Hair Salons in Newcastle and Teesside

Gary Hooker and Michael Young are renowned for their beautiful hair imagery, which they bring to life in their four luxurious hair salons in Newcastle and the North East of England.


During our period of closure, we have spent much time carefully planning our return to work, creating strict safety measures to ensure the safest environments for both our clients and the team.

We want to share with you our plans, to give you the assurance that we are doing everything possible in terms of PPE to safeguard your health & safety.

  • We have sourced the relevant PPE so we can be as prepared as possible for when the government guidelines are released.
  • Each salon team will be working extended hours in two separate groups to avoid high numbers of people within the salon.

Making Your Appointment

  • All standing appointments for cut & colour services will be honoured but may be subject to slight changes based on the new time allowed for your appointment.
  • We kindly request all clients phone ahead and pre-book their appointment in advance.
  • Appointments cannot be made whilst passing by the salon. If you don’t have a pre-booked appointment you should not enter the salon.

Arriving For Your Appointment

  • Please do not enter the salon if there is already someone in the reception area.
  • Our waiting areas will not be in use as we need to reduce the number of people in the salon and practice social distancing. Clients will be required to wait outside of the salon.
  • It is advisable to call the salon when you arrive whilst still in your car to check if your stylist is ready for you.
  • Front of house will inform you of the wait, if any, and call you back to let you know when you can enter the salon for your appointment.
  • Clients must arrive alone and can no longer bring their children, partner or friends with them.
  • You should arrive without a coat or jacket when possible, if unavoidable due to weather conditions you will be asked to hold on to your own belongings as we will not be providing a hanging service.
  • Due to operating strict appointment times, we please ask you to keep to your appointment time. Any late arrivals exceeding 15 minutes may not be seen and asked to book an alternative appointment.

Changes To Your Visit

  • For the first 4 weeks of business we will be offering express blow-dry’s only. This decision has been made for the following reasons;
  • — The time saved will allow the team to efficiently sanitise and prepare each workstation for the next client ensuring the highest levels of hygiene.
  • — This way of working will allow us to accommodate more clients within our working day allowing us to see additional clients during the first very busy weeks.
  • A maximum appointment time of 1 hour 30 minutes will be in place for any service whilst in the salon.
  • A reduced menu of hair services will be in place to remove any service that exceeds the 1 hour 30 minute time frame.
  • In-salon hair treatments will be restricted to express services.
  • Refreshments will not be served, and the removal of magazines will be implemented as part of our health & safety measures, both of which can be brought with you for personal use and consumption.
  • Disposable gowns, towels and face masks will be provided to ensure the highest hygiene standards.
  • There is a £3 surcharge for PPE.

Making Your Next Appointment

  • Rebooking your next appointment is more essential than ever. We cannot guarantee a future appointment for any client unless they have rebooked in advance.
  • Our online booking system accessed through the HOOKER & YOUNG website will go live on Monday 6th July.
  • Speak to your stylist who will advise you to rebook within a realistic time frame, ensuring your hair is always looking good.

After what has been a truly challenging time for everyone and a long time without any hair appointments, we ask you to bear with us and help bring things back to normal.

Understandably, many people will need two appointments to get back to where we were with your hair, but we will do our very best in your first appointment to get you looking great again.

Finally, we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support and we are counting down the days until we can see you all again. The entire team at HOOKER & YOUNG have missed all of our clients immensely and we can’t wait to make you all look and feel amazing again.

For now, please continue to STAY SAFE, KEEP WELL and we will see you very soon.

Warmest Wishes,

Gary & Michael

Hooker & Young Hair Salons

Our luxurious hair salons


Our hair salons in Newcastle and Stockton-on-Tees are open from 8am to 8pm most days but please contact your salon of choice to confirm times.

Our Salons in the North East

7 British Hairdresser Of The Year nominations

Made In England

In the North East of England, Gary Hooker and Michael Young are both the brains and beauty behind the luxurious hairdressing brand Hooker & Young. Dedicated to the industry, 2018 sees them celebrate their 22nd year in business together.

Award Winning Hair Salons

Gary & Michael have lead their team to win numerous awards for both creativity and business excellence over the past 25 years.

Luxury brands

Hooker & Young pride themselves on only working with the very best hairdressing brands including Kérastase, Oribe & Schwarzkopf Professional.

Art Team

The Hooker & Young Art Team regularly travel the globe showcasing British Hairdressing in their own inimitable style.

International icons

Gary & Michael have achieved global recognition for their beautiful collections and inspirational stage shows making them true ambassadors for British Hairdressing.

Featured Collection


Hair by Hooker & Young

“Portrait celebrates strength, beauty and individuality, looking at the modern man in his purist form. Self expression and a confidence to be who you truly are is the key to this iconic winning collection. Embracing personal style and owning your look is what we encourage all our male clients to embody. The stripped back and raw style of photography show a truth and honesty to each individual shot creating true life portraits.”

Galleries from Hooker & Young


Tailored packages to suit your exact requirements.


Bespoke Wedding Packages

Your wedding is the most special day of your life, and for beautiful hair there is only one choice. With a wealth of skill, style and experience the Hooker & Young team are the perfect choice for any special occasion. Passionate about bridal hair we offer fantastic personalized packages in all of our hair salons or out of salon bespoke appointments.

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