Strengthening specialist skills with the ‘WOOD Work’ scheme

The awe-inspiring clocktower exterior, stunning multi-layered historic interior, and strong social media presence would mean nothing if it weren’t for our incredible team of stylists and the diverse talents they bring to the salon floor. Over the years, Tony has developed something called the ‘WOOD Work’ scheme, which hones the specialist interests and passions of each new stylist, as well as their natural abilities.

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Tony Wood Hair: putting the name above the door

After a decade and a half of trade down the street at 88 Castle Road, Tony moved into the iconic clocktower, initially under the ‘United Salons’ brand. He finally put his name above the door in 2013, adopting the beautiful scissor logo, which was based on Tony’s first ever pair of hairdressing scissors

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The EGO Years — Tony Wood before Tony Wood Hair (1988 to 2007)

The place: 88 Castle Road, Southsea. The year: 1990. Tony bought his first salon, named Nickelby’s, after working there for a couple of years as a newly-qualified stylist following his time at Hair of London in Portsmouth’s now-demolished Tricorn Centre. Nickelby’s had been founded in the early 80s by a certain Diane Palmer, in the space where David Western’s bridal couture can be found today.

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