About Us

Established in 1970, Salon has been a part of worldwide Film & TV for over 50 years. Originally in film production but soon after expanding into the hire of editing equipment followed by our newest storage sales division. As leaders in the digital editing hire market we changed from providing hundreds of Steenbeck linear editing tables across the globe to installing and supporting hundreds of Non-Linear Avid, Adobe and Apple FCP systems. Today we have systems on some of the worlds biggest (and smallest) productions. Still a family business, Salon focuses on providing the very best kit coupled with the very best technical support all at a price to match your budget.

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  • 1970

    Founded 1970

    Founded 1970

    January 9, 1970

    Salon is founded.

  • 1979

    ‘Magician of Lubin’ hires Steenbeck, Cutting Room and Mickey Mouse phone

    ‘Magician of Lubin’ hires Steenbeck, Cutting Room and Mickey Mouse phone

    December 9, 1979
    The Magician of Lubin poster

    Menahem Golan’s ‘Magician of Lubin’ approach Salon to hire a cutting room, a Steenbeck and a Mickey Mouse phone, launching Salon’s full time editing equipment hire business.

  • 1995

    Livonia Street Cutting Rooms Open

    Livonia Street Cutting Rooms Open

    January 1, 1995

    Our cutting room facility in Livonia Street (Soho) open

  • 2002

    Salon builds new warehousing in Acton, W3

    Salon builds new warehousing in Acton, W3

    January 1, 2002

    In 2000 we purchased an old warehouse and totally redesigned it from the ground up to house two large warehouses, Linear and Non-Linear along with cutting rooms in London W3.

  • 2007

    salonprosales.com launches

    salonprosales.com launches

    December 24, 2007

    Salon enters the resale arena with salonprosales.com offering a number of products for post production for sale.

  • 2012

    Move to new modern warehouse facility in NW10

    Move to new modern warehouse facility in NW10

    January 1, 2012

    As we moved to an entirely Non Linear fleet we needed a new modern warehouse to cope with our requirements. W3 was sold and we purchased a modern newly build HQ in NW10, an easy journey from the centre of London with speedy access to all the major studios around London.

  • 2015

    Archie – LTO as a service launches

    Archie – LTO as a service launches

    January 1, 2015

    In response to a demand for customers needing low cost and outsourced lto backup, Salon launches ‘Archie’ our in-house LTO service. Our first major client was Tom Hooper’s – ‘The Danish Girl’.

  • 2017

    Opening of Central London sales office

    Opening of Central London sales office

    January 2, 2017

    To better serve our Soho clients we opened a central London office holding stock of all the major storage brands for fast delivery across London alongside engineering support to provide rapid response for any tech callouts to our hire customers.

  • 2020

    SalonCloud services launched

    SalonCloud services launched

    May 17, 2020

    SalonCloud, a portfolie of cloud services including SalonSync launched during the Covid-19 pandemic to assist editors working from home and productions keen to maintain collaboration.

  • 2020

    Celebrating 50 years

    Celebrating 50 years

    September 1, 2020

    Salon celebrates 50 years in the film & tv industry

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Rosamund Pike interviewed by Edith Bowman on latest film ‘Radioactive’. Salon are proud to have supplied all the

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