McGills Hairdressing Update

Thank you for your support and patience throughout this time, it really has been appreciated. We are open and are now taking bookings via phone and email.

Online bookings is still closed to control the amount of people in the salon at one time. 

We are working at reduced capacity, so please bear with us but we will get you seen as quickly and as safely as possible. 

Please remember if you are looking for a complete colour change, a consultation is required before hand and that any clients who have coloured their hair at home or its been more than 6 months since your last colour service, will need a new skin test 48 hours prior to your service. 

We Cant wait to see you all soon 

All the team at McGill's

Our New Client Journey 

 The ‘New Normal’ may Take some getting used to, it’s new to us all. We want to  make your experience to us, relaxing and as stress free as possible. This is why we’ve created our new client journey, to show you how it’s going to work & what you can expect from us. 

upon arrival – we ask you to queue outside and only enter when there is a safe distance to do so.
on entering the salon,- we ask you to use our sanitising station before checking in at reception
once checked in, – your stylist will show you where to hang your jacket & provide a 1-2-1 service where possible to reduce any cross contamination
once your service is finished,- we ask you stay seated for ‘check out in the chair’
before exiting the salon- we ask you to use the hand sanitiser provided at your station. 

We will continue to review & adapt the ‘New ‘Normal’ accordingly.

Please note – no magazines will be available, so please bring your own iPad/books along. Unfortunately no drinks will be available, however bottled water will be provided upon request. 


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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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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We have had some lovely reviews since reopening our doors in July.

Thank you to Garrys client, for taking the time to leave such a lovely review about your first visit back to us.

When we reopened, one of the things we wanted to make sure, was that we didn't lose our personal touch, so reading these words makes all the stress and preparation worth it.

If you have visited us lately and have any feedback for us, please let us know. (positive or constructive, we are always listening).



This months Product promotion is one to shout about.

For any clients who purchase any of the @davinesofficial essential range, will receive a mini travel set free of charge.

Or, for any clients that are having a colour service and also purchase any @davinesofficial essential range, will receive a full size shampoo and conditioner, Completely free.

Speak to your stylist when your next in to see if you qualify for the freebies🌿

#edinburghsalon #edinburghhairdresser

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

26 reviews with an average rating of 5.0
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
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
Susie Jones
Fantastic salon, all the staff here are lovely. I get my hair cut and coloured by Maya, who is an amazing hairdresser, she works actual miracles with hair colour!! I received a blow-dry from Ellie today who is currently training. She was very attentive and ensured the heat was just right, and that it was styled to my liking. Highly recommend A+++
Thank you so much, Susie! We really appreciate your kind words. It was great having you in the salon today and your colour looks fab!! See you again soon 🙂
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
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
Kim Moffat
Love love love this salon! Heather is just fab, knows what I want before I do! My hair looks great and colour is so shiny - they definately live up to their award winning status.
Thanks for the brilliant review, Kim! We really appreciate your feedback and we can't wait to see you in the salon again soon 🙂
Salon Review
Caitlin McRoberts
Robyn has done a brilliant job on my hair today. My hair feels incredible, and I can't stop showing it off to everyone! Couldn't recommend enough, she really is excellent!
Thank you so much for your kind words, Caitlin. We look forward to seeing you again soon 🙂
Salon Review
Vivienne Kelly
I can't seem to give more than one review, so just adding to my last one! Today-Heather gave me the prettiest ashy light blonde highlights through my hair getting the colour a bit colder and lighter. It is my dream colour and I am in love with it, she was also a really good laugh. Taylor styled my hair in beachy waves and gave my hair a stunning finish which I love- Thank you McGills for the best hair I've ever had � A few weeks ago- Maya gave me a beautiful blended ash brown and blonde colour that was exactly what I wanted as well as being really thoughtful in terms of upkeep and patient listening to exactly what I wanted!! I was beyond happy and Ellie gave me another 5* blow dry and style and was also lovely to chat with. A month ago -Taylor gave me an opalex treatment and a blow dry, my hair is super glossy and has the perfect amount of volume and curl to it ! He also applied rebalancing shampoo to my roots and helped me understand how to apply it so as to avoid an overly oily scalp. Really lovely hairdresser and fantastic to work with listening to exactly how I like my hair and making that a reality, super impressed! �
Thank you so much, Vivienne! It is always such a pleasure to have you in the salon. We are glad to hear you are happy with your hair, your colour is absolutely stunning ? We look forward to seeing you again soon x
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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