s also been a finalist for British Hairdressing Awards (London Hairdresser of the Year), and mentored members of her team to the finals of the L’Oréal Colour Trophy. Bree has tended to the likes of Denise van Outen (including for the cover of Marie Claire magazine), Lizzie Jagger for the BAFTAs, worked backstage with top models at London Fashion Week, and worked on shoots for Vogue.
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Mai Ha Art Team
Both artistic and innovative, Mai is an invaluable source of inspiration for the Art Team. Consistently entering competitions, presenting on stage at shows and seminars, and working with huge names at fashion week, she has gotten herself, and her talents, noticed for all the right reasons. She was most recently chosen by Trevor as the joint recipient of his Exceptional Talent award.
This year alone she has been named regional winner of the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Grand Final, and a finalist for the British Hairdressing Awards North Western Hairdresser of the Year. Her other recent accolades are too numerous to list in full, but among them she has:
- Won the L’Oréal Colour Trophy North Western Award
- Won the Creative Head Most Wanted Hair Trend
- Awards 3rd place overall in the L’Oréal Colour Trophy
- Named regional finalist (North West) and joint finalist (Avant Garde) at the British Hairdressing Awards
- Shortlisted for AIPP Best Commercial Image
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Ryan Forsythe Art Team
Ryan has been with Trevor Sorbie since 2004, and is the Head of Education at our Covent Garden salon. He also leads ‘AT2’; a subsidiary Art Team designed to help develop young talent within the company.
His natural creativity and willingness to challenge himself has helped drive the achievements of the Art Team, and as an individual he has also been a winner at the L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy London Men’s Image Award. Ryan has shot with titles including GQ, Noise and Hugo Boss, and worked on numerous shows at London Fashion Week. Most recently he has been busy shooting his own Men’s Collection called ‘Players’, which in his own words is “a story of good guys trying to look bad, with a forced arrogance and ‘don’t care’ attitude”.
Ryan regularly uses his skills to teach at our seminars in the UK and overseas, and to teach in conjunction with L’Oréal Education.Book Ryan Forsythe
James Bacon Art Team
James joined Trevor Sorbie in 2012, and earned his place on the Trevor Sorbie International Art Team in 2013 “which was unmistakably the highlight of my career!”
He has styled hair for musicians such as Emeli Sandé and Brandon Flowers (The Killers), worked backstage at fashion shows and the Alternative Hair show, has reached the finals of the British Hairdressing Awards twice and has been a regional finalist for the L’Oréal Colour Trophy. He brings a unique spirit to the team, and is known for his alternative taste and creative flair.Book James Bacon
Daniel Caceres Art Team
Despite being born in France to Spanish parents, Daniel considers London to be his true home. Inspired to be a hairdresser by his sister, Daniel has many roles within the salon including being an Art Team member, product testing guru, wig cutter and bridal/hair up specialist. His favourite part of his job is seeing the happiness and smile of someone who is feeling and looking good, and his greatest achievement is carrying out an underwater haircut with scuba equipment at 12m deep in the Red Sea.Book Daniel Caceres
Zak Twohig Technical Director / Art Team
Zak joined the company in the beginning of 2014, but quickly worked his way up through the company to join the Art Team.
As a L’Oréal colour specialist Zak is known for his creativity and passion for colour, and he regularly uses this passion to educate others both in the UK and overseas on behalf of Trevor Sorbie and L’Oréal.
Zak has coloured hair for many TV shows including Doctor Who, Torchwood, Downtown Abbey, Stella, Fabulous Baker Boys, and most recently Dakota’s hair for her new music video. He has also worked closely with stars including Ruth Jones, Eve Myles and Samantha Bond on her series Home Fires.
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