The Freshers' Guide


Cambridge has a range of hairdressing salons that offer students competitive rates. Many are located near Sidney Sussex. In most hair salons the rates depend on the length of experience of the hairdresser. It is advisable to book a few days in advance, and in busy seasons like Christmas and before May week at least a week before.

Directors Hair at 8 Green Street offers students a discount from Monday to Thursday. at 23 Green Street also offers basic styling at a discounted rate on Mondays only. Regis Hairstylists at 72 Bridge Street do a student discount from Mondays to Wednesdays. Matthew Luke at 53 Trumpington St offer a mens' haircut for £10 from Mondays to Fridays. Please check the tariff and timing and size of the student discounts, but these prices should be in the £20-30 range and the discounts around 20%.

Some salons offer reduced rates for students who agree to sit as hair models for stylists. Directors Hair offers cuts by trainees for ~£5. trainees charge ~£5 for men and ~£20 for highlights but do short cuts for women for ~£10.

If cost is not a major concern, try the Toni & Guy salon near the Round Church at 10 Bridge Street. The prices for a basic wash and cut are in the range £30-45. There are also two salons in Hobson Street behind college - Reeds and Sanrizz - offering rates and quality similar to Toni & Guy.

Cambridge offers very little by the way of stylists trained with relaxers, weaves and braids. The Wacky Hair at 14 Milton Road do hair extensions, dreadlocks and braiding. London is always a less convenient but perhaps more satisfying option for the more demanding.

Of the hairdressers near college only Sanrizz in Hobson Street offers manicure, but not every day.

Freshers' Guide last modified: 1 November 2017
This section last modified: 8 September 2013