Hairstory

- Edition 1 -

Hair. It’s such an interesting thing. For many people, it’s their most defining characteristic. It’s rare to find someone who doesn’t use hair to chronicle their life in some way. I guess it’s not surprising, as it has such a powerful effect on appearance and self-esteem – and it’s the one thing you can change again and again.

We’ve heard plenty of childhood stories about being taunted because of hair – and one could write a novel based on a life of hair stories. 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 – challenge ourselves to 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.1.1 | Equal parts product company, think-tank, photo studio, and production house Read


Ed.1, Ch.1.2A founder on London, children, Bumble and bumble, and Vidal Sassoon Read


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


10th Floor Stories: Studio Team

Ed.1, Ch.1.4Brian, Paul and Beth describe the career-altering choice to join Hairstory. Read


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


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


Ed.1, Ch.17How Hairstory is making a difference. Read