Because cutting curls is not the same as straight hair and we, as parents, need to recognise that straight away, I’m bringing you part 2 of Mixed.Up.Mama’s guide to curly hair salons. Following on from the highly sought after and recently updated London guide to curly hair salons, we thought, what about the rest of us in the UK?
Because cutting curls is not the same as straight hair, we are bringing you a COMPLETE list of the BEST UK Curly Hair Salons. From Liverpool to Cardiff and Edinburgh to Brighton, we have them all.
For a complete list of curly hair salons in London, don’t forget to visit our ever-popular list of LONDON’S BEST CURLY HAIR SALONS.
After all, it can’t hurt to consult with a professional even it’s just to get some advice about hair type, products specific to your child’s hair texture and how to keep it moisturised, how often you should wash it, what products work and what doesn’t…
So give them a call today and make an appointment. And do let me know if I’ve missed any! This list is only as good as you, my readers comments!
Spring is in the Hair, 181 Corporation St, Birmingham, West Midlands B4 6RG.
If you’ve got curls, coils or waves, then Matthew James is your go-to stylist!
Matt specialises in cutting, styling and caring for naturally curly hair.
In fact, he loves curls so much he focusses solely on cutting and styling textured tresses – the first stylist to do this in the UK.
Matthew is committed to giving his customers the best experience possible and will always start every appointment with a thorough consultation. If you love colour ask Matthew about the bespoke, curl-by-curl colour service to really make your curls pop!
Curl specific products are used in the salon to cleanse, hydrate and style – so no need to worry about harsh sulphates stripping your curls or silicones sealing out moisture!
Klassic Koncept, 9 Lower Severn Street, Birmingham B1 1PU
At Klassic Koncept we are very happy dealing with all types of mixed race hair and have a wealth of personal experience and expertise to pass on to you,
Mixed race hairin particular and curly hair in general can vary in curl pattern and texture all over the head. Hair at the nape maybe very different from hair at the crown. What is required is attention to detail and careful analysis as the various areas of the hair will need to be treated and conditioned in different ways. We are confident that how we work with your hair will allow you to manage it and wear it with pride.
Whether you want to “Embrace your bounce”, straighten or colour we can guide you in the right direction. We won’t be judgemental about whether you want to be curly or straight – it’s your hair and a beautiful accessory, not a political statement. We also don’t get too hung up on curl types, it makes no sense when the hair varies from one area to the next. It’s sometimes useful as a general description but serves no purpose in the actual decision with what to do with your hair. Far more important is the texture and with mixed race hair a common error is that often density is taken for coarseness, when in fact the exact opposite is true. Each head of hair is individual and what works for one may not work for another.
Kinson by Kizzy, 233 High St, Bromley, BR1 1NZ
We offer Dry Curl by Curl Cuts, Wedding Hair, Colour & Treatments. I will cut your hair dry which will be followed by a relaxing shampoo, condition and curly diffuse blow dry. I will then finish off defining and shaping your hair to the preferred style. I will give you advice throughout your appointment to ensure you get the best out of your beautiful curls post cut!
Stone Hairdressing,3 Marlowe Avenue, Canterbury, CT1 2QN
Perfect curls are our absolute fave…but achieving them can be much harder than it looks!
Whether it’s getting your hair permed, learning how to style your natural curls, or finding out the best techniques and products to use on your curly locks – we’ve got you covered at stone hairdressing salons in Canterbury & Kings Hill.
If you have curly hair and are struggling to find a hairdresser who understands how to cut it, come and see our Premium Consultant, Leah, in our Canterbury salon. Leah has 30 years experience and as you can see has curly hair herself (pictured below).
We will talk you through the best hair products for curly hair, daily maintenance and give some top tips for getting the best out of your curls. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram for all the latest hair makeovers and salon news!
Joe, formerly at 90° degrees hairdressers in Brighton, has been specialising in curly hair for over 20 years. He is now able to offer his services to curly haired clients on a freelance basis from his home in central Brighton.
Nuala Morey Hair and Beauty, 178 Gloucester Rd, Bishopston, Bristol, BS7 8NU
Need help with your curly hair? Here at Nuala Hair Studio, Bristol’s best hair salon, we love cutting, styling and colouring curly hair. Whether your curls are fine, medium or thick we are here to help. We understand that your hair has different needs to straighter hair. We understand that the shape is very important to you, the texture is doing what you want, and we will listen and guide you through style, maintenance and home care. We can offer excellent curly hair advice using specialist hair products that will work for you. We love to give you great tips on how to get the best out of your curl using good techniques that aren’t difficult!
Cococheno, 17 Nelson Street, Bristol, BS1 2LA
Cococheno hair salon is Bristol’s leading multicultural Afro/European hair salon outside of London. We are a reputable salon committed to providing the best product and excellent service to all our customers.
Our friendly team has over 20 years experience constantly staying in touch with the latest trends and learning new techniques. With a reputation for excellent service Cococheno strives to maintain a high level of customer care with an in depth consultation and achievable styles personalised for you and top tips to maintain your style at home. Experience pure pampering in stylish and friendly surroundings.
Our creative team has a vast knowledge working with Afro, European, curly and multicultural hair. We offer a full range of hairdressing services including styling, cutting, colours, relaxers, texturisers, perms and the Yuko hair straightening system.
Curl Love, Azzini Hair 3 high street, Botley, Hampshire, SO302EA
The only Devacurl trained and accredited hairdresser in Hampshire and one of the first Lorraine Massey Certified hairdressers in the country! From ‘curl coaching’ to colour to intensive hydration treatment, Curl Love has great reviews and it’s easy to book an online appointment. All products used during your curly cut with me are 100% Curly Girl Friendly, currently I exclusively use CurlyWorld by Lorraine Massey- The creator of the curly girl method!
The Kurl Salon,31 Hildens Dr, Reading RG31 5HY, UK
The Kurl Salon is the first curl specialising salon in Reading trained in CurlbyCurl technique, we also specialise in colour offering you a wide range of styling services and products to give you the look you want. Not only do we cater for naturally curly hair, we provide services for all hair types. Whether you are looking for a new colour, follow the Curly Girl Method or wanting a simple bouncy blowdry – we have you covered!
Trepadora Curl Therapy, BATH ROAD, LITTLEWICK GREEN, MAIDENHEAD, SL6 3QR
At Trepadora, our salon services are exclusively for naturally curly hair*. Your stylist will give you a full consultation to discuss your curls and lifestyle needs. Our cutting technique is the dry cut method to ensure you get the best shape for your curls. When booking a full Curl Cut & Style experience you will leave with full knowledge and product advice tailored to you and your curls.
*If you occasionally straighten your hair this cut will not be appropriate for you.
The Curl Consultant, Call 01392 499162 or text 07971246059 to book an appointment.
I have been in the hair industry for over 20 years, and had a client base of curls, having curly hair myself, understanding the struggles with curls.
Always wanting to learn, researched and embarked on trying at the DEVACURL academy in NYC in 2016.
2018 I had the opportunity to train with Lorraine Massey,( the author of Curly Girl the handbook) one of the first Educational classes in the UK. This was a opportunity to go back to the start, way before Devacurl and train with Lorraine who was one of the co-founders of Devacurl.
CURLbyCURL™ certified by Lorraine Massey, Devacurl trained specialist, the only hairstylist in South West England with these qualification, specialising in cutting and colouring curly hair using the unique colouring Pintura technique, completing this by travelling to New York City in the summer of 2016.
Researching and continual development in my career and passion, I am currently studying with the Curly Hair Artisitry, developed by Scott Musgrove. I’m highly qualified in hairdressing and have an educational background with educational qualifications too. I’m based in The Hair Boutique, Exeter , South West England.
Always begin with a thorough consultation. This is Key to any type of hairdressing. I want to know about you and your curls and your routines. I listen to you, offer professional advice but also, listen to your needs, and your advice too as the curls are yours and you live with them! A bespoke service.I adapt my skills to suit your hair. I cut hair dry, cutting curl by curl, with no comb, only scissors, no thinning scissors are used.
David & David Hair Salon, 21 Mayflower St, Plymouth PL1 1QJ
Do you suffer from curly hair that’s dry, damaged, frizzy, or uncontrollable? Do you find yourself not knowing how to self-care for your curls so straighten it until it’s damaged beyond repair? Well you’ve done the most important bit; finding a hair stylist experienced with curly hair in Plymouth! Not all hair dressers were created equal, so if you’re looking for a stylist skilled in cutting curly hair make sure that you trust that they understand curly hair first (as all our talented stylists do here at David & David).
Blew Belle Sarah Curl Specialist, Gloweth, Truro, Cornwall, Call 07934 048771
In July 2018 I was very fortunate to secure a space on Lorraine Massey’s first training course in the UK which was absolutely fantastic. Learning masses, meeting fellow Curly Stylists and becoming one of Lorraine’s first certified CURLbyCURL™️ stylists in the UK. I am very proud to have been the first stylist in Cornwall to have completed this training.
Vicky, Queen of Curls, McCrory Hair, 340 Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9NG
If you have got curly hair you’ll understand. Curly hair needs to be treated differently and with #Vickyqueenofcurls (google it!) you’ll find a stylist that is an expert in the personal nature of curly hair. Of course, every client’s hair is different, but this is especially relevant when it comes to curly hair.
Our Curly Hair Service, in our Manchester salon is part consultation, part dry cut and part aftercare advice. #Vickyqueenofcurls comes highly recommended and is Manchester’s foremost expert in the intricacies of Curly Hair Treatments.
Brave Curls Scotland, 20 High Street, Monifieth, Dundee, DD5 4AE, United Kingdom
Trained & Certified by Lorraine Massey in the curl by curl cutting method,cutting natural curly hair dry following how the the curls fall naturally.cleansing ,conditioning & styling using all curl friendly hair products. naturally curly hair specialist Scotland . curly hair salon situated in Monifieth.
Belle and Blackley, 205 Hope Street, Glasgow, G2 2UP
You’d be amazed how often clients with naturally curly hair have come to us in despair of ever finding someone who can deal with their hair type. The level of bounce and the texture of naturally curly hair can throw a few curve-balls at you!
However, we LOVE curly hair and all its challenges. In fact if you know what you’re doing it’s not so much of a challenge.
Scott – our resident curl expert says : ” With curls you have to take into account that the overall shape of the style may change depending on how curly the hair is on that particular day and also that the client might want to also wear their hair straight so you still need precision cutting – I often cut curly hair dry, so I can see the shape that I want to end with – then I get the hair cleansed and treated and go for the detail of the cut.”
Faye Lawless, 122 South Road | Waterloo | Liverpool
Faye Lawless Hair are the curly hair experts. Frustrated curlies fear no more. We are here to help you manage and celebrate your curls. We offer the complete curly hair care experience from cutting curly hair in the right way, colouring, curl smoothing and the all important home styling and after care advice.
Mojo Hair Design, 69 Heaton Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 5HH
Our out of town hair studio in Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne is a place of creativity and style, and possibly the friendliest professional hair salon in Newcastle. We are confident that you will find no where better for your personal and professional hair design solutions for men and women young and old; hair styled, hair cut, hair up, hair perm, hair straight, hair curly, dry cut, blow dry, roots or hair colour, coffee or tea, at your hairdressers Newcastle.
The Curl Clinic, 124 Leanwood Road, Leeds, LS7 2AQ
“My name is Kimberley and I am the owner and founder of The Curl Clinic Salon and Spa. We specialise in naturally curly and textured hair. Having curly hair myself, I have always noticed the lack of hair salons available that can cut and style my curls whilst understanding the importance of products and maintenance. Our advanced Deva Curl Trained Stylists are dedicated to restoring and embracing your naturally curly, wavy, kinky, or oily hair. Our personalised services offer you hand crafted expertise, tailored to your individual hair. Here at The Curl Clinic our mission is to help encourage you to see and feel the unique beauty of your naturally curly hair.”
Jon Kinsey Salon, 259 Harrogate Road, Leeds, LS17 6PA
Our style team are chosen for their expertise, passion and creativity. Hair is as individual as our fingerprints, and we know it is important that you get the cut and colour that enhances your style. Our ladies’ and gentlemen’s hairdressing services are tailored individually to give you beautiful, natural and manageable hair every day.
Vikki Mackinder, @Girl on Curl, 138 Chatsworth road, S402AR
Come and visit me if your hair needs some tender loving curls.
I work with clients who have a natural wave to curly hair to get the best shape for them without making weird triangle shapes and wedges! I follow the curly girl method written by Lorraine Massey.
Made Hair and Beauty, 294-296 Glossop Road, Sheffield, S10 2HS
We are proud to say that we are rapidly becoming the curly hair specialists of the north, with clients that travel far and wide to visit it us. Our main aim is that you enjoy your experience our relaxed, but professional approach to hair and beauty. Lead by multi award winning, and Avlon educator, Serena Giscombe, the Made family are approachable, empathetic and knowledgeable.
Every client of “The Cutting & Colour Room” is a real life testament to our professional craft of cutting, shaping, and styling hair in way that reveals our clients natural good looks. Curly, thick locks, or fine and straight – “The Cutting & Colour Room” has the creative talent and exceptional skills to help you look amazing.
Kate Preston Hair, 70 Arundel Drive, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 7NU
We know what it’s like to struggle for YEARS with curls until you learn how to embrace them and look after them. That is why at Kate Preston Hair in Fareham (Hampshire) we made it a priority to become Curly Hair Cutting Specialists.
We understand curly hair has special needs and it takes a special skill to cut it well. You must know how to look after your curls. So many people just don’t have a clue how to manage them well and are left struggling with their hair!
If you want to trade your frizzy unmanageable curls for drop dead gorgeous sexy curls then Kate Preston Hair and Beauty in Fareham is the place to come.
Curl Confidence, SUITE 2, 1 BELLSTONE COURT, SHREWSBURY, SY1 1JB
“I’m Nikki Sampson and my passion is to help other curly ladies embrace their natural curls. For many years I was never happy with my curly, frizzy hair , apart from the 1980s when even I had perms! I was always on the lookout for the miracle product that would change my relationship with my hair. Unfortunately the hairdressing industry as a whole treats curls as if they are the same as straight hair. There is virtually no specialist training available and many products which are marketed at curly hair are a big let down and a waste of money. I had to travel many miles to find a hairdresser who understood curls and didn’t want to straighten them or fluff them up.
This inspired me at the grand age of 51 to take the plunge to go to college and train in hairdressing so that I could then go on to specialise and help curly ladies rediscover and love their curls. I spent six months travelling to London one day a week to work for and learn from curl specialist Lindsey Hughes, before completing an advanced level 2 DevaCurl course in New York last November.”
Hair Studio Curl Bar, 32 Lackagh Park, Dungiven, Londonderry, Bt474nd
Specializing in Curly Hair , Hair Extensions Handpainting balayage techniques & Make up. “A curly cut experience, will show you your true curl potential. I also will guide you on how to maintain and look after your Curls.”
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