ABOUT US


Established in 1972 by Phillip Parkin, Hair by Phillip is one of the area’s most well known and respected salons.  Based in Stotfold, just outside the market town of Hitchin "Phillip's salon" has been an integral part of the community for over 40 years.


During the 90s and 00s Phillip represented Great Britain in 6 World Championships and scooped many of the UK's top awards including:

  • British Champion 2001 and 2010
  • British Bridal Champion
  • Northern Ireland Champion
  • Bronze Medalist in the European Championships
  • South of England Champion
  • Britain's Best Bride Winner 2012 & 2014


Now retired, multi-award-winning founder Phillip Parkin has handed the salon down to his two daughters, Gemma and Sarah, who are supported by a wonderful team of talented individuals.


Creative director, Gemma has followed in her Father's footsteps and has also won many awards too, including:


  • Student of the Year Nominee at Pantene Pro-V Awards 2002
  • Britain's Best Bride Runner up 2012
  • Welsh Bridal Champion 2013

Our aim is to provide the best hair service, within a relaxed and friendly environment. Whether you're looking for a complete restyle, an exciting new colour, or just a trim, you'll get a friendly welcome at Hair by Phillip.


To give our valued clients the very best advice and expertise, we believe in growing talent from within. Tuesday is our training day and our two qualified assessors dedicate the day to our NVQ hairdressing apprentices, teaching them the skills they need to be suberb hair stylists.


It's this dedication to training and improvement that's enabled us to achieve many awards over the years. We were officially crowned Britain's Best Bridal Hairstylist 2012 & 2014.


In addition to this, we also boast an in-house certified Goldwell Colour Expert, giving us highest acolade in colour, and ensures our colour knowledge is of the highest standard. We have even been told by clients we are the best hair colourists in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire!


To book an appointment, please call us on 01462 730342 or book online.

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