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.