About Us

Smith & Co Hairdressing in Great Dunmow has had a great reputation ever since it opened its doors in 1997. ‘We quickly established Smith & Co as the ‘go to’ salon in the area by providing unparalleled levels of service and expertise to offer a truly exceptional experience’ explains owner, Allison Smith. When the salon opened, it brought the style and expertise of a London salon into the heart of Dunmow. It has proved to be one of the town’s enduring success stories since then, drawing clients from a wide area.

Allison opened the salon, following a successful career as a senior educator in the hairdressing industry working alongside many world renowned hairdressers. The salon has grown and prospered since then, managing to re-invent itself time and again to make sure it is constantly fresh, modern and inviting.

Extension and expansion of the premises has allowed the salon to expand its offering to include to large, bright, open plan ladies salon on the first floor, a stand-alone children’s salon (kids+co) and a comfortable and stylish men’s salon (Him@). We are really three salons under one roof with a very different feel for each one. No other salon in the area offers such a special environment.

The expansion means that there is now a large reception/retail leading through to the male salon, Him@, which has a masculine feel, with specialist barber’s chairs and then on to kids+co which is designed totally around children. ‘Kids love it in here once they come they never want to leave!’

Upstairs from reception is Smith&Co Hairdressing – this is where the creative and technical buzz really moves up a gear. This is the ladies area and is large, bright and open-plan. The space is tremendous and the natural light which we get from both sides is perfect for technical colouring – which is what our reputation is built on.

If you are coming to the salon for the first time and would like a colour service, you will be required to come in for a Colour Consultation with a Colour Technician at least 48 hours before we can carry out a colour service on you.