Absolutely Heads to West London Salon Hare & Bone to Trim Our Tresses and Embrace a Shorter Hair Style As Temperatures Rise.
Words Joy Montgomery
There’s nothing more liberating that going for a dramatic chop. Whether it’s shaking-up your wardrobe, giving your beauty routine a new lease of life or just celebrating a fresh start, changing up your haircut can be both an exciting and daunting process.
It’s with this in mind that we venture into Hare & Bone’s edgier-than-thou salon on Great Titchfield Street, ready to go from below shoulder-length hair to a daring jaw-grazing bob. The appointment begins with forensic-level analysis of our hair with our lovely stylist Nathan. He examines inspiration images, discusses natural texture and thickness and acknowledges personal style. Additionally, Nathan identifies the fine line between modern bob and the dreaded ‘mom’ ‘do (apparently the key is avoiding layers and keeping texture shaggy).
After offering just the right amount of guidance, our stylist starts snipping away, while we enjoy a cup of coffee and watch long tendrils of hair fall to the floor. After the cut is complete, the styling process begins and Nathan talks through the technique of creating that elusive undone look. Using Kerastase’s Mousse Bouffante line to create texture and hold, our now short hair is blow-dried straight before straighteners are used to gently wave and kink the hair – another key component of keeping the texture modern. As a final flourish Nathan uses KMS’ Hair Play spray whilst running his hands through the waves, roughing them up and separating them out.
The final result is more than we hope for: a modern bob so chic and stylish that we haven’t yearned after our long locks since. Nathan recommends getting a trim every 6 to 8 weeks to keep the look fresh – try and keep us away.