All posts by Dean Jones

Summer/Autumn 2018

What a hectic few months it’s been over here at Dean Jones Hairdressing, from our refurbishment of downstairs, to The Edinburgh Festival and our team trip down to London for Salon International 2018. It has indeed been crazy but we’ve enjoyed every minute!

Refurbishment of Downstairs

Firstly thank you to all our clients for your patience throughout the renovation process, it was noisy, dusty and Dean was uncontrollable, but we are so pleased with our new downstairs salon space. With our Senior Assistant Neve coming up the ranks we look forward to making full use of this new salon space, and creating loads more gorgeous looks along the way. This can also be used for Private Bridal Parties or Birthday’s where we can organise a full glam squad to look after you in your own space. We hope you love our new area as much as we do!

Edinburgh Festival

It’s always our favorite time of the year. Edinburgh just blooms with entertainment and cool pop up bars / restaurants. We made sure to have a team outing to Assembly Room’s drag show ‘Yummy’ which was a real giggle and if you get the chance to next year definitely give them a visit.


Of course our most favorite part of this crazy month is meeting a whole bunch of people from all over the globe and making them feel beautiful or rescuing them from the rain.

Our New Manager!!


We had a very exciting promotion this quarter for our Senior Stylist from the very start – Linden! She is now salon manager, taking care of not only salon education, being a mum to all staff and now taking care of a whole bunch of serious stuff. Congrats to our salon OG.

Salon International 2018

The whole team took a trip down to London at the start of October. Apart from a disastrous journey down, with weather warnings and a 3 hour delay – We all had a blast! We spent the whole Sunday going around London’s Excel Center trying and testing new products and getting inspired from a whole bunch of famous stylist’s showcasing their work on stages scattered around the arena.


We were even lucky enough to get a tour and insiders glimpse of our favorite London salon “ Not Another Salon”, their wacky colours and creative styles inspires us daily, as does salon director Sophia Hilton’s hilarious Instagram posts. We got a whole salon tour and some of the guys managed to bump into Sophia after her seminar at the tradeshow and get some selfies. Head over to our social media outlets for all footage from our London trip.

Education, Education, Education


We’ve had a whole bunch of courses over this half of the year, with our Director Dean recently graduating with his Wella Master Colour Award. We also visited Sophia Hilton’s Balayage Bash (which we then had to bring back to the salon and do our own salon education evening),Stylists got inspired with Wella Educator Abby with the launch of new Koleston Perfect with Me+ whilst our Assistant’s got creative at the launch of the all new GHD Platinum+.

Make sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook to keep up to date with all our latest news and trends.

Festival Inspiration

Festival season is upon us and there are some seriously enviable styles out there that you can recreate at home in a few simple steps with the help of the Dean Jones Hairdressing team. Think Coachella chic all summer long!

Space Buns


This intergalactic trend isn’t going anywhere and we love it. It is super easy to create. This looks amazing with half your hair left down or all of your hair tied into two buns at either side of your head. Start by gathering the amount of hair you would like in each bun and tie these into high ponytails at each side. Gently back comb your hair to create volume and texture before wrapping around the hair tie and securing with hair grips. Pull some pieces of hair loose to get that ‘undone’ finish perfect for festivals. We love hair glitter and jewels so if you are feeling creative add some of this to your hair parting and your festival style will be instantly elevated.

Hat Hair – Don’t Care


Hair feeling flat and a little bit hungover as you hit day 3 of festival fun? Hide it with an on trend hat and no one need know. Simply wave the ends of your hair softly and style with your favourite hat. We  recommend smoothing a little System Professional Luxe Oil through the mid-lengths and ends of your hair after styling with your curling iron to reduce frizz and add shine.

Pimp Your Pony


A super easy way to add an edge to your average ponytail and perfect for day two or three hair at your fave festival this summer. Tie your hair into a high textured pony then take sections down throughout the pony tail and tie into little bubbles before teasing the hair to add texture and movement. The beauty of this style is the relaxed feel, there is no need to keep each section of hair equal or perfect. Embrace that messy vibe this festival season.


Hair Trends this Summer

Caring for your hair throughout Summer is more important than ever and there are a number of heat free hair hacks and styles that can be gentle to your hair in hotter weather.

On the go holiday glam

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To get that glam look on the go without having to blowdry your hair in the heat, try this super chic bun with a glamorous edge. Allow your hair to air dry naturally after applying some oil or nourishing hair cream like Sealing Cream from System Professional Solar Range to the mid lengths and ends. Gently twist your hair into a low bun, without being too cautious as you want that ‘undone’ look. Tie your hair with an invisibobble as this will not damage your hair. Once your hair is in place, pull some strands loose to create that cool girl vibe before wrapping your favorite silky scarf around the bun. Simply wrap this around your bun and tie at the top in a knot or bow – summer ready in no time with no damage to your tresses!

The Instaworthy wet look scrunching with Olaplex No3 + System Professional Curl Definer

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There is no hotter low maintenance look to rock this summer than the wet look. Even better, you can create this look whilst treating your hair to lots of nourishment and repair with Olaplex No3. Apply your Olaplex treatment generously through damp hair before scrunching into shape. Leaving this on throughout the day/night will act as a super replenishing treatment for your hair and leave you with shiny healthy hair that is well protected. To get that really moisturised wet shine look, add some NEW System Professional Curl Definer and twist hair into place. This will enhance softness and manageability and give you that glossy finish.

Fake it till you make it with sun kissed lites

Sun lites

Having a stay-cation this summer? Time to fake it til’ you make it with some sun kissed lites. Balayage is still bang on trend and there are lots of colour techniques your stylist can use to give you a sunkissed feel. Adding a few light strands round your face can give the illusion of healthier, thicker hair and add a sunkissed finish. Pairing this with a stretched root will give you a low maintenance look that will grow out beautifully throughout the summer and will cause little damage to your hair too.

How to care for hair in Summer, using System Pro Energycode + Solar range.


You can now build texture, volume + shine whilst working on the condition of your hair with the new System Professional Redefined Product Line. Looking after not only your personalized hair condition but working to give you you’re desired shape and hold at the same time. Give you salon styled hair in the comfort of your own home.

Pop in salon and let your Stylist inspire you today! 

Hair Comes the Bride

Hottest Styles for SS18


Jeweled Accessories

Taking inspiration from recent catwalks at fashion week, embellished accessories are bang on trend for brides in 2018 – think crystals and diamonds perched perfectly above a loose chignon or delicately beside a romantic braid. The secret to this trend is to ensure the accessory compliments and enhances your hairstyle rather than overpowering it. Don’t be afraid to embrace colour either, pastel tones and soft shades look simply stunning when paired with sparkling hair accessories.boho

Romantic Updo’s

Flowing pieces of hair framing your face along with an ‘undone’ bun or understated half up half down style are all super popular styles for brides-to-be this year. Keeping the hair styled yet relaxed and tidy, and not overly pristine is a must for this trend. Boho chic meets bridal!


Tousled Tresses

Your favorite tousled waves can be part of your big day as tousled tresses have been seen all over the bridal catwalks for 2018! Longer hair tends to work best with this style and compliments simple, understated dresses beautifully. Keep it simple with this look and style your hair into soft tumbling waves before adding a veil or sparkling tiara for a sense of effortless glamour.


Preparation is Key

No matter what style you choose to walk down the aisle in, how you prepare for your big day is imperative to the finished look. Booking in with your chosen stylist for a trial appointment is standard but we recommend visiting your wedding stylist a while before this if you aren’t already a regular client. The stylist will be able to advise you on your colour and cut your hair in preparation for your wedding with your chosen bridal hairstyle in mind. We would also recommend a series of bespoke treatments in the run up to the big day to make sure your locks are in peak condition for your special day.

Book your wedding hair with us today!

0131 – 558 – 7777

Detox & Rejuvenate

Now that all festivities are over for another year and all our crazy new year resolution diets and fitness plans have began, It’s time to think about Detoxing & Rejuvenating your hair & scalp.

Introducing the new & improved Nioxin for thinning hair.

Nioxin products are specially designed for different hair types ranging from fine to medium to noticeably thinning hair. You even have a Nioxin system for color treated or chemically straightened or relaxed hair.

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Each kit comes in a 3 part system ;

Part 1 – Cleanser : Refreshing hair & Cleanse dead skin to help promote hair regrowth.

Part 2 – Scalp RevitalizerA lightweight daily volumizing conditioner that controls moisture balance. 

Part 3 – Scalp Treatment : This advanced system helps to restore thickness to hair, providing you with thicker looking, denser hair. 

Nioxin should be used daily for at least 6 weeks to see the results. You can use only the shampoos and conditioner once in 2-3 days but make sure you use the leave in scalp formula every day at night time before bed.  This can then be styled out the next morning without the worry of having to re-wash. 

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Along with a range of treatments tailored to your hair’s needs & a styling line to help you get salon styled hair no matter where you are.

Pop into the salon for a complementary consultation & start your Nioxin journey today.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

What a whirl-wind year we’ve had, from multiple award ceremonys, to in salon party evenings. We’ve had a ball and here’s some of our highlights for you all..


We took a trip to the Scottish Business Awards to a jolly down to London for the entire team to attend the Salon Business Awards with Salon Business Magazine  which are just some of our top memories. Being nominated for Best Local Salon amongst only six from UK was a massive honour and we hope to bag a win next year! At the Scottish Hair and Beauty Awards we were also blessed to win the Highly Commended Recognition Award which we were delighted with and so thankful for too.


We have also had lots going on in the salon too with the Big Hair Do in association with CreativeHEAD Magazine in September. A big party in the salon with complimentary bubbles, braid and blowdry bars and lots more. The team loved this night and it was great to meet so many friends and family of our current clients. Our festive retail event was another chance for us to get together with some mulled wine and mince pies to help you get your hair ready for the party season with desk to dancefloor looks demonstrated by our team of experts. We also used these fabulous fun evenings to give something back and each time we raised money for charities that are close to our heart. With £300 going towards the Little Princess Trust and another £300 going towards less fortunate kids across Edinburgh’s Christmas presents with Salvation Army.

Our director Dean is also in the tide line of passing his Master Colour Course with Wella and we also introduced Couture Colour in the salon to give you guys more choice and confidence in our colour skills!


We have featured in lots of magazines, newspapers and had some great blogger reviews this year that we love to share with you.


We have also had the chance to meet lots more lovely clients and create some lovely new styles for all of you. We would like to say a massive thank you for your continued support and hope to see you all again in 2018!

Lots of Love, Dean Jones Hairdressing xox

Christmas Party Looks

Christmas party season is in full swing so here’s two super simple fool proof step by steps help you get your glam on this festive season.

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Quick Glam Waves 

1. Spritz some Sebastian Stylbrid 9 through your hair to give a matte texture and add some hold

2. Use your curl wand and take small sections of hair and twist away from your face

3. Repeat this on the other side

4. Take a wide tooth comb and soften the curls to dress them out and create glam waves


5. Spray some Eimi Glam Mist to add shine and Eimi Stay Styled for hold


 Dean’s Posh Ponytail

1. Curl your hair first to give some more texture and dimension (optional – but you can use the step – by – steps above to do this)

2. Back comb all of your hair back from your face

3. Tame this a little bit by brushing gently over the top sections to add a smoother finish 

4. Pull your hair into a pony under the crown of your head

5. Tease some hair out to give texture and wrap around 1 inch of hair around your hair tie to hide this and give a sophisticated touch

then dance the night away!

Send us your selfies as we would love to see your recreations!

Our Christmas Gift Guide 2017

Christmas is quickly approaching and if you’re as unorganized as our Dean then you’ll need all the help you can get to not be out rushing around all the shops on Christmas Eve, So pop your feet up with a glass of mulled wine and let us help.



One of the most successful and innovative salon brands ever, designed so that everyone is able to create salon-professional hair masterpieces from the comfort of their own home. With our Christmas boxset’s you can treat your loved ones to their very own energy-coded pack, which includes anything from Shampoo, Conditioners, Mousses and some even contain everyone’s favourite Lux Oil! Retails from £35 – 40 and saving you 25%. Pop in and let one of Stylist’s guide you on the best pack for you.



Got that one friend who has you in total Instagram Holiday Snap Envy? This this the pack for them, with 4 minis from Silver Shampoo, Repair Conditioner, Hydrating Mask & Lux Oil all at the perfect size for traveling. Keep your hair in ace condition no matter where in the world you are. Retailing at £25, saving you 20%.


3 Clutch bag essentials for any evening on the town, Including EIMI Extra Volume Mousse, Stay Styled Hairspray & Light Oil. For volume, shine & a style that stays this pack retails at only £13.50.


The Blowdry Box

Express your styling skills to create looks inspired by catwalks with these 2 Blowdry must haves from Eimi. With heat protection & style prep this pack includes Thermal Image & Perfect Setting full size sprays. Retailing at just £14.99 meaning your receiving one product almost completely free wow!



We are also on hand creating your very own custom Christmas Gift Boxes, find out their favourite products and we’ll get them boxed and ready for you.

If products aren’t for you and you want to go the extra mile… why not treat your loved one with a Dean Jones Gift Card. Let them choose their Service or Product for themselves.




Weather Proof Your Hair This Winter

749684e7fbe7d57f5e31e4afa1f1f850Summer is a distant memory and the winter wardrobe is unboxed.. It’s this change in season that could affect your hair. So here are our top tips on how to Weatherproof & Winterproof your hair.

With the colder weather and central heating on the go your hair could start to lack moisture, This is when you need to inject your hair with as much hydration as possible, try using System Professional Hydrate Shampoo.

Baring that in mind commit to weekly deep conditioning treatments to lock the moisture by using Olaplex No3 or System Professional Repair Mask.

Central heating can drive your hair static and mad so try using a  Leave-In Conditioner to combat this electric hair eg System Professional Colour Save Bi-Phase Conditioner

Have you got your winter woolly wardrobe out yet? Fight hat hair by priming your hair before drying, to give extra hold and style memory so you just need to brush your hair right back into shape, Eimi Velvet Amplifier will help you with this or try spritzing Dry Shampoo (Eimi Dry Me) to add instant volume when on the go.

Buy a stronghold hairspray like Eimi Stay Styled to tame any fly aways and frizz  Or embrace awesome updos and posh ponys to style your hair back on those windier days.

Big Hair Do 2017

Wednesday 27th of September saw us take part in this years Big Hair Do event with Creative Head & LayeredOnline, from Braid Bars, Blowdries, Styling Stations, Consultations, Canapes, Charity Raffles, Retail Offers, Selfies, Bubbles and much much more!

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Back for their third triumphant year, Big Hair Do took 100 salons all over the UK by storm, and we were lucky enough to be one of them.

We helped raise funds for Little Princess Trust charity with some great raffle prizes and some very lucky prize winners. We managed to raise a total off …  £158 but we’re going to double it and take it to a total of £316!! So thank you for your generous donations.

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As well as demonstrating styling tool techniques, dispensing hair hacks & discussing the latest trends, we also had the fabulous Make Up Artist Heather Snowie on hand giving all her top tips and solving all your make up dilemmas.

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Complimentary Cava, canapés  and mountains of branded cupcakes helped create a party atmosphere, but not only that we also had Edinburgh’s very own Gin Queen providing us with Gin Tastings & Cocktails which went down a treat.

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We had the fabulous Alix Mcintosh around who took plenty of snaps to show off all our  glam looks from the night. All the Big Hair Do action was captured and posted on all our Social Media outlets, but head over to our Facebook page and see if you can spot yourself in the dozens of pictures and clips from the evening.

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Thank you all for taking the time come along, till next year!