If you’re eagerly anticipating going back to the hairdresser or barbers for a new style or to get a professional to sort out your lockdown DIY cut, you don’t have long to wait.
Hairdressers will be allowed to open their doors in England from 4 July, so it’s time to get booking your appointment.
Leeds has a wide variety of hairdressers and barbers, but these are 10 of the best in the city, according to Google reviews.
Queens Arcade, 3, Leeds, LS1 6LF
Allertons, located in Queens Arcade, offers a relaxing, professional space, and is home to experienced hair and beauty technicians.
This team is trained on the latest trends and techniques to provide customers with the most up-to-date advice and inspiration.
One reviewer wrote, “Very friendly and professional service. Couldn't fault it. Absolutely love my hair and would definitely recommend!”
Renegade Hair Studio
23 Cookridge Street, Leeds, LS2 3AG
Renegade Hair Studio is located in the heart of the city. The website explains that “The ethos at Renegade Hair Studio in Leeds City Centre is firmly rooted in the continued training and education throughout the salon,” in order to make clients look and feel their best.
One Google reviewer wrote, “I have visited many salons in Leeds city centre over the 5 years I have lived here. Visited this place Saturday and it is hands down the best hair cut and colour I have ever had.”
Renaissance Hair and Beauty
2 Albion Place, Leeds, LS1 6JL
Renaissance Hair and Beauty opened its doors in 2011, with the aim to bring “not only fantastic haircuts and innovative colours, but a welcoming, friendly and relaxed salon environment” to Leeds.
It is an eco-friendly salon and 98 per cent of its products are vegan and 100 per cent cruelty-free.
A reviewer wrote, “Fantastic Hairdressers - staff very friendly - highly recommend this salon. Thank you”.
Ego Hair Studio
1 Cross York Street, Leeds, LS2 7EE
Ego not only offers expertly delivered haircuts and technically perfected colouring, but a wide range of beauty including nails, brows, lashes, waxing and tanning treatments.
They only use the very finest quality products and ingredients, and “believe in continual training to master new and expert techniques.”
A Google reviewer wrote, “My first ever time here but had an amazing experienced hair stylist [who] was very helpful and friendly would recommend to all my family and friends and will definitely be going back”.
70 North St, Leeds LS2 7PN
Tint is situated in the Northern district of Leeds, with “award winning stylists” and their “very own Wella colour specialist guaranteed to find a style tailor made for you”.
One reviewer wrote, “The staff at Tint are very welcoming and genuinely nice. The environment is spacious and calming leaving you feeling revived after having your hair done”.
5c The Headrow, Leeds LS1 6PU
Al Barber provides professional haircuts which include cut, wash, styling, drying and finish “using one of the best products available on the market”.
One Google reviewer wrote, “Easily and without doubt the best barbers in Leeds. Baqar did a quality job and all the extra touches were spot on. Seriously, get your hair cut here. Massively recommended.”
71 Raglan Road, Leeds, LS2 9DZ
Infinity Barbers are specialists in haircuts, fades, beard trims, threading, facial masks, waxing - all at exceptionally competitive prices, according to the website.
“Great barbers, great service with the best price lists. And they take good care of their clients. One of the best cuts I've ever had during my stay in Leeds. Extremely recommended for a good fast fresh haircut,” one reviewer wrote.
131 Easterly Rd, Roundhay, Leeds LS8 2TP
W2 Barbershop specialises in all male haircuts, from the traditional to the extremely trendy.
They deliver “the highest quality haircut, quickly and at local prices, with substantial concessions for senior citizens”.
One reviewer wrote,“Well worth the drive. Never let me down, good haircut and company. Recommend to anyone”.
Just Men Barbers
43 Wade Ln, Leeds LS2 8NJ
Just Men is a traditional men's barber shop, which provides a modern service in Leeds city centre.
Open since 1985, this barber’s offers a friendly and welcoming service with comfortable seats, radio and complimentary refreshments while you wait.
“Very helpful and friendly staff. Nice atmosphere,” one reviewer wrote.
Unit 54a Upper Balcony Merrion Centre, Leeds LS2 8NG
Ambassador Barbering aims to give customers “impeccable service, a fantastic haircut from highly trained, personable barbers all within a comfortable and professional atmosphere.”
They want customers to walk out of the shop looking great and feeling great.
“First time visiting and it was a really good experience. Very professional and welcoming and the quality of the cut was very high,” said one reviewer.