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Hari's Hair Salon, Notting Hill: Crowning Glory

The fastest way to a fabulous new you for the Christmas party? A trip to the hairdressers of course

In recent years, Hari’s hair salon has built a reputation for luxuriously catering to the latest trends, from party buns and balayage to millennial pink locks. This season is no different, with each outpost offering lustrous metallic paint for the festive season, which can be applied via stencil to top-knots and fresh blow dries for a gleaming party crown a la Cara Delevingne.

At the heart of Hari’s however, sits a pin-sharp haircut in a stylish salon that runs like clockwork. The new Notting Hill outpost opened during summer but you’d be forgiven for assuming it had been there for years, bustling with friendly returning customers and even friendlier staff.

This newly crowned local hero attracts a stylish, laidback crowd seeking low-key elegance, plus a smattering of undisclosed VIPs (discretion is key at Hari’s). Like its haircuts, the salon exudes cool, relaxed sophistication – all exposed brick and signature bright red accents.

Stylists at Hari’s tell you how it is, or told me anyway. Tina politely advised that my hair was too fat at the front, too limp at the bottom and all wrong really. Over the course of an hour, she deftly snipped away to reveal a sleek, bouncy coiffure that suited my face and personality. One month on, this cut has longevity too. For those seeking low-key colour, Hari’s is also famed for its soft highlights and divinely undone locks.

From £60, Hari's hairdresser, 41 Ledbury Road, Notting Hill