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 within 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


It’s with very heavy hearts that we share this post today.

After much consideration, we have taken the difficult decision to close all HOOKER & YOUNG Salons with immediate effect.

In the best interest of our team and all of our clients we feel it is the best thing to do in protecting everyone from the risks of the coronavirus.

The Government has taken the necessary steps to create social distancing by closing many industries, however, these do not include hairdressing salons.

Salons all across the country are uniting in ‘doing the right thing’ in closing their businesses for the foreseeable future until we all know that our salons are a safe place for everyone to be.

For now, it’s very difficult for us to re-schedule the affected appointments as we don’t at this stage know how long the closure will last. But do rest assured that as soon as we re-open our doors we will contact each and every one of our clients to re-book all appointments and hopefully we can all start our new journey together.

We will endeavour to keep everyone up to date through our social media platforms and the HOOKER & YOUNG website as to when we plan to re-open.
We would both like to take this opportunity to thank our wonderful team and all of our loyal clients for their love, support and understanding through this truly difficult time that we all find ourselves in.

HOOKER & YOUNG are a family, that are strong in so many ways. We will re-emerge from this stronger than ever and ready to take on the world.
Stay safe, be kind and look after each other.

Gary & Michael xxx

Hooker & Young on Mother's Day



Mothers Day promotion in Newcastle & Teesside

In Conjunction With Valentines Day



Grab yourself a ‘share the love‘ recommend a friend voucher, pass it on to a friend who hasn’t visited Hooker & Young within the last 6 months, and you’ll both receive a half-price cut and blow-dry!

It’s that simple!

Terms & Conditions Apply. Please quote ‘share the love’ at the time of booking. Voucher must be shown on departure.

Hair Salon - Recommend A Friend

Our 2019 Best Seller


Anti-Humidity Spray

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Oribe Impermeable

Highlights of 2019


Hooker & Young Embracing New Tech Advances

We started 2019 by taking the HOOKER & YOUNG Directors and Managers on a conference trip to Dublin to the ‘Phorest Salon Owners Summit’.

Phorest is the brand of software that we use in all of our salons. We made the change in 2018 to Phorest from our old software provider, we felt that Phorest offered many innovative, client-friendly features that would work well within HOOKER & YOUNG.

The feedback we have had from our clients since the change over has been phenomenal. You’ve all welcomed the introduction of the Treat Cards (our loyalty rewards programme), regular text and e-mail reminders and of course online booking! Next year we will launch the HOOKER & YOUNG App to make your experience as accessible as possible!

(In the photo, left to right) Georgina – Communications Manager, Michael & Gary – Managing Directors, Paul – Director Ponteland, Hayley – Manager Jesmond, Lindsey – General Manager & Michelle – Manager Wynyard.

Hair Salon Owners Summit

Highlights of 2019


The British Hairdressing Awards Nominated For Four Categories and WINNER OF BRITISH COLOUR TECHNICIAN OF THE YEAR 2019!

Wow! What an amazing way to round off the year! The British Hairdressing Awards are the equivalent of the Oscars in the hairdressing world, there really isn’t any better achievement than been nominated for a BHA, not to mention actually winning one!

HOOKER & YOUNG were nominated for four awards at the 2019 BHA’S and to come back with the Colour Award was AMAZING! British Colour Technician of the year is a national award, meaning the nominees have been narrowed down to 6 people out of the whole of the UK and Ireland.

Winning is such a huge achievement, we could not be more proud!

Sophie Gibson and Jonathan Turner


British Hairdresser Of The Year Nominees 2019

Gary and Michael were nominated for British Hairdresser of the year 2019 for the twelfth consecutive year, their dedication to the industry has gained them huge respect and a desirable reputation.

They’re currently both Global artistic directors for Schwarzkopf professional and WAHL Professional and travel all over the world educating and inspiring other hairdressers as well as continuing to work in salon creating beautiful hair on a daily basis.

2019 saw both Gary and Michael host shows and seminars in London, Russia, Croatia and Poland to name a few!

Gary and Michael

In the past few years Michael has turned his hand to hair photography and this year he photographed every HOOKER & YOUNG collection at the British Hairdressing Awards, meaning our winning collection was photographed by Michael himself. A double achievement!

Michael - photographer

Highlights Of 2019


Michelle & Stewart won the regional finals at the L'Oreal Colour Trophy

Michelle and Stewart

The Winning Look


Molly won a place on the Schwarzkopf Young Artistic Team otherwise known as 'YAT'!

Prior to Molly winning a place on YAT IN 2019, four other team members from HOOKER & YOUNG have also previously won a place on YAT:

  • Sophie Gibson – H&Y Gosforth
  • Bevan Clark – H&Y Jesmond
  • Joe Maughan – H&Y Ponteland

The Schwarzkopf YAT team is a great platform for any young aspiring stylist and provides a great stepping stone towards a successful career.

This year alone has already given Molly some great opportunities within the industry; she has travelled all over the UK working on stage, shooting photographic work, and taken part in many seminars and education sessions.

Of course, she brings all of this expertise back into the salon making her the best stylist she can possibly be!

Young Artistic Team

Great North Run - Total Warrior - Little Princess Trust - Hair & Hounds


We raised £4,556.50 in 2019

2019 was certainly a year for giving! We would just like to take this opportunity to thank each and every person who sponsored any charity work that we hosted last year. We were blown away with your generosity and we managed to raise an incredible £4,556.50 for some very worthy causes!

Little Princess Trust:
We have been a partner of the Little Princess Trust for many years now. They are a charity that makes and supply human hair wigs for children with cancer, as well as raising money to fund research for childhood cancer. We work together and donate hair to enable them to keep making real hair wigs. We also have select members of our team who are specially trained in wig cutting.

Great North Run:
Molly ran the Great North Run on behalf of a good friend and fabulous colleague Kelly (owner of H&Y Skin) who unfortunately was diagnosed with breast cancer at the beginning of 2019. Kelly has been an inspiration throughout her treatment and continued to work at H&Y Skin whilst having 6 months of gruelling treatment. Molly managed to raise an outstanding £2989.50 for Breast Cancer Care! We are pleased to say Kelly has finished her treatment and we are all looking forward to a happy and healthy 2020!

Great North Run

Total Warrior:
Stewart, Michelle & Georgina raised £425 for The Brain Tumour Charity by taking part in Total Warrior!

Mud Warrior

Hair & Hounds:
Some of you may already know that the other passion of Gary and Michael’s (besides hair of course), is Dogs!
In 2019 we launched Hair & Hounds, an event created by Hooker & Young whereby hairdressers all over the country host a charity dog walk in aid of raising funds for two chosen Charities – The Hair and Beauty Charity and Dogs trust!
We hosted in Newcastle in October and it was a huge success. Hair and Hounds will be an annual event, so keep a lookout for dates this year. We already have some great ideas to make this year even bigger and better!

Hair And Hounds