The Salon

The Salon Craig Bolam is an award winning Hair Salon based in, Dene Workshops, Mickley, Northumberland. The Salon, originally named Rafters, was established over 20 years ago. Since the beginning, Craig has wanted to make a difference with our craft, after two years we are standardising our unique way of hairdressing, showing a reflection of curiosity in our style and openness to the world. Working and educating with different cultures, customs and people who truly inspire us, and join together with the love of history, art, culture and fashion because this defines each and every one of us.

Our goal is simple; to give you the best experience possible, provided by stylists with vast knowledge in the art of hairdressing. We work closely with an Italian company called Davines and both together we believe that by creating beauty sustainably, we encourage people to take care of themselves, of the environment in which they live and work, and of the things they love.

Meet the Team

If you're new to our salon we understand that you may be feeling nervous. So we'd like to introduce our salon and team - lets get to know one another!


Salon Owner

Craig has been styling hair for over 10 years. He is qualified to a high standard.

With the enthusiasm to be a successful hairdresser, Craig believes education is the way forward and drives on learning - working with some of the industries most prestigious stylists delivering new techniques, enhancing his and others knowledge.

Craig gives all to his guests, he's a great listener and loves to get to know guests personally.


Senior Stylist

Lauren has been a team member of The Salon for 12 month now.

Lauren has been training from the word go, following a long line of stylists in her family. Qualified in Level 2 and 3 Hairdressing working along side some of the industries finest along her way.

Lauren is another huge personality to add to our team! She is bright, bubbly and confident.



Siobhan is a new addition to our team, and is starting her creative work with us.

Career Opportunities

We are always looking for exciting talent to join our salon team. If you are an experienced stylist with a passion for hair and can deliver both a fantastic hair cut and client service we'd love to hear from you.

We also offer an excellent in-house training and education programme for aspiring new stylists and technicians to NVQ Level 2. Only a few places on our training schemes are available each year so if you think you have what it takes contact us


Dedicated to delivering a great customer experience, with the warmest welcome, providing the highest quality hairdressing services whilst using the exceptional Davines Colour and Styling products. Focusing on you, your lifestyle and individual personality, we will work together to create beautiful bespoke styles, letting you shine!


NaturalTech and OI Treatments
Nourishing Energizing Purifying Replumping OI Serum OI Moisturising
Repairs and nourishes damaged hair For fragile hair and scalp, focusing on hair-loss A specialised treatment focusing on dandruff Gives hair elasticity and moisture, Making hair feel fuller Perfect as an add-on to any colour treatment or alone to give diamond like shine An ultra moisturising treatment for any hair type.
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Natural Tech Treatments are a range of prescriptive treatments from the house of Davines designed to treat hair and scalp problems. These treatments can be requested alone or with a specially designed Natural Tech neck, head massage.

Luxury OI Treatments are perfect for coloured hair to give gloss and shine or to give a boost to dry dehydrated thirsty hair.

Our Products

Davines is probably the most ethical, eco-friendly, sustainable and carbon neutral hair care company, and we are now a part of it. Together, we're not aiming to be the biggest company in the world, but aiming to be the most beautiful and ethical.

We have some amazing natural products in our shopping space benefitting every person to help volumize, energise, replump and even calm your hair and scalp. Davines have a prescriptive range which helps with every day problems such as alopecia, thinning, excess sebum and irritable scalps.

We are also delivering beautifully conditioned colours in our colour space, we've never seen results like it.


“Founded in Parma, Italy in 1983 by the Bollati Family, Davines Group started as a research laboratory, producing high-end hair care products for renowned cosmetic companies worldwide. After a decade of honing our expertise, we began creating our own brand of Davines hair care products exclusively for salons, and in 1996 founded [ comfort zone ] skin care for premier spas.”

Promotions and Specials

15% student discount

15% off

for all students

applied on production of a valid NUS card, excluding Saturdays, not in conjunction with anyone other offer

Be Social

Tell your friends and receive

£3 off

Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter while you're in the Salon and we'll give you £3 off.

*one time offer only, not in conjunction with anyone other offer



Contact Us

West Road,
NE43 7BG

Phone: 01661 842 860



Book your next appointment with our Online Bookings

Day Opening Times
Tuesday:9:00am → 5:30pm
Wednesday:9:00am → 5:30pm
Thursday:10:00am → 7:00pm
Friday:9:00am → 5:30pm
Saturday:9:00am → 4:00pm

Visit our salon
in the heart of Mickley.

Cancellation Policy

-The Salon's Cancellation Policy

Your appointments are very important to us and that time is reserved just for you! We understand that sometimes things don't go to plan and adjustments are necessary but we do respectfully ask for at least 24 hours notices for appointment changes or cancellations.

-Last Minute Cancellations

Sometimes clients have to cancel an appointment, in the event of this we will consult our cancellation list to try to fill, if however we are unable to, we will advertise it via our social media channels. These appointments are usually short notice and therefore will be given at a discounted rate. If we cannot fill your appointment, there may be a surcharge.


To ensure optimum availability, we recommend booking your next appointment prior to leaving the salon. Please be prompt for your appointment as if you are more than 10 minutes late, we may not be able to proceed with your service as it may create an inconvenience to the next client. In the event of this, you may need to re-book your appointment for the next available time slot.

-Doing our bit

If for any reason The Salon needs to cancel an appointment with less that 24 hours notice, we will discount your service by 50%. However, if the salon has to close due to matters out of our hands such as power cut or incidence we will happily reschedule your appointment but the 50% off will not apply.