The Story behind Collinge & Co
We’re a company that’s stood the test of time and continue to stand for the very best in hairdressing and hair care.
We’re here to give confidence & make individuality shine
For generations of delighted clients, the Collinge name has stood for friendly, professional customer care and artistic perfection. A reputation we’re devoted to upholding for generations to come.
The Journey Begins...Wilfred and Molly Collinge open Collinge’s on Muirhead Avenue, West Derby, Liverpool. Until then, Wilfred had worked away at sea as a ships barber, sailing regularly out of Liverpool.
1954The first Peter Collinge salon opened on Church Street, Liverpool. Wilfred and Molly’s son, Peter started his career as a hairdresser in the beauty salon on the flagship Cunard liner, the Mauritania. Sailing regularly to New York, he honed his skills attending to the ladies of high society. On returning to land and after a successful spell as a competition hairdresser, he opened his first salon.
1969In the 1960s the group expanded. Including this stunning city centre salon in the newly built St John’s Centre, Liverpool.
1974Hazel Collinge recognised the importance of delivering exceptional hairdressing training and in this year, the Hair Study Centre was founded. Today the company trains apprentices in the North West region and is a leading Hairdressing Training Provider in the UK.
1985Having trained with his father, Andrew then went on to work at the top London salon, MichaelJohn and later returned to the North West with his wife Liz. They opened the first Andrew Collinge salon in Heswall, Wirral, in 1985.
1990sThe profile of the Collinge name grew significantly in this decade with Andrew and Liz becoming the resident Hair and Make up team on ITV’s new show This Morning, Andrew winning British Hairdresser of the Year in 1993 and 1997, and both launching product ranges.
2009We have pioneered the idea of a stand alone salon, where newly qualified stylists can work and develop their skills, which has proved to be a great success. The latest Graduate salon opened on Bold street in 2009.
2010Andrew Collinge Training is awarded Beacon Status from Ofsted. Peter’s daughter Sarah Collinge was for many years responsible for the running of the Training Division of the company.
2018Andrew Collinge Hairdressing was awarded a Princess Royal Training Award for its commitment to excellence in training and skills development.
2019We are proud of our association with Selfridges. There has been an Andrew Collinge salon in the Selfridges, Trafford store for over 20 years. In 2019 the salon relocated to the heart of the Beauty floor.
2023 & beyond
The next chapter...The company is now under the direction of Charlie Collinge. He along with all at Collinge & Co look forward to the future.
Collinge & Co Salons
Our salons are happy places where you and your hair are the stars and our expert teams are your champions. Come for a cut or colour, and you’ll leave recharged with confidence.
Collinge & Co Products
Our high-performing haircare products are here to help you achieve your perfect style. And they’re made of the kindest vegan ingredients we’ve found, boosting moisture, locking in colour and renewing condition. Think of us as your hair’s best friend, helping you to look and feel amazing every day.
Collinge & Co Training
We believe in sharing our passion and knowledge of hairdressing. Our hairdressing training and apprenticeships, provide hairdressers with a flying start to their careers.
Collinge & Co Heritage
A family owned business. From the original Collinge salon in West Derby, a suburb of Liverpool, to the five salons and training school today. Our commitment to artistic perfection, customer care and excellence in training has made us a leading name in the industry.
Andrew Collinge is a two-time winner of British Hairdresser of the Year. Alongside his wife Liz Collinge, he was a trailblazer in inspiring television viewers with makeovers and hairdressing advice.
Peter Collinge OBE
Peter Collinge had a natural talent for hairdressing and was soon acknowledged as one of the best in the industry. He built a great reputation through his love of competition hairdressing and opened a salon under his own name in 1954.
Our Collinge & Co x Malmaison Makeover Winner
Last week, we had the pleasure of hosting Natalie, the lucky winner of our makeover and Malmaison stay giveaway, at our Castle Street salon. Natalie visited us for a transformative experience, entrusting Jess with her hair colour and style, and Liz with... Read More