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The salon has achieved Covid Aware status


Carlin Hair promises to make your salon experience a fantastic one. Our team of highly skilled stylists and technicians will help you create your ideal vision of yourself, in a relaxed and elegant environment.

Opened in 1990, Paul Carlin has seen his business go from strength to strength. Rebranding to Carlin Hair in July of 2014 they moved to impressive premises in the leafy suburban area of Cavehill Road, North Belfast. Paul, with thirty years’ experience in hairdressing, and numerous hairdressing accolades, truly is a colouring expert.  This was recently recognised by receiving the prestigious Colour Expert Award from The Good Salon Guide.  Only a handful of salons in Northern Ireland hold this award.  At Carlin Hair we are continually working to keep up with trends and new techniques in the market place.  This is central to the businesses ethos through weekly in house and regular external training.

Lovingly designed by Directors Paul and Helen, the salon is spacious and has been fitted with some impressive features including an imposing two hundred year old wooden floor reclaimed from a historic linen mill in North Antrim. The Directors devoted many Mondays searching for the perfect vintage furniture.  Carlin Hair has also a dedicated area for men’s grooming, which has been furnished and stocked by American Crew.  American Crew is the number one selling men’s grooming range in the US. Carlin Hair being the sole supplier in north of the city. The new salon really has been a success.   Not only are the clients delighted with the plush environment, Carlin Hair was nominated in the 2015 final for Best Salon Interior Design in the Irish Hairdressing Awards.

At Carlin Hair we have always been committed to using the finest colouring and styling products. We are one of a select few that have achieved Elite Status from the renowned brand Revlon Professional.  This excellent working relationship has given us access to world class technical training.

The team at Carlin Hair create styles to suit each client personally. They tailor each colour and style to the individual, taking personality, look and lifestyle into consideration.  We offer the best advice on how to style and maintain your hair, concentrating on creating healthy and superbly styled hair which leaves you feeling confident and fabulous.


Look absolutely radiant with Vita Liberata professional spray tanning this summer. Carlin Hair now is home to a gorgeous newly opened spray tanning room in Belfast. Vita Liberata declared it was the world’s first completely non-toxic tanning brand back in 2011, making it the healthiest way to achieve an even golden to bronzed glow.

Vita Liberata products impressed tanning beauty expert Helen Carlin so much that she signed up three years ago to complete the exclusive training. Moisture locking and odour-free, Vita Liberata is the premium tanning product that radiates its natural purity out from your skin. “As a committed spray tan user, after trying Vita Liberata there was no other brand I was going to use on my discerning customers ” said Helen. “With its fast-drying quality, natural-fade and commitment to pure ingredients, 

Vita Liberata’s premium product formulas are definitely the last word in luxury - making your skin glow with health and clarity. “We also provide expert advice on how to prepare your skin and prolong your tan.” Get the Vita Liberata experience used by famous names like Sarah Hyland and Vanessa Hudgens here


Cut and Blow-dry
from £34.50
Ladies Shampoo and Cut
from £24.50
Ladies Dry Trim
from £21.00
Gents Shampoo and Cut
from £24.50
Gents Dry Trim
from £14.50
Childs Cut and Blow-dry
from £23.00
from £68.00
Colour and Foils
from £88.50
Colour and Ombre
from £84.50
1/2 Head Foils
from £88.50
Full Head Foils
from £98.50
Colour Service Prices Include Cut and Blow-dry
from £68.00
from £27.50
Curly Blow-dry
from £20.00
Long Blow-dry
from £18.50
Short Head Blow-dry
from £14.50
Be Fabulous 4 Part Treatment
from £15.00
Treatment Mask
from £10.00
Nutri Creme in salon treatment
from £7.00


Bridal Hair and Make-up
Wedding Packages
Afro Hair Services
Colour Correction Experts
Men's Hairdressing

Beauty Services

Vita Liberata Spray Tanning


Wella Trend Vision Award Colour Finalists 2013 - 2012 - 2010 - 2009
L'Oreal Colour Trophy Finalist
Members of Federation for Small Business
Finalist in the Irish Hairdressing Awards 2015 for Salon Interior And Design
Revlon Professional Elite Salon
5 Star Rating with The Good Salon Guide Registered Colour Expert with The Good Salon Guide
5 Star Client Experience Award by Phorest
Revlon Professional Back Stage Styling Team


Rescued my hair

Just want to thank all the team at carlin hair was my first time in the salon today and was made to feel so welcome totally love my cut by Paul and just loved how everyone was so friendly thank you again xx

Another great success from Matthew!
‎Ruth-Anne Sahin

Another great success from Matthew. Caitlin loves her new hair style and I enjoyed the coffee. Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a happy and successful 2016. See you next year

This salon makes u feel like a goddess!
‎Jemma Lappin‎

Absolutely thrilled with my little boys haircut with Paul last week. Paul was brilliant. Coming in to get my hair done soon, can't wait. This salon makes u feel like a goddess!! Thank you!

LOVE my colour Dina!
‎Chrissi Johnston‎

LOVE my colour Dina!!! and the shampoo u gave me is fab! thank you!!!!

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