The Outback Hair Salon

Sydenham's best loved hairdresser


Christine: You will not find a better hairdresser in SE26! The Outback is a bijou, cute little oasis of relaxation and wonderful personal service.  I always come out looking a million dollars and feeling special for a fraction of the price of your big rip-off salons.

Maud: Very happy with my new haircut! I didn’t know what to do. Paula gave me great advice and found what would suit me just perfectly on top of that, she’s very friendly.

Ana: It was my first visit and I felt pampered from the minute I walked in. Professional and did exactly what I wanted. What more could a girl ask for!

Karen: Paula is excellent and styling. She really listens. Since I’ve been coming to The Outback I’ve had compliments on my hair for the first time in years!

P. Ratcliff: Excellent service. Haircut as I wanted. Very friendly. Nice atmosphere.

Laetitia: Loved it! Listened to what I was looking for. And very nice.

Shabana: Paula really took time and care to give me a good cut. It was a very relaxing and pleasant atmosphere. She was very accommodating as I was able to take my 8-month child along. As some hair salons do not allow this. So thank you!

Martin: Great cut and tint as ever. I have been coming for 19 years.

Joy: Brilliant cut. Lovely chat. Paula is so so good.

Cath: Love my new haircut + getting so many positive comments about it!

Sarah: My first time at Outback to have a restyle. Paula took good care of me and gave me the best style I’ve ever had. I love it! Thank you so much Paula!

Cathy: I have had my hair cut and styled (and sometimes coloured!) at the Outback for 17 years and wouldn’t go anywhere else. Thanks Paula!

Louise: Very pleased! A thorough and careful consultation with Paula resulted in the perfect cut for my face. Will be back!

Jane: I have been going to the salon since it opened in 1997 and have been delighted with everything on every visit. Thoroughly recommended. Paula is excellent.

Astrid: Always a good hair day with Paula.

Clare: Paula is rare amongst hairdressers. She knows how to cut women’s hair short and does a good job of it.

Anon: Superb personal attention. Paula was accommodating with regards to timing etc. Have never looked back since changing salons.

Monique: I’ve been going to see Paula for over 5yrs now & I’ve never had a bad experience or haircut!  She listens to what you want & will achieve the look perfectly.  She’s amazing!!

Anon: I’ve been coming to Paula at the Outback now for about 20yrs.  She does a good consultation and is very thorough in every way.  There is a lovely atmosphere and I can highly recommend her.

Jan: Highly skilled & professional service with unhurried attention to detail. Paula listens carefully to her clients, working with them to interpret their wishes.

Ann B: Paula takes the fear out of a haircut!  She has a real understanding of the client’s hair and their wishes and makes expert cutting and styling look easy.

Clare D: A great hair cut in a calm relaxing atmosphere from an experienced stylist. And on the doorstep. Perfect for a busy Mum.

J: Paula is the first hairdresser I’ve found in London that understands my type of hair – fine and very curly. She listens to what I want and never cuts the fringe too short.  She is a wonderful hairdresser and I would recommend her to anyone.

Victoria: I’m delighted with my hair, great to find someone who listens and does what you ask, very friendly and gave me confidence. Thankyou.

Sarah B: Great haircut, lovely relaxing atmosphere.CarolinePaula- thanks for taking the time to listen to what I wanted, and for your excellent advice, helping me decide what style to have. I’m often very nervous at the hairdresser and you really put me at ease. Great value. Many thanks.

Frances D: Very pleased with my haircut, It looks much better!

Annie: Very friendly. Paula listens well and checks as she goes.  It’s nerve-racking using a new hairdresser and Paula made it easy. Excellent haircut with blowdrying tips. A happy experience.

MB: It was great to get a good cut in a friendly local salon.  Paula styled my hair exactly as I asked and I’m very happy with the result.

Vivi: The best cut and colour i’ve ever had!  I was going for a big change so was quite nervous – Paula talked through all the possibilities with me until we were both clear about what I wanted.  She took a great deal of time and trouble and kept checking with me that I was happy with how it was going.  I love my new ‘do’ – even better than I could have imagined.  Thank you!

Anon: The Outback is a very comfortable, airy salon with excellent service.  Paula cut my hair just the way I wanted it done – a rare thing.

Jackie: It’s daunting starting with a new hairdresser but I needn’t have worried as Paula is very welcoming and the fact that my hair looked absolutely brilliant when I left was the icing on the cake!

Karen: At last I’ve found an affordable great hairdresser.  Thanks to Paula at The Outback I’ve not got one of my best ever haircuts and I would definitely recommend the salon to my friends.  Nice friendly service and a lovely community feel too.

Sandra: Always a warm welcome at the Outback – Paula is a star and a great stylist.

Anon: Walking past the station.  Really happy with my cut.

Mirko: I really enjoyed the atmosphere in your salon, I’ll be back soon!

Martin: I’ve been a customer for 16 years and can honestly say that Paula is a wonderful hairdresser and the atmosphere in the salon is very friendly.

Clare: Very friendly & relaxed and one of those rare but fantastic occasions where you come out with exactly the haircut you wanted!  Thanks.

Pat: Great friendly salon with great haircuts!

MA: Best hairdresser in Sydenham.  I have been going there for 5 years and have never been disappointed.  Most importantly, Paula is very friendly & always remembers what you like.

V. Guarini: Excellent, friendly service – Paula listened to me and gave me the exact cut I wanted.  she even came in on her day off to fit me in.  I’ll be back!

LB: Friendly atmosphere. Relaxing hair wash and first-class styling/cut. Altogether a very pleasant experience.

Marie: Would recommend to anyone – very friendly and I came out with a great cut.

Lizzie: Really enjoyed my experience of The Outback hair salon.  It’s just a modest little place, but very welcoming and comfortable.  I came away chuffed with my new hair-do having enjoyed a professional and friendly service.  Top marks!

Angela: Paula was really friendly and took the time to listen to what I wanted.  Really happy with my new haircut!

Alex: Great salon, very friendly.  Greatly skilled hairdresser, always happy when I finish my appointment.

Jules: Paula knows exactly what to do with my hair to ensure I leave the salon looking ten years younger!

Anon: Paula really listens to what you want and has the ability to achieve it, in a friendly, personal atmosphere.

Gloria: Paula is one of the best cutters I have come across.  The salon is small and friendly.  Drinks & biscuits are always available.  In fact, I haven’t anything but praise of Paula and the salon.

Ken: Your barnet is in safe hands with Paula.  creative, attentive, professional. It’s a pity she’s a Bon Jovi fan though!

Pat and Max: Paula is a superb stylist.  Prices highly competitive.  Everything is done very professionally, Customer Care outstanding!  We have both been going to Paula for 5 years, very happy customers!!

EF: I’ve been with Paula for 10 years, she’s always full of good, creative and realistic ideas for managing my hair and does so much in a teeny tiny salon.

Anon: A very warm, personal service with the time taken to ensure a really good cut and style.  Great attention to detail from a stylist who understands what you want.

DG: Excellent, always concerned & caring about your style/colour, nothing too much trouble.

Barbara: I have been coming to the outback for over 10 years and certainly would not want to go anywhere else.  Not only is Paula an incredible hairdresser but I find the atmosphere in the salon very friendly and welcoming.  I find I am always complimented on my hair after a visit to Paula.

CR: Excellent service in all respects.  Have been coming to The Outback for over 15 years & wouldn’t go anywhere else!GEBHighly skilled hairdressing from an extensively trained practitioner

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