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Ross Charles Hairdressing and Barbering



North East Hairdresser of the Year 2016 nominee

Men’s Hairdresser of the Year nominee 2017

Winner of Hair Awards 2018


We are lucky enough to be named the Best hair salon York , voted No.1 in York !! rated by ThreeBestRated


Here is where it all began….

 Ross Charles opened his salon in York in 2008.

Coming from a hairdressing family, that has been involved in hairdressing since 1974, Ross himself has been involved in hairdressing since 1993, when he cut his first bob hair style under the supervision of his father and was probably the youngest hairdresser to do this at age 12.

He got the hair bug and spent almost every evening after school in his parent’s salon learning his craft. At 14 he was attending hair science and trichology seminars conducted by some of the world’s leading experts, to really understand the material he was working with.

He started to demonstrate with his father David Charles in London at the hairdressing shows around the age of 16. He trained in hair colouring at Wella Academy in Manchester, then age 17, did many of his own hairdressing photoshoots and got them published frequently in many of the well-known hair magazines, even becoming a regional finalist for the L’Oréal Colour Trophy.

Ross Charles North East Hairdresser of the Year 2016 nominee

In the late 90’s he had qualified to a high level and was a case study for his skill and accuracy as a hairdresser at such a young age, which was featured in industry magazines.

Flying through his NVQ qualifications in hairdressing for men and women, Ross Charles then demonstrated his techniques at Salon International in London for Schwartzkopf / Testanera to crowds of other hairdressers. His list of clientele was extensive and still is with a large number of those original clients today, that follow him miles to get their hair done and have stayed loyal for over 21 years. He even has clients that travel from America, Switzerland, Spain and Italy as they only have him to style their hair.

Ross and his family have special techniques that they have developed over the years that are true family trade secrets that they guarantee no-one else will know. They spent many years developing their skills including Ross’s famous Razoring techniques that have brought clients back time and time again to be loyal clients for years. With the boom in Male Grooming and Barbering, Joseph Lanzante trained Ross and his team to perform the traditional hot towel shave with a cut throat razor thus adding to the extensive repotios they already have.

Continuing the family tradition Ross and his wife, Alessandra Ferrara, who is from Rome, Italy, are pushing their business from strength to strength with constant development in the hairdressing industry. Alessandra a L’Oréal Colour Specialist who has an amazing ability to source and predict new and up and coming trends. With her being an Italian, fashion and style comes so natural to her. She sources the best hair colouring products and uses them with her tool box of extensive skills. Maybe even their children Antonietta and Massimo will one day follow suit!

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Ross Charles hairdressing has its own brand of very special hair product range that is one of the key points to the company’s success. Promoting healthy hair and user-friendly hair styles, these hair products really help you to achieve your desired look that we make for you.

Continually we are featured with our innovative hairdressing work in magazines as we have a photographic studio off site to keep everything in house and be proactive in our passion for our work. Our hairstyles have made the front covers of many magazines in the U.K, USA and we are a regular contributors to HJ Hairdressers Journal, Modern Barber, Creative Head Mag, Barber EVO, Hair Magazine and many other U.K and International Press.

The salon is fitted out with the finest of Sicilian furniture with the signature red chairs made in stylish cast metal and ornate mirrors all hand crafted in a little village in Catania (Sicily). They make you feel important and special as we deliver our services to your hair.


The salon is very classy with a modern feel expressing details like the processing area with the Philip
Stark Lois Ghost Chairs by Kartel from Milano Italy. Or the Barbering area where the gents lay back into the relaxing barber chair as their hot towel shave commences!

Experience the low-lit backwash room for a tranquil and relaxing hair wash with the option of head massage treatments to send you into the zone

!Ross Charles best hair salon York

”Our salon tools are to the highest of standard, we use Kasho Damascus scissors that are specially crafted in Japan in a similar way to how Samurai swords are made by folding the steel, Donald Scott NYC razor hair artistry tools, Andis, Wahl, Collexia and YSP Combs”. 

Ross Charles is the first Donald Scott NYC Rat pack Hair artistry team member out side of the United States of America and is a Donald Scott NYC product ambassador for the U.K , Ross Teaches his and Donald Scott razor techniques to other hairdressers using the full range of DSNYC Tools. All the tools in the range are available from this site very soon !.

”Using the best hair products we can find in the world to give our clients the ultimate results. We promote good quality hair and our team can advise you how to improve yours from in-salon treatments and after care advice, this is what you should expect from the best hair salon York . To treat our clients hair and replacing the lost ingredients through damage we use fantastic ranges like Alterego and L’Anza. To Style the hair we use our own range of top professional hair products”. 

Ross now is also a new ambassador and international educator for Alter Ego Italy hair products. He also helps develop the brands Grooming range and is part of producing their photographic collections in the U.K and soon to also work with them at their collection shoot in Milan.