The Melissa Timperley Salon


A key account for UNITE, Melissa Timperley’s trendy salon in Manchester’s Northern Quarter opened in December 2016, and has already won three prestigious industry awards in its first year – NHF’s Best New Business and Best Male Fashion Image, and the Fellowship for British Hairdressing’s Best Independent Salon. The salon attracts clients from all over the UK and further afield – with clients from Spain, the Middle East and Canada – as well as a growing list of celebrity clients who value the salon’s confidential approach. We caught up with salon owner and former F.A.M.E team member, Melissa Timperley to find out more:
“We are delighted to have won these three prestigious awards. We do things differently here, and it is great that the Awards judges have recognised our approach to creating a fabulous experience for our clients. We design beautiful hair in a luxurious, relaxing and no-rush setting, with personal attention by your stylist throughout [each client is seen by one hair designer for the duration of their visit, from consultation to the completion of the hair design work], and UNITE is a major part of that. It’s all about the ‘client journey’ – it’s the experience they have that makes them want to come to us in the first place and then keep coming back. We think it starts with the look and feel of both the exterior and the interior of the building. We wanted it to have a very open, warm and welcoming feel from the outset. What we do here is to design beautiful hair – as judged by both the client and ourselves after a deep consultation. We want our clients to get exactly the result – and look – they want and that involves really listening before giving advice on what would work best, as well as using the best products. We love the UNITE range; it is so versatile – you can tell that the range has been designed by a hairdresser as there is a product that’s just right for every hair styling and maintenance task.”
The UNITE product range has also supported the salon’s two major shows – MOULIN ROUGE and CLASSICS which were performed on the Fellowship for British Hairdressing Stage at Salon North. Melissa says: “We are very grateful to UNITE for their product support and practical help in delivering two fabulous shows that have been well received in the industry and helped us to get further recognition for our creative work!”