About Shades hair

Shades Hair has been providing hair services to clients from Purley, Kenley, Caterham, Coulsdon and further afield since 1982. We love to welcome new clients and we’re proud to have clients who’ve grown up with us, bringing their children – and even their grandchildren! – to have their hair cared for by our team.

We believe the keys to our success are:

  • regular staff training in the latest techniques
  • top quality professional products from the best companies in the business
  • a friendly, approachable, fully qualified team
  • a welcoming, pampering environment where we’ll take good care of you and your hair

Meet the Team

d:fi De-Frizz and Tame Ruth Langford
Founder and owner of Shades Hair, Senior Stylist
Favourite celebrity hair:
Jennifer Lawrence: short or long, she knows how to stay on-trend and make her hairstyle work for her look.
Can’t live without:
d:fi De-Frizz and Tame cream is amazing. The coconut-scented cream controls frizz, adds shine, and blocks humidity – perfect for party nights!
Best hair tip:
Always make sure the underneath of your hair is dry when creating your style – and ask your stylist for the best way to look after your hair before you leave the chair!
Keune Matt Effect Tyrone Lawless
Senior Stylist, Artistic Hair Design
Favourite celebrity hair:
Emma Willis: styles the same cut in different ways for a fresh new look every time
Can't live without:
Keune Matt Effect Wax: gives you the flexibility to change your look to suit your day
Best hair tip:
Phone your stylist! Receive the right advice to achieve get-gorgeous hair.
Shades Hair Salon Purley, Joico Luster Lock Emily
Stylist's Assistant
Emilia Clarke
So different from the ice blonde locks of Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones, her glossy brunette hair always complements her look.
Can't live without:
Joico Luster Lock Daily Shine and Protect Spray - used on wet or dry hair, it protects against heat, fading and damage for shinier, stronger and softer hair.
Best hair tip:
Book an appointment – because if your hair is done properly (and you're wearing good shoes) you can get away with most things!