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Talking Hot Hair Cuts and Extensions With Stylist Luke Hersheson


Luke Hersheson is the son of acclaimed hairstylist Daniel Hersheson and the creative director of Hershesons, a London-based hair salon that is on the speed dial of A-listers and royalty alike. The London flagship salon, Daniel Hersheson on Conduit Street, is just a stone’s throw from Vogue House and its sister site is at the top of the Harvey Nichols department store in Knightsbridge.

The Hershesons are nothing short of being hair styling pioneers and launched the first straightening iron in 2008. The first Hershesons Blow Dry Bar was also launched in London, causing a stampede at the Oxford Circus Topshop outlet. Now, with three blow-dry bars across the capital, customers can choose from a menu of 12 catwalk styles which are crafted in just 30 minutes. The brand has also launched a collection of both real and synthetic hair extensions and a styling toolkit that hair dreams are made of (now available in the Middle East at Sephora). speaks to Luke Hersheson about haircuts, hair color, fake hair, and celebrity styling.

ELIZABETH WHISTON-DEW: What are the hair trends for 2015?

interview-hairstylist-luke-hersheson-on-hair-extensions-haircuts-hair-colorLUKE HERSHESON: I see a 1990s resurgence, the look is really modern and minimal. Now, it’s all about the nuances that make a great texture or cut. We see a lot of shorter hair coming through and after years of long hair, being modern means the antithesis of that. Long, one-length hair just doesn’t seem right anymore. I actually cut Sienna Miller’s new short hairdo, which is for a film role. She deceptively has loads of hair, so we first chopped it into the length, then added an undercut, and lastly, a fringe.

Which hairstyle should every girl master?

The ponytail—ponytails are never out of fashion and the more hair in a ponytail, the richer and more luscious it looks.


In your opinion, who are the hair color pin-ups for this summer?

Look to the 1990s’ supermodels: Cindy Crawford, Nadja Auermann, and Linda Evangelista.

What are your hair color rules?

I don’t think it’s about whether you are blond or brunette; it’s more important to use the right tone to enhance the complexion. For Arab hair, my advice is don’t go too light, remember the two-shade rule as your hair needs to look like it belongs to you. If you fancy going lighter, a few well-placed fine highlights will do the trick; we call them micro lights.

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