Countdown to Christmas!…

The cynics will say they don’t want to hear it, but it’s the 1st of November and the next seven weeks will fly!

We know it’s early, but in the world of hair, December is absolutely manic! So if you’re thinking of coming to see us to get your new winter look, then please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Get your hair ready for 2020!

Let us know what your new years resolutions for your hair are. If you’re considering a hair makeover for the new decade, then come and see us for a free consultation. We can plan out in detail how we’re going to get from A to B, over a certain amount of visits, all whilst retaining best possible condition! #NewYearNewYou

Have you got a New Years Eve event to attend? Selected salons will be open on new years eve from 9am-4pm, as well as St Leonards Road on Monday 30th of December. Full all Christmas opening times, please see below.

Gift Ideas?

If you’re stuck for gift ideas we have limited stock of professional gift sets from multiple product lines including System Professional, Wella Fusion & Oil Reflections across our three Northampton salon locations.

Salon News

We’ve had such a brilliant year in all of our salons and 2020 for us, is going to be a big one! We’ve got some exciting times ahead with some of our stylists soon to be showcasing to the industry their insane level of talent in competition events throughout next year.

Click here to follow us on Instagram to keep up with our Christmas antics!

Christmas Opening Hours

St Leonards Road

Monday 23rd December: 9am – 6pm

Tuesday 24th December: 9am – 4pm

25th – 29th December:     Closed

Monday 30th December: 9am – 5pm

31st December – 1st Jan:  Closed

Abington & Weston Favell

Monday 23rd December: 9am – 6pm

Tuesday 24th December: 9am – 4pm

25th – 30th December:     Closed

Tuesday 31st December: 9am – 4pm

Wednesday 1st January:   Closed

Trendvision 2019

On Monday 30th of September, Vernon Kay hosted the eighteenth Trendvision awards ceremony at the Roundhouse in Camden Town, London.

We were lucky enough to attend the event and what a night it was!

We experienced exclusive hair shows from the Sassoon Academy & Robert Eaton, as well as the new collaboration show, which showcased some of the best work by some of the top stylists in the country.

Models were showcased by competitors on the central stage, giving guests a chance to see the detail of every look, take photographs and speak to the stylists about how they achieved certain effects.

The whole evening was magical, we were treated to a cocktail-reception on the balcony, where we were able to network with other stylists, industry professionals & media personalities, followed by a sensational three-course dinner. We had the opportunity to meet some industry greats including Errol Douglas MBE, Nicky Clarke, Patrick Cameron & many more.

Trendvision is the perfect place to meet other salon owners & stylists alike and really talk about our industry, both the ups and the downs. Often the hairdressing industry can be a very closed book, with no one sharing any of their ‘secrets’ in fear of something. But these ceremonies are a celebration of an industry that can still be accessed by the independents, an industry that can and will thrive.

We’re looking forward to next year with a couple of our own entries! #BringOn2020

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We have some exciting times ahead!

Congratulations to all this year’s competitors!

UK 2019 Gold Medals

Colour Artist – Heather Macenzie, The Style Bar, Sheffield.

Creative Artist – Sophie Kinloch, McIntyres, Dundee.

Runway – Stephanie Darbyshire, Toni&Guy, Deansgate.

Male Grooming – Dexter Johnson, Toni&Guy, Bedford.

People’s Choice – Gjorgi Sokolov, Headmasters, Richmond.

Hair & Beauty Ind. Worth £6 Billion To The UK Economy

The Hair & Beauty industry is worth £6 billion to the UK economy alone.

That’s 8% of the entire retail sector…

For the first time in history, this summer, the hair and beauty industry has been valued at a whopping £6.6 billion! This equates to more than 8% of the total retail sector and marks the enormous importance of our profession to the UK.

The report itself highlights how much money the industry brings to the UK and calls for mandatory licensing to enforce higher standards, which here at MAJOR, we’re all for!

The CEO of the hair & barber council, Keith Conniford has stated: “This report has given us all the information successive governments have asked for and has pushed our cause higher up the political agenda… it is a huge step forward for our cause to making voluntary state registration mandatory and giving the industry the recognition it deserves.”

It is great that the industry has now had an official evaluation, however it is also pretty shocking it’s taken until 2019 to report on an industry that’s well over 100 years old…

…anyway, here’s to another year!

20% Student Discount

New term, new hair?

To kick off the new term, take advantage of our 20% Student Discount! With a valid student card (Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm), you are able to claim 20% off all services in our three salons across Northampton.

Maybe you’re starting Uni this year and you’d like a new look for your new chapter. Our exceptionally trained stylists of all levels are able to perform all hair cutting, hair colouring & styling services. Even if you’re unsure, we’d love to see you for a free consultation, to talk through some possible styles and thoughts you may have.

Bring a Buddy

Call us on 01604 708228 or Book Online →

Our Consultation Promise

Here at MAJOR we pride ourselves on our power of great consultation. We listen to our guests and take the time to paint a picture of how their own style, be it new or refreshed, needs to work for them. We will always take into consideration skin tone, face shape, condition, colour, texture and density before offering our professional advice on how you can get the very best out of your hair, whilst supporting your lifestyle.

To go the extra mile, we will learn from you what you don’t currently like about your hair or scalp, to give you styling tips and prescribe the very best salon exclusive products to combat those problem areas.

We believe, particularly for new guests, a new salon experience can be quite a nerve racking one. For this reason, we work hard to create a totally relaxed and informal environment in all of our salons.

Forget “so the same again?” consultations. Why not try something new? (It doesn’t have to be anything frightening!)

Our Promise to you…

One… to always create a relaxing and informal atmosphere.

Two… to carefully consider all the important factors to find a style that best suits you.

And three… to prescribe the very best home care to take with you, improving your hair condition and style.


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Bespoke Occasion Hair Service


*New service alert*

This year we are ecstatic to announce that we have added a complete bespoke, out of salon, occasion styling service to our roster.

Lead by Senior Creative Stylist, Darcy Major…

Lead by our very own creative stylist Darcy, we can cater to parties out of salon of over 5 people. Darcy has been extensively trained in all areas of hairdressing. She has embarked on multiple, advanced styling courses at the Wella Studio in Trafalgar square, including becoming a Sebastian MOBSTER, honing her craft in editorial and catwalk style.

About the service…

Come and visit us for a complimentary consultation. Together with your party we will talk through any specific requirements & ideas you may have, advise on timings, and help make your day run smooth and stress free.

You may also choose to add a pre-occasion run-through to your package. You’ll come and visit us in-salon, enjoying a glass of prosecco while we create a ‘real time’ run-through to ensure everything goes according to plan on your day.

Party size & pricing…

For larger parties, given enough notice, we can arrange for additional stylists to attend. Pricing is dependant on timing/how many people are in the party. Once we’ve had an in-salon consultation with you, we’ll be able to give you a bespoke quote.

For further info, please call Darcy at our Weston Favell branch…

01604 708228 (option 3)

Join the MAJOR team!

Here at MAJOR we’re growing!

Over the past year our business has been growing, which means we’re on the hunt for new creatives to join our team!

By working for the MAJOR brand means you’ll be getting into a company that in our eyes, is still in its infancy! After 26 years as The Cutting Rooms, last year we completely overhauled our brand to MAJOR. Not only did this enable us to update our image, it also allowed us to restructure our brand, in preparation for the future growth of the industry.

Our big vision… 

We have a big vision, to become one of the biggest hairdressing brands in the country, with the happiness of our guests and our team held at the heart of our company values! Of course this is no easy feat, which is why we’re looking for the best stylists out there to help us to achieve our mammoth goals ahead!

Why us?

So why would you choose to work with us when there are so many other salons pushing recruitment?

  • We’re a big family that have stood the test of time through multiple economic downfalls.
  • We reward our team with an extra week of PAID HOLIDAY every single year!
  • We offer our team ongoing, advanced training opportunities both in-salon and at Wella’s Trafalgar Square studio, all expenses paid… Developing your profile both in-salon and in-industry.
  • As we grow as a brand, you’ll have the chance to grasp career-progressing opportunities. Ever dream of managing or even owning your own salon? We will be able to help you achieve those goals!
  • You’ll also have the chance to enter national & international industry competitions…

How to apply…

To apply please see our careers page or email your CV and cover letter to [email protected]

We look forward to hearing from you!

One A Day & Your Hair Will Stay…

The new NIOXIN food supplement

RECHARGING COMPLEX™ is a multi-nutrient blend with biotin to help support normal healthy-growing hair from the inside out.*

Features & Benefits

    • Helps support normal healthy-growing hair from the inside out*
    • *With biotin and zinc which contribute to the maintenance of normal hair
    • With zinc for the maintenance of normal skin
    • Contains iron
    • 100% FREE FROM gluten and GMO


Hear from Tracy Keen, Full Member of the Institute of Trichologists…

“If you have a hair loss problem due to nutritional based issues, then you need to address those but you need to do them in a doable way, a way that you will manage on a daily basis. Nioxin’s Recharging Complex™ is ideal for this sort of treatment to help them get their hair in recovery.”

We now stock the Nioxin Recharging Complex in our St Leonards Road & Weston Favell branches, they form a fantastic blend of vitamins that will completely balance your diet! There are not many diets that will provide you with this amount of the right nutrients to give you healthy hair, skin & nails.

And it’ll only cost you £1.06 a day! 

How WellaPlex Will Change Your Life…

WellaPlex treatments have revolutionised bleach & tint services in the hairdressing industry. #MakingHistory

Treatments are great for your hair, but there’s one for us that stands out a mile. This is because WellaPlex is an internal treatment that actually strengthens the very core of your hair. By no means a wonder cure, but by having this treatment with every bleach or tint service will absolutely, improve the condition of your hair and make it stronger.

WellaPlex Guarantees

  1. You will have stronger hair
  2. Your colour will last longer
  3. Your hair will have more shine

Particularly if you’re having a bleaching service, then the condition of your hair is absolutely paramount. Bleach dries the hair out, therefore it’s much more susceptible to damage, and it does get damaged. So by building bonds within the hair structure, your hair will be stronger, giving you a much better foundation for future hair colour services.

The Treatment Process

WellaPlex Bond Maker No. 1

The first stage of the treatment is mixing the No. 1 bond maker into the tint or bleach. Once applied, this creates bonds like scaffolding within the fibres during the hair lightening/hair colouring process, to give you stronger hair.

WellaPlex Bond Stabiliser No.2

Once the hair is rinsed, the bond stabiliser is applied and processed for 10 minutes. This rebalances the pH of each strand, further strengthening the hair.

WellaPlex Hair Stabiliser No. 3

To reap the full reward of the treatment, the WellaPlex Hair Stabiliser is offered for home use, an intense treatment to be carried out on a weekly basis, keeping the hair strong until the next in-salon WellaPlex treatment.

To give our guests the opportunity to see for themselves, we’ve reduced this (in-colour) treatment price for a limited time from £15 to just £10!

Further info is displayed on treatment menus throughout all salons, please ask your stylist for more information and bespoke recommendations for your hair type.

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