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Olaplex is here ! 
We now have this incredible, groundbreaking, new hair repair process
that actually rebuilds and mends the hair.
See our news section for details


At architecthair we aim to go the extra mile in providing for the individual needs of all our customers, so here you can always expect great hairdressing as well as attentive, personalised and friendly service.

We want all of our customers to feel very special, relaxed and at home in our beautiful salon.

At architecthair we strive to give great value for money, allocating longer appointments than most salons so we are able to dedicate more time to creating great looks and advising our clients. Our senior stylists are highly skilled & experienced and because we invest heavily in education you will find that all of our team members are at the top of their game, both creatively and technically. We only use the highest quality products to ensure colours last longer and hair stays in better condition.

Personal recommendation means a lot to us, so if after visiting us you like your hair and want to tell your friends about the great service you’ve had, we’ll reward both you and your friend with a lovely 20% off your next service, ask in the salon for full details…

Services & Prices


Please feel free to call in for a complimentary consultation where our friendly, professional stylists will listen to your needs and happily discuss your hair in detail.
We dedicate longer appointments so we can achieve the perfect cut, colour or texture to suit your personality,  lifestyle, face-shape and skin tones.

We also offer 25% discount to full time students every weekday, *discount on one service only.




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 The introduction of Olaplex has revolutionised what is possible in a single visit to our salon, allowing us to work with hair that is damaged by other colour processes. We can now offer appointments that allow us to process the hair more without compromising the condition giving our clients stunning results. If you have hair that is damaged, over coloured or you are just not happy with the colour, condition or cut call and speak to one of our team and we can organise a time for you to have an in depth consultation and patch test where we can discuss your cut, colour and condition in full.

Olaplaex service from £30.00

At architecthair we are renowned for our creative and corrective colour work, the prices above are as a guide only, there are as many colour techniques and variants as there are people so please call in or book for a complimentary consultation where we can give an exact quote.

For the safety and protection of all our clients we must insist on performing a patch test on all full colours, for this reason we suggest having a personal consultation before the day of your colour process.


Architect hair choose to work with Raccoon International the UK’s number one brand for premier hair extensions.

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Hair extensions can give you instant texture style and length without the need for chemicals, Whether you choose a look from the catwalk or red carpet, volume, length and colour are easily achieved! Our highest quality extensions can last up to six months in one application with maintenance and still be reused after that

If you would like to discuss having extensions call the salon to book your consultation, your stylist will talk you through our fabulous  system that we (and our clients!) feel looks and behaves like natural hair. During the consultation they will discuss the blend of colours, the length, quality of the hair and necessary home care regime giving you a quote, so with a deposit it’s possible you could be walking out of the salon the very next day with longer thicker hair!

Our expert extension stylist  will apply your extensions whilst you relax in our salon, it takes a while so we will keep you happy with refreshments, magazines and happy chatting, we also have an agreement  with our neighbouring coffee shop and can order in their delicious sandwiches and cakes for you!

To make sure that you are totally happy with your new hair your stylist will  book your first wash and blow dry back at the salon, you’ll also get styling hints and aftercare advice!!

A Few Questions……

How discreet are hot bonded extensions?
Hot Bonded hair extensions are transparent and really small – no larger than an uncooked grain of rice! Unlike pre-bonded extensions your stylist blends the colour and matches it to the natural texture of your hair, giving you fabulous, believable extensions that match and enhance your natural hair texture. Hair can easily  be worn up with out the bonds showing.

What about the colour?
The Raccoon system that Architect chose is a loose hair system that allows our stylists to blend the hair to match your natural hair colour exactly, equally the extensive palette of colours can give highlights, lowlights and stunning fashion looks can also subtly add volume to fine and thinning hair, colour to accentuate fashion looks and movement to straight hair.

What lengths and textures can I choose?
Our extensions can add fabulous glamorous length and amazing volume, it can also subtly add volume to fine and thinning hair, colour to accentuate fashion looks and movement to straight hair.

What are the costs?
Architect chose to use the Raccoon system because its the best, if you’re looking for cheap you wont find it at Architect however if you are looking for the best quality hair that can be used again and again you’ve come to the right place! During your consultation your stylist will assess your needs, plan your new look, talk you through the care and maintenance routine and give you a quotation, if you decide to go ahead we will take a deposit and order the hair, in the right circumstances you could have your new look by the following afternoon!

Do hair extensions damage hair?
Some extensions can seriously damage hair, however the Raccoon system will not, this has been scientifically proven by an independent trichologist as long as they are applied by a Raccoon certified expert and the aftercare guidelines are followed.

Are Raccoon extensions ethically sourced?
Yes the hair that we use at Architect is sourced by Raccoon through a well established supplier network that has provided hair for the wig and extensions industry for generations. Raccoon guarantee this, at Architect we not accept anything less

Will glue be applied to the hair?
Absolutely not! Translucent bonds attach the hair to yours, this bonding is easily removed leaving no trace or residue.

Will my hair be damaged by the heat?
No, although heat is used to melt the bonding system it cools significantly before contact with the hair, an independent trichologist has certified that the Raccoon system is scientifically proven not to damage hair

Any more questions??
Our consultations are comprehensive, without obligation and free of charge, call the salon to arrange a time

If you’d like to speak to a stylist on the phone about our extension services please call or e mail and we will arrange for one of our extensions specialists to get back to you if they are not available when you call.

You can e-mail specific enquiries to enquiries@architecthairsalon.co.uk

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Our results driven treatment menu guarantees that whatever your hair concern you will see real effects from the highest quality Alterna and Kerastraight products. Ask your stylist about the right treatment for you!

transforms with its high performing state of the art technology and commitment to the finest quality,
eco-friendly ingredients. These treatments do work!

Shine boost

For hair that lacks vibrancy and shine

This high definition shine boost treatment provides intense radiance, restores hydration, strength, vibrancy and elasticity and recharges hair colour within minutes, the result
is truly revitalised youthful looking hair.
Safe for colour treated hair.

5 minutes  £5.00

Smoothing Anti Frizz treatment

For dry frizzy hair

This deeply penetrating intensively moisturising treatment nurtures frazzled strands, making each one feel smooth and sleek while eliminating frizz, vital nutrients lay the foundation for sleek shiny hair. Leaves hair healthier, smoother and endlessly more manageable.

15 minutes  £15.00

UV+ colour protection
rehab treatment

For damaged hair

An intense reconditioning treatment for tired, damaged hair that needs a boost. This treatment is infused with strand building proteins that target damage at microscopic level filling in gaps and tears in individual hair strands smoothing the cuticle and giving glossy revitalised

20 minutes  £20.00

Caviar scalp exfoliating and
soothing scalp treatment

For dandruff and dry, irritated scalps

A soothing scalp scrub with a concentrated dose of exfoliating micro beads and fruit enzymes that will help to remove flaky build up, helps to relieve itching and irritation, balances moisture levels and improves overall scalp health.

 15 minutes  £15.00

Caviar fix and fill micro bead

For damaged hair

An intense reconditioning treatment for tired, damaged hair that needs a boost. This treatment is infused with strand building proteins that target damage at microscopic level filling in gaps and tears in individual hair strands smoothing the cuticle and giving glossy revitalised hair.

 15 minutes  £15.00

Specifically targeted at frizzy hard to control hair Kerastraight is the UK’s premier brand in Keratin hair smoothing. 

Moisture boost

Moisture boost is a fabulous pre-holiday/special event treat it not only makes hair smoother glossier but also quicker and easier to style.

20-30 minutes  £20.00

Keratin smoothing

Banishes frizz and waves, giving you hair that is smooth, glossy and simple to style,
lasts for up to 12 weeks.

on quotation from £120.00



Bridal hair involves real emotional investment, we understand that being invited to share such a special day is a real privilege,we always like to build a relationship with the bride and her bridesmaids, to support them, to be a calming and steady influence on the day and most importantly give them great hair that reflects their personality in a stress free environment.

Our wedding style is contemporary, with influences from the red carpet and the catwalk, but ultimately the brides ideas are paramount.

We believe the bride should wear the hair, rather than the hair wearing the bride. Beautiful hair that looks soft, shiny and touchable, that will stay all day, yet not look overdone is our mantra.

We offer wedding packages that can either be entirely salon based or can involve our stylists visiting the wedding venue.

If you would like to discuss your wedding with us please call in the salon or make a booking for an initial wedding consultation where we can run through initial ideas arrange a try out session, rehearsals if needed and we then can then discuss a plan of action that will allow us to give the bride and her wedding party perfect hair for her special day.

Our initial wedding consultation is always complimentary and this is where we generally run through first ideas for further development, book the wedding day itself and at least one rehearsal / try out session, we then discuss a plan of action that will allow us to give the bride (bridesmaids, mother of the bride etc) perfect hair for their special day. We will then go through as many practices and run throughs as the bride thinks she needs, it’s all about gaining mutual trust and confidence the bride needs to be absolutely certain they we understand her needs totally. We also start the process that leads to the hair being at its very best for the special day cutting, colouring and treating to perfection!






















Our Team

Our Team

All of our team at architecthair share the same philosophy, to create fabulous hair and maintain the highest standard of service. We want to delight and make people feel truly great about their hairdressing experience with us. Each of our senior stylists have advanced training in hair cutting, styling, creative and corrective colouring, team members have experience of session and

photographic work that has lead to the salon being featured in high end magazines  and informs our creative work. We invest heavily in the training of our team and you’ll find our stylists are at the top of their game both creatively and technically the whole team is is passionate about their work, we value every customer and aim to give the “extra” that other salons don’t.


Shannon  Stylist

I’m Shannon, I love being a stylist here at Architect, I like to work really closely with my clients at the salon so I can create the looks that they really want and that are going to work for them long after they leave the salon.

I’m really meticulous with my consultations, I think it’s really important to understand exactly what your clients needs and wants are and to closely relate that to their personal look. I’ve adored working on shows and would really love to have the experience of working at the London collections one day

I love to keep up to current trends Taking my inspiration from many places magazines, the internet, but mostly from street style and the looks that I see in the clubs and bars of Leeds

Best Hairdressing moment: Passing my final show, I don’t think I’ve ever been so nervous! 
What gets you through the day
: Coffee and my fabulous clients.


Abi  Senior Stylist

Hairdressing has been the biggest part of my life for the past seven years, it developed from a hobby, to a college degree, to work and finally moving to Leeds to take up my role as a stylist at Architect. Fashion is a passion for me, I’m always aware of current trends,  I draw inspiration from the collections into the work I do, it’s incredible how trends filter through into our day to day salon work!!

I’m an all round hairdresser, fully trained in every aspect and I love all elements of my job. I love a good colour challenge and because I like my hair long and sometimes wear extensions myself I enjoy my role as a “Raccoonista” extensionist – I love the drama of making such a change in someone’s looks!!   If you’re anything like me, your hair means everything to you, and that’s why I sit down with every client to discuss exactly they want, so working together we can achieve the best look for them From the moment my clients enter the salon, I do everything I can to make them feel relaxed and welcome, and to ensure that they leave feeling strong, confident and sexy…. and look fantastic!!!

Best Hairdressing moment: Working London Collections Men,  having my session work for Leeds Beckett University featured in Creative Head  and being featured as “the one to watch”. Specialism: I love all aspects of my work but this year I want to focus on extensions. Guilty Pleasure: Dolly Parton and Champagne!!! What gets you through the day: …endless cups of tea!



Claire  Senior Stylist & Colour Specialist

I love all aspects of hairdressing but colour is my passion! I am a L’Oreal Colour Specialist, this has given me an understanding of colouring hair that is second to none. The colour specialist qualification sets the standard for professionals that really take colouring hair to perfection seriously and I am one of less than a thousand hairdressers across the UK to have completed the course. This combination of creativity, knowledge and the fact that I am personally obsessed with ensuring that all my clients leave the salon feeling completely satisfied makes me a great choice to be your hairdresser! If you’d like to sit down and talk about your hairstyle and colour call the salon and arrange a free consultation, I love working with my clients as a team to create the right look for them. I believe customer satisfaction is key and that’s what makes my job worthwhile, making people happy and confident with the way that they look all the time.

I helped create the recent collection for Architect and have worked backstage at the London Collections: Men. I was a regional finalist of L’oreal Colour Trophy 2015.

Specialism: Colour, colour and more colour, as a salon we’ve just got through to the regional final of the L’Oreal colour Trophy so I’m working hard on developing new techniques for that, but day to day I love working closely with my clients to get their colours just right! Best Hairdressing moment: Achieving 94% in my colour degree and working alongside hair god John Vial at London Collections Men. Guilty Pleasure: the 80’s… clothes, music so wrong but I love it!


Emma Senior Stylist

I started work at Architect as a Saturday girl age 13 and have never looked back, from cutting, colouring to hair ups and everything in between I love it all! Everyone can have beautiful hair! I am passionate, bubbly and an extremely good listener. My aim is perfection! I love meeting new people and finding out about them. Making you feel fabulous is what I am here to do. If you fancy a change but you’re not sure what, then come in for a consultation, I absolutely love a challenge so if you are a bit nervous about getting your hair done you are in safe hands. If you like having your hair put up for a night out, wedding or any special occasion I am the person to book in with!

I really enjoyed working on fashion shows and have entered three competitions as one of the youngest entrants in each category. The BBC 3 Young Hairdresser of the Year, Regional finalist of the L’Oreal Colour Trophy young colourist and L’Oreal Evolution Team

Best Hairdressing moment: getting into the prestigious L’Oreal Evolution team. Specialism: I love doing total transformations, and I love to do long hair dressing. What gets you through the day: Skittles I’ve always got a pack on the go!



Louise  Owner & Salon Director

I own and run Architect Hair and I love to create hair that makes my clients feel confident, sexy and edgy. After many years experience in hairdressing I pride myself on the fact that I really listen to my clients needs, taking into consideration not only the suitability of a hair cut for their face shape and figure as well as skin tones for their colour, but also their lifestyle, personality and budget.

Your hair is the one aspect of your look that you wear 24-7, it’s the very first thing that people notice about you and is so important that it needs to work for you all the time, in business and pleasure, come rain or shine!

Best Hairdressing moment: I’m really lucky because I get a high whenever I see the Architect Team working together, I’m so proud of them all, lovely people, all fabulous hairdressers. I love my team! What gets you through the day: Earl Grey 2 sugars, the assistants know whenever I get a moment I’ll have one! My guilty pleasure: a nice glass of Chablis! Specialism:, understanding peoples needs I’m a good listener, and I ask lots of questions. I truly believe that to get the best results you’ve got to totally understand your clients and that means knowing about lifestyle, tastes, schedules, so much more than just how they want their hair to look!

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Our Salon

You’ll find our fabulous salon in a very convenient location at 52 Otley road, Headingley, Leeds. LS6 2AL and our opening hours are:-

Mon    9.30am – 5.00pm
Tues   9.30am – 6.00pm
Wed    9.30am – 6.00pm
Thur   9.30am – 7.30pm
 Fri      9.30am – 6.00pm
 Sat     9.00am – 4.30pm

The whole space has been designed especially to make your stay with us even more enjoyable, we hope you’ll enjoy it here as much as we do !!!

Book Online


To book online please complete the form and we will be back in touch to confirm as soon as we can, at busy times there may be a delay so if you’d like your appointment as soon as possible it may be better to call.

At Architect we are renowned for our creative and corrective colour work, to book for these services please call the salon, we require all new clients to have a patch test at least 48 hours before any on the scalp colour service.


The architect team got together with the lovely people at Made in Leeds TV to make a film about the wonders of our amazing, in salon Olaplaex treatments, take a look here….

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The architect team (Claire, Abi, Shannon, Crystal and Louise) produced some fabulous work at the prestigious Leeds Fashion Initiative show at the City Museum. The show aimed to highlight Leeds’ position at the top of the UK fashion market and featured high end brands like Burberry, Aquascutum, Agi and Sam and Giles.

“It was an amazing experience, being asked to produce looks for the fabulous labels and VIP audience was a real thrill, our team came up with some amazing looks, it was a real pleasure to work alongside the guys from Westrow too” The night was an incredible success – let’s hope the initiative get more high end labels to show in Leeds”

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We now have the incredible, groundbreaking, new hair repair process that actually rebuilds and mends the hair…
Vogue called it “The holy grail for coloured hair”

Grazia said “I was dumbfounded. Never has my bottle-blonde hair looked so shiny or felt so soft – without also feeling very, very greasy. It swooshed. It bounced”

At Architect we say Olaplex allows us to actually permanently improve the strength and condition of the hair, to take hair colouring to a new dimension,
call the salon for a consultation

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OLAPLEX is a new revolutionary product developed by two leading researcher scientists in the US, Dr. Eric Pressly and Dr. Craig Hawker. This team has succeeded in developing an innovative new molecule, free from silicone, phthalate and DEA, which protects and restores the broken disulfide bonds of the hair structure before, during and after chemical treatments.

Disulfide bonds are the linkages that hold together the chains of the Keratin protein that form your hair. They are broken during thermal, mechanical and chemical services, resulting in damaged hair, split ends, colour fading and generally lack lustre unmanageable hair.

The unique thing about Olaplex is that it restores and strengthens the bonds permanently and your hair actually becomes stronger and as a result of this the quality of your hair gets better. This product is applied as a standalone treatment, mixed in colour, or in the case of badly damaged hair both, for a stylist this means we can push the boundaries of our colouring and styling without compromising the quality of your hair. Olaplex is not a conditioner, conditioners work on a microscopic level and patch up damage to the hair making it feel smooth and silky, Olpalex restores the linkages in the hair on a molecular level, it won’t make it silky – you’ll still need a conditioner for that – it rebuilds the hair. It is never tested on animals.

Quote from Louise… After using this product on clients and being really impressed, I’ve finally….. (too busy to ever get my hair done!) had time to actually use Olaplex on my own hair and I’ve got to say it is awesome! As they say its not a conditioner so my hair didn’t feel silkier, it just felt stronger, more substantial, it behaved really well, dried quickly, looked more volumous

From a personal point of view it’s fantastic, my hair feels fab, strong, and manageable. From a professional point of view this product is a game changer, it’s different to anything we’ve worked with before, it’s going to allow us to achieve amazing results on clients hair that we wouldn’t have touched previously, and our regular clients will have the hair they dreamed of …..AWESOME!!! Can’t wait to get it on my clients hair!!!!!

Vogue Says… One week and five washes down and my hair is just as soft, lustrous and strong as on the day. Total freedom of colour and elimination of damage – what’s not to love?

If you would like to speak to one of the Architect team about Olaplex call us on 0113 2755884

Have you got what it takes to be our new apprentice?

We are currently looking for a smart, determined, young person to train for a career in hairdressing with architect hair and Westrow academy.
If you think this could be you then either call into the salon to apply in person

Or download and complete the Application form below and then send by email to: enquiries@architecthairsalon.co.uk

Apprentice Job Description & Application Form

Abi’s collection for Leeds Beckett University, Mother Of All Invention Degree Show 2015,
featured in Creative Head magazine.

Photography by Abigail Wright

Photography by Abigail Wright

Photography by Abigail Wright

Photography by Abigail Wright

Photography by Abigail Wright

Photography by Abigail Wright

Architect stylist Claire’s graduation shoot
a collection of looks that proves you can wear a mortarboard with style








Claire and Louise reach the regional final of the L’Oreal colour trophy 2015

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Claire graduates to be a L’Oreal Colour Specialist.

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Blow Dry Bar


Welcome to the architecthair Blow Dry Bar, simply choose a look from our styling menu below, come in with your own idea, or be inspired by our celebrity looks and for only £22 in just 30 minutes we will create a fabulous style just for you. The ideas we have here are only a starting point, our stylists will happily work together with you to create an individual look for any occasion.

For slightly more complicated looks we charge an extra £10 per 15 minutes and although we generally do have space for walk-in customers, booking is usually advisable as we cannot always guarantee availability. The architecthair Blow Dry Bar service is not available with all levels of stylist, please enquire when making your booking.

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Give the gift of great hair

Our new Christmas gift vouchers are now available,
from £28.00 for a glamorous blow dry for a special event,
to £60.00 a treatment with the amazing Olaplex and a beautiful blow dry,
and upwards in £50.00 amounts that allow your nearest and dearest choose their own services.