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History Of Spruce

Spruce was originally set up in 2013 as a progression salon by Elaine Smith a former College tutor in Argyll. It started as a salon for stylists with a passion for barbering and hairdressing to progress and enhance their skills and client base within the Argyll area. We hope that in our five year plan we would progress as a team in education, business development and customer care. All of the team are self employed and are committed to be the best they can be in all aspects of hairdressing and barbering. Elaine also offers in house personal training and refresher courses for Hairdressing.

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Spruce is a traditional grooming salon with contemporary flair. We offer a wide range of hair and beauty services.

Our aim is to provide a high standard of customer care at a competitive price whilst using some of the best products available in hair care today.

Men – traditional and modern barbering services which include luxury hot towel wet shaves and precision shaves by our fully trained barbers.

Ladies – Personalised cutting and styling and a couture colouring service.

We also have a session styling team for Weddings / Photography shoots /Party Groups.

Specialised service – 121 Hair conditioning service which includes the latest thermo cutting technology.

Concessions for children and students We are a Paul Mitchell, Wella, American Crew stockist. We also have a fantastic range of accessories by Tyler and Tyler and local designer Jamie Boult.

The people who come into the salon always comment on our décor, the relaxed atmosphere, our very comfy Takara Belmont chairs, the friendly banter and the good standard of service.

Meet Our Team

Elaine Smith
Elaine SmithSalon Owner -Senior Stylist
Elaine is a fully qualified Hairdresser, assessor, internal verifier and Wella Master Color Expert. Specialising in education, colour consultation, thermal cutting and hair conditioning. Blow drying is a passion.
Arlene Simpson
Arlene SimpsonFull Time Barber & Stylist
Arlene is a fully qualified hairdresser and barber.
Arlene specialises in barbering, banter, hot towel wet shaves and our junior clients.
Claire MacCuish
Claire MacCuishFull Time Hairdresser/ Stylist
Claire is a fully qualified hairdresser and is trained in hot towel wet shaves. We are also proud to have her as our new CID cosmetic consultant.
Claire specialises in Bridal and party hair and make-up.
Michelle MacDougall
Michelle MacDougallSenior Stylist
Senior stylist specialising in creative cuts and colour, Perms and straightening and gent’s cuts.
Claire MacKay
Claire MacKayPart Time Hairdresser/ Stylist
Claire is a fully qualified hairdresser and one of our latest CID cosmetic consultants.
Claire specialises in conditioning treatments and blow drying.

Carla Kerr
Carla KerrBeauty Therapist
Carla kerr beauty services specialising in HD Brows, Nova Lash, Facials, Manicure, Pedicure, Waxing, Threading and Massage.
Lisa-Ann McKenna
Lisa-Ann McKennaSenior Stylist & Barber
Lisa–Ann is a senior stylist and trained barber. Lisa specialises in classic cuts and colours and is a founder member of staff at Spruce.
Ragen Kelly
Ragen Kelly1st Year Junior
Ragen is our first-year junior completing her SVQ 2 in salon with the support of Joseph Lawrence Glasgow. Ragen has training appointments available – please call the salon to book an appointment.

Ben Collins
Ben CollinsJunior Stylist
Ben is a qualified stylist doing his SVQ 3 at Argyll College. Ben is a junior stylist at Spruce and is gaining a name for himself as a star o the future. Ben loves creative colour and classic cuts.
Lisa Herron
Lisa HerronSorella at Spruce
RGN,BSc,NIP, Qualified in 2004. Trained in facial aesthetics offering the people of Oban bespoke anti-ageing treatments, medical grade chemical peels & skincare solutions fully HIS & ACE registered ®
Satisfied Clients
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Beards Trimmed
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