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Hair & Beauty

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!


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

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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

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


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

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.

Foot Care

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

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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

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Tom Bishop Hair

Tom Bishop has been at the cutting edge of hairdressing for the past 15 years. Tom trained at Vidal Sassoon alongside the world’s most renowned hairdressers. Tom continued his career at Sanrizz working within their flagship London salons in Knightsbridge, Mayfair, Covent Garden and St Pauls. It was with this team that he won the Schwarzkopf Creative […]

Hair Salons

Sunrise Health & Beauty

Muddy says: Marlow's leading beauty salon - bright, slick and professional with 8 rooms at the top of the town.



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

Matthew Clulee

Matthew Clulee has been re writing the hairdressing rule-book in Oxford for more than 15 years. With 2 very smart salons in central Oxford, Matthew’s team are well known for their skill and design expertise, drawing clients in from far and wide, it is not unusual to see clients from far-flung parts of Europe returning […]

Hair Salons

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

Three Chairs Grooming

Three Chairs Male Grooming is a unique concept in men’s hair. Combining the technicality of hairdressing with tradition of barbering, we bring you a truly bespoke hair experience.

Men's Grooming


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

Rachael Parrey Make-up

My name is Rachael Parrey and I am a professional make-up artist based in Thame, Oxfordshire. I cover a wide area of Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire & Berkshire and beyond. I have trained at The Make Up Bus with Deborah O’Shea and with renowned make-up artists Samantha Chapman & Nicola Haste. I am trained in TV, film, special effects, fashion and theatre make-up along with bridal make-up. I now work as a freelance make up artist. I also provide beauty treatments including Manicures, Pedicures, Facials, Waxing, Eyelash Tinting & Gelish Nails.

Make Up Artists

MayLee Beauty

My name is Yicong Rowley and I am the owner of MayLee Beauty, but everyone calls me Helen. I chose an English name because my Chinese name was too difficult for many to pronounce! I received my training at a top Hong Kong Beauty School, I am a qualified Beauty Therapist and I also trained in Tui Na massage as used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and now have over 19 years experience in both. I came to the UK in 2005 with my husband and started MayLee Beauty in 2009...

Independent Beauty Therapists

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