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There must be a conference coming up or something, because the old Barnet is now yet-another colour and style:

Ben's hair = blue, purple, green

This one’s called “Petrol” and is a heady (no pun intended) mix of purple, green and blue. The idea is that colours mix together and look like the sheen of petrol on water:

petrol on water

The effect should become better as it washes out a little.

I’d like to take a moment to plug my excellent hairdresser — the person who’s been responsible for all my wacky hair styles over the last 2 years.

Nikki Paige works at the Vidal Sassoon Men’s Barbers in London, and as she says herself: she mainly does ‘normal’ gents hair cutting and barbering. Apparently there aren’t too many people up for the crazy colouring like I have. But she’s a star in the making, and very talented.

So if you’re in London and looking for a hair cut (crazy or normal) I highly recommend Nikki. Vidal Sassoon for Men is located at 56 Brook Street, London or you can phone them on +44 (0) 20 7318 5222 to book an appointment. (BTW: Tell her you found her on this blog. Not because I’m getting a tip — I’m not — but to prove to her the word-of-mouth power of the blogosphere!)

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  1. Very cool, Ben. I would love to do something like that, but my work would make it a bit tricky…

  2. Very very cool.

    I am sorely tempted to emulate it the next time I get some bleach. But, right now, I’m fairly happy with my mellow burgundy.

  3. Man that’s the coolest weird+industrial hairdo I’ve ever seen. The downside, of course, is that even though I’ve loved oil slicks all my life, I won’t ever be able to slap my forehead and have this as an original idea now.

    Oh and thanks for the new British word.

  4. tom tom

    “Vidal Sassoon for Men” does sound like it has “expensive” written all over it, though – I’d guess it’s steep for an ‘ordinary’ cut, let alone a complex dye job. Is it?

  5. Ben Ben

    Hard to say, as it’s all relative. An ordinary cut with Nikki admitidly has gone up recently, as she has been been promoted.

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