Macleod Bradley Hair Salon

Charging by time, why and how does it work…..

"Some things take longer than others,”
Helen Bradley.
Salon Owner
Hairdresser blow drying woman hair with round brush

At macleodbradley we have let go of a traditional fixed price list and instead we put ‘time’ at the heart of everything we do. 

So to receive a tailored quote all we need to get us started, is a conversation…

By listening to your style ideas and understanding how you want to feel and what it is your individual hair needs, we then tailor your appointment time with your Stylist to suit you. 

Having a consultation, a discussion and receiving a tailored quote means that once your appointment time is agreed and booked you can relax in the knowledge that there will be no surprise additional costs and we will never charge more than the quoted time, even if we run over. 

We always invite you to arrive early to relax and enjoy a drink before your appointment should you so wish. We have created a space to relax and unwind, and for you to feel well looked after.  

With charging a guest by the hour for a service, it’s important to understand that the duration of the service can vary based on several factors unique to each client. 

Some things take longer than others

Appointments for extensive colour changes, major restyles and additional treatments at macleodbradley are booked accordingly to the time your Stylist will need to help achieve the look you truly want. 

Here’s an easy explanation as to how and why we charge by the hour:

  • Hair Length: The length of your hair plays a significant role in the time required for a hair colour service. Longer hair usually requires more time to apply the colour evenly and thoroughly.
  • Hair Thickness: The thickness of your hair affects the amount of colour product needed and the time it takes for the colour to process. Thicker hair may require more colour and additional time to ensure optimal results.
  • Desired Colour Effect: Achieving specific colour effects, such as highlights, balayage, or creative colouring, may involve more time and precision. These techniques often require meticulous application and multiple steps, contributing to the overall time needed.
  • Colour Correction: If you have previously coloured your hair or if you want a significant change in colour, it might involve colour correction. Correcting uneven tones or removing unwanted pigments can be a complex and time-consuming process.

Colouring hair can often take much longer than a maintenance cut & blow-dry. Our Stylists are all fully qualified  and hourly rates range from £55-£75 per hour and are inclusive or all the best in industry products and colour treatments that your hair needs.  

The good news is that our experienced team of Stylists are experts in helping you to determine the amount of time you will need with us. 

Charging by the hour allows us to dedicate the necessary time and attention to detail, ensuring high-quality results. It also accounts for the expertise and skill of our stylists, who are committed to delivering exceptional service. Rest assured that our goal is to provide you with beautiful and long-lasting hair that meets your expectations.

Macleod Bradley Hair Salon

39 Lapwing Lane
West Didsbury
M20 2NT


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