Hairdressers in Reading

Haircuts For Men and Gents

Ladies and Women short and long haircuts

Keratin and Japaneese Treatments


Hair Colouring 

Personalised Approach

Men’s hair cuts

Modern and Classic Barbering

Looking for skilled hairdressers who excel in longer hairstyles? Need expert advice on a fresh new look? Look no further than The 5th Element. Our talented team is well-versed in all styles, including textured, layered, faded, and slicked-back. We’ve got your hair needs covered.

Personalised Approach

Women’s hair cuts 

From short to long and boucy

A personalised approach to every client – consultation first!
Professional hairstyles with attention to detail. We recommend the best hairstyles for YOU, for your shape and hair texture. Experience the hair salon as it should be

Hair Smoothing

Keratin Treatment

Treat yourself to healthy and Shiny Hair

Professional Keratin Treatment in Reading and Tilehurst. Free Consultation
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Our approach

We are the Hairdressing Salon in Reading that understands and caters to your unique hair needs.

Our professional team is dedicated to providing you with top-notch services. You will leave feeling refreshed and beautiful.

All team pride ourselves on keeping up with the latest modern styles and techniques. You can trust that you’re getting the most up-to-date services.


You can trust our Team

We know that a relaxing atmosphere is crucial for a great salon experience, so we’ve created an environment that’s peaceful and rejuvenating.

Our stylists take a personalized approach with each of our clients, getting to know your preferences and unique hair type to ensure you get the best service possible.

From a simple trim to a bold new look, we’ve got you covered. Come visit us at our hair salon in Reading town to look and feel your absolute best!

Luxury Hairdressing Services in Reading

When it comes to finding the perfect hairdresser in Reading, there are numerous reasons why our salon stands out from the rest. Firstly, our highly skilled and experienced team of hairdressers is dedicated to delivering exceptional results that cater to each client’s unique style and preferences.

  • Highly skilled and experienced team of hairdressers in Reading
  • Dedicated to delivering exceptional results tailored to each client’s style and preferences
  • Warm and welcoming atmosphere for a comfortable and relaxed experience
  • Equipped with top-of-the-line equipment and premium quality hair care products
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest trends, techniques, and industry innovations
  • Regular training and professional development to provide cutting-edge hairstyles
  • Commitment to customer satisfaction by listening to your needs and offering personalized advice
  • Go above and beyond to exceed expectations
  • Trustworthy professionals who prioritize quality, creativity, and overall satisfaction.
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Short Hair Cuts

We offer a range of short haircuts such as the pixie cut, bob, and textured crop, and can further customize your look with techniques such as layers, fringes, and side-swept bangs.

Our Team is  passionate about modern short haircuts and Experienced team understands the versatility and popularity of this trend so we can provide personalized options to suit your style and preferences.

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Long and Bouncy

 Specialize in creating gorgeous long hairstyles that will make you feel confident and beautiful.

We believe that every client is unique and deserves a personalized approach to their hair care, which is why we take the time to listen to your needs and preferences before starting any service.


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Gents Cuts and Barbering

Experience the best classic barber experience at our Hairdressers in Reading.

Our skilled barbers offer personalised haircuts using high-quality products and techniques.

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Balayage & Highlights

Modern balayage and highlights are designed to create a natural-looking, sun-kissed effect that enhances the natural beauty of the hair. The key is to work with a skilled stylist who can help you achieve the perfect look for your individual style and hair type.

We are the team you can trust with your hair results.

Patch / Skin / Allergy test and consultation is required before appointment.

Membership scheme

Unlimited Haircuts For Men / Gents from

Just £40 a Month?

Would you like to come back and have a haircut on any day and time? By joining our membership plans you will get unlimited haircuts for a simple monthly price.
(no hidden cost / cancell anytime)

Membership scheme

Unlimited Haircuts For Women / Ladies Just £60 a Month?

How about to  have a haircut on any day and time? By joining our membership plans you will get unlimited haircuts for a simple monthly price.
(no hidden cost / cancell anytime)

Keratin Treatment

Longlasting smooth and beautiful Hair

Now from £150

Keratin treatments work best with those that have very thick curly hair that is prone to frizz. Getting a keratin treatment can help make everyday styling easier and more manageable. 

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GIft Cards

Perfect gift for the loved ones.

Our gift Cards can be used online or in-store.

Redeem for Hair Cuts, Hair Colour, Keratin treatments, Olaplex treatment or Home Care retail products

How to find us


24 School Road
Reading, Tilehurst
RG31 5AL
T: 01183 2717 80


Opposite CO-OP supermarket, just a 2-minute walk from the Salon. Next to Asda Petrol Station. Please ensure you have adequate parking time pre-paid.

Opening Hours:

Monday         CLOSED
Tuesday         10:00-18:00
Wednesday   10:00-18:00
Thursday       10:00-18:00
Friday             10:00-18:00
Saturday        09:00-18:00
Sunday           CLOSED

What our clients say about us
Based on 308 reviews
Lovely Lion
Lovely Lion
Absolutely fantastic salon, spent so much time an effort on my daughters hair , very knowledgeable, and explained how certain hair styles will look before and during the cut . I highly recommend. My daughter hair looks and feels beautiful
Douglas Aspinall
Douglas Aspinall
Unhurried professional and personal. What is there not to like in a hair salon.?
Sudeshna Bandyopadhya
Sudeshna Bandyopadhya
thank u to phillip for cutting my hair he was really friendly and explained everything really clearly. it was a great experience
Marion Turner
Marion Turner
Anna is the best hair stylist ever. I love my hair now.
Elzbieta Slupecka
Elzbieta Slupecka
Came in few weeks ago because my hair was destroyed from home “experiencing”. Managed to get appointment same day with Phillips and can’t say thank you enough. Phillips was welcoming, he listen to what happened and he made sure he understood the what outcome I wanted. We had to cut quite a bit of hair but he managed to save as much as he could, recommended hair care and what we will do next time. Really happy with results.
Katarzyna Polak
Katarzyna Polak
I will come back there for sure. I finally have properly cut hair. The next day just 10 minutes and I'm ready.Anna just knows what she's doing.
Bhroma Patel
Bhroma Patel
Amazing customer service. Philip cut my daughters hair and he took his time explaining what products he was going to use and what he was doing . Also gave me home care treatment suggestions. If you are looking for a new hair salon definately recommend 5th element.
Cosmin Davidescu
Cosmin Davidescu
Excellent haircut, Anna was very professional and gave me lots of useful information on what she was doing. Best hairdresser I've been to in Reading by far!
Managed to book a very last minute haircut this week at 5th element. Anna was very knowledgeable and helpful during our consultation prior to my cut. Gave lots of great advice about managing my hair and discussing the chosen hairstyle. The haircut was perfect, exactly what I had asked for and was done quickly with lots of attention to detail. Will definitely be coming back and couldn't reccomend more.

2023 Trendy Haircuts

In 2023, the hair industry is seeing a range of trendy haircuts that are both stylish and versatile. Here are some of the popular haircuts that are making waves:

Graduated bob is still one of the most stylish hair cuts in 2023

Textured Pixie Cut: The pixie cut remains a trendy and low-maintenance option for those who prefer shorter hair. In 2023, the focus is on adding texture and movement to the pixie cut. This can be achieved through choppy layers, razored edges, or tousled styling, giving the cut a modern and edgy feel.

For anyone not feeling the retro vibes, low-maintenance cuts like blunt ends with minimal layers are great options that will hold up for months.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a fan of fade haircuts, quiffs, long hairstyles, undercuts, the pompadour, buzz cuts or Mohawk hairstyles – we have something for everyone. We even have styles for those of you with thick, full locks and naturally fine or thin hair, as well as expert styling tips and tricks and product recommendations.

Free Haircut / Colour

This is a great opportunity for you to get a haircut and/or Colour done with one of the best Hairdressers / Stylists in Reading.

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