Five salons you need to visit in… Bristol

What local boy Banksy is to spray-cans, these pros are to hair. Transform your ‘do into a work of art with a visit to one of these Bristol salons…

Pink and yellow ombre hair by Glitch Bristol, next to a photo of the salon interior

Glitch Bristol
(BS2 0EX)

Don’t be fooled by the name; everything at this lush city-centre salon has been designed to work in perfect harmony. As well as delivering top-notch hair cuts and colours, the neon-adorned pink, white and polished concrete space also has an in-house cafe and hosts live music events. Plus, for the green-fingered among you, you can even purchase plants from their tropical ‘indoor jungle’ haven! Some foliage with your foilyage, anyone?

A woman with curly hair and a fresh shoulder length haircut from Nuala Morey, next to a photo of the Bristol salon's interior

Nuala Morey, Bishopston
(BS7 8NU)

Salon owner Nuala GETS curls. After all, she’s a proud member of the #curlygirl club herself! With a special ‘curly clinic’ and staff trained in all textures of hair, this independent hairdressers is the place to go for cut and colour that respects and enhances your natural lengths. As an Aveda Concept Salon, all products used on your hair will be naturally-derived and cruelty free, and the interior offers the perfect balance of glamour and greenery. Still not convinced? Check out its Instagram for some jaw-dropping transformations…

A client with long coloured hair – grey with a bright pink face-framing money-piece – created by staff at Betties + Baldwins. To the right, a picture of the Bristol salon's interior, featuring a black and white checkerboard tiled floor and pale blue walls.

Betties + Baldwins
(BS1 1DB)

Independent and artsy (in a cute and creative way), Betties + Baldwins is a self-described ‘pop of colour’ nestled amongst the historic city’s sandstone architecture. Packed with personality – check out the ’90s Memphis patterns that adorn the walls – staff are clued up when it comes to hair, but don’t take themselves too seriously, leading to a friendly and relaxed atmosphere that still delivers high-end results. Ladies (‘Betties’), gents (‘Baldwins’), gender-fluid and NB folks; all are welcome here, and if you’re in the market for a shade switch, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you opt for brights or a more natural balayage, you’ll walk out the door with a cracking hue and sky-high confidence.

Long blonde hair coloured by Bonomini, alongside a photo of the Bristol salon's interior

(BS8 2HY)

If you’ve been on the hunt for a sustainable salon in Bristol, your search stops here. Bonomini has reclaimed-wood mirror frames, a carefully curated menu utilising earth-friendly (and equally luxe) brand Davines, and is so passionate about doing its bit, even the salon’s toilet paper has impeccable eco credentials! A proud member of The Green Salon Collective (which sees its foil, hair and packaging waste collected and recycled), the team’s enthusiasm for caring for the planet is only matched by their dedication to creating gorgeous hair.

Curly brunette hair with blonde balayage through the ends, created by staff at Trevor Sorbie's Bristol salon. To the right, a picture of the salon's interior with skylights and ivy decor.

Trevor Sorbie Bristol
(BS8 1QL)

Industrial glam meets Scandi-chic is the vibe at Trevor Sorbie’s beautiful south-western base, where the focus is on creating a hair look totally bespoke to you. The spacious salon is flooded with light, but avoids feeling clinical by pairing trendy mustard leather seating and flowing monochrome wall art with exposed steels and light rigs draped with ivy. There’s a sun-drenched courtyard, where you can chill pre- or post-appointment with a cuppa and a fashion glossy, and the small but highly-skilled team are obsessed with delivering chic, polished results. A trusted name among Bristol salons, one visit here will show you exactly why.

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