This post is part of a series called Humans of Thorps, where we’ll be sharing cuts & color, style inspiration, product guides, and random fun tidbits from one stylist per week. Posts will go up on our Instagram and Facebook all week, then be collected on our website along with an interview. We hope you enjoy getting to know the Thorps team!
Our featured stylist for July 21st — July 26th was our resident rocker Claire.
Claire came to Thorps in August 2011, right after graduating from cosmetology school. She’s six feet of pure hilarity, and a skilled barber to boot. She’s inspired by everything from comic book characters to 1970s punk rockers.
THORPS: What’s the worst haircut you’ve ever had?
Claire: I unfortunately did a lot of terrible things to my own hair in my youth, including shaved head, all sorts of Mohawks, DIY basement perm, and every kind of box dye imaginable. The worst color was probably after I had my hair bleached professionally, and I had used a box dye to get it back to brown. I went to Alabama on spring break and used Sun-In, which was all sorts of horrible.
THORPS: What drew you to barbering?
Claire: I have always been drawn to the attention to detail required with shorter haircuts. I am constantly more impressed with a nice barbers cut than any color or longer hairstyle.
THORPS: What’s your dream musical supergroup?
Claire: Most of the bands and groups that I love are comprised of talented musicians that I adore and respect, which makes it very difficult for me to pick a “dream supergroup.” I would have to say that I would like to see Ozzy Osbourne front the Who, because Roger Daltrey is a walking, fringe-covered turd. John Entwistle and Keith Moon rank very high on my respective lists of favorite bassists and drummers, and Pete Townshend had some very nice jumpsuits back in the day. I always felt that the Who was more of a power trio than a four piece. Maybe I am not giving Roger enough credit? I might come up with thirteen other combinations after I am able to marinate on this question a little longer, but it will save those for another day.
Thanks for following along this week with Claire! If you’d like to book with Claire, you can call the shop at 608/467.2222 or book online.