About Us

We are a hair and beauty salon, located in central Colchester, just off the High Street, providing an extensive range of unisex cuts, complex colouring, technical hair treatments and specialised nail services.

Since 2015, we have 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.

With over 30 years of experience, our professional salon is open and bright, with glamorous decor for a friendly and vibrant atmosphere. Our qualified stylists and therapists are trained to the highest of standards, with a focus on client needs and are able to cater for all hair types, skin types and services. We take the time to guide you through your treatments, offering advice whilst listening to your needs to work with you for your perfect look.

Our stylists provide a plethora of styling and colouring services, from a bouncy blow-dry to refreshing cuts and fashionable balayage, classic colours and sun-kissed highlights. For something a bit more intensive, we specialise in the popular Brazilian Blow Dry, and all of our products are directly from Brazil so that you can be assured of amazing results with sleek and glossy hair.

Our beauty therapists will transform your nails with our comprehensive menu of nail enhancements, meaning we are able to fulfil your nail dreams, whether it’s a full set of acrylics or some on-trend ombre nails, or even a basic manicure or pedicure. Take your nails to the next level and stand out with their stunning nail art, which a choice of Swarovski crystals, 3D art, marble, foils and our own salon designs. We also offer an extensive list of beauty treatments, including waxing hair removal, eyebrows and much more.

Maria, the director, stylist and beauty therapist has over 30 years’ experience within the hair and beauty industry. It all started in Brazil, where Maria found a passion for hairdressing; where she dedicated herself to years of training in all aspects of hairdressing and beauty, including barber, afro hair cuts and styling and much more. Since the opening of Models Hair & Beauty in Colchester, 2015; Maria’s main goal has always been to offer top standard services, which has reflected on many 5 star reviews that we have received from our lovely clients.

We are open 5 days a week, and with such a central location we are easily accessible via numerous bus routes and a 10-minute walk from Colchester Town Station.



Director - Senior Stylist & Therapist

Maria has over 35 years’ experience in all aspects of hairdressing and beauty, and has dedicated herself to years of training.
She can do anything from just a short/long hairstyle, men’s hairdressing & barber, a blow dry, colours, waxing, massage, nails… you name it. She is also a specialist in the Brazilian Keratin Straightening treatment. Whether you’ve got straight, curly, afro, thick hair, she’s got you covered.
Maria’s main goal is to provide top quality services which has reflected in many 5* star reviews left by our lovely clients.


Senior Nail Technician

Regiane has been in the nail industry for over 6 years; she’s also a tech guru. Fully qualified and passionate about what she does, Regiane has grown within Models Hair & Beauty to be one of the best nail technicians in Colchester (see it for yourself on our reviews). Specialist in acrylic nails, she loves nail art and anything with a bling. She can offer manicures, pedicures, gel polish, nail enhancements… with extensive options of nail art; and she is always refreshing her skills to keep up to date with the new trends.


We’re now offering Olaplex as an addition to any colour or chemical service.

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Professional Salon Products

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Sens.us Daily Repair

Daily Repair Leave In

Bi-phase nourishing spray ideal for dry, frizzy hair that undergoes frequent chemical treatments. Enriched with plant-based keratin and honey, it hydrates, nourishes and detangles hair without weighing it down, giving it support, protection and shine.

Nutri Repair Shampoo

Nutri Repair Shampoo

Nourishing restructuring shampoo with plant-based keratin, honey and quinoa. Ideal for dry, frizzy hair that undergoes frequent technical treatments. Gently cleanses hair, leaving it silky to the touch, while restructuring and hydrating it deep down.
Nectar Recovery Kit

Nectar Recovery Kit

Repairing and strengthening kit, enriched with ARC (Active Revitalizing Complex). For damaged hair with a tendency to break and that aspires to healthy, bright and strong lengths!

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