Nigel Dowson has been a popular figure in the hairdressing business for more than 30 years.
He learned his trade with SAKS in the early 1980s before going into business on his own, first as a mobile hairdresser and then by establishing Jigsaw Hair in Gladstone Street, Darlington, 25 years ago.

Since then, Jigsaw has gone from strength to strength, thanks to an incredibly loyal  customer base, which enjoys not only fine hairdressing but a warm and friendly environment. The foundation of the business is the number of customers who have come back time and time again, knowing that they get personal attention, great value for money, and an enjoyable experience.

​Jigsaw is known for great hair and a great atmosphere. Hairdressing is a serious business but there's always room at Jigsaw for fun too. Nigel said: "Our aim is to advise customers what we think is best but to also listen carefully to what they have to say. If they leave the salon happy, we've done our job."

Jigsaw got its name because Nigel likes to talk and advise people on their hair, he also likes to listen. "We thought long and hard about what to call it. We wanted something timeless" - he says. "​Pictures and colour swatches can be used to bring a style together just like a jigsaw is brought together. Also, the first definition of jigsaw in the dictionary is 'a tool for fine cutting'!"

The salon is fully air conditioned to make it toasty warm in winter and cool in the summer. 

We understand that everyone is individual and unique. That's why, at Jigsaw, you will never find the same cut on two different people. We strive to breathe new life into your hair - without cutting corners.

We have an unwavering philosophy of caring for hair. We respect and preserve as much of your true character as possible.

Individual Attention

We promise to give you individual attention and to focus solely on your satisfaction during your time at the salon. Furthermore, we will offer you a cup of PG Tips and a Milk Chocolate Hob Nob.


Money-back guarantee

We guarantee that if we accidentally confuse you with another customer and give you a blue mohican rather than a blonde bob, you'll be offered a full refund or a box of After Eight mints.

The Jigsaw Philosophy

Our Promise

Great hair affordable prices

Introducing our history

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152 Gladstone Street, Darlington, County Durham           Salon: 01325 368848       


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For men, women and children too!

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