- Edition 1 -

It’s rare to find someone who doesn’t use hair to chronicle their life in some way. It has such a powerful effect on appearance and self-esteem – and it’s the one thing you can change again and again.

In this, our first edition, you’ll meet Jennie, a fine, curly-headed girl who envied those “with sleek, straight, fall-into-place hair,” Rowan who didn’t grow any hair at all until she was 2 years old, and Jackie who rues the day she got a teenage perm. Even boyhood isn’t off limits.

Hairstory.com is a chronicle of what we do here at Hairstory Studio – host people of every ilk and facilitate amazing experiences for them. Stylist Tony Kelley, colorist Roxie Darling, cutter Wes Sharpton, and a passionate creative team treat our models (who aren’t models at all in the professional sense) with compassion, respect, care, and attention to every detail. These are their hair stories.

Ed.1, Ch.1.3 | Transforming hair with New Wash means rethinking styling products. Watch

Ed.1, Ch.2A makeup artist and model on the evolution of her hair and finding Wes and Roxie. Read

Ed.1, Ch.3Pretty pink: A woman formerly lost and newly found Watch

Ed.1, Ch.3.1What makes a bob modern? What kind of color can be called “inquisitive?” Read

Ed.1, Ch.4“I was made up and styled with a lion’s mane, a shiny face, and large eyebrows – weird in all the good ways.” Read

Ed.1, Ch.5Two artists discuss color, collaboration, mistakes, and when to say no. Read

Ed.1, Ch.6 | Get a stylist’s eye view of this model on set. Watch

Ed.1, Ch.7 |  Meet this bobbed yogi, rock star and fashion designer. Read

Ed.1, Ch.7.1Wes and Roxie: Timelessness can also be cool. Read

Ed.1, Ch.8A makeup artist shares her virgin color experience. Watch

Ed.1, Ch.9Four models wake up and smell the New Wash. Read

Ed.1, Ch.10.1 | Autumnal blonde, subtle cutting, and getting Undressed Read

Ed.1, Ch.12Our lead haircutter’s preferences, references, and blades of choice Read

Jennie & Chloe

Ed.1, Ch.13A pair of roommates share hair stories, music and creative collaboration. Read

Ed.1, Ch.13.1A musician discusses folk, feminism, Grace Kelly and Kurt Cobain. Read

Ed.1, Ch.13.2Two colorists shed light on the medium and the method. Read

Ed.1, Ch.13.3 A short film about short hair Watch

Ed.1, Ch.13.4Wes makes sad curl happy and Roxie steps aside. Read

Ed.1, Ch.14A Tattoo artist explores vintage ink and dark humor. Read

Ed.1, Ch. 4.1Less is more: Simple edits make big differences. Read

Ed.1, Ch.15This student discovers life on the dark side. Read

Ed.1, Ch. 15.1Roxie discusses taking a rebel to sophisticate. Read

Ed.1, Ch.15.2Rowan recounts her Hairstory tale. Watch

Ed.1, Ch.16Roxie on orange, white walls and natural color. Read