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Cut Above


One of Skipton’s longest running salons, Cut Above, is home to passionate stylists and loyal clientele, creating a friendly, professional atmosphere. “We believe the way you look has a huge impact on the way you feel. Whether you’re wanting a whole new look or just a freshen up, we’re happy to help you” – Says owner, Hilary Tyson-Herd. 


“So many of my clients have been coming to me for years, so we’ve grown together and become part of one another’s lives. There’s a wonderful community spirit in my salon – I really love that.”

Cut Above has been at home on Water Street for 22 years. Today, the team consists of Hilary and Emma, who joined the team 7 years ago as a trainee. 

Over the years, Hilary has witnessed many changes, in both the industry and her own salon. “It’s great to see how the industry has developed over the years. New products enable us to push the limits further and further, without the risk of permanent damage, especially when colouring. The variety of available colours today is amazing too and all the products are much gentler than they used to be, with natural base ingredients. There’s so much great stuff to work with these days, it’s as exciting for us as it is for the client ready for a new look!” 

Cut Above uses premium British brand, Affinage Salon Professional, creators of VITAPLEX; a three step system to protect, reconstruct and preserves hairs bonds. Labelled ‘the next generation in damage protection’ Vitaplex reduces damage during and after the colouring or bleaching process. It can also be used as a stand-alone treatment to repair damaged hair, substantially improving its condition, leaving hair looking and feeling significantly healthier.


Ensure you’re ready for the party season with a fresh chop and colour upgrade this Christmas. This winter, Cut Above are introducing illuminating semi-permanent colour range, HotShotz by Affinage. HotShotz is ammonia and peroxide free, with Shea Butter and Argan Oil to nourish, strengthen and protect. The colour lock technology and shine inducing formula enhances colour, whilst DATEM PLUS technology ensures beautifully even results. 

Available in 8 striking shades, HotShotz delivers incredible results in as little as three minutes. This salon only conditioning treatment is nourishing and non-toxic. Best of all, the semi-permanent colour simply washes out over time, without staining the existing colour underneath. It’s the perfect way to try a new shade this festive season – without commitment!


Treat yourself or a loved one this Christmas. Gift vouchers available. 

Cut Above

9 Water Street

Skipton BD23 1PQ

01756 792354

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