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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 325 reviews from review us onEmily BennettoEmily Bennetto ★★★★★ Absolutely amazing! Honestly. This was a surprise for. My birthday and everything was fantastic! Makeup artist Gma was fabulous, almost had me wetting myself laughing as she gave me a free therapy session 🤣, and while she was doing that she made me look and feel like a million pounds. Then Marie did my hair (I have ptsd from a previous lord farquad hair do) and she smashed it. I looked and felt so amazing. Definitely recommend and now I have to come from bodmin to get my hair and makeup done. Nowhere else will do.Loved every single second.Katie UptonKatie Upton ★★★★★ Lovely salon, Lewis is great!Response from the owneryou're a star, thank you Katie xx Nicole SolomonNicole Solomon ★★★★★ Had my hair cut by the lovely Eda a couple Saturdays ago, she was amazing! Very skilled and gave me the best professional blowdry! Love my hair, thank you Eda!Lovely airy & friendly salon,NicoleResponse from the ownerThank you Nicole, much appreciated xx Deepthi JoseDeepthi Jose ★★★★★ Had done my eyebrows recently by Cody.She has done an amazing job. Im really happy with my eyebrows now. Highly recommend.Response from the ownerDeepthi, glad you like them, see you again soon x Jessica VickersJessica Vickers ★★★★★ I visit to get my usual dry cut done by Amanda and she does a fantastic job. She gave me useful tips on straightening my hair and is also polite, professional and great to talk to! The customer service is excellent and I would highly recommend upper 38. Thanks again!Response from the ownerthank you Jessica, ,much appreciated x James WillisJames Willis ★★★★★ Great cut by Grant, only guy I’ll go to for a trim up, lovely shop and friendly staffResponse from the ownerThank you James, much appreciated x Christina LL arkinChristina LL arkin ★★★★★ Always very friendly and welcoming. Excellent hairdresser thankyou AmandaResponse from the ownerThanks Christina, we aim to please xx Mya HatfieldMya Hatfield ★★★★★ Everyone was so lovely and welcoming! Really chilled, calm atmosphere. Will definitely be returning 🩷Response from the ownerthank you Mya, see you again soon xx Louise RiceLouise Rice ★★★★★ Amanda my stylist was very knowledgeable with perms and I was very pleased with the results and how she cut my hair. Would highly recommend this salon and the price was very reasonable. She was very friendly and likeable.Response from the ownerThank you Louise x Jo DJo D ★★★★★ Fantastic salon, calm and friendly atmosphere. My hairdresser was brilliant, very patient and I am very happy with my hair colour and cut. Definitely will be back. Thank you very much xResponse from the ownerMuch appreciated Jo, see you again soon x Kerry LakeKerry Lake ★★★★★ Absolutely super pleased with my new haircut and colour from Uoper38. It’s taken me years to find a hairdresser who can cut what I ask for. Lewis you nailed it !! I will defo be back again & again .Response from the ownerThanks Kerry - see you again soon x peachopeacho ★★★★★ Second time I have supported a client to Upper 38 for a haircut and both times has been a positive experience. The professionalism and fantastic approach to vulnerable adults is why Ill continue to recommend here.Response from the ownerThank you, thats really kind of you to review us, much appreciated xx Ewa Bar.Ewa Bar. ★★★★★ Super place, brilliant stuff very friendly, but Amanda is the best hairdresser I've ever met here. I always leave satisfied 👏👌👏⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🥇🥇🥇🥇Response from the ownerThank you so much Ewa x Janine SteerJanine Steer ★★★★★ Had my hair cut with Kat, what can I say, she was brilliant, love my cut and felt like a new person! Lovely friendly salon, love the décor and everyone was so friendly. Thank you Upper 38, I will be back ❤️👌Response from the ownerThanks Janine, will ensure Kat sees this review xx Georgia Milicevic-mccannGeorgia Milicevic-mccann ★★★★★ Best hairdressers in plymouth! I had Eda and she is wonderful! she cut my hair how I asked and more , made me feel so beautiful and hair feels and looks great☺️ all staff are super welcoming and friendly , the best experience i’ve had with hairdressers xxResponse from the ownerThank you Georgia xx Hayley RanachanHayley Ranachan ★★★★★ Had a balayage done by Eda. Very pleased with the result.Response from the ownerApologies for delay in replying Hayley, thanks for takin the time to review xx Phoebe HillPhoebe Hill ★★★★★ Lewis always does my hair amazing! I’ve never come away not over the moon 🙂 Wouldn’t recommend him enough !!Response from the ownerThank you Phoebe, much appreciated xx Julia KmietowiczJulia Kmietowicz ★★★★★ had my hair done by Lewis, amazing service could not recommend enough 🙂 my hair feels amazing and looks so freshResponse from the ownerApologies for delay in replying and thank you for the view Julia xx Liz JohnstonLiz Johnston ★★★★★ Love this place! The lady I speak to on the phone and on the instagram is always super lovely, and she was really patient and helpful when I had to reschedule. Brought my mum in last time to give her a nice day out as my dad (her husband) has been really sick, and the lady cutting her hair (Amanda) was really sweet and chatty with her and made her smile which was really nice to see! Marie who cut my hair was also great, did exactly what I asked for and was very patient with me when I changed my mind about what colour i wanted to go at the last minute in the chair 😭. Theres a little chihuahua that walks about is very sweet and friendly too!! Been here three or four times now, and each time has been great! Had Lewis do my hair blonde a couple of years ago and he did an amazing job. It's always really affordable too which is great for me since I'm a student!Response from the ownerThank you Liz, what a wonderful review, much appreciated xx lily childslily childs ★★★★★ Eda did a lovely job on my haircut and even recommended me a crème to help my hair recover! lovely job and great experience xxResponse from the ownerThank you Lily, amazing beautiful hair x Charlotte CoppCharlotte Copp ★★★★★ I had a wash, cut and blow dry and it was lush! The hairdresser i had was amazing, hair feels fresh.Response from the ownerThat is very kind Charlotte, thank you so much and have a great xmas xx Rita JonesRita Jones ★★★★★ As a new customer I was fortunate to get a cancellation appointment so close to Christmas! Phone manner very helpfulAmanda was so knowledgeable and discussed possibility's and also suggested colour but also listened to what I had hoped to achieveHer experience showed in the result which was far more than I had expectedReally fantastic blonde and ash browns and finished off with a perfect cutIt really has made my Christmas !I shall be making this salon my permanent hairdresser from now onVery impressed on the standard of hairdressing and the lovely staff who make everyone so welcomeResponse from the ownerRita, thank you so much, I feel like we should give you a 5-star review for such a wonderful review! If that makes any sense! I know Amanda enjoyed her time with you and we will look forward to your next visit. Have a great Xmas xx nicola deemingnicola deeming ★★★★★ Lovely staff and made me feel very welcome. Did an absolutely amazing job of my hair - I love it.Response from the ownerOh wow, thank you Nicola, your hair did look amazing. xx amy clarkeamy clarke ★★★★★ Amazing 🙂 Really helpful and lovely people! Definetly recommend!Response from the ownerWow, thank you Amy xx js_loader
Excellent4.9 Based on 532 reviews from review us onHaider 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! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Jessie MullenJessie Mullen ★★★★★ I had a fantastic experience at upper 38 Lewis is a top guy who gave me an awesome haircut and put a cucumber in my iced water which was so refreshing that I will be doing at at home from now on, cheers upper 38 and to the main man Lewis. 🤙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 xAnnabelle MuftiAnnabelle Mufti ★★★★★ This was my first time visiting the salon and I couldn’t recommend Eda enough! So happy with my new hair and she was so kind and lovely, what a pleasant experience!Steven NeckSteven Neck ★★★★★ Fairly new to Upper38 and have been going for about 3 months now. You always get greeted when you walk in. Professional and friendly manner.
Happy with my new hair style, which Amanda was personalised & patient to cut it the way I wanted it after showing pictures.
Dave ApplebyDave Appleby ★★★★★ I use Upper 38 as my barber and thoroughly recommend it. Guys - ask for Lewis! He knows what he’s doing and listens to what you want.Toby LeverToby Lever ★★★★★ Good group of people, chilled atmosphere and best haircut I’ve had in a while!Jozmari LegawanJozmari Legawan ★★★★★ Great place to get your hair done. People are nice and overall a friendly environment. I had a perm done and couldn't have asked for a better result. highly recommend to come here.Tracy SmithTracy Smith ★★★★★ This was my first time in this lovely Hairdressers , had Amanda I came away very happy with my new haircut, am definitely coming back . It was a pleasant experience, would definitely recommendSue JoblingSue Jobling ★★★★★ So friendly, and excellent service


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

Dry Trim & Finish/Style – £25.00*
Dry Cut Restyle – £28.00*
Wash Cut and Blowdry – £32.00*
Restyle Wash Cut & Blowdry – £36.00*

*There may be a small additional charge for very long hair/very thick hair.


HIGHLIGHTS/WOVEN FOILS (inc.cut & blow/style)
T-Section Foils– from £63
Half Head Foils – from £73
Full Head Foils – from £83
Back-to-back foils from £93

Very thick, very long hair will incur an additional charge

FULL HEAD TINT (inc. cut & blow/style)
Short Hair £64
Medium Hair £69
Long Hair £76
Regrowth Tint – £59

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

Balayage/Ombre – from £85
Colour Correction/colour stripping – price on consultation

OLAPLEX – Added to colour treatment £16

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

Very long, or very thick hair, may incur an additional charge on all colouring services.


Finishing & Styling

Blowdry & Style – from £15.00
Curly Blowdry – from £20
Straightening – from £15
Hair Up – from £25
Ceramic Curls – from £15
Conditioning / Olaplex Treatment (inc. blowdry) – from £22.00

*Extremely long hair may incur an additional charge.


Perms including free cut and blowdry
Short hair (from) £50.00
Medium Hair (from) £60
Long Hair (from) £75


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