All hairdressers offer student deals to try and get as many of us under the hairdryer as possible. It can be a bit confusing to work out exactly which hairdresser is the cheapest once you’ve calculated your day specific discount and added in Snapfax deals too. We’ve done the calculations for you and compiled a list of the best hairdressers in Edinburgh for students with a comparable standard price of a cut and style (if you are managing to cash in on ALL discounts available). Getting the very cheapest price is a complicated art so make sure you double check how much you’ll be paying when you book your appointment!
Cheynes: 3 Drumsheugh Place, Newhaven Harbour, 77 Lothian Road, 45a York Place, 57 South Bridge, 46 George Street, 2 Bruntsfield Avenue
Cheynes have branches all over the city, handily located in all main student residential areas. They offer great discounts for students: A 40% discount on a Wednesday and 20% on Saturday at South Bridge, Lothian Road and York Place branches. And at ALL seven salons they offer 40% off Monday-Friday for all new student customers and a standard 25% discount Monday-Friday. So if you make sure you book on the right day and at the right salon you can guarantee yourself 25% off! Some chains also have a ‘Fizzy Friday’ promotion, which means a free glass of bucks fizz!
Cheapest cut and style possible: £20.40
Medusa: 6/7 Teviot Place, 26 Bread Street, 34 South Clerk Street, 22 High Street Musselburgh
If you have a Snapfax, Medusa offer student discounts of 40% off first visit any time Monday-Friday, 40% off Monday-Friday 9am-12pm and 25% off Monday-Fri day 12pm-close. Staff are really friendly and don’t just try and rush you in and out, they offer added extras like free head massages or deep conditioning! Salons are located close to George Square campus so very handy for quick appointment after lectures.
Cheapest cut and style possible: £19.80
Ishi: 4 Roseneath Street
Ishi offer a competitive 30% discount for students from Monday-Friday 9am-12.30pm and 15% off Monday-Friday 12.30pm- close. Worth getting out of bed for that extra money off! If you have a Snapfax they will offer 50% off your first visit and 40% after that. They also offer 15% off all beauty treatments Monday-Friday. Get a cheap manicure with your haircut!
Cheapest cut and style possible: £17**CHEAPEST**
Mosko: 167 Bruntsfield Place, 9 Dublin Street
Mosko is a Scottish salon, with branches in Edinburgh and Glasgow. They offer 25% off for students. Their prices are considerably cheaper than other salons in Edinburgh!
Cheapest cut and style possible: £18.75
Urban: 38 Howe Street
Urban offer 30% for all first time customers and an on-going 20% discount for students at all times. If you have a Snapfax they will give you 50% off your first visit and after that 40% off Tuesday-Thursday and 25% off at the weekend.
Cheapest cut and style possible: £19.20
Coco Ribbon: 1 Gillespie Place
Coco Ribbon is a small salon so you’re guaranteed full attention and lots of advice. They offer 50% for new clients and after that 40% off every visit from Tuesday-Friday.
Cheapest cut and style possible: £20
*Prices are correct at the time of publishing this blog entry