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Leaf is a small but very unique quirky local upmarket salon. Our salon has been designed so it does not look like a typical hairdressing salon . We have filled it with lots of interesting items from all over the place, from the giant ornamental mirrors to the 6 feet tall wooden parrot from Jamaica. Large cherubs hang from the fabulous original coved ceiling, which is painted with gold leaf. Beautifully framed artwork adourn the walls which also feature faded mural paintings inspired by Michealangelo.
Leaf opened its doors in 1992. It started off with a ramshackle salon , a Dalmatian puppy and a couple of members of staff who were self employed and appeared to come and go as they pleased! Katie bought it in 1996 from the owner Alfie, having worked there for a year. The next few years were spent gradually doing the salon up, building up the clientele and making the staff employed and doing regular hours. And last but not least, getting rid of the resident puppy.
We have lots of different types of clients here at Leaf who mainly come from the local area.
Our male clientele is very high and popular with men who do not want a quick short back and sides at the Barbers. The free beer on offer always goes down well!
We sell Aveda hair products , but we also have a range of GHD hair straighteners and Tangle teaser brushes. All hair cuts at Leaf begin with an in-depth consultation with your chosen stylist, followed by a relaxing shampoo with an optional conditioning massage.
Your hair will then be cut and finished with a fabulous blow dry, complemented by appropriate styling products. Your stylist will always be happy to chat about how to achieve a salon style look at home, and can give advice on suitable styling products.
In 2014 we installed a brand new oak floor in the salon . The old one had been sanded so many times it was on its last legs.We also had a new desk custom built from beams of wood .This was custom made locally by a firm in the Ouseburn valley called RASKL. We invested in some new art in 2013 and now have prints on the walls by Hush, Fin Dac and Mydogsighs . We had them framed in guilt frames to complement the mirrors.
The new sign outside was designed to look like the colour of Autumn leaves and was created using copper which was heated up for several hours to create the almost rusty mottled effect.
Our music is played on a Bang and Olufsen system which sounds great. It works like a duke box holding thousands of CDs so there is something for everyone. We also like our comfy sofas here at leaf ! All furniture here has to be something we would be happy to have in our own house.
So while you are waiting in reception ( or we are sitting down) You can relax on our lovely new Halo leather sofas. We have fresh flowers delivered weekly which are a real focal point. We often light Aveda ginger candles in reception to add to the general ambience .
We have a big pile of the latest magazines ,with plenty for men as well ,and both national geographic and the national geographic traveller for folk who prefer to read something more refined than the weekly celeb nonsense magazines! We have a box of children’s books for the small people to amuse themselves while the big people have their hair done.
There is no hierarchy here and the salon prices are the same for everyone. You can be assured that all stylists are very experienced.
We know that salons can feel intimidating when you first enter.
You know those salons in town where you walk in and all the staff are dressed to the nines and you immediately feel uncomfortable?
Not here! You can walk into Leaf however without feeling out of place, because the receptionist and the stylists are all dressed casually and laid back So feel free to come in dressed how you please.
One of the things that people have always commented on is how at ease they feel in the salon with the staff who never stand on ceremony and enjoy having a laugh .
We offer free consultations so please feel free to ring the salon and arrange a suitable time to come in so we can chat with you about your goals.
|Cut and finish||£39.95|
|Wash and cut||£31.50|
|Blow dry short||£21.50|
|Blow dry long||£26|
|Child’s cut||From £12|
|Cut & finish||£26|
|Cut & colour||£52|
|Colour||from £54||A shorter-lasting tint is applied to the full head in the colour of your choice. Semi permanent is a good first choice for colour change, and ranges from very subtle to highly vibrant, depending on your original base colour.|
|Full head foil||£94||Highlights and/or lowlights are applied to the full head, ideal for a consistent colour throughout. A full head foil application is recommended every 2-3 visits, depending on the desired effect, and can be topped up in between with a half head foil service.|
|1/2 head foil||£79||Highlights and/or lowlights are applied through the front and crown section of the head, leaving the underside of the hair natural to allow a darker base. This service is ideal for those wishing to keep a more natural look, or for maintaining a full head foil look without causing too large a product build up underneath.|
|Parting foil||£66||Highlights are applied to the parting only. this service is ideal for a quick top up I between full or half head foils.|
|Tint & foil||from £82||As a half head foil, but with tint applied to the roots in between the foil packets, providing excellent coverage for grey roots.|
|Tint roots||£62.50||Tint is applied to the root area of the hair to provide grey coverage. If necessary, or on request, tint can be combed through to the ends of the hair to blend in any colour discrepancies.|
|Full head tint||from £71||Price starting from £61 depending on the length of the hair|
|Full Head Bleach & Toner||from £68||Bleach is applied to the full head to strip hair of natural or applied colour, followed by the application of a toner of your choice to achieve the desired colour. Please note, it is not possible to judge the length of a bleach process, as each individual’s hair lifts at a different rate, so if you are having a cut the same day, some waiting may be unavoidable.|
|Bleach regrowth & Toner||from £72||Bleach is applied to the root regrowth to strip hair of natural colour, followed by the application of a toner of your choice to achieve the desired colour. Please note, it is not possible to judge the length of a bleach process, as each individual’s hair lifts at a different rate, so if you are having a cut the same day, some waiting may be unavoidable.|
|Ombre and Balayage||from £84||We use a variety of techniques depending on the required look so it is impossible to give an exact quote without a consultation.|
|Fashion Colour||Price: TBC||Leaf loves creative colouring. Due to the variety of looks available, price is quoted on consultation depending on the complexity of the service. To avoid disappointment, if you intend to have your hair coloured with vibrant fashion colours, we ask that you pop in for a consultation at least a week before you would like your appointment, so we can be sure we have your desired colour(s) in stock. Price is negotiated on Consultation.|
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Important information: All new clients will need a patch test at least 48 hours prior to having a permanent colour.
We serve a wide range of complimentary Refreshments:
|Sunday – Monday||Closed|
|Wednesday||10-8||Late Night Opening|
|Thursday||10-8||Late Night Opening|
|Friday||10-7||Late Night Opening|
We know that people want to come in the evenings or after work , so we are open late on 3 nights Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
In 2007 when we did a refit , we decided that we wanted to move towards becoming more environmentally aware and become as green as we could. We took the following steps.We made our main supplier AVEDA which means that most of the products we use are up to 97 % chemical free. These colours are much more gentle on the hair and scalp and can be used on people who tend to be allergic to other colours.We use AVEDA products when styling your hair too.
I have been going to Leaf since my early teens. I've gone for every haircut ever since, and I've never once had a bad cut. The customer service is always excellent and I can't recommend them highly enough. Since then my mother, brother and father all get their hair done at Leaf as well - we wouldn't go anywhere else!
— Helen Close
Our family has been using Leaf for about 8 years. I say family because our 4 & 5 year old have been having their hair cut by Kelly since they were both tiny. The friendly staff at Leaf is only one of the reasons we consider them as our hairdressers. The sensible approach to what we want for our hair, the eco-friendly ethos of the salon and the great coffee are amongst the other reasons. If you want a family friendly salon, with helpful and vibrant stylists then Leaf if the place for you.
— Katie Watson and family
Beverley has cut my hair at Leaf for over ten years. I love using a local company that's just around the corner, where the service is always so cheery and impeccable. Also, it speaks volumes to me that the staff are all such familiar faces after so many years — it must be a great place for them to work!"
— Jack Lowe
I would certainly recommend Leaf Hairdressing. I have been a customer at Leaf for the past six years and I really wouldn't want to go anywhere else. The main reason for my continued attendance is Kelly. Kelly makes the most magnificent job of highlighting my hair. She is the best hairdresser I have ever had and is so highly skilled and experienced. My hair is now in the loveliest condition it has ever been and looks wonderful! I know it looks good because I receive many compliments from family and friends. My husband thinks Kelly's skills are amazing!! But a visit to Leaf isn't just about having my hair done. My visit is always a relaxing experience in a very pleasant environment. The atmosphere is so congenial and welcoming that I always look forward to going there. I can enjoy a chat, catch up on news, read magazines and drink coffee. Bliss!! As well as being attended to by Kelly, all staff: Katherine, Beverley and Barry are extremely friendly and courteous. So much so that I feel as though I'm a special customer .... however, I'm sure all of their customers are special! Thank you, Leaf, for your excellent customer service. Thank you Kelly for my beautiful transformations!! And thanks to all staff for your superb customer care.
I am more than happy to recommend Leaf Hairdressers as I have been a regular customer for many years and I would not go anywhere else. The staff are all highly skilled and very professional and there is a lovely relaxed atmosphere. Kelly always does a fantastic job on my hair and I always receive compliments after every visit. The high quality products Leaf use ensure that my hair is kept in great condition. If you want great looking hair in tip top condition, Leaf is the place for you.
I have no hesitation in recommending the Leaf salon in Heaton, Newcastle. As a customer since 2003, I have recommended them to my husband, friends and colleagues. The quality of the cutting is first class and you will not encounter hard sell tactics or banging techno music. This attractive, well-kept salon has a polite staff who place emphasis firmly on the customer. I leave the salon feeling better, not worse, which is something I could not say about my previous salon.
— Mrs Brown
I've been a loyal customer at Leaf for around five years now. What can I say about them? Good value, high-quality hairdressing carried out in a quirky little corner of Heaton by experienced, friendly staff who I look forward to catching up with each time I visit. Bev is my regular stylist, she has given me the confidence to try many different styles and colours. She's happy to look at pictures from magazines of what I'd like and then tailor the style to suit me and my hair type. But if she's not around, I'm more than happy to get my hair done by Barry. I trust them all to do a good job with my hair, and that's what everyone is looking for in a hairdresser, right? Often, after I've been in for an appointment, I'll get asked by friends and even strangers where I've had my hair done - that's testimony to the fact that the staff at Leaf are great hairdressers!"
I have been a regular client at Leaf for about 10 years. There are many reasons I keep coming back to the salon. Everyone who works in the salon is friendly and welcoming and the atmosphere is very pleasant. The stylists are experienced and skilled and I am always pleased with the result. They take time to discuss exactly what style and treatment you want and give helpful advice . The Aveda products used are ecological . I am glad there is such a good hairdressing salon in my local area.
— Wendy Holland
Beverley at Leaf has been my ‘go to’ hairdresser for many years now and I wouldn’t go anywhere else or trust anyone else to manage my crowning glory! I love the friendly atmosphere in the salon, the super comfy basin chairs, the posh coffee & chocolate and the little Indian head massage you get as standard when you have your hair washed. It’s the little touches that make the difference and of course the end result is always fabulous!
— Kerry Celeste