We create extraordinary looks for extraordinary people.

At Camden Locks, we’re all about bringing your alternative style to life.

With over 25 years’ experience helping the people of Camden and Greater London achieve their own unique alternative look, we are the go-to salon for those looking for something truly special from their haircuts, piercings and tattoos.

We believe that every haircut, every tattoo and every piercing deserve unique, individual attention that helps turn our customers’ visions into reality.

Simply put, we turn the everyday into the extraordinary.

Hair Studio

Hair Studio

Styling our hair is one of the best ways for us to express our character through our style. From European to Asian to Afro, our Camden Locks Hair Salon is manned by a dedicated team of hair specialists whose passion for all things alternatives makes us one of the best alternative hair stylist teams in London. 

With over 28 years of experience at our backs, we provide our customers with a complete range of hair treatments and services, designed to help their hair pop, fizzle and sparkle with alternative energy. We get that everyone’s hair is different – that’s what makes it special and we’re here to help you turn your haircut into something you’ll love.

Our full set of hair salon services includes hair colouring, hair styling, highlights, extensions and dreadlock maintenance. Whatever you need doing to your hair, whatever fantastic plans you have in mind, we’re right behind you, ready to bring your ideas to life.

It gets better – we’re excited to offer permanent and semi-permanent straightening treatments to transform your hair the way you want it, backed up by relaxers, texturisers and a tried, tested and 100% authentic Brazilian straightening treatment, direct from our source in Brazil.

We provide our hair styling services to everyone, and we know that certain heritages need special attention and styling knowledge for their hair. Our expert hairdressers will happily provide advice and expertise to help manage their hair that they simply won’t find anywhere else. We’ll even provide a free consultation to run you through your options, giving you the lowdown on what you should expect, how long it will take and how much it will cost.

Ready to get started? Check out our booking calendar below to get booked in at Camden Locks.

Tattoo Studio

For embellishing your style, stating your identity or bringing out your creativity, there’s nothing quite like a well-designed tattoo. The Camden Locks tattoo studio is home to some of the best tattooists in the game, with the expertise and talent to carry out any design, no matter how big or small.

Whatever design you’ve got in mind, our artists are here to get the job done. We tattoo bespoke artwork for our customers direct from our fully licensed studio at the heart of Camden, advising on you on how it’ll look and carrying out the work with minimal fuss.

We can create designs from scratch, using your ideas as our inspiration, or we can work from the design you have in mind – whatever you need, it’s our job to get your vision down your skin. As for the process itself, we’ll use all of our experience to keep you relaxed and comfortable while we carry out the work.

We always recommend you drop by the studio to discuss your plans with one of our dedicated artists – we can’t give quotes by email or over the phone, so it’s better to have a consultation in person so we can get everything set before we start.

Looking to get your next tattoo inked? Get booked in on our calendar below today! Please note: our minimum charge for tattooing is £45.

Piercing Studio

Getting a new piercing is always exciting, giving you a chance to capture your style with a piercing addition to your body or your ears. At the Camden Locks Piercing Studio, we use all of our 28 years of experience to create new piercings that add another level to your alternative aesthetics.

Camden locks is the proud owners of the first piercing studio in Camden. Over the decades since, our qualified female body piercers have helped hundreds of clients with their piercing needs, giving them new ideas, helping them pick out the right piercing for them and completing the piercing themselves.

Each experienced piercer will use only the best titanium jewellery and the finest surgical steel implements to make your piercing experience as clean, safe and straightforward as possible. Whether it’s your first ever piercing or another to add to a big tally of metal, we’ll help you feel as relaxed and at ease as possible.

We provide a comprehensive list of services to cater for all clients, along with expert aftercare instructions and cleaning procedures. Our shop also features a large catalogue of body piercing jewellery ready to buy in the shop for you to mix and match your style.

Ready to get the ball rolling? Book your appointment below! Please note – if you are under 18, you will have to be accompanied by a parent and you’ll only be able to get a lobe piercing.



When done well, dreadlocks can be an effortless, timeless declaration of style that adds alternative character to your look. At Camden Locks, we are honoured and privileged to have been crafting and maintaining dreadlocks for our loyal customers across London for over 28 years.

Our expert locticians are some of the best in the business, drawing from decades of experience to create and look after the dreadlocks of countless Camden Locks customers. With our own unique techniques, handed down from generation to generation of hairdressers, we’re a cut above the competition with our original dreadlock service.

We never use products to create our trademark dreadlock look, choosing a natural process every time to ensure your hair and your skin stay chemical free. That same process reduces the likelihood of tatting and knotting, leaving your dreads in top shape for longer. Better yet, our specialists are trained to part your dreadlocks in such a way to cover the scalp, leaving a fresh and voluminous look to your hair. 

Looking to book a dreadlocks appointment with us? Save your date on the calendar below and we’ll get back to you!


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