HAIRDRESSERS across Brighton and Hove have opened their doors for the first time this year after being closed for more than three months.

After lockdown restrictions were eased last week, many headed straight back to their trusted stylist or barber to get that much-needed trim.

Months of DIY cuts and box-dye botch-ups had started to take its toll, and with high demand many salons have been booked well in advance as people aimed to get back at the first available opportunity.

Social media has been flooded with pictures of people showing off their brilliant new barnets, but many of us are still waiting for our appointment.

But are you struggling to decide where to go for your first pamper of the year? Or are you just intrigued to see where you hairdresser rank among Brighton and Hove’s best?

We have looked through the Google reviews for hairdressers across the city to find salons with highest rating based on more than 100 reviews.

Voted for by customers, Google reviews give people the chance to see real opinions from scores of clients so they can weigh up where to go next for their haircut.

These are ten of the best hairdressers in Brighton according to Google reviews :

1. Mooch Hairdressing, New Road, Brighton – 5.0 from 184 reviews

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Mooch Hairdressing received a perfect score based on its Google reviews.

Established in 2003, it prides itself on providing an “inviting and friendly” service.

“What can I say, I love Mooch it's my ‘happy place”, wrote one customer, while another praised the stylists for being “clever, artistic and consistently fabulous”.

2. Samuel Chapman Hair Salon, George Street, Hove – 5.0 from 172 reviews

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This salon has also been awarded a perfect five-star rating.

Samuel Chapman Hair Salon has won several awards including the Best Colour Salon in Sussex 2019, the Best Salon in East Sussex 2018, finalist in Stylist of the Year 2019, and finalist in Colourist of the Year 2018.

Customers said they have “100 per cent “trust and faith” in the stylists and “always look forward to going back”.

3. R J’s Hair and Nail Salon, Queens Road, Brighton – 4.9 from 342 reviews

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RJ’s salon described itself as the “perfect place to relax and feel pampered.”

A review posted since the salon reopened read: “Amazing experience! I was unsure about what I wanted but my stylist listened and guided me in the right direction. Really friendly service, and completely Covid secure."

4. Salt + Suli, Blatchington Road, Hove – 4.9 from 185 reviews

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Salt and Suli is a hair and beauty salon in the heart of Hove.

“I absolutely love this salon. I only found them recently and was blown away by Frankie's ability. I've never been so delighted leaving a salon” - this review says it all.

5. The Point, Trafalgar Street, Brighton – 4.8 from 181 reviews

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The Point was opened in 1998 by Salon Director, Ian Habben.

Customers were full of praise for the service at The Point. One wrote: “The Point was also good at adhering to good safety standards, and they cleaned up well in between clients.

“Thanks to Martina and the Point staff - what a fabulous hair experience!”

6. Simon Webster Hair, Gardener Street, Brighton – 4.8 from 131 reviews

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Hairdresser Simon Webster got his first job in a salon at the age of 15. He is now an internationally renowned stylist having worked for beauty-brand L’Oreal.

One long-standing customer said she has “always trusted” the salon to “make me feel great and they never disappoint.”

7. Trevor Sorbie, Nile Street, Brighton – 4.8 from 125 reviews

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Hairdresser at Trevor Sorbie “pushes the boundaries of creativity,” according to its website.

Customers said all they stylists are “professional and friendly” and praised them for continuing to provide a “great service” despite the challenges of Covid-19.

8. North Laine Hair Co, Gardner Street, Brighton – 4.7 stars from 173 reviews

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North Laine Hair Co is a high quality, creative hair, beauty and nail salon.

The salon was described as “the best in Brighton” and one customer said her new-do had helped her to “feel confident again”.

9. Electric Hairdressing, Ship Street, Brighton – 4.7 from 159 reviews

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This salon is part of a UK-wide hairdressing brand, which takes its inspiration from fashion, music and art.

Praising the salon, one customer said, “If I could give more than 5 stars, I would!”

10. Cuttlefish Hair Salon, Gloucester Rd, Brighton – 4.6 stars from 164 reviews

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Cuttlefish is a sustainable and plant-based hair salon.

It specialises in curly hair and offers a tailored service for wavy, curly and textured hair.

“Amazing”, “friendly” and “highly skilled” are just some of the words used to describe the team at Cuttlefish.