“The Insta-salon of dreams!”

Beautiful balayage and beach waves are the order of the day at Neil Maclean’s Hair Studio on Frederick Street, a boutique Insta-salon of dreams. Think: crystal chandeliers, neon signs and Porn Star Martinis from the salon’s in-house free bar. Inspired by their clients, not trends, owner Neil and his talented team of colour specialists are passionate about bringing your #hairgoals to life, while making it actually wearable outside the ’gram too. 

And guess what. There are four other Neil Maclean Hair Studios to choose from, all across Edinburgh, where the different teams of hair pros can deliver every hair service imaginable, whether that’s a precision cut, luxury personalised treatments or natural-looking extensions. And don’t get us started on the blow-dries – done with big round brushes and a lot of arm work – that leave hair looking thick, full and soooo shiny: like your own hair, but on a really good day.

The secret? Years of training. “Education is a massive part of what we do,” says Neil. “With five salons, we need to keep everything consistent and make sure everyone is working to the same standards, so clients can go to each shop and get the same level of quality. Also, when we learn about new techniques and products, it keeps things fun.”

You can see that knowledge and expertise in action throughout your appointment, from the in-depth consultation about what will work for your hair type and your lifestyle to the recommendations for products that will help you retain that ‘salon-fresh’ feeling at home.

“When we are doing hair, we always tell clients about the products we’re using because for us, after-care is a massive part of the service,” continues Neil. “We’re a Kérastase salon so our staff are very educated on haircare. Healthy, beautiful hair starts at home, and there’s no point spending lots of money on your colour then using cheap products at home that will damage your hair.” | @neilmacleanhairstudio


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