Walk-ins welcome or book an appointment now 01752 228422


12th Nov 2017


Get your hair ready for Christmas parties at our salon in Plymouth near Drake Circus

Here’s a few STUNNING, yet relatively EASY TO DO, hairstyle ideas to get you through this Christmas’ Party season.    We figure “less is more”, so even though there are thousands of on-line tutorials, we’ve just included a couple to keep things simple.    BUT, no matter which style you fancy,  follow our 4 Ps rule – PRACTICE & PERFECT PRIOR TO PARTY.


SHORT PARTY HAIR – Why not jazz up short hair with HAIR ORNAMENTS  to add sophistication, or a twinkle of HAIR GLITTER to make you shine (lots of high street accessory shops offer both).    If you have sufficient length, consider localised BRAIDINGvery on-trend – check out this ON LINE TUTORIAL.    WARNINGS – Braiding works better on thicker hair; don’t overdo the hair ornaments (too weddingy); remember the glitter WILL get onto your clothes as you apply it so wear a cape.


BIG BOUNCY HOLLYWOOD – Suits most face shapes, and can make finer hair look glorious.   You’ll need tools including Big Heated Rollers, Hairspray (a lorry load), shine spray, and styling lotion (oh and patience whilst rolling rollers!). WARNING – Best on slightly dirty hair, and will be more challenging on very thick, very straight or very long hair.    Loads of other tutorials on Youtube but check out this easy ON LINE TUTORIAL


MESSY OR HALF UPDO (WITH OR WITHOUT BRAIDS) –  Surprisingly easier sometimes than they look, and will add the ultimate sophistication to any party outfit.   Again, works better on slightly dirty hair, so don’t wash your hair that day and get your kit together – elastic bands, grips, hairspray, and comb.   If you’re the right age, try adding a little GLITTER  along the parting to create a bit of sparkle.      WARNING – you will be working BEHIND YOUR HEAD a lot, so arrange mirrors accordingly (unless you have a jelly head like the weird fish from Attenborough’s Blue Planet!).     The first photo below from ON-LINE TUTORIAL “SMALL THINGS HAIR” is AMAZINGLY EASY to do, (and she covers nearly every style below in other tutorials.)


If having practised you are still struggling to achieve the right look, here at Upper 38 we will be delighted to help and are offering a FREE CONDITIONING TREATMENT with every Wash & Blowdry (which start from only £13!), and/or FREE HAIR GLITTER with every updo (updos from £25-30).

Upper38 are also offering FREE CLUSTER LASHES when you book 3 or more beauty treatments for December.

For all Special Offers and Freebies, check out our PROMOTIONS PAGE.





Extended opening Friday 15th and 22nd December 9.30-7pm.

Open Sunday 24th December (Xmas Eve) and Sunday 31st December (New Years Eve) 10am-2pm.

CLOSED Monday 25th-Thursday 28th inc. and Monday 1st & Tuesday 2nd January 2018.





Share This



Milk_Shake Hair Products

milk_shake hair products have a fantastic porfolio of professional products that include a range of colours, shampoo, conditioner, intensive hair treatments and hair styling products that will all become the perfect additions to your daily hair care routine.

Part of the Z-one concept group, a young, innovative and dynamic Italian company offering hair and beauty products worldwide.

milk_shake offers the benefits of milk and fruit for wellbeing and beauty to satisfy the needs of the discerning consumer and salon professional.


Kaeso Natural Skincare Range

The Kaeso ethos is to embody naturally derived ingredients with essential treatment formulas to deliver effective and luxurious professional products. All products are free from Parabens, Sulphates, Propylene Glycol and Mineral Oil.

Kaeso’s unique formulations are made with the finest, natural ingredients to assure the highest quality skincare. Natural ingredients are a fundamental part of the formulas and have been from the start. The formulation team at Kaeso source proven and effective botanical extracts and are committed to choosing ingredients that are renowned for their true benefits to the skin. Each product has been carefully designed to meet with Kaeso’s Innocence Criteria.

Kaeso and Upper38 offers an array of specialised treatments to address the individual preferences and skin’s changing needs. Within the extensive Kaeso collection, there is a fusion of natural products that maintain and restore your body, mind and well being and allow you to create a simple and personalised regime to achieve great results.


Uppercut Deluxe

With strong hold and just the right amount of shine that doesn’t dry out, this Pomade has it all. The best bit – it washes out with no fuss.

Deluxe Pomade has been designed for the discerning kinda guy who has a particular style in mind. Perfect for timeless, classic looks – such as high pompadours, side parts or slick-back sides


Reuzel Pomade

One of the World's best known grooming pomades for men, Upper38 use and stock both Blue Reuzel Pomade, and Red Reuzel Pomade.


Knotty Boy

Got dreadlocks? Always wanted ‘em? Since 1998, Knotty Boy DreadStuff dreadlock products have been helping hundreds of thousands of people, worldwide and of ALL hair-types, get nappy and happy. Knotty Boy all-natural (and sweet-smelling!) products make starting, maintaining and now even REMOVING dreadlocks fast, clean and SO easy. Yes indeed, knotty boy products, are a great selection of dread products that are especially designed to make your dreadful journey as speedy and easy as possible.



Spray tanning for a natural looking tan – A professional spray tan that’s good for you

Is now more popular than ever before thanks to our developments in product formulations and application equipment.

Gone are the days of the ‘orange’ jibes that plagued the industry, as Sienna X spray tanning now gives a gorgeous, natural- looking tan without the inherent dangers of skin damage that can result from over exposure to UVA/B rays, letting you look stunningly tanned all year round.

Just some of the reasons why you should have a Sienna x spray tan, its …

Quick – takes just 10 minutes
Safe – no UVA/UVB to damage your skin
So natural looking – different strengths to suit your skin type
Good for you – no wrinkles just nourishing/moisturising ingredients
High profile – top shows and celebrities love Sienna X
Confidence boosting – you’ll love the way it makes you look and feel



men-u is a multi-award winning, critically and media acclaimed range of men’s grooming products available from top salons and barbers. It is a revolutionary line of high performance, ultra concentrate products. A little goes a long way!


Grey Blending

Men Are Not Women

Men have their own styles. Their own cuts. And their own attitude. To blend the gray from a man’s hair, you need techniques and products crafted specifically for him.

For more than 15 years, American Crew has been the salon brand that men trust. Now we’re introducing a gray blending system for their unique needs. It gives you the ability to create natural colour men want in just five minutes.