About Avenues Hair Designs

Avenues salon was established in November 2004 by Pam Whiddon. The salon has traded as a hairdressers since the Sixties and Mrs Whiddon qualified as a stylist after training at Suffolk College Ipswich in 1978. So there is a long hairdressing tradition at Avenues.

Pam won the Wella Golden Scissors Award on leaving college, and enjoys competition and show work. This is one area she encourages her young team to take part in. Our stylists are committed to training and personal development to bring you the very best Avenues experience - we don't just follow the trends, we set them.

We at Avenues enjoy all aspects of hairdressing - we pride ourselves on our Colour and Perm expertise. The salon is air-conditioned for your comfort and continually being updated. Afro hair services are available and Great Lengths hair extensions are now offered by Imogen at Avenues Hair Salon.

Pam would like to thank all Avenues clients for their support and encouragement.


Our Customer Comments

  • Nikki, 6th May 2016

    Had my hair coloured and cut here for a few years .Steph has always given me great advice on cuts and colour.The team give great advice on aftercare which puts your hair in great condition . Would recommend everyone give this salon a try.

  • Vanessa, 2nd December 2015

    I have had my hair cut and coloured here for a few years now and my hair looks the best it has ever been. They give honest and good advice and suggestions I would not go anywhere else, we are looking at moving over an hours drive away and I would still travel this distance to get my hair done. My children also get their hair cut here and they are up to date with what children are allowed in the schools and the latest styles. I highly recommend them.

  • Russell & Rachel Ing, 30th June 2015

    Thank you girls this was so perfect no one could believe this was my real natural hair amazing job as always x

  • Kym, 27th February 2015

    I would just like to thank. PAM IMOGEN, STEPH and the new girl. For fitting me in today with out an appointment . I had a blonde moment and thought i had book. THANK YOU so very much you are all stars. Xxxxxxxxxx

  • Sophie, 25th November 2014

    Got my extensions done today by Imogen couldn't be more happier with them, great service, atmosphere and great hairdressers! Would recommend it to anyone looking for a good hair do!

  • Shell, 11th August 2013

    loving my new hair thanks to Imogen will be back in for an appointment soon want to look my best for a friends wedding blessing

  • Donna, 28th June & 22nd July 2013

    A1 service... had hair extensions, and what a amazing job on such parched hair ... thankyou :-) would recommend to anybody considering this salon. thanks again girls

  • Charlotte, 1 December 2012

    To all at Avenues,
    Thank you for styling my hair on Saturday. Everyone commented on how great it looked. Given that my hair is quite heavy i was most impressed that not one curl dropped, it lasted all day :-)
    What made the visit even nice was how welcoming and friendly you all were. It made the start of a very busy day feel very relaxed.
    Thanks once again and should i ever find myself needing a hairdresser in Braintree again, i'll be sure to call.
    Have a great Christmas. Charlotte

  • Joo-Lee, 8 September 2012

    Hello, Pam, Chelsea and Imogen (i'm sorry, I didn't catch the name of the other lovely girl), Thank you all so so much for the most amazing and memorable hair appointment ever! From the fist phone call to Chelsea, I was sure that you all love what you do and that you care about your customers. I was right! It was fantastic to meet you all yesterday when you did my hair for the wedding. I was worried about the hat / fascinator thing but your top notch skills got my hair looking amazing and I felt really good at the wedding. I must send you some photos. What is you Facebook group called? I will definitely visit you again when I am next in the area. What a team! Thanks a million!

  • Laura, January 2012

    Brilliant hairdressers, great prices. They spend their time to perfect the cut. Worth every penny and more.

  • Nicola, January 2012

    Thank you for another great hair cut and colour. Always take the time to give me good advice on colour and loving the new colour. Thanks to everyone at Avenues x

  • Jessica, December 2011

    I bought my 2 year old Daughter for her first haircut, and Chelsea who cut her hair, was brilliant! ver reassuring and Sophie ( my daughter) was talking about her haircut for weeks!

  • Beth, March 2011

    my hair cut was great!! feels alot lighter and better!! i LOVE my fringe so much!! thankkksss <3

  • Theresa, June 2008

    I have visited Avenues salon weekly since they opened and have always been treated courteously and with respect and kindness by all members of staff and yes they also look after my hair to my complete satisfaction. I would happily recommend Avenues to all.

  • Louise, December 2008

    I feel totally comfortable and confident at Avenues. I always get lots of time to discuss re-style ideas and am very happy with the advice and of course the cut. All the staff are really very friendly, thoughtful and helpful, I'm more than happy to recommend Avenues to friends and family.

No really, call the salon, it's where the appointments book is!

01376 321000

Opening Times

9am - 1pm

9am - 5pm

9am - 6pm

9am - 5pm

9am - 7.30pm

8.30am - 3pm

Aloe Vera Products

We are an independent distributor of aloe vera health and beauty products. The range includes health drinks, beauty creams, make-up and more. Contact us or call in for more details or to arrange a Forever Living Party!

Interested in joining our team?

We're always interviewing for receptionists, shampooists, apprentices and part-time stylists.

Call in or drop in your C.V. You may also email details of your experience and qualifications to: