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Michael the Salon

8520 Transit Rd Williamsville, NY 14221

Call us today for your hair cutting needs!

Hair Salon in Amherst, NY

Hair Coloring Amherst, NY Hair Salon Amherst, NY Hair Salon 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 for Amherst, NY in:

  • Hair cutting
  • Hair coloring
  • Highlighting
  • Permanent waving
  • And more

You can relax knowing that we will provide the quality hair salon services that you need. For formal event styling and facial waxing in the Amherst, NY area, give us a call today. There is no other hair salon to choose from!

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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Areas Served

  • Akron
  • Alden
  • Amherst
  • Angola
  • Athol Springs
  • Black Rock
  • Blasdell
  • Boston
  • Bowmansville
  • Brant
  • Buffalo
  • Castile
  • Chaffee
  • Cheektowaga
  • Clarence
  • Clarence Center
  • Colden
  • Collins
  • Collins Center
  • Concord
  • Crittenden
  • Depew
  • Derby
  • East Amherst
  • East Aurora
  • East Concord
  • East Eden
  • Ebenezer
  • Eden
  • 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
  • Sloan
  • 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
  • West Falls
  • West Seneca
  • Westfalls
  • Williamsville
  • Wolcottsburg
  • Woodlawn

Established: 2012