Getting a haircut is very much like Russian roulette. A few hours within the mirrored interior of a hair salon can leave one feeling as much as if you have been touched by the magic of Edward’s Scissor Hands as it can wishing you had gone to pay the demon barber your first, and last, visit. Hair, although, not a matter of life or death, nevertheless defines who we are and what we want people to perceive us as. Our tousled flyaway locks or split-ended sideburns are an extension of our personalities and can on a first impression hint at what lies beneath.
Oscar Wilde exclaimed how men’s faces are their autobiographies and a woman’s work of fiction, which would make our coiffures the covers to the novels of our lives.
Although we wouldn’t admit to judging a book by its cover when it comes to people; hair, clothing and shoes define the individual.
The King’s Road has catered, throughout time for royalty, hoy-poloy, musicians and the non-conformists of society; yet nowadays it is mostly an environment where you will find more face-lifts than uplifted faces. This, I am happy to say is quite the reverse when one enters Hari’s hair salon. Greeted by genuinely eye wrinkling smiley faces you can allow yourself to escape from the hustle and bustle of London’s busy streets and relax with a drink from their in-house bar. It seems Hari, whether by accident or with purpose, is not only a dresser of hair but a lifestyle guru; his Kings Road salon transcends the hectic nature of London to grace a little part of Chelsea with hair wisdom and style leaving stressed tresses replenished and revived. Hari’s adds to Chelsea’s charm and in keeping with the local area is not cheap. Do look out for model nights though as you can get it done cheaper this way!
I left the salon feeling, and looking much better than when I went in!
Hari’s Hair is located at 233 Kings Road, Chelsea, SW3 5EJ or 305 Brompton Road, SW3 2DY. Visit their website for bookings and further info www.harissalon.com