Tame the Mane is a revolutionary hair space for people who want a totally new experience. We have a focus on hair health with a preference for all natural products, sharing our knowledge and recipes so you can make your own hair food at home.
When I first imagined the salon I knew my first priority was to provide an alternative, calming and nurturing space for people who feel uneasy in salons. Somewhere you feel listened to and not judged. We welcome people from all backgrounds and all hair types, with an aim to create a unifying environment where every individual and human diversity is embraced. Your hair reflects you!
We love learning about cultures and feel passionately about the arts, education and herbalism. We provide books, ambient music (we hope), an array of art, a selection of herbal teas and our knowledge…which we love to receive as well!
If you are following a No-poo or Curly G haircare routine, we are avid followers too…! Offering no-poo cleansing washes (herbs and clays) and co-washes (eco-friendly options) for those who are inclined to do so. We love chatting to our clients about their journeys and offer our advice if it is not working out too.
Our slightly unconventional mirrors policy: You can choose to have the mirror or not, or for certain parts of the process. We have found that a vast majority of you prefer NOT to have the mirror unveiled during the cutting. There are many reasons why we do this and which is a whole topic in itself. However, it is primarily for your comfort so if you DO want the mirror at any part of the process, please do let us know!
I became fascinated by ancient hair practises and recognised that nobody seemed to be providing this kind of service in Bristol, or even the UK it seems. I also found that there was a particularly negative stigma attached to natural products within the hair industry, which thankfully seems to be changing with the surge of people becoming more aware of environmental and health risks associated with conventional products. This rejection of what has been working for thousands of years seemed so sad to me and I wanted to change it, even with the gentlest of steps, and bits of advice I can give you to help make those small but powerful changes. I am particularly interested in assisting those who have scalp issues and chemical allergies to find very simple and practical solutions/alternatives to help ease the symptoms.
I have found a team of hairdressers with a like-minded approach working alongside me sharing the space. I thought it would be impossible to find anybody, really, but not in BS5 it seems! Please look at their Bios if you are unsure as to who you would like to book your cut with.