We are situated in both the snug and premium St. John’s in Wakefield, and the Wharfedale valleys picturesque market town of Ilkley.

We’ve been fortunate enough to work at London fashion week and with designers such as Vivienne Westwood and we specialise in colour correction, weddings and long hair.


Under the creative direction of Joseph Dawson, with over 25 years industry experience in some of the most high profile salons worldwide including Nicky Clarke, Vidal Sassoon and Tony and Guy at senior levels, he has a MCA degree in colour and a wealth of knowledge on how to get your hair looking great yet manageable.


Under the creative direction of Phillip Dawson, the Ilkley salon is a high-end salon with leading stylists. Phillip has over 20 years industry experience and specialises in cutting and styling and has done so across many of Leeds big name salons.



A range of professional eco-friendly vegan products that colours, cares and protects your hair.

Selected raw materials and naturally derived ingredients extracted from organic plants ensure conditions of maximum respect for the well-being of people, of their hair and of the environment in which they live.


  • 5 star review  Always love my visits to Joseph, nothing is too much trouble and he is amazing at what he does 🥰🥰

    Adele Green Avatar Adele Green

    5 star review  Phillip at Joseph Bespoke Hairdressing has been working his magic on my hair for over 14 years providing honest, expert advice and colour treatment with amazing results. Phillip always puts his customers first making every appointment an enjoyable, relaxing experience infused with tantalising conversation. Highly recommended!

    Tracey Stevenson-Lowe Avatar Tracey Stevenson-Lowe

    5 star review  I would never go to another salon 🤍 Phillip has been doing my hair for a long time and always helps me to achieve what I want! He can always recommend what's best for your hair and how to get the best result, as well as offering a lovely and warm atmosphere full of laughter 💖

    Ellie Chi Avatar Ellie Chi

    5 star review  Phillip has been my hairdresser for 14 years and I cannot recommend his expertise highly enough. He takes time with his consultations with you and has fresh ideas to help you achieve the cut and colour you want. Always a warm welcome and a friendly salon to visit. I would never go anywhere else.

    Yvonne Mason Avatar Yvonne Mason

    5 star review  It could only ever be 5 stars from me. I have been a client of Phillips for some years now and I honestly wouldn't go anywhere else. Pip always takes the time to listen and advise and I completely trust him with my hair. To add, the salon is stunning and I am always made to feel a million dollars. If you are looking for that special experience I highly recommend Phillip and the team at Joseph Bespoke Ilkley

    Lucy Gill Avatar Lucy Gill

    5 star review  Had my hair cut today - it’s the BEST cut and style that I’ve had done for ages! Joseph wasn’t familiar with my hair prior to today and my hair goes curly when wet but I blow dry it straight. I often find that stylists struggle with it a bit. However Joseph made a fantastic job of it and I love what he’s created for me - very grateful!! Thank you so much. Gorgeous dogs too! Suzanne 🙂

    Zusanneh Ouse Avatar Zusanneh Ouse
  • 5 star review  I’ve been coming to Joseph Bespoke Hairdressing for many years. Simply the best salon in the area by a mile 😊

    Catherine Elizabeth Avatar Catherine Elizabeth

    positive review  Joseph is a highly talented hairdresser with excellent skills who make you feel welcome, special and as good as he makes you look. The best.

    Katrina Doves Avatar Katrina Doves

    positive review  I would never let anyone else near my hair other than Phillip.. he’s a genius and I always come away happy 😃 I’ve been coming to Phillip for about 9 years and there is no one better, so if it’s a rating you need it would have to be a 6* review 💗🙌🏻🥰

    Jenefer McCabe Avatar Jenefer McCabe

    positive review  I was worried about having my hair cut again because of Coronavirus but the experience in the salon really put my mind at rest. The salon is beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean. Masks and sanitiser are available on entry and Joseph made the whole experience relaxing and enjoyable. And I love my new short hair cut!

    Shirley Clarkson Avatar Shirley Clarkson

    positive review  Wonderful experience earlier today with Joseph... thank you for rescuing my hair you’ve worked wonders x See you again soon x

    Nicola Harper Avatar Nicola Harper

    positive review  I had my first haircut with Joseph yesterday and the whole experience was wonderful. The salon is beautiful, all safety precautions taken and Joseph is approachable and welcoming. Although it will take more than one cut to truly sort my hair out, it already looks and feels so much better and Joseph took the time to talk me through and explain the cut. Thoroughly looking forward to my next appointment 🙂

    Hannah Harding Avatar Hannah Harding
  • positive review  I’ve had my first post lockdown haircut with Joseph last week. The salon has always been super clean for the last 10 years or so that I’ve been going there but post-Covid it’s even more immaculate although I didn’t think that was possible. All safety measures are adhered to and it feels completely safe environment with clients socially distanced and in masks. And last but not least - Joseph, as ever the genius, turned my post lockdown mop into beautiful hair again 💁🏻‍♀️ thank you for being so amazing at what you do! 😘 you get 10 out of 5 from me! 😘

    Aga Knowles Avatar Aga Knowles

    positive review  Emma is fantastic. First hair cut after lockdown. Salon spotless. Totally felt safe. Can’t recommend highly enough. Just perfection.

    Claire Leavesley Avatar Claire Leavesley

    positive review  After a whole year of not being touched Joseph brought my colour back to life!! Very clean, well spaced out salon... would definitely recommend... even though he did tell me off for my nails been a mess (🙈) ha ha. Next job to get those sorted!! 😉

    Rachelle Louise Avatar Rachelle Louise

    positive review  I have been going to Joseph bespoke for a while now and the service and results are amazing! Since lockdown has lifted, the salon feels a clean and safe environment (hand sanitizers and masks available, limited people in the salon etc) and the service is still great! I highly recommend to anyone wanting a honest, hilarious hairdresser for a fabulous cut and colour!

    Hollie Appleby Avatar Hollie Appleby

    positive review  Absolutely spotless (normally is ) but taken to the next level now. Super safe and super treatment - thank you . 5 star recommendation x

    Nikki Summers Avatar Nikki Summers

    positive review  I was so happy to be seeing Philip again last week. He had kept in touch throughout the lockdown and I knew tgat everything would be as required when I had my appointment. It was my usual delightful experience - seamless and as hassle-free as possible, but safe and spotless with helpful clear guidance for do's and don'ts. Well done, Philip. Challenging times but you always put your customers first. Thankyou. 👏👏👏

    Helen Lesak Avatar Helen Lesak
  • positive review  It was great to be back and have my colour done ... the salon is always spotless anyway but I was very impressed with all the attention to detail Joseph has given to additional cleaning and social distancing ... I felt very safe and looking forward to my next appointment .... thank you Joseph x

    Linda Green Avatar Linda Green

    positive review  It was a great experience!!! Very clean and i was very comfortable with how the ppe was been used. You rock xxx

    Charlotte Atkinson Avatar Charlotte Atkinson

    positive review  I last had my hair cut and coloured on 28 feb so I was desperate! Went to see Joseph on 13 July was never so glad to see him. Salon was spotless as usual, possibly cleaner if that is possible, with sanitiser etc.I was the sole client for a while then joined by another lady. We both wore masks and had our own drinks and reading stuff. Joseph wore a visor and used one use towels and gowns. It was my first trip out since March and I felt a little nervous until I got there and realised I felt perfectly safe. Joseph has done a great job making everything covid safe. Ps the cut and colour was good too!

    Karen Ponulak Avatar Karen Ponulak

    positive review  I was in between hairdressers when lockdown occurred and my friend recommended Joseph. Went on Saturday 26th July. Salon was spotless, Joseph was very friendly and welcoming and made every effort to make it feel safe. Now for the haircut......I love it ! Fantastic cut , he’s clearly very talented. Went out that afternoon and felt great. I am sure I will be back if he can fit me in.

    Lynne Grayson Avatar Lynne Grayson

    positive review  Went to see Joseph after lockdown, when I got there Joseph was cleaning, had no concerns what so ever, when I left Joseph was cleaning (its always spotless anyway) and I left with gorgeous hair as usual X

    Kathryn Smith Avatar Kathryn Smith

    positive review  Lovely warm welcome from Joseph. Salon absolutely spotless as always. Friendly engaging chat. Made my daughter feel very special and made a disaster of a hair cut attempt into a top class hair style. Got to see aurora and Sebastian too. Would recommend Joseph. Walk out feeling amazing ❤️❤️❤️

    Tracy Lawson Avatar Tracy Lawson