Yoke the Salon, Royal William Yard
Plymouth's new Insta-worthy salon right in the heart of Royal William Yard
I've recently found (via Instagram, of course) a new salon in Plymouth that I have absolutely fallen in love with.
Yoke the Salon is located about a 10 minute walk from my home and just boasts skill and good vibes. The salon is one of two sustainable salons in Plymouth, use only L'Oreal Professional products and just have a great chill setting for something that can sometimes be quite an anxiety provoking experience (I sometimes find new hairdressers can be daunting due to the stereotypical judge/bitchy vibe you get when entering a hair salon. Yes, I know my hair looks crap right now, hence why I'm here). Yoke is run by husband and wife team Jo and Steve who have worked in the industry for 10 years + in the UK and abroad, so pretty safe to say you're putting your hair in very experienced hands.
Anyone that has even briefly had a conversation with me knows that I love Australia (especially Sydney) and Jo and I instantly hit it off due to her having just moved back from Sydney to Plymouth (I know, crazy). Jo and Steve have tried to create a chilled Sydney-style vibe in their salon, inspriring their glorious Instagramable location and their high standard of coffee (two of my musts when describing my ideal destination).
I've absolutely loved my hair every time I've stepped out of the salon and i'm constantly looking for an excuse to make a return visit. It really is great to see a business owner trying to go against the norm of a industry culture and stand out of their own. Plymouth has desperately needed a salon like this for so long and it's great to see it finally happen!