Whoever would have guessed that when the world was hit by the coronavirus crisis and everything seemed upside down for a while, one of the simple pleasures that we would all miss the most was getting a good haircut? For many of us, it was a fantastic feeling having your locks sorted after lockdown, by someone other than a loved one in your household with a pair of clippers they’d hastily bought off the internet!
With most barbers and salons now open again, is it time for you to try somewhere new and visit a new stylist? Here are ten of our top recommendations for hair salons and barbers across Cornwall.
Opening over 25 years ago, this salon has worked hard to remain cutting edge and creative, with staff getting ongoing training with London’s Tigi Academy to make sure they remain at the forefront of hair excellence. You can expect a relaxing and attentive team during a visit to Inkfish.
Ro Hair, Newquay
Having spent five years working in some of London’s top salons, including Hari’s in Chelsea and Sassoon in Mayfair, Ro Abell returned to Cornwall to set up the salon in 2017 and has since cultivated a reputation for their friendly style, first-class service and signature soft, tousled tresses. The set-up is small and personal and very welcoming!
Aruba, Wadebridge, Bodmin and Liskeard
These three salons offer a true luxury experience, with a drinks area, bright salon and a team with decades of combined experience. If you’re getting married they have a top bridal hair service, plus a beauty salon and barbers for gentlemen wanting modern and classic cuts too! You’ll get a similar experience at all three of their salons, all designed to provide a top experience.
The Cutting Edge, Falmouth
This salon stands in the glorious setting of Falmouth Marina and welcomes both men and women. They pride themselves on a dedicated customer base that comes in for everything from a quick trim to a complete hair transformation! The open plan nature of the salon all adds to a laid back, friendly vibe too.
The Mensroom Barbershop, Truro
With a convenient location at the heart of Truro, this contemporary barbers takes pride in utilising both modern and traditional techniques so that you get exactly what you want, exactly how you ask for it. They do take appointments but welcome walk ins and are happy to give advice on your latest trim too.
Marzipan Hair, Truro
With a name that sweet sounding, it’s great to hear that their service and hair dressing is just as sweet too! The eclectic team at Marzipan have come together because they’re passionate about hair and each of the highly skilled stylists offers a slightly different experience.
Fraser’s Hair Studio, Newquay
This vibrant unisex salon is dedication to offering a wide range of hairdressing services for men and women alike, from a simple clipper’s cut for gents throw to all other aspects of hair colouring and styling. They also specialise in hair for special occasions like weddings and proms. They also do great nail treatments too!
Mr Barber, Camborne and Newquay
Mr Barber’s main base is in Newquay but they have a branch in Camborne too; they focus on fresh, modern looks and that’s reflected in the design of their salon, with exposed brickwork and wooden furniture that’s very much on trend!
N V Hairdressing, Falmouth
Similar to The Cutting Edge, N V Hairdressing has amazing harbour views from its location just off the high street in Falmouth. Technical excellence is at the forefront of their work, with staff attending courses regularly to maintain their standards. You also get free Wi-Fi and complimentary refreshments while you’re here too!
Lords Salon, Truro
Lords Salon offers affordable, manageable and beautiful hair. Classing themselves as a sassy, chic hair salon, they provide award winning London style hairdressing with permanently low prices every day.
The bespoke, up to date, caring hair salon has services designed to give clients what they really need and want. They don’t just cut hair; they really care about how their clients look and feel.