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Edinburgh's award winning, eco-friendly salon

Our award-winning boutique salon is located in the vibrant Tollcross area of Edinburgh. You will receive a personalised experience in a friendly atmosphere, and a hair service that is tailored to you.

Hair Cuts and styles at Top Hair Salon in Edinburgh

Cuts & Styles

Whether you desire a bold hair transformation or a simple trim, McGills Hair Salon in Edinburgh are the experts at precision hair cuts for men and women. 

We use the latest techniques to create a wide range of hairstyles from classic cuts to on-trend hairstyles.

Hair Colour

McGills Hairdressing Salon are experts in creating the best hair colour for men and women

Our colour experts can create classic hair shades as well as the latest fashion hair colours. We can create personalised looks for you including balayage & ombré.

Hair Colour at McGills Hairdressing, Hair Salon, Edinburgh
Online Gift Vouchers at Top Hairdressing Salon in Edinburgh

Online Gift Vouchers

Treat yourself or a loved one to the gift of beautiful hair with a gift voucher to use at the top hairdressing salon in Edinburgh

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Eco-friendly products

McGills Hairdressing are passionate about our eco-friendly ethos and the Davines products we use reflect that.

“By creating beauty sustainably, we encourage people to take care of themselves, of the environment in which they live & work, of the things they love.”

Davines at McGills Hairdressing, Hair Salon, Edinburgh

Student Discount

Every penny counts when you’re a student so we’re delighted to offer some great Student Discounts at McGills Hairdressing Salon in Edinburgh.

Students who visit our Edinburgh Hair Salon on a Monday-Friday will receive 10% OFF their hair service.

Our success at the Scottish Hair & Beauty Awards

Award Winning Hair Salon in Edinburgh
Award Winning Hair Salon in Edinburgh
Award Winning Hair Salon in Edinburgh
Award Winning Hair Salon in Edinburgh
Award Winning Hair Salon in Edinburgh
Award Winning Hair Salon in Edinburgh

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NEW HAIR😍!!

The amount of clients who have said how nice it feels to have great hair again has been overwhelming and we feel very privileged that you chose us.

Its amazing how the power of having your hair done can really help lift your spirits. Especially after a locked down, cold winter.

This stunning colour and cut was created by our stylist, Eniko.

The service booked was:
🌿 Full head bleach,
🌿 Semi permanent colour,
🌿 Olaplex treatment,
🌿 Cut and Blowdry.

Time in the salon:
🌿 4 hours

Products purchased to maintain the condition and colour:
🌿 @davinesofficial minu shampoo
🌿 @davinesofficial melu conditioner
🌿 @olaplex hair perfecto No.3 treatment

Price:
🌿 £205

We recommend having this type of service done every 6 weeks to keep the regrowth small.

Regular copper colour can be topped up after 3 weeks if you want to keep the vibrancy. (If not, it will fade to gorgeous peachy tone anyway, so it's a win win😊).

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ONLINE BOOKING IS BACK FOR CUTTING SERVICES ONLY!

We had kept this closed to allow us to get through the list of clients from lockdown. We can safely say, this has been done and All cutting services can be booked online via our website.

For any clients who wish to book a colour service with us, please DM or call us to check availability and make a booking.

With lockdown roots and big transformations happening.... nobody wants a saught after colour appointment booked wrong now do they!!
It also allows us to make sure enough time is allocated and control the number of people in the salon at one time.

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WE ARE BACK!!

We have worked hard to make your visit to us as normal as possible, (if that's even a thing anymore🤷).

Below is a brief idea about how our client journey will be at McGills.
*Please arrive at your appointment alone with a mask. (carer/parent exception).

UPON ARRIVAL - we ask you to queue outside and only enter when there is a safe distance to do so. (please be on time, if your early you will be asked to wait outside, if you are late, we may not be able to do your chosen service's.... EEEK we don't want that.

ON ENTERING THE SALON - we ask you to use our hand sanitising station before checking in at reception

ONCE CHECKED IN - your stylist will show you where to hang your jacket and provide a 1-2-1 service where possible. (please bring minimal belongings with you).

ONCE YOUR SERVICE IS FINISHED - we ask you to stay seated for 'checkout in the chair' & to book future appointments or purchase any products

BEFORE EXITING THE SALON - we ask you to use the hand sanitiser station again.

If you have any questions or concerns about your visit to us, please DM us.

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THROW BACK THURSDAY.

Reminiscing about reopening our doors last July and receiving such lovely reviews from our clients❤️.

Not long now till we do it all over again 👏👏.

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Why Our Customers Say That We Are the Best Hair Salon in Edinburgh….

27 reviews with an average rating of 5.0
Salon Review
Mairi Giles
A big thank you to McGills for coming to the rescue at our charity event this afternoon. Gary came across to Central hall and cut the hair of people who are struggling with issues of poverty on a busy Saturday in the Salon. Everyone was delighted. They have also cut my hair and I can testify they are brilliant hairdressers as well as having big hearts!
Thank you, Mairi! We are always glad to help 🙂 We look forward to seeing you again next time x
Salon Review
Elizabeth Bowman
First experience in this salon today, having hair cut and styled by the lovely Taylor. Very happy with my new cut, and with his friendly professional consultation -asking all the right questions made me confident he understood what I needed, and he kept me informed throughout the process. Looking forward to next visit - all the staff were helpful and highly proficient with good quality equipment. Salon spacious, music good and not jarring, with very nice decor, ambience, and super-handy for bus stops!
Thanks for the fantastic review, Elizabeth! We are are so glad to hear that you had such a positive experience. We can't wait to see you again soon 🙂
Salon Review
Grant Owsnett
Another great cut from Garry, couldn't recommend enough ? Experienced stylists · Master stylist
Thanks Grant! We look forward to seeing you again soon 🙂
Salon Review
Melanie Paul
Now , all I wanted was to say "hi " to my awesome hairdressers Garry and Heather who cut and coloured my hair for years back in Oxford , so I was visiting Edinburgh and walked into their salon and they were holding an event " Kebelo " which transforms your hair . I was so impressed by the demo and education and I consider myself as mega fussy . I was so lucky that Heather and Garry fit me in 2 hrs before they are actually open their salon(customer service that is !!!) Had the Kebelo treatment done , and I am loving my hair , must have treatment! It's shiny, glossy , falls easily into place , feels great ! Before it was frizzy and dry , hard to manage. So if your hair is hard to handle, that's the treatment to have . Once again , Garry and Heather are the best and I will definitely travel from London to Edinburgh again to have my hair done !
Salon Review
Tide Louw
Can’t recommend this salon enough - Heather did my balayage/cut/treatment and I’m so happy with the results, as well as the fact that she put the health of my hair as her priority. The whole team of staff were friendly & so accommodating, very happy to have found them
Thank you so much for your kind words! We're really glad that you enjoyed your experience in the salon and are happy with your lovely new hair 🙂
Salon Review
Kenya April
Cannot recommend McGills enough for their ethos and attention to customer happiness. I originally went to McGills for a balayage in time for summer. I naturally have very straight, black hair that is quite difficult to lift. I had been last year and Maya had done a wonderful job. This time I booked with Geles who was lovely and attentive. I left the salon and the balayage was perhaps a bit ashy compared to what I had in mind. I wear my hair very straight and middle parted so there is little forgiveness if any colour appears unblended or a bit sudden. Garry contacted me asking if I was happy and I asked for a wee fix. McGill’s customer service is faultless, no questions were asked and I was rebooked in for another session to get exactly what I wanted. This time I was with James who has an incredible eye for detail. He made me feel so welcome and this is not always the case with other salons if you are unhappy with the original result. I am so happy with what James has done; my hair is now much more blended and as warm as I originally envisioned. I will be rebooking with James to go lighter this summer for sure. I have already recommended him to friends who wanting to go lighter!
Thanks Kenya! We're so glad you're happy with it. We look forward to seeing you again soon ?
Salon Review
Sophie Stewart
Really lovely salon, Ellie was chatty and welcoming and she cut my hair just how i wanted. My hair feels super smooth and healthy!
Hi Sophie, Thanks for your lovely review. We are so glad you are happy with yo
Salon Review
Valentina López
Had a lovely and very accurate colour consultation with Heather leading me to a beautiful job done by Robyn, my hair now looks exactly like I wanted it! Garry made me incredibly happy with my haircut and kindly gave me lots of nice advices. Taylor last but not least is a very kind and friendly face! Thanks for the experience! Will be back soon for sure!
Thanks for the lovely review, Valentina. We are so glad to hear that you had such a good experience and are happy with your new colour. We look forward to seeing you again soon 🙂
Salon Review
Timeea Toth
Had an amazing experience with Taylor at McGill Hairdressing. We had a great vibe and he was professional from the get go. Hairtest, color patch test, initial discussion about what I was looking to get were all done in a timely fashion. Getting my hair colored based on my natural color and what I had previously done with my hair shows that Taylor takes the time to know his clients and their needs. He was diligent and attentive to detail, also his head-massage was an unexpected super-relaxing treat after washing. The color and final result after blow-drying was just what I wanted and very pleased with it. I highly recommend Taylor for whatever "hair adventure" you want to go for. ?❤
Thank you so much for your lovely words, Timeea! We are so glad to hear that you are happy with your hair and the overall service you received from Taylor. We look forward to seeing you again soon 🙂
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