All posts by Dean Jones

Make time for yourself this Christmas

Can you believe that it’s only 11 weeks till Christmas? That equates to only 81 days or even more scary 1,944 hours!

As you know, when it comes to that time of year, then there are times that you wish there were more than 24 hours in a day. In the salon we certainly do, as it’s always our busiest time of year.

And with that we want to make sure that all our clients look their best this festive season, so we’re giving you a gentle reminder not to let time run away with you this year –and make sure that you have your party season appointments booked in.

It only takes two minutes to pick up the phone and make that appointment. It could save you hours of trying to tame your unruly locks or years of misery having to look at your unkempt fringe in the photos over Christmas dinner.

So give us a call and book your December appointments now. After all, at a time when it’s all go, what could be better than taking an hour or two off and letting us pamper you so you look fabulous this year.

Call the salon today on 0131 558 7777.

Autumn / Winter Trends 2017

When the weather gets cold, nothing’s better than warming up your look with this seasons hot trends. We’ve selected our four favorite looks hot off the catwalks  to keep you sizzling this winter.


 Cool girl hair

Everyone want’s to be you – or at least have hair like yours.  This season’s look is all about your do looking undone with a soft, natural looking wave. So take inspiration from Fendi, Dries Van Norten and Vivienne Westwood and be part of the in-crowd this winter. It’s easy to recreate – we recommend adding texture with Sebastian’s Stylbrid 9 hairspray and your GHDs.

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Straight And Sleek


Forget summer’s big, beautiful blow out’s, this winter’s style is straight, sleek and stylish. As seen on the catwalk at Topshop, super straight, super shiny hair screams style with season.

The great news is that sleek has never been easier.  Use your GHD’s and banish firz and add shine with Sebastian Liquid gloss.


Sleek And Swept Back


Wind and rain swept hair is never a great look!  This winter the answer is the evolution of last season’s sleek, swept-back look. On the catwalk Sportmax and Mulberry models sported naturally swept-back hair with added height.

So create your own soft, glossy sweep using Sebastian Shine Crafter and guard against the elements using Sebastian Shine Define


Super Short Bobs

 This season the bob is back. Bright, boyish and brand spanking new, forget middle aged mums, this season’s bob is youthful and edgy.

So stand out in style, and take the chop.


8 of the Hottest Trends this Festival Season

Festival season is in full swing, from Rewind to Creamfeilds we’ve got you covered.

Here’s the 8 hottest trends this Festival Season!


No matter what the colour glossy metallic eyes are a must this summer. NYX Roll on Eyeshadow Shimmer is the easiest way to recreate this and you can pick yours up from Boots from just £5.50.



Tousled hair that’s done but undone, from tiny braids to space buns with all those big textured beachy waves. Using Sebastian Texture Maker is the perfect base for this, giving you a matte salty feel.



A duey complexion with a holiday-worthy glow. Make sure you’ve got the perfect moisturiser and primer to give the best hydrated base.



Flower pins and hair rings are the new go-to and they won’t fall out whilst your dancing the day away. Topshop is amazing for all your hair accessories must haves.



Half up / half down or  super neat Dutch braids are the one. Our Stylist Claire’s personal fav.  This works especially well on second or third day festival hair with Nioxin Dry Cleanser.



From top knots to knotted ponytails this is a glam way to throw all your locks out your face on those warmer Summers days.



There’s no better time to experiment with colour than for a festival; keep make-up minimal and go for an all-over wash out temporary pastel colour a la Jourdan Dunn.



Yes, we mean of the haircut variety (!!).

70’s- style cuts have never been cooler, and a summer fest is a perfect place to debut one.

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The April Lowdown..

We’ve featured in so much this month and a lot has been going on for Team Dean Jones so here’s the lowdown..

Edinburgh Business Awards

By surprise we were nominated by the public & made finalists in this year’s Edinburgh Business Awards held at The Principle on George Street. We were in 2 categories ‘Best Edinburgh Hair Salon’ & ‘Best Local Business’ it’s so rewarding to have all our hard work noticed and we can’t thank all our lovely clients enough for voting. We all attended the awards on the 2nd of May and went on to take home ‘Best Edinburgh Business‘  yaaay!

Thank you to all our wonderful clients for voting, what a great evening. We are now Grand Finalists at Scotland’s Business Awards being held on the 28th of May at the Glasgow Marriot.

We would really appreciate if you could follow this Link and Vote for Us

Wish us luck!



Hairdresser’s Journal 

This month our collection also made it into every hairdresser’s bible ‘Hairdresser’s Journal’ which is so great, they gave us a lovely write up.

Check it out over at –


Salon Business

Featured us as well this month, telling readers all about our ‘Blowdry Masterclasses’ why don’t you try one for yourself? At these evenings a group of up to six friends can get together over a glass of fizz and enjoy a masterclass from all the team on blowdrying and styling. The masterclass is free to regular clients provided they bring along five friends and we guarantee a great time.

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We were also taken by surprise and were winners of Aprils ‘BangStyle Supreme’. BangStyle is an online platform that inspires other women and hairdressers through the art of hair, it showcases real salon’s work so it was great for our very own ‘Allure’ Collection showcased worldwide and to be winners!




We’ve had a couple special guests in salon over the past month, Dean got to meet two lovely Edinburgh bloggers who both got pampered in salon. Joan Collins from ‘How Does Joan Do It’ was our first, Dean re-lightened all Joan’s hair back to blonde ways. She posted a great Instagram post with the final result.

Check out Joan’s blog –


Our next special guest was the very yummy mummy Lynda HamiltonParker a Journalist from ‘Scotland B2B’. Lynda was very inspired by Amanda Holden and her long bob with lots of texture and shape, Amanda actually followed us after Lynda tweeted how awesome her new hair cut was wow!

Check out Linda’s Blog –


Keep up to date with what we’re doing and follow us on Social Media .

Spring is in the Hair!

There’s never a better time to lighten up your look than spring. Throw out the old and find a fresh new style.

Eye of the Tiger

Bring out your inner animal this season with the new tiger eye highlights. Flashes of multi tonal blondes and brunettes brighten up dull, dark hair for a natural, sun kissed look. So go wild like Jessica Alba and J Lo this spring –  it’s ggggrrrreeeeat!

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Seventies Style

It’s not just 70’s fashion that’s in vogue this spring. Updates on retro styles are hitting hairstyles too. This spring why not make like TSwift and rock the new shag. Wear it with or without a fringe, it’s maximum style with minimum effort.

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Short Change

Celebrities are embracing short hair this season with Gemma Arterton, Emma Watson and Scarlett Johnansson going for the chop this spring. Whether it’s short curls or a pixie cut, it will frame your face and make your cheek bones pop. So if you’re after a new look, whatever colour you are, shorter is sweeter.


Bang on

Short fringes, (usually only sported by hip Spanish students) are going mainstream this season. It’s not a look for the faint hearted, big style statements, require confidence, so wear it with attitude like Bella Hadid

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Colour Pop

40% Off Colour Sale

Christmas is over, gloomy January has come to an end, but the good news is February doesn’t have to be grey! Not with 40% off all our colour services when your receive a full price Cut & Finish.

Now’s the time to change it up and inject some colour into your life.

Be bang on trend with this season’s blorange, or brighten up basic brown with caramel highlights.

Whatever your colour aspirations are for 2017, our expert team would be delighted to discuss your options.

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Or if you just want to add a bit of zing back into your colour, then our new Fabulousa colour enhancing conditioner range is the perfect solution. This 3-minute colour boost comes in a range of colours, from platinum blonde to vibrant red and doesn’t contain ammonia or peroxide. Only £23.50 or we’ve also got 30ml minis to try for just £5.95.

Find out more



So shake off the January blues and bring on a bright future.

Call 0131 558 7777 now to book your appointment.

Strike a Pose.. We want to see YOUR Selfies!

This year we’re turning the spotlight on you, our wonderful clients, by giving you an opportunity to show off your amazingly good hair days….. and win a prize in the process!

This month we want to see your selfie.. pose, post then follow and be in with the chance to win a Blowdry for You and Your Friend in March!!




1) Pose – Take a ‘selfie’ in the salon or ask your stylist to take your photo showing your glossy locks or your super sleek style. It can be a front-on or side-on image  – the choice is yours.


2) Post – Post your pic on social media using tag #DeanJonesHair


3) Follow – Follow us and tag us @DeanJonesHairdressing when posting your photo on Instagram or Facebook and @DeanJonesHair for twitter to ensure your entry is valid and meets the terms and conditions outlined below.


Good luck!


Terms and Conditions

This prize giveaway competition is open to all clients of                   Dean Jones Hairdressing

  • To ensure entry follow and tag us @DeanJonesHairdressing on Instagram or Facebook and @DeanJonesHair for Twitter
  • On the last day of each month the names of all valid entrants will be entered into a prize draw and a winner selected at random. The winners name will be announced on the 28th of Feb.
  • The winner’s name and prize winning photo will be posted on our social media accounts.
  • There is no age restriction to enter.
  • The prize is non transferable and must be used by 31/03/2017.

We Only Went and Won It..

What a start to December we’ve had this year!


Last Sunday we attended the 6th Annual Scottish Hair and Beauty Awards at the Crowne Plaza after receiving a very out of the blue phone call a few weeks back, informing us we were finalists woohoo!!!

We got our glad rags on and headed off to Glasgow for the ball..


It was a great evening celebrating success of  hair and beauty businesses across Scotland. We were lucky enough to be finalists for 2 awards, and got the chance the catch up with our good friends from over the bridge at ‘Spoiled Hairdressing’  who took home ‘Salon Design of the Year’ Congratulations guys!

As for us we were very lucky and took home


A massive  thank you all our wonderful clients who voted for us. It’s nice to get recognition for the hard work we do and its all thanks to YOU



Fair to say it was a night to remember, here’s to next year!

Go Copper Luxe This Christmas

As always GHD have made us fall in love with their new Limited Edition Copper Lux Collection for Christmas. It’s their most beautiful collection yet with gift sets featuring iconic Ghd stylers and Nails Inc. polishes.

You can choose from :




• Copper Platinum’s with Heat Resistant Roll and 2 Nails Inc. Copper Inspired Nail Polishes – £175


• Copper Gold V The More Classic Styler With Heat Roll And 1 Nails Inc. Copper Polish – £135


• Or if you want the best of both >  Copper Due Classic V Gold Stylers With Air Dryer And Heat Matt – £195


• New For Ghd and Limited Edition Travel Dryer. All the Power but Half the Size, these a selling out very fast so don’t miss out on this one  – £49


• And last but not least the Mini GHD Bobbles with Advanced Split End therapy, this is a treatment we’ve tried and tested and loved in salon.. Lock split ends and rehydrates hair. Perfect little stocking filler for any hair lover – £15



Pop in salon and reserve your’s today!

All I Want For Christmas…

Is fabulous hair…  and this year in the salon we’ve got lots of gifts for you underneath our Christmas tree.


For the diva in all of us why not put one of the Eimi gift boxes on your wish list. Whatever style you want to rock this Christmas we’ve got the answer for you and all for under £15.00. 



Blowdry Box –£14.50

  • Sugar Lift
  • Thermal Image
  • For Voluminous Grippy Texture And Heat Protection

Smooth and Shine Box – £14.50

  • Prep, Prime And Tame Your Mane
  • Finish Off With Glossy Shine

Party on the Go Box – £12.99

  • Root Shoot
  • Stay Styled
  • Oil Reflections Hair Oil
  • Volume And Shine With A Lasting Hairspray


Or why not try our System Professional Lux Oil Box Set for £32.95 . This beautiful gift box includes a full size of this vanilla scented oil and a complementary travel size (normally £16.50).  It’s a dream for nourishing and smoothing your hair.


To show off your hair, create a luxurious atmosphere with a fabulous candle by Interior Designer Bryce McKenzie.  These long burning candles are 100% natural and great gift at only £34.

Christmas is always glamorous in the salon so why not drop by to see. If there’s not a gift to suit you – then we can always make one of our bespoke gift packs taylored to you.

Weither its Secret Santa gifts or present’s for your loved one we’ve got you covered.