About Us

Award Winning Haircuts, Styles & Hair Colour at The Best Hair Salon in Edinburgh

McGills Hairdressing is one of Edinburgh’s finest city centre boutique salons. The salon was opened in 2013 by Garry & Heather who have a wealth of experience as well as an accolade of achievements gained while working in London with some of the industry’s best stylists.

McGills has quickly earned a reputation as one of Edinburgh's best hairdressing salons. We cater for both men and women. Our creative team bring an abundance of experience, skill and speciality techniques, making our work exciting and individually tailored to our client’s vision. Our aim is to provide you as the client, a service and an experience in a friendly, comfortable atmosphere.

"The home of sustainable beauty in Edinburgh"

McGills Mission Statement

‘We have a strong belief in sustainability and aim to put as much back into the planet as we take from it. We endeavour to be as eco-friendly as possible in all aspects of our business’.

‘We believe that great business isn’t about going with the flow, but about staying true to who you are and what you believe in. We may not always take the popular route, but we will always be true to the McGills values’.

Our Ethos at McGills Hairdressing Salon in Edinburgh 

  • Where your consultation is NEVER overlooked,
  • Where your vision becomes a reality,
  • Experienced creative stylists that you can trust,
  • Your face shape, your lifestyle, our creativity,
  • We advise but more importantly we listen to you. We are not just a salon, we are an experience.

Skilled, Experienced Colourists and Stylists

Our modern and stylish salon is located in the vibrant Tollcross area of Edinburgh. We offer a personalised experience, a friendly atmosphere, and a haircut that is tailored to you.

Our friendly team of creative stylists and expert colourists are highly experienced in all aspects of hairdressing, including cutting, colour and speciality treatments. Whether you are looking for a simple cut, wash and blow dry, or hair colouring services such as Flamboyage and Balayage, our stylists help to make your vision a reality.

A Tailored Experience at Top Hair Salon in Edinburgh

We provide more than just a haircut and colour. Our stylists listen to you, to understand your vision, and advise on the best haircut/colour for your face shape, skin tone and style. You can enjoy a warm and personal experience as you sip on a coffee, cold beer or glass of wine while your stylist discusses your ideas and options with an in-depth consultation.

Our job is only done when you leave feeling amazing knowing you can manage your hair yourself. Who wants a style that only looks great when you’re in the salon? To us, creating manageable styles that you can enjoy and maintain is paramount.

Visit Our Award-Winning Salon in Edinburgh 

Pay a visit to our stylish hair salon and you’ll enjoy not only the best haircut or hair colour in Edinburgh, but you’ll be welcomed with impeccable service in a comfortable, relaxing environment. Give us a call today to find out why McGills Hairdressing is the best hairdressers in Edinburgh.

McGills Hairdressing in Edinburgh


Why Our Clients Think We Are The Best Hair Salon in Edinburgh

What makes McGills Hairdressing the best hair salon in Edinburgh? Our clients tell us that we are their number 1 hair salon in Edinburgh because we have a team of exceptional, highly trained hair stylists, colour masters, balayage specialists & bridal hair experts offering the very latest hair cuts, colours and styles for men and women, plus five-star customer service, an eco-friendly ethos and professional advice. 

Looking for the best salon for balayage in Edinburgh City Centre? Look no further! McGills Hairdressing Salon is home to some of the best colourists in Edinburgh! We love making clients feel beautiful & confident so they leave the salon with a look they love. Better still, we have bridal hair specialists who have lots of wedding hairstyles & ideas for brides, bridesmaids plus, stylists who deliver the best haircuts and styles to suit you!

'The Number 1 Hair Salon in Edinburgh'

"Really enjoyed my experience at McGills. The consultation at the start really helped me decide what I wanted to do and understand what different styles could achieve. Staff made me feel at ease and relaxed and I appreciated the focus on hair health as well as style. I also value their commitment to sustainability. Will be back again for a colour consultation soon."

'The Best Hairdresser in Edinburgh'

"The best experience I've ever had in any hair dresser in my days it's not just a haircut it's an experience by the most professional hair stylist you can have. They know what they are doing you can just lay back in the knowledge that you are in great hands they look after you're every need so friendly tentative relaxing atmosphere, you come out of there not only feeling that you have the best cut, but you honestly feel warm and that you have had a great experience in all respects I recommend 100%"

'Best Salon in Edinburgh'

"Had the best haircut in a long time. Aimee is a great hairdresser, she knew exactly what I'd asked her to do. Highly recommend this place. The entire staff is super sweet and very professional."

Salon Review
Liz R
My hair is amazing! Thank you so much to Eniko and Chloe, who transformed my hair, I'm so pleased with it. Can't wait to have more colours!!! Everyone was lovely, it was a great place to be, very friendly and relaxed. Thank you again!
Salon Review
Been to McGills three times now and I love it! Natasha is lovely and very talented. The first time she cut my hair she made sure to fully walk me through the process and she told me before each step what she did and she would do next. I got so many compliments for my hair afterwards that I had to go back! I have and I will continue to recommend McGills to everyone 🙂
Salon Review
First time at Mcgills and all I can say is fabulous... Lovely salon, nice and relaxing. My stylist Eniko explained everything, asked lots of questions to get an idea of what I wanted. I had cut my own hair (after watching YouTube videos) it was a mess and I hated it.Came out of the salon loving my hair! I will be recommending Mcgills to everyone I know and look forward to going back in 6 weeks.
Salon Review
Yasmin Rossi
Robyn colored my hair a few times and I always go back to see her! She is so friendly and she always knows exactly what I want, even when I am not sure myself. I recommend McGills, but especially because she is there, and after years of seeing her I feel like we became friends already. Thanks again Robyn xxx
Salon Review
Heather is a fantastic hairdresser; listens and understands; advises and guides and cuts brilliantly. And she's lovely! Brilliant salon that really looks after its customers.New recruit Chloe is great too!
Salon Review
Raluca Ciofu
Heather gave me the perfect haircut - yes, it can happen! After many failed attempts at finding someone who understands what I want, I found the best hairdresser that not only listened to me, but also cut my hair according to my face shape and desired maintenance regime. I left the saloon as chirpy as a bird with my new curly bob and perfect fringe! Thanks xx
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