McGills Hairdressing Update

We are delighted with the news that we can re-open on 15th July!

Our top priority is to make sure our team are fully prepared and ready for our reopening, their wellbeing is crucial to a safe return. 

Over the coming weeks we will be in touch to get you booked back in, however we are working at reduced capacity and have a lot of clients to contact. Please bear with us as this will take time and there will be a wait due to the high demand, but we will get you seen as safely and as quickly as we can.

Our waiting lists are now closed and, as soon as our waiting lists have been contacted, we will then revert back to taking appointments via phone, email, website and online.

Please DO NOT email or DM us on our social media channels to make an appointment or request one. We are busy working through our lists and you may not get a response. 

We will inform you more on our PPE procedures once we have Covid secure guidelines from the Scottish government.

We know that you are all as excited as we are to reopen the salon. We can’t wait to welcome you back soon, but this must be done safely, so we ask for just a little bit more of your patience.

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 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. 

In the meantime, check out our latest post HERE for planning your hair transformation when we can re-open.

We will be updating our social media regularly and have more information regarding our reopening in our Coronavirus hub which you can find HERE.

Thank you to everyone who has purchased an online voucher, we are very grateful for your continued support.

The health and safety of our team and clients is our top priority, so steps and precautionary measures will be in place and these will be updated in due course.

If you have any questions or need further assistance please email us at mcgillshairdressing@gmail.com

Wishing you and your family good health and all the very best,

Garry, Heather and all the team at McGills Hairdressing

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Sorry we've been quiet on here... To say its been busy would be an understatement🙈

This week the team have been back in the salon training on all the new procedures so we are ready and prepared for you all soon.

Before your visit thou, we want you to know a few changes we have had to make.

1-PRICES. Due to the April wage rise, we have increased a small amount on selected cutting services. Link in bio if you would like to take a look.

2- NO SHOWS. Our time is in high demand and as always we would prefer you give us 24 hours notice if you can't make it to allow someone else to take your space. So Unfortunately, if you no show, you will be charged 100% of your missed appointment.

3- DEPOSITS. For any appointments that take over an hour, we will be asking for a 50% deposit that is fully refundable if 24 hours notice is given when cancelling.

* An additional £2 PPE charge will be in place to help ensure your safety and that of our team, until deemed unnecessary.

We really appreciate all your support and patience through this time and we will continue to review and adapt these changes when needed.



We are working 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 new client journey will be at McGills. More info to follow soon.
*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. This is new to us all as we navigate the 'new normal'.

P. S. this picture was before socail distancing was a thing🙈 and I have no pictures with Jema included, but she is still here 😊



We take the safety of our team & clients extremely seriously, which is why we have put together a 9 point promise to ensure you that we are doing our bit to minimise the risk as much as Possible.
Things will be different & your stylist will be working different hours to their 'usual'. We will working through our priority lists in order of cancelled appointments first, to keep it fair. However, with a backlog of clients & teams working different shifts this will take time, so bare with us😊 * We have introduced extended hours & all staff will be working shifts to ensure socail distancing remains, & to reduce the amount of people in the salon at any one time,
* Reception will be solely used for 'checking in' to reduce the amount of people at the desk. Our hand sanitising station will also be located here, for you to use when you enter & exit,
* We will offer 'check out in the chair' for you to pay, purchase home care products & book future appointments (we strongly advice you rebook your next two appointments once you've had your first visit back to us),
* We will only allow one client & stylist in the basin area at one time to reduce any socail distancing issues for our team & clients,
* Every chair, work station & all hairdressing equipment will be sanitised between each client,
* Every client will have a individually bagged, freshly laundered gown, & bio degradable disposable towel,
* We will be communicating on a regular basis with all our team & clients to minimise any risk of transmission into our salon. Any clients or team who display or have been in contact with anyone with the virus will be asked not to enter. (Every client will be emailed a health questionnaire prior to thier appointment, that must be filled in and submitted before your visit to us).
* We will abide all government guidelines on PPE that is required to do our job as safely as possible. (We are still awaiting this information).


We are pleased to tell you, we have had a confirmed date of the 15th July for salons to reopen, thank you Nicola🙏. Over the coming days we will be informing you all, on what you can expect a visit to McGill's will be like, and our 'New Normal'. We have been working hard behind the scenes to make your return to us as safe as possible. We also have some exciting new things we are introducing, so keep your eyes peeled over the next coming days.
We will then be starting to contact all our priority list one clients to start rebooking your appointments. Please bare with us, we have lots to contact, but we will be in touch.

Our top priority is to make sure our team are fully prepared and ready for our reopening. Their wellbeing is crucial, to a safe return. Their commitment and dedication to the salon has been amazing, so thank you team🖤

Lastly, we would like to thank all our clients for their continued support and patience through this strange time. We have been blown away by all your kindness. We can't wait to welcome you back soon.



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

26 reviews with an average rating of 5.0
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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
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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 !
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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 🙂
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Morna Margaret
Got my hair cut by Heather yesterday and was so pleased with my hair. She took time to chat to me and find out what I wanted to do wit my hair, what things I do with my hair and helped my understand how to help and style my hair to suit me. The attention to detail and advice given was fantastic. I would 110% recommend McGills Hairdresser to everyone. Top quality �����
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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 🙂
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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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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
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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 🙂
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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 🙂
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