Hairdresser Trevor Sorbie describes his success story to North East entrepreneurs
PUBLISHED: 13:02 23 July 2010 | UPDATED: 17:37 20 February 2013
Britain's best known hairdresser, Trevor Sorbie, shared the story of his success with North East business figures at the Brewin Dolphin office in Newcastle
Britains best known hairdresser, Trevor Sorbie, shared the story of his success with North East business figures at the Brewin Dolphin office in Newcastle, revealing how he went from barbershop boy to Buckingham Palace and is now helping victims of cancer.
Trevor, who was in the region for the Entrepreneurs Forum, worked as an apprentice in his fathers two-chair Essex barbers before opening his own shop then becoming a stylist at Vidal Sassoon. He later became the firms artistic director.
He went on to style the stars and built a first class reputation through his own salons, securing the British Hairdresser of the Year title an unrivalled four times and developing a professional hair care product range.
Five years ago, a conversation with his late sister-in-law Jackie Sorbie at her home in Rothbury, Northumberland, sowed the seed for his latest - and most satisfying - venture.
My New Hair provides a wig styling service for people with medical related hair loss typically to women undergoing treatment for cancer.