About Hobson & Holmes

How H&H Was Created

Andrew Hobson, a resident on the Westpark estate (Darlington) was inspired to create a business within the Westpark Village after speaking with local developers and town planners. It was clear to Andrew that all of the parties involved in creating Westpark and it’s unique environment were all striving for the same goal – a self-sufficient modern village.

Andrew looked at various businesses, however, decided that the ideal would be a contemporary stylish hair and beauty salon. The premises, the architect, the builder and an accountant were in place – the major missing aspect that was missing was a salon manager.

Andrew was introduced to Nick, who was working at management level within a busy high street salon group. Both Andrew and Nick quickly established a relationship and discovered that their vision were very similar on how the salon should look and how it should be run.

Soon after Andrew invited Nick to join the business as Creative Director and Hobson and Holmes was created.

Our Philosophy

In the world that we live in, we’re all looking for a place to relax, to forget the pressures of modern living and the simply indulge in a little me time. Hobson&Holmes understand client needs – they know that clients want modern, wearable hairstyling and treatments to recharge themselves and an environment that is both welcoming and contemporary.

The award winning H&H style team can create styles to suit you – using the best products they will advise you on the cut and colour that will suit your lifestyle and your look, while the beauty division are always on hand, be it for a quick manicure or a full day’s pampering.

The Benefits of the Salon

Convenient Free Parking Close to the Salon

No more paying the parking meter, long walks to the salon and ruined wind swept hair styles when returning to your car.

Pre-Appointment Text Messages

All clients receive a text reminder 24 hours prior to their appointment.

Innovative Salon Software

Entering and leaving the salon is simple, quick and easy. Our touch screen booking facility enables clients to view dates and times for their next appointment and helps staff keep a detailed record of client past treatments.

Highly Qualified Staff

Our stylists have an award winning portfolio and focus on offering a one-on-one customer experience. We will produce any haircut you desire and will offer creative ideas to enable clients to consider every option.

Flexible Services

All of our clients have the option to take advantage of all hair services at their convenience. Our beauty therapist will bring the treatment room to your chair so you can have the ultimate relaxation experience.

Quality Products

Hobson & Holmes will use and recommend only the highest quality products - Kerastase, Goldwell, KMS, California, Dermalogica and Great Lengths.