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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 haircut? 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.

Our Hair Salon is Happy to Offer Discounts to All High School & College Students Under 25 years of Age!

Hair Cutting Amherst, NY While working at the family hair 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 and hair coloring 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

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Products & Services

Whether you're interested in hair cutting or waxing services, Michael the Salon is the hair salon to visit in Amherst, NY. Like other salons, we offer a variety of services besides hair coloring and cutting, including:


  • Ladies & Mens Haircuts & Color
  • Keratin Treatments
  • Highlights
  • Permanent Wave
  • Hair Replacement
  • Great Lengths Extensions
  • Formal Event Styling
  • Babe Hair Extensions
  • Thermal Styling
  • Eye Brow & Lip Waxing

Our clients are very important to us to we only use the best products on the market! Some of the name brand products we use include:

  • TIGI
  • ColorProof
  • Paul Mitchell
  • Awapuhi
  • Catwalk
  • Bed Head
  • And More!

Whether you're looking for a whole new do or you just simply need a trim, call our hair salon today to set up an appointment with our talented stylists.

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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

Hair treatments:
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Our professionals will provide you with quality hair coloring services to change up your look. Visit us today.

Hair coloring:
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We use some of the best color brands on the market, including Paul Mitchell, Catwalk and many others. Call or stop in to learn more!

Innovative Assistance:
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Dressed to perfection:
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Choose from our various formal styles to sport at your next corporate event. Schedule your appointment today.

Waxing services:
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Student discount:
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Enjoy the discount offers we provide students under 25 years of age. Contact us to find out more.

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"Cristen is a hair GODDESS. Basically, every single day Cristen helps people feel and embrace their inner beauty through hair. Her magical touch makes every strand of hair glow. She always makes my hair beautiful and healthy from root to tip." - Wellesley Radecke

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