Rachel’s passion for the industry started 18 years ago… she always dreamt of opening a premium salon of her own.

Dreams then became reality… Welcome to Hardysalon & Bouffant Inc. !

Rachel’s desire was to bring a point of difference to the area with her boutique salon concept, which has become the place to go to be pampered at using lavish products and a highly coveted premium service. This was recognised in 2016 when Hardysalon became runner up for Hampshire Salon Of The Year at just 18 months old !

Rachel has worked for GHD as an educator and has extensive knowledge across a wide spectrum of industry brands & techniques.

She has trained in Kevin Murphy, Redken, TiGi, Tony&Guy and Racoon & this allowed her to have the confidence to open up Hardysalon & Bouffant Inc (Portsmouth’s first dual concept salon & underground Blow Dry Bar)

Signature Look – Our Wedding hair queen Rachel’s outstanding hair up’s are iconic in the local area.


Rachel Hardy has meticulously trained Yasmin from her early days as an apprentice. Yasmin is an individual who always uses her creative flair & talent to create amazing looks for our clients.

Her knowledge expands to a wide range of education in Kevin Murphy, Redken, TiGi and Aveda.

Yasmin has always showed raw talent and confidence even in her early days in the industry. She was finally recognised for her talents winning Portsmouth Colour Technician of the year in 2016.

In 2016 Yasmin also successfully completed her Level 2 in Barbering and graduated as a Kevin Murphy Session Stylist.

Yasmin is always challenging herself to become & her commitment awarded Assistant Manager status developing our extraordinary team & educating them to the up most premium standard.

Signature Look – Let our award winning Colour Technician create premium tailored colour to unleash your inner wild side.


Ellie is our new addition to the Hardysalon family

Already “wowing” our clients with her technical ability with colour , we look forward to watching Ellie grow with us.


Jasmin is our newest member to the Hardysalon family

She is always eager to learn new skills along with her joyful personality, we know she will go far within the Hardysalon brand.