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Return of the Hair Cut

Feature: Quick Read
Words by Mollie Hammond

After tireless months of longing, wishing and waiting, the Harrods Hair & Beauty Salon has finally reopened its doors. The frequent temptations of booking an appointment with the kitchen scissors are no more and you can now sleep easy knowing your next cut and colour is just a phone call away.


On the subject of hair cutting, do you think we’ve waited all this time just to pop in for a trim? Emerging from lockdown goes hand in hand with completely switching up your style and taking a haircut to the next level – just above shoulder level, to be precise. The good news? There’s a short hair style out there for everyone, you’ve just got to find it. Or, in this case, let us find it for you.

The LOB 2.0

Championed by the likes of Lily James, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Laura Harrier, the long bob is a great option for those who want to try a new look but aren’t quite ready to commit to a super-short hairstyle. The cut suits almost every face shape – less so longer faces – and makes finer hair instantly appear thicker. Maximise your hair's 'me time' by treating it to Ouai Detox Shampoo, enriched with apple cider vinegar.

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Detox Shampoo (300ml)



"A lob is one of my favourite styles to create. It's ultra-chic and can be worn sharp and sleek or tousled and beachy."


In recent years, buzz cuts have become mainstream and are identified by hair that is clipped very close to the head. Best suited to oval or rectangular face shapes, the zero-maintenance style is a great option for accentuating facial features – hello, cheekbones. Just don't forget SPF!

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Sun Care Oil Mist Body Hair SPF 30



"The rise in buzz cuts is a sign that women are redefining the perception of femininity. The biggest benefit? Never having a bad hair day."

The BOB is Back

Not only is this cut timeless, its versatility means it can be worn straight and sharp or enhanced by natural curls. If you have a round face shape, the hair should sit just below the chin to elongate it. For an oval face shape, you can take the cut even shorter.

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HST Clipless Curling Iron (25mm)



"Committing to a style change, like a sharp bob, can make you feel hugely better in yourself. I think everyone is ready for a new chapter; now more than ever."

The Power PIXIE

Done right, a pixie can be wonderfully refreshing and youth-giving. The key to rocking this bold haircut is in the balancing of your features. For example, on a rounder face shape, add some volume on the top while keeping the back and sides as short as possible.

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Acqua di Parma

Barbiere Fixing Wax Strong Hold (75ml)



"The pixie cut looks cute, feminine and flattering, and tends to give someone a sense of power. It's adventurous and easy to maintain."

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Our expert stylists in the Hair & Beauty Salon specialise in luxury hair services that will leave you feeling your very best self, every time you visit. So, what are you waiting for?