The UK's second-largest city, in population and economic clout, Birmingham is the beating heart of the English Midlands. It came to national prominence during the Industrial Revolution as a manufacturing hub and the extensive network of canals is a testament to this era. Today, Birmingham is dominated by the financial and service industries. Like all cosmopolitan cities, Birmingham is home to plenty of hairdressers, and so there are salons to suit all tastes and stylistic needs. Eagle-eyed bargain hunters in need of a haircut will be pleased to know that many Birmingham venues are offering great discounts on Groupon. Whether it's a simple short back and sides or a brand new do you're after, you can find your new favourite hair stylist in Birmingham.
The area around Birmingham New Street railway station has plenty for the modern shopper, and there's a hustle and bustle from morning until night. If you're in the area, for work or for pleasure, and you want to book a haircut, take a look at the fine selection of hairdressers Birmingham city centre has to offer. Founded in 2006 by award-winning stylist Aid Tams, Bad Apple Hair in the Burlington Arcade offer clients creative cuts and contemporary styles. Hush Hair & Beauty on Stephenson Street provide a unisex service and cater for a range of budgets. The salon is a welcome retreat from the busy streets of Brum and aims to give clients a rejuvenating experience each time they visit.
North of Birmingham city centre is the Jewellery Quarter. As the name suggests, this was historically where the city's jewellery makers set up shop. Today, much money is being invested in to turn it into a hub for the creative industries. Creative people enjoy hairstyles that are a little out of the ordinary and we all love a little pampering. At Dale Hairdressing on Caroline Street, the highly-trained staff offer clients a little of both! For guys living or working in the area, check out Jake's Barbers on St. Paul's Square. They offer great men's cuts at reasonable prices in a relaxed atmosphere with a rock 'n' roll feel.
Since the 1960's, the area around Hurst Street, just south of Birmingham city centre has been fuelled by migrants from Hong Kong. Sandwiched between the Irish Quarter and the Gay Village, the Chinese Quarter is a buzzing part of town full of restaurants, shops, bars and hair salons. Check out Charlie's Axis Hair in the Arcadian Centre for affordable cuts, great styles and special Moroccanoil treatments to smooth and nourish hair. Salon Revolution on Smallbrook Queensway specialise in both Afro and European hair and are situated minutes from the Bullring shopping centre. And for discerning men, there's Aceface Barbers who offer contemporary coiffeurs and male grooming in a vintage-style salon.