Owner of award-winning salon: The Square - Salon & Spa.
Sought-after celebrity session stylist, photographer & creative consultant Ben Hards brings a sharp eye for detail and quality, with over 16 years’ experience in the industry.
Ben’s career in fashion began as a hairstylist and he has since developed to become one of the UK’s most-wanted in his field. He has been personally contacted to look after world-renowned artists like Zayn Malik, Kelis and Shura, as well as some of the world’s top models such as Hailey Bieber, Georgia Fowler, Winnie Harlow, Georgia May Jagger and many more. He is highly respected and trusted by both his clients and fellow professionals alike.
In recent years, Ben has begun to build his photography portfolio, creating innovative concepts, directing shoots and producing videos. Having been inspired by his father’s photo editing work with global brands, photography was a passion from an early age and a skill he has been able to refine in the fashion industry.
His desire to stay at the top is clear to see and evident in his work on numerous photo shoots for editorials in publications such as Hunger Magazine, L'Officiel, Harper's Bazaar, Koncierge Magazine and Untitled Magazine to name a few.
Ben’s work has taken him overseas to France, Denmark and Milan for countless photo shoots & Fashion Weeks, where he has worked with 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, House of Holland, Pringle of Scotland, Kristian Aadnevik, Sibling, Emilia Wickstead, Sadie Williams, Matty Bovan, David Koma and Temperley London.
Other big-names in fashion and beauty that Ben has collaborated with on campaigns and other ventures include Rankin, Lancome, Vogue, Dior, Make Up For Ever, L'Oreal Professionnel, Kerastase, Shu Uemura, Replay Jeans, Barbara Alan, Oribe, BaByliss Pro, Unite and Moroccanoil.
Ben’s desire to consistently push the boundaries with hair has led him to collaborate with some of the most luxury styling brands, with whom he has been invited to showcase his talent and creativity for photo shoots or on stage as an educator, as well as being an ambassador for their products.
As his list of credits grows, so does his enthusiasm and passion for his profession.