Author: Jenni Bell

GHD at The Priory Hair Lounge

We are massively pleased to let you know that we have partnered with the fantastic ghd range of products and electricals.

We had the opportunity to try the range out earlier this week and are so impressed! We are sure you will love their new pastels range.

ghd products


With four editions to choose from, ghd will always have the right styler for you. Ranging from the ultimate in styling performance to your everyday best friend. Our team will be able to help you choose which is best for your style.

Hair dryers

The ghd air® hair dryer delivers a salon-worthy blow dry in no time thanks to the powerful motor.

Curling wands & Tongs

Discover our range of curling wands and tongs in the ghd curve® collection. The varying barrel shapes and sizes mean you can get the perfect curl or wave for any style you wish to achieve, that lasts.

Hair Products

Discover the ghd range of hair products, specifically tailored to how you style your hair. From heat protect spray to serums and treatments, we’ve got your covered.

Hair Brushes

Perfect a big blow out with ghd’s range of round natural and ceramic brushes, available in different sizes to suit you or dress out those beautiful curls for a more relaxed look.

OLAPLEX offer!

Buy any 2 of your favourite OLAPLEX product and we will give you a No.3 for free!
Offer available while stocks last.

Hampshire Salon Award Winners!

The Priory Hair Lounge is delighted to announce that out of more than 1100 entries, and 600 finalists, we won not one, but 2 awards in the 2021 Salon Awards!

The Salon Awards commands an impressive audience and reputation with our industry peers. Their devotion to showcasing talent and giving those the opportunity to be recognised by theindustry, while delivering events that help businesses thrive is renowned.

Best Salon Team in Hampshire for 2021

The Priory Hair Lounge team is a close knit group. Most of the team have worked in the salon for 5 years or more. We work long hours and it’s imperative to the success of the salon that as a team, we work towards our goal of ensuring that our clients hair looks good and they feel great when they leave the salon. We support and guide each other through every day.

We are all enthusiastic about keeping our skills fresh and up-to-date and undertake regular training, with Wella as well as with a number of our other suppliers. We are aware that growing our knowledge and skills ensures that we can offer you hair styling that leaves your self-esteem sky high.

We also love mentoring our younger team members. Those just starting out in their careers as hair stylists.

The girls have worked so hard this year to bring glamour and a sense of normality back to a world that has seen a lot of doom and gloom. We have tried our utmost to maintain a Covid aware salon, never knowing what the next change in legislation might bring.

I am super proud of my team and all that they have achieved and it is truly wonderful to have this recognised in this award.

Best Salon for Hair Extensions 2021

I am thrilled that our hard work and dedication to transforming our clients style with the highest quality hair extensions has paid off, and that The Priory Hair Lounge has been awarded the Best Salon for Hair Extensions in Hampshire for 2021 in the Salon Awards.

There is an ever-increasing demand for high quality hair extensions to keep abreast with modern elite hair trends and creations and we constantly aim to achieve exceptional results that leave our clients feeling confident and looking their best. We partnered with Zen Hair Extensions as we believe that they produce a really special hair range that can withstand today’s high expectations.

Having been trained by the experts at Zen Luxury Hair Extensions, we strive to continue achieving flawless and beautiful results time and time again.

It’s fantastic to have been awarded this accolade by the Salon Awards programme who have recognised our outstanding services.

weDo Ethical Hair Care

We are delighted to introduce weDo Professional, a new eco-ethical hair care brand, offering a range of cruelty-free and vegan products.  weDo products are designed to deliver professional performance while being as eco-ethical as possible.

weDo product images
The weDo range:

  • Is a minimalist formula, which is dermalogically tested
  • Promises professional performance
  • Is packaged with up to 94% recycled plastic and is 100% recyclable
  • Is formulated without sulfates, silicones or artificial colourants
  • Is composed of between  93% – 97% of natural origin products

weDo is Vegan Society and Cruelty Free International certified.  The brand is also partnered with Plastic Bank, so that for every one bottle sold, eight pieces of plastic rubbish are removed from the environment.

The range includes shampoos, conditioners, a solid shampoo bar, hair masks, Detangling spray, hair and body oils and fragrance.



COVID-19 Guidelines for appointments

The salon will re-open on Monday and we can’t wait to see you! As always, our first concern is keeping you as well as our team safe.

With this in mind,  could you please read the following points carefully before attending your appointment

  • We have extended our opening hours and limited our capacity to ensure we are following the required social distancing recommendations.
  • Please do not attend your appointment if you have any of the COVID-19 symptoms.
  • We will provide a hand sanitiser station at reception, and we’ll ask you to use it when entering and leaving the salon.
  • The toilet is closed to clients
  • Please come alone to your appointment – do not bring your family or friends
  • Please don’t bring coats or jackets to the salon unless they are absolutely necessary
  • On arrival, please wait outside and your stylist will come and collect you
  • Patch Testing requirements still apply
  • We won’t be providing magazines for the time being, due to the risk of cross-contamination
  • Please don’t wander around the salon or pick up retail items. A member of the team will be very happy to help you if there is something you would like to look at
  • Salon staff will be in full PPE, including face visors. Please do remember to wear your mask. We will have masks in the salon that can be purchased for a small fee
  • We are doing our utmost to give everyone on our waiting list an appointment. We will be working with reduced customers in the salon and extended opening hours. This means that we will be fully implementing our cancellation policy and you will be charged for late cancellation or no show
  • There may be a service charge on clients bills for time taken and colour used

Find your next great career opportunity at The Priory Hair Lounge

Creative stylist required

We are looking for a confident and friendly person to come and join our great team.

Female hairdresser makes hairstyle on young woman with brunette

You must have at least 3 years on the floor experience and be able to cover all aspects of hairdressing including balayage and freehand techniques.

The position will give you the opportunity to further your skills with services and products like hair extensions and Kerastraight. We provide extra colour training with Wella – given by Wella themselves.

We are an established salon and require someone to walk straight into a busy column on a part time basis initially, with a view to extending these hours in the future.

Hours are flexible, but will include 8am starts and one late evening a week.

We offer an excellent rate of pay and pride ourselves on our fun and friendly atmosphere.

If this sounds like an opportunity you would like to explore, then please get in contact with Natalie on 01962 852 525.

OLAPLEX at The Priory Hair Lounge

Endlessly drying, straightening and curling your hair can cause it to become dry and frizzy. Hello damaged ends. We are delighted to offer a treatment that can totally fix this. The best bit? You can use it at home as well!

Olaplex bottles

OLAPLEX restores damaged and compromised hair by repairing from the inside out with a patented single ingredient, bis-amino diglycol dimaleate. From curly hair to stick straight, OLAPLEX is suitable & beneficial for all hair types. The condition of your hair is crucial to the outcome of what you would like us to achieve and OLAPLEX allows us to create the style you are looking for, in less time and without compromising the condition.

Using OLAPLEX at home

Parts 1 and 2 take place in the salon as part of a professional treatment and can’t be bought for use at home. That’s where steps 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 come in. And now, there’s  a step zero. You can mix and match which you want to use, but using all six, could get you your best hair ever!

Olaplex No.0OLAPLEX No.O

The No.0 Intensive Bond Building Hair Treatment as a pre-treatment hair mask designed to prime your lengths for the upcoming dye process it’s about to undertake.

Apply to dry hair once to three times a week at home prior to your salon appointment, leave on for ten minutes, then follow with Olaplex No.3 to encourage strong, healthy hair.


Olaplex No.3Apply Olaplex No.3 to damp hair (it’s a pre shampoo treatment) and gently brush through. Bleached hair is fragile when it’s wet, so be careful.

For best results sleep with Olaplex No.3 in your hair and wash out in the morning with a moisture rich sulphate free shampoo and conditioner. You’ll feel a difference instantly! Do it once a week to keep your hair health on point.

OLAPLEX No.4 & 5

Olaplex’s No.4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo and No.5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner  give your entire hair wash routine a super nourishing overhaul.


OLAPLEX No.6The Bond Smoother, which was previously only available in hair salons. You can now use this leave-in cream at home. The Bond Smoother seeks out broken bonds (caused by bleaching, hair straightening and over brushing) and repairs them, restoring them to their former glory.

Apply a small amount – a little goes a long way, to the mid lengths and ends of damp or dry hair and comb through.


Finish with a few drops of the OLAPLEX No.7 Bonding Oil and your hair will feel all sorts of soft and healthy. Lightweight, non-sticky and formulated to target dry, brittle hair, strengthening it against future damage. It’s sulphate-free, vegan and protects against heat damage as well.

Another Lockdown from Thursday

Now that the 2nd Lockdown has officially been announced, I would just like to let you know how we will be moving forward.

  • If you have an appointment already booked within the next month, please don’t worry – we will be in contact with you over the next couple of days regarding your appointment.
  • Appointments that are booked in after the 5th December will remain the same. At the moment, we see no need to make any changes to your appointments.
  • The team have decided that we will work as many hours as possible over the next 3 days, so we will be extending our opening hours to try to get through as many of our clients as we can. Please do bear with us as we try our very best to get salon appointments in order for Wednesday.

Lastly, please rest assured that we are doing everything we can to keep the salon a safe and Covid-free space. You can help us with this by coming alone to your appoinment and by wearing a mask.Thank you for your continued support, it does mean the world to us,

Take care and we hope that together, we can weather yet another Lockdown,

With Love



Wella Color Fresh Masks

Wella Color Fresh Masks are zero damage temporary colour depositing masks to maintain or transform your colour at home.

  • Beautiful true-to-tone fading depending on the shade intensity
  • No animal-derived ingredients & free-from silicones
  • Conditioning formula for easy application, moisturised & smooth hair feel
  • Designed for weekly use with results visible in 10 minutes
  • No patch testing needed

Keeping us safe, and keeping you safe

As we head into the colder months and in line with government and industry body guidelines, we have once again implemented changes to help ensure the safety of our team as well as you, our valued guests.

  • Wash basins are sanitised once a client has had their hair washed
  • Each individual work area is sanitised once a client has left
  • We now use only disposable towels
  • Gowns are washed after each use
  • Hand sanitiser is available at the door, we politely request that this be used when entering the salon
  • Our staff sanitise and wash their hands throughout the day

We now have the NHS Track and Trace app for your convenience. Please look out for the QR Codes which are available throughout the salon and scan yourself in as soon as you enter the salon.  Please see this article if you have any problems using the app or do feel free to ask any of our team and they will happily help you.

For more information on what to expect when visiting the salon for your appointment, please see our Covid-19 Guidelines for appointments.