11 Newcastle health and beauty businesses you need to know about
An NE1 guide to enjoying city salons, cool barbershops and top-notch nail parlours!
You’re all familiar with the hip bars on High Bridge, the cool craft pubs near Dean Street and the city’s leading restaurant scene, but did you know that Newcastle is home to some of the best health and beauty businesses in the UK?
From award-winning barbershops to bohemian nail salons and everything else in between, here’s to you - our amazing health and beauty sector!
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Situated in the heart of the city on Newcastle's historic Pilgrim Street, The Junkyard is a beautiful, one-stop beauty shop complete with a cool surfer revival vibe. In addition to cuts, colour and styling, you can book in for all your beauty services such as gel manicures and hot stone massages, plus loads of other skin and waxing treatments. They have a beautiful store brimming with cool trinkets and wall art, so you know that the creativity in this place is going to be off the chart!
Situated on Ridley Place, there's a good reason why Wildes is one of the Toon's most-loved hair salons. A gorgeous escape covering three floors, Wildes features high-tech equipment, wonderfully elegant decor and expert stylists who are renowned across the city for their cutting-edge finishes. Calming and graceful, head here for contemporary cuts and innovative finishes!
A stunning spot on Westgate Road, The Arch effortlessly combines opulent grooming products, luxury décor and some of the finest talent to offer a totally unique hairdressing experience! Featuring bohemian vibes from the minute you step inside (look out for their grand piano!), The Arch is a throwback to the roaring 20s and is certain to have you looking finer than Gatsby himself. A place that offers Swedish back massages, full-body spray tans and pedicures, The Arch is a must-visit spot if you’re after an entire makeover this spring!
Enjoy a beauty experience like no other with our friends at Y Salon! Their lush hair salon in Eldon Gardens is the go-to spot for those looking for outstanding styles created by award-winning stylists. Renowned for their high standards and home to an uber-friendly team of smiling Geordie faces, Y Salon is the go-to spot this season!
For sophisticated males >>
A spectacular barbershop nestled on High Bridge, Patrick Forster is a stand-out name when it comes to sophisticated male grooming in Newcastle. Having styled Hollywood hair in Dubai and boasting a client list featuring many NUFC stars, Patrick Forster is a top-notch spot - perfect for those looking for a cutting-edge service in a modern environment. Alongside a reputation for the best cuts in the business, the customer service is spot-on, there's beer in the fridge and the atmosphere is great!
King Koby is arguably one of the city's best-kept secrets! Nestled between the cool independents on Nun Street, this salon offers a first-class barbering experience. Effortlessly combining contemporary barbering with cutting-edge styles, you’ll start with a thorough consultation before being immersed into the world of haircuts, beard styling, treatments and other grooming necessities. Trust us, an afternoon in the KK chair is a blissful experience!
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You’ll find cool bohemian vibes at Skullen Nails on Akenside Hill, and it’s run by a super-talented girl gang who are masters at everything from brows and tattoos, to nails and piercings. A safe space that empowers women across the North East, Skullen serves up fresh designs in their lush city centre studio. Skullen is the place to go for nail art, amazing makeup designs, brow treatments and much more. Get booked in now!
At Sisters is an all-rounder when it comes to health and beauty. Not only are they experts in hairstyling, but they’ve also got a first-class beauty team who can help you get back to your best when it comes to nails, facials, lashes and more!
Treat yourself to a full-body makeover this spring at Dollicious’ oh-so Instagrammable spot in the Bigg Market! Go to this inner-city gem for a perfect pampering session with the girls. From brow tinting and lip liners, to eyelashes and full make-up appointments, this wonderful business can do it all!
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TONI & GUY
Having first opened in the city centre back in 1995 and more recently relocating to Haymarket, Toni & Guy are an iconic fixture within NE1’s business community who have built a beauty empire that’s famed for creating unique finishes and wearable trends. Their Newcastle branch is home to super-talented stylists who have worked at London Fashion Week and Paris catwalks, so you know your new cut is in safe hands. Offering additional services such as bridal makeovers and nano keratin blow-drys, this multi-faceted hair salon is the place to visit if you’re after a spring sort out!
HOUSE OF SAVANNAH
Loved for luxurious spa surroundings and soothing treatments, House of Savannah is a sure bet when it comes to a haircut overhaul this spring. The Insta-worthy boutique has a fresh vibe complete with decadent furnishings, a drinks trolley and the perfect selfie lighting. Handy, as you'll want to capture your brand new cut on camera immediately! Their online booking system is now open via the pop-up link on their website below, now, go, go, go!