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Plastic Freedom

Muddy says: Looking to be a little kinder to the planet? This cool new brand sells a curated range of completely plastic-free products.


The Beauty Studio

Muddy says: The Beauty Studio in Jericho, is Oxford's only Environ Skin Care treatment specialist salon. Owner Karolina is super-knowledgable and passionate about matching your skin to the correct treatment, but also offers more every day treatments like waxing, lashes and tints.

Beauty Salons

Bodhi Tree Spa

Muddy says: An award-winning modern day spa, near Chalfont St Peter village, with a full treatment list, indoor heated pool, sauna and fitness studio.

Beauty Salons

ERA Skin & Laser Clinic

Muddy says: A new specialist skin and laser clinic in Thame, ERA offers hydrafacials, facial rejuvenation, laser hair removal, bodysculpting and Cryoliopo, with a highly-trained team.

Aesthetic Clinics


Muddy says: This Oxfordshire natural, cruelty-free skincare brand has won national plaudits - and now is sold in John Lewis!


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Archway Beauty Clinic

Muddy says: Housed in the jail cells under the old county building, this is one of the coolest, quirkiest beauty salon in Buckinghamshire.

Beauty Salons

The Beauty & Blow Dry Studio

Muddy says: Blow dry bars are all the rage in London town, and the idea has filtered out to Buckinghamshire at this light, bright, stylish studio.

Beauty Salons


Muddy says: A highly professional and skilled team will guide you through what works for you as an individual to deal with a range of pain management and aesthetic treatments to create a healthier, happier you.

Aesthetic Clinics

House of Klamer

Muddy says: if you want to feel spoilt whilst getting the latest hair design, then Muddy Award winner the House of Klamer is the place to go for service and style.

Beauty Salons

Harriet Thorpe Make-Up Artist

Muddy says: Harriet Thorpe has been road-tested already at Muddy with a magazine shoot, so we know she's brilliant commercially but she's also a dab hand at wedding beauty and private commissions across Bucks & Oxon.

Independent Beauty Therapists

Cedar Therapy

Muddy says: A luxe beauty salon group in North Oxon (Deddington and Chipping Norton) for grown-ups, with a knack of finding the latest greatest treatments.

Beauty Salons

Katie Reay hairstyles

Katie Reay Scott

Muddy says: Professional hair and make up by a calm and sunny experienced artist who will make you look your best on your wedding day.

Independent Beauty Therapists

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Popham Hairdressing

Muddy says: Owner David worked directly under Vidal Sassoon in London before he and wife Shirley created their own three salon brand in Oxford. Thirty years on, Popham is a surefire way to TLC your tresses.

Hair Salons

Hair Box

Muddy says: Carol Baxter at Hair Box in Marlow is a total wig-fitting, hair styling maestro. I've used her several times personally, because 25 years' experience in the hair industry really shows.

Hair Salons

Celtic Magpie Hair

Muddy says: Impressive super-stylish hair salon in Faringdon, South Oxfordshire with two Master Craftsmen in Hairdressing to tame your tresses and impeccable eco-credentials.

Hair Salons

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Hidden Secret Hair & Beauty

Muddy says: One of the few boutique salons in Oxfordshire to offer KeraStraight Keratin Treatment and Great Lengths Hair Extensions, this Kidlington salon also has beauty treatment rooms using Guinot and Jessica.

Beauty Salons

Monera, Thame

Muddy says: A super-friendly Thame beauty salon that offers a range of treatments within a gorgeous beamed building.

Beauty Salons

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Utopia Beauty Salon

Muddy says: In need of a bit of a scrub up and re-tune? (Yup, me too.) Your wish is their command at this bijou, friendly Abingdon salon.

Beauty Salons

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Zaneta Lichnova

Muddy says: Newcomer of the year at the National Hairdresser Awards 2014, this salon's creating a great vibe from its bright, stylish base on Oxford's trendy east side.

Hair Salons

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Oasis Health & Beauty Salon

Muddy says: Ten years old and still sitting buffed, primed and pretty, this friendly Great Missenden beauty salon specialises in Elemis treatments and Image cosmeceutical peels.

Beauty Salons

Indigo Rye

Muddy says: A winning formula at this light and airy salon in Wallingford - a modern vibe and great haircuts but without the pretension.

Hair Salons

Anne Veck Salons

Muddy says: Arguably the best colourist in the county, the award-winning Anne Veck, French native turned UK snipper, has salons in Oxford and Bicester to tempt you.

Hair Salons

Gatsby & Miller

Muddy says: This bright, airy salon in new Amersham won the Muddy Award in 2016 and, having had my hair cut and coloured there, I can see why.

Hair Salons

The Beauty Room

Muddy says: Need to unwind? The Beauty Room does tranquil in spades, situated in a private residence looking over the Oxfordshire countryside.

Independent Beauty Therapists

Lifestyle Salons

Muddy says: The longest head massage I've ever had in a salon (10 minutes as standard!) and a really good value, successful cut and colour, the Lifestyle salons in Ayesbury and Milton Keynes get my vote.

Hair Salons


Muddy says: London Surgeon and leading Cosmetic Doctor, Miss Sherina Balaratnam has just launched her new clinic, S-Thetics, in one of the picturesque buildings that grace Beaconsfield Old Town’s historical high street.

Aesthetic Clinics

Bucks Make-up Studio

Muddy says: Tamsin and Joceline are massively in demand as celebrity make-up artists at Pinewood, and what's good enough for Emily Blunt and Nicole Kidman is good enough for me!

Make Up Artists

Spirit Hair, Farnham Common

At Spirit Hair Company we treat all our clients like celebrities and make sure that our customer care is our number one priority. We believe in spending every allocated minute with our clients and giving them the full personal service. We strive to have a team that are all trained in up do’s, through to […]

Hair Salons

Spirit Hair Company

We are British Hairdressing Business Award Finalists/Winners in 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, and 2009! Our Wallingford salon has the most amazing back wash chair beds that really deliver comfort on the neck and back to all our clients. Our drinks selection ranges from hot chocolate, herbal teas, coke, lemonade to beer and wine. At […]

Hair Salons

Elements Henley

Experience Henley’s one and only brand new Aveda salon! Our styling philosophy is based on customised creativity, using your personal needs as foundation. Our innovative team of stylists will concieve a look that caters to your individuality and lifestyle. After a thorough consultation, you will be treated to a stress relieving head massage and a […]

Hair Salons


Ryan Nicoletti-Dowd is the owner and Creative Director of WIGG. With 18 years experience in the industry Ryan has a great wealth of knowledge which spans from working with celebrities to creating unique styles for London Fashion Week and award-winning collections.

Hair Salons

Electric Oxford

Electric Oxford opened its doors three years ago and is situated in the very heart of the city. It has evolved into a successful salon with a close-knit team and loyal clientele.

Hair Salons

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