Wilde About Hair - The Premier independent Hair Salon in St Albans

Our Hair Designers and Colour Technicians undergo rigorous training and testing at the L'Oréal academy in London. Several members of the Wilde About Hair team have achieved the Colour Degree Specialist qualification. One of the top accolades in L'Oréal hair colour. We take inspiration from the catwalk or high fashion and then work with our clients to create real hair styles for real people. We also offer a comprehensive range of L'Oréal and Pureology products. By combining these professional quality products with our unique tips and styling techniques - You'll have no problem recreating your style when away from the salon.


Colour Me

Stylist Technician Specialist Technician*
Spiral Lights £166.00
Full Head Foil From £138.50 From £155.00
Half Head Foil From £109.00 From £121.00
Instant Highlights From £52.00 From £64.00
T Section From £75.00 From £87.00
Tint & Foil From £109.00 From £126.00
Tint Regrowth From £58.00 From £62.00
Natural Glossing From £52.00 From £53.00
Balayage From £109.00 From £126.00
Toner From £17.00 From £17.00
Silk Bath £33.00 £33.00
Colour Correction By individual quotation
Creative Colouring By individual quotation
Racoon Extension By individual quotation

Treat Me

Bespoke L'Oréal Power Dose From £12.00
Smartbond Luxury Treatment From £26.50
Smartbond Colour Service From £31.50

Style Me

Hair Designer Graduate Hair Designer Advanced Hair Designer Senior Hair Designer Management team
Cut & finish £41.00 £54.50 £63.00 £69.50 £73.00
Restyle £51.50 £65.00 £75.00 £80.00 £84.00
Men's cut & finish £32.50 £38.00 £41.50 £42.00 £43.50
Wash & finish £30.50 £34.00 £35.00 £36.00 £37.00
Long hair dressing £42.00 £45.00 £46.00 £48.00 £50.00
Express Curl & Straighten £26.00 £30.00 £31.00 £32.00 £33.00
Wedding hair (two sessions) £90.00 £100.00 £100.00 £100.00 £100.00

All technical services exclude cut & finish service charges.
All technical services must be completed with a minimum of a finish service.
*Specialist technicians are L'Oréal colour degree specialist holders.
Technical service prices do not include a professional cut & blow dry.
All prices are inclusive of VAT. All major credit cards accepted.
Prices vary due to the level of technical work involved.
All prices are inclusive of a full consultation on colour advice and care programme.
A skin test is required on all colour services 48hrs before visit.
PPE charge of £ 6.00 in place until further notice.

Colour Responsible Policy

Wilde About Hair feels the safety of our clients is very important. We follow a colour Responsible policy.


We use testing and screening to check suitability for the colouring products we provide. You may choose either;

1. Colourstart Passport MHRA APPROVED METHOD

Please register on the Colourstart website by clicking here and create your Passport. Answer the screening questions, buy and apply your Colourstart Patch following instructions in the video link- https://vimeo.com/507553544. Upload your results to your online passport. Share your results with Wilde About Hair (we are registered with Colourstart). Once you have created your Colourstart Passport and completed your first test, subsequent colour treatments require you to answer the screening questions – testing with a Colourstart test MAY NOT be necessary unless something changes. Your Colourstart Passport will confidentially store your records.

2. AAT Allergy Alert Test

For your first AAT with Wilde About Hair or if it is 6 months since your last AAT

1. Make an appointment to attend the salon at least 48 hours before your appointment. We will apply a small amount of colour formula to the back of your ear.

2. Leave for 48 hours, should you experience any signs of irritation, reddening, swelling, inflammation or itching please contact us. If you develop symptoms that make you unwell please contact a medical professional.

3. When you attend the salon we will observe the test site and ask you to complete a questionnaire. Subsequent colour services may not require an AAT test subject to screening questions. Please speak to your stylist about what is best for you. All our stylists have been trained to test and screen for suitability for colour services.

4. We have vast experience in safe colouring – you can be sure we only use the best products and invest in the most up to date practices. We take your safety and our work seriously. When you visit Wilde About Hair you can have peace of mind that we are taking the best care of you and your hair. We thank you for your co-operation in our preliminary procedures before your service with us.

Skin Testing FAQ.

How much is Colourstart and where do I buy it?

Signing up and ongoing screening on the passport is free. The Colourstart test is £15. You can buy it from Wilde About Hair. To support this convenient method of testing, when you buy a Colourstart test we will take £5 off your next three colour services. Please speak to us to activate this.

You used to give me a Colourstart transfer for every colour service – what has changed?

Colourstart has been registered and approved by the MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) – subsequently we have to follow the guidelines as set out by the regulations, as Colourstart is now a Medicine it is illegal for us to give it away FREE of charge. The test is different from the transfer test. It is supported by the Colourstart Passport. Your details are securely and confidentially held on your passport. Once you have tested with new Colourstart, subsequent colour services ONLY require screening on your passport which could be just a couple of minutes. Potentially you could make an appointment and get your hair coloured on the same day.

Why is it Wilde About Hair’s preferred method for screening for colour allergies?

You are in control of your passport and therefor your testing and screening. It is confidential, we only get to see your result if you choose to share it with us. You can use your Colourstart passport for screening for any colour services in any salon. Example, if you have eyebrow colouring service you can use the same test. If you are travelling and you need to use a different salon, you can share your passport result with any salon. You can get your service done with little notice, you DON’T have to wait 48 hours for a skin test.

My stylist said Colourstart is not suitable for me – why is that?

If you are pregnant or have active dermatitis you cannot test with Colourstart. You should speak to your stylist about an AAT (Allergy Alert Test) in the salon.

How long does an AAT take and how much does it cost?

You will need an AAT appointment at least 48 hours before your colour appointment. It only takes 10 minutes in the salon and is a free test.

Why do I need a SKIN TEST ?

Reactions to hair colour can be serious and even life threatening. There are strict guidelines from manufacturers, insurers, industry bodies and the MHRA around using hair colour. We endeavour to give you peace of mind so that you can safely enjoy your visits to the salon.

Why don't you test me every time?

We use screening to monitor the need for testing you before your service. If nothing has changed since your last test and we have a valid record (typically within the last 6 months) it will be OK to proceed with your service.

I have been colouring my hair for years, why do I need a test?

One of the triggers for sensitivity and reactions to hair colour is exposure over time, therefore it is important we keep monitoring for your safety. Wilde About Hair are committed to your safety and use only the best products and methods for hair colouring.


Friendly expert advice

Thinking of changing your hair cut, colour or style? Wilde About Hair is here to help and give you the friendly expert advice you need.

Choosing your hair style is such a deeply personal subject that we must take many factors in to account. Our stylists, technicians and hair designers are trained to the highest standards. We are experts in all aspects of hairdressing and care, but pride ourselves on our personal touch.

We will give you expert advice on the maintenance and care of your hair once you leave the salon. We also offer a full range of products to care for and style your hair.

We look forward to welcoming you into the calm and relaxing environment at Wilde About Hair St Albans.

Contact info

  • Address: 15 French Row, St Albans, AL3 5DU

  • Phone: 01727830527

Get social