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The Salon was a British reality TV show where various members of the public (some famous) were invited daily to have treatments (mostly hair styles) in a studio built beauty salon situated in Balham, south-west London, and in the second series, a purpose-built studio inside the Trocadero, Piccadilly Circus.



Viewers were given an insight into the running and bickering of life in a professional salon with manager Paul Merritt and his team of trainees and employees. The show was most notable for bringing fame to Brazilian-born hairstylist, Ricardo Ribeiro and introducing viewers to Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne's nephew, Terry Longden.


It aired on Channel 4, with daily live coverage on E4 at certain times. The show began in 2003 and ended in early 2004. Brian Dowling was the narrator of the last series.

The show was produced by Endemol whose other work includes Big Brother.


Some of the show's celebrity guests included Linford Christie, Cheryl Baker, Carrie Grant, Linsey Dawn McKenzie, Simeon Williams, Brigitte Nielsen, Val Lehman, Michael Barrymore, and Lucy Pinder, Rory Bremner, Danni Behr, Donna Eyre, Neil Pickup and Michael Heseltine.


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