“Not only do we offer our clients top quality hairdressing, and a fabulous salon experience, but most importantly we provide them with an escape from the every day. They can focus on themselves and enjoy our undivided attention. When they walk back out the door feeling fabulous, we know we’ve done our job.”
Established in 1980, Wispers offers vast experience in the hair profession and takes it long established reputation very seriously. The modern and airconditioned Hair and Nail salon is based in the historic 13th Century Wickham Square and has a fantastic reputation for providing an exceptionally high level of service by some of the most talented Hair Professionals in Hampshire and Southern England.
Our mission to constantly improve what we do and exceed our clients’ expectation, has never changed, nor will ever change. The team undergo extensive and regular training and self development programs with leading professional brands such as L’Oreal and industry icons such as Sophia Hilton and Darren Fowler. This enables us to produce results that are always of the highest standards, to stay aware and ahead of the latest trends and to ensure that our team remain at the pinnacle of their talent. We feel passionately about keeping up with all of the latest trends and developments in Hair and Nail Technology. This allows our clients to benefit from new techniques, products and styles that we tailor to suit each client and their individual needs. We offer the latest treatments such as L’Oreal SmartBond and Kerastase FusioDose which allow you to keep your hair looking just like you’ve left the salon for longer, replenish your hair and make it easier to manage.
The salon is equipped with the latest equipment such as Ceramic Rollerballs which ensure the best possible colour and scalp treatment, iPads for your usage during your service, a full complimentary drinks service including alcohol (Wispers has an alcohol license) and an extensive range of magazines for your review. Our nail room is self contained offering you a private treatment during your service.
There is extensive parking within the Square including Free Parking on the edge of the village next to the Fire Station.
About The Owner – Tina O’Nion
“I love this profession – every day and every client is different, trends change and it is never boring. I am lucky to work with such a great team who feel as passionately as I do about offering the very best experience and the client leaving the salon feeling ecstatic about their hair!”
Tina began her career working as a Saturday Girl at a Hair Salon in central Windsor and commenced her training at another salon in Windsor on leaving school. Following the acquisition of the salon by Neil Scott, (Award Winning Hair Up Artist and protégé of Teasy Weasy and Vidal Sassoon) Tina worked under his tutelage at his salons in Ascot, Windsor and Virginia Water. As part of her career progression and to further her education, particularly in Technical, Tina moved to a progressive salon in Ascot called The Hair Advice Centre where for the second time in her career she spent time working for the owner David Drew.
David inspired and motivated Tina to pursue the highest possible levels of achievement and it was at The Hair Advice Salon that Tina completed her training and education with leading global brands such as Vidal Sassoon, L’Oreal, Nicky Clarke and Trevor Sorbie. Tina graduated with the L’Oreal Colour Expert degree in 1999 and was one of the first and youngest in the country to obtain this prestigious award.
Tina has an extensive experience of both cutting and colouring and has worked with some of the best names in the industry. Tina was a Technical Ambassador for L’Oreal before joining the Wispers Team in 2001 where she has worked ever since. Tina has continued her training throughout this period and has lead many training and education sessions to impart her knowledge and techniques on some of her younger colleagues as they embark on their careers.
Tina is as passionate as ever about the high standards of the salon appearance, the client experience and the work that the salon produces. In 2016, the owner and founder of Wispers, Chris Gowing, offered Tina the opportunity to buy the salon and the rest is history, as they say!