Having a ‘hair-mare’? If you’re struggling to hide roots, wondering how to wear a grown-out look or need some product guidance, then don’t panic; we’re here to help! Schedule a call with our Hair Hotline by emailing salon.leeds@russelleatonhair.com, or sending us a DM ☎️ #HairSOS #HairHotline #HairHelp

We can offer a bespoke service to your needs and can match your colour as a part of a virtual consultation.

Here are a couple of options which we can post to you which can help with your roots on a more semi-permanent basis.

Oribe AirBrush (Available in 5 shades)

Oribe Airbrush Root Touch Up Spray is the perfect hairstyling spray for greying and coloured hair as it helps to touch up the roots and even out hair colour. It also contains rice starch which helps to quickly absorb dirt and grime. It is easy to use and dries almost instantly. Oribe Airbrush Root Touch Up Spray contains micro particles that work to quickly cover hair and give the entire shaft an even colour. It is one of the best touch-up sprays for instantly covering greying roots and grey hair so that no one need be any the wiser.

WELLA COLOR Fresh (Available in up to 18 shades)

Keep your colour as beautiful as the day it was created while adding fabulous shine with perfect gentleness.

COLOR Fresh is extremely versatile and gentle, it is a conditioning colour enhancer ideal for an in-between colour service refresh.

Here are some of the benefits os using COLOR Fresh;

  • Easy to apply
  • Quick to use – no mixing and only a 20minute develop time
  • Ammonia-free enhance with quick and easy application
  • Acidic pH formula with a conditioning vitamin complex
  • Lasts up to 10 washes
  • Up to 30% grey coverage
  • Adds depth and tone
  • Versatile shade palette with colours that fit the markets trends and your needs

From handling your grown-out roots to a whole post-lockdown makeover, we know you might already be thinking about what you want to do in your first salon appointment once we’re back. Let’s get a head-start now with a virtual consultation; a one-on-one conversation where we can assess your hair now (no judgement!) and decide on a plan of action to get you back to your best. To book your consultation, email salon.leeds@russelleatonhair.com

Here are a few ideas on how to look after your hair at home…

Give you hair a rest – For many of our clients daily styling and blow-drying can have a very drying and damaging affect on your hair. Why not use this time to really give it a rest.
Think about using a treatment every few days and try the products you may have bought but never really had the time to use or try properly. Giving your hair a well-deserved pamper can help to revitalise not only your hair but also your scalp.

Experiment with your natural texture – Many people spend hours smoothing and straightening natural waves and curls away, now is the perfect opportunity to experiment with texture and styling your hair in new ways.
If you can create a great look with your natural movement and texture then do it, there has never been a better time to try a new style! Natural waves and curls are a big trend at the moment, so embrace it. You could always ask your stylist for help and advice on how to make the most of you natural hair. We are always happy to hear from clients, but even more so at the moment. So reach out to your stylist – it’s a great way to stay in touch and make the most of their expertise. 

How can I disguise my roots? –This can be a very frustrating problem for many people at the moment. My advice would always be to first ask your colourist for any tips or advice on what will work best for your individual hair type and style. After all they know your hair better than anyone.Root touch up cosmetic sprays, powder and mascara type brushes can be a great help. Products like Wella Colour Fresh can be great too as these are true semi-permeant colours that can match the in salon shade you may have at any Wella salon. They can blend grey hair and soften the root until you get chance to get back in to the salon. Always speak to your colourist if you are considering using any other products. With so many different types of products on the market it can be very confusing.  It is also worth bearing in mind that a quick home dye can take years to grow out and many visits to the salon to correct it if anything goes wrong.

We shared this statement with our clients as there has been so much talk recently in the media about home hair colour and dealing with those annoying roots!
Let’s talk about hair colour, we know the power of it!
So we also know that the thought of not knowing when you can get back in to the salon might be causing our clients some concern. We want to talk to you openly and honestly about home colour, the potential reactions it can cause and the unexpected, uneven results you might experience. 
It is possible to do many things to your hair at home, with such a huge range of products now accessible online the options are out there for everyone. We want to just take a minute to explain why, we as professional, highly trained colourists are so worried about clients taking this time to try out home colour. 
We have seen home colouring cause massive amounts of damage, which can take years to grow out. The chemicals used in hair colour can cause severe reactions on the scalp and to the hair texture itself, in the worst cases these can cause long lasting scars and irritation to the skin.
We know our clients completely understand that what our team offers is way above and beyond anything that can be achieved with a home colour. Box colours primarily just offer a cover all options, selecting the right tone to use and getting exactly the result you are looking for is very unlikely. 
Maybe stop and think for a moment if you’d rather work with the roots or an all over colour that’s not what you wanted. We are very aware that it might seem a tempting short term solution, so all we can say is if you are considering using any of these products think carefully about what you are doing and the look you are hoping to achieve.
If you are still considering it then please get it touch and talk it through with us, it’s so important to us that you have all the information before you do anything and we are more than happy to chat to you about it, we’ve got the time!
Your colourist knows your hair and will be able to give y
ou honest advice and guidance on the effects of a home colour, they will also have some great tips on disguising and working with your regrowth.

Work with your colour – can I return to their natural hair colour?This is definitely something for a colourist to help you with as the transition from built up colour can take many months and even years to grow out. It also really depends on what you are hoping to achieve – for example growing out colour to go grey/white or just back to your natural colour.

In salon services that can help include a colour cleansing/detox. This is where colour is gently removed from hair over what is usually a long salon appointment time followed by replacing it with a colour close to your natural colour.

You could also work from permanent colour to semi permanent colour so that eventually you have a much softer regrowth line. When going back to your natural colour that is now white or grey, it is important to think about colour placement.  We often use expertly placed highlights that tones to a pale ash shade to help blend the natural colour to the old colour you are wanting to remove/ grow out. 

Grey hair has never been more fashionable, with the Grombre trend – positively allowing your grey hair to flourish and become part of your style – now a global phenomenon.

Grombre – This is a community of women dedicated to celebrating the natural phenomenon of grey/silver/white hair on the everyday woman or man. This trend has been developing for a few years now and it is very much about embracing your greys, and really enhancing your natural colour. Age-inclusivity has finally blossomed in the beauty industry, which means individuals are not only dying their hair a fashion-forward silver, but are really working with and enhancing natural grey hairs too. This tends to work best when you have a strong placement of white or grey hair rather than just a sprinkling and it is very important to work with your colourist to try to get the hairline as light as your natural grey. You may also want to consider cutting your hair, the more existing colour that is cut out will expose the natural colour and grey

Some advice I would offer is to bear in mind all colour changes / corrections take time and are rarely achieved in one salon visit. When you see hair transformations on celebrities or on social media they are often create the impression that anything is possible, sometimes you have to be patient and grow colour out with time and care.

A final message: Support your salon, keep in touch with your stylist/colourist and help them bounce back when their business is open again. I promise you’ll be welcomed back without any sense of judgement or ‘hair shame’.


After further information regarding lifting lockdown restrictions we have been made aware that salons are to remain closed until the 4th of July at the earliest. 

We appreciate this a trying time for everyone but we ask that you please support us and wait for us to welcome you back into the salon when it is safe to do so. 

We are missing doing what we love; being creative and making you all feel wonderful.

We are working hard behind the scenes to ensure that the health and safety of our team and clients are our top priority for when we re-open. We will be implementing enhanced safety measures and more information on these measures will be released closer to our re-opening date. 

We have a waiting list for both salons and if you wish to be added to that list please contact us.

We have temporarily disabled our online bookings for now however we are still here for you and if you have any queries, are wanting any advice or would just like to chat we are contactable via email at salon.leeds@russelleatonhair.com.

So until we meet again, take care, stay safe and embrace those roots!

Team Eaton x

With the continued impact of the Coronavirus, following the Governments recent advice and in order to to aid the measures that are in place to reduce the spread of Covid-19 it is with a heavy heart that we have taken the decision that as of today, Saturday 21st March we will be closing our salons temporarily. 
Our primary concern is to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all of our clients and staff.

We are very sorry for any inconvenience that this has caused but we must all come together to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. We thank you for your patience, understanding and support during these extremely difficult times for us all.

We want to THANK YOU for the incredible support you have shown us during this time. These moments of adversity have brought all the members of our Eaton family closer together in so many ways and we hope that you feel as proud as we do, to be part of such a supportive community. 

We would also like to thank our team who have pulled together, supported each other, kept calm and delivered their best during this challenging time ❤️

Whilst it might not be possible to visit our salon in person, you can contact us via email for any enquiries or queries you may have, and we are going to stay in touch on social media so look out for our posts!

We wish you and your loved ones good health and we will keep you updated with all the latest information referring to the salon reopening. 

As always, we want to thank you for your ongoing support and we cannot wait to welcome you back in to the salon as soon as that is safely possible. 

Team Eaton x

Strictly Come Dancing Star, Dianne Buswell, looks more glamorous than ever, following a full head application of fiery red Great Lengths pre-bonded hair extensions.

Dianne attended Leeds based hair salon, Russell Eaton, to have her Great Lengths hair extensions applied for added length and volume. Stephanie Fielding, the Great Lengths Certified Extensionist who applied Dianne’s extensions, said: “Great Lengths pre-bonded hair extensions are perfect for Dianne. Great Lengths are ideal for adding more depth and vibrancy to Dianne’s fiery red colour, as well as giving her more volume and a bit more length. Due to her profession, her hair is continuously being styled and heat is applied 2 -3 times a day. The extensions also give a bit more protection to Dianne’s natural hair, acting like a mini barrier and minimalizing how much heat does come in to contact with her hair. 

Knowing Dianne has more confidence when her hair looks amazing is fantastic.  For me, there is no better feeling in the world than seeing an instant transformation with Great Lengths.”


Image of Dianne before Great Lengths

Established over 25 years ago, Great Lengths’ premium quality human hair extensions can now be found in over 60 countries across the world. The finished product is of the highest quality – available in a vast selection of glossy tones and lengths, and suitable for all hair types. Focusing on quality, all Great Lengths hair is 100% human and ethically sourced. 

An avid wearer of Great Lengths, Dianne spoke about how Great Lengths have answered all her hair needs. She said: “I have worn Great Lengths for quite a while now. They’re so easy to wear and style, plus I can never feel the bonds in my hair which has been a problem in the past with other hair extensions.

“Because I’m a professional dancer, I’m required to wear my hair in different styles for each show. Luckily, my Great Lengths don’t cause the stylists to struggle to create the requested looks, if anything, the extra hair helps!”

Speaking about her overall look, Dianne said: “I’m definitely a rock chick, hence the bright red hair. I’m naturally brunette, however, I feel my current hair colour reflects my personality and style best. People know me for my hair, therefore it’s extremely important to me. If my hair isn’t looking good, I don’t feel myself.”


Image of Dianne after having Great Lengths applied

With dancing comes a huge amount of styling. So, how does Dianne keep her hair in tiptop condition? She revealed: “The Great Lengths Medium Oval paddle brush! It’s amazing. Honestly, I can’t use anything else. The Medium Oval paddle brush helps keep my extensions in amazing condition.

Speaking about Dianne’s finished look, Louise Jenkins, Great Lengths Education and Creative Manager, said: “Dianne’s fiery red hair is so beautiful and daring, and her look is even more enhanced with Great Lengths which adds more depth to the colour as well as thickness and a little more length.  We offer a wide range of colours including 41 base shades, 22 fashion colour, and balayage and root stretch colours also. There really is a shade to suit everyone and as Great Lengths are 100% human hair they can be coloured as well.’

If you’re looking to add length and thickness like Dianne, Great Lengths pre-bonded hair extensions could be the perfect solution, lasting between 3-5 months following the correct maintenance and aftercare.

Call our salons in Leeds or Barnsley for a consultation on how our extension experts can enhance your hair in both length and thickness and with colour.


We know it can feel like a hassle to come into the salon 48 hours before your appointment for a skin test. However, this small step is vitally important in protecting your health. Although rare, allergic reactions to chemicals in hair dye can happen. We have seen evidence that people are developing new allergies in recent years. Even if you have been dying your hair for years you could still be affected. While some minor reactions just cause irritation, more severe allergic responses can lead to swelling, inflammation and anaphylaxis. In some extreme cases, people have even lost their lives as a result.

Russell Eaton Salons are committed to putting the safety of our clients first. The danger from hair dye can be completely eliminated by our simple colour sensitivity test, trialling the product on your skin 48 hours prior to any hair colour service. Unfortunately we will not perform a colour service if we have any doubts about the result of your skin test. Whilst the risk of an allergic reaction is small and very rare, we want to completely eradicate the threat.

Our expert colourists are thoroughly trained to apply colour products safely and always respect the manufacturers instructions. If you have any concerns regarding a colour sensitivity test please let us know and we will do our best to assist you. We carry a number of the most current advances in colour technologies, including PPD and ammonia-free products. If you have any questions or concerns, please ask your stylist for more information. Please be aware that there is a difference between sensitivity and an allergic reaction to PPD or other hair dye ingredients.


Sensitivity may cause contact dermatitis symptoms, such as;

  • Burning and stinging
  • Red and dry skin
  • Inflamed skin 

Allergic reaction

If you’re allergic to hair dye, your symptoms can range from mild to serious. If you’re allergic to PPD, your scalp and face may feel itchy and start to swell. PPD may also trigger symptoms throughout your body, such as itching, a nettle rash and generally feeling ill. These symptoms may not develop until hours, or even days, later.

A severe allergic reaction that develops within minutes is called anaphylaxis, or “anaphylactic shock”. Signs of anaphylaxis include:

  • itchy skin or a raised, red skin rash 
  • swollen eyes, lips, hands and feet – the eyelids can swell so much that the eyes close 
  • feeling lightheaded or faint 
  • swelling of the mouth, throat or tongue, which can cause breathing and swallowing difficulties 
  • wheezing 
  • tummy pain, nausea and vomiting 
  • collapsing and becoming unconscious

For any more information please visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/hair-dye-reactions/

Since every haircut is different, it makes sense that certain styles will work better on some people than they do on others. But if you’re wondering why your best friend can pull off a hair cut that would look utterly atrocious on you, it could simply be down to their face shape! Face shapes play a big role in what works and what doesn’t work for your look, with every face shape, comes a number of cuts and styles that will help to emphasise your best features, while downplaying your less flattering ones!

We’ve put together a simple guide to enable you to find the perfect haircut for your face shape.


Robert Eaton develops latest must-have technique for hair colouring

Award-winning colourist and Creative Director of Russell Eaton salon Leeds, Robert Eaton, has developed the newest and most in demand colouring technique to tackle greying and aging hair.

Robert noticed a demand for men and women wanting to age gracefully, embracing the natural process of their hair colour changes, while still retaining a youthful edge. With 20 years’ experience in the business, Robert has pioneered the Deluxe Regrowth technique.

Deluxe Regrowth is the ultimate hair colour experience combing the latest technology in hair colour with Robert’s unique technique. Deluxe Regrowth involves colouring the hairline a lighter shade to help disguise the re-growth line of aging hair that has lost its pigment, making the transition into the rest of the hair colour more seamless and natural. This process helps the overal effect of the hair colour have a much longer lasting look, without any sudden appearances of harsh re-growth lines.

The benefits for clients is that as the overall look lasts longer, the time between appointments for touch ups is also longer, saving them both time and money. It’s been a massive hit with my clients.” States Robert

The Deluxe Regrowth system also use the very latest in hair colour technology giving high performance colour without PPD and PDT, a revolutionary new concept in professional hair colour only. Using technologies free from PPD and PDT helps reduce the risk of developing allergies to hair colour, making it safer for clients.