At Milo’s salon, finding your style is uncomplicated. The fine arts of fashion and hairdressing meet. A handmade accessory sits comfortably next to styling cream awaiting your perusal. You may walk in for a cut and colour, but are just as likely to leave with shiny new boots or a bottle of fragrance.
After Milo finished his studies at St. Martin’s College, he travelled widely, using his skills with scissors (that he’d luckily learnt from his mum, a hairdresser) to pay his way. Below the equator, under the sun, as Milo honed his craft, an idea began to blossom. On returning home, he spent time in Trumpers of Mayfair, learning Gentleman’s barbering. By 2000, the first “Milo’s Gentleman’s Grooming Salon” opened its doors in Kent.
By the time it came for Milo to open his third shop in Brighton, he had met his wife Emma. She’d been working with John Frieda in London, styling the great and good. Emma’s wealth of hairdressing experience perfectly complimented Milo. The new shop, representing the couple, became a home for first class gentlemen’s barbering and ladies hairdressing.
However, Milo didn’t stop there. Drawing on his St. Martin’s training in product design and display, and their mutual love of fashion, the salon also became a home for the sale of clothes, shoes, bags and accessories. When people came to get their hair cut, they could browse hand-made, crafted designs. It was something new and it worked.
Soon, the UK-manufactured clothing collection “Milo’s” came to be. Inspired by Brighton’s nautical heritage and utilising traditional design elements, it is made in collaboration with Burro, the iconic British menswear brand. It represents a capsule wardrobe collection. You really can visit Milo’s and leave with both a new haircut and a complete outfit.
The final piece of the picture? The holistic approach to style extends to aromatics and to keeping that hairstyle tamed. Creams and fragrances under the “by Milo’s” name are about to hit the market. Styling creams that offer control but leave the hair looking healthy and un-greasy. Fragrances inspired by the sea, the spice trade route and childhood holidays beneath tall pines in the South of France. Watch this space for the collection to be revealed during the autumn of 2018.
Despite appearances, Milo isn’t trying to do everything, he simply wants to bring something co-ordinated and classic to a complex, often confusing market. To encapsulate an attitude using timeless style and aromas from well-travelled and experienced hands. Simplicity borne out of sophistication.
Milo’s Cutting Room & Boutique – Brighton
Milo’s in Brighton is a small, independent cutting room for ladies and gents and a clothing & accessories shop with a focus on classic utility wear; a one-stop destination for those with an appreciation of style. As we look forwards to our new second shop and product launch, today we are united by one simple concept: to create a relaxing space where people can fine tune their style with the latest cuts and colour, a selection of luxury grooming products, clothing and accessories.
Come and see for yourself in our Brighton cutting rooms or browse our collection on Amazon or in our online shop. Either way we hope you enjoy your Milo’s experience and come back for more soon.