I always walk out looking so much better than when I came in! The cut and colour are just brilliant. Thank you. Judith B, Dundee
A very professional service. Irving has a passion for his work which comes across in the way he has a genuine interest in his clients needs - but isn't afraid to suggest new ideas for hair styles. A really enjoyable experience! Jill W.
From the first time I visited Freedom about 2 years ago, I have always been ecstatic with the service, the hairdressers and of course, Irving. I was nervous about getting my hair cut - but I had consultation. I was actually listened to for the first time in many years of visiting hairdressers! This gave me confidence and the cut was great. I have since changed my colour which I love - I was told if I didn't like it, they would change it back for free! Next plan - hair extensions! Thank you Freedom! A Carroll
Irving always brings my hair back to life and gives it a new bounce. I wouldn't trust my hair to anyone else! J Divers
Irving has been styling and colouring my hair for nearly 40 years! Having moved house several times over the years, I now live 120 miles north of Dundee. Every six weeks I make the journey to Dundee. Irving and his team always make this a fun and enjoyable experience. If you want the best, distance is no object! Jackie H
Thank you Irving and the girls for giving me a great hair experience this afternoon. Irving's lovely manner made me feel welcome, took time to ask me about my hair and what I liked, really enjoyed the chat and, the haircut. Excellent, friendly salon, talented leadership, I would recommend to friends. I'll be returning for lowlights as you suggest! M Young
Having been a Freedom client since the salon opened I always enjoy my visits - the staff and service are fantastic. Recently I decided to go blonde (my hair is naturally brown) and I loved the results! Irving always listens carefully, suggests ideas and most importantly, I know he would always tell me if I asked for something that wouldn't suit me! Paula S
I took the opportunity to come to Freedom as part of a makeover while participating in Transform Me Training. I am now a convert and will be using Freedom Hair Experience in the future. Mary G
As part of Transform Me Training, I got a makeover from Irving and his team. They genuinely care about you and your hair. I felt so at ease and relaxed in their hands. My hair turned out fab and I would highly recommend them. Jillian C
Having had the same style for quite a few years, I was a bit reluctant to go with the suggested 'new look'. However, I decided to take Irving's advice and I can honestly say that I can't ever remember having so many compliments about my hair. I love my new style. Great hairdresser, lovely staff. Christine, Dundee
Everyone was very friendly and exceedingly helpful. Will definitely return to Freedom Hair Experience. Alice
Really good experience! Nice introduction - with a helpful and pleasant matter. Really liked my hairstyle and I've benefitted from using the product I bought and the advice given to me. Gail
Just a short note to express a personal thank you for all the help and support you gave putting the Brae Hair & Fashion Show together. I really enjoyed working with you. Muriel
The Freedom Hair Experience is exactly as defined – an experience – and a most wonderful one at that.
The team at Freedom are an ensemble of characters; dedicated, passionate and most pertinently, very talented at their profession. Together they are an undeniable family unit – and beyond this, they openly welcome you to be part of their clan. Each and every member is devoted to their craft and to you as the customer. When you enter the salon you feel welcome, relaxed and cared for, and you leave confident, still full of laughter and feeling good about yourself – I can personally attest to this.
Irving is a hairdresser of vast experience and a multitude of talent, complemented by a caring and wonderfully humble nature, and matched with a passion and devotion for timeless style and creativity.
I never thought I would have and extended undercut, with half of my hair shaved, and yet when Irving suggested it, I believed in his vision and trusted his capabilities. I can honestly say I instantly loved the cut and style, and I have never felt so confident with a haircut in all my years – it has given me Freedom, where I no longer feel hidden and swamped by my hair, and now my hair is manageable for me to look after and style. The cut has given me a sharp and edgy look, but it can also be easily transformed into a chic and softer style. Providing such a great haircut, making it controllable for me and retaining the versatility, is a testament to Irving and the Freedom team.
I gained the wonderful opportunity to be able to be part of the Face of Freedom 2012 competition - it was an honour. Meeting, working with, and embracing the show alongside the beautiful and extraordinary Maggie’s Ladies from Maggie’s Centre (Dundee), was without doubt, a humbling and heartening experience in equal measure. It was a process, experience and final evening, that I will most certainly never forget, and served to showcase not only Freedom’s professional skills, but further demonstrate how the Freedom team go above and beyond the remit of hairdressing, acting upon their passions, and truly touching peoples' lives.
Freedom Hairdressing and the Freedom Hair Experience – is so much more than just a haircut. S Preston
I just want to say a huge thank you for the fab cut and colour you gave me as one of the models for the Brae Hair & Fashion Show. I was delighted with the cut as I could leave my naturally curly hair curly or blow dry it smooth - it sat whichever way it was styled. I went back home to Ireland shortly after the show and my mum thought the cut and colour were beautiful on me. Thank you once again for a lovely experience. I look forward to seeing you again soon. S Clelland, Dundee
Having grown my hair out for the past year I was slightly nervous about getting it cut - however, Irving and the team have outdone themselves! They have managed to transform the mop that was my hair into a stylish and manageable cut - and kept the length! I most definitely will be coming back to the salon as everyone is so lovely and welcoming. I will be recommending Freedom to all my friends. Thank you so much. Felicity, Dundee
I have only one free day when I'm up in Scotland for a few days but I would love my hair cut. Irving you are truly the best! Caitlin (my sister) hasn't had her haircut since she moved to Newcastle as she only trusts you. J Ritchie, Newcastle
Dear Irving and the Team at Freedom Hairdressing. Thank you so much for your help, kindness, patience and support of the recent Brae Hair and Fashion Show, which we couldn't have done without you. We were absolutely delighted to have raised £4000 for the centre which will go towards our target of £150,000 which we have ot raise on a yearly basis to keep providing horseriding lessons to adults and children with all levels of disabilities on a daily basis. Thank you so much again - your support is very much appreciated and value. Mary Sneddon, Brae Centre Manager
Love my new hairstyle and colour. I've had so many positive comments from friends, family and work colleagues. Thank you! S Kernohan
I arrived Thursday evening at Freedom with a 'fuzzy head' and went away with a great cut, renewed colour, clear head and a smile on my face. Thank you Freedom Hair team. Sue Smart
I can't tell you how much I love my new hair! It's exactly what I asked for. When I came in I was badly in need of a good hair cut. When I left, I left with a brilliant one! Sarah, Dundee
Now that I have waited for 10 days after my total new look, I have to thank Irving for the great job he did on me. I walked out of the Salon looking like a different person and my hair is just so easy to manage, and the colour is great. Having been a customer of Irving's, periodically, over the last 30 years, I can vouch that this man is totally and utterly passionate about hairdressing, and that definitely reflects in his work. The treatment you receive as a customer is second to none! And an extra great big thanks for the assistance he has given to a younger member of my family. Irving - you are a star !! Isobel, Dundee
Many thanks for the link to Jim Rohn. I can't believe I have not come across him sooner. Thank you! It is fantastic to discover new inspirational writing and teaching. I can't wait to listen to the CD's and read his books. It is always such a pleasure and an enlightening experience to visit you. (My haircut and your hair advice are fabulous too by the way!). Gwen, Dundee
Having based by decision to go to Freedom Hairdressing on the strength of the website testimonials, I felt it only right I did my own! I would thoroughly recommend the experience and the salon. The main sense I valued was being listened to about the issues I had with my hair and my lifestyle. I was also given great & realistic tips as to how to do my hair at home which were wonderful. The value of a good cut and that work that goes into listening to a client before cutting any hair can't be undervalued. Thank you again. Liz, Dundee
My hair is even better today! (the day after the initial cut) This has to be the best cut I've ever had - it just falls into place. It's perfect. Irving - you are stuck with me! I love my hair - thank you SO much. Lorraine, Kirkcaldy (new client)
Thank you Irving and Kelsey. I have just returned home after yet another very relaxing visit to your salon. I was looking for a wee change to the colour of my hair and as usual, Irving helped me to make exactly the right choice. My new colour is fabulous and the cut exceptional as always.
Earlier in the year when I was extolling Irving's virtues to my daughter-in-law who lives in Jersey. She said, "I'm going to get Irving to cut my hair the next time I come home for a visit". She visited the salon in October and was so pleased with the results that she vows to come to Dundee every couple of months to have her hair done! So, thank you Irving - as I get to see more of my wee grandaughter! June M, Dundee
I just wanted to express my gratitude as I have never received so much incredibly positive feedback after a visit to a hairdresser. What is more, I have never had such an amazing experience visiting one. Not only have I got a wonderful haircut but also was treated the way that made me feel like a million dollars. I would love to thank Nicola and Liz for a very professional, quick and gentle service and, of course, Irving for thorough consultation and a superb cut. Violet, Artist
I just wanted to thank you for a glorious hairdressing experience today. I walked in despondent and fed up with a hairstyle that did nothing for me, and walked out with the hairstyle I had dreamed of all along. Sounds melodramatic? It was! Many thanks to Irving for a good old natter, as well as some excellent hair-repair. Lynne from Lovely Things.
I’d like to say how happy I am to have found a hairdresser that listens and advises – with a wee bit of teaching thrown in! Having a haircut can be like opening a box of tricks, because Irving suggests tips for styling that are easy enough for me to take away and apply. The atmosphere is always warm and welcoming, and the whole experience is just great! Jenny D
Now that I have waited for 10 days after my total new look, I have to thank Irving for the great job he did on me. I walked out of the Salon looking like a different person and my hair is just so easy to manage, and the colour is great. Having been a customer of Irving's, periodically, over the last 30 years, I can vouch that this man is totally and utterly passionate about hairdressing, and that definitely reflects in his work. The treatment you receive as a customer is second to none ! And an extra great big thanks for the assistance he has given to a younger member of my family. Irving - you are a star !! Isobel Harris
I am a 45 year old woman and my Mum still likes to comment on my hair cut! "Keep it off your face", tie it back", pull it up this way", "oh that makes your face look thinner" amongst other suggestions. So yesterday I talked to Irving about my mothers' concerns and with his help and a great haircut, my mother said YES she approved! It made my face look thinner and she could see my face. So thank you to Irving from a happy customer and and even happier Mother! Jackie Fitzpatrick
I have been going along to Freedom Hair now for over 3 years, since going to a charity event where Irving and his team transformed my husband's hairsytle! When Irving asked if I had been onto the website, I had to admit, no! So, here's me thinking my hair made me look so far he was asking me to model - but no! However, I am pleased to say I love my hairstyle. Every style and colour has been great. All the staff are so lovely. I take our two daughters to get their hair cut also. The time and patience of the team is tremendous. The girls find it any enjoyable experience (with the added bonus of a lollipop!). Sharon Muirhead
Georgie (my daughter) was in today for colour correction (due to a problem with a shop-bought home colourant). I would just like to thank you for the fantastic job you did on her hair. It looks fantastic, so once again, thank you so much! Jackie Brown
Just to say a big thank you to all at Freedom, I really enjoyed my visit to the salon! Everyone was so friendly and professional. It was great to visit a salon where I didn't get told off for colouring my own hair and cutting my fringe! At Freedom I got the princess treatment instead. Irving picked me out colours that I love and an amazing cut which sits beautifully with so little effort on my part. Such a different salon experience! I would recommend it to anyone. Susie
Just a quick message to say a special thank you to Mary and the girls, at Freedom Too! This was my second visit to Mary who has provided me with some excellent advise and hair care. The girls are all so friendly and everyone made my experience at Freedom Too, a very pleasant one. Great salon with a brilliant atmosphere, I'm looking forward to my next visit! Niki Barile
I am writing regarding my visit to the salon today (May 2011) and my hairdresser was Kelsey. I would just like to advise that I found the service to be excellent! Kelsey took the time to sit down and discuss what I wanted to do with my style, she kept me informed, the staff were very kind in attending to my needs, asking if I wished for tea or coffee. The price was very reasonable and students get a discount which I was delighted with. Kelsey did a great job in cutting and styling my hair and I'd like this to be passed on to management/salon owner. It was perfect and exactly what I'd asked for. Very pleased with the results and service today! Will definitely be back! 100%. Sapphire Kellichan
Just a quick note to say thank you all at Freedom and Freedom too. Before my visits to your salons my hair was becoming increasingly dry and frizzy and bad hair days were becoming the norm. Irving and Mary suggested a new cut and then giving it the permanent blow dry treatment. Having stuck to the same low maintenance hair cut for years, initially I was a bit concerned that this might involve extra work on my part to maintain the new style. This has not been the case at all, the frizz has gone and my hair now does what I want it to without the need for any straighteners etc.
My second visit was to have my hair coloured and I was happy and confident to ask Mary to choose the colour and highlights for me. She matched my colouring perfectly and the end result has brought back colours I haven't seen in years since it started to fade and lose its own natural colours. Everyone has commented on my hair and I love its new style and vitality. All the staff make a special effort to make you feel relaxed and comfortable and the way they work together is really impressive. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Freedom and Freedom Too to anyone looking for new ideas or something a bit special. Lorraine Harrison
I would just like to thank you and your staff over the past few months when visiting your salon. I have been made to feel very welcome. I would like to thank Mary for letting me use her salon whilst you did my hair and a big thank you too to you Irving for shaping up my wigs so well. They have been commented on by my friends. Elspeth, Burrelton
Dear Irving and Mary, Thank you so much for the cut and colour. I love it! Winnie, Dundee
I was delighted when I discovered Freedom Hairdressing. Having had my share of inconsistent and frustrating hairdressing experiences, it was great to find a salon where standards are consistently high. The team are always most helpful and friendly. From making your appointment to paying the bill, Irving and team are unfailingly courteous and professional. Every aspect of the salon has been given careful consideration to create a relaxing and pleasant atmosphere for the customer even down to the music that is played!
However the haircut is what really counts and this is where Freedom excels. I have received many compliments about my hair since I started coming to Freedom. Irving is a true master cutter; taking time and great care with every customer to create a style that works for them. Additionally Irving always has a wealth of contemporary creative ideas, should you wish to change your look. Not only does the cut and colour look great in the salon but it looks good when I do it myself- the sign of a great cut.
I look forward to my trips to Freedom safe in the knowledge I wont be disappointed with the results! Amanda, Dundee.
Dear Irving, Myself, Arlenne, Karen, Ruth and the rest of the gang would like to thank you, Mary and the team for all the wonderful hairstyling, chat and banter we had with you all. Also a big thank you to your daughter Kezia for organising everything so well! We all enjoyed our experience modelling and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves on Sunday. A big thank you to you all. Elspeth Brown
Dear Irving, I am writing to say thank you for helping me so much as my hair grew back after chemotherapy for breast cancer. I have gone from a brunette bob pre-chemo to a short sharp grey crop and am delighted with the result. 'Think of it as a work in progress' you said when I came to you when my hair needed it's first cut after it started to grow back - you somehow managed to cut and shape it without making it any shorter and have explained how to manage it then, and at each stage of the 'work in progress' since. After cut number three it is looking great! You are very good at working out what look suits which face. I think you must be great teacher for your apprentices as you are so obviously keen to explain everything you are doing. You are also a great advocate for the City of Dundee and a very useful restaurant critic! Ruth Nisbet
Dear Irving and Staff, Many thanks for pulling together the Freedom Fashion Show and allowing funds to be raised for Maggies. I’m looking forward to catching up with the twelve to do a cheque/press release! Thank you also for you generous funding of woman Ahead, I wondered if any of you would like to come and visit our beautiful centre to see the work we do here. I’d be delighted to welcome you here. Tracey
Dear Mary, Irving and girls. Just a wee note to let you know I've sent off our cheque to Breast Cancer Campaign for £2,150 - a great total. Many thanks to you all for your hard work, before and on the night, the models all looked great, what a brilliant treat for them!! Everyone has commented on their hair and make up, once again, thank you and hopefully we can do it again in the future. Caroline
To Irving and Lynne. Thank you for everything you have done for me. It means a lot that you handled my problem with discretion, and you have given me some confidence in myself. Something which I thought I could never have. I am one hundred percent happy with my new look and feel great, thank you so much. Lisa
I started coming to Freedom Hairdressing about 2 years ago - after seeing Irving doing haircuts in a Fashion Show at my church. I am impressed by the friendliness of all the staff and the way in which you are consulted from the colour to the cut on all details. Too often in the past I have come out a salon with a cut or colour that did not suit me. I would recommend Freedom Hairdressing to anyone. Joanne Edwards
My visit to Freedom Hair was in October 2009. The atmosphere was friendly and welcoming with well trained staff that put me at ease. My hair has always been very difficult for me to manage and has always had a 'mind of its own'. During my consultation with Irving he listened carefully and asked questions. He gave me excellent advice about cut, style and colour. Since having my hair cut and styled by Irving, the difference is unbelievable. I have received lots of compliments from colleagues, friends and most importantly, my husband! Freedom Hairdressing is a very special place and I would highly recommend a visit. Carol McDonald
Many months ago I walked into Freedom, with apprehension, and a sense of entrapment. Bound by others expectations, and held by grief I looked in a mirror and saw nothing - no reflection, an non-entity. This hopeless person needed more than a hair change, what could change me? As I have returned on several occasions, the gradual change in my hairstyle has changed my life. How did this occur? The interest, consultations have not only enriched my hair but taken account of my past and present situation, and also taken account of me, the person. Suddenly I could see myself in the mirror. I was a person not only a carer, I now have an identity. The personal interest, education and encouragement has enabled me to see a way forward. The aim of this salon is not only to achieve a nice cut, style and money in the till, but to increase understanding of self and how to cope with change. The integrity of the owner and staff reflect the continuity of team work, a rare thing. The way Irving listens, reaches decisions relating to what is best for the person, is also reflected in staff who work with clients. To conclude, this change not only gave my hair a new style, it gave my life a new direction, including a realisation, eg. I could be happy and have courage to face the future. Thankyou freedom for setting me free with all your care, freedem is only achieved when the person is given permission by onself, you all helped me on this difficult road - Edma OConner
I have visited Freedom Hair salon for the first time recently and want to say thank you for my cut and colour. I am very happy with it. The staff who did it were professional and friendly at the same time. Irving kept an eye on things and I felt very well looked after. One more thing, great coffee! - Muriel