Soul Hair has created an oasis of calm in the centre of Chester. Since opening in 2007, Soul Hair has received rave reviews. You can relax in its contemporary and stylish surrounds – and its incredibly friendly staff will ensure you receive a truly pleasurable experience and make you look and feel gorgeous.

Using only the best products, such as Wella Professional and Aveda which is 97% organic, we can achieve those amazing looks. You will be offered a range of complimentary services from a welcoming head massage, hand massage and finishing touches such as Aveda powder and lip gloss. You will be served a selection of teas and coffees as well as Aveda comforting tea.

Following a successful four years in the Chester based salon, James Whyte and Vitina Seminara are proud to open a second salon in Tarporley. James and Vitina have carefully replicated the stunning interiors and fashionable yet welcoming atmosphere of their city-centre salon. The salon in Tarporley features a similarly high-specification and flawless design, along with the very latest salon furniture and equipment.


Soul Hair Staff Picture


The salon and its employees have won numerous nationally recognised awards, including Best Hairdresser of the Year (Midlands), which was awarded to James Whyte at the British Hairdressing Awards 2009 and 2013.

Vitina Seminara

Salon Owner


Salon manager and co-owner of Soul Hair. Vitina has amassed over 30 years in the industry and is as passionate and devoted as ever. She  progressed to a managerial post at the young age of 21 and then went on to train and educate developing a training school in one of Cheshire’s largest group of salons before taking up the post of International Academies manager in Saks London.

She believes the key to a successful salon is education and training. In addition to being an expert in the craft, customer service and treating people as individuals is equally important.

James Whyte

Co-Owner/Style Director

James Whyte - Soul Hair

Style Director and co-owner of Soul Hair, James is an extremely talent hairdresser with a great vision for trends and fashion. Sassoon’s trained, he has amassed over 30 years of experience in the industry, having managed one of Chester’s largest Salons and directed an Art Team to the finals of the British Hairdressing awards where he himself has finalized 10 times and won on 2 occasions in 2009 and 2013  With a wealth of Expertise, knowledge, creativity and an eye for detail you can be sure he will deliver consistency  every time weather it is a subtle change or something more radical you are looking for.


I love going for a haircut! Its not merely a simple hair cut and blow-dry, its an experience. Friendly staff who remember your name, free drinks, good conversation and an excellent hair cut. It starts at the reception with a friendly face and greeting and moves on from there.
Highly recommended!
Christine Mcgreavy
Having used SoulHair from the start, I have never been disappointed at the level of service received. All staff are very professional. Really pleased with my Colour and Cut and the various innovative stylist I have had over the years. The salon is a pleasant place to come to.
Julie Pritchard
I love coming here and would never change. I'm always welcome and you always care that I am looked after well.
Peter Critchley
The Tarporley Salon has achieved the right balance of professional staff with friendly and personal service. The staff are always happy and create a relaxing atmosphere.
The quality of cutting and colouring is consistently very good and always leaves us a very happy customer.
Elaine Smith
Fantastic Salon in a convenient Village location. My chosen salon for a number of years- combination of great stylist and colourist. I am a big fan of the Aveda Products the salon use.
Jill Goodie
Best Hairdressers I’ve been to in a long time. Emma was amazing and did just want I wanted and better!
Had my hair cut for the first time at Soul in Tarporley yesterday. Fantastic experience felt really pampered and love, love, love my new hair – thanks! Will be back.
Came in today for first time. Was recommended by friend. Great service, amaze balls hair cut and lovely surroundings. Enjoyed my pre-wash massage too! Will defo be back!
Having decided to have a complete change of hair style. I was more than a bit nervous. My stylist interpreted my chosen style wonderfully and tailored it to suit me. My technician discussed with me a colour that I would suit. I am really pleased with both the cut and colour. I have never had so many compliments.