City Talks: French hairstylist in Lisbon

Helen Vechurko
3 min readNov 6, 2023
Portrait of Arnaud, owner of Labó hair salon in Lisbon
Arnaud photographed by Helen Vechurko

When you find yourself in Lisbon, you quickly realize that you’ve stepped into a world where diversity is the norm. In the midst of your group of friends, you’re likely to hear five different languages effortlessly blending together. Lisbon, like no other city, hosts people from every corner of the globe.

The city of Lisbon is a testament to embracing a low-maintenance lifestyle over the relentless grind for wealth. Here, simple pleasures are celebrated as daily treasures. In Lisbon, there’s no rush.

As the anxiety of missing out and the pursue of counter productivity slowly fades away,

you start discovering hidden gems at every turn. Whether it’s a cozy beauty salon, a unique decor shop, a charming clothes boutique, or a local pastry shop, each small venue unveils unconventional stories of people’s lives.

They say we become people we live with. I can say the same about cities.

Rossiao square top view. Lisbon, Portugal
Rossio square in Lisbon. Photo Helen Vechurko

Lisbon is a place where you can strike up a conversation with anyone who piques your interest, and in return, you’ll be rewarded with stories worth penning down. That’s how I got the idea for “City Talks”. I won’t limit the…