Shaun McGrath is Stevie English Hair’s resident nutty professor/ avant garde/ creative genius. Shaun moved to Sydney after 7 years in London working under former Vidal Sassoon creative and education director Michael Lawless (who also mentored another Stevie EnglishDirector Dave), and we snatched him up straight away. His unique combination of precision cutting skills and genuine other-realm creativity make him a favourite among our guests who like to push the envelope with their hair, plus he has a loyal client base who appreciate the beauty of a truly great haircut. We asked him a few questions about what makes him tick:




What is your core philosophy about hair and hairdressing?


I believe that everyone has the right to have an individual hair style. That doesn’t mean it has to be unique - but the hair you wear should look like its yours not just the latest trendy cut. 


How do you bring your imagination to salon styles?


My inspiration is diverse - i look for ways to alter the shape and silhouette of styles - sometimes 


What do you do outside the salon for fun?


I Kayak, surf - being in nature is part and parcel of who I am, its how I relax and also where much of my inspiration comes from.


What hair care products do you recommend the most?


I usually recommend a mix and match across the three great ranges we have in the salon - depending on peoples hair and what I have created for them - if we have a major colour - that would be different to someone with fine hair with just a great cut.


Q1. What is one of your favorite quotes?

“I’ve changed my pony mind” ( my 5yr old son )

Q2. What’s your favorite indoor/outdoor activity?


Q3. What sound do you love?

Minor keys

Q4. If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose?

Flint Lockwood

Q5. What songs are included on the soundtrack to your life?

#41 – Dave Mathews band
Crave – the butterfly effect
Roquefort – Karnivool
Let’s go walk this town – my friend the chocolate cake
Fall at your feet – crowded house
Bird of feather – cog (had to throw in a bondi local)
Round here – counting crows
Tornado – jonsi
Aimee – Damien Rice
Falling Areoplanes – Darren Hanlon

Q6. Can you fake any accents?

Not very well

Q7. Do you have any hidden talents?

I’m musically brilliant.

Q8. What is on your bedside table?

Tax receipts and a breakfast plate

Q9. What is your lucky number?

What’s your lucky number ? “Wink wink”

Q10. Which way does your toilet paper hang on the wall – over or under?

I'm happy with others to decide that for me.

Q11. What, or who, are you a “closet” fan of?

Pauly Shore films