People Profile – Timothy Pearson – Top of The Crops

When we were young and still at school we often wondered what we would do when we ‘grow up’.

The seeds of dreams are formed at a very young age and they grow within us, never leaving us until they come to fruition. However, they can fall by the wayside and get left behind by the bustle of everyday life.

Not so for Timothy Pearson, who as a young boy attended Glebelands, a local school in Cranleigh and has since spent most of his life here in the village. At school he was very creative and artistic, loved music, and playing the guitar – which he had done since the age of four years old.

Tim has lived in Cranleigh for twenty seven years, and when he left school he decided to become a professional hairdresser and trained with Toni & Guy when he was just seventeen.
However his love of music and playing the guitar never left him and he decided to change direction, cutting hair and going to music college where he excelled.

In 1996 he got his big break when he successfully auditioned against hundreds of other hopefuls to become lead guitarist for the band Boyzone and within three weeks was on a world tour. A dream come true!

Tim went on to play with the likes of Elvis Costello, All Saints, Britney Spears, Michael Jackson, and Blue, appearing at a Royal Variety Performance and in US stadiums.

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< Tim and Britney Spears

However, he said ‘I never really left hairdressing as I ended up cutting all the stars’ hair backstage at the gigs.’

Having toured the world with Boyzone and played guitar for Robbie Williams, Tim Pearson came back home to Cranleigh, set up his own hairdressing business and he has never looked back. He loves styling and cutting hair.

He said; ‘Travelling the world in a band is a very fast paced way of life. Money earnt soon gets spent at a similar speed. Plus you are continually working away from home, from your friends and family, which can be hard.’

Tim adds: ‘But I love the creativity and freedom of expression with hairdressing.’ His salon, Timothy Pearson Hairdressing, opened in the village on the corner of St James’ Place in 2006 and his business is very much a part of the local community.

Tim still plays guitar but who would have thought when he was a young boy in the classroom, how much those small seeds of imaginings would grow and lead him in his musical career playing guitar all over the world.

Timothy Pearson continues to offer the very best in hair care from trained colour technicians and stylists.

The Salon has a fresh and vibrant feel, providing a warm, friendly atmosphere and a personal service tailored to your needs, making you feel relaxed and at home in their modern environment.

Contact: 01483 274 750

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