The 90’s comeback – Hairdressers Journal

The 90’s comeback in Hairdressers Journal.

Katie Mulcahy, RUSK UK ambassador

Posted on Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Feature in Hairstyles Only Magazine

These styles are featured in Hairstyles Only magazine.

Posted on Thursday, September 6th, 2018

‘Salon of the month’ in the salon mag U.K.

We have been featured as Salon of the month in the recent edition of Salon mag. Click the image to have a read!

Posted on Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

Creative heads magazine’s interiors.

Our new salon has been featured in this magazine. (click to read)

Posted on Monday, April 9th, 2018

Hairdressers journal salon spaces

Yet another feature about our fantastic new salon (click to read)

Posted on Monday, April 9th, 2018

Vogue, May edition

Dale Hairdressing is in Vogue, May edition. Make sure you go and grab a copy!


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Posted on Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Mobile Hairdressing

So, I was thinking the other day that there are no salon recommended mobile hairdressers. Lets face it, its not always convenient to get into the salon depending on different circumstances so I thought why not give you the option of having your hair done at home, in the office or if your on a night out at the hotel before you leave. Pricing will be the same as in the salon with a small mileage & parking (if applicable) charge. If this is something you would like give us a call!

So look out for a Dale Hairdressing branded Smart car zooming around Birmingham sorting all of your ‘do’s


Posted on Friday, April 11th, 2014

Sorry for my absence, i have rather alot to tell you all about!

Sorry for the lack of updates i FORGOT MY PASSWORD ‘oops’ . Firstly the salon has been extremely busy, actually our busiest last two months since we opened our doors to you lovely lot! We have all been busy with photo shoots, Paul has been away working London fashion week, Claire has been busy in and out of the salon treating everyone at the BBC to amazing treatments, James and I have been shooting our entry photos for the L’Oreal colour trophy, (pictures below). We actually got through the first stage of judging and this Sunday 13th April, I shall be competing on stage in front judges hoping I will get to the grand final in London in a couple of months AND Nicola is soon to have her baby girl.




I have been super busy launching a mobile service to the salon which I am still currently working on, but keep you eyes peeled for our little Dale Hairdressing smart car zooming around Birmingham giving everyone great hair from there Home, Office, Hotel 🙂

Harvey, the best salon junior ever! is doing really well at college. He has just had a rather big competition where he had to create a look around his chosen theme ‘fire’. Firstly he coloured his models hair making some sections blonde then toned with a copper/gold toner. He then set his models hair creating loads of volume then brushed to the side and pinned into place (picture below) And ill tell how he gets on soon!

harvey model

Told you we had been busy! And i hope you all have a brilliant day and we shall see you all soon.

Dale x

Posted on Friday, April 11th, 2014

Birmingham Christmas Shelter


So sorry for my lack of posting, we have been super busy with Christmas and all our amazing winter weddings.


Firstly I hope you all have had a lovely Christmas and new year! seems like a very long time ago now though doesn’t it?


For the last two years I have been to help out at a charity called Birmingham Christmas shelter, this is open over the Christmas period to give warmth, food and shelter for people who may not have anywhere to go and also to provide services like hairdressing (where Dale Hairdressing comes in) dentistry, chiropody and others.


It was my job this year, on boxing day to provide haircuts for those who needed them. In the 3 1/2 hours my scissors were out about 30 haircuts were done and the best bit, seeing everyone walking around with a big smile on there face.


birmingham christmas shelter


If you would like to help out next time have a look at




Posted on Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Yesterday Nicola attended a day with the Trevor Sorbie Art Team over at the Loreal academy Manchester,

The day involved Shu Uemura product training and how you can cocktail the products to suit each clients hair type and needs.

We also had a demonstration from Mai Ha and Adam Szabo from the Trevor Sorbie Art Team they showed us some of there collections from shoots they had done for various commercials, competitions and magazines, then in the afternoon we had the chance to recreate there looks and play around with the products with the help from Mai and Adam themselves.

We learnt new techniques from curling with chopsticks to using hair nets to smooth the hair and how to take photographic, session work and translate the latest trends into wearable commercial styles.


Did you know all Shu Uemura products have UV filters?


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Posted on Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Birmingham Half Marathon

So some of you may know on Sunday I did the Birmingham half marathon to raise money for Macmillan cancer support, running is not one of my strong points but I managed to complete 13.1 miles of mostly running, well I think some would call it a shuffle and a little walking but I have raised nearly £900 and still counting.

Its not too late to show your support so if you would like to sponsor me go to


birmingham half




Posted on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Filming, St Pauls Square.

Filming in St Pauls Square today, so if your passing through have a little mooch you might see someone exciting.


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Posted on Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Shu Uemura and Dale Hairdressing

Been as we having a sunny period, don’t forget to use protection on your hair from the sun. Shu Uemura has some great products with UV filters, sun screen for your hair is just as important as sun screen for your skin!

Posted on Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Dale Hairdressing website is now a mobile site

Over the past few months we have been looking at a new style for the Dale Hairdressing brand as you may have seen. We have also been making amendments to our website so you, our clients, can access the website much easier on your mobile devices. Our website is now mobile friendly so you can look at our pictures, see our latest news and also book online much easier. Happy browsing 🙂

Posted on Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

City Stylist Launches 24/7 Emergency Hairdressing


Sometimes Bad Hair Days don’t just happen during daylight hours. Fact. A disastrous ‘do is just as likely to take place when you’re getting dolled-up for an important evening date; a networking event for work, or a good old fashioned night on the tiles and don’t even talk to us about the dangers of DIY dye jobs. Well, thank your lucky stars, as Dale Hairdressing in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter has just launched a 24/7 Emergency Hair Service so your coiffeur need never be challenged.

As the service suggests, if you need to call on the creative talents of head honcho, Dale Hollinshead, he’ll be there, day or night. It’s this level of customer empathy that is intrinsic to the Dale Hairdressing ethos and experience – it comes from having being at the forefront of creative hairdressing in some of the Second City’s most elite salons.

Originally a Birmingham boy, Dale, 28, returned from the Big Smoke to take up a position with Obsession

Salon and Spa in the Mailbox. He later, and most recently, worked at the salon of TV-Stylist, Lisa Shepherd in her flagship city salon. With a decade of unquestionable credentials (and with an impressive celebrity client list to boot), Dale felt it time to cut the cord and go it alone; the result being his first boutique salon in the Jewellery Quarter, which launched earlier this year.


If this is like his home, we want to move in. With an eye firmly fixed on the future, Dale reckons the salon is an extension of his own quirky personality and offers more than a nod to a bygone era: we love the Britishness of the Bowler hat lights, the Victorian brick style tiling, the Vintage Chesterfield sofa that’s been in the family for three-generations and, of course, his in-resident French Bulldog, Percy.”I have always worked in very large, super-amazing salons and that’s great, but I’m more about the smaller, independent boutique-sized salon where I can really look after the people that come into my space and they feel like they’ve been invited into my home”, says Dale.

With top notch hairdressing credentials and 24/7 access, could Dale Hairdressing be the 5th Emergency Service? Next time you’re having a hair meltdown, you know who to call…Based on Caroline Street, opposite the swanky new Bloc Hotel, Dale has purposely chosen a near-city site, rather than the High Street; “I decided to be in the Jewellery Quarter, as its has a great footfall of people walking to St Paul’s Square and in to the city centre at all times of the day giving a great feeling, but with that village type feeling, too”. It’s worth pointing out that parking is a darn site easier too (and cheaper at 70p for an hour).

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Posted on Tuesday, July 9th, 2013


sixty-degrees-page-2Stylists, are you ready? Colourists, start your mixing Britain’s most prominent hairdressing competition, The L’Oreal Colour Trophy is here! With roots (geddit?) that can be traced back to the 60s, the L’Oreal Colour Trophy is made up of several key awards including the Colour Trophy Award, Men’s Image Award, Young Colourist Award and the Mizani Afro Look Award.

The regional finals swept through the UK and saw Midlands stylists rise to the challenge with not one, not two, but three Salons making it into the finals! Toni & Guy Solihull, Derby’s Sally Montague Hair Salon and Birmingham’s Dale Hairdressing will join the nation’s top salons as they go scissor to comb, competing for hairdressing’s most coveted award as well as ‘A Year of Dreams’, which includes a photo shoot and double page spread in Vogue.

Having been at the forefront of creative hairdressing in some of the Second City’s most elite salons, Dale Hollinshead has racked up a decade of unquestionable credentials and decided that the time was right to cut the cord and go it alone, opening his boutique salon in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter last year. Based on Caroline Street,
Dale Hairdressing acts as an extension of Dale’s quirky personality, nodding to bygone eras and quintessential British-ness with bowler hat lights, Victorian style tiling and a vintage Chesterfield sofa.

This balance of retro and chic extended to Dale’s entry in the competition, albeit subtly as he explains”My look was inspired by autumn winter trends combined with a soft 70’s influence; I based the style on understated glamour and powerful elegance.”

Upfront Summer 2013

Posted on Tuesday, July 9th, 2013


lorealBirmingham based salon has won a sort after place at the prestigious L’Oréal Colour Trophy Grand Final 2013

Dale Hairdressing are feeling extremely proud of their team after their expertise in fashion led hairdressing won over a panel of acclaimed judges in a National live hairdressing competition. The team are now just one step away from winning the L’Oréal Colour Trophy.

On 2nd April the Cheltenham Race Cousre venue played host to an exciting evening of fashion inspired hairdressing and the high-energy competition. Dale Hairdressing created a stunning model look in just 45 heart racing minutes that not only impressed the judges but propelled them up to the next stage shaking off stiff competition from 60 other salons in the Western region.

The L’Oréal Colour Trophy regional tour swept through UK visiting seven regions and attracted some of the countries most
talented competitors and fashion hungry followers. Over 455 salons nationwide gained a place in the live competition yet only 42 will make it to the Grand Final. Each of the salon teams were requested to create an overall model look that flawlessly merged a well-executed haircut, inspirational hair colour alongside editorially inspired clothes styling [and make-up] that reflected awareness of key trends from the Autumn / Winter 2013/14 runway collections.


Celebrity host Zoe Hardman of ITV2s Take me out: The Gossip took the audience through the live hairdressing action during the competition right through to thrilling catwalk show by London Fashion Week designers Fyodor Golan and onto the exhilarating award announcement.

Having now secured their place in the elite group of grand finalists, Dale Hairdressing now will prepare to join the UK’s most talented hairdressers on Monday 3rd June during the 58th annual L’Oréal Colour Trophy Grand Final in the dazzling Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London. The glamorous awards event is a truly stylish affair with over 1000 of the industries most accomplished figures all brought together to celebrate ‘Hair Inspired by Fashion’. Both Dale Hairdressing team and the audience will have a tense wait to see who will take home hairdressing most established and coveted trophy.

The most exciting is the results achieved on the night its exciting to see models on the catwalk, and amazing to watch people career catapult after winning such a fantastic award.

Dale Hairdressing are just one step away from winning an unparalleled prize of the ‘A Year of Dreams’ with a tailor-made calendar of bespoke opportunities that will help them take their talent and their business to the next level creating the path that the winners strive to follow. | Twitter: @colourtrophy | Facebook: /colourtrophy | YouTube: LPCT1

Posted on Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Dale Hairdressing

news-image-3Summer is certainly all go for Dale Hairdressing; after the salon’s interior received some stylish summer lovin’, the Jewellery Quarter’s high-end hair haunt has been selected as a key stockist for ultra-exclusive boutique styling range Shu Umera.

Shu Uemura is a range of hair products inspired by the traditional Japanese tea ceremony, aiming to reinvent the hair beauty secrets of Geishas. Made from natural ingredients, Shu Uemura’s own Hair Ceremony is a unique range of tailor made treatments that combine Shiatsu based sensorial gestures with high performance remedies to enhance your scalp, hairand mood in moments.

It’s a range that focuses on keeping things simple and offers an uncomplicated way to amazing hair, something which fits in well with the ethos at Dale Hairdressing where beautiful, low maintenance and healthy hair is the order of the day.

Dale Hairdressing is one of only a handful of salons in the UK chosen to stock the range, no doubt thanks to the reputation of salon owner Dale Hollinshead who’s extensive background and reputation for outstanding customer service and empathy has seen the salon quickly rise to the forefront of creative hairdressing in the Second City. So much so that Dale Hairdressing are entering the coveted Independent Salon of the Year award at the British Hairdressing Awards which take place later in the year, and have made it through to the grand final of this year’s L’Oreal Colour Trophy Awards (see picture below).

Based on Caroline Street, just a stone’s throw away hill from the sophisticated bars, restaurants and galleries of St Paul’s Square, the salon’s quirky interior retains its link to owner Dale Hollinshead’s personality and offers more than a nod to a bygone era: we love the Britishness of the Bowler hat lights, the Victorian brick style tiling, the Vintage Chesterfield sofa that’s been in the family for three-generations and, of course, his resident French Bulldog, Percy.

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Posted on Tuesday, July 9th, 2013