ben hards ◼︎ creative director | london session hair stylist
Regional finalist at the L'Oréal Colour Trophy Awards in the Men’s Image & the Women’s Colour Trophy Image.
With over 12 years’ experience, sought-after celebrity session stylist, Ben Hards, brings with him many years of experience in the industry, along with a sharp eye for what makes hair great. Being one of the most wanted hairstylists in London and the UK. Ben has been personally contacted to look after world-renowned artists such as Zayn Malik and Shura, working on the Annie Mac Show & BBC's Sound of 2015, as well as some of the world’s top models, he is highly respected and trusted by both his clients and fellow professionals alike.
Ben started his career at Vidal Sassoon, before moving on to Toni & Guy where his rapid rise to Style Director and Manager was unprecedented in the company’s history.
His desire to stay on top is clear to see and evident in his work on numerous photo shoots for editorials in publications such as Hunger Magazine, L'Officiel, Koncierge Magazine and Untitled Magazine to name a few.
Ben’s work has taken him overseas to France, Denmark and Milan for many photo shoots & Fashion Weeks, where he styled for brands such as Ralph & Russo, Daks London, Iceberg & Andrea Pompilio. Closer to home, he is a regular at London Fashion Week, where he has worked with, among others, Julien MacDonald, Pringle of Scotland, Kristian Aadnevik, Sibling, Emilia Wickstead, Sadie Williams, Matty Bovan and Temperley London.
As well as working alongside the Toni & Guy Art Team, Ben has styled hair behind the scenes & on stage with other leading stylists including Syd Hayes, Antonio Corral Calero and hairdressing icon Errol Douglas. Other big-names in fashion and beauty brands that Ben has worked with include Lancome, influential designers Replay Jeans, Barbara Alan and Ronit Zilkha. He was personally invited to style Lucie de la Falaise’s hair for the Dior Cruise show & at Vogue House, home to Conde Nast, where he styled six of the Vogue Editors hair for "Vogues Fashion Night Out".
Ben’s desire to consistently push the boundaries of hair has led him to collaborate with luxury styling brands L'Oreal, Oribe, Unite and Moroccanoil, with whom he has been invited to showcase his talent and creativity for photo shoots or on stage, as well as being an ambassador for their products.
As his list of credits grows, so does his enthusiasm and passion for his profession.