The new season is so close we can almost feel the warmth of those sun rays (almost). But while the current snow flurries (?!) are messing with our SS13 purchases, what we can commit to is a new hair cut or a beard trim, at least. We’ve pinned down our favourite salons (as found in the Reiss Guide) and asked how best to get groomed for the season ahead.


Neatening up that beard.

Treat your beard hair like the hair on top of your head. This means regular trims to keep it tidy and washing it with special beard shampoo and conditioner. When it’s short, an electric razor will do the trimming job for you but at a certain length it’s best to see a barber who will be able to sculpt and shape your beard by using scissors and a comb.

Murdock,18 Monmouth St, London, WC2H 9HB, 0203393 7946.


Updating your bathroom essentials.

Bag yourself quality shampoos, conditioners and treatments.  Good quality products prescribed by your stylist will contribute dramatically to getting that salon feel when at home. Some of the best salon quality products on the market are Kerastase by L'Oreal.

Stuart Holmes Hair and Beauty Spa, 5 Imperial Square, Cheltenham, GL50 1QB, 01242 220 001.


A facial for your hair.

An intense treatment every five weeks will keep your hair in tip-top condition. Restoring moisture and protein to help repair the hair from over processing, sun damage or over heat styling, the hair is prescribed a specific Aveda shampoo, and the treatment is sprayed on to damp hair. While the treatment gets to work, enjoy a head massage and when washed out, a blow dry and style will finish the treatment.

45 minutes, from £50.

Kamitaga, 1 Grand Arcade, St David's Dewi Sant, Cardiff, CF10 2ER, 02920 663 710.


The Eaton blow dry school.

Learn from expert stylists how to create and perfect your look step-by-step. The blow dry school is designed to help get the best out of styling hair at home. The session is a one-to-one appointment and feel free to bring your own products and drying equipment to help recreate your look in the comfort of your own home.

45 minutes, from £30.

Russell Eaton, 4-6 Boar Lane, Leeds, LS1 5DD, 0113 246 9162.



Early 20th Century hair.

The popularity of shows such as Mad Men and Boardwalk Empire mean hair will continue to be influenced by early 20th Century style - slicked back quiffs (think David Beckham) and undercuts (Boardwalk Empire) are going to dominate 2013.  Don’t be completely led by the trends though, make sure your haircut suits both face shape and hair type.

Player's Lounge, 161A Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH3 4LS, 0131 225 3188.


A new do.

2013 hair trends are a lot more natural-looking as we move towards spring/summer. Healthy, shiny, glossy hair is a must and big plaits and braids are a huge trend too. As for colour, think cool but subtle and sexy. Pastel hair colours will remain popular for 2013, with slices of pastel adding softness to your colour and style, while an all-over colour will dramatically change your look.

Tommy's Hair Company, 2 The Kaleyards, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 3JH, 01244 315 515.