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North England’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. 

First up we’re heading North. If Winterfell had a hair salon, we’d be sure to cover it here. We’ve curated a list of our favourite Northern Hair Salons even Sansa Stark would be proud of. Game of Thrones puns not included…

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  • Our Chosen Best Hair Salon: Manchester
  • Melissa Timperley – Manchester
  • Antonacci Hair & Beauty Salon – Manchester
  • James Roberts Hair and Beauty – Manchester
  • Our Chosen Best Hair Salon: Leeds
  • Russel Eaton Hair – Leeds
  • Our Chosen Best Hair Salon: Newcastle
  • Boilerhouse Hair and Beauty Salon – Newcastle
  • Our Chosen Best Hair Salon: Liverpool
  • Andrew Collinge Hair & Beauty Salon – Liverpool
  • Our Chosen Best Hair Salon: Bradford
  • Mario’s Hair Salon – Bradford
  • Our Chosen Best Hair Salon: Sheffield
  • Conrad Blandford – Sheffield
  • Our Chosen Best Hair Salon: Cheshire and Harrogate
  • Joseph Ferraro Hair – Harrogate
  • The Boutique Atelier Ellesmere Port – Cheshire

Recognised by the international hair community as one of the industry’s rising stars, Melissa Timperley’s Manchester salon has already won awards since it’s opening in 2016. Winning categories for Best Client Experience, this  top-rated hair salon was conceived with the customer in mind. And what better location than Manchester’s trendy Northern Quarter to transform your style? This salon has a superb reputation for colour treatments, especially Balayage, and exceptional precision cutting. A true trend-setter, a trip to Melissa’s will leave you feeling pampered with that fuzzy-new-hair-glow.

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Antonacci Hair & Beauty Salon – Manchester

Antonacci Hair & Beauty Salon – Manchester

Antonacci Hair & Beauty Salon | Manchester |  37 Blossom St, Ancoats, Manchester M4 6AJ

UK' Best Independent Hair Salon Award Winner Antonacci is the interface between upscale and charming. This City Centre salon boasts a collective hairstyling experience of 25 years, led by creative director and owner Ele Antonacci. Infamous for their expert Balayage technique and flawless colour correction service, this salon is a leader in hair colouring. Drop into one of Manchester’s best hair salons to give your post-lockdown hair the refresh it deserves. 

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James Roberts Hair and Beauty – Manchester

James Roberts Hair and Beauty – Manchester

James Roberts Hair and Beauty | Manchester | 14 St Mary's St, Manchester M3 2LB

When it comes to hair, creativity is key. James Roberts applies this ethos throughout the running of his Deansgate Salon. The space is modern and minimal, designed with relaxation in mind. Although this salon may be zen-vibes only, they guarantee an inspirational and dynamic hair treatment that will satisfy even the most fastidious fashion followers. Expect high quality for the best hair stylists in the business, with a personalised cocktail of leading industry products prepared for your locks upon each visit. 

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Russel Eaton Hair – Leeds

Russel Eaton Hair – Leeds

Russel Eaton Hair | Leeds |  4-6 Boar Ln, Leeds LS1 6EN

Style, Beauty, Expertise. These are the pillars Russel Eaton hair was built on. This contemporary salon is light and airy, the perfect setting for an A-List pampering experience. The big brains at Russel Eaton believe in a holistic approach to beauty and wellness, having built a coinciding Japanese modernist spa to alleviate the pressures of 21st century life.

 Let’s talk hair. This top-rated hair salon has a superb team of creative stylists, colourists, and beauty therapists to transform your look and leave you smiling and stress-free. They regularly collaborate with designers at fashion week and with some of the UK’s biggest fashion magazines. New hair trend? They’re one step ahead of you. Needless to say, a trip to Russel Eaton Hair will satisfy seekers of spa days and runways alike. 

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Boilerhouse Hair and Beauty Salon – Newcastle

Boilerhouse Hair and Beauty Salon – Newcastle

Boilerhouse Hair and Beauty Salon | Newcastle | 9 Acorn Rd, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 2DJ

The love child of hairdressing icons Kim Le-Neveu and Steve Jones. This salon interior is constructed with structures from an aircraft fuselage, a Glasweigan reclaimed church and a Czech arms factory - to name a few. This blend of industrial and genteel shabbiness reflects Boilerhouse’s humble neighbourhood beginnings in 1985. This top-rated hair salon is hugely popular with local customers and the international fashion industry; Boilerhouse cuts are often featured in both national and international hair magazines. Offering a wide selection of hair, beauty and wedding treatments, this renowned salon is sure to satisfy with a selection the best hairdressers in Newcastle.

Visit their website here.

Our Chosen Best Hair Salon: Liverpool

Andrew Collinge Hair & Beauty Salon – Liverpool

Andrew Collinge Hair & Beauty Salon – Liverpool

Andrew Collinge Hair & Beauty Salon  | Liverpool | 45 Castle St, Liverpool L2 9SH

A gem of the Mersey, Andrew Collinge’s innovative salon is one of the most influential in the UK. Having achieved a Lifetime Achievement Award from The Fellowship for British Hairdressing, Andrew is undoubtedly a veteran of the industry. This sleek and stylish salon offers only the most desirable and wearable hairstyles. Armed with a team of the creative elite, Andrew will ensure each and every salon trip is an unforgettable occasion. Their accompanying hair care range is second to none; achieve that healthy-hair-salon-feeling without a trip to one of the UKs best hair salons!  

Our Chosen Best Hair Salon: Bradford

Mario’s Hair Salon – Bradford

Mario’s Hair Salon – Bradford

Mario’s Hair Salon | Bradford | 83 Kirkgate, Bradford BD1 1SZ

Want exquisite locks in a landmark location? Mario’s is one of the oldest and best hair salons in the North of England. With over half a century of industry experience in the centre of Bradford, you can be sure they know a thing or two about hair! Their elite team of Stylists, Colour Technicians and Barbers are trained to the highest level in fashion capitals across Europe. From Braids to Balayage, we guarantee this established salon will put a smile on your face whatever the occasion!

Visit their website here.

Our Chosen Best Hair Salon: Sheffield

Conrad Blandford – Sheffield

Conrad Blandford – Sheffield

Conrad Blandford | Sheffield |  309-311 Ecclesall Rd, Sharrow, Sheffield S11 8NX

Self-proclaimed as Sheffield’s premier hair and beauty salon, Conrad Blandford believes in the power of good hair health. That’s precisely why a visit to this salon starts with an in-depth analysis of your hair and scalp. Experts in hair consultation, Conrad’s stylists will make suggestions based on your lifestyle, face shape, hair type and complexion before choosing a look that’s perfect for you. Good hair goes hand in hand with good skin; this salon also offers advanced beauty and skincare treatments to ensure you’re glowing from head to toe by the time you pay the bill. 

Our Chosen Best Hair Salon: Cheshire and Harrogate

Joseph Ferraro Hair – Harrogate

Joseph Ferraro Hair – Harrogate

Joseph Ferraro Hair | Harrogate | 13A Leeds Road Harrogate HG2 8AW

Having been nominated for multiple HJ Hairdressing awards, Joseph Ferraro has since been named as an Ambassador for Authentic Beauty Concept. His Harrogate salon promises a home-from-home experience sure to impress loyal customers and new walk-ins alike. Photo-shoots, live hairdressing events or just a seasonal refresh, this hairstylist team does it all. Relax amongst comfortable, rustic furnishings in one of the UK’s best hair salons and watch your new look emerge! 

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The Boutique Atelier Ellesmere Port – Cheshire

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

Nestled in the heart of charming Cheshire, the Boutique Atelier describes itself as ‘a workplace of elite artists who take their craft and transform it into an art form for the sophisticated clientele’. Their expert team of hair stylists are regularly trained to keep at the very forefront of cutting-edge trends and technologies. The team often travels for fashion events, overseas wedding events and educational opportunities. But not to worry! With a wide range of some of the North West’s most sought-after stylists, you’re sure to find an available stylist for your requirements.

Visit their website here.

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