Hari’s is more than just a hairdressers. Along with your usual cut and blow dry, the new branch on King’s Road in Chelsea is also an art gallery and venue with a Courvoisier bar. Customers can sit down at a piano, in front of a 1960s Mini or a red phone box designed by sculptor Walter Raes, who’s work was once described by Isabella Blow as ‘avant garbage’.
The boutique salon hosts live music and a resident DJ – when I went to check it out last Saturday there was a live jazz saxophonist. They offer caviar treatments and Brazilian blow dries, which I hear are fantastic, but I decided to keep it simple with a cut and blow dry. I booked in with Sarah, who gave me a brand new shoulder-length crop and the best blow dry I’ve ever had – it survived an entire Saturday night on the dance floor.
Why can’t every salon experience be like this?