The esteemed Gavin Dowd has over 21 years of experience within the industry having started his career as a fresh-faced 18 year old trainee in his hometown Bloemfontein, South Africa. 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).
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.