Join Good Salon Guide

The Good Salon Guide is unique. We’re known and trusted across the UK for our totally independent star rating guide for hair and beauty salons. Thousands of salon owners list their salon on the Good Salon Guide website as a key part of their salon marketing strategy, generating exposure to many unique visitors every year in the UK and across the globe.

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What’s in it for you and your salon business?

So, what’s in it for you and your salon business? Our Members are at the heart of everything we do. Join us to benefit from the know-how, experience, and expertise we have built up over three decades of working with the hair and beauty industry:

Stand out from the crowd and regularly attract new clients.

Attract the best local talent to work in your salon (post your vacancies for free on our website).

Rank among the top spots on search engines so you're easy to find online.

Showcase your star rating with a certificate, window stickers and logo.

Get unlimited access to our industry experts for business advice and information.

Access Member-only contracts, policy documents, fact sheets, videos and blog posts.

Benefit from Member savings such as 20% off business insurance.

Working in partnership with salons

Our star rating system celebrates and promotes the outstanding quality of service provided by our member salons. It is similar to other independent gold standard rating systems such as those used by the AA and RAC for the hotel industry.

We are proud to work as trusted partners with our brilliant member salons to support their continued growth and profitability. With expert advice on salon management and tips for marketing your business, you can maximise your business potential.

Don't just take our word for it

Errol Douglas
Errol Douglas London

Good Salon Guide accreditation endorses our ethos and allows us to communicate this to both current and future guests, optimising our opportunity to introduce ourselves to a wider clientele. Business advice, online booking and editorial coverage are all extended benefits of GSG!

Sharon Malcolm
Sharon Malcolm Hairdressing

We have been part of Good Salon Guide for many years now, and we find it very beneficial to the salon in terms of reaching a larger audience. The features that Good Salon Guide runs in its magazine are mentioned to us frequently by customers, so we know our membership is driving custom.

Laura Kulik
The Hairbank

Not only have the Good Salon Guide given The Hairbank a five star rating for the last four years, they also show us a lot of support and recognition. It’s always a pleasure to see our work published by them! Plus, clients across the North West have travelled to our salon by finding us on their website!

Janet Hipkiss
The Organic Hair Angels

GSG always Keep us informed about important government changes that may have a big impact on our business. They talk us through the changes coming and give fantastic advice on how to handle them. It's great knowing that the GSG team are at the end of the phone if we need them!

Nicole Davies
Headmasters Telford

I find Good Salon Guide extremely useful; not only is it good for my business having the Five Star rating, but I have also found many ways of cost saving through special offers available to me through GSG. Savings made in areas such as card machines and insurance have all added to my savings.

Trisha Buller

The Good Salon Guide has been instrumental in supporting our business at Ciente. It has given our team the opportunity to showcase their artistic collections to the consumer in glossy magazines and includes information on our business. The website bookings have been a great success too!

Get discounted rates with Barclaycard Payments!

Whether customers are paying online or in person, you could be taking payments for less thanks to our partnership with Barclaycard Payments. As well as a specially negotiated discount on merchant service charges, their leading online payment solutions and flexible card readers could help you create a smoother payment experience for your customers.

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Find out more about GSG recognition

Interested in finding out more about the range of ratings we have to promote your salon business?

Good Salon Guide recognition means that your business is at the top of its game in all areas, including staff training and qualifications, great customer service and care. So when someone visits a Good Salon Guide recognised member, they can be sure of an all round fabulous experience that will match, and even exceed, their expectations. It's that simple!

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Check out the advice GSG members can access

Your bespoke salon profile

You will get your own salon profile and reviews page on our website (which gets well over a million hits a month), including direct links to make bookings or call your salon. All reviews are checked and approved before publication, so you will be the first to know about any problems.

You will also be listed on our website so potential local clients can find you by geographic location.

Proven value for money

We are totally transparent. To ensure your membership is outstanding value for money, you will get monthly updates on the number of:

  • Visitors to your profile page.
  • Bookings made via your profile.
  • Telephone calls made via your profile.

You could also be featured on our website, popular social media accounts, and in our magazine – a brilliant way to impress your clients as our high-quality publication is ideal for in-salon use.

Advice from those in the know

Here's a peak at some of the amazing advice Good Salon Guide have given members in the past. From how to deal with team trouble makers, the law on rest breaks, and getting the best out of your team, to how to attract top salon talent, tips to take the stress out of price rises, and ensuring good mental health for your business - it's all here for you to browse for free!

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