Former top London stylist Rob Baker has joined hair and beauty salon thirtyOne in Crewkerne as Creative Director. Rob who was born in Lyme Regis, has decades of award-winning expertise in hair and beauty, having previously led teams of stylists at top-tier salons in London, Bath and Exeter and run his premier establishment at Chipping Norton in the Cotswolds for over 20 years.
Owner-director of thirtyOne in Market Square, Jilly Lynch said: ” Bringing Rob into my team as Creative Director will give us more than 300,000 hours of hairstyling experience between us all. I am delighted to be working with Rob again after so long. His addition to our all-female team, will bring a great dynamic to the salon when we reopen on April 12th.”
Rob’s expert skills and experience in cutting and colouring is not the only addition he will be bringing to the salon – he also enjoys baking and clients will be able to enjoy his homemade cakes. Rob said: “I like to think of a great salon as being, after your home and work, that third and special place where clients can come to feel relaxed, be pampered and come out looking their very best.
“I am thrilled to be joining Jilly’s great team at a salon which is already renowned not only for the excellence of its cutting and friendly professionalism but which is also a shining example of what a top salon ought to be all about – an oasis committed to giving you the best experience possible. And with the best experience should come great cake. Long ago I began baking my own cakes for my clients at my salon in the Cotswolds and it proved extremely popular. My fruit cake is a bit of a hit and I’m looking forward to it ‘raisin’ a smile in Crewkerne. It’s a dream ‘crumb’ true to be here.”(Our feature photo of Rob Baker cutting the cake with trainee stylist Robyn Elliott was taken by Paul Lynch).