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In desperate need of your lockdown roots taming? Or, just can’t deal with another day of sporadic greys and savage spilt ends?

Luckily for us hair salons are set to reopen from the 4th of July, but if you can’t wait until then here’s our favourite hairdressers bringing their expertise to Insta, helping you tame your lockdown locks.

Luke Hershesons (@hershesons)

Top London hair stylist Luke Hershesons has been taking over the official Hershesons salon account to bring you some hair styling inspiration during this crazy period. He has been guiding their following through how to tone at home to live Q&As with other top hairdressers, plus a few tips on how to try out your hair post-lockdown.

We loved this tutorial on the ‘no-cut cut’, perfect for when you need your ends trimmed but don’t want to lose out on the length or style you’ve managed to gain during lockdown. If your partner is itching to get their hands on your lockdown locks, this is the perfect one to give a try at-home. It’s a look that’ll tie you over until the salons reopen. 

Larisa Love (@larisadoll)

Owner of Larisa Love Salon, Larisa Love has been bringing us a splash of light hair relief, helping her followers to nurture and nourish their quarantine hair looks to the full effect. We tried out her quick and efficient voluminous blowout and we can confirm it’s the first time we’ve managed to follow along with a tutorial and actually achieve an effortless salon style blowout at home.

Larisa is really good at guiding you through each task step-by-step, allowing you to achieve a great quarantined look at home, plus also providing a bit of inspiration for when the hairdressers reopen post-lockdown.

Mimi et Mina (@mimi_et_mina

Founder of Mimi et Mina, the Notting Hill luxury black hair salon, Myriam Kone has been bringing her expertise to the table during lockdown to help Londoners and their lockdown hair issues out. You’ll find everything you need to know about transforming wigs to maintaining afro hair strategies. 

Post-lockdown, Mimi will be providing one-on-one salon sessions on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays, allowing you to experience the hairdressing experience in a fresh, new and of course, covid-safe way. You’ll be able to nurture your quarantined locks and leave with a new, freshly styled look.

George Northwood (@georgenorthwood)

Having gained traction from celebrity clients and magazine editors, George Northwood’s salon in Fitzrovia has since grown from strength to strength, and if his cover shoot for ELLE with Florence Pugh is anything to go by, we can see why. Throughout lockdown, George has been taking to YouTube to bring us helpful tips and hilarious chats with celebrities, including Alexa Chung and Claudia Winkle. 

For those feeling truly daring, George has also released a video guiding you through the process of the buzz cut and how to go about bleaching it. If you can’t wait for the reopening of the Fitzrovia salon on the 4th of July, now might just be the perfect time to style out the summer with that buzzcut you’ve always wanted to try.

Jen Atkin (@jenatkinhair)

Hair stylist, columnist and founder of hair care brand OUAI, Jen Atkin has been fuelling her millions of Insta followers with simple tutorials that are easily achievable for the hair novices (including myself) at-home. She’s been seen bringing back the iconic 90s blowout, easy hairband styles and even how to tame your chewed up fringe by yourself, or at least until the hair salons reopen post-lockdown.

Takisha Sturdivant-Drew (@takishahair)

Founder of TSD Hair Extensions, Takisha Sturdivant-Drew has the seal of approval from none other than High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens, so you know your quarantine cut is in safe hands. Takisha has been bringing a range of techniques to the table, teaching her followers how to do everything from your own at-home trims, which she actually recommends doing as it helps to promote and encourage hair growth, to Q&As with celebs, including Naturi Naughton. 

Rather than jumping in for a fully blown cut by yourself, tame your mane with a little help from Takisha Sturdivant-Drew.

Katherine De Rozario (@katcutsme)

London hair stylist Katherine De Rozario has been helping her followers tame their sporadic greys, tangled locks and swaying waves with her chatty hair styling and colouring tips. Working freelance for the iconic Josh Wood Colour London hair salon, she’s been using her tricks of the trade and bringing us easy at-home looks, tips and styling inspiration to help you tame your quarantine locks.

Guy Tang (@guy_tang)

We of course knew we could count on YouTuber and Instagram hair sensation Guy Tang to bring us expert tips and tricks during this period of hair uncertainty. 

Known for YouTube tutorials and transformation videos, Guy boasts over two million subscribers on YouTube and another two million on Insta, and has been bringing his experience to provide his followers with at-home styling inspiration and giving advice on how to tackle the wonders of balayage, natural highlights and even the occasional music video thrown in too for good measure.

Hari’s Hairdressers (@harishair)

Loved London hair studio, Hari’s Hairdressers have been offering us hair novices a little helping hand when it comes to styling our quarantined locks at-home. From braiding inspiration to half-up half-down do’s from their in store stylists, we’re super grateful for their helpful tips and tricks and we’re excited to step in store from the 4th of July.

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