AN Ammanford salon aiming to being confidence back to people's lives has been given its first award.

Hair Studio 71 is a hair replacement salon which was founded in May 2021 by Rhys Jones after noticing that there was a distinct lack of options for people in south Wales who needed hair replacement services. Rhys himself is a hair system wearer and this gives the salon an extra special touch as he understands that thinning hair and total hair loss can be devastating and really damage the self-esteem and confidence of the person as he has experienced it himself.

South Wales Guardian: The salon caters for men and women suffering from a range of hair loss conditions.The salon caters for men and women suffering from a range of hair loss conditions. (Image: Rhys Jones)

“The idea of Hair Studio 71 came about because we found that there was a lack of hair replacement services in south Wales, and having to travel long distances makes it unaffordable when hair replacement services can be made affordable without sacrificing on quality,” said Rhys. “We will help you deal with the emotional impact of your hair loss and take control again. Everyone deserves to shine and feel beautiful.”

The salon is a non-surgical hair replacement salon which uses glue or tape to attach a custom-made hair system to the scalp.

The hair loss solutions are suitable for men and women and for a range of hair loss reasons including chemotherapy, radiology, alopecia, genetics, pattern baldness, stress, lupus, menopause, gender transition and many more.

South Wales Guardian: The solutions are non-surgical.The solutions are non-surgical. (Image: Rhys Jones)

Last month, Hair Studio 71 won its first award – the Hair Loss Clinic of the Year 2023 at The Welsh Beauty Industry Awards 2023 – and Rhys is overjoyed. He said: “The amount of support I’ve received leading up to the awards and afterwards has been amazing, I’m so grateful to everyone who has supported us.

South Wales Guardian: Rhys with the award.Rhys with the award. (Image: Rhys Jones)

“It is a huge honour to be able to change the lives of our wonderful clients, and make them feel confident again. It definitely is life changing.”

For more information about Hair Studio 71, visit