Frequently Asked Questions

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Hair Extensions FAQs
Hair Smoothing FAQs
Guisborough FAQs
Yarm salon FAQs
Harrogate Salon FAQs
Stokesley Salon FAQs
Middlesbrough FAQs
When do you need models?
Will I need a patch test?
What if I need to cancel my appointment?
Will I have to pay for my hair service?
Which Contemporary Salons Provide Hair Extensions?
Which Hair Extensions Application Methods Are Available At Contemporary Salons?
What Happens During My FREE Hair Extensions Consultation?
How Do I Look After My Hair Extensions?
Which Hair Extensions Brands Do Contemporary Salons Use?
Will Hair Extensions Damage My Hair?
What Hair Extensions Lengths Are Available?
Do Hair Smoothing Treatments Straighten The Hair?
Do Contemporary Salons Different Types Of Smoothing Treatments?
How Long Will My Hair Smoothing Treatment Last?
Can I Get A Hair Smoothing Treatment If I Am Pregnant?
What Is Keratin And Why Is It Used For Hair Smoothing Treatments?
Can I Have a Hair Smoothing Treatment With Coloured Hair?
Is Your Salon Close To North York Moors National Park?
Can I Park Near Your Guisborough Salon?
Do You Have Any Salon Offers At Guisborough?
When Did Your Guisborough Salon Open?
What Hairdressing Services Does Your Guisborough Salon Offer?
Do You Offer Hair Extensions at your Yarm Salon?
Can I Park Near Contemporary Yarm Salon?
Is Contemporary Yarm On Instagram?
Is Contemporary Salon Near Harrogate Train Station?
Does Contemporary Harrogate Offer Balayage Hair Colour?
Is Your Salon On Stokesley High Street?
Can I Park Near The Salon?
When Did Contemporary's Stokesley Salon Open?
Is There Parking Available Near Contemporary Middlesbrough Salon?
Is The Salon Located In Middlesbrough Leisure Park?
Is Contemporary Salon Near Middlesbrough Train Station?
Does Contemporary Middlesbrough Offer Keratin Treatments?

Most appointments are either in the morning or afternoon. The time of your appointment will be confirmed when booking. As this is a training session your appointment will be longer than a normal cut and finish, and no pressure must be put on the student to be finished by a certain time.

Yes, a sensitivity test or patch test will be required 48 hours in advance of some hair colour services.  We will confirm this when we book you in for your appointment. 

To secure your booking we will require payment in full upfront. If you need to cancel your appointment the amount will be fully refunded as long as you give us a minimum of 96 hours notice. The cost will also be fully refunded if we cannot provide the service for any reason. If you need to cancel you will be able to do this online up to 96 hours before your appointment; however you will need to contact us for a refund. Anything after this time please email

Yes, but you will pay a reduced amount as one of our trainee hairdressers will tend to your hair needs (under close supervision from a qualified stylist).  A ladies' cut & finish will cost £12 and a gent's cut & finish will cost £8. Our L'Oreal colour days are £20.





We are proud to offer a premium hair extensions service at ALL Contemporary salon locations. If you are considering hair extensions, please book in for a consultation at your nearest salon so we can help you get the right look for your hair type and the look you desire.

There are a number of different methods we can use to add your hair extensions, including micro beads, wefts and tape extensions. If you are unsure which hair extensions application method is best for you, book a FREE consultation at your nearest Contemporary salon today where are expert team will be happy to advise.

Great hair extensions transformations at Contemporary salons always start with a consultation - during which, we will assess your hair type and texture and go over the length and volume you want to achieve. We can also talk about colour options and you'll be able to see and feel samples of the hair. We endeavour to answer any questions you may have and give you a quote for the service.

To keep your hair extensions looking fabulous, it's really important that you use the right after-care products. During your hair extensions appointment at Contemporary Salons, your expert stylist will advise you on the best products to incorporate into your daily routine. They will also share some top hair extensions styling tips!

We use 100% human hair extensions from Beauty Works which are available in a variety of lengths, hair colours and hair types. They can be used to add colour, thickness, length - whatever you desire!

No - our team are very experienced hairdressers who specialise in all aspects hair extensions application. They will always put the integrity of your hair first. Your Contemporary Salons hair extensionist will provide you with all of the maintenance advice and follow up that you need to care for your new hair extensions and ensure zero damage.

We have a variety of lengths available to suit whatever look you desire - from chic, shoulder length 14 inches, to show-stopping 24 inches. Whether you want to create volume, thickness or length, BeautyWorks has the widest range of lengths in over 40 beautiful shades.

Contrary to popular belief, Keratin Complex smoothing treatments are not straightening treatments. The range of smoothing treatments available at Contemporary salons target weak spots and reinforce the hair’s structure, helping to repair damage, block humidity, and reduce frizz while leaving hair soft, silky, shiny, and smooth.

Yes. As the leading innovator in the hair smoothing industry, Keratin Complex offers a full range of treatments designed to meet the needs of all lifestyles and all types of hair which are all available at Contemporary Salons. You can choose from;

  • KCMAX™ Maximum Keratin Smoothing System: Our strongest treatment yet.
  • Natural Keratin Smoothing Treatment (NKST): Signature smoothing solution.
  • Natural Keratin Smoothing Treatment for Blonde Hair (NKSTB): Signature smoothing solution for blonde and fragile hair.
  • Express Blow Out® (EBO): The speedy smoothing solution.
  • Personalised Blow Out™ (PBO) Same Day Keratin Treatment: Customisable, same-day keratin treatment.

Regular use of Keratin Complex shampoos, conditioners, and styling products will help maintain the longevity of all treatments and ensure optimal results. Your Contemporary Salons stylist will talk you through this during your appointment. Longevity also depends upon the selected treatment;

  • KCMAX™ Maximum Keratin Smoothing System: Up to 3 months.
  • Natural Keratin Smoothing Treatment (NKST): Up to 5 months.Natural Keratin Smoothing Treatment for Blonde Hair (NKSTB): Up to 5 months.
  • Express Blow Out® (EBO): Up to 6 weeks.
  • Personalised Blow Out™(PBO): Up to 3 months.

As with any hair service involving chemicals, pregnant or nursing women should seek the advice of their doctor or physician before use.

Keratin is a protein found naturally in skin, hair, and nails. In human hair, it acts as both an external protective shield and an internal structural protein. Keratin is depleted when hair is damaged physically, chemically or from environmental factors, such as the sun. That's where our restorative, transformative treatments come in!

Yes. Keratin smoothing can also be used on coloured hair, helping to lock in your hair colour so it remains vibrant for longer. Just ask for our colour-locking keratin treatment to be added onto your hair colouring appointment at Contemporary Salons. It only adds an extra 15 minutes to your appointment.

Yes! Our Guisborough hairdressing salon is situated at the edge of the North York Moors National Park, with Gisborough Priory, Gisborough Hall and Saint Nicholas’ Church all nearby.

Disc parking is available along the high street (which is free for 2 hours). There are also plenty of car parks near our Guisborough salon, the nearest being next to St Nicholas’ church.

Yes! We are delighted to offer our New Guests 20% OFF their first service with us. We also have a Loyalty Scheme in place for our regular clients which you can find out more about here.

We first opened our Guisborough salon doors back in 1991, and it has undergone refurbishments over the years! The most recent being 3 years ago with slick black, white and silver accents.

We have a team of 11 highly-skilled stylists at our Guisborough salon who specialise in everything from hair smoothing to balayage, bridal services, hair extensions, hair colour correction, full head hair colour transformations, ladies & gents cuts, and OLAPLEX hair treatments. To book your FREE consultation with us, just click here.

Yes. Our Yarm salon specialises in the application of quality, long lasting hair extensions and we LOVE to create bespoke transformations! We use weft and tape hair extensions and recommend booking in for a consultation to find out more.

Yes! You can find all Yarm parking information here.

We sure are! To keep up-to-date with our latest client transformations and dreamy hair inspo, join our 4k followers here.

Yes! You can find us a short walk away from Harrogate Train station at 3 Bower House, Station Parade, Harrogate, HG1 1UF.

Absolutely! Our team of skilled hair colour technicians are known for creating bespoke, natural-looking balayage transformations. Check out some of our latest client makeovers on our Instagram account.

Contemporary Stokesley is located in the heart of Stokesley high street, adjacent to the Market Place car park, beside the Parish Church.

The Stokesley Market Place car park provides free parking all day long, while the cobbled high street parking spaces are free for 2 hours with a parking disc. Parking discs can be obtained free of charge from our salon.

Please note that parking in Stokesley can be limited, especially on Fridays and Saturdays when the market comes to town, so we recommend setting off that little bit earlier for your appointment to allow for extra time on busier days. There is also paid parking available a short walk from the salon at the Co-operative supermarket.

Contemporary has been a familiar and popular salon in Stokesley since 2004, with a long-standing team of stylists, always working to the highest standards to create a friendly and welcoming environment.

Yes. Middlesbrough Leisure Park has 2 car parks. Middlesbrough Leisure Park car park has 163 Blue Spaces and 4 hours of free parking for Middlesbrough Leisure Park customers only. Further restrictions on match day apply (located adjacent to Middlesbrough Football Club).

France Street car park  has 531 White Spaces. Charges apply Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm only - see below. No charge on bank holidays. Saturday and Sunday are free.

  • £1 for 2 hours
  • £2 for up to 4 hours
  • £3 for over 4 hours

Yes! You can find the salon conveniently located amongst your favourite shops and restaurants in Middlesbrough Leisure Park. We are opposite McDonalds, right next door to Cineworld.

Yes, the salon is a 10-minute walk away from Middlesbrough train station. We are also a 5-minute walk from Middlesbrough Town Centre and Town Hall..and just a 15-minute walk from Middlesbrough Football Ground!

Absolutely. Our team at Contemporary Middlesbrough specialise in Keratin Complex Hair Smoothing Treatment which transforms dry, damaged or frizzy tresses into smoother, stronger and more manageable hair. We offer a full collection of customisable keratin treatments for every hair type.