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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

Colours of 2019

We were honoured that Great Lengths has teamed up with our own colour king Robert Eaton to create the brand’s hot news campaign Colours of 2019.

Dream team

To celebrate the introduction of six new Great Lengths shades, Robert and his team have created a series of videos showcasing the colours with different styles. The videos will be released throughout 2019, along with a full length film that showcases all of the new colours and looks.

Inspired by the new brand direction, Colours of 2019 was created to explore current fashion trends, while also showcasing the quality and performance of the 100% natural and ethically sourced Great Lengths extensions. Particular attention is given to demonstrating the variety of shades on offer to salons, giving them the freedom to create beautiful transformations with a seamless blend.


Hair: Robert Eaton at Russell Eaton Hair (IG: robertjeaton / @russelleatonhair); Jade Norman at Russell Eaton Hair – (IG: @jadeflonormanx); Kate Bulger at Russell Eaton Hair – (IG: knb.hair); Danielle Walker at Great Lengths; Louise Jenkins at Great Lengths. Make up: Sally Rowe (IG @sallyrowemua)

Robert Eaton, Creative Director at Russell Eaton salons in Leeds and Barnsley, has been announced as a nominee for HJ’s coveted British Hairdresser of the Year title, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional.

Despite his previous industry successes, this is the first time Robert has been nominated for what can only be described as the ultimate accolade within the hair industry. Robert joins a start-studded 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 2019.

Robert’s carer started in 1996 when he joined his father, Russell Eaton, in the family’s Barnsley salon as an apprentice. Robert’s skills and dedicated saw him rapidly rise to become one of the most respected names in the hairdressing industry. Robert opened the family’s second salon, in Leeds, in 2012 which has become a destination salon and spa offering the ultimate hair and beauty experience. The Eaton family have been in hairdressing for over 40 years, with Robert regularly working alongside his award-winning sister, Isobel Eaton.

To be judged for 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 in September with the winner being announced at the awards ceremony to be held at Grosvenor House Hotel, London, in November 2019.

Commenting on his nominations, Robert said, “This is the biggest award in hairdressing, and I am so honoured to have been nominated for it. For my peers to look at my work and see its value, is an incredible feeling – in truth, I can’t stop smiling. Thank you to them and I cannot wait to start developing my 2019 collection for the judges; a big task but also a brilliant one.”

2019 nominees:

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

Sally Brooks, British Hairdresser of the Year for the second year in a row, Sally is making her title work for hairdressing with her ‘The journey to my destination’ film that is reaching educationalists and parents across the UK

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

Robert Eaton, one of the most current and renowned colourists, stylists and trichologists of the moment

Gary Hooker & Michael Young, hairdressing’s most famous duo, stage-stars, creative inspiration and talented educators  

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

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

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

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

Each of the 9 nominees bring their own unique artistic flair and creative edge to hairdressing and it is for this that they have received 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 HJs British Hairdressing Awards.Commented Schwarzkopf Professional general manager, Julian Crane.

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 2019 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 25th November 2019 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, a JW Marriott Hotel. 

Last word: 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 Awards inception, and together we celebrate the many levels of its success.  The winnersclearly 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.



An extreme hair transformation is a bold and empowering move. So what motivates us to make the change? We’ll talk to friends and be inspired by influencers, but ultimately there is one person who can convince us to say yes – our colourist. With Wella Professionals WELLAPLEX, bold changes are now possible with an exclusive technology that means you can now say yes to colour and no to compromise.

Being adventurous with our hair is not a decision we take lightly – Wella Professionals’ collective of stylists tell us that hair damage is the key concern of their client. In fact, today only 50% of women who want to enhance their beauty are colouring their hair. We want to have the freedom to dare with our hair, but worry about the effect it will have on the condition of our hair so are hesitant to make the change. It takes our stylist to provide the ultimate reassurance and convince us to say yes, because only our stylist understands the power of the science to give peace of mind when it comes to hair damage.

Wella Professionals WELLAPLEX introduces that science with Opti pH System, an exclusive technology that helps to reconstruct inner hair bonds for stronger hair** and is the best partner of Wella Professionals colour products, whilst ensuring perfect lightening and colour results. The collection consists of 3 new products: No1 Bond Maker, which helps to create bonds within the hair during lightening or colour services; No2 Bond Stabilizer further strengthens the bonds, re-balances pH and strengthens the hair structure after chemical treatment; both of these products are used in the salon during a colour service. No3 Hair Stabilizer is for use at home and helps to keep the hair strong, smooth and soft until the next WELLAPLEX treatment. WELLAPLEX strengthens hair from start to finish.

The science behind the WELLAPLEX strengthening treatment, with our exclusive Opti pH System, ensures hair stays healthy throughout all stages of the coloring process. To fully benefit from the in-salon service we recommend using the No3 Hair Stabilizer at home once a week to keep hair strong between visits to the salon. Bold or subtle hair changes can be made with the assurance that hair will be healthier, flexible and more manageable, meaning you can finally colour your hair how you want and when you want.

Whether you want your transformation to be to blonde, or even pure platinum blonde; you can now say no to compromise. Due to its optimal pH, WELLAPLEX is designed to work in perfect synergy with Wella Professionals colour products and services; furthermore, it is the only product recommended for use with Wella Professionals. The end result is the colour change you have always wanted and stronger hair.

With WELLAPLEX, you can now say yes to colour.

Say yes to colour and book yourself in for an exciting colour makeover with Wella Professionals WELLAPLEX.


On Monday 4th July 2016 nearly 250 guests donned their best outfits and headed to Madison rooftop bar in St Paul’s, London in the name of the Salon Business Awards.

Talented hairdressers, members of the press, PRs and brand managers were among them as they all arrived ready to witness the unveiling of the winners.

“There were some incredible entries to choose from, but after hours of deliberation our judges decided on the deserving winners across our 12 categories,” said Salon Business Publishing Editor Jo Charlton, who presented the awards.

Salon Business Awards selfies flooded social networks and our dedicated TV set, while guests waited in suspense of the award announcement. There were also delicious canapés and champagne, with networking number one on the agenda.

Once all the winners were named, it was time to celebrate each and every finalist and winner. DJ and saxophonist Brendan Mills hit the decks, while bite size fish and chips, braised beef and button masala kept hunger levels at bay, leaving happy hairdressers to hit the dance floor.

Creative Salon Of The Year (Sponsored by TIGI)

Russell Eaton

Regular Trims

You may be one of the 90% of brides-to-be who are growing their hair, but regular trims (every 6 weeks minimum) will allow it to grow in a more healthy way. Think about it; the ends of your hair have endured years of heat styling and colour treatments.

Pass the Protein

You’re probably watching what you eat for the sake of your dress, but a healthy diet can have an amazing effect on your hair too. A protein rich diet ensures shine, hair is made of protein so the more you eat, the better it will look. Add lean meats, nuts, seeds, fish and cottage cheese to your diet. Because the body digests protein best and uses it most efficiently in the morning, what better reason do you need to feast on poached eggs with a side of spinach for breakfast?

Prime Protection 

You’ve heard the one about smothering your hair with a UV protector before you hit the beach to ward off frizz, flyaways, damage and dullness with Kerasaste Ciment Thermique (£21.50) you can add that heat protection to your hair. Also chuck out your hairdryer nozzle and turn down the heat on all of your stylers six weeks before the big day to benefit from enhanced shine and condition. Just because your straighteners can go up to 300 degrees doesn’t mean they have to.

Treat your scalp too

OK, so it doesn’t sound very glamorous, but healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp. System Professional balance scalp lotion (£22) massaged into the scalp will stimulate circulation and encourage stronger hair with less breakage. Just make sure you rinse thoroughly – one excuse for another round of massage.

Make it Shine

Shiny hair makes you look younger – fact! The problem is pollution, plus everyday brushing, curling and straightening which threatens to de-bling your locks unless you take some in-shower precautions. At least once a week, after a helping of shine enhancing shampoo, load on a deep conditioning mask. Robert Eaton suggests Kerastase Masquintense £29.50 – “Target your lengths – especially older tips, to add strength and shine.”

Gently does it

It all hangs on the way you dry it, so don’t rub hair briskly on a rough towel. Treat yourself to a super-absorbent towel to blot away excess water, then carefully de-tangle it with a tangle teezer or wide toothed comb, starting at the ends and only moving higher once tangles are free. Let it air dry for as long as possible before firing up your hair dryer.

Pop a pill

Up to 80% of women will suffer hair loss at some point. With stress amongst the major triggers, if you’re in the midst of wedding planning, some reparative measures may be in order. We’re a big fan of supplements that promote hair growth and lustre. But to really see a difference, you need to start taking them at least six months before. We recommend taking Viviscal which is a scientifically formulated food supplement that helps maintain normal healthy hair growth from within.  We are now stocking Viviscal please ask in salon for more information.

Colour me pretty

The benefits of colouring your hair just keep rolling in, uninvited-to-the wedding greys get sent packing. It adds thickness, and a lot of colourants are so loaded with enhanced conditioners that they leave your hair softer, stronger and more manageable. Trials are non-negotiable, starting six months before the big day to avoid your fiance wondering who the stranger in the white dress is, heading his way. A lot of brides want to explore change which isn’t always the best idea, rather than go for a radical change, go subtle and favour one that enhances skin tone and eye colour to deliver the most stunning version of you.

Wear a Scrunchie

No, really! Not only will you be the epitome of a style icon, but if you wear your hair up a lot, it won’t cause damage the way elastics do. A new trend is ‘invisobbles’ which are available at most retailers, plastic coils that don’t leave kinks should you decide to swish your hair loose in public. While we’re on the subject of being glamorous, spend a little of your budget on a silk pillowcase. Not only will it ward off wrinkles, your hair is less likely to break as you toss and turn worrying over the seating plan.

Try a co-wash

The newest kid on the beauty block is the cleansing conditioner, the idea is that you skip shampooing for a dose of foam free cleanser instead. You save money on shampoo and still score clean, thicker looking hair. Perfect if you are a fan of boho texture, not so much if your a gleam queen. Still you may find that your hair needs less washing, which is a bonus as far as expensive colour fade goes.

A little while back, we gave you some tips on how to Eat Your Way to Healthy Hair. Today we’re kicking it up a notch with a list of foods to give you not only lustrous, strong hair, but glowing skin and sturdy, shiny nails too. Pack a few of these into your diet and you’ll be turning heads in no time.

Aronia berries

A close relative of the blueberry, aronia berries are smaller and more tart. They’re packed with more antioxidants per handful than blueberries or acai berries, giving your circulation a kick start, keeping inflammation down and even helping with acne and ageing. Pair them with oats for an added beauty-conscious boost (oats also give your hair, skin and nails strength). We love baking them into flapjacks, whizzing them up in a breakfast smoothie and sprinkling them on top of our porridge.


Lobster dinner? Don’t mind if we do! Lobster is rich in zinc, which is proven to reduce hair loss and thinning. Zinc boosts collagen levels, giving nails, hair and skin that plump, supple look, as well as facilitating quick skin renewal by keeping cell membranes healthy. Add lobster to salads and paellas to get a healthy upgrade from all those extra veggies, or simply pour over the garlic butter and get cracking!

Bell peppers

One large bell pepper contains close to 300% of your daily Vitamin C recommendation. Not only will this help with collagen production, but it’ll also help you to absorb iron properly. Iron’s essential for hair health because it helps carry nutrients and oxygen to the root. Without a good iron supply, you may notice that your hair looks drier and duller, with more breakage and split-ends. Eat them raw or flash-fry them to lock all those nutrients in.


Tahini is a paste made from toasted ground sesame seeds. It’s a key component in hummus and can be made into delicious salad dressings. Sesame seeds contain almost every type of vitamin B available from food, assisting with cell renewal and helping blood flow to the hair root and skin, boosting your glow factor and easing skin complaints like eczema and psoriasis. With a deficiency in B12, you’ll see an increase in hair loss and breakage, so make sure you stock up!

Pumpkin seeds

Often overlooked, these little guys play a huge part in cleaning and regenerating your skin and hair. They contain bags full of beauty-boosting vitamins like A and E, minerals and essential fatty acids. Toast them or add them straight to any salad or soup, or simply scoff them by the handful. Their fatty acids keep your skin and hair hydrated, minimising hair loss and breakage and boosting shine. Minerals like selenium and zinc encourage the body’s uptake of collagen and give you extra protection against pollutants and other baddies like UV rays.

Dark chocolate

Finally, some guilt-free reasons to indulge a little! The combination of vitamins and minerals found in dark chocolate (that’s calcium, iron and vitamins A, B1, C, D and E to name a few) work together to help repair dry, damaged skin, hair and nails. A square or two of the good stuff will boost hydration and add glow. Like pumpkin seeds, flavonols found in dark chocolate can help your skin protect itself from redness, sunspots and other signs of damage from UV rays. Eat your chocolate any way you like, just make sure it has at least 60% cocoa content for maximum goodness.