Can anyone recommend a hairdresser in colchester?

(42 Posts)
MissisBoot Mon 03-Nov-08 17:21:38

My current hairdresser doesn't do mine quite right despite me asking her so can anyone recommend a hairdresser who listens to what you ask them and is preferably v good at cutting bobs

pittcity Sat 15-Jun-13 15:37:12

I would recommend SHIMA, a new salon recently opened on Church Walk, off Head Street, between Vinnys Cafe and Hughes Fishmongers.
Shane has been doing my hair for years in different salons. He always listens to what you want and tells you the truth if it is not achievable.
They have loads of opening offers ATM.smile 01206 761333

HypnobirthLady Tue 22-Jan-13 11:55:12

I've been going to Ellis at LEJ's for years, he's wonderful!

shazz34 Mon 14-Jan-13 10:28:02

I use a hairdressers on North Station Road in Colchester Called Loui Hair Studio, and my husband gets his hair cut by Kelly in its sister male grooming salon Studio 33 ( both which have recently been revamped). Its so handy to be able to both go in together and leave together feeling and looking a million dollars... all the girls are friendly and fab hairdressers, doing what YOU want rather than what they think is best ( dont get me wrong they will push you in the right direction but you dont feel pressured into anything). we both love our hair when we leave and its the most relaxing salon iv been into to date... with reasonable prices too i would highly recommend smile

MylandMa Sun 13-Jan-13 21:42:49

Thank you SO much for the BenjaminCharles recommendation .. He was brilliant, was so patient with me, asked me to try something, we both decided it didn't work, calmed me down while I cried (believe me, old style was that bad !!! grin) and then gave me a fab new hair do. Now have Anbe Hathaway style pixie cut, so pleased. Will def be going back !!! smile

MylandMa Tue 08-Jan-13 11:15:15

Thanks for the Benjamin Charles recommendation. I have an appointment for Saturday to try and fix the damage a junior in Toni & Guy did just before Xmas. Horrible. Girl herself was lovely but clearly not the level of stylist I booked and I was too polite to insist on someone else once I realised. Big mistake, huge ... Now have a very strange short mullet going on. Don't think I have much choice but to go for a pixie style cut, am hoping for Anne Hathaway style (though obviously I'm nothing like her in looks or weight, sigh) ...

SunshineLou76 Thu 08-Nov-12 19:18:18

Hi, I highly recommend Hair & Beauty Connection its a lovely friendly salon, the stylist liston to what you actually want, I've been going to this salon now for the past 6 months as it was recommened to me as my last salon mucked up my colour, plus they give you a FREE Lunch! when you have a colour done,
they are opposite Smiths Bar in church Street they have been there 30 years which says it all! give them a go you wont be sorry, check their web site www.hairandbeautyconnection.co.uk

LadyHM Sat 21-Jul-12 14:14:10

Hi everyone, Cinnamon Brown is closing down, think its turning into a coffee shop or something... I go to Benjamin Charles down North Hill opposite Strada. Benjamin is an experienced hair dresser and he listens to what I want, even though Im rubbish at explaining it. They have lovely massage chairs, if you want a quick lift away from the kiddies too. Give them a ring 577764. Good luck.. Oh yeah, if you go to their website you can print a £10 voucher for first visit.

tracie13 Mon 18-Jun-12 20:33:59

fatal attraction hair design 37 head street colchester 01206547333 visit www.fatalattractionhairdesign.co.uk

K155E Tue 29-May-12 10:29:40

Cinnamon Brown is terrible! I would never ever recommend this salon to anyone! I booked an appointment at 4 o'clock and wasn't seen until 4.25. In the mean time I was given a 'complimentary' deep conditioning treatment as my stylist was going to be 'another 10 minutes' which they insisted that I pay for at the end although I didn't ask for it. When the stylist finally got round to me she started cutting my hair and then at around 10 to 5, she told me that I had headlice eggs in my hair and she couldn't continue (nothing to do with them closing soon I suspect). They refused to blow dry my hair saying it was their policy.. although I had just had a full fringe cut in. I was still asked to pay £45 and even after asking if that was even without the blow dry, they only reduced the price by £5 (after making me stand at the counter for 10 minutes). In my haste to leave I left my shopping bags there and went to the chemist to get a head lice treatment (looking absolutely terrible). The chemist asked if I had been near children and I explained that I hadn't. The chemist looked at my hair for me (I think she could sense my distress) and told me that they didnt look anything like head lice eggs and that it was clearly dry scalp (as I wear clip in hair extensions). I bought a treatment anyway as I was petrified of having them although the chemist said it was unnecessary. I went home and explained to my mum what had happened and she too looked through my hair and agreed that it in no way resembled head lice eggs. (The hairdresser even confirmed there was nothing living in my hair so what would have laid them anyway I'm not sure). My mum then went into the shop the next working day to pick up my shopping and asked to speak the manager who proceeded to shout at my mum and got very aggressive. My mum left the shop after telling them that she would take this higher and the manager then proceeded to follow my mum and nan out of the shop and was shouting at them down the street. I would not go back in a million years... by far the worst hairdressing experience I could ever hope to have!!

Newimagehairbeautysalon Mon 23-Apr-12 09:55:05

New image hair and beauty salon down st botolphs street, 50% off selected hair and beauty every Monday. Fantastic deAls and bubbly out going girls xxx 01206 577114 x

Newimagehairbeautysalon Mon 23-Apr-12 09:49:46

Hi ladies. My name is Charlotte, I have a salon in Colchester town centre and we have now introduced the amazing 50% discounts on selected hair and beauty every Monday. Highlights, cuts, colours all half price answer as waxing, massaging and much more. Fantastic for a total relaxation day. Only located down st botolphs street, corner of priory street, above Hilary b wedding shop. New image hair and beauty salon. Has now opened up a brand new second floor for beauty. Worth a try ladies xxxxxxxx

DinahMoHum Sat 31-Mar-12 10:42:24

i always go to Lydia at John Michaels on eld lane/sir issacs walk (i never know which end is which)
Been going to her for years and she always listens and does exactly what ive asked for

DavinaG1978 Thu 01-Mar-12 11:41:27

Ive started using HairForce One on peartree business park off Dugard Ave, Stanway. Lovely big place, ask for Vikki. Best thing is all the parking, I can't stand having to walk far like in town from the shops to the car in my condition.

Site is www.hairforceone.co.uk

They do a bit of beauty there too.

hollingshead Thu 16-Feb-12 22:23:54

Hi JentlyDoesIt

Thanks for your recommendation. I had at look at their website (fubarhair.co.uk) to see if they looked any good, and to my surprise they had a 25% off voucher smile

I've booked in for this week, looking forward to a nice change.
Can't wait smile

Vixhair1 Tue 07-Jun-11 18:33:21

Hi all,

I previously wrote a comment about mobile hairdressing in colchester, I'm still mobile and can get around to any chosen venue in colchester and surrounding areas.

I have a new direct email... vicky@vickyshairdeisgn.co.uk

For more information or price list email me and I will reply to all emails or calls.

Hope to hear from you soon,

Vicky

XxkatxX Wed 09-Feb-11 11:28:44

Cinnamon brown is great. All stylists I have had are lovely and know their stuff. Don't have a problem with the heat issue myself, it's great to have some chill time with head and hand massages! You won't be disappointed!

MadameCastafiore Tue 21-Dec-10 20:50:56

I have now been having my hair done at Georgian House at the bottom of east hill - lovely girl called Holly does it - she is fab, is reasonably priced and clean and you are the only client there at any one time so can indulge in lots of gossip and be pampered - her sister is the beautician and will do your nails whilst you have your hair done!

FellatioNelson Tue 30-Nov-10 07:59:17

Alouiseg I agree with you!!!! I go there (love it) but did complain about the cold draught with the door always open in winter. Also said to my stylist (who agreed with me) that as the Aveda brand prides itself on being all holistic and green and caring for the environment by shunning chemicals it wasn't really in keeping with the ethos - wasting electricity like that. She said she was going to tell the owner I said that.

tabbycat76 Thu 18-Nov-10 19:29:52

Exactly what I've been meaning to know, some recommended hair dressers in Colchester!! Keep going back to Ipswich for my cuts but may well try Fubar, sounds fab! Thanks guys!

Alouiseg Thu 18-Nov-10 16:12:50

Dean - last seen at Cinnamon Brown is now at Brown &White, the tanning place in Stanway.

Cinnamon Brown is always freezing!!! Which is why I stopped going in there. One of the managers was always opening the doors and letting the heat out, not good with a head full of freezing dye.

motherofluvlies Thu 18-Nov-10 16:02:25

Hi On the strength of these recommendations I went to Fubar and a lovely girl called Sadie gave me a lovely cut.(November)
Thank you

MissisBoot Thu 04-Jun-09 17:18:31

hey vix - welcome to mumsnet!

I may well call on you at some point to give dd's hair a trim - she's not overly keen on hairdriers so that makes going to the hairdressers rather traumatic!

Vixhair1 Wed 03-Jun-09 22:31:27

Hi all, my name is Vicky and I'm a mobile Hairdresser and a working mum!!

by the sounds of things your all very happy with your hairdressers.

Ive just gone self employed after 10years of working at feathers in town. I have nvq 1,2 and 3 in hairdressing, experienced in teaching new hair stylists, i do all aspects of hairdressing and can work day or eve mon-sat

If your interested then email vix1102@msn.com and i will get back to you.

Thanks xx

mirandab Thu 08-Jan-09 20:52:52

I have a friend who is a mobile hairdresser her charges are very reasonable ie £6.50 for a child's wet cut and £10 for adult's, restyles are slightly more. If interested let me know and I can forward you her details.

Miranda

JentlyDoesIt Thu 08-Jan-09 18:01:29

Missis boot - glad you liked it - it's a fab place isn't it? Did you tell Gem I had been singing her praises?

MC - Cinnamon Brown looks lovely and glad you had a good cut too. mmmmm, nice young man <goes off to dream in corner>

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