New look, new era for top stylist

Ten years after establishing his cutting edge salon in Galgorm, this week saw the beginning of a new era for Simon Houston with the official opening of Houston Hair.


With its client-centred approach, relaxed, chic interior and new natural-based product range, Houston Hair looks set to mark the next chapter in the award winning stylist’s success story.

Simon said: “I am always looking at new ways to give our clients that little bit extra. I want them to experience the very best hairdressing has to offer in terms of service, style and products. Our tenth anniversary in Galgorm seemed like the perfect time to take the salon to the next level.

“As part of our rebrand, I wanted to give clients even more choice when it comes to their hair care and general well-being, which is why we are introducing a new optional range of natural-based colours, shampoos and conditioners.

“I understand that, for a variety of reasons, people are becoming more concerned about chemicals in products. This is particularly true in the case of people who have had cancer, who are undergoing treatment or who perhaps suffer from allergies. We have listened to those concerns and now anyone who wants to can simply request our natural colouring and styling experience when they arrive for their appointment. It does not have to be pre-booked so as well as being chemical free, cruelty free and gluten free; it’s hassle-free too.”

Simon designed the salon himself and has worked hard to create a welcoming space where you can switch off and relax, safe in the knowledge that you will look and feel fabulous when you leave.

“Customer service and ensuring our clients have the best possible experience lie at the heart of everything we do. My team and I are always on hand to offer advice but in addition, Houston Hair will offer a personalised, free consultation to allow clients to explore the best options for their face shape, hair type, skin tone and lifestyle.”

And once you have had your free consultation, Houston Hair has a range of price options to suit everyone’s budget. All stylists in the five-level programme have been personally trained by Simon.

He said: “Giving our clients what they want at a price they can afford is extremely important to us, as is making things as stress-free as possible.

“Our new website is brimming with our latest news, tips, advice and special offers – and you can book your appointment at the touch of a button.”

Guys in the know have always made the Galgorm salon their go-to place for an on-trend cut or fade but the introduction of a new barbering and male grooming service means the secret’s out!

And there are more exciting times ahead with Houston Beauty set to open within the salon. The beauty range will incorporate natural based product ranges too.

Simon explained: “We wanted to carry the Houston Hair ethos through to our beauty offering by putting the customer at the centre of everything we do. As well as a full range of services, including a trained makeup artist, we will also offer an express menu with a variety of options clients can choose from while, for example, waiting for their colour to develop.”