Five salons you need to visit in… Manchester

Home to fervent football rivalries and an infamous music scene, Manchester is also busy creating incredible hair on a daily basis

Trevor Sorbie, @trevorsorbie

Trevor Sorbie is an institution for precise, tailored cuts and luminous colour. The Manchester salon is home to Mai Ha, stylist director and previous winner of Creative HEAD’s Most Wanted Hair Trend Award, who also teamed up with colourist Emma Beveridge in 2018 to win the coveted L’Oréal Colour Trophy for the whole of the UK.

The Northern Quarter is Manchester’s hub of artistic and individualistic shops, bars and, most importantly, salons! VOX has been serving stylish hair with a side of relaxation since 2013. The warm wood and vintage styling of the interior is paired with a chill playlist and super-friendly staff who speak a mix of English, Spanish and Italian. The Kevin Murphy products tie into their eco-ethos and environmentally-friendly intents as well.

Melissa Timperley Salons, @melissasalons

For hair that looks like it’s stepped off the pages of a magazine – while still remaining totally wearable – head to Melissa Timperley Salons. Melissa and her team are big advocates on an in-depth consultation, to really make you feel at ease and get you closer to your hair dreams. The salons are glossy but comfortable, and the stacks of five-star reviews speak for themselves…

Nicky Oliver, @nickyoliverhairdressing

Nicky Oliver is a mainstay of the Manchester hair scene. Since the ’90s, the salon has been scooping up awards for teamwork, styling and business skills – it’s safe to say the team know their stuff! You can find specialist wig services here as well as Nicky’s own range of products. No matter your hair type, the talented team here can make your hair dreams come true.

RCNQ, @rcnq

A place to be free and to be you. That’s the simple concept of the much-loved RCNQ salon in the Northern Quarter, helmed by the mega talented Rob Czlapka. All genders and identities are welcomed, with the team dedicated to creating a look which is 100% unbridled and unfiltered you. Think fun colours, razor edging, and plenty of Britney being played in the background.