Tame the Mane is a revolutionary hair space for people who want a totally new experience. We have focussed on hair health with a preference for all natural products, sharing our knowledge and recipes so you can make your own hair food at home.
When I first imagined the salon I knew my first priority was to provide an alternative, calming and nurturing space for people who feel uneasy in salons. Somewhere you feel listened to and not judged. We welcome people from all backgrounds, all religions (we provide hijab discretion upon request) and all hair types, with an aim to create a unifying environment where every individual and human diversity is embraced.
We love learning about cultures and feel passionately about the arts, education and herbalism. We provide books, ambient music (we hope), an array of art, a selection of herbal teas and our knowledge…which we love to receive as well!
Our slightly unconventional mirrors policy: You can choose to have the mirror or not, or for certain parts of the process. We have found that a vast majority of you prefer NOT to have the mirror unveiled during the cutting. I think there are many reasons why and that is a whole topic in itself.
I became fascinated by ancient hair practises and recognised that nobody seemed to be providing this kind of service. I also found that there was a particularly negative stigma attached to natural products in the hair industry, which thankfully seems to be changing with the surge of people becoming more aware of environmental and health risks. This seemed so sad to me and I wanted to change it, even with the gentlest of steps, and bits of advice I can give you to help make those small but powerful changes. I am particularly interested in assisting those who have scalp issues and chemical allergies to find very simple and practical solutions/alternatives to help ease the symptoms.
I have found a team of hairdressers with a like-minded approach working alongside me sharing the space. I thought it would be impossible to find anybody, really, but not in BS5 it seems! Please look at their Bios if you are unsure as to who you would like to book your cut with.
Here are some of our reviews from Facebook!
-“Thank you ! I have a fear of salons, I genuinely hate going to them. However after a recommendation and desperately needing a haircut, I made an appointment…kind and welcoming. I was put at ease immediately and loved their approach to people. Warm and considerate. I felt really relaxed, with good music, interesting conversation and time taken to talk through what I wanted, step by step.”
-“They paid so much care and attention to my hair and skin. Really appreciated the time and effort they took to make sure everything they used would be kind to my skin and not exacerbate my eczema. Their dedication far surpasses any other hairdresser I have visited- going out of their way to make you feel comfortable and listened to.”
– “First visit to a hairdressers in a while and no regrets. Really lovely experience, learnt loads about hair health and natural products. Genuinely love my hair which I’ve never felt after a hair cut.”
– “I thoroughly recommend this place. People have time for you, they listen to what you want, they know a lot about natural hair care and are willing to share their knowledge.”
– “It’s a really lovely relaxed atmosphere in this salon, where you don’t have to be staring into a massive mirror as you get you hair cut… also chilling music!”