5 of the Best - Hairdressers
Independent Shopping Guide
Cowgate, Edinburgh, 0131 556 9993
Sessions with Boosh’s head stylist Mary are hard to come by and, if the swishy ‘dos and smug salon smiles on most of the Edinburgh-based Listers are anything to go by, thoroughly worth the wait.
Grassmarket, Edinburgh, 0131 225 2338
It’s a new shop, but we’re intrigued. Architecturally sculpted into the bottom of Dancebase and run by international stylist Lesley Moses, darling, Sublime stays open until 9pm, so you can get a new pre-club do.
King Street, Glasgow, 0141 552 6789
So hip they give discounts to musicians, this ace wee place benefits from the bustle of artists and thesps pinballing between Mono, King Street and the Tron bar. James is the stylist of choice and, refreshingly for a salon, the music is excellent.
Springfield Court, Glasgow, 0141 229 1143
Want the sort of snipper who suits your haircut to your personality and social life, and whose name sounds like a swinging spy from a 1960s television series? Of course you do. Great, deciscive styling by one of the city’s best-kept secrets.
Haddington Place, Edinburgh, 0131 557 4888
Need a haircut, but can’t stand the smell of a salon? Emma Hall is Scotland’s first ‘clean air’ hairdresser, with all-organic products, so no chemically smell. There’s an equally refreshing ‘no crap chat’ policy too.