One-to-One Service at The Outback!!

If you enjoy one-to-one service when you visit the hair salon – The Outback is definitely the place to head to!

We are a small, friendly boutique hair salon and we specialise in offering our clients fantastic customer care and hairstyling services to suit your lifestyle.  I’d like to repeat those last four words if I may – “to suit your lifestyle”.  We feel that it is of the utmost imortance that the style or colour must suit YOUR lifestyle…your face shape…your budget…and your personality – and above all that you are able to manage it when you leave the salon.

To make this possible we show you how to style your hair – which brushes/fingers/straightners etc to use to get the best, easiest result.  We also show you tips and tricks to cut back on the time spent styling your hair.    We also advise on the best hair products to use to make looking after your hair as stress free as possible.

Also we take pride that we are not a salon that has a variety of different staff dealing with one client.  In our opinion, big salons that pass clients from person-to-person can sometimes be intimidating and can make you feel ill-at-ease.

So in our salon, the stylist will have a proper consultation with you and listen to what you want.  If you need advice on hair styling, haircut ideas or which products to use on your hair, we are more than happy to help!

Your stylist will then shampoo your hair, make you a refreshment, offer you our latest magazines then get to work on creating your desired style. Then Hey Presto!  You leave our salon feeling happy, listened to, confident about your look – and above all – Happy!

Now that’s what we think is sincere one-to-one service!  We hope you try us, like what we offer – and recommend us to your friends!

p.s. we also serve great coffee and delicious biscuits!

Bye for now, Paula xx

Bon Voyage Rita!

Many of our clients will remember Rita, our pint-size yet larger than life Australian stylist who left our salon two years ago to work in a funky barbers in Soho.

Rita has decided that enough is enough and the fun has to stop – so she is leaving us and moving back to her home city of  Sydney, Australia.

Farewell and good luck dear Rita, we’ll miss you.   Paula x

The Salon Gets A Freshen-Up Lick Of Paint!!

As it’s been a few months since we had a major paint job done in the salon – it was time for a freshen-up!  The ‘lick of paint’ took up the whole day – from 9am to 11pm – and we hope you think it looks as lovely as we do!!

Fresh & clean - the cream wall...
Fresh & clean - the cream wall...
Showing the 'raspberries and cream' colour scheme...Mmm...
Showing the 'raspberries and cream' colour scheme...Mmm...
Showing the new Goldwell Shade Chart on the far wall
Showing the new Goldwell Shade Chart on the far wall

Congratulations Cindy! Newly Qualified!!

Cindy - newly qualified Junior Stylist!
Cindy - newly qualified Junior Stylist!

Congratulations to Cindy who is now a qualified Junior Stylist and has passed her NVQ Level 2 in hairdressing!

Cindy has completed two years at Croydon College to achieve the qualification and is now excelling in applying foil highlights and tints, creating fantastic blow-drys and carrying out basic cuts.

Her friendly, quietly confident nature is an asset to our small team at The Outback.

Well done Cindy!! Paula x

Fancy A BlowDry On A Whim? Introducing Our Brand New StandBy BlowDry Service!

If you fancy a BlowDry for an evening out or you simply can’t be asked to dry your hair one day – don’t despair!  It’s now AFFORDABLE to have your hair dried on a whim!!  The Outback has introduced a StandBy BlowDry service that will leave you begging for more!  Our StandBy prices are £10 for short hair, £13 for medium hair, £15 for long hair and £20 for extra long hair. 

To get your hands on one of our very tempting StandBy Blowdrys you must ring or pop in to book the appointment no more than two hours before.  If we’ve got spaces to fill, we’ll happily fill them with a StandBy-Blowdry!  And don’t worry, you’ll still get our best service – Paul Mitchell luxury haircare, up- to- the- minute magazines to while away the time and a choice of tea, coffee, hot chocolate or fruit juice to really help you unwind.  Sound OK?  Then call us today on 020 8676 9593.

Fantastic New Paul Mitchell Product – Here Now!!


For Chemically Treated, Damaged, Weak or Fine Hair


Have you been hitting the hairdryer, curling tongs, crimpers and styling irons harder than you would ever hit the running machine at the gym?!

Treat your hair to a little R & R with NEW Super Strong Liquid Treatment from Paul Mitchell – hair rehab in a bottle!

What girl would say no to stronger hair?

New you needn’t worry about scruffy split ends and fragile fringes!  Super Strong Liquid Treatment makes hair up to 60% stronger after just one application and continues to strengthen after repeated use.

To help revive tresses in distress, Super Strong Liquid Treatment restores lost nutrients and strengthens the cuticle to prevent breakage.

A daily spritz of this concentrated leave-in remedy on damp hair recharges chemically-treated, damaged, weak or fine hair.

Contains Super Strong Liquid

The exclusive Paul Mitchell Super Strong Complex joins forces with UV protection to help replace lost minerals and proteins.  In addition to its strengthening attributes, the low PH of 4.5 helps constrict the cuticle to seal in colour, leaving the hair feeling silky and shiny!

Repairs From The Inside Out

Marine extracts and vegetable proteins replenish every strand, while special silicones help protect the surface, leaving the cuticle smooth and healthy.  The Super Strong complex, marine extracts, silicone and proteins create the ultimate power team to help seal split ends!

Four Steps to stronger hair:

1.  Super Strong Daily Shampoo:  Strengthens, gently cleanses and enhances shine.

2.  Super Strong Daily Conditioner:  Strengthens, prevents moisture loss and protects.

3.  Super Strong Treatment:  Strengthens, rebuilds and restores.

4.  Super Strong Liquid Treatment:  Strengthens and protects, repairs from the inside out and seals split ends.  Makes hair 60% stronger!!