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We’re a friendly and welcoming hair salon. Cutting, colouring and styling hair for over 40 years in Highbury and Islington.

Featured Treatments

  • L'Oréal Semi-Permanent £43

  • T Section Highlights £51

  • L'Oréal Perms £72

  • Highlights with Foil £89

Client Reviews

"Gian has been my hairdresser for 7 years and I wouldn't dream of going anywhere else. His colour skills are fab and he always listens to what I am asking for. No matter how muddled my description is of what I would like my hair to look like, he is able to make sense of it and do exactly what I want. I also love that he always takes the time to recommend the best products for my hair. A special skill in a hairdresser is knowing when it's good to talk and when it's time for quiet. I really value that Gian will recognise this making every trip relaxing and enjoyable. His head massages are also the best! Highly recommend."
"Excellent haircut, very professional and friendly service from Shan. Will return!"
I have been having my hair done by Karen for 15 years and she always gets it right. She is professional and friendly and knows her stuff. My colour and cut are always perfect for me, she quickly understands the customer and knows what they want. The salon is always up to date and so friendly. I would never go anywhere else. 5* Karen
"Had my colour and cut done by Karen, the best style I’ve had in a long time. Friendly great personality."
"I have been coming to Canonbury Hair for over 4 years now - My hairdresser Gian is just the best - I travel one hour each way for my hair to be done every month - I have my hair coloured, cut and blow dryed and styled. The quality of my hair since I have been going to Mirela Hair Studio has improved incredibly and every time I have my hair I get so many compliments - the rest of the staff at this salon are very friendly, professional and approachable. I look forward to my monthly hair appointment every month - HIGHLY RECOMMEND and definitely 5 star treatment and I trust the salon and there reputation exceeds every time."
I have been coming to this hair studio for over 35-years now which in it self probably says all I need to! Karen has been cutting my hair for longer than I can remember and ALWAYS cuts (and now colours!) it just the way I like it. I get so used to being completely satisfied with the cut that I often overlook telling Karen just that fact - so Karen, 'Thank-you so very much' for the continued professional hair service and advice you provide!!! 10/10!

We’re located just a short walk from Highbury and Islington station, in the tranquil and beautiful Canonbury.

Our boutique hair salon has been cutting men’s and ladies’ hair since the late 70s. We believe our tried and tested formula of a relaxed environment, that can adapt to new styles but also offer classic treatments, is what keeps our clients coming back. Nothing is more important than leaving with a finish you are happy with, not just for one day, but until your next appointment.

If you need some advice or aren’t quite set on your current style we offer free consultations to find the right style for you. To meet our team please see our stylist page, and who’s behind the chair interviews, and if you would like to book an appointment, please do so 24hours a day online, by phone (020 7226 6280) or feel free to call in to chat.


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