Frequently Asked Questions

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How can I book a hair appointment at Simone Thomas?
Do you offer cutting & styling at your Westbourne, Bournemouth salon?
Do you offer hair consultations?
Which stylist is right for me?
Is Simone Thomas a Covid-Secure salon?
What time does Simone Thomas open?
Do you have late night opening at Simone Thomas?
Can I have balayage or colour melt hair colour at Simone Thomas?
Do you offer haircuts for men?
How much do you charge for a hair cut and blow dry?
What makes you the best hairdressers in Westbourne, Bournemouth?
Do you have lots of good customer reviews?
Is your hair salon near Poole?
Can I book an appointment online at Simone Thomas?
Is Simone Thomas Hair Salon in Bournemouth?
Are you a trans-friendly salon?
Do you offer hair extensions?
Do you offer hair smoothing treatments?
Do you offer vegan hair colour services?
Will short hair suit me?
Will I still be able to style my short hair?
Will my short hairstyle look fashionable?
Why should I choose a short hairstyle?

It's very easy to book a hair appointment at Simone Thomas. You can call us on 01202 760003, book online here or download our apps

Our stylists are highly trained and experienced in cutting and styling hair. We can create a wide range of looks including short chic haircuts, mid-length styles, bobs and lobs, and long hairstyles for women. We also offer a haircutting and styling service for men.

Yes, we offer free hair consultations to help you find the perfect haircut, style or colour for you. During a detailed hair consultation we will analyse your hair, discuss your daily hair routines and come up with some ideas of hairstyles and colours that will suit you.

All our stylists are highly trained but some have more experience than others which is reflected in their job titles and our pricing structure. If you are looking for a complex hair colour such as balayage, ombre or even a colour correction, we recommend you book in with one of our more experienced colourists. If you are unsure, please call the salon on 01202 760003 and we can help match the right stylist to your hair needs.

The health and safety of our clients and team is always a top priority at Simone Thomas and we maintain hospital grade cleaning routines at our Bournemouth salon and hair loss clinic.

Following the Government's decision to relax Covid regulations in February 2022, including the wearing of masks, we have reviewed our salon Covid protocols.

Given that the nature of our services require us to be in close proximity, we still feel that it is important to offer the maximum protection possible from Covid-19 for our clients and the team.  We have therefore decided to keep masks in place along with the same health and safety procedures we introduced after the first lockdown in 2020.

You can read about our Covid safety measures here /covid-policy/.

We welcome clients to our hairdressers in Westbourne, Bournemouth from 9am Monday - Saturday.

You can see our full opening times here /contact/westbourne-bournemouth/

Yes, we open late on Thursday. Check the full opening times for our Bournemouth salon here /contact/westbourne-bournemouth/

Yes. Our highly trained hair colour technicians are experts in all the latest hair colour techniques, including balayage, ombre and colour melt hair colour.  You can find out more about our hair colour services here /hair-colour/

We are a unisex salon offering haircutting and styling for men, women and transgender clients.  Find out more about our men's hair services here /mens-hair/ and transgender hair services here.

Our prices vary depending on the service that you would like and the level of stylist you choose.  For example, a Cut & Finish with a New Talent member of our team will be less than a Restyle Cut and Finish with a Style Director.   This reflects the amount of time the service will take and the experience of the stylist.  Rest assured that all our stylists are fully trained and you can expect an outstanding service from all of them!

You can check all of our prices here /salon-prices/

At Simone Thomas we pride ourselves on being no-ordinary hair salon!   We take a holistic approach to hair care and our team is highly trained in the very latest techniques and trends.  We also offer vegan and sustainable hair care plus outstanding customer service!  Perhaps this is why our clients tell us we are the best hair salon in Westbourne, Bournemouth!

We are the top hairdressers in Westbourne, Bournemouth and we're pleased to say we have dozens of five star reviews from our delighted clients.

You can read some of our reviews here /reviews-simone-thomas/ to find out why we think we are the number one hair salon in Westbourne, Bournemouth for balayage, hair colour, hair cuts and more.

Yes our Westbourne salon is less than 20 minutes from Poole and many of our clients travel from there for a top quality hair cut and hair colour at Simone Thomas!  We have car parking spaces available for your visit.

So if you're looking for the best hairdressers in Poole, look no further!  Call us on 01202 760003 to book your appointment today!

Yes, our easy online booking service is available 24/7!   Simply click on the Book Online widget to the right of the screen and select your stylist and available appointment at our Bournemouth hair salon.

Yes, our Westbourne salon is just over 5 minutes from the centre of Bournemouth!  We have parking spaces available for your visit.

So if you're on the lookout for the very best hairdressers in Bournemouth, look no further!    Call us on 01202 760003 or book online at our Bournemouth salon.

Yes!   We offer a warm welcome to transgender clients at our hair salon in Bournemouth, where we offer a place of sanctuary and support.  We understand the obstacles the trans-community can face when it comes to hair services and look forward to working with you to create the hair of your dreams.

Yes, we are award winning hair extensions specialists at our Bournemouth salon.   We are highly experienced and fit a range of extensions to meet your requirements, from tape-in wefts to bonded real hair extensions and partial wigs.

We offer our own Transformation Connection hair extension system which is extremely comfortable to wear, as well as Gold Class hair extensions and Great 4 Extensions.

Book a consultation and we can provide a personalised quote for the hair extensions transformation you've been dreaming of!  Find out more here.

Yes at our Bournemouth hair salon we're pleased to offer KeraStraight Hair Smoothing treatments.   So if you want to tame frizzy hair or improve your hair's condition, book a consultation today!

Unlike some other Brazilian Blow Dry treatments, KeraStraight does not use formaldehyde, so it's a healthier alternative.  You can find out more here.

Yes, we are proud to offer the Davines vegan hair colour range at our Bournemouth hair salon.   Find out more here.

Yes! There’s a short hairstyle to suit everyone. We’ll take into account your face shape and hair colour to make sure you get the cropped look that suits you and enhances your features.

Yes, with most short hairstyles there are multiple different looks you can try out.  A buzz cut or seriously short haircut offers fewer options, but slightly longer short hair can be straightened, curled, slicked back, texturised, or even given a cool quiff!

Absolutely!  More and more models and celebrities are rocking a variety of short hair looks.  Simply take a look at Instagram or TikTok for more inspiration!

We think there are plenty of reasons why now is the time to go for the chop!  Here are our top ones:

#1. Styling Short Hair Is Much Easier!

Short hair can be fun to style using styling products alone!  Speak to your Simone Thomas stylist for recommendations from our Davines range.

#2. Save Time On Washing and Drying!

Cut down your styling time with a short hair cut!  Great whether you're dashing to work or enjoying your summer holidays.

#3. Short Hair Frames Your Face

Don't hide under long locks!  Having short hair can enhance your natural features such as highlighting cheek bones, jaw line and neck. It is also a fabulous way to create a bold statement!

#4. Keep Cool For Summer

Embrace the summer heat with a cool and edgy short hair style!

#5. Short Hair Can Be Healthy Hair

Maintain your new short style with regular visits to your Simone Thomas stylist to keep your hair in shape and encourage healthy hair growth.  We can recommend the perfect products to keep your hair bouncy and shiny.