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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.
Claire Smith
Claire SmithPart 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
Żaneta Dudzic
Żaneta DudzicNail Technician
Aiden James
Aiden JamesBarber & Stylist
Aiden is a fully qualified and experienced barber and stylist. He works at Spruce at least once a month and appointments book up fast. Aiden specialises in precision cutting and styling of both ladies and gents hair also gents precision and hot towel wet shaves.

Alicja Korda
Alicja KordaHairdresser
Alicja works part time in Spruce and is a fully qualified hairdresser specialising in colour services. Alicija is bi-lingual speaking both Polish and English.

Michelle O'BrienReceptionist & Sales Advisor
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Opening Hours


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