“Sitting down with Jack for a few minutes was a great indicator of how the salon works. Asking about my hair and actually listening to what I wanted is one thing that many stylists seem to ignore – his 20+ years in the industry was obvious from the first handshake.

… More than happy with my visit to Japonica, I eventually headed out. Walking out of such a zen zone to New England Road is a bit of a culture shock. I certainly wanted to turn around and go straight back into this oasis.”

“I have been delighted with the professional service I have received from Jack. He is a natural and intuitive stylist who listens to my ideas but is able to interpret my aspirations into a style which is both fashionable yet manageable. It is always a pleasure to spend time in his company whilst getting the very best in hair styling and his personal attention to detail which makes for that special salon experience.”
Nicola Latham

“Totally safe in Jack’s scissored hands, super relaxing vibes in Japonica Hair Salon.”
Djzema Louiz

“Jack’s been cutting my hair for the last 18 years! Always amazing! So happy he’s opened his own super cool shop.”
Daniela Exley

“Came up from Eastbourne to have my hair done at Japonica hair salon and was definitely worth driving out of town for! Lovely atmosphere and team very impressed.”
Tiffany Randall

“Jack Bayne has some seriously excellent scissor skills, a real master at creating great structure and balance with his cuts. He will see to the finer details and won’t let you leave till it’s just right. The Japonica Hair Salon is the perfect environment for Jack to work his magic.”
Grace Jones

“Jacks been doing my haircuts for many years, from when he was at Cuttlefish and ever since. So pleased he has his own Salon now, he deserves it! Lucky to have such a considerate and innovative stylist in town, he is a master of his art. And now he is only 60 seconds from my office! That’s great news for me! Haha Looking forward to a cup of herbal tea in the garden…”
Ali Terry

“Jack has cut my hair for we think 17 years… I’ve had to follow him around Brighton from salon to salon the last few years (that’s how much I love his haircutting skills) so it’s a great relief that he’s now got his own place at Japonica hair salon. Had a colour and cut today in the new gaff and I can’t praise the team highly enough… great service, great colour and a really chilled Jack which is brilliant. I thoroughly recommend you check them out. Although please leave room for me please as no other hairdresser will do.”
Sally Oakenfold

“Just had my hair cut  salon in Brighton great cut, lovely staff & beautiful salon. Go treat yourself ”

“Just wanted to say how thrilled I am with my gorgeous new hair colour and cut from the fab duo Jack Bayne and Anne Lazarus at Japonica hair salon. Love everything about the new shop guys and look forward to seeing you soon! Thanks so much!”
Sadie Kohler

“As someone who plays in bands, it’s fantastic to finally find a salon which caters to people like me! I just took a gig flyer along to Japonica Hair and showed them, and they gave me 20% off my haircut, just for being in a band! It was done by Jack Bayne and it’s WICKED, probably the first time anyone’s done a haircut I really love. This is where I get my hair cut now! And they do discounts for people in ALL arts, not just music… so now, for the first time ever, we can be in the arts AND have awesome hair!”
Jay Roberts

“I have very curly hair and only trust a handful of hair stylists with my locks. When my regular stylist went on maternity leave, she informed me it was Jack Bayne who actually trained her! Jack’s been doing wonders with my hair ever since and now I wouldn’t consider going anywhere but Japonica to get my hair cut.”
Lorraine Smith

“Being a man who normally goes in for a no-nonsense, cheapo cut, I was mesmerised by Anne’s deft touch with the scissors. So much so that I didn’t fall asleep in the chair, like I normally do. She spent time finding out exactly what I wanted and then delivered it with the finesse of a woman possessed by the spirit of Vidal Sassoon.

Combine this with a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, a lovely little garden where you can drink tea to your heart’s content and you have the makings of a gem amongst the pretentious and sometimes awkward atmosphere of other Brighton salons I have been to in the past. I (literally) couldn’t do a better job myself!”
Suresh Manan

“Jack has created a beautiful space to properly wind down and get a smashing haircut in the process. I can’t recommend Japonica highly enough. Go see them and check out fab discounts for artists and musicians as well as the usual. Excellent!”
Liz Wiife