So often the term genius is banded about to describe people, but today’s subject of Textual conversations really is a true genius within his industry, if you asked, literally anybody to name a hair stylist the name Trevor Sorbie is gonna be up there.
Sorbie comes for a long line of Barbers and his name is now synonymous with pioneering hairdressing throughout the Fashion industry. From barbershop to Buckingham Palace to collect his MBE in 2004, he is the hair stylist who has won more awards than any other. Having worked with the late Vidal Sassoon himself, he in turn has trained such noted stylists as Eugene Souleiman and fellow British Hairdresser of the Year winner Angelo Seminara.
I mean there can’t be many hairdressers, who can boast they have been the answer to questions on both Who wants to be a Millionaire & the Weakest Link.
As part of his ultra successful Male Grooming range Trevor has just launched the Deep Clean Shampoo which has been specifically formulated to remove product build-up and grease. Oil based styling products, such as waxes and clays, build up in the hair making it appear dull and can result in less effective cut when you visit your barber.
I know, surely you’d think he wouldn’t have the time to answer the ponderings of Clothes make the man, but yes, of course he made the time, the man’s a true gent.
How did you get into the industry, what was your big break ?
My father was a barber and suggested I become a hairdresser and the rest is history
1974 – creating the wedge cut for Vidal Sassoon
Who would do you ideal diner guest and why ?
Richard Branson for his innovative business ideas, he should be a PM one day
What piece of clothing best describes you ?
What piece of style advise do you live by ?
Trying to keep modern but always matching my age
If you could have invented anything what would it be ?
Who is your style icon ? Why ?
David Beckham, keeps re inventing himself, especially in hair
Tell us something no one else knows ?
No matter what event I always attend, I still get as nervous, if not more so when facing an audience
Have you ever bought a piece of clothing and regretted it ? If so what & why ?
Yes many times which has normally been after a couple of glasses of wine