Five salons you need to visit in… Leeds

After a huge investment in the city centre in recent years, Leeds has reaffirmed its position as a real mecca for edgy styling and cool salons which are well worth a visit

Russell Eaton, @russelleatonhair

The perfect blend of classic salon environment and forward-thinking stylists. It’s a family affair at the Russell Eaton salon group, helmed by the father-son duo of Russell and Robert Eaton. Between them have won pretty much every award going in hair. Robert is the Wella Professionals technical director for UK and Ireland, and his team have all been trained to reflect his passion for technique and unique touches to make every colour and cut stand out.

Tint, @tintleeds

The coolest collective you ever did see! This spacious salon has a bit of a NYC loft vibe with its exposed brick and poured concrete aesthetic, and all of the furniture can be moved around to create an impromptu shooting space. Expect detailed, forward-thinking and personalised cuts, and everything from ultra-blended balayage to the brightest hues to come out of those doors. The Tint collective team have something for everyone.

It’s so good that we went to go try it for ourselves!

One for the eco-conscious, Hive has been designed to be community-conscious in as many aspects as possible. Leafy and light, its interiors reflect the salon’s attempts to reduce, reuse and recycle without compromising on the relaxing vibe you’re looking for. The team are absolute pros at colour, particularly any colour correction issues you might have. Whether you’re looking to upgrade your average colour, or want to go all-out rainbow bright, the Hive team are here for you.

Renaissance, @renaissancestyle

A multi-floor studio which also includes creative space for an artist, wellbeing expert and made-to-measure clothing, Renaissance feels like a new look at what a hairdressers can be. Hair health is key to these stylists, with a focus on natural and organic products: 98 per cent of the products are vegan and 100 per cent are cruelty-free. Even their towels are biodegradable, made from sustainably sourced bamboo. If you’ve got a big event or a wedding coming up, then these guys should definitely be on your radar for event hair.

If you’re on the eternal hunt for a salon and stylist that really gets you, then Ego might be the place for you. The talented team at Ego are all about the individuality of their clients, whether it’s mixing up bespoke shades for rainbow hues, or adapting your usual cut so that it really, really suits you. Taking that extra time and effort is normal for them. Take a seat in the spacious and modern salon and see what you can cook up together.