Nelson Brown is the force behind one of the fastest growing hair salons in Scotland, working closely with his hand-picked, expertly trained team daily to create the kind of cuts and colours that turn heads and leave clients looking and feeling fantastic.

Nelson says, “I started Browns in 2001 after gaining a huge amount of knowledge and experience as the Art Director of Vidal Sassoon in Leeds and London. Dumfries is part of my heritage and I had a vision to make this beautiful corner of Scotland the home of fashion inspired and technically perfect hairdressing.”

Nelson is the Northern Ambassador for Windle and Moodie, a backstage driven haircare line, used on the global fashion runways, which he balances alongside running two salons and his own column, remaining true to his passion for technical haircutting. Nelson has nine Scottish Hairdresser of the Year Finalist under his belt, Men’s British Hairdresser of the Year Finalist, as well as TV appearances.

For the last 17 years Nelson has been assisting backstage at London, New York, Paris and Milan Fashion Weeks, creating show stopping catwalk hair for international designers. Nelson loves learning about trends six months in advance first hand. His aim is to consistently bring fashion-forward ideas, keeping you updated with the current hair trends and constantly educating with the help of Windle and Moodie products.

Nelson educates through in-house training and uniquely offers hairdressing at the highest level. Stylists are hand-picked and expertly trained, bringing inspiration and creativity to hair. We provide a quality customer service that clients can rely on. We promise to make your salon experience as unique and memorable as you are.


Cutting (consultation, wash and finish)

Gents Cutting

Hair-up and Styling




Permanent Texture

Windle and Moodie Treatments



Yag Laser




Nail Service

Guinot Facials


Bridal Hair
Windle and Moodie Exclusive Salon
Specialists in Cutting and Technical Work
Wella Master Colour Expert
Professional Products Stocked: Windle and Moodie
Professional Products used: Windle and Moodie


Scottish Technician of the Year Awarded to Crombie
Dawn Awarded Wella Professionals Master Colour Expert
Good Salon Guide Colour Expert Awarded to Dawn
Nelson Brown took part at TOP HAIR, Dusseldorf in 2010 as part of the Five Point Alliance
British Hairdresser of the Year Regional Finalist - Scotland 2009 (5th nomination)
Schwarzkopf Professional Creative Team 2007
Scottish Creative Team Winner 2007
Members of NHF
Investors In People Award
Scottish Creative Team 2004 Winner
Scottish Hairdresser of the Year Finalist
Mens British Hairdresser of the Year Finalist
Scottish Hairdresser of the Year Nomination 2010
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4 Station Road, Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway, DG11 2HA

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Thank you for an amazing afternoon.
Wendy Mc Colm

Yesterday I had my first appointment with Oliver at NB, a talented and lovely young lad who created an amazing new style for me with some input and guidance from Nelson. The planning and consultation, and also advice I was given was first class. The backwash area was so relaxing with dimmed lighting, hot towels, music, and a head massage. Needless to say my next appointment is booked. 

5 Star
Liz Haining

Most amazing transformation from the wonderful Dawn. The colour is exactly as we discussed and love the cut. The relaxation whilst Oliver washed and messaged was amazing. Made very welcome from the moment you walk through the door. Thank you.

Thank You
Janice Mcclelland

I would highly recommend NB had my hair done by the lovely Jenna ... she done a fab job with great guidance and I will def be back to have my hair done again and again great hospitality and very friendly staff ... thank u so much 

Tanya Visscher

I was initially very nervous about my appointment due to previously having such bad experiences with hairdressers...but I am so pleased to say that I am absolutely delighted with the outcome! They were so helpful and made me feel so at ease, I was spoken through every move and given fantastic advice! I could not recommend them highly enough and can’t wait to go back.

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