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
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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

Our Instagram Feed...


We get asked this a lot, and the answer ultimately is... Yes.

However, there are pros and cons with pictures.

🌿 It allows us to see your hair goals

🌿 It shows us what you like, but ultimately what you don't like too... (Pictures can say a thousand words😜)

🌿 It gives us a sense of your style

🌿 Is your hair cut similar to the picture?? A very layered haircut, isn't going to be best suited with a soft flowing, sun kissed balayage.

🌿 Do you style your hair like the picture ?? Wearing your hair straight or wavy changes how the colour looks hugely. So if you wear your hair straight, but the picture is wavy... It's going to look very different.
Wavy hair allows the different colours to show more and makes the colour pop. Straight hair will appear more blended and less contrasting.

🌿 Is the picture you like going to work with your skin tone??

🌿 Is your hair goal actually possible to achieve?? A lot of factors will contribute to this... lifestyle, haircut, cost, time, but most importantly, the condition of the hair.

🌿 Is it going to work with your lifestyle?? A high maintenance colour, isn't gonna be the best option for anyone who wants to visit the salon less frequently.

So, what's best you ask....
An open Mind and a picture for reference.
Our stylists will always work to your hair goals if their achievable. But to us the most important thing is working a beautiful colour to your lifestyle and haircut and making it individual to your needs ✂️

To book your colour consultation call us on 0131 228 8882 or book online. LINK IN BIO



If you have visited us in the salon recently you may have been asked if you wanted to try out K18 with your colour service. We have heard all your feedback and it is clear that you all love it!

So what is K18 and why do we love it so much?

🌿 K18 is peptide that is clinically proven to reverse hair damage from Bleach, Colour, Chemical processes and heat. It repairs the hair to leave it strong, soft and manageable

🌿 It travels deep into the inner layers of the hair to reconnect Keratin chains that are broken when hair is damaged.

🌿 The peptide mimics the natural keratin bonds in your hair so the effects last in your hair even after shampooing.

🌿 K18 is vegan, cruelty free, colour safe and dermatologically tested.

🌿 Amazingly all of this is achieved with a 4 minute treatment so it is great for those that are tight for time.

So if you want healthy, strong and beautiful hair, remember to ask for a K18 treatment at your next visit.



@salonsustainability are one of those companies that we love. They help recycle the unrecyclable.

This allows us to recycle:

🌿 Hair cuttings. These are then made into oil Matt's to help with ocean spills 🌊 or can be used to compost and grow food 🌱

🌿 We recycle all our foil and colour tubes that would usually go to landfill 😢, but instead are made into more metal 👍

🌿 Colour waste is also taken, which stops this going down our drains.

We also use:

🌿 @ecotowels.uk which are bio degradable.

🌿 @ecoheadsuk which reduce the amount of water wasted, when shampooing.

🌿 @digimagsuk to save paper being wasted unnecessarily

We are always learning and searching for better ways to help our planet and our environment


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

14 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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