Hi! My name is Michael.
With a career spanning 4 decades, Michael Giambra is one of Western New York’s leading hair designers. Unmatched customer service and ongoing education is his commitment to his salon, team, and clients.
As a master hairdresser, he is devoted to creating healthy, beautiful, ready-to-wear hair using always evolving haircutting techniques and the best products in the industry.
Michael’s belief in ongoing education has led him to training in the World’s Top Hairdressing Academies from New York to London. He has spent countless hours with the industry’s most talented and influential stylists and educators perfecting his craft. Since then, Michael has been part of building 5 successful hair salons and 2 hair schools.
For Michael, it’s all about beautiful hair and amazing relationships. That is how it started, that is how it is today!
Hi! I'm Jennifer.
As co-owner of Michael the Salon, my passion for the beauty business began 20 years ago. Over the years I specialized in advanced haircutting and coloring techniques tailored to each client’s unique style. I have worked side by side with my husband, Michael, building the salon of our dreams. While my recent battle with Ocular Melanoma has forced me to hang up my scissors, it has given me to opportunity to focus on growing our staff, perfecting our salon, and doing what we do best: Working as a Team!
Hi! I'm Amber.
After graduating in 2006, I started working for Michael and have continued to learn from him over the past 12 years. We have gone to numerous hair shows and classes to continue our education and stay up to date with the latest styles and trends. I love making people feel beautiful and always try my best to help them find a style to fit his or her individual needs.
Hello! I'm Suzanne
I have been lucky enough to work with Michael and his wife Jennifer for the past 20 years building a rewarding career. Michael has guided, inspired, mentored me, and made me feel like family. As a hairstylist, it's not only my job, but my passion to make sure that every client feels great about themselves when they leave the salon!
Hey! I'm Mia
When I first decided the beauty industry was for me, I went in with the mindset that I wanted to learn from the best so that I could be the best! That is why I chose to start my career with Michael and we’ve been working together for 7 years. Continuing my education as the trends change and evolve is essential and adds value to every person that sits in my chair. I’ve styled hair & make-up for films, photoshoots, and competed for a spot at New York Fashion Week for Ashley Graham’s Fall Collection in 2016.
Beauty, to me, should incorporate your best look to fit your unique lifestyle. Being able to customize that look for each person and show you how to recreate it at home is the favorite part of my job. When you’re having a good hair day, it’s always a great day!
Hi! I'm Cristen
During high school I knew that a career in Hair and Make-up is where I knew that I would be successful. I have been lucky enough to watch myself evolve in the salon industry since 2002. During the past 16 years I also spent 3 years as a Cosmetology Instructor, mentoring students, teaching them how to hold a pair of shears all the way through passing their State Board Exams. Now, in the salon, I always try to make sure that every client has a fun experience and leaves feeling their absolute best! There is nothing like the close knit family feel at Michael the Salon!
Hi! I'm Paulette
I started with Michael 18 years ago as his assistant. He’s inspired me and helped me grow to the stylist I am today. I specialize in haircutting for both Men and Women. My goal is to help clients achieve a style that will work with both their hair texture and face shape. I also love working with children’s hair. My daughter Kenzie, who is 7, and my son, Christopher, 5, are my inspiration and volunteer to be models to work on the newest trends. Exploring the latest color and highlighting techniques helps my clients look and feel amazing!
Hey! I'm Jessie.
I have been working in the salon since I was 17 years old. After serving as an apprentice to many talented stylists, I decided that my future was behind the chair. I love furthering my education, learning from my co-workers and attending hair shows and advanced classes. Now that I have been doing hair professionally, I’ve realized that what I love most is getting to know each and every client. Understanding each personality and lifestyle helps to create an individualized look so that each person can leave feeling beautiful!
Hey! I'm Sam
When I was 16 years old, I knew the Beauty Industry was for me. Hair and Make-up are my life and became my passion. In my spare time, I love to gain inspiration watching hair & make-up videos and incorporating those new techniques. Being given the opportunity to transform others and give the gift of beauty is the best part of my day!
Hi! I'm Jessica
I’m 25 years old and a graduate of The Salon Professional Academy. I’m so excited to begin my journey at Michael the Salon and couldn’t be happier to be starting my career surrounded by these amazing people! I love everything about hairstyling especially creative Color and Balayage techniques, and advanced Haircutting. Making someone look and feel special is always my goal! I will continue to further educate myself and grow because it is very important to me to become a great stylist.