It's election year! And Barbarian Productions wants to offer you a cut. Not a tax cut, or a benefit cut, but a haircut.

Political cuts is a pop-up hair salon offering cheap coffee and free professional haircuts to people in exchange for political discussion in the lead up to the General Election.

A professional barista and hairdresser provoke political thought while providing personal service.

Political Cuts inhabited a vacant retail space in Wellington Central.  The space was transformed into a salon in every sense of the word:

"Salon: a gathering of people under the roof of an inspiring host, held partly to amuse one another and partly to refine the taste and increase the knowledge of the participants through conversation." (Wikipedia definition)

This non-partisan project targeted a younger audience in an attempt to give them a platform for conversation.  Each cut was be shared online with a personal summary of thought by the newly coiffed/caffeinated visitor.  


Jo Randerson, Jason Muir, Sam LaHood, Gina Moss, Thomas LaHood, Mia Gaudin, Jacob Perkins, Owen McCarthy, Roseann Mckie, Chloe Alderton