The BEST UK Curly Hair Salons for Mixed Race Curly Hair ***Updated***

by Mixed Up Mama
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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!

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Birmingham

Spring is in the Hair, 18 Caroline Street, Birmingham, West Midlands B3 1TR.

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 afro, natural and mixed race hair and have a wealth of personal experience and expertise to pass on to you.

Mixed race hair in 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.


Kent

Kinson by Kizzy, Shaftesbury House, Unit 5 20 Tylney Rd, Bromley, BR1 2RL

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!


Brighton

Joe does Curl, please contact Joe on 07968 970 235 or joe@joedoescurl.com

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.


Bristol

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!


Wales

House of Hinton, 426 Cowbridge Rd E, Cardiff CF5 1JN

Cardiff hair salon and stylist Curl by curl haircut. This is for you real curly girls who want to embrace the natural texture. The hair is first cut dry in its natural curl it is then cleansed conditioned styled and then personalized curly haircuts.

Cyrl Cymru, 3 Alexandra Road, Aberystwyth, SY23 1LE

Richards Curl Journey began when a client introduced him to the British Curlies forum. Here he found a community that shared tips and techniques to care for and get the best out of their curls, as well as discussing how hard it is to find a hairdresser who understands their hair and is able to cut Curly hair. Richard realised a large group of people were being overlooked in the hair industry because of their hair type. He became frustrated by the lack of training that is available for Curly hair. Wanting to be able to cater for all hair types Richard was so pleased to find Mathew James, from Spring Salon in Birmingham, who was offering training on cutting Curly hair, so he jumped at the chance to attend. On the course Richard learnt so much and felt so inspired. He carried on his learning at home by reading and researching as much as he could about Curly Hair. Richard is now able to cut and style Curly hair and provide tips and advice on how to look after and style all types of Curly hair.


Southampton

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!


Reading

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!

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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.

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Exeter

The Curl Consultant, Call 01392 686356 to book an appointment with Claire.

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.


Plymouth

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).


Cornwall

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.


Manchester

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.


Scotland

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.”


Liverpool

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.


Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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.


Leeds

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.


Chesterfield

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.


Sheffield

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.


Bradford

The Cutting and Colour Room, 36 Sunbridge Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 2AA

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.


Fareham

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.


Shrewsbury

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.”


Northern Ireland

Hair Studio Curl Bar, 32 Lackagh Park, DungivenLondonderry, 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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*Disclaimer: I haven’t tried each and every one of these UK curly hair salons but I have done my research looking for good reviews and recommendations from fellow curlies. Leave your comments below if you’ve tried any of these and what your experience was like.

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Taj January 16, 2019 - 10:11 pm

Very useful list, thank you. Will choose one of the northern locations for my daughters first proper haircut.

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mixedupmama January 17, 2019 - 1:39 pm

Great! Do let us know how it goes! Feedback is always helpful for others planning to check them out.

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Jessica Dunn January 26, 2020 - 9:58 am

I am still searching for a hairdresser who understands mixed race hair. When I take my great niece to have her hair done it is like watching medieval torture. I treat my own hair like a fine silk when washing it. Yet hairdressers pull her hair and head about like a rag doll. I want someone who will be gentle and use products that dont leave her hair dry and sticky. Hair being restricted and pulled tight will eventually fall out and the scalp become bald. Please help me find someone who knows what they are doing.

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mixedupmama February 23, 2020 - 9:33 pm

OH my God! Don’t I know it! Try a curly hair expert from this list, they should, by definition, know how to handle curly hair! Where are you based?

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Sarah Pryor July 13, 2020 - 8:45 am

Hello! I clicked on the link as you mention ‘Cardiff’ in the intro, but I can’t see any Cardiff recommendations? There’s a couple for Bristol which isn’t too bad, but if you knew of any a bit closer to Cardiff, I’d love to know 🙂

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Joshua July 19, 2020 - 12:16 pm

Any recommendations in Brighton?

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Krystal Pellett February 12, 2021 - 10:33 pm

Is there any salons in wales? Been looking in the Swansea area for a while and not found anywhere

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Cyrlcymru April 27, 2021 - 6:08 am

House of Hinton Cardiff does curly cuts.

And Cyrl Cymru Aberystwyth is a curly hair salon.

Also there is some in Bridgend that only offers dry curly cuts.

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Ana Rodrigues March 12, 2021 - 3:47 pm

Any salons in Brighton that you could recommend? Thanks Ana

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mixedupmama March 21, 2021 - 10:15 am

Try Joe does Curl- listed above!

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RK June 30, 2021 - 9:34 am

Any recommendations in Oxford

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Carmen McNally April 4, 2022 - 11:19 pm

Any recommendations in Nottingham for a curly haircare expert… please!!

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Cucumba July 9, 2022 - 1:02 pm

This is an excellent article. Thank you for sharing such useful information.

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Mark ROI July 14, 2022 - 10:14 am

Such a useful content. Keep posting some more content like this!

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