Paul Harewood
Paul HarewoodHair Stylist & Salon Director
I practice world-leading techniques of precision hairdressing. My haircuts are structured, often with strong lines, to create technically sound, classic shapes which I soften and loosen to be wearable in day to day life. I left a solid clientele in Bath behind when I was selected to train at Vidal Sassoon in my 20s. After passing the exacting final presentation, I went on to work in Sassoon salons and academies in London. As Creative Director of Mahogany Academy I travelled the world teaching, presented at ‘Salon International’ and ‘Cosmoprof’ and had my work published in industry magazines. More recently, I trained in hair loss at the Philip Kingsley Trichology Clinic to help our clients maintain a healthy scalp for healthy hair. In 2016 I completed the 365 business management programme. In 2017 I’m sitting on a ‘Trailblazers’ Committee – a group of employers responsible for setting apprenticeship standards in England. Material’s team is fully employed.
Louise Davies
Louise DaviesMaster Colour Expert / Level 2
I’ve been a hairdresser for almost 20 years and am both a salon stylist/colourist and academy educator. I love the creativity and variety of hairdressing: I trained in Bath and worked in salons as a stylist/colourist and night school teacher which inspired me to teach full time at Reflections Academy in Bristol. I loved the 8 years I spent teaching and creating for hair shows and photographic competitions like Wella Trend Vision in which I was a regional finalist. I completed the Wella Colour Degree at the Wella Studios in London and, as a well as being recognised as one of the UK’s top professional hair colourists as a Master Colour Expert, I regularly get invited back for exclusive training and seminars. I’m looking forward to bringing all my skills back into the salon – I love that I can tailor brand new exciting colour techniques, mixes and styles to create looks that complement my clients’ lifestyles, fashion choices, features and skin tones.
Abi Bateman
Abi BatemanLevel 2 Stylist & Colourist
I’ve always been enthusiastic, creative and willing to learn so hairdressing suits me down to the ground. I’ve worked in salons since the age of 14, steadily improving and developing my skills at Reflections Training Academy for 3 years while working my way up to Stylist. I joined Material in July 2016 and during my first few months as part of the team Paul took time out to pass on some of his Sassoon knowledge, showing me sharp precision cutting skills. In 2017 I’m following my passion for colour by enrolling on the Wella Master Colour Programme. 
I offer all aspects of cutting, colouring and styling hair-up, though if I had to choose I’d say that creative colouring and braiding are my favourite things to do: I feel you can be really expressive though fashion colours and, being a festival goer, I’ve had loads of practise creating fun, unique braiding styles which I’m now offering as a service at Material.
Beth Somerset
Beth SomersetLevel 1 Stylist & Colourist
Introducing Material’s first home-grown, precision trained hairdresser Beth…
My hairdressing journey started in October 2015 when I started working at Material and I’ve been here ever since. I love every minute being a part of the Material team as it’s helped me progress in college and build confidence in myself. At the start of 2016 I entered the National Hairdressers’ Federation ‘Incredibles’ competition; I got through to the finals and spent a day training at the HoB academy in London – it really kickstarted my year! I’ve now nearly completed my NVQ Level 2 qualification and will now roll straight into level 3, training one day a week at Reflections and a day in the salon. Outside work I enjoy horse riding and have done since I was 7 years old. Now that I have to focus on my college work I don’t ride as much but I still enjoy being out in the fresh air.
Lou Glasbey
Lou GlasbeyLevel 3 Stylist & Colourist
Introducing Material’s new senior Stylist & Colourist, Lou joins the team on Wednesday 13th September. Her specialities are:

Colour Correction, Balayage, Ombre, Melts, Foils & more.

Now taking bookings online and by calling the salon.