Melissa Timperley, a 24 year-old international hair stylist from Manchester, launched her own salon in the Northern Quarter in December 2016. She is already recognised as a rising star in the profession. In 2016 she was a member of the four-strong Fellowship for British Hairdressing F.A.M.E. Team, which delivers hair styling presentations at major shows in the UK and around the world. She was also a finalist in the internationally recognised IT Girl Awards run by Creative Head and a finalist in the British Hairdressing Awards Newcomer of the Year run by Hairdressers Journal.
The Melissa Timperley Salon is on Tib Street, what must be the hairdressing capital of the Northern Quarter, if not Manchester, where she joins the likes of P&D Haircutters, RPB, Oliver Morisoni & more. The three storey newly built detached salon is already being considered for architectural awards for its state of the art approach to design. The salon is now setting about building its reputation and has already hosted clients from Europe, the Middle East and Canada in addition to those closer to home. “It’s all about the ‘client journey’ when our clients visit – it’s the experience they have that makes them want to come to us in the first place and then keep coming back” Melissa explained.
“It starts with the look and feel of both the exterior and the interior of the building. We wanted it to have a very open, warm and welcoming feel from the outset. And that meant paying a great deal of attention to the ‘warm’ salon lighting that shows clients off at their best, the German manufactured salon chairs which have been ergonomically designed to curve around the client for both comfort and support; and the specially designed backwash supports that allow our guests to recline in the best position when having treatment,” she added. The interior of the salon is being featured in international hair industry magazines over the coming months.
The other obviously important aspect of the ‘client journey’ Melissa promotes is the “individual attention” approach, where each client is seen by one hair designer for the full length of their visit, from the initial consultation right through to the completion of the hair design work.
“What we do here is to design beautiful hair – as judged by both the client and ourselves after a deep consultation. We want our clients to get exactly the result – and look – they want and that involves really listening before giving advice on what would work best. That’s the reason why we have 1 hour appointments to enable a no rush approach for each client. The test for us at the end of our work is ‘is this hairstyle beautiful’? Of course, individual style is in the eye of the beholder, but most of us looking at a random selection of hairstyles on any given busy street would be able to pick out those styles that really suit the individual and enhance their image. We believe your hair is your best (and most visible) accessory,” – Melissa Timperley
She’s now recruiting for additional team members who have the ambition to compete with the best in the UK hair industry in shows and photographic shoots for advertising, press and television.
Services on offer at Melissa Timperley include Precision cut and styling (Female and Male), Colour – Highlights and Lowlights, Express Styling and Innoluxe treatments and if you fancy trying out the salon you can take advantage of a very special Spring offer – Anyone with the Offer Code (BeautifulNQ) from the Northern Quarter Website will receive a 10% discount off the cost of their first appointment.
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