Please see below our opening hours over the festive period;

Monday 14th December – 9.45am – 6pm

Tuesday 15th December – 9.45am – 6pm

Wednesday 16th December – 9am – 6pm

Thursday 17th December – 9.45am – 7.30pm

Friday 18th December – 9am – 6.45pm

Saturday 19th December – 9am – 5.15pm

Sunday 20th December – 9.45am – 6pm

Monday 21st December – 9.45am – 6pm

Tuesday 22nd December – 9.45am – 6pm

Wednesday 23rd December – 9am – 6.45pm

Thursday 24th December – 9am – 5pm

Friday 25th December – Salon Closed

Saturday 26th December – Salon Closed

Sunday 27th December – Salon Closed

Monday 28th December – Salon Closed

Tuesday 29th December – Salon Closed

Wednesday 30th December – Salon Closed

Thursday 31st December – Salon Closed

Friday 1st January 2021 – Salon Closed

Saturday 2nd January – Usual working hours commence

We’ve missed you and cannot wait to welcome you back! As we prepare to reopen safely in line with current Government guidelines, we’ve got a few important updates to let you know about ahead of your appointment. Please take a minute to read them!

The safety, security and wellbeing of our team and clients is our number one priority, which means that when we reopen, we will be implementing some new measures and safeguards for both our clients and the team. Here’s what you can expect:

🧹 We have completed a deep clean of both salons and made some changes to the layout to ensure social distancing can be observed.
📏  Styling sections have been separated and markings on the floor will assist with social distancing. Workstations will be assigned to one member of the team each day, with only alternate chairs being used.
💁‍♀️ Screens have been installed at reception and at our nail bars, to ensure that both you and the team are protected. 
⏱ Unfortunately, our waiting area will be closed so there is no issue with self-distancing – with this in mind, please arrive promptly for your appointment.
👥 We will limit and manage capacity in the salons to help support social distancing.
✋ Hand sanitiser will be available throughout the salons. Please use them when you arrive and as you move around the salon.
🧥 Our cloakroom will be available, however we ask that you bring as little as possible with you to your appointment.
😷 You will be issued with a facemask at the cloakroom on arrival. If you wish to bring your own PPE, we welcome this as it will help reduce waste and support our sustainability measures. All team members will also be wearing visors and gloves where necessary.
🧖‍♀️ During your appointment, you will be given either a freshly-laundered gown and towel (these will not be reused and will be laundered at 60°) or a fully compostable disposable gown.
✂️ We have always maintained stringent hygiene matters, but would like to assure you that now more than ever, each workstation will be cleansed thoroughly between clients, as will our hair tools.
💁‍♀️ You will be greeted by one of our front of house team when you arrive, who will guide you through the check-in process and answer any questions.
😷 Where possible, we ask that you come alone to your appointment in order to reduce numbers in the salon.
⏱ Please be on time for your appointment. We ask that you preferably do not come earlier and, likewise, if you are running late please contact the salon. This is because we cannot have congestion in the reception and salon. We may also be running late on occasion, and as our waiting area is closed we ask that you please bear with us if we ask you to come in 10 minutes later than your scheduled time.
📱In line with current guidelines, there will be no physical magazines in the salon. We have subscribed to an online magazine service, but we also invite you to bring along your smartphone/tablet.
🥤 We will be offering a limited selection of refreshments in disposable and biodegradable cups. 
💳 Your bill will, where possible, be settled before the completion of your services, to avoid congestion at the reception desk

● We politely request that you notify the salon at least 48 hours prior to your booking if you wish to cancel or reschedule. 

● If you are feeling unwell please do not attend your appointment.

● If you are over 65 or vulnerable, we will do our best to accommodate you with the first appointment in the morning, or last appointment in the evening wherever possible. If you wish to take advantage of this option, please make it clear to our receptionist when booking. 

We’re committed to helping you get back to your best as soon as we can, but together we need to be realistic! So, with that in mind…
➡️  As a substantial time has passed since your last appointment, please note that it may take more than one visit to get your desired colour results – particularly where there is substantial regrowth or home colour to work with.  
➡️  Please remember that we operate a no-judgement policy. Don’t be embarrassed about roots, regrowth or anything you’ve done at home with cuts or colours. It is better for us to be prepared and to know what has been done to the hair, so please just let us know. 

If you have any concerns regarding your hair and/or your appointment, please contact the salon either via telephone on 01226 244809 or 0113 2469162 or via email at

We are hoping to welcome you all back in to the salon very soon <3

Robert Eaton, Creative Director at Russell Eaton salons in Leeds and Barnsley, has been announced as a nominee for the converted Hairdresser’s Journal British Hairdresser of the Year title, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional.  As the current title holder, it is the second consecutive year for Robert to be nominated by his peers and top tier hair experts for what can only be described as the hair industry’s ultimate accolade.

Joining Robert is an impressive line-up of the country’s best known and loved hairdressers, who will now compete for the title of HJ’s British Hairdresser of the Year 2020.

Commenting on his nomination, Robert said, “Winning the award last year was an incredible moment and real highlight in my career. I’m delighted to be nominated once again British Hairdresser of the Year, alongside the brilliant line-up for 2020.”

As the Creative Director at Russell Eaton salons, Robert Eaton is one of the nation’s most dynamic hairdressers. Robert has been recognised in the British Hairdressing Awards Hall of Fame twice, for winning both the titles of Schwarzkopf Professional Colour Technician of the Year and North Eastern Hairdresser of the Year three times each. Robert is also Vice-President of the Fellowship for British Hairdressing.

“Each of the 10 nominees bring their own unique artistic flair and creative edge to hairdressing and it is for this that they have received a nomination for the title. We are delighted to see such diversity of skill represented at this highest level and continue to celebrate our enduring, and yet fresh and unique, partnership with HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards,” commented Schwarzkopf Professional general manager, Julian Crane.

To be in with a chance of winning the title of HJ’s British Hairdresser of the Year, Robert must now create a hair collection that showcases his technical expertise, creative flair, and overall artistic vision. These images will be judged by a panel of industry experts before announcing the winner at an awards ceremony on Monday 30th November 2020 at JW Marriott Grosvenor House, Park Lane, unless advised otherwise.

Executive Director of Hairdressers Journal International, Jayne Lewis Orr, said, “Since its launch in 1985, the British Hairdresser of the Year title has been the most coveted and sought-after in the hairdressing industry, resulting in global recognition.  Our sponsorship partner Schwarzkopf Professional has also been part of this incredible journey since the Award’s inception, and together we celebrate the many levels of its success.  The winners’ clearly gain enormous notoriety and acclaim; product ranges have been launched, TV careers established; businesses grown but above all, it continues to play a huge role in raising standards across our industry giving creative inspiration and demonstrating boundaries are there to be pushed.”

For further details on HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional visit

HJ’s 2020 British Hairdresser of the Year nominees:

Adam Reed, session stylist and salon owner, a colourful, skilful character bridging consumer and hairdressing worlds

Angelo Seminara, four times winner and one of the most captivating and original hair stylists of our time

Cos Sakkas, third time nominee, an artistic talent and a legend within Toni & Guy

Darren Ambrose, previous British Hairdresser of the Year winner 2015, a leader within session styling and hairdressing alike

Errol Douglas, MBE, honoured by Her Majesty the Queen for services to hairdressing, multiple award winner and hairdressing superstar

Eugene Souleiman, no words other than Eugene is a session stylist extraordinaire

Gary Hooker and Michael Young, (Hooker & Young) 12th consecutive nomination of British Hairdressers of the Year and hairdressing’s most famous duo, stage-stars, creative inspiration and talented educators 

Richard Ashforth, first time nomination, well renowned in the hairdressing industry for his directional, forward thinking ideas, his belief in simplicity and commitment to beauty

Robert Eaton, current British Hairdresser of the Year 2019 and one of the most current and renowned colourists of the moment

Sally Brooks, two times winner of British Hairdresser of the Year (2017 & 2018), Sally is a global star, and a national hero following her hairdressing documentary that is reaching educationalists and parents across the UK

A bit about the process: Nominated by their peers on their professional reputation, vision and trend setting skills as well as their ability to promote and be an ambassador for British hairdressing across the globe.

What they do next: Create a representative collection of their work which will be judged in September 2020 by up to 100 of their peers along with hair and beauty journalists and influencers. 

When will the winner be revealed? The title of HJ’s British Hairdresser of the Year has been significant in the journeys of many hairdressing household names including Trevor Sorbie, John Frieda, Anthony Mascolo, Nicky Clarke, Charles Worthington, Beverley C and Andrew Barton.  We shall find out who joins this elite bastion of hairdressers at this year’s British Hairdressing Awards on 30th November 2020 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, a JW Marriott Hotel.  

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, 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

Here at Russell Eaton, we are unbelievably proud and grateful to all of the the key workers and incredible NHS staff working tirelessly each day for our community and country during the coronavirus pandemic. 

We want to give something back and show our support and appreciation for the doctors, nurses and all the other NHS staff who are on the front line along with all key workers.

We would like you to nominate your #HealthCareHero or #LocalLegendsfor a bespoke makeover with us, once the salon doors are open again. 

As well as all the NHS staff and #HealthCareHeroes our giveaway includes #LocalLegends that you feel have done something special for your community during the coronavirus pandemic and deserves a treat. Whether that be your local teacher, farmer, neighbour, butcher, baker, a family member, the list is endless. Let us know their story as to why they are your #LocalLegend

To give your #HealthCareHero or #LocalLegends a chance to win simply send us an email to or visit our Facebook page or our instagram page with their name, what job they do and why you think they deserve a special treat.

 All our winners will be picked at random.

To all the NHS staff and their families: a heartfelt thank you from all the team at Russell Eaton 🌈💙

@wellahairuk @greatlengthsuk @opinailsuk

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

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