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5 Best Hair Salons in Aberdeen

5 Best Hair Salons in Aberdeen

  • Hairdressing Service – Hairdressers should be skilled in providing hair-related services. So, we looked at the quality of their work and the range of services they provide with the help of our staff testers.
  • Expertise – To help you measure their expertise, the years of experience and the certifications or accreditations of each hair salon were also assessed.
  • Professionalism – To see how professional they are, we rated their responsiveness and demeanour in handling client requests or issues.
  • Value Added Services – We also checked out the add-on services that each hair salon offers. Rather than going to another salon, these add-on services will help save clients time and energy.

You may not have your life together, but who needs stability when you can have a great hair day? If you want to transform your hair from a dishevelled mess into a slightly less dishevelled mess, then look no further than our list of the best hair salons in Aberdeen. 

Bid farewell to bad hair days and hello to stunning hairstyles that will turn heads wherever you go. 

1. James Dun’s House

James Dun's House's Homepage

Hairdressing Services: Cutting, Styling, Aveda Hair Colour, Hair Repair, Hair Treatments

Other Services: Facial, Massage, Waxing, Tanning, Nail, Brow Lashes


Address: 61 Schoolhill, Aberdeen AB10 1JX, United Kingdom

Contact Details:  +44 1224 648480

Operating Hours:

  • Monday: 9AM–6PM
  • Tue-Fri: 8AM–8PM
  • Saturday: 8:30AM–5PM
Google reviews score4.9/5
Facebook reviews score4.6/5
Score consistency4.8/5
Total Reviews4.7/5
Hairdressing Service5/5
Value Added Services5/5


  • Uses cruelty-free, plant-based products
  • Provides a free, comprehensive consultation
  • Also offers a beauty bar, massage, and facial
  • Knowledgeable and skilled hairstylists
  • Has a Hair School


  • Closed on Sundays
  • A tad pricey
  • Nearest parking has charges

We went with our first staff tester who chose to visit James Dun’s House, known for their personalised, custom-blended hair colour services. 

First off, we highly appreciate their use of cruelty-free, plant-based products from the eco-brand Aveda. Not only are these products ethical, but they’re also 100% vegan-friendly.

During our consultation, their team of experts took the time to analyse our tester’s hair type, discuss her home-care routine, and address any hair concerns she had.

From what we experienced, James Dun’s House isn’t just a hair salon; it’s a self-care sanctuary. While our staff tester was having her hair done, we indulged in their tranquil wellness rooms, treating ourselves to a relaxing massage and facial. 

For those seeking the ultimate pampering experience, their beauty bar offers everything. From a CND nail lab to luxurious pedicure chairs and even a brow and lash bar, they’re a one-stop shop for beauty.

Afterwards, our tester raved about her vibrant hair colour. They gave her detailed info about the procedure and even recommended some aftercare products.

For aspiring hairdressers, we learned that James Dun’s House even has its own Hair School. It’s the perfect place to learn from industry experts and kickstart a hairdressing career.

Do note that James Dun’s House is closed on Sundays.

Additionally, their prices may be on the higher side, ranging from £40-£90 for a full head all over colour or for a cut and finish, depending on whether you choose a new talent or a top stylist. 

Plus, the nearest parking is at the Bon Accord shopping centre, and charges do apply.

2. Ellee’s Hair Design

Ellee's Hair Design's Homepage

Hairdressing Services: Hair Colouring, Styling, Cutting

Other Services: Eye Treatment, Lycon Hot Wax, Massage Treatment, Lycon Strip Wax, Nail Treatments


Address: 44 Union Terrace, Aberdeen AB10 1NP, United Kingdom

Contact Details:  +44 1224 213029

Operating Hours:

  • Tuesday: 10AM–3:30PM
  • Wed-Thurs: 10AM–7PM
  • Thursday: 10AM–7PM
  • Friday: 9AM–6PM
  • Saturday: 9AM–4:30PM
Google reviews score4.6/5
Yell reviews score5/5
Score consistency4.7/5
Total Reviews4.7/5
Hairdressing Service4.5/5
Value Added Services5/5


  • 14 years of experience
  • Skilled stylists
  • Offers snacks and refreshments
  • Artistic director has received various recognitions
  • Competitively-priced
  • Also offers a range of additional treatments


  • Closed on Mondays and Sundays
  • Appointments require a non-refundable 50% deposit

We had the pleasure of experiencing Ellee’s Hair Design for the first time, and let me tell you, it won’t be our last!

We accompanied another staff tester to this hair salon that has been making hair dreams come true since 2009. From their humble beginnings with just two staff members, they’ve grown into a team of over 16 talented individuals.

Lee, the stylist, worked their magic on her hair, colouring and styling it to perfection. She couldn’t help but fall in love with her hair because it was a transformation that left her feeling like a million bucks!

But it wasn’t just Lee who made the visit memorable; the entire staff at Ellee’s Hair Design went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. They were incredibly accommodating, offering plenty of teas, coffees, snacks, and refreshments. 

We also learned that their artistic director, Michelle, has been shortlisted twice in the British Hairdressing Awards. She even made it to the regional finals of the L’Oreal Colour Trophy. 

In terms of pricing, Ellee’s Hair Design is competitively priced, with a cut and finish ranging from £58 to £68.

If you’re in the mood for some extra pampering, they also offer a range of additional treatments, including eye treatments, waxing, massage treatments, and nail treatments.

Sadly, Ellee’s Hair Design is closed on Mondays and Sundays. In addition, appointments require a non-refundable 50% deposit.

3.  Saks Hair & Beauty

Saks Hair & Beauty's Homepage

Hairdressing Services: Styling, Cut, Blowdry, Colour, Keratin Treatments, Weddings, Novo Cabelo System, Keratin Express Blowout

Other Services: Body Treatments, Ellipse Hair Removal, Waxing, Facial, Eyes, Nails, Gels


Address: 31 Guild St, Aberdeen AB11 5RG, United Kingdom

Contact Details:  +44 1224 591300

Operating Hours:

  • Mon-Tue: 9AM–6:30PM
  • Wed-Thurs: 9AM–8PM
  • Friday: 9AM–7:30PM
  • Saturday: 9AM–6PM
  • Sunday: 10AM–6PM
Google reviews score4.7/5
Facebook reviews score4.6/5
Score consistency5/5
Total Reviews4.8/5
Hairdressing Service4/5
Value Added Services5/5


  • 48 years of experience
  • Official stockists of Kerastase and L’Oreal products as well as GHDs
  • Employs the top 1% L’Oreal Colour Specialists in the UK
  • Highly recommended Keratin Express Blowout service
  • Also offers the Novo Cabelo Hair System


  • Reports of flawed hairstyling
  • Comparatively pricier

Another staff tester chose Saks Hair & Beauty, a salon serving Aberdeen clients since 1974. They’re open all week, unlike other hair salons who are open only 5 or 6 days a week.

Saks are official stockists of Kerastase and L’Oreal products, and we highly appreciate them partnering with these high quality products. And for those seeking the latest in hair styling, they have all the newest GHDs in-salon.

We’re also impressed with their L’Oreal Colour Specialists, who form part of the top 1% of L’Oreal colourists in the UK.

Their therapists are not just hair experts; they’re specialists in the best beauty brands around. With extensive training in Elemis, Decleor, CACI, Skeyndor, and more, they have the knowledge and skills to pamper you from head to toe. 

Speaking of skills, our staff tester loved their game-changing Keratin Express Blowout service. In just one hour, this keratin treatment tamed her frizzy hair and cut down her daily styling time for up to six weeks. 

They also provide the Novo Cabelo Hair System, a discreet and natural solution for those experiencing hair loss or thinning. 

Unfortunately, there have been some reports of flawed hairstyling, which made customers feel frustrated and unheard.

Also, their hair service fees are comparatively higher, but some believe, our staff tester included, that the quality of their services make it worth every penny.

4.  Bloom

Bloom's Homepage

Hairdressing Services: Hair Colour, Hair Styling

Other Services: Beauty Services, Make-Up, Lashes, Waxing, Skin Clinic, Facial, Massage


Address: Anderson House, 24 Rose St, Aberdeen AB10 1UA, United Kingdom

Contact Details:  +44 1224 446750

Operating Hours:

  • Monday: 10AM–5PM
  • Tuesday: 10AM–6PM
  • Wed-Thurs: 10AM–8PM
  • Friday: 9AM–6PM
  • Saturday: 8:45AM–5PM
Google reviews score4.8/5
Facebook reviews score5/5
Score consistency5/5
Total Reviews4.9/5
Hairdressing Service4.5/5
Value Added Services5/5


  • Offers a vegan and sustainable salon experience
  • Keune ambassadors
  • Implements eco-friendly practices
  • Pre-appointment complimentary consultation
  • Sensitivity test pre-consultation
  • Personalised styling solutions
  • Hair and beauty discounts


  • Closed on Sundays
  • Comparatively pricey

We were thrilled to test out Bloom’s hair services since we heard that they offer the ultimate vegan and sustainable salon experience in Aberdeen. 

As Keune ambassadors, Bloom takes pride in its cruelty-free colour range that is as stunning as it is ethical. We couldn’t help but feel good about our hair knowing that no animals were harmed in the process. 

Before our first colour appointment, we were pleasantly surprised by the pre-appointment complimentary consultation. It gave our tester the chance to discuss her hair goals and preferences. 

Plus, for her safety, they insisted on a sensitivity test at least 48 hours before her first colour appointment.

Our staff tester appreciated the personalised solutions provided by their expert stylists and colour specialists. They understood her hair needs and brought out the best in her locks. 

As an added bonus, when we added a beauty treatment to our hair appointment, we enjoyed a delightful £5 off our chosen beauty service. Who said you can’t have it all?

Do note that Bloom closes its doors on Sundays. Also, prices may be on the higher side, with a full head colour reaching up to £100.

5. Linton & Mac

Linton & Mac's Homepage

Hairdressing Services: Hair Colour, Styling, Extensions, Blowdry

Other Services: Wedding Make-Up


Address: 38 Howe St, Edinburgh EH3 6TH, United Kingdom

Contact Details:  +44 131 225 8216

Operating Hours:

  • Monday: 12–8 PM
  • Tue-Thurs: 9 AM–8 PM
  • Friday: 9 AM–6 PM
  • Saturday: 9 AM–4 PM
  • Sunday: 10:30 AM–5:30 PM
Google reviews score4.9/5
Facebook reviews score4.7/5
Score consistency5/5
Total Reviews4.86/5
Hairdressing Service5/5
Value Added Services4/5


  • 8 years of experience
  • Winner of 21 local and national awards
  • Committed to sustainability
  • Uses high quality and sustainable brands
  • Offers an Express Styling service
  • Affordable options


  • Closed on Sundays
  • Reports of abrupt cancellations

Established in 2015, Linton & Mac has made quite a name for itself in the hair industry. That is why one of our staff testers chose to visit this hair salon.

They have 21 local and national awards under their belt. These include Creative Head Most Wanted ‘Best Local Salon’ and The British Hairdressing Business Awards ‘Independent Salon Business Newcomer.’

One of the things we love is their commitment to sustainability. As proud members of the Green Salon Collective, they actively recycle the un-recyclable so that their salon practices would have a minimal impact on the environment. 

Plus, their use of L’Oreal Professionnel for colour demonstrates their dedication to using the best technology available.

When it comes to product offerings, Linton & Mac does not disappoint. They proudly feature Eleven Australia, a vibrant and cruelty-free range that also offers gluten-free and vegan options. 

Additionally, they provide Showpony Extensions, an ethical and fair-trade brand that offers the best in natural hair extensions.

If you’re looking for a quick styling fix, they offer an Express Styling service. Just come in with clean hair, choose your desired look from their style menu, and they’ll have you ready to rock in just 30 minutes. 

In terms of pricing, they’re quite affordable, with a cut and style ranging from £30 to £50. It’s refreshing to find a salon that delivers high-quality services without breaking the bank.

Linton & Mac is closed on Sundays, which is disappointing for those who are only free on weekends. Also, there have been reports of abrupt cancellations – just make sure you have a plan B. 

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