The 5th Element

Modern Hair Salon


What we do

HairCut & Restyles


Whether you are looking just for a  trim up or a complete hair style change.

Our Stylist will walk you thru every step of your experience with The 5th Element Salon.

New color range

From Goldwell


Intelligent color for distinctive beauty. Creating distinctive beauty is your goal.

The 5th Element has the perfect solution: an iconic and truly intelligent color system.

Gents Cuts & hair colouring


Inspiring Styles with amazing colour to suite anyone

Keratin Treatment

perfect for frizzy hair


The salon exclusive Kerasilk Keratin Treatment Service provides long-lasting transformation into perfectly smooth and soft hair for up to 3–5 months.

De-Frizz Service provides great solutions for long-lasting transformation of
unmanageable and frizzy hair.
KeraShape Technology. Simply fabulous!

What People Say About Us

  • review rating 5  I had a really good haircut from Lydia. She had lots of good ideas. The reception staff were also very welcoming. Would definitely recommend.

    thumb Victoria Hattam

    review rating 5  I visited Anna at her hair salon 5th Element today. Anna runs a lovely salon and Is very polite, caring and attentive to detail. I was very happy with my experience at the salon and Anna is a brilliant stylist. Prices are on par with local hair salons in the area and definitely worth a visit. Surprisingly I found I could book appointments and pay online which is very convenient. Well done Anna!

    thumb Christine Rapson
  • review rating 5  Had a male cut here, very friendly staff with a professional and welcoming atmosphere, prices for both men and women are very competitive. I had Anne cut my hair, she did a great job, on par with higher priced salons in the area. Will definitely book again!

    thumb Andre S

    review rating 4  In desperate need of a good hair cut after a rather disastrous one with another hairdresser. I had a "mid-length cut" and re-style. The online Appointment System was slightly strange, particularly if you're a new client as you don't know quite what you want, but I called the number and booked and they were quick to answer. I was due to have Lydia but she was delayed with an earlier client, so Anna stepped in. She was fab!! Took her time to go through the various options, what could work, what I would like and what she thought would work for me. She was gentle, explained what she was doing as she went along and even suggested we took some photo's so we were both reminded of what it looked like for next time. Once you know what you want booking online would be simple. Unusual to have to pay in advance with hairdressers is my only comment and the reason I didn't book, was I wasn't sure what it was I wanted or what category of theirs I fitted into. Prices seemed easy reasonable enough compared to others within Tilehurst and I felt I got good value for money. Very easy to find next door to the Asda petrol station and opposite Co-op. Only suggestion I have is around the layout. The lighting is very bright and could be softer and although work stations are spaced around the room, due to the layout everything echoes around, so it's very easy to hear other clients conversations, I wander if some additional decor like cushions and plants would help soften the ambience and absorb some of the noise. Would definitely recommend to friends!

    thumb Elizabeth Moxey

The 5th Element Salon

24 School Rd
RG31 5AL