Being a student on a budget does not mean you have to sacrifice going to the hairdressers. Getting your hair done professionally at the hairdressers is a great way to relax from the stress of your degree, coursework and essays. Although London is one of the most expensive cities, there are hairdressers that offer great deals for students. So keep on reading as we reveal our top picks for the best hairdressers in London! These hairdressers will definitely fit in your student budget.

Toni & Guy Academy

The best hairdressers in London for students, revealed!
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Toni & Guy Academy offers discounted haircuts and colours from their students to the public. All you have to do is model in the salon or onstage for their trainees. This makes it one of the best hairdressers in London for students as you are provided with salon treatment at the fraction of the price! Many may be sceptical of the idea of trainees doing their hair however, they are overseen by their supervisors to make sure they are doing the correct style or treatment. Moreover, you can request any style, colour or cut you want. However, there are creative classes with more bold styles and, supervisors may want trainees to focus on specific hairstyles.

Nevertheless, their great prices makes it one of the best hairdressers in London for students. You can get a haircut for £10, colour for £35 as well as a range of other treatments for a discounted price!

71-75 New Oxford Street, London WC1A 1DG

020 7836 0606

Duck & Dry

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Duck & Dry is an affordable hairdressers in London that is perfect for students. It may be a bit more on the pricier side but, they offer an excellent service. Duck & Dry specialise in blow dries and it is London’s leading blow dry bar. Their blow dries start at £35. For a wash, cut and blow dry it is only £80. They also offer updo styles and a range of other treatments. To make your experience pleasant, they offer you a complimentary coffee and if you’re feeling bougie you can buy a glass of prosecco for £5!

They have multiple locations which include Soho, Chelsea, Mayfair and Islington

Texture – Hair By Floria

The best hairdressers in London for students, revealed!
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Texture provides treatment for all hair types but specialises in natural hair – curls, kinks, coils and waves. Many hair salons charge extra for natural hair however, Texture offers natural hair salon treatments at an affordable price which makes it great for students! Texture was founded in 2020 and their goal is to combat the negative stigma around natural hair by helping people treat and nurture their natural hair. In addition to their great service, they play a selection of feel good music to make the salon experience even better.

Texture offers styles, cuts and treatment at 4 different price levels. The order is artistic director, director, stylist and junior stylist in which artistic director is the most expensive and junior stylist is the least expensive. This makes it one of the best hairdressers in London for student prices as you can cater the price to what you can afford. A wash, cut and diffuse is £30 from a junior stylist, so make sure to check out Texture.

191 Stockwell Rd, London SW9 9SJ

020 8127 6636

Vidal Sassoon Academy

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Vidal Sassoon Academy is another hair academy that offers salon treatment on a student friendly budget! Similar to Toni & Guy Academy, they need models to practice which means colour, cut and treatments are all at a discounted price. Students can get haircuts for as little as £5! However, they tend to do more adventurous hairstyles so, if you’re looking for a change check them out!

 5 Ave Maria Ln, London EC4M 7AQ

020 3958 4000

Hopefully we helped you find an affordable hairdresser in London for students that caters to your needs! Check out our top picks of the best hairdressers in Bristol for students!

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