A cut above the rest: Best hairdressers in Newcastle

Rachel Makinson shares her top picks of hairdressers in the toon.

Rachel Makinson
1st November 2019

We all know that a visit to the hair salon has potential to be a highly traumatic experience: you ask for an inch off, and they take off seven; you ask for a choppy bob, and they leave you looking like like Severus Snape. Finding a good hairdresser is important, and luckily for us, Newcastle has its fair share of them.

Salon M
With salons on Shakespeare Street and Pilgrim Street, Salon M is super central and convenient to get to. They offer a discounted price to students, and frequently post new clients offers on their social media, so keep an eye out. The stylists at Salon M are fantastic; they always seem to achieve the exact look you are after and make the entire salon experience a really enjoyable one. The salon has a sleek and professional feel about it, and they have an equally fabulous and professional beauty salon just next door.


Foxy Hair Extensions
Located in the Metrocentre, Foxy is one of the best salons in Newcastle, especially if you are wanting a dramatic change up for your locks. The salon recently won the Intu Metrocentre retailer awards for Small Retailer of the Year, and World Class Service, and specialises in high quality human hair extensions. The team there couldn’t be any lovelier or more helpful, and will be sure to carefully listen to exactly what it is that you want. Foxy also sells high quality human clip-in extensions, which they can help you to colour match to your own colour. On top of great hair extensions, Foxy offers all the other regular treatments you would expect from a hair salon, and at a reasonable rate too.

Lox Hairdressing
If all you are really looking for is a great value haircut, then Lox Hairdressing is the place to go. For most students, this salon on Westgate Road is going to be quite far out of your way, but their going rate for a cut and blow dry is just under £20, and if you’re willing to cut out all the frills, a dry cut at Lox wil

l only set you back £12-£15. Although the price is much cheaper than your typical, town-central salon, the service isn’t at all compromised. The stylist does a wonderful job, and if you can be bothered to make the long trek (or pay for an Uber) then this salon is a brilliant, budget friendly option.



Toni & Guy
There is a very good reason as to why there are multiple Toni & Guy salons up, down and across the entire country. Although it is a slightly pricier salon, all their stylists go through rigorous and intensive training to ensure they give you the very best new look and a great salon experience. Toni & Guy also offer students 10% discount every Monday to Wednesday and their Newcastle salon is super close by to the university.

Having a bob that I like to get cut every 6-8 weeks, I have tried out my fair share of hairdressers in Newcastle. All of these hair salons are wonderful, and definitely won’t leave you looking like Professor Snape, or Curtis from Wife Swap. The best way to get the cut or colour of your dreams, however, is by actually telling the stylist if you’re not quite happy, rather than passively sitting in the chair with you soul secretly dying at each snip of their scissors. A great salon + great communication = great hair.

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