Terry Wilson and Kat Smith co-own Hair Organics Notting Hill, a hair salon dedicated to exceptional antipodean service, great hair and fantastic organic and mineral colour without compromise.
Hair Organics Notting Hill was born out of a need to provide a service lacking in London, a small boutique salon that really knows its clientele and specialises in providing high-end services.
All products in the salon are sourced for the highest levels of purity and certified organic ingredients, and the salon is run with a green ethos.
Anything that can be reduced, reused and recycled is. Including the eco towels used at the backwash.
Although there are strict systems and processes the staff follow, all services are provided bespoke to the client, and the results speak for themselves.
Terry and Kat have taken over a struggling salon that was failing and turned it into a highly profitable haven of excellence.
Regular clients come from as far as New York, Russia, Australia and New Zealand specifically for the products and the service. Even a European princess or two.
Terry Wilson is from Blenheim, New Zealand, and has run two successful salons there before heading to the big lights of London to seek his fortune.
He was a successful freelance stylist and makeup artist, working with celebrities such as Keira Knightley, Helena Christiansen and David Beckham.
He has even trialed to be Queen Elizabeth II hairdresser. But his first love is the work in the salon, so when the opportunity to buy a salon in Notting Hill came up, he jumped at the chance to have a piece of London real estate. Small-town Kiwi boy ‘pinch me’ moment.
Kat Smith is from New Plymouth, New Zealand and after 13 years in London has moved to Doha, Qatar, to get more sunshine.
She runs the marketing and administration of the company from her home on a man-made island called ‘The Pearl’, but travels to the UK every 3 months or so to make sure the staff know she’s still in charge.
If Terry is the brawn behind the business, Kat is the brains, having set up a very successful marketing strategy that guarantees new clients in the door every day.
She was also the mastermind behind, and the co-author of their published book 101 Naked Confessions of a Gay Hairdresser.
Hair Organics Notting Hill
3 Ladbroke Road