Gavin: Principle Stylist

The esteemed Gavin Dowd started his career as a fresh-faced 18 year old trainee in his hometown Bloemfontein, South Africa back in 1998. Climbing effortlessly through the hairdressing ranks, Gavin quickly built a full column of loyal clientele including the occasional celebrity (the likes of Jason Isaacs, Helen Fielding and Nina Nannar have graced his chair).

Constantly honing his technique with further education, Gavin passed his Wella Master Colour Expert qualifications in 2021.

With a passion for everything from precision cutting and clipper work to the explorative, expressive world of colour (not to mention a penchant for the more intimate salon environment where attention to detail and a personal experience is key) Gavin Dowd has built a symphony of skills where every movement is thought through and attentively executed.

Having worked in various salons across the globe - from London’s Queens Part to South Africa’s Cape Town – Gavin’s experience ranges from tending to the glossy tresses of his loyal clientele, to mastering camera-ready looks for TV stars and even tailoring and styling sheitels (a wig or half wig worn by some Orthodox Jewish married women) to ensure they appear salon-fresh and glamorous from the word go. With his intuitive styling skills and artful panache, this ability meant he became extremely popular within the Jewish Cape Town community.

A haircut or colour with Gavin Dowd is therefore more than just an appointment, it’s a personal experience filled with energy and spirit, not to mention good conversation.

First Ladies Cut and Finish 135
Ladies Cut and Finish 115
First Gents Cut 105
Gents Cut 88
Teenage Girl Cut (14-17 Years) 90
Teenage Boy Cut (14-17 Years) 80
Child Cut (8-13 Years) 70
Child Cut (0-7 Years) 60
Blow Dry 60
Blow Dry Thick/Long or Extensions 75
Full Head Highlights 230
Half Head Highlights 210
Hairline and Parting Highlights 200
Root Tint 125
Full Head Tint 145
Tint and Partial Highlights 215
Tint and Half Head Highlights 240
Balayage Full Head 250
Balayage Half Head 215
Balayage Partial 175
Salon Treatments
Keratin 290
Malibu 25
Shine 25
Colour Saver 25
Colour Booster 25