Commonly Asked Questions

The Anthony James Hair Salon Experts Answer Your Most Commonly Asked Questions

We know that many clients are unsure about certain aspects of hairdressing, which is why they visit the experts at our Halifax hair salon!

Our stylists are all expertly trained and perfectly placed to answer your queries. We have created a simply list of some of the most frequently asked questions that we are asked in the salon - if there's a query you have that isn't listed below please feel free to get in touch via

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I'm Growing My Hair, Why Do I Need Regular Trims?

We all know by now that frequent hair trims do not, unlike the old wives tale, make your hair grow faster. Whether you cut it or not, your hair will grow at the same rate. What regular trims do is actually remove dry, split ends which can make hair look straggly and thinner. Untouched split ends will work their way up the hair shaft, damaging the strand beyond repair. Regular trims will stop this damage and allow you to reach your hair length goals more quickly.

Which Hair Colour Should I Choose For My First Time? 

This depends on why you want to colour your hair, if you’re covering greys or you want to make a bold statement. We would recommend that you book in for a complimentary hair colour consultation with an Anthony James colour expert so we can help you find the perfect hair colour for you. 

I've Used a Box Dye - Can You Fix It?

Hair colour imbalances are rectified by our master colourists on a daily basis. No-one deserves patchy hair colour, dry, damaged or dull hair, so please book in for a colour consultation so we can create a recovery plan. Our hair colour specialists will work hard to deliver the perfect hair colour for you.

I Use Professional Conditioner at Home, Why Is My Hair Fried?

There can be many reasons for this, but the most common is that you're washing your conditioner out too soon. Shampoo your hair, and gently squeeze out with a towel, apply your conditioner and comb through, leaving for at least 5 minutes. You should see a difference in the condition of your hair if you follow this advice. 

What is a Toner?

Many clients do not understand why we add a toner after the bleaching process. Bleach is not a colour, it is a tool we use to remove colour, or pigment, from your hair. The final colour you have comes from the toning process and can be used to cool or warm your hair colour. 

What is Balayage?

Balayage is the term used for the most popular hair trend over the last decade. Your Anthony James hair colour expert will paint the hair colour directly onto your hair in a freehand movement, picking out the strands which would naturally be highlighted by the sun, giving you a beautifully bespoke sun-kissed look. 

Are You The Best Hairdressers in Halifax?

We have built an excellent reputation on providing outstanding customer service at our award winning hair salon. It doesn't matter if you are coming in for a maintenance cut or a completely new look, our team are 100% focused on you from the minute you enter our salon. In fact, we've even made our Customer Promise part of our everyday ethos, read more about our promise to you here

Which Haircut is Best For Me?

Your hairstyle should reflect your personality, suit your face shape and your lifestyle. Your Anthony James hairdressing expert will be able to assess the best hairstyles for you at your initial consultation and advise on a range of styles which would suit you best. Call us on 01422 747001 to book your consultation. 

What Hairdressing Services Do You Offer at Anthony James Hair Salon in Halifax?

We offer a wide range of services at our hair salon including hair smoothing, hair extensions, men's hairdressing and hair colour services. We even offer services for men and women who suffer from hair loss.