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A local hairdresser I used to use was away for a while and I needed a cut. I remembered an old partner of mine visiting Michael's salon about fifteen years ago and the fact that we both thought it was the best cut and style she had ever had, courtesy of Michael's daughter. So although it is a bit of a trek for me I thought I'd see what they could do for me.I was introduced to Ellie.Now I think that your average middle aged/old man's hair is a challenge too far for most hairdressers. To achieve a good shape and style when you have thinning grey hair to work on seems a bit beyond most that I have run across. Not so with Ellie. It was a revelation to me that a young woman should not only seem to genuinely thrive on this particular type of challenge but went on to give me the best haircut I have had for a very long time indeed. It also helps that Ellie has learned middle aged bloke speak and has no problems interpreting our short and self conscious instructions as to what we want. She is equally at home with the clippers, which are used with great speed and accuracy or scissors. The scissor cut tends to be a bit kinder to us lot with thinning hair and although I prefer this myself I was very happy with the first clipper cut too. Ellie is relaxed, very easy to chat to and does a really, really good job. What more could you ask for.
About 30 years ago Michael suggested that I might try his Salon for a haircut as my usual barber had closed down. I was a little apprehensive as this would be my first experience in a multi-sex Salon. I bit the bullet and immediately all my reservations faded away. The atmosphere within the Salon was welcoming and had a distinct air of charm and professionalism which I had not previously experienced when visiting my barber. My hair was shampooed and cut to a most professional standard and I left the Salon very much looking forward to my next visit. I cannot imagine a better Salon for a haircutting/styling Service and I can do no more than recommend it to all those seeking "the best".
Apart from an excellent haircut, which this salon provides, Michael and his team are exemplars in providing good customer service.The salon is a warm and pleasant environment, and my interactions with the staff have always been professional and friendly. Tea in an individual teapot with matching cup and saucer, served with good biscuits, is a nice touch.Louise creates the best result obtainable from my unruly hair!When using any service industry I always consider both the quality of the service and the ambience in assessing the fairness of the price. In the case of ths salon, the price point for a man's haircut is very reasonable. Highly recommended.
I would highly recommend a visit to this outstanding hairdressers. Michael and his staff impressed me with their professional talent and expertise. They all made me feel very welcome and could not do enough for me. My hair is looking really good the best ever and I am very lucky to be one of their clients.
I've been searching for years for a Hairstylist who would listen!.
Michael gave me the benefit of his nearly 50 years as a stylist, for a result which really suited my face and head shape.Relieved Client.
Great cut, fab colour...and very relaxing wash, nearly fell asleep! Only second cut there and both have been perfect! Highly recommended!
What you get at Michael Richards is class and service. The salon is beautifully decorated, it sparkles and the team are well presented and happy to work there. There is almost a 'family' atmosphere....not just because the owner and his daughter work under the same roof, but because you can tell they are a well established, organised team. The service is spot on, starting from the greeting at reception. It makes me smile that they have a menu of Hair Treatments you can indulge in and on the same menu is a selection of freshly ground coffees and speciality teas... all senses catered for! I have been going to this hairdressers for 13 years and before that I tried LOTS in Ipswich....but kept going back. Now I wouldnt go anywhere else. Sarah is a superstar, honest, talented, patient and kind. Its lovely to watch the team nurture the juniors too. Even now you can see Alex is going to be awesome :0) Try it, you will be glad you did.
Having moved from another salon, I was initially apprehensive about trying a new hairdresser. The team were professional and friendly and they just couldn't do enough for me. MOST importantly they listened to what I wanted. I shall be going back again.