HAIRDRESSERS and barbers were allowed to open earlier this month (April 12) and local salons were flooded with book requests.

People were eager to get their locks trimmed and roots touched up after months of salon closures.

However, not everyone was lucky enough to get an appointment in opening week and will have to wait patiently for a slot to open up.

If you are looking to swap salons or are just eager to get your hair cut at one of the top-rated places in Blackburn, we have you covered.

Here are the ten of the best places to visit for a haircut in Blackburn, according to Google reviews:

- Hair By Lindsey, Redlam
Rating: 5.0 based on 21 Google Reviews

This salon seems to be a popular place for first-time visitors and return customers alike.

One person wrote: “It was my first time visiting today.

“My mop needed a professional cut after I'd attempted it during lockdown. Fantastic haircut, feel much lighter now and the price was just right.”

Another said: “My hair looks fantastic, such a friendly place to have your hair done, lindsey keeps my hair in immaculate condition.”

- CHD4 Hair, Crosby Road
Rating: 5.0 based on 20 Google reviews

Sharon Collins got her haircut shortly after lockdown and she was thoroughly impressed by the service.

She wrote: “I have always had a fantastic haircut and colour by Amanda.

“Both Elaine and Amanda are very professional and friendly.

“The salon is clean and well equipped and I wouldn’t think of going anywhere else.”

Another said: Been coming to this hairdressers for over 50 years and I wouldn't go anywhere else- My daughter and grandchildren go there too.

“You are always greeted with a warm and friendly smile- nothing is too much trouble.”

- Jeff Stone Hairdressing, Fleming Square
Rating: 5.0 based on 17 Google reviews

One happy customer praised the “excellent service and value” here while another held the “relaxed atmosphere in high regard.

Another wrote: “I've been a customer of Jeff Stone Hairdressing for over 20 years. So hopefully that shows my confidence. Would not trust my barnet to anyone else!”

- The Salon 16, Copy Nook
Rating:  5.0 based on 15 Google reviews

Salon 16 is both a male barbers while also providing hairdressing for women.

One person wrote: “Can't fault this place.

“It opens very early- but best to make an appointment… good banter and great service.”

Another said: “Best salon in Blackburn for me.”

- Michaela’s Hair Studio, Kings Bridge Street
Rating:  5.0 based on 15 Google reviews

“This salon provides excellent service and value for money,” wrote one happy customer.

“It is a very relaxing and friendly place. The atmosphere is full of laughter and friendly banter. I wouldn’t go anywhere else.”

Another happy customer wrote: “Michaela's hair studio is the best this town has ever had!

“Great stylish cuts, colours etc at great prices- These guys know their stuff.

“The whole team are a friendly bunch… personally wouldn't go anywhere else.”

Another said: “Claire did a brilliant job on my hair made me feel very relaxed and feel so good about myself- I even had a nice coffee and a good chat which was just what I needed.”

- Flossy Hair Salon, Preston Old Road
Rating: 5.0 based on 12 Google Reviews

Susan Hall said: “Always excellent results, very modern, professional yet friendly.

“I am a very happy client after every appointment… staff are also extremely on top of Covid cleanliness & rules.”

- Frances & Co, Whalley New Road
Rating: 5.0 based on 9 reviews

This salon claims to be home to a multi-talented team able to cater for both hairdressing, barbering and beauty needs- but don’t just take our word for it.

One reviewer said: “Kelly does a great job with my hair -she is always polite and friendly without being brash.”

Another wrote: “Lovely friendly staff- myself and my daughter won't go anywhere else.”

According to one of the latest reviews left about this salon, this salon as a “chilled vibe”.

Lee Horrocks said it is “without a doubt” one of the best haircuts he has had in years.

Another wrote: “Just had my first haircut there and I'm tickled pink with the result: I'll certainly be back!”

- Hair By Annie, New Wellington Street
Rating: 4.9 based on 27 Google reviews

Customers have praised the cleanliness, professionalism and value for money at this salon.

One person recently wrote: “As I suffer from scalp psoriasis Annie is always sensitive to how she looks after my hair and scalp.

“I have used Annie ever since I moved to Blackburn- so almost 8 years now. I won't trust any other hairdressers.

“Great value for money and always a smile and a warm welcome every time I visit. Cannot recommend enough.”

- Salon 306, Bolton Road
Rating: 4.9 based on 12 Google reviews

Based on the Google reviews, this salon seems to particularly excel at hair colouring and dyes.

Lorraine Miles wrote: “This is a fantastic salon with the best hairdressers… couldn't ask for more.”

Another said: “Hollie did an amazing job on my hair.

“The colour correction and treatment were very nice and the salon atmosphere is fun and calming. Would highly recommend.”

Where is your favourite local hairdresser?