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Midlands’s Best Hairdressers: UK Salon Series

Some hair stylists will have you think the best hair salons are exclusive to London. We say, HELL NO! In or out of the Big Smoke, you can achieve hair perfection. From Manchester to Maidstone, Birmingham to Brighton, hairdresser gurus emerge from every corner of our tiny island like genies from a can of hairspray. Want salon-worthy hair without the commute? Check out our comprehensive top picks of hair salons in the UK.

Known as the industrial centre of the UK, the birthplace of Gary Lineker and Peaky Blinders is home to some of the best hair salons in the UK. Thank God for Cilian Murphy’s Brummie accent! Read on for our top picks for the best hair salons in the Midlands to date.

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  • Our Chosen Best Hair Salons: Birmingham
  • James Bushell Hair – Birmingham
  • Benjamin Ryan Hair – Birmingham
  • Our Chosen Best Hair Salon: Wolverhampton
  • Royston Blythe – Wolverhampton
  • Our Chosen Best Hair Salon: Leicester
  • Malcolm Murphy – Leicester
  • Our Chosen Best Hair Salon: Nottingham
  • DNA Art Space – Nottingham
  • Our Chosen Best Hair Salon: Walsall
  • Bad Apple Hair – Walsall
  • Our Chosen Best Hair Salon: Coventry
  • The White Room - Coventry
  • Our Chosen Best Hair Salon: Norwich
  • Kinki Boutique Hairdressing, Norwich
  • Our Chosen Best Hair Salon: Telford
  • Brooke Evans Ironbridge –Telford TF8
  • Our Chosen Best Hair Salon: Stourbridge
  • Tim Scott Wright @ The Hair Surgery - Stourbridge 

Nestled in the city centre of Birmingham, James Bushell and his teams are masters of the latest hair trends. According to their website, Nano Keratin, OLAPLEX and Balayage is their not-so-humble calling. One of the most sought-after salons in the Midlands, Bushell has recruited an expert team of stylists, barbers, and colour technicians to achieve your good-hair-dreams. With a variety of locations around the Birmingham area, expect luxury treatment, excellent hair care and outstanding customer service when you visit this top-rated hair salon.

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Benjamin Ryan Hair – Birmingham

Antonacci Hair & Beauty Salon – Manchester

Maddox House, 117 Edmund St, Birmingham B3 2HJ

Another for the Brummies’! Benjamin Ryan is renowned for its unique balance of edge and elegance. Founders Benjamin and Ryan have a star-studded past, collectively working with designers Missoni, Alexander McQueen, and Dries Van Noten. Their top-rated hair salon is at the height of luxury, with a talented team of the very best hairdressers and colourists at your beck and call. From Brazilian Blowouts to their bespoke Wedding service, this Birmingham salon does it all. 

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Royston Blythe – Wolverhampton

Royston Blythe – Wolverhampton

The Swan Centre, 36 Bridgnorth Rd, Compton, Wolverhampton WV6 8AE

Winner of HJ’s Midlands Hairdresser of the Year 2020, it’s not hard to see why Royston Blythe has made this list. With salons in Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury, their passionate and energetic team of hair stylists are experts in tailored hair colour. They work exclusively with L’Oréal Professional products to achieve a look that compliments your lifestyle, eye colour and skin tone. Looking for hairstyle inspiration? Check out their curated list of professional photos guaranteed to inspire even the fussiest fashionistas. 

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Malcolm Murphy – Leicester

54 Hinckley Rd, Leicester LE3 0RB

This warm and inviting salon comes from humble beginnings. Voted Best Regional Salon' at the Hair Awards 2019/20, their expert team of hair stylists are adept at hair colouring, cutting and hair extensions. Frequently globe-trotting to style hair for shoots, advertising campaigns and television, they have also worked backstage at both London and Paris Fashion Weeks and for major events such as the British Soap Awards. Clearly this top-rated hair salon knows the true meaning of glamour. 

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Our Chosen Best Hair Salon: Nottingham

DNA Art Space – Nottingham

Andrew Collinge Hair & Beauty Salon – Liverpool

12A King St, Nottingham NG1 2AS

The collective vision of Dale Herne and Angelo Vallillo, DNA Art Space is where precision meets creativity. If you’re looking for gorgeous style that doesn’t break the bank, then look no further. This dynamic duo’s team has travelled extensively, working on exciting projects for global brands. Their Nottingham salon is the perfect blend of industrial chic. Its clear the big brains behind DNA Art Space have a true eye for style. A trip to this top-rated hair salon will engage you with its cutting-edge trims, vivid colouring, and technical expertise.
 
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Our Chosen Best Hair Salon: Walsall

Bad Apple Hair – Walsall

14-16 Bridge St, Walsall WS1 1HP

14-16 Bridge St, Walsall WS1 1HP

When it comes to hairdressers, we’ve all had our share of bad apples. Bad Apple Hair in Walsall lies far from the bad hairdressing tree. This top-rated hair salon is the ultimate urban chic vibes. For the trendiest cuts in the midlands, chat to their friendly team of expert hair stylists and colourists; guaranteed to enhance shape, colour, and texture with razor sharp precision. Bad Apple has salons across Birmingham, Walsall, Solihull, Wolverhampton, Lichfield, Stafford, Stratford-Upon-Avon, and Liverpool – so you can rediscover the perfect hair salon without all the bad apples!

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Our Chosen Best Hair Salon: Coventry

The White Room - Coventry

Conrad Blandford – Sheffield

9 Hay Ln, Coventry CV1 5RF

One of Coventry’s hidden gems, the White Room maintains a distinctive pre-war charm among the wooden beams of its Hay Lane site. Not only does this salon provide rare glamour amongst the cobbled Coventry streets, the service and skill of the hair stylists is second to none. Studying nearby? Cost-conscious students are offered 50% off on Mondays and Tuesdays.   

Our Chosen Best Hair Salon: Norwich

Kinki Boutique Hairdressing, Norwich

Kinki Boutique Hairdressing, Norwich

 5 Castle St, Norwich NR2 1PB

Kinki Boutique was created by renowned hairdresser Jason Taylor, after multiple stints at London’s Vidal Sassoon, Trevor Sorbie and Toni&Guy. This two floor 17 seat Boutique salon on the Norwich High Street was designed to rival the high street hairdressing chains, replacing corporate style with positive vibes and quirky creativeness. If you’re looking for a burst of colour, this top-rated hair salon was awarded The Loreal Colour Trophy Colourist Award soon after its establishment. If colour’s not your object, check out their extensive range of services designed with the customer in mind. 

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Our Chosen Best Hair Salon: Telford

Brooke Evans Ironbridge –Telford TF8

Dale End, Coalbrookdale, Telford TF8 7DS

A salon saturated with awards. Brooke Evans top-rated hair salon was finalised for the best of UK hairdressing, the British Hairdressing awards, the British hairdressing business awards as well as being nominated as one of the UK’s best bridal hairdressers. The salon is designed with the customer in mind, hosting a in house bar, gaming station, chill out area and tonnes of charging ports. The hair stylist team is passionate and creative, trained extensively by Brooke herself and keen to jump into any challenge headfirst. If you’re keen for the ultimate comfort and pampering experience, try this home-away-from-home.

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Our Chosen Best Hair Salon: Stourbridge

Tim Scott Wright @ The Hair Surgery - Stourbridge 

Tim Scott Wright @ The Hair Surgery - Stourbridge

The Boutique Atelier Ellesmere Port – Cheshire | 35, 33 Underwood Dr, Cheshire, Ellesmere Port CH65 9BH

Tim Scott Wright is one of the UK’s heavyweights in hairdressing, having won a series of prestigious awards including Midlands’s hairdresser of the year at the British hairdressing awards 3 years running. His Stourbridge salon reflects Tim’s unique approach to hair styling, namely, a tailored hairstyle, style consultation, personalised hair colour and of course, passion. 

When speaking about his craft, Tim revealed “I love creating great hair that works for the client. I am often asked if I have a signature style, and the answer is no. All women are different, and I adapt what I do to suit the client in front of me at the time. There is little point of trying to be a successful hairdresser if you only do one look!”

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