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26 reviews with an average rating of 5.0
Salon Review
Manisha Anand
Had my first hair appointment with Robyn on Friday. Was greeted with a warm welcome, offered a drink,given magazines and was advised of my wait. My stylist was running behind time. As I immediately felt at ease this wasn't an issue an was happy to wait. Robyn apologised for the wait but was very attentive and patient with me asking me plenty of questions about what I wanted and took the time to explain it to me and then confirm that I was happy. From start to finish the whole experience was enjoyable. The products used on my hair of a very high quality, a very good cut and very calm atmosphere. As a nervous customer looking to find a good hairdressing salon I felt very relaxed in Robyn's hands. Observing others I could tell each stylist had a good rapport with their clients. I can see that I would feel comfortable with any of the stylists here. I feel I have found a salon I want to come back too from the ambience of the place to their ethos to the skills of the stylists. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a high quality hair salon.
Thank you so much, Manisha! We really appreciate your lovely words and the excellent review. It was an absolute pleasure to have you in the salon and we look forward to seeing you again soon 🙂
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Manisha Anand
My appointment is in a few days but I wanted to leave a review to say that I am so impressed with the website, facebook and instagram pages. Why? Because like most people I am nervous when it comes to finding a new hairdresser. After all, we are putting our trust(and our hair!) in the hands of someone we don't know. However, the website is so informative from descriptions of hairstyles to hair colouring, from services to blogs. But what really grabbed my attention is the sustainability and eco-friendly awareness of the owners and the team and how they are putting this into action. I actually took the time to read each section and this gave me the confidence to give this salon a shot over the numerous salons in Edinburgh. I am nervous but excited at the same time about my hair appointment. So fingers crossed!!
Hi Manisha, Thank you so much for leaving this review! We have worked hard to make our website and social media as informative as possible and we are really glad to hear that you found it helpful 🙂
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Rachel Angus
Very happy with my first visit to McGills, and have already booked in to maintain my hair and potentially have it coloured. Robyn did a great job with my long-overdue trim and put in some layers. She explained the products she was using, which smelled great, and have transformed my hair already, so much so that I purchased some to keep my hair in good condition. I initially decided to book in at McGills as they are eco-friendly and cruelty free, which is great, I'm so pleased to have found a salon with these values! The whole thing was an enjoyable process from start to finish, and well worth the money- very reasonably priced! Many thanks again!
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Beth MacLean
Loved my first visit to McGills! It won’t be my last! Eniko cut my hair and she took time to talk through what I wanted and what issues I have with my hair etc.! She explained all of the products and what she was doing and why and took time to make sure I was 100% happy! Love the sustainable products! The eco-friendly and sustainable reputation brought me to McGills and the brilliant experience will bring me back!
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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
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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 🙂
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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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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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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 🙂
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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 ?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
Juliette Behr
I went to McGills for the first time today, and I have never had such a positive experience at a hairdresser. The staff were lovely, friendly & down-to-Earth, the service was quick & professional, they used great products & I am super happy with my cut. Couldn't recommend it enough! Thanks so much Robyn for a fantastic haircut 🙂
Thanks for the fantastic review, Juliette. Hope you have a lovely Christmas and we will see you in the new year 🙂
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Alice Thompson
Best hair dressers in Edinburgh! Came here after a chain of bad events - a home hair dye nightmare followed by me going to another salon in Edinburgh to try to fix it... it was only made worse! Luckily I knew one of the girls working at McGills who's a colour specialist. She made time for me, gave me the honest time line to getting my hair back to how i like it, and 2 months later I LOVE my hair again. Everyone at the salon are lovely and professional - they know what they're doing! Customer for life! Highly recommend
Thank you for such a lovely review, Alice! We're blushing!! We're very glad to help get your hair back to where you wanted it and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
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