Celebrity stylist with down-to-earth roots
From barbershop boy to Buckingham Palace to collect his MBE Trevor Sorbie is no ordinary hairdresser. Listed in Debretts and the International edition of Who’s Who he is the hair stylist who has won more awards than Nicole Kidman, travelled more air miles than Richard Branson and satisfied more women than even a decade’s worth of rippling Chippendales ever managed.
Pioneer of cuts and styling techniques such as The Wedge, The Chop and The Scrunch and innovator of professional haircare products for the high street, Trevor Sorbie has won the coveted British Hairdresser of the Year title an unrivalled four times.
His diverse catalogue of TV credits range from GMTV and This Morning to Call My Bluff, Whatever You Want, Through the Keyhole, Watchdog and the Channel 4 documentary, Faking It. He is the only hairdresser to have become so well known that his vocation has been a question on Who wants to be a Millionaire and The Weakest Link.
Contemporaries and competitors meanwhile hero-worship the fun-loving and unassuming Sorbie. A “brilliant career” created by the combination of “original thinking with superb technical ability” says Vidal Sassoon of his former Artistic Director. Anthony Mascolo acknowledges him as “one of the best hairdressers ever - both directionally and creatively”, while Patrick Cameron describes him as a “great mentor for many thousands of hairdressers.”