The very first Y salon was opened in April 1981 in Sunderland. As young ambitious hairdressers we were keen to get recognition for the North East of England. We wanted wanted to develop a brand that was appealing to both consumer and press. With Leslie’s photographic skills we quickly saw our hair images being picked up by national and international press and it wasn’t long before we were the resident hairdressers on The Tube and working with various other TV stations.
We were keen to expand into Newcastle and we grew to 4 salons and an academy but it was difficult to maintain our very high standards so we scaled back to one salon in the heart of the city in Newcastle’s prestigious Eldon Garden this way we deliver everything we set out to do back in ’81. focusing on what is important OUR CLIENT. With this in mind we encourage our team to participate in continued education to maintain their levels of hairdressing experience. we pride ourselves on delivering the very best in house education to our team and with our associates L’Oreal Professionel and American Crew.
Over the years Y salon have won 100’s of hair awards from associated companies and competitions for our colouring, photographic and educational techniques. We are brand ambassadors for American Dream Hair Extensions. Loreal Professional,Kerastase, Shu Uemura and have featured on the cover of many a magazine both Nationally and Internationally our collections are featured world wide.