Burlesque Hair Company is a creative and passionate hair company that has 3 cool, contemporary salons throughout South Wales. Co-owned by Stuart Nicholson and Dave Coltherd, we have one simple philosophy: to be the creators of the latest trends, colours and styles.

Since we opened in Newport way back in 1983, we have grown to be one of the most highly-regarded salons in the UK. Our Art Team, photo studios and training academy are frequently used by companies such as Goldwell and ghd (Burlesque were part of the pioneering official ghd regional training academy system).

We hold seminars, events, cutting demos and photo shoots; and have featured in national hair magazines such as:- Hair Magazine and Your Hair. We’ve also worked at London Fashion Week along side KMS for Bora Aksu, KTZ and Welsh-born designer Elliott J. Frieze who asked us to style and create for his latest collection and we were only too happy to help.

4 of our team have achieved the highly coveted Goldwell Color Expert award and we've recently entered into the luxury male grooming sector in our newest site in Usk.

We’re always looking for ways to innovate within the industry and because of this we’ve won numerous awards and nominations over the last 20 years. Some of the most recent include:


2007 Goldwell Trend Zoom Award Finalist
2008 Global Salon Business Awards Nominee
2009 Goldwell Colorzoom Award Winner

2009 British Hairdressing Awards Finalists
2009 Global Colorzoom Finalists - Las Vegas
2010 Goldwell Colorzoom Awards Finalists

2011 Goldwell Colorzoom Awards Finalists
2011 Styled at London Fashion Week
2012 British Hairdressing Awards Finalists
2013 Styled at London Fashion Week

We owe much of this success to our ongoing training programme aimed at developing new talent, along with the strength of our team. It also helps that we absolutely love what we do.