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About the Robin James group

Welcome to Robin James. The towns of Dorchester and Sherborne are home to our premier hair salons and luxury spas.

Established in 1989 we continue to stay true to our mission to deliver the finest cutting, colouring, styling and spa treatments in Dorset. Each appointment for hair or body is individually customised for you by highly trained Aveda stylists and holistic therapists, carried out with pride and determination to exceed your expectations.

Our clients mean the world to us which is why at Robin James we chose Aveda for our salons and spas. Aveda means ‘all-knowledge’ in Sanskrit, and its roots and inspiration are in Ayurveda, the ancient Indian healing art. We love its holistic approach to life and wellness, and we know you’ll love it too.

Aveda is cruelty free and at least 92% naturally derived from plants, non-petroleum minerals or water. But at Robin James our commitment to the planet goes far deeper than offering sustainable botanically based products. All Aveda products are manufactured using 100% wind power, all products and ingredients are completely vegan (including our hair colour) and where possible ingredients are certified organic.

Loved and recommended by so many hair and beauty guests, Robin James has been the ‘go to’ Aveda Salon across Dorset for 33 years. Our motto is ‘We only look good if you do’. Our superstar team of stylists and therapists are all hand-picked, Aveda trained and bring an exceptional level of skill and professionalism to our guests.

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talk of the town

Great service from start to finish. I couldn’t recommend this salon enough.


The team are always so lovely and accommodating, they go above and beyond to make sure I have the best experience.


Absolutely luxurious and very professional experience.


I’ve been coming here for years. Excellent service and friendly stylists.


Wonderful hairdressers, lovely salon, great hot chocolate and magazines. Love my new hair do!


Love this place. Staff are friendly and professional, the head massage offered before my haircut was soooo relaxing.


The best hairdressers I have ever had, spot on everytime!


Beautiful salon, attentive staff, excellent hair and facial services, made to feel very relaxed and special.


I’ve been going to Robin James now for 4 years or so and I’m impressed every time.


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8 Antelope Walk, Dorchester DT1 1BE
01305 250 240

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69 Cheap Street, Sherborne DT9 3BA
01935 812 112

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