The best hair and beauty salons in the UK, as chosen by the Telegraph's editors

Extended opening hours and a lot of eager customers... The UK’s hair salons are finally getting ready to reopen (hooray!)

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Hazel & Haydn, Birmingham Credit: Hazel & Haydn

After 15 weeks locked out of our beloved hairdressers, from next Saturday in England you can finally cross the threshold for some essential maintenance work: colour services, cuts, blow-dries…

Scotland announced its ribbon-cutting date as July 15; Wales’s hairdressers were set to open on 13 July; while England’s nail bars, beauty salons and spas are still TBC. 

Masks, screens and BYO refreshments will be the new norm, but we’ll take it if it means we can pass for presentable. So where to book? Here we bring you our top 50 go-to salons…

Adam Reed London

Adam Reed London Credit: Adam Reed London

2020欧洲杯体育投注开户Adam had only just opened the doors to this new salon before he had to shut them – but now on the menu are the ‘Comeback Colour’, ‘Up and A’dam do’, and ‘Back for Blowdries’. Yes!

Barbara Daley Hair

Barbara Daley Hair Credit: Barbara Daley Hair

At this Liverpool institution, the team is offering e-consultations on colour, so everyone arrives fully prepped – clever! Plus you can wait for your dye to develop in their calming courtyard.

Bloggs Salons

Bloggs Salons Credit: Bloggs Salons

Hair colour and cuts came first, then nails (return date TBC); now Bloggs will be adding wellness talks too. Sundays are dedicated to NHS workers for complimentary hair services.

Blue Tit

Blue Tit Credit: Blue Tit

2020欧洲杯体育投注开户Longer opening hours at these boutique salons make Saturday-night makeovers a new possibility.

The Boutique Atelier

The Boutique Atelier Credit: The Boutique Atelier

Run by session stylist Richard Phillipart, here the extra UV sterilising units shouldn’t detract from the fashion-forward ethos.

Brooke Evans Ironbridge

Brooke Evans Ironbridge Credit: Brooke Evans Ironbridge

2020欧洲杯体育投注开户One for vintage lovers, most of the furniture at this award-winning hairdresser has been upcycled. Plus, it even has its own wine cellar.


Buff*  Credit: Buff* 

This nail salon has cool industrial interiors with edgy nail art to match – waiting benches have been placed outside with umbrellas provided.

Buller and Rice

Buller and Rice Credit: Buller and Rice

2020欧洲杯体育投注开户This eco-focused salon invites you to bring Keep-Cups so you can still have a coffee, while stylists will be in biodegradable aprons.

Cecily Day Spa*

Cecily Day Spa* Credit: Cecily Day Spa*

2020欧洲杯体育投注开户At this plush spa, divider screens and temperature checks will be added when express treatments (nails, waxing etc) resume.

Daniel Galvin

Daniel Galvin Credit: Daniel Galvin

The first hair professional to receive an OBE for his contribution to the industry, Galvin’s salons offer top-class service with  zero snootiness. 

Darren Webster at Electric London

Darren Webster at Electric London Credit: Electric London

Award-winning stylist Darren is joined by the best in cut and colour. They also have a refill station for their own-brand shampoo.


Douce Credit: Douce

2020欧洲杯体育投注开户A salon in an Airstream trailer – why not? It’ll now be a static caravan rather than mobile, but each client will have it all to themselves. 

Errol Douglas mbe


If there was a hairdressing hall of fame, Errol would definitely feature. He and his team will relish the moment they get to be part of their clients’ lives once again. ‘We are “people” people, we can’t wait to reconnect with our community and help our guests find their way back to a new way of living with confidence,’ he says.

Gatsby & Miller

Gatsby & Miller Credit: Gatsby & Miller

This slick hair salon also has a barber area so you and your other half can go for a tidy-up together. 

George Northwood


One of the biggest names on the hair scene, George is known for his signature effortlessly ‘undone’ styles. ‘I cannot wait to see my team and get my salon up and running,’ he says. ‘Without a doubt, seeing our clients and sorting out their post-lockdown hair is a happy priority.

Gina Conway

Gina Conway Credit: Gina Conway

2020欧洲杯体育投注开户These Aveda salons will offer the Tint & Depart, where your colourist will apply your root tint before you’re handed a timer and instructions on how to rinse and maintain when you get home. 

The Glow Up Nail Bar*

The Glow Up Nail Bar* Credit: The Glow Up Nail Bar*

Originally due to open in March, this new nail bar will soft-launch on a one-to-one basis this summer. When restrictions fully lift, the double nail stations will be the perfect place to celebrate.

Hazel & Haydn

Hazel & Haydn Credit: Hazel & Haydn

2020欧洲杯体育投注开户Featured in BBC Three’s Glow-Up, the stylists at this open-plan salon (all plant installations and stripped-back stations) are top-notch. 


Hershesons Credit: Hershesons

2020欧洲杯体育投注开户At this spacious salon, leaving every other chair empty means not sacrificing your cut and colour requirements.

Hooker & Young 

Hooker & Young  Credit: Hooker & Young 

2020欧洲杯体育投注开户The namesake co-owners have racked up 22 industry awards between them; their clients will be relieved to be back even though, for the first four to six weeks, blow-dries will be off the cards to minimise air circulation. 

Jamie Stevens Hair

Jamie Stevens Hair Credit: Jamie Stevens Hair

2020欧洲杯体育投注开户A regular on This Morning, Jamie’s salon is launching an app to notify clients if an appointment opens up. 

Joseph Ferraro

Joseph Ferraro Credit: Joseph Ferraro

2020欧洲杯体育投注开户Exposed brickwork, rustic materials and squidgy leather sofas make for a chilled feel to accompany your post-lockdown pamper.  

Jo Hansford

Jo Hansford Credit: Jo Hansford

2020欧洲杯体育投注开户This glossy salon is offering a car service to take you to and from your appointment, so nothing gets in between you and your balayage. 

Ken Picton*

Ken Picton Credit: Ken Picton

2020欧洲杯体育投注开户With umpteen accolades under its belt, this mega-salon is nudging its closing time back from 6pm to 9pm to squeeze in more of its loyal clientele.

Kokoa Eco Beauty*

Kokoa Eco Beauty Credit: Kokoa Eco Beauty

2020欧洲杯体育投注开户As soon as they get the go-ahead, this excellent 100 per cent vegan beauty salon will be doing manis on park benches and astro turf – plus you can still buy their own-brand skincare products.

Larry King


The cool kids flock to these stylish salons to experience Larry and his team’s unflappable attitude, fabulous cuts and face-flattering colours. He tells us, ‘I can’t wait to see my clients and work with  my team. We really are one big happy family.’ 


Laundry Credit:  Laundry 

2020欧洲杯体育投注开户Set in a Grade II-listed building, this kitsch, launderette-inspired salon has new hand-wash stations, a refreshed colour scheme and longer mirrors to ensure social distancing is taken seriously.

Linton & Mac*

Linton & Mac Credit: Linton & Mac

Voted Best Local Salon by Creative HEAD, L&M prides itself on ‘I woke up like this’ hair and cool Polaroid-lined interiors.

Mewies & Co

Mewies & Co Credit: Mewies & Co

2020欧洲杯体育投注开户Even though the salon’s yoga studio can’t reopen yet, holistic vibes remain thanks to the all-natural Authentic Beauty Concept products.

Michael Van Clarke

Michael Van Clarke Credit: Michael Van Clarke

2020欧洲杯体育投注开户This swanky hairdresser has eliminated lengthy services like extensions, and two staff are dedicated to cleaning at all times – meaning you should be able to bag a slot by July’s end.

NAF! Salon*

NAF! Salon Credit: NAF! Salon

Nicknamed the ‘Nafia’ by locals, the fun-loving nail techs serve up hand, foot and brow treatments in bubblegum-pink and baby-blue surrounds. 


Nashwhite Credit: Nashwhite

Known for chic, understated interiors, the ‘undone yet done’ philosophy is also apparent in Nashwhite’s exquisite haircuts and colours. 

Nkd ( )* 

Nkd ( ) Credit: Nkd ( )

Looking more like an art gallery than a waxing salon, here lash and brow treatments including henna and HD will be on the menu, too.  

Nicola Clarke at  John Frieda 


2020欧洲杯体育投注开户At the helm of this salon is Nicola Clarke, colourist  to stars including Kate Moss  and Jodie Comer. Her team’s mission is to give you a shade you’ve always dreamt of. As Nicola tells us, ‘We can’t wait to get back to the salon because we live and breathe hair.’ 

Not Another Salon

Not Another Salon Credit: Not Another Salon

Here, rainbow art echoes the extrovert hair colours that are the team’s speciality. Clients will be asked to hand-sanitise on the way in for the foreseeable. 


Nylon Credit: Nylon

2020欧洲杯体育投注开户With an area dedicated to works by the Reading art community, this forward-thinking salon is home to stylists who are Fashion Week regulars.

Paint & Powder

Paint & Powder Credit: Paint & Powder

This living-room-style salon with vintage decor will be offering 10-minute root touch-ups for clients who feel the need for speed.

Ro Hair

Newquay, Cornwall TR7

Ro Hair Credit: Ro Hair

2020欧洲杯体育投注开户Minutes from the beach, this wood-panelled, succulent-scattered salon is reopening for one-to-one appointments.

Russell Eaton Hair

Russell Eaton Hair Credit: Russell Eaton Hair

This super salon offers trichology consultations as well as cut and colour, in case stress has got your scalp in a tizz. Brow, lash and nail services will also resume as soon as they’re able. 


Seckingtons Credit: Seckingtons

An Aveda salon that’s all about raw materials and minimal fuss, there’s a photo-friendly wall of hanging baskets that will act as an ideal backdrop for that inevitable post-haircut selfie. 

The Secret Brow Society*

The Secret Brow Society Credit: The Secret Brow Society

2020欧洲杯体育投注开户Set in a buzzing former factory, this ‘in the know’ salon is so well-versed in amazing arches, it even has its own brow academy. 


Spring Credit: Spring

If you have rings, waves or kinks, you’ll want to book in here – the UK’s first dedicated curly-hair salon, offering a curl-by-curl cut and colour technique. 

Salon 64

Salon 64 Credit: Salon 64

Expect stylists in swanky branded masks and cocktails in biodegradable glasses at this chi-chi salon.

The Social

The Social Credit: The Social

Owned by London stylist Ky Wilson, this salon is adding antiviral plants to its jungle-esque interior.

Tim Scott Wright @ The Hair Surgery

 The Hair Surgery Credit:  The Hair Surgery

Award-winning stylist Tim and his team are back offering cuts, colours, and ‘red-carpet hair’ for extra glam. 

Trevor Sorbie

Trevor Sorbie Credit: Trevor Sorbie

2020欧洲杯体育投注开户Stylists can only work here if they’ve passed a rigorous training programme devised by Trevor himself, so you know you’re on to a winner. 

Trinder Hair Studios

Trinder Hair Studios Credit: Trinder Hair Studios

2020欧洲杯体育投注开户Trinder’s wide, open-plan interiors lend themselves beautifully to socially distanced styling, so there’s no need for screens. 

Urban Retreat at The White House*

Urban Retreat at The White House* Credit: Urban Retreat at The White House*

Managed by Reena Hammer (daughter of  famed make-up artist Ruby), this five-storey wellness paradise will pause its piercing services when it reopens, but most other treatments will be back on.


Voodou Credit: Voodou

2020欧洲杯体育投注开户Known for its rainbow hair colours, this uber-cool salon has Priority Booking vouchers available online to get you seen pronto.


Westrow Credit: Westrow

Beloved of Leeds’ glossy posse, here extra time is being allocated for colour appointments to right any wrongs (aka DIY dye jobs) committed during lockdown.

Yoke the Salon

Yoke the Salon Credit: Yoke the Salon

2020欧洲杯体育投注开户This freshly redecorated salon has views across Plymouth’s historic Royal William Yard, and is home to the city’s only L’Oréal Colour Specialist. 

*Opening date will be in line with easing of Scottish/Welsh restrictions, or further easing of English restrictions

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