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.


  • First visit, love love love my hair. A master of keeping it natural , looking forward to coming back for my colour ❤️

    Fran Cesca Avatar Fran Cesca

    Wow, what a disappointment! Contacted this salon due to the great reviews they get and their philosophy - giving the individual a unique bespoke cut/colour. Along with the fact that Joseph apparently has a degree in colour - I thought he would have been the perfect hairdresser to sort my hair out! Obviously not! I have difficult unpredictable hair that unfortunately doesn’t hold colour very well. So when it’s coloured it’s darker/deeper than it ends up being after a few washes. The end goal being the faded colour which my current hairdresser tells me can’t be achieved because of how much grey I have?! Joseph rather disappointingly tells me that this doesn’t seem right and won’t even see me for a consultation because it sounds too difficult The philosophy about them recognising that we are all individuals being at the heart of everything they do, whether that’s tailor made experiences, or unique cutting/colouring techniques, seems to be very much selective. I assumed with a degree in colour he would have liked the challenge. Sadly for me I got this salon all wrong. What a let down!

    Sam Best Avatar Sam Best

    My first appointment yesterday and I love my hair. New to Wakefield and not knowing anyone here for a personal recommendation I was slightly nervous about my appointment . From the minute I walked in the salon I was made to feel welcome and at ease trusting Joseph to work his magic on my hair which he definitely did. Beautiful salon. Thank you 😊

    Sarah Croft Avatar Sarah Croft

    Emma and Phillip did the wedding hair for my bridesmaids and I on 16 July 2022 and both were AMAZING!! We all loved our hair and it was such a fun morning. Thank you so much 🤍 xxxx

    Aimee Spencer Avatar Aimee Spencer

    A massive thank you for the amazing job done on my hair and my daughters! Along with several others. You made my day so amazing can’t thank you enough ! Not only did I look like a princess on my wedding but even after 12 hours of fun my hair was still perfect ! I would recommend you to any one Thank you Joseph and Philip you are truly perfect xx

    Claire Marie Avatar Claire Marie

    Phillip is an amazing Hairdresser, works miracles with my hair and always such a pleasure to see him, it’s like a complete therapy session. Loving the new salon, can’t wait for my next appointment!!

    Marie Ellis Avatar Marie Ellis
  • I have been getting my hair done with Phillip at Joseph bespoke hairdressing in Ilkley for a while now. From the moment you walk into the salon he makes you feel extremely welcome and comfortable. Phillip gives an honest hair consultation before every appointment and has well and truly transformed my hair from thin straw like hair to absolutely incredible soft thick hair which fills me with so much confidence. I couldn’t recommend Phillip enough he’s amazing!

    Moira Rose Anastasia Finlayson Avatar Moira Rose Anastasia Finlayson

    I can honestly say that when you visit Phillip at Joseph Bespoke Ilkley it is the most wonderful experience. The salon is stylish, comfortable and accessible in the heart of the town of Ilkley. Phillip makes each visit so special that before you know it his skill and flair means you leave the salon feeling wonderful (about 10 years younger and 6 feet tall!)

    Gill Ure Avatar Gill Ure

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

    Adele Green Avatar Adele Green

    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

    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

    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
  • 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

    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

    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