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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!

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

Lip waxing:
Thu Nov 19 11:40:00 EST 2015

Does your lip hair often give you a moustache feeling? Visit our beauty experts to give your lips a more beautiful appeal by waxing the unwanted hair.

Wed Nov 04 11:28:00 EST 2015

Highlighting your hair accentuates your features in a subtle manner. Schedule an appointment with us today to get the best out of your hair.

Perfect eyebrows:
Sun Oct 18 00:11:00 EDT 2015

Our professional beauty experts can perfectly add shape to your eyebrows. Visit our salon today!

Customer review:
Fri Oct 02 16:58:00 EDT 2015

"Truly a wonderful salon!!!! The staff is always kind and professional. It's so nice to visit a salon with so many talented stylists who actually listen to the client's request and respect their wishes. I always look forward to my appointments because my hair always looks fantastic when they finish and I am very particular. I highly recommend this excellent salon," says another satisfied customer....

Permanent wave:
Fri Sep 18 07:42:00 EDT 2015

A wavy hairstyle is one thing that never goes out of fashion. Stop by our salon to have our hairstylists change up your look.

Keratin treatments:
Sat Sep 05 09:20:00 EDT 2015

A dose of keratin helps your hair grow stronger. We offer a range of keratin treatments to suit your hair type.

Mon Aug 17 14:47:00 EDT 2015

You can request an appointment right on our website!

Need some ideas?
Fri Aug 14 14:46:00 EDT 2015

Try one of these fall hairstyles!

Curly, wavy or straight:
Mon Jul 20 12:30:00 EDT 2015

No matter what your hair type is, our stylists can help you to find the right hairstyle to transform your look.Enjoy $10 off a haircut on your first visit.

Expert Recommendations:
Mon Jul 06 11:00:00 EDT 2015

A good hairstyle is one that considers the texture of your hair and complements the shape of your face. Our experts can help you pick a hairstyle that brings out your best look yet.

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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