Welcome to Models Hair and Beauty

With more than 30 years of experience and expertise in the hairdressing and beauty industry; we are located in Britain's Oldest Recorded Town of Colchester.

Models Hair and Beauty uses and retails the best products available in the market on all our services, as well as providing professional advice that are tailored to each individual client. We are specialists in all hair textures, offering the best colouring, cutting and styling services - as well as beauty services for over 30 years.

Our approach is to provide the best results to our clients, giving the assistance they need. We offer the flexibility to book your appointment by calling us, online, Facebook, as well as welcoming walk-in appointments.

Come and see us in person!

We're located at Pelhams Lane, between the High Street and Trinity Square (Metro Bank/Laura Ashley).

Nearby recommended car park: St John's Multi-Storey Car Park (£3.50 day rate Mondays-Fridays).

Don't Take Our Word For It...
Take Theirs

  • "I've been going here since June 2018 and i honestly wouldn't go anywhere else. The best way to describe the atmosphere is if youve ever seen legally blonde, the hair and nail salon in that is basically Models Hair & Beauty. Everyones super friendly and down for a laugh. It's more of an experience than just a place. I travel from Ipswich every 4 weeks to get my nails done and without a doubt i always get compliments on my nails. Maria and Anette are exceptional when it comes to hair. You will always be in safe hands here x" - Lauren (Facebook)

  • "Finally! A salon where all the staff make you feel completely comfortable and relaxed while you get a gorgeous new set of nails! Ladies this is little gem! Great atmosphere and fantastic customer service. The young lady who did my nails was spot on. Thank you so much xxx" - Kimmie (Google)

  • "I had my nails done here and was made to feel welcome and the staff were very friendly, and unlike some places I've booked at before, I was seen straight away at my booking time. Affordable and the nail technician was very thorough. I'm pleased with my nails." - Kay (Facebook)

  • "Lovely atmosphere and the nail technician was such a perfectionist at making sure everything was perfect which was amazing! As it’s a salon too, I’m thinking of going back there for a haircut as it was so welcoming. Definitely would go back for nails too!" - Bethanie (Treatwell)

  • "Lovely staff who are highly skilled and take time to do a job properly. thanks. see u soon xx" - Nikki (Facebook)

  • "Really pleased with nails. Look amazing." - Nat (Facebook)

  • "Regiane is complete goals!!! Could not be happier!!! Will defo be doing the 20 mile journey regularly now! So worth it!!" - Chloe (Facebook)

  • "Such lovely ladies and very welcoming and I absolutely adored my nails, they completed my day ready to be a bridesmaid." - Ashleigh (Facebook)

  • "I've been to many high street salons where the stylist just doesn't know how to style thin, wavy hair. Every time I would walk out dissatisfied because my hair would be too layered in the back and too long in the front. Movement was a thing of the past when I tried to get my hair done in Colchester... ...UNTIL I found Maria!
    ...Check them out - it's worth it!" read full review - Tisha

  • "Maria really knows her stuff. Lovely, friendly lady whose experience and love of hairdressing really shows. I came away more than satisfied with my beautiful Balayage - colour is spot on and a fantastic blow dry too. I can highly recommend this salon - a real Colchester gem." - Caroline (Yell)

  • "Great service, brilliant job thank you. Would recommend to anyone." - Claire (Facebook)
  • "I fully recommend this salon after having my hair cut here last week by Maria. She took her time to understand what I wanted and gave great suggestions when asked. I am so happy with the restyle she gave me, and she took great care with my highlights to give a really full coverage. I'm do pleased with the result, thank you Maria!" - Alicia (Facebook)

  • "Have always got my hair done by Maria and she always does such a lovely job, Would never trust anyone else to do it other then her. Also I Love the nails that Regiane done for me, couldn’t ask for anyone better to do them. Defo will be coming back soon xx" - Leanne

  • "Brilliant service, thoroughly enjoy getting my nails done, Regiane is such a lovely person! Definitely would recommend xx" - Abi (Facebook)

  • "I have found a friendly salon that truly listens to what you want and has the skills to produce it! Very happy with my cut and natural looking highlights. Thank you." - Juliet (Google)

  • "So pleased with the result of the Brazilian blowout hair treatment done by Maria!" - Mona (Facebook)

  • "Warm, welcoming and great with my long hair. Go and meet Maria. She's fabtastic!" - Debra (Facebook)

  • "Maria you are amazing I am in love with my hair ! Thank you so much." - Laura (Facebook)

  • "My hair stylist Maria made me feel like a queen, love my new haircut and style her advice and atention to detail was on point will be making regular visits." - Audrey (Facebook)


  • "I think this is the best hairdresser in Colchester by a country mile. Finally a hairdresser that listens, advises and works with you to get the haircut you want. Thank you Maria! Looking forward to visiting you in town!" - Clare (Facebook)

  • "The girl that did my nails was lovely and was so welcoming as well will be coming back for my nails again xx" - Paris (Google)

  • "Wonderful experience, relaxed friendly atmosphere and fantastic result." - Tina (Google)

  • "Absolutely fantastic place! Wonderful experience, great offers and a very relaxing atmosphere. Very happy with the results :)" - Irina (Facebook)

  • "Loved my Brazilian brush treatment Thankyou" - Jemma (Facebook)

  • "Absolutely fabulous ..lovely nails done by a lovely girl.xx" - Lavinnia (Facebook)
  • "To anyone that knows me/knew me in the past, knows how much of a terrible nail biter I was. People literally thought I was biting them 24/7. Well I haven’t bitten my nails in about 4 months and this is a huge achievement to me as I had bitten them since a kid. Today I got my very first gel manicure except for getting acrylics done in the past by Regiane at Models Hair & Beauty who has helped me along the way and would highly recommend." - Lauren S. (Facebook)

  • "Always so helpful thank you Maria for transforming my hair! Best hairdresser in colchester!!" - Kris (Facebook)

  • "Great salon! Very happy with my Brazilian blowout, thank you so much Maria" - Deena (Facebook)

  • "Very happy with my nail extentions done to an excellent finish. Offering great value for money and 25% off for new client. Felt very welcome by staff. Will definitely be returning again soon." - Joanna (Facebook)

  • "Nice atmosphere! I always come here and I am always happy with the results. Every time I come here and get my hair and nails done, all my friends compliment me." - Jo (Google)

  • "Always get my nails done here now, wouldn't go anywhere else, absolutely lovely and my nails always look amazing!!" - Ellie (Facebook)

  • "...I am so pleased to say that my hair is looking much nicer and healthier these days! Maria is very skilled not just in knowing hair cutting techniques, but in assessing your own head of hair to ensure that she cuts it in a way that will most compliment your own hair type. In my case, my hair now looks thicker and fuller rather than so thin and straggly. Prices are also very reasonable. Thanks very much!" - Joanne (Google)

  • "This is a great salon, one of the best I have ever visited. It has friendly, respectful and hard working staff; it is also a great environment. I come to Models Hair & Beauty regularly and I have never left disappointed, very professional hair stylist, they make sure they offer you the best and give you the best service you require. 10/10, best hair/beauty salon in Colchester!" - Kye (Google)

  • "I recon they are probably best for blow dries because my hair looked amazing after!" - (Treatwell)

  • "Regiane is absolutely amazing, my ombré nails are perfect and I’ll keep going to her now for my nails.!" - Mara (Facebook)

  • "Thank you both for your professionalism you are both so welcoming. Maria I love the colours and most of all my husband loved it. Finally I find someone that can cut my hair properly." - Marlene (Facebook)

  • "Staff are excellent and done a fantastic job with my daughters hair and nail extensions." - Sarah-Jayne (Google)

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If someone that has been to us before, recommended you, did you know that you can both receive 20% off? To receive this promotion, please mention who recommended you to us when booking your appointment. Minimum spend applies.

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