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The Best Hair Ideas For Students at McGills Hairdressing in Edinburgh

Whether you’re returning to university or this will be your first year, after an extended time off schooling you’ll no doubt want to come back with a bang! What better way than with a fresh new hair colour or hairstyle, helped along of course by the experts at McGills Hairdressing in Edinburgh.

Did you know that we have a fantastic offer for students? Students who visit our Edinburgh Hair Salon on a Monday-Friday will receive 10% OFF their hair service.

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Easy Bun Hairstyles For Students

Student Hairstyles, McGills Hairdressing Salon in EdinburghLet’s be honest, the bun is the perfect hairstyle for those of us who are short on time! A pretty bun hairstyle is perfect if you’re very active as you can simply whip your hair up, snap a no snag tie around the bun and you are ready to face the day! The bun is so versatile and can be worn super sleek or messy, it’s up to you! 

A bun hairstyle is easier to master with a medium length haircut than long or shorter hair, our stylists are the experts in precision haircuts and can create a medium length hairstyle for you that will work when worn loose or styled into a fun bun hairstyle. 

Our stylists can help teach you how to style your hair so that it works for you, so you’re more “chic supermodel” than Mrs Trunchbull! 

For a more intricate upstyle – perhaps for a prom, party or social – book in for a special occasion hairstyle at McGills Hairdressing Salon in Edinburgh.


Balayage Hair Colours for Students

McGills Balayage, Student Hair Colours, EidnburghAre you thinking of changing your hair colour before uni? Banish your mousy hair colour or add a bright fashion colour right now with a sensational new hair colour at McGills Hairdressing Salon instead!

Our balayage hair services are the ideal choice for students as they are low maintenance – saving you time and money! Your root regrowth will be less noticeable than with traditional hair colour methods, meaning less visits to our salon although, to keep your colour looking vibrant we would suggest popping in for a toning service between your colour appointments. 

We offer every hair colour under the rainbow, the beauty of balayage is that it looks brilliant with natural hair colours and fashion hair colours, such as pastel pink hair colours. Our hair colour experts can talk you through the process and come up with a colour that suits you. 

Remember that our Student Discount offers you 10% off your hair service on selected days – saving you even more on your beautiful new look!


Wavy Hairstyles for Students

Student Wavy Hairstyles, McGills Hairdressing in EdinburghTousled, barely there waves can be a godsend for those who are pushed for time yet still want to look stylish. Some styling mousse and a bit of scrunching and you’re good to go – the messier the better!

If you’ve got longer waves, you’ll know that tangles can be an absolute pain (literally and metaphorically!)! To avoid getting into a tangle when you’re in a rush to morning lectures, brush your hair out at night and twist into relaxed braids to keep it knot free, ready for the next day. Simply loosen your braids and run some product through your tresses with your fingers for a relaxed wavy long hairstyle. 

If you’ve got shoulder length hair, you’re in luck as a wavy collarbone skimming cut is one of this year’s top hairstyle trends! It also takes less styling time than longer hair so, for the time conscious student, now may be the perfect time for a shorter ‘do! Book in at our Edinburgh salon for your back to uni haircut by calling us on 0131 228 8882.

Structured waves also look great but can take longer to achieve (use your heated styling wand or straighteners to achieve a relaxed wavy hairstyle), although structured waves one day can relax into tousled waves the next – 2 days two looks!



Braided Hairsyles For Students

Mcgills Boxer Braids, Student Hairstyles, McGills Hairdressing in EdinburghLadies, braids aren’t just for primary school kids, trust us, braided hairstyles are all the rage this year! Dutch braids, halo braids and boxer braids are great looks and can be as messy or as prim and proper as you desire!  

Plaits and braids can also be ideal for taming that “morning after the night before” hair, so if you don’t have time to wash your locks in the morning after a raucous Fresher’s event, give it a refresh with Davines Hair Refresher dry shampoo and twist your hair into a simple braided hairstyle – we won’t tell if you won’t!

If your fringe is growing out or lacking volume try braiding it across your head to give yourself a braided crown for the day’s lectures!

Having a braided hairstyle is ideal for those days when you just throw on a simple blouse and keep your hair as the main focus. Show off your braiding skills and have fun with your go-to back-to-uni hairstyles this year.


Book Your Back to Uni Hair Appointment at McGills Hairdressing Salon in Edinburgh

Get back to university with a brand new look this year with a fantastic new hair cut, colour or hairstyle. Book in for a consultation with the experts at McGills Hairdressing in Edinburgh by calling us on 0131 228 8882.

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