There’s no shortage of great hairdressers in Edinburgh – and we’ve made it our mission to find the best salons near you.
You can add ‘have an amazing haircut’ to the list of things to do in Edinburgh, because the great news is that when it comes to hairdressers in Edinburgh you have lots of fabulous options across Scotland’s handsome and sophisticated capital city. For instance, there are fantastic luxury salons (with luxury prices!) in areas such as New Town, which incidentally is also where you’ll find the bustling West End. Or you can head to gentrified Leith (where appointments often come with a glass of welcome fizz), to say nothing of Edinburgh’s charming suburbs, such as refined Morningside and boho Bruntsfield. There’s also leafy, family-friendly Corstorphine, where salons don’t tend to look swish themselves, but you will after a visit. All of these areas have brilliant salons with experienced stylists that you can book directly from your phone.
So browse our list of recommendations and book the one most convenient for you in just a couple of taps. Then get ready to enjoy the experience of having your hair styled by some of the most reputable hairdressers in your area. Whether you fancy a new bob hairstyle or just a trim, with their arsenal of professional tools, from the best hair dryers in the business to the latest innovative hair products on their shelves, DIY highlighting kits and lockdown hair will soon be a thing of your past.
How can I find good hairdressers near me in Edinburgh?
There is a quick way to find good ‘hairdressers near me’ online. Yes there’s google of course, but the woman&home team’s top tip? Use Treatwell – where you can book hair and beauty appointments directly online in seconds. They have thousands of salons listed internationally, and 87 (and counting!) in Edinburgh alone.
Which hairdressers in Edinburgh have the best reputation professionally?
There are numerous hairdressers in Edinburgh with a good reputation. But if you want a salon with trophies in a cabinet there are three that we recommend.
Award-winning hairdressers include Jason Hall from Jason Hall Hairdressing, who won Scottish Hairdresser of the Year at HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards 2019. An appointment at Jason Hall Hairdressing can be made by phone or email.
Then there is Maya Buchanan at McGills – who won Best Colourist. An appointment can be made at McGills by phone, email or online.
Finally, there is Colin McAndrew at Medusa – who won Best Male Stylist – at the 2018 Scottish Hair and Beauty Awards. While Medusa also won the Fellowship of British Hairdressing’s 2018 Salon Group of the Year too. You can book an appointment at one of Medusa’s six salons by phone.
Best hairdressers in Edinburgh 2020
We’ve often found customer reviews to be more enlightening than professional ones though. Which is where Treatwell comes into its own. Almost every salon listed has been critiqued by paying clientele. We’ve crunched the numbers around this feedback to decide which hairdresser in Edinburgh have the happiest customers.
At the time of writing, SisCo Hair and Nails in Morningside had garnered 930 reviews. It’s a stylish, friendly one-stop shop for hair and beauty known for exceptional blow dries. A “10 out of 10 experience”, wrote one reviewer, Daisy.
There are nine other great salons in Edinburgh, too, that – at the time of writing –Treatwell users rated very highly with a combination of the most stars then reviews. Happy hair hunting!