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Michael the Salon

8520 Transit Rd Williamsville, NY 14221

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Hair Salon in Amherst, NY

Hair Coloring Amherst, NY Is it time for you to get a hair cut? Are you looking for a hair salon that offers quality services in the Amherst, NY area? Come to Michael The Salon! While we may seem new to the neighborhood, we have really been at this salon for the past 6 years and in the beauty business in the Amherst, NY area for the past 30 years! For all of your hair cutting and hair coloring needs, come on down to our hair salon. Give us a call today!

Our owner, Michael Giambra, began his career in 1983 at Ultissima Beauty Institute on Delaware Avenue in Kenmore. The school was conveniently located directly across the street from his family's salon, The Lemon Tree. Hairdressing is in his blood! Michael's father, Uncle, and brother are all hairdressers and Michael literally grew up in the salon. From an early age, his path was set.

We are happy to offer student discounts to all High School & college students under 25 years of age!

Hair Cutting Amherst, NY While working at the family salon and being mentored by his father and brother, Michael was also always on a quest to gain knowledge from many of the industry's most talented and accomplished hairdressers.

In 1985, Michael began working with North American Hairdresser of the Year, Sam Brocato who owned the Brocato International Product Company and Lockworks Hair Salons in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

After completing the Brocato training program, Michael became the first National Educator for Brocato International giving him the opportunity to train and educate other hairdressers all over the country.

Making The World Beautiful, One Person At A Time!

Sam's influence in Michael's creative approach to hairdressing was pivotal at this point in his career. Once again, his path was set. In 1992, Michael headed to London, England to study with International Artistic Director and Owner of Toni & Guy, Anthony Mascolo (ever heard of TiGi?).

Hair Cutting Amherst, NY Anthony is one of the industry's most influential hairdressers to date, and Tigi is one of the largest product companies in the industry. The Toni & Guy Academy experience allowed Michael to bring an international flavor of hairdressing back to WNY. 

1993 brought change as Michael branched out from the family business and joined  Studio One in Williamsville, NY. After starting as a stylist for the company, he became creative director and manager of the Main Street Salon.

Through those years Michael trained many young stylists and molded them into fantastic hairdressers. As the business grew, a partnership was also established.

Hair Coloring Amherst, NY They went on to open 2 Hair schools, and 3 salons throughout the Western New York area. One of those salons just happens to be located at 8520 Transit Road. Sound Familiar?

Professional hair coloring services that you can trust!

As we know, in business, visions change and goals sometimes shift. After their 20 year partnership, it was decided that they would amicably part ways. It was decided that Michael would assume full ownership of the Transit Road Salon and continue his quest to create the salon of his dreams. It is an environment where the highest quality of customer service and state of the art styles and techniques are representative of the passion felt by Michael and the stylists that work there.

Hair Salon Amherst, NY So as you can see, Michael has been at this Transit location all along! Once again, his path is set…..

We cordially invite you to stop in the salon anytime to meet Michael and the rest of our staff. Maybe you can be a part of the story that we continue to write! We Hope to see you soon!

At Michael the Salon, our dedicated professionals offer excellence in hair cutting, hair coloring, highlighting, permanent waving and more. You can relax knowing that we will provide the quality services that you need. For formal event styling and facial waxing in the Amherst, NY area, give us a call today.

Hair Salon Amherst, NY Hair Extensions by Great Lengths and Hair Replacement by American Hairlines are also offered at the salon. Hair salon hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday with advanced appointments now available as well as walk in availability to make scheduling as convenient as possible.

With its urban decor, inviting atmosphere & charming staff, Michael the Salon is sure to make their mark in the years to come. Let our hair salon provide you with quality hair cutting services.

For more information and to schedule your appointment at Michael The Salon please call 636-4400 or visit our salon Facebook page. You can also email directly to

Please print out the coupon (Left) and receive $10.00 OFF your first service!

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TIGI, ColorProof, Paul Mitchell, Awapuhi, Catwalk, Bed Head, Ladies & Mens Haircuts, Color, Keratin Treatments, Highlights, Permanent Wave, Hair Replacement, Great Lengths Extensions, Formal Event Styling, Babe Hair Extensions, Hair Cutting, Thermal Styling, Eye Brow & Lip Waxing.

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Michael the Salon

8520 Transit Rd
Williamsville , NY 14221

In Buffalo on business for 2 weeks and desperately needed a color touch up. I travel often and at times, my hair needs a cut or coloring. It is nerve racking to go to a new salon in a different city.. I've had many horrible experiences in the past where my hair color would turn out too dark because of my hair texture, it absorbs the color too much.. so my regualr stylist provided me with information on the shade and mixing proportion to inform new stylist before they handle my hair.. I would explain and sure enough... my hair is too dark.. almost black and not the rich brown shade I asked for. I asked a business acquaintance at the local office where she gets her hair done because it looked great. She gave me the name of her salon which happened to be Michael the Salon. I called for an appointmenet with Michael. I found Michael and the staff very welcoming. Michael spent the time listening to my explanation, checked my hair texture, asked several questions.. he took the time to perform an in-depth consultation. .. I asked for a color, cut and styling. My hair turned absolutely FABULOUS!! Great color! Great cut! Thank you! Thank you! Now I am thinking about planning my future business travel to stop in Buffalo just to get my hair done!!

Pros: Attentive and warm service, modern and clean salon! Price in line with smaller cities and a lot less than the larger cities (Toronto, Montreal, Chigago...)

Cons: None.

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Oct 10, 2013
By: Leila

Michael The Salon

8520 Transit Rd
Williamsville , NY 14221

Awesome! Friendly! Worth the Service!

Pros: I needed a cut that was classy and updated so the 1st person I thought of was "Michael". His staff and he greeted me with open arms, and smiles, and loved the entire experience. He is class A in my book, and he aims to please. I can't wait to visit him again because I know I'll love the experience.

Cons: Little pricey for a cut, but he's worth it!

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Oct 09, 2013
By: Carolyn

Michael the Salon

8520 Transit Rd
Williamsville , NY 14221

It was easy to schedule an appointment. Upon arriving, very little wait time. Friendly staff. However, after spending $100 on a simple t-bar highlight with NO haircut or style, I was completely disappointed. Later on that same day, my husband and friends didn't even realize I had anything done with my hair at all. Closer inspection showed that my regrowth still showed in most places. (Death in family 2 days later prevented me from having them "fix" the issue...however, it shouldn't have needed "fixing" in the first place!) I went elsewhere afterwards, spent less got more and WON'T go back to Michael again!

Pros: Friendly service, which earned them the 1 star I gave.

Cons: Paid far too much for a huge disappointment.

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Business Owner Response

Before I comment on your review I want you to know I do not have you in my computer under Sawyer. Would you have used another name because I will check the file. A face frame hilite would be at most $50. Please let me know because I would really like to address this situation for you. --Michael

Jul 30, 2013
By: DHSawyer

Michael the Salon

8520 Transit Rd
Williamsville , NY 14221

Suzanne does a great job in keeping my hair short and stylish. The friendly staff welcomes visitors with hot coffee to a newly decorated salon. Parking is no problem. Great location, great space and great staff!

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Jan 02, 2013
By: Susan

Michael the Salon

Our mission:
Wed Mar 11 08:40:00 EDT 2015

As said by Michael Giambra from Michael the Salon: "Together we will show you what true passion for the beauty business means to us!" 

Catered to you:
Sat Feb 28 08:38:00 EST 2015

To help with your availability around your work schedule, we are open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. Stop in today for a weekend cut! 

On A Budget?
Wed Feb 25 08:37:00 EST 2015

We know how tough it is being a student: high outcome and a lower income. To make up for the tough times, we offer student discounts for high school and college kids under 25 years old. 

Thanks For The Kudos!
Mon Feb 16 20:15:32 EST 2015

"Always a great haircut, everyone is very friendly." - (courtesy of

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Our Staff!
Thu Jan 29 10:52:00 EST 2015

We want to give you a chance to meet our stylists before you schedule an appointment:

Thu Jan 22 10:52:00 EST 2015

"Always a great cut. Always great service. Wouldn't think of going anywhere else."-Steve

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New Year, New You:
Thu Jan 15 10:52:00 EST 2015

Ring in 2015 with a new hairstyle or color! Trust our hairstylists to give you exactly what you want. You’re sure to smile every time you look in the mirror once we’re done.

Holiday Cheer:
Tue Dec 23 12:27:00 EST 2014

Are you getting a new do for the holiday gatherings? Let us help you out with a cut, style or color! 

Tue Dec 09 12:26:00 EST 2014

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  • Akron
  • Alden
  • Amherst
  • Angola
  • Athol Springs
  • Black Rock
  • Blasdell
  • Boston
  • Bowmansville
  • Brant
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  • Collins
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  • East Amherst
  • East Aurora
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  • Ebenezer
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  • Eden Valley
  • Eggertsville
  • Ellicottville
  • Elma
  • Evans
  • Getzville
  • Glenwood
  • Grand Island
  • Hamburg
  • Harris Hill
  • Holland
  • Kenmore
  • Lackawanna
  • Lakeview
  • Lancaster
  • Langford
  • Lawtons
  • Marilla
  • Millgrove
  • Newstead
  • North Amherst
  • North Boston
  • North Buffalo
  • North Collins
  • North Evans
  • North Tonawanda
  • Olcott Beach
  • Orchard Park
  • Patchin
  • Riverside
  • Sardinia
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  • Snyder
  • South Buffalo
  • South Wales
  • Springbrook
  • Springville
  • Swormsville
  • Tonawanda
  • Tonawanda City
  • Town Line
  • Town Of Aurora
  • Town Of Tonawanda
  • Town of Amherst
  • Wales
  • Wales Center
  • Wanakah
  • West Amherst
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  • Williamsville
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Established: 2012