Scottish Hair & Beauty Awards 2020, McGills Hairdressing Salon in Edinburgh

McGills Hairdressing in the Scottish Hair and Beauty Awards 2020

With the initial stress and anxiety of lockdown, we have to admit that we completely forgot about entering into Scotland's Hair and Beauty Awards at the start of the year. But we're back and we couldn't be more proud of the team for all the great hair they create day in, day out.

So.... We need your votes!! After Robyn's success in 2019 winning "Best Blowdry" at the SHABA awards, we are glad to announce that we have entered again this year.

Please find out more and vote for us in this year's Scottish Hair and Beauty Swards HERE

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

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Taylor is offering new clients:

Full head highlights or Balayage
Cut and Blowdry.... All for £100!

Worth £141.
Exclusively available with our new talent stylist, Taylor only.

To book, simply DM us or alternatively call us on 0131 228 8882.

*A colour consultation & patch test will be required prior to the service.



The reason we ask is because our most popular colour service is balayage, and as you can probably tell, it looks fab on wavy/curly hair.... There all over IG.

But do you know what it looks like on straight hair?

Don't get us wrong, they still look amazing, but if your after a instagrammable balayage, it's all about the styling.
When styling your balayage wavy, it allows the different tones to wrap around each other which really gives the colour its wow factor. You see, with straight hair, it's a flat canvas, so you don't see the contrast of colours as much.

We will always work your colour to your lifestyle and will be open about what is the best technique for you.

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We would like to congratulate Maya on becoming a director stylist at McGill's.

As many of her clients would agree, she is a one of kind hairdresser. The knowledge and passion she shares with her clients and team is easily seen.

Well done Maya 👏👏

To see Maya's new prices, simply head to our 'prices' section (link in bio)
Cutting prices can be found under 'director' & colouring prices under 'colour specialist'.



Unfortunately, everyone knows someone who is or has been affected by cancer.

This October we are looking for cosmetic donations to raffle and then give the proceeds to Maggies.

Maggies is a cancer charity designed to help those going through the process and one of their workshops is called 'look and learn'.

This class is about learning how to dress your head scalf, change your 'usual' make up look, and basically help you come to terms with all the things that are changing.

For Heather's mum, this was an invaluable class which gave her self confidence, and she was surrounded by people going through the exact same feelings and emotions.

Due to covid this year, the classes have been cancelled so we are looking to raffle a beauty hamper from all your donations and the proceeds will go to Maggies, which in time they will be able to buy and restart the look and learn classes.

To donate,
Please drop any new cosmetics into the contact free box at reception.

PLEASE NOTE: due to covid this year, donations need to be new.

Love Heather & all the team at McGill's x



It took @davinesofficial 4 years and 262 different formulas to create this daily shampoo for all hair types.
It contains lavender & rosemary which help provide hydration & elasticising action for your hair.

BUT... your probably wondering what makes it so sustainable?
So, we thought we'd share:

🌿 It is 100% carbon neutral,
🌿 The bottle is made of bio based plastic derived from sugarcane, which is entirely recyclable,
🌿 The bottle uses 48% less plastic than the average 250ml bottles on the market,
🌿 It is made of 95% naturally derived ingredients,
🌿 It is 98.2% bio degradable,
🌿 All ingredients are 100% traceable,
🌿 No colours, silicon or animal derived.

So, if you want a daily shampoo that helps the environment & your own eco lifestyle, this shampoo is for you.

📸 Taken by our newest apprentice, Sophie.



We want to make your visit to us as relaxing as possible even in these uncertain times.

With the news constantly changing and the feeling the country has taken one step forward and two steps back, we want you to know our safety measures havnt changed since we reopened.

We will continue to be vigilant & do our very best to keep our clients and team as safe as possible.

If you have any questions or concerns about visiting us and want to know more about the precautions we have in place, please don't hesitate to get in touch.


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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