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15 Gender-Neutral Barbers and Hairdressers In The UK and Ireland

Updated: Mar 28

Looking for the right hairdresser can be a hassle at the best of times, but when it comes to pricing why should your gender determine the price of a haircut? Here's a quick list of queer-owned and queer-friendly barbers and salons in the UK and Ireland that offer gender-neutral pricing:



Barbarette

London, England

"We are a small, self-financed, fully accessible hub offering gender-neutral cuts at affordable prices. As one of the first established gender-neutral hair salons in the UK, we don't believe in paying extra for your gender, so our price list is solely in line with the style and length you're after. We also proudly cater for all hair types and textures."



Location:

Unit 1, Warwick Works

Lower Clapton

London

E5 8QJ



Open Barbers

London, England

"Open Barbers is a hairdressing service welcoming people of all/no genders and sexualities, with any hair length and type. As a not-for-profit Social Enterprise, our prices are on a sliding scale, where you pay what you can afford starting at £2.


Everyone is welcome! We specialise in friendly, attentive and personalised services, and we have lots of experience cutting hair free from gender stereotypes."



Location:

4 Clunbury Street

London

N1 6TT



Lightning Like Scissors

Brighton, England

"Lightning Like Scissors is Brighton’s first non-binary, gender-neutral barber shop and hair colour specialist, offering a friendly and safe space for the LGBTQIA+ and Neurodiverse community to express themselves freely, without judgement.


This forward-thinking, award-winning studio believes that haircuts have no gender – so it’s time to break the binary and UNF*#K THE CISTEM!"



Location:

48 Norfolk Square,

Brighton

BN1 2PA



Shotgun Barbers

Bristol, England

"At Shotgun we charge by the length of your hair, not gender. You pick your length-cut and our specialists will take care of you. We have assembled only the best hairdressers & barbers with a passion for creative cutting and creative colour, from Balayage to beards fades to fringes, we got ya!"



Location:

20 Bond Street

Bristol

BS1 3L



WoW Hair and Beauty Bar

Cardiff, Wales

"Welcome to WoW – an LGBTQ+ inclusive salon with gender-neutral pricing. We charge for the service you receive, not for who you are or how you identify! We are all unique in our own special way: none of us should feel the need to fit into other boxes. At WoW, staff and clients alike come together in one place to be accepted for who we are. After all, we are one of the few UK’s fully LGBTQ+ inclusive and gender-neutral salons."



Location:

25 Pen y Lan Road

Roath

Cardiff

CF24 3PG



Joshuaa Shaun Hair Salon

Birmingham, England

"We offer our clients something out of the ordinary. Our mission has always been to provide a safe space regardless of gender, sexuality, race or religion; becoming the first salon in the city to offer a price list purely based on services, rather than gender."



Location:

1471 Pershore Rd

Stirchley

Birmingham

B30 2JL



Mr Snipsnipp

Sheffield, England

"Mr Snipsnipp is Sheffield’s first actively queer-friendly and gender-inclusive barbershop!


Found in Sheffield’s favourite hidden gem, Hagglers Corner, we are a safe space for people of any and every identity to get the haircut they want."



Location:

Hagglers Corner

Queens Road

Sheffield

S2 4DU



Curtis and York

Nottingham, England

"Studs, Hooligans, Queens, Dykes, Reprobates & Ageing Degenerates Most Welcome. LGBTQ+ Trans friendly/safe space. Whilst we do work with clippers on short hair, we are keen on longer hair requiring scissor cutting.


Scissor Cut/Longer Hair: £19.75

Clipper & Scissor Cut/Short Back & Sides: £16.75

Crew Cut/Buzz Cut: £9.75"



Location:

4 Goose Gate

Nottingham

NG1 1FE



Fruttii London

London, England

"Fruittii London, a space where you enter feeling comfortable, relaxed without judgment, a safe and confidential place to those who are seeking to understand and be understood.


Our team of artistic hair therapists work with you creating a hairstyle that will excel your confidence, enhance your beauty to a level where you feel like your soul has been cleansed!


We are a dog friendly salon so you are welcome to bring your animal with you. We have a salon dog who is there part time, and if you wish for a dog free zone on your visit, please email us to make a request."



Location: Unit A, Norfolk House

9 Brookmill Road

SE8 4HL



CHAIR

Cork, Ireland

"Cork's curl specialist salon. Our salon is one of inclusivity with no gender and no binary - all ages, all welcome.


We want you to feel safe and celebrated, we have a wild mixture of clients from LGBTQI rainbow to sweet knitting circles & our hardcore metal-heads! We welcome neurodivergent people, feel free to ask us about times that suit you that are quieter or if you are a little shy."



Location:

22 Georges Quay

Cork City

T12 HPP9



Hair By Glenn Miller

York, England

"Glenn specialises in advanced blonding and balayage techniques, creating low-maintenance colour, and damage-free, trichologist-approved, hair extensions.


Glenn also offers advice and services tailored towards helping LGBTQ+ people feel their most authentic selves, in a caring, judgement-free environment and offers inclusive gender-free pricing."



Location:

3D Hair and Beauty

15-19 Shambles

York

YO1 7LZ



Stag Barber Co.

Edinburgh, Scotland

"Our prices are based on hair length, not gender and as a result, we have a hugely diverse range of clients. We have clients who are doctors and clients who are drag queens. There are antique dealers, multi millionaires and students from the school of art on the corner. All of them meet in our shop, at Stag we all come together."



Location:

10 Haymarket Terrace

Edinburgh

EH12 5JZ



Barber Below

Manchester, England

"Barber Below is a family. Our gender-neutral safe space is all about being true to yourself and your own unique style. We are based underneath the RCNQ salon in the heart of the bustling NQ. Our space is reminiscent of a super-stylish 70s living room. With a nostalgic playlist to match, we guarantee this’ll be your new favourite hair haunt!"



Location:

10 Hilton Street

Manchester

M1 1JF



KITCH Hair

London, England

"At KITCH we aim to offer the highest standards alongside a unique salon experience, with the comfort and relaxed feeling of having your hair done at home in the kitchen with friends.


We treat everyone as equals by providing a price list based on hair length, time and products not gender. "



Location: 4 Charlton Place London N1 8AJ



The Gentlefolks Barber

Ossett, England

"To ensure affordability for all my clients, all services have been made available at a sliding scale price. You can find The Gentlefolks Barber at Opal Hair, (a safe and inclusive salon in Ossett) as well as at pop-up barber shops and queer venues throughout the year.


You can also pay for someone else's haircut with our pay-it-forward program which enables me to offer free haircuts to anyone who is black or trans and on low income."


(check out their instagram for updates on upcoming pop-up events)


Location: 4 Wellgate Ossett

WF5 8NS



Proper Barbers

Olney, England

"Our team of specialists are thrilled to bring our passion, knowledge, and creativity to the beautiful market town of Olney and surrounding villages. Our aim, as a small but ever-expanding business, is to create a gender-neutral environment, for people of all ages to enjoy, relax and unwind."


Proper Barbers offers gender-neutral barbering, eyebrow, and nail appointments.



Location:

Dagnall House

Stanley Court

Olney

MK46 5NH



Blunt Lines Salon

Reading, England

"Blunt Lines salon is here for the ultimate alternative salon experience. Whether that’s because you prefer to stay away from mainstream or you don’t like the usual salon experiences.


My space is open to all people, it’s about the hair nothing else. It’s a safe space for you to have the freedom to be YOU!No topics are off limits and I can create the hair of your deepest desires! We’re going to have a blast!."



Location:

229 Peppard Road

Emmer Green

RG4 8UQ



Want to add your hairdressers to our list? Follow us on twitter @ProudGeekStore or email us at contact@proud-geek.co.uk

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