Upper38

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Hair Perming Salon Plymouth

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Upper38 is an ideally located hair perming salon in Plymouth. Located in Mutley Plain, we provide a modern, warm, welcoming and friendly atmosphere, backed by years of experience and a trained and qualified team of professional hair stylists.

We are an award winning salon that you can trust. We won the Southern Enterprise Award in 2023, the Hair Salon of the Year award at the Corporate Livewire Prestige Awards in 2022 and we have been selected as one of the three Best Rated Salons for the past five consecutive years.

At Upper38, we are dedicated to providing you with first class hair service at competitive prices.

Why Choose Upper38 for Balayage and Perm Hairstyles

Our expert team at Upper38 have updated knowledge, specialising in Balayage and Perms. Our team use the latest styling, colouring and cutting techniques to ensure your hair style needs are met with confidence. We take the time to listen to you, ensuring you receive the hair style of your dreams. Our team are updated on the Baroque Bob to the Curve Cut or the Contour hair cut, all popular styles this year. We also have extensive experience in colour blocking and sun-kissed Balayage, along with being the top hair perming salon in Plymouth.

We are in the perfect Plymouth location. Set on the main bus route in Mutley Plain, we are a quick five minute walk from the university and only a ten minute walk from Drake Circus. If you are visiting by car, enjoy two hours free parking at Napier Terrace NCP car park, only twenty metres from our door or park outside our hair salon in Houndiscombe Road with metered parking.

The Benefits of Balayage Hairstyles

Balayage hairstyles are very popular thee days. Rather than using foil or caps, Balayage uses a freehand technique. Our expert team of hair professionals at Upper38 discuss your hair colour preferences, applying the colour to specific areas of your hair for natural results. It is applied inches down from the roots, giving it a natural and lived-in look.

Balayage is a relatively low maintenance hair colour and you will not be rushing to the salon every week to have your roots touched up, it offers gradual regrowth, making it a beneficial option to add a lighter tone to your natural hair colour.

The Benefits of Perm Hairstyles

If you are constantly styling and curling your hair to give it volume, then a perm hairstyle may be what you are looking for. Perms last several months, giving your hair fullness and volume. It offers a naturally curly look. Our hair perming salon in Plymouth offers hair perming solutions at competitive prices, using the finest quality perming products that does not damage your hair.

Perms are long lasting and very low maintenance. Simply wash your hair and allow to air dry, eliminating the need of using a hair-dryer or curling tongs, that damage your hair over a period of time.

Choosing Upper38 as your hair perming salon in Plymouth will provide you with beautiful hair you can be proud of. Our team use the latest techniques to provide you with the best Balayage and perm hairstyles that you can enjoy today.

We accept walk ins at our Mutley Plain hair perming salon in Plymouth, though we do encourage you to book an appointment. Booking an appointment is quick and easy, simply give our expert hair professionals a call now on 01752 228422.

Excellent4.8 Based on 387 reviews from review us onGillian DevitoGillian Devito ★★★★★ I had my hair cut and blowdried today by Eda. What a lovely woman, very friendly she cut my hair so well I love it! She styled it beautifully and paid so much care and attention.It was a great overall experience, booking was so easy and the email/text confirmation was really useful. I hadn't found a hairdresser in Plymouth yet but feel I have now.Colour next and some treatments as it's a fab all round salon thanks ladies 😊Response from the ownerthank you Gillian, very much appreciated and I will ensure Eda sees such a lovely review xx Lewis MilburnLewis Milburn ★★★★★ I’ve been going to Upper 38 for just under 2 years, everyone is always so welcoming and friendly. I usually go around once a month for a trim with Grant and he always does a brilliant job - I also had my second perm done today with Amanda and I absolutely love it! Everyone there is amazing and always takes the time to talk about the style you want and answer any questions. Amazing service would highly recommend!Cleo HendersonCleo Henderson ★★★★★ This is a review very long overdue! I’ve been visiting Upper 38 for about two years for routine cuts, from when my hair was a very short pixie cut to now growing it out. I usually see Amanda, who is always a pleasure to chat with, very talented and knowledgeable, and always has me leaving feeling amazing about my hair. I often had people tell me how difficult it was to grow out their short cuts and how much they hated it, and I can’t empathise because I have never left Upper 38 not loving how I look! I’ve also attended appointments with some of the other hairdressers on occasion and they have consistently impressed as well. I most recently attended an appointment with Eda, who was attentive, skilled, and very sweet! Every welcome and phone call is warm and friendly, and the prices are very reasonable.Eppsie PageEppsie Page ★★★★★ My first time visiting Upper 38 and I had a restyle with Marie. She was great and I'm so happy with the cut, highly recommend.Emily FletcherEmily Fletcher ★★★★★ I had my hair done here a few weeks ago- cut and colour. Massive thank you to all the staff here, they were so accommodating with squeezing me in and working around my awkward schedule. Staff were really kind, helpful and went above and beyond to get me booked in for the week I requested. Really appreciate it!Marie, who cut and coloured my hair, was really helpful with helping me decide on dyes- she explained everything clearly and gave me some good insight on what would work best for the colour I wanted to go for. End result was wonderful and so pretty- I was super happy, thank you!It’s been a few weeks now and the colour has lasted well too.Overall, highly recommend this hairdressers 😊AyeshaAyesha ★★★★★ Amanda has done such an amazing job with my hair!! Came to get a perm and cut and she’s given me exactly what I was looking for. So happy, thank you so much!Lynsey StantonLynsey Stanton ★★★★★ Samantha van SonSamantha van Son ★★★★★ Had a lovely experience from nearly falling asleep whilst the hair was washed through to the beautiful results of her handiwork. Can't wait for 6-8 weeks to swing by again <3Edit: I have been back 3 or so times and been seen by Kat and Amanda who are both welcoming and skilled in their trade. I saw kat today and I'm nothing but chuffed with the outcome and the recommendation for aftercare. I'm so glad I switched to upper38 from my previous salon everyone is so lovely :)Response from the ownerThanks Sammi xx Laura PenroseLaura Penrose ★★★★★ Eda as always is amazing! A miracle worker and I could not recommend the salon enough! So kind and friendly just all around the best!Caleb KyleCaleb Kyle ★★★★★ Had an absolutely amazing experience from the moment I walked in to the moment I left. The salon has a lovely relaxing atmosphere, and the staff are brilliant. A lovely sincere welcome at the front desk, and stylists who are clearly driven by wanting to deliver an amazing service, with great personality too. Will absolutely be back again and again, thanks to the Upper38 team, and especially Grant for the great cut and beard trim.Katie GoodwinKatie Goodwin ★★★★★ Such a welcoming atmosphere, great service, really happy will definitely be back and can highly recommend the beauty services I’ve receivedResponse from the ownerThank you so much Katie, look forward to seeing you again x Evelyn AlburyEvelyn Albury ★★★★★ Eda was so so lovely!!! My favourite haircut ever. Thankyou Eda xxResponse from the ownerThanks Evelyn, glad you enjoyed it so much x Pamela WhitePamela White ★★★★★ I’m a regular since my first visit, friendly staff, Gemma is a talent waxer. Minimal pain and brilliant results that get better with each visit.Response from the ownerAww, thank yo so much Pamela, very much appreciated x Harriet FieldHarriet Field ★★★★★ I went for a colour and a freshen up after trying to grow out a horrendous cut I got elsewhere. Amanda did a beautiful colour and gave me a cut that made my hair look longer and after months (I haven’t had the chance to go again) I am still super happy with my hair! I haven’t been this happy with it for a long time, she is superb!!!Response from the ownerWow, thank you - that was an amazing review x Molly GardnerMolly Gardner ★★★★★ I love upper 38, I go to Eda every time and she is amazingResponse from the ownerThanks Molly, we think so too xx Jane LiardetJane Liardet ★★★★★ Highly recommend Amanda, always pleased with my cut!Response from the ownerThanks Jane xx Josh CoombsJosh Coombs ★★★★★ Had my hair cut by Grant yesterday. He was great and I am very happy with the end result. Highly recommend him!Response from the ownerThank you so much Josh x Paulomi DeyPaulomi Dey ★★★★★ Thanks Amanda for an amazing Balayage experience. The service started on time, was tailored to my needs and comfortable arrangements in the parlour.Good job!Response from the ownerThank you so much , glad it all went so well, see you again soon x Matthew LawsonMatthew Lawson ★★★★★ My hairdresser Eda knew exactly what to do despite my confused directions, nailed the androgynous vibe i was going for!Response from the ownerThanks Matthew, glad it went so well xx emily burleyemily burley ★★★★★ Marie did a brilliant job with my hair ! She is highly skilled, I would definitely recommend her xResponse from the ownerThank you Emily x Amy BealeAmy Beale ★★★★★ Very friendly and great serviceResponse from the ownerThanks Amy xx Tom LangmeadTom Langmead ★★★★★ Always very helpful and accommodating; they've managed to squeeze me in for appointments, despite their busy schedule!I have been getting my hair cut by Amanda for a while now and I have always been very happy with the results. She takes her time and is very friendly!Response from the ownerThanks Tom, she is meticulous x Stevie FowlerStevie Fowler ★★★★★ Fantastic! Marie always listens to what I want and cuts the best bob!Response from the ownerThanks Stevie xx Steven NeckSteven Neck ★★★★★ Upper38 staff are always welcoming and have great customer service, which creates a good atmosphere. Pauline & Diane always offer a drink when I come in & genuinely ask how I am. My hairdresser Amanda is always consistent with my haircut & checks if there are any changes with style before she begins etc. The price is also reasonable too. I would recommend Upper38 to friends if asked.Response from the ownerAww thanks Steven, even got me and Diane into the review, we love that xx Tierney MacmillanTierney Macmillan ★★★★★ Response from the ownerThank you xx js_loader
Excellent4.9 Based on 531 reviews from review us onGeorgia MuersGeorgia Muers ★★★★★ Incredible experience with Amanda. I came in with an absolute mess on my head, faded red box dye that had been bleached over with a lot of banding. Amanda worked absolute miracles as I not only did a massive chop to donate what I could to the Little Princess Trust, but also fixed the colour more than I knew was even possible with my hair history. She’s given me such a gorgeous colour with some really cool highlights around my face. On top of that, with such thick hair I was always terrified of going short for fear of looking like a triangle because it just poofs up, but she’s given me such a beautiful shape to prevent that from happening. I cannot recommend enough and will 100% be back again. 🫶🏻🫶🏻🫶🏻Hayley IrisHayley Iris ★★★★★ Hannah was great. She fit me in last minute, listened to what I needed and delivered despite my being a bit vague.

I hadn’t had my hair cut in a couple of years, and it was ratty and full of split ends. When it gets brushed it was a fluffy mess. 20 mins sat in Hannah’s chair; and it looks and feels so much healthier.

10/10 would recommend
Rebecca WalshRebecca Walsh ★★★★★ The happiest I’ve been with a haircut in years! Eda did a great job and the salon is lovely and friendly!Kerrie JoblingKerrie Jobling ★★★★★ Eda fixed my hair when the roots were so over grown and it had all different tones and colours going through it. She gave it a really good cut and her technique for highlights is 10/10. Cannot recommend enough, everyone is friendly and nothing is too much trouble.Shannon McFaddenShannon McFadden ★★★★★ Had my first hair appointment at this salon yesterday morning and will definitely be returning in the future! Eda did a wonderful job with my hair and I couldn't be more pleased with how it turned out. I also had an eyebrow wax done by Autumn and it's safe to say my brows have never looked better. Amazing service!Amy ProllAmy Proll ★★★★★ AMAZING! Walked out with my dream hair in one appointment! Amanda was incredible, can’t recommend enough!David ShulDavid Shul ★★★★★ My wife's review (Emma S):
I had my hair cut and highlighted a week last Thursday, and I cannot really convey how delighted I am with the result. Eda is unlike any other hairdresser I have ever been to. Because of her unique training she uses different techniques that are not "one size fits all", and tailors the highlights individually each time. In all my years of having my hair done, I have never seen such expertise and care to get it exactly right. She is just amazing. It does take a little longer than a normal appointment, but it is completely worth the wait, the highlights are beautiful, and because of the unique way she does them the regrowth doesn't show that quickly and I only need to re-book after 3 months. I have been coming to have my hair done by Eda now for nearly a year and I can honestly say that each time I leave I feel like a princess. She is just on a different level from all the other hairdressers I have been going to, and I never want to go anywhere else 🙂
Talis SpiritTalis Spirit ★★★★★ Lewis gave me a stunning and gorgeous dimensional copper balayage, taking the time to make sure that I got exactly what I wanted.

Would 10000% recommend Upper38 for those looking for a professional and fabulous result! All the staff are so friendly!
Haider JafriHaider Jafri ★★★★★ Big thank you to the Upper38 team, especially Grant. I usually have a lot of issues with getting my hair cut or trimmed. Grant made me feel comfortable, took his time, exuded confidence and made sure everything matched what I was asking for. 100% coming back here for next time.James WillisJames Willis ★★★★★ Had my hair cut by grant, the only barber I will go to! Quality cut and a nice environment in there, would recommend anyone to goTina HaleTina Hale ★★★★★ Loved this place - everyone was so friendly and loved my hair. Can't recommend enoughHelga PinnHelga Pinn ★★★★★ Professional and attention to detail. Great first experience. Kat really understood my hair and what I wanted. Thank you Upper 38. I’ll be back.Cally EPCally EP ★★★★★ I had a cut and balayage done with the lovely Amanda and I am delighted with the results! I am very low maintenance and never know what I want but Amanda was very helpful with suggestions and asking the right questions and made me feel really at ease and understood my style! She was also very kind and accommodated squeezing me in before my holiday, I didn't catch her name but the receptionist was also really lovely!Catherine AnsellCatherine Ansell ★★★★★ Very reasonably priced for an excellent service! Love the tips I get given on how to style my hair!Liam DungateLiam Dungate ★★★★★ Brilliant hair salon, having the ability to book slots makes it so much easier to work around. The stylists are beyond professional and are always quick to update me on appointment changes and updates. Its incredibly fair priced and I've never had an issue with them. Forever recommended!!!!!!Gaynor DoltonGaynor Dolton ★★★★★ Just had a fabulous cut and blow dry from Amanda @Upper38. She also gave me loads of great advice and has made me feel like a million dollars. Thank you 😊Sarah CurtinSarah Curtin ★★★★★ Great service and amazing cut by Amanda.
She also does a good job and the staff are super
Friendly and the price is very reasonable. Would definitely recommend.
Martine HallMartine Hall ★★★★★ My second time with Amanda. Another great experience and for a curly top, it’s always a worry. But Amanda has got it right, and great highlights too.
It’s also a really nice atmosphere in the salon. A great mix of clients; it feels diverse and inclusive. All the staff seem so lovely and it has very relaxed feel.
Liz Jane RaperLiz Jane Raper ★★★★★ Highly recommend Upper38, literally everyone was just so lovely from booking the appointment to everyone in between. It’s such a chilled out salon, so relaxing and nothing felt like a chore, they were so attentive and I couldn’t have wished for a better finish, it was exactly as I had pictured in my mind.Natalecia FordNatalecia Ford ★★★★★ Cody was amazing, I would recommend her to anyone needing intimate waxing. She is very professional and gentle. The staff are friendly too.Kara NobleKara Noble ★★★★★ Wonderfully friendly salon. Amanda does my hair, I imagine I’m not the easiest client, she is always so kind and patient and most importantly so skilled and talented.Isabelle MilesIsabelle Miles ★★★★★ I came in for a dry cut and Eda did my hair beautifully and curled it. She always makes my hair look so beautiful and I leave feeling great about it. I couldn’t recommend her highly enough. She is a brilliant hair dresserJack TuckerJack Tucker ★★★★★ I had an amazing perm experience today at Upper38! Incredibly skilled and attentive. She listened to my preferences and executed the perm with precision. The result? Stunning, natural-looking curls that have garnered compliments from everyone. The salon's welcoming atmosphere and attention to customer comfort made the experience even more enjoyable. I'm beyond satisfied and will definitely be returning to Upper38 for future hairstyling needs. Highly recommended! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Nadia SibunruangNadia Sibunruang ★★★★★ First time going to Upper38 and would 100% recommend. They are all so lovely in there and I had Lewis who was amazing. He did my hair perfectly and I couldn’t be happier with it. Will definitely be going back! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Lucia LuciaLucia Lucia ★★★★★ Thank you to Eda! I love my hair results! I came in with a hint of blue, and a mess of very out grown balayage hair! She has worked miracles, and I am just so happy. She has great attention to detail and is lovely, and highly recommend Eda's service to anyone. The rest of Upper 38 staff were also lovely. Thank you so much x
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Ladies

Cuts (10 % disc for Students/NHS/Forces) on Cuts

Dry Trim & Finish/Style – £25.00*
Dry Cut Restyle – £30.00*
Wash Cut and Blowdry – £36.00*
Restyle Wash Cut & Blowdry – £42.00*

*Very long/thick hair may incur an additional charge.

Colouring

HIGHLIGHTS/WOVEN FOILS & BLOWDRY/STYLE
T-Section Foils– from £60
Half Head Foils – from £70
Full Head Foils – from £80
Back-to-back foils from £90

(ADD A CUT FOR £15)

FULL HEAD TINT & BLOWDRY/STYLE
Short Hair £55
Medium Hair £63
Long Hair £70
Regrowth Tint – £50

(ADD A CUT FOR £15)

(If bleaching required first, price on Consultation)
(Fashion colour, price on Consultation).

BALAYAGE & COLOUR CORRECTION
Balayage/Ombre – from £95 – price on consultation
Colour Correction/colour stripping – price on consultation

OLAPLEX – Added to colour treatment £16-20

Note: A skin test is required on all colours and tints at least 48 hours before application.

Other

Finishing & Styling

Blowdry & Style – from £20
Straightening – from £15
Hair Up – from £25
Ceramic Curls – from £15
Conditioning / Olaplex Treatment (inc. blowdry) – from £32

*Very long/thick hair may incur an additional charge.

Perms

PERMS INCLUDING CUT & BLOWDRY:
Short hair from £60.00
Medium Hair from £75
Long Hair from £85

Extensions

Real Hair Extensions
Price on consultation

Kids (10 Years of age and below)

Children Dry Cuts – age 10 or under:

Girls £14.40
Boys from £8.00

Age 11+ will be charged at student discount rates