Beautiful Boston: Sassoon Boston’s New Creative Director and Athletica Collection, and a Hair Makeover

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I recently had the pleasure of meeting with Cole Thompson, the new Creative Director of Sassoon Salon Boston, to discuss their latest collection – Athletica. Cole walked me through the thought process of the newest collection from start to finish, which was so fascinating. I guess I have never sat down to consider how hair collections come to be, but there was way more thought and planning than I expected.

The 2012 Olympics, the “sport” trend that Sassoon had noticed gracing the runways of Celine, Hermès, Yamamoto for Adidas and Alexander Wang and female athletes from the ‘20s to today inspired the Athletica collection. The shape of the Olympic rings helped to create some of the cuts, while the gold, silver and bronze medals in addition to the flames of the Olympic torch inspired the collection’s colors.

I was lucky enough to have an appointment recently with Cole for a cut. I debated keeping my hair long or cutting it short for about a week before the appointment. I ultimately decided to take the short hair plunge. I hope you all think it looks as fabulous as I think it does. I miss my long hair whenver I go to braid it out of instinct, but I’m loving this shorter cut. Plus, it’s nice to have NO SPLIT ENDS!

Now that you see what fabulous work Cole creates, I’ll let the Sassoon website do a bit of talking about his expertise:

“Cole always wanted to work for Sassoon based on the company’s history, philosophy and inspiring collections. Cole began his career at Sassoon in 2005 when he joined a course at the Manchester Salon and has since shown exemplary commitment and creativity. As a result of his passion, talent and dedication, Cole was promoted to Creative Director in Sassoon Salon, Liverpool. After 6 and half years in the UK, Cole moves to Sassoon Salon Boston to take on his exciting role as Creative Director. Taking inspiration from high end fashion magazines, the Sassoon team and even architecture, Cole creates beautiful yet suitable looks for all of his clients.”

Boston beauties – I highly recommend you head on over to 399 Boylston Street to book a cut and/or color with Cole or one of the other talented Sassoon stylists. Their rates are surprisingly affordable for such a renowned salon. Not in Boston? Check to see if there is a Sassoon near you – I’m sure you won’t regret it!

Have any of you had the pleasure of getting a cut and/or color at Sassoon before?

Photos: Kristin Bassett/BeautyXpose; Disclosure