The Art of the Cut

The statement haircut is back. And there are few people better placed to talk about what makes a great cut than Limerick-born, internationally renowned hairstylist Gareth Bromell. He tells Jessie Collins why it’s all about geometry.

Bromell has used international experience to inform the opening of H by Gareth Bromell, at salon at Harvey Nichols Dublin

To sculpt a head of hair with scissors,” Vidal Sassoon said, “is an art form. It’s in pursuit of art.”

And watching Gareth Bromell at work, this is exactly what it looks like. Where there would be a palette and brush, there are combs and scissors but the movements are the same as any painter at work – the broad strokes, and then the focusing in on the smallest detail, the perspectives checked from every ...