Hair studio

The Retreat is the hidden gem of St Andrew’s Hospice. A place for our in-patients, out-patients and the public to relax and rejuvenate with a complementary therapy service or a haircut and colour within our hair studio.


Why visit us?


Only ever one customer in the studio at a time.


Booking by appointment only.

Infection Control

All staff are trained in infection control.

Professional team

We are a team of professionals, experienced in working with complex emotional, mental and physical needs.

Because we have the advantage of being within such a building as St Andrew’s, we can adapt the hair studio and therapy rooms to accommodate our client’s needs. As The Retreat is all on one level this makes access for wheelchairs and large medical equipment suitable. We can also close blinds and doors to make the space darker and more private for our clientele that feel intimidated and vulnerable in a conventional salon environment.

To have a service within The Retreat you are required to take a Lateral Flow Test on the day of your appointment and bring your negative result with you.

Retreat Hair Studio

The Retreat Hair Studio is the hidden gem of St Andrew’s Hospice, where we combine great cuts and colours including other hairdressing advice and guidance with a truly personalised service. Our services are open to all and tailored specifically to support the needs of those who are vulnerable in our community. If you are looking for peace and tranquillity, then look no further. Our team, led by Nicki Chaplin (previously Bob’s Hair Co and The Grimsby Institute) are ready to bring your locks back to life from the safety and comfort of their COVID secure hair studio.

Nicki, Hayley and Toni are on hand to give advice, guidance and most of all a ‘feel good’ service to you or someone you know. Whether you are looking for a new haircut, guidance on wig fitting or wig maintenance, information and advice post or during medical intervention, a change of hair colour or just a trim, you will get the personalised service and attention you should expect from your hairdresser.

Opening times

Monday 8-6pm
Wednesday 9.30-6pm
Thursday 8-6pm

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