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| October 26, 2020

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Sam Robinson

After successfully launching a stunning hair and beauty salon in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, in 2007, it was only a matter of time before business partners, Tom O’Brien and Terry Sowerby, sourced a stylish location for their second salon venture!


Step forward the distinguished cathedral city of Ripon, which is now home to the duo’s second salon outpost, bringing with it the elevated level of luxury, style and first-class hairdressing and beauty services that Baroque Hair has become renowned for.

The New Salon

Baroque Hair Ripon is a 2,000 square foot salon that boasts an opulent interior with a deluxe aesthetic and intimate ambience. Featuring an elegant décor inspired by a French chateau, the salon has fast become known among its clientele for its unique and stunning interior design. A sumptuous combination of modern shades of grey, glossy black surfaces and lavish furnishings create a sense of grandeur and exclusivity, while sleek design details, such as polished limed oak flooring, and white LED up-lighting, give the salon’s design a thoroughly modern finish.

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A Sociable Atmosphere

As soon as clients step inside the latest Baroque Hair salon, they are transported into a haven of relaxation and elegance. An oversized French dining table and matching chairs take centre stage in the large reception area, injecting the entrance with a heady dose of chic, creating a charmingly sociable atmosphere.

A nearby refreshment area, complete with plush leather Chesterfield sofas, is the perfect spot for a pre-appointment mug of herbal tea, freshly ground coffee, or a more indulgent glass of wine, and has predictably become a hit with Ripon’s well-heeled clients. A slick and polished retail zone – with a full range of Kevin Murphy and Kérastase retail – completes the area.

Styling Stations

While the reception area evokes a sense of togetherness, the overall vibe of the main salon is far more intimate and private. Individual styling stations have been positioned to create a level of privacy that is a rare find in salons. Each styling station features its own ornate dressing table and Baroque-style mirror and has been designed to make each client feel like a VIP. Similarly, the backwash area has been designed with a focus on privacy and exclusivity.

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Choosing The Venue

The latest addition to the Baroque Hair salon portfolio is unique, both in its design and character. The historic building that is now its new hairdressing home was once the town post office, before becoming a nightclub. When co-owners, Tom O’Brien and Terry Sowerby, decided on the venue, the distinctive building provided the perfect character-rich setting. Ripping out the current interior provided the duo with the perfect blank canvas, allowing them to transform it into what is now a deluxe hair and beauty salon. Being affiliated with Kevin Murphy also meant that they renovated the building with great environmental consideration. All the external walls and roof sections have been insulated, while water is heated by a highly efficient gas-condensing boiler with a pressurised water storage tank, to make the salon as energy-efficient as possible.

No expense Spared

It is no mean feat, following in the footsteps of a highly successful, town-centre salon, yet Baroque Hair Ripon has already earned itself a reputation that’s as glossy as that of its Harrogate sister salon. As Baroque Hair co-owner, Tom O’Brien, explains: “Ripon is an affluent town, with residents that deserve a boutique-style salon that would be found in London’s Knightsbridge, with a service to match. No expense has been spared to make this place as inviting, comfortable and high-end as possible, yet it remains successful on a practical level. We’ve managed to successfully strike the perfect balance between openness and intimacy, and that, together with our unparalleled hairdressing standards, is something that we believe clients will return for, time and time again.”

If you want to find out more more about the brand, visit Baroque Hair here.