Our contemporary salon is the place to relax and unwind with some good music, TV & magazines, whilst enjoying a complimentary freshly ground coffee.

You will leave looking and feeling great. 

Our Story

Guappo Hair Design was founded over 20 years ago by Philip Unsworth. Since then Guappo has been cultivated & developed into one of the region’s leading salons and winning northeast salon of the year at the English Hair and Beauty Awards 2014.


Run to a high standard, Guappo has a carefully chosen team of stylists & technicians, each with their own specialisation.


Phil brings a wealth of experience from his early career in Manchester - working in the famous 'Afflecks Palace' - Right in the heart of the up and coming Indie scene of 90's 'MADchester'! 

In March 2015 guappo hair design won 'Northeast Salon of the year' at the English Hair and Beauty Awards  - And went on to win the title again in 2016!

In March 2017 - Phil won the National title of 'Mens Stylist of the Year' at the English Hair & Beauty Awards in Manchester.

2018 -  Winners of the '5 Star Salon of the Year County Durham' and  'Stylist of the Year' - Philip Unsworth


Phil wins BL hairdressing training Photographic competition 2015! 

A day in the life at guappo!