Tristan at the Sassoon Academy London

Tristan has been a Garbo’s Stylist for over 7 years now and his hard work has always shone through.  Having always been inspired by Vidal Sassoon, Tristan was rewarded with a chance to go to the Sassoon Academy in London to attend two courses.

Image of cuts by Tristan at Sassoon Academy

Sassoon Course cuts

For over 60 years, the reputation of Sassoon Academy has been built on developing and providing world-class education at their academies and education centers around the globe, inspiring generations of hair professionals of all levels of experience.

Tristan has become part of the extended Sassoon Family and has taken away with him a piece of the culture that created Sassoon.

The abc Cut course provides one week devoted to the touchstone techniques used by Sassoon trained stylists, allowing Tristan time and space to truly perfect his lines, graduation, layering and combinations.

Staying motivated can be a constant challenge, so this course is tailor-made to assist Tristan in achieving his goals.  The Salon Creative Cut course will elevate Tristan’s day-to-day salon work to a new level.

The course  focused on creating salon looks to take back to the Garbo’s Salon.  Inspired by the proprietary methods of abc cutting hair the Sassoon way.  Tristan learnt how Sassoon’s innovative cutting techniques can be tailored to suit the Garbo’s clientele whilst giving Tristan the tools to inspire members of the Garbo’s Team.


“So very pleased to have been a part of the Heritage of my craft, and also very excited, to bring my refined skills and new techniques to the streets  of Southsea with more precision & contemporary shapes”

Tristan receiving his cutting course certificate
Getting my Sassoon course certificate

Garbos Hair Hero of the Week

Grace before and after image of her hair cut

Garbos Hair Hero of the Week is Grace Tarr. Grace who is 21 and from Gosport has decided to have the chop and in doing so is donating her lovely locks to the Charity “ Little Princess Trust “. Little Princess Charity makes wigs for Girls who have lost their hair, out of the hair donated by amazing individuals like Grace.
“ Garbos have had lot’s of clients donate there hair over the years to this amazing charity “ said Billy Smith Artistic Director. “ It’s also great for us to complete re-style someone’s hair in the process “.
If you would like to donate then follow this


Grace with long hair

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