Welcome to Models Hair & Beauty

Did you know that you can book your appointment online, anywhere, anytime? Download our app or do it through our booking page

Best Beauty Salon in Colchester

We have been listed as one of the best beauty salons in Colchester – on threebestrated

5 Star Nail Salon

Professional nail services – manicure, pedicure, nail enhancements and nail art

Brazilian Keratin Straightening

We are specialists in the Brazilian Keratin Brush, also known as the Brazilian Blow Dry. Our products are direct from Brazil, lasting up to 6 months. Book your free consultation today!

Unisex Salon

Professional unisex hairdressing/barber and beauty treatments. Children welcome!

Get to Know Us

Since 2015, Models Hair & Beauty has grown to be one of the most top rated hair and beauty salons in Britain’s Oldest Recorded Town of Colchester, guaranteeing quality and professionalism to all of our customers. Nominated one of the three best rated beauty salons in Colchester.
Maria, the owner, stylist and beauty therapist has over 30 years’ experience within the industry. Here at Models Hair & Beauty, we have always been committed to making our devoted customers look stunning and feel their best.
Contact us and see what our team of qualified professionals have to offer you today!

Recommend a Friend

Recommend a friend and receive 15% off your next visit.


Student, senior citizens, military and NHS staff – Receive up to 10% off.

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Gift Vouchers

Pamper someone you love with a gift voucher, available in salon.

Don’t take our word for it…

Take theirs

For the first time, I have managed to find a professional hairdresser that did cut my hair to the exact style. Even managed to blow dry my hair with no difficultly I would highly recommend this stylist.

Maria J.

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!


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!


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.


Always get my nails done here now, wouldn’t go anywhere else, absolutely lovely and my nails always look amazing!!


Such a lovely salon, my go to nail shop! Always makes my nails perfect with such creative designs! ❤️❤️

Cerys F.

I highly recommend models hair & beauty to anyone. I went to other salons who told me they couldn’t get my hair to grey as it was too dark, but this place got it perfect and couldn’t be more happier with the result. Very reasonably priced and would 100% be going back in the future. Maria and staff for the excellent service.

Natalie K.

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.


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 M.

So pleased with the result of the Brazilian blowout hair treatment done by Maria!


Amazing nails great staff and reasonable price❤️ I’d thoroughly enjoy having my nails done here again!:)

Sanghwa L.

Lovely staff who are highly skilled and take time to do a job properly. thanks. see u soon xx


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 K.

Only had acrylic tips put on once before and they were awful (and somehow took 4 hours)… so I was a bit worried trying somewhere new. But the girl who did my nails was so so nice and she did the best job! I am in loooove with them! Wish I could post a photo. Thank you to the lovely girl whose name I rudely didn’t ask 🙂

Hannah P.

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


I recon they are probably best for blow dries because my hair looked amazing after!

Anonymous (Treatwell)

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!


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.

Amazing as always, Maria is fantastic. She always knows what I want and my hair cut is always perfect, way better than I ever thought. This is my go to salon now. Wouldn’t go anywhere else now. Thank you for sorting my hair and mum’s out yesterday xx

Jackie T.

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


Warm, welcoming and great with my long hair. Go and meet Maria. She’s fabtastic!


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.


These ladies helped me to chop my long hair off for the Little Princess Trust and worked it into a nice short style. Thank you ladies!


Download Our App

Keep track of appointments and make new ones, any time, anywhere.

You can now book and keep track of appointments on our app, available on the App Store and Google Play; or on our website. You will be required to sign up and confirm your account (if not already) to do so. If you are having troubles confirming your email, please contact us directly.

? We are also introducing a new feature “cancellation watch”. When our diary becomes full, you will have the option to select a time period for cancellations. When a cancellation occurs, the first customer watching will an SMS notifying you to book for your chosen time. Do it before it’s too late! 

Payments can now be made online or later on in salon. Services over a certain amount will require a non refundable deposit, including new clients. Cancellation policy applies.

Our app is available on the App Store and Google Play.

To download just search for “Models Hair & Beauty” and look our for our logo.

You will be required to register if not already to log in and book your appointment. Alternatively head to our “Book Online” page.

Come and see us in person

We are located at Pelhams Lane, between the High Street and Trinity Square.

Nearby recommended car park: St John’s Multi-Storey Car Park (£3.50 all day rate on selected days).

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