Written on: 28/02/2013
Hair is crowning glory, seen by all, so it is important to us girls. That is why a trip to [name removed] is the best way forward. I am never disappointed, and have used both the Wandsworth and Balham salons now. The staff are very approachable and attentive to my needs, and I always leave feeling happy with the results. I would recommend them over any of the chains, most of which I have tried at some point. Btw the beauty at Wandsworth is also worth a visit. Katie is excellent. All... (read more)
Written on: 17/02/2013
Disappointed. Had requested my hair to be put in curls, and whilst it sat nice initially in the shop by the time she had finished it had began to drop out. It was completely out by the time I got home. Staff were very friendly, and nice shop, however did not deliver on product. (read more)
Written on: 17/12/2012 by Nicolakathryn123 (1 review written)
I've tried most hairdressers in balham and had some ok and one horrid experience that left me in tears for weeks. But I know I've now finally found my hairdressers at last! The colour is beautiful and my cut just great! I can't reccommend this place enough. (read more)
Written on: 20/10/2012 by LeilaTess (1 review written)
Such a fantastic salon. Its friendly, humble, stylish and of course has Ben Samey who is the best hairdresser I've ever had and I will never go to anyone else again! Nothing about this place is intimidating or stuck up which is rare in London salons I find..the staff address you as soon as you walk in, offer you a drink even if you are just popping in for a consultation, customers are very valued there. I had a belayage/dip dye which I was a little nervous about because I had seen it done... (read more)
Written on: 12/09/2012 by SarahKosar (1 review written)
An excellent salon, fantastic atmosphere, and very talented stylist - Benjamin Amey! This is the guy to go to if you want a new look, better dye job, or just to have a great time while getting your hair done! I've never had my hair coloured before and I was very interested in getting a blonde dip dye/ombre on my natural brown hair. I went to RUSH in Covent Garden who messed it up twice and was given a horrible look with different shades that didn't go together, and both a cut/colour that... (read more)
Written on: 28/08/2012 by janeygirl (1 review written)
Ive been going to Michelle Louise Balham since they opened and can only say they are the best salon I have ever been to. They are always professional, always friendly and my colour and cut are the best they have been, ever. Before this salon, I was always unhappy with my hair. Give them a go, highly recommended! (read more)
Written on: 29/06/2012 by princesstelula
i have very fine hair and m blonde highlights i wanted to keep it long but it was in very bad condition after having hair extensions taken out.i expressed these concerns to Ben and he cut it into a lovely style for me and redid my highlights.i am very happy with the results and would recommend him to all my friends. Princess Telula (read more)
Written on: 03/04/2012 by candismith
i visited michelle louise last week friday,it was easy to find as it is located very near to the station.Ben did a half head of highlights and cut and styled my hair,i am very fussy about my hair and i am very very happy with the end result.the staff are friendly and it is great value for money.i will defenately recommend to my friends. candice x (read more)
Written on: 31/03/2012
This was my first visit to this salon and Ben was my stylist. Was so happy with my hair he gave my hair a good tidy up and did an amazing dip dye, love it! I would defintely recommend you to visit and ask for Ben! An overall great experience, you'll feel relaxed an at ease and at the end you will have fabulous hair, thanks Ben! (read more)
Written on: 15/03/2012 by sashakia (1 review written)
A great bunch of guys in a friendly atmosphere. Always a pleasure to visit. (read more)
Written on: 28/11/2011 by SBalham
I visited Michelle Louise in Balham for the first time on Saturday 26 Nov 2011 for a t-section of foils. It was a horrible experience and I definitely will not be returning. Whilst I am not unhappy with final result, I found Natalia (a senior stylist) and her colleague rude and bitchy. I can safely say I have NEVER encountered such rude hair dressers - and I hope never to again. Given Michelle Louise is a local salon in Balham, hardly a leading London salon, it was incredible! When I sat... (read more)
Written on: 08/11/2011 by janeclarke69
The stylist Kimie here is amazing! I am soooooo fussy with my hair but her cut was just perfect. Have now been back to her for my colour and I dont trust anyone with my colour really. Ive not ever had a bad experience here. Like the last reviewer said, the staff are always friendly and always make me feel at ease which I think is part of the reason us ladies like to go to a hair salon, to relax. Give them a try, you wont be disappointed! (read more)
Written on: 01/10/2011
I love this salon. My colour and highlights are always subtle and complementary to suit my age, unlike some places you go where they do not take this into consideration. I have the chap that works there and I would definitely recommend him. The salon is very tranquil, the wash basins and chair so relaxing, unlike some, and the overall experience is a very pleasant one indeed. I have also been to the Wandsworth shop where Michelle did my hair, and she was great too. I live near the Balham... (read more)
Written on: 14/09/2011 by kirstyrt (1 review written)
I was really disappointed with my visit here - the stylist (a senior stylist) was unable to listen to simple instructions and was rude and dismissive when I tried to communicate what I wanted during the cut. When I told her I was unhappy with the cut at the end and explained why (although I was still willing to pay for her time, and I did) she just argued with me. The stylists present in general seemed more interested in chatting and going outside to smoke than in providing good customer... (read more)
Written on: 28/08/2011 by kamerongm
Had my hair done by Jo and she did a fab job, not only did she correct the mess that my last hairdresser's did, she also took the time to listen to what I wanted and delivered it 100%. She was friendly and chatty and they also make a great cup of coffee. I hate my hair been washed as the sinks always hurt my neck but the sinks were so comfy I could've fallen asleep. Have booked to see Jo again and will happily recommend to anyone in need of some special care and attention. Thanks Jo x (read more)
Written on: 21/05/2011
i looked for salons to get my hair cut in balham, ive had some very bad experiences and was very worried about where to go!
I went in and asked for an appointment that day and they managed to fit me in straight away.
the girl i had, kimmy, was great. she listened to exactly what i wanted and followed it exactly ! she showed me what she was doing all the time and kept me very calm , even tho i must have been a pain
i cannot recommend this place enough, they were great!
so good that i... (read more)
Written on: 20/05/2011
I go to michelle louise in balham every week and get my hair blowdriefd every week by benjamin. his blowdries last me a week. very professional and pleasant salon. staff members are very welcoming and freindly top of all it is affordable. (read more)
Written on: 16/05/2011
I have been going to this salon since it opened. I have posted reviews before because i always believe in giving praise where it is deserved. So I feel I must say something about the previous review from an unhappy customer. Sometimes we do not get the hair cut or colour that we wanted,it does not necessarily mean that the person giving the service, is to blame. It also does not mean that they have deliberately gone out of their way to cause distress. This, by the law of averages, just... (read more)
Written on: 16/05/2011
I am the manager of Michelle Louise, Balham and would like to comment on the below review. I have called this lady back twice. Once I had no answer and the other time, could not get through. Michelle Louise pride ourselves on a high level of customer service and do not feel this is a fair reflection of our organization or our very competent team. (read more)
Written on: 09/05/2011
The staff were friendly enough (especially the lady who washed my hair) but I was disappointed with the cut. said it was 'shorter than I was expecting' and the stylist just shrugged. She took of 3-4 inches when I asked for less than one inch!!! Only when I got home did I realise how extreme the chop was - and how horrid! So called the salon back politely, the lady who answered the phone was very apologetic and said the manager would call me back to discuss. I have now called back 4 times and... (read more)
Written on: 13/03/2011
I recently had a cut and colour with Natalia at Michelle Louise. She gave me exactly what I asked for and I could not be happier. The icing on the cake was the young man (I should've got his name)with the golden hands who washed my hair and then massaged my head until I nearly fell asleep. A trip to this salon would be worth it for the massage alone! They were both attentive and lovely which made for a very pleasant experience, thank you. (read more)
Written on: 12/02/2011
Michelle Louise was recommended to me by a friend as I wanted a last minute hair cut before an interview.
I really enjoyed my experience and was thrilled with the cut. Often hair dressers start getting 'creative' with my hair but all I ever want is a sleek, polished look and the certainly delivered.
Two things would have made the experience a 5* one. Firstly the wash basins are a little high so it was slightly uncomfortable having my hair washed . Secondly my stylist wasn't very talkative... (read more)
Written on: 10/02/2011
I recently went to this salon after the reading recent good. I booked for half a head of highlights, wash, cut and blowdry and was given a discounted price on the telephone due to a promotional colour deal on at the time(which I didn't know about before calling to book).
I was apprehensive as I have very dark, thick, wavy / curly hair which has a tendency to be frizzy. Twenty years of having highlights has never really provided me with the colour I have wanted as my hair is so dark.
I... (read more)
Written on: 21/01/2011
It was my first visit to this salon & I had a lovely experience! I had a half head of highlights, cut & blow dry. Everyone an the salon was incredibly welcoming and professional. My stylist was highly knowledgeable & could offer great advice on colour and how to create more volume for my hair type. She had great technique, I really love my new hair & will certainly be returning in the future! (read more)
Written on: 10/01/2011
I've had my hair blowdried by an assistant there. He was very proffessional and looked after me very well.
He made me feel amazing and all eyes were on me to the event i went to. He took into consideration of what type of event i was going to and what my dress was like etc. For an trainee, i was very impressed by the level of work he was at, the training he must be getting from Michelle Louise must be very impressive.
The salon is very impressive with amazing exterior and proffessional... (read more)
Written on: 17/12/2010 by menaminx (1 review written)
A boutique hairdresser on the High Street, of high calibre and offering personal, professional service. What a breath of fresh air when we have chains coming at us from all angles. Simply hooked on the Italian produced Devines products they use, my hair has never felt so good, and washing and styling at home, has now become a breeze because of these products. All totally natural, and reasonably priced given that they are chemical free. My hair really knows that this is the case.
A... (read more)
Written on: 16/12/2010
I walk past this salon everyday and finally been pursaded by a friend who offered me a 50% off voucher. I was reccommened to see a senior stylist under the name of Natalia. Not only is she understanding but she managed to style my hair eactly to how i wanted. She had a thorough consultation with me asking questions about my lifestlye etc in which she managed to provide a look for me. I have since then been back for a color by Natalia herself and i must say I have NEVER been so HAPPY in my... (read more)
Written on: 13/12/2010
I recently had a taste of the Michelle Louise experience. Words cannot describe how proffessional the staff are and more importantly my hair. I have curley hair and i've had my fair share of bad cuts from several hairdressers but finally i have found a hairdresser that understands my hair and knows exactly what i want. Since than, i've returned for blowdrys in which makes me feel like a billion dollars. (read more)
Written on: 27/11/2010
I recently had my hair highlighted at Michelle Louise in Bahlam and I have since reccomended it to 3 of my friends to the salon. I love the atmosphere and the freindly-ness from staff. My hairdresser Chelsea was very helpful. She had taught me a simple way of blowdrying at home as we all know blowdrying one's hair can be fairly difficult. I was also mainly looked after by a very helpfull young man, he was a trainee. He had been very welcoming from the very begining to the end of my visit and... (read more)
Written on: 13/11/2010
My hair has never looked so good since visiting Michelle Louse in Balham. The staff are so friendly and helpful, and the stylist listened and offered expert advice. The products that they use are of the highest quality, and I have returned three times since the opening, because I am so thrilled with the results. I would highly recommend them. The special offer is a great asset also. (read more)
Written on: 15/10/2010
The review below is an absolute lie. I am the manager of Michelle Louise, Balham and we have had nobody sitting for hours while we applied various toners. There is absolute no truth in this. We have had no complaints of this nature and it seems obvious that somebody is out to tarnish our good name. Please disregard these outrageous comments. (read more)
Written on: 08/10/2010
I had a very bad experience in Michelle Louise, Balham. I asked for a few "natural" highlights and ended up with the whole top of my hair a bright yellow, brassy mess. I was in tears when I got home, and even my husband said it was awful. He doesn't even usually notice that I've been to the hairdressers! I ended up in the salon for hours as they applied various toners. They did suggest that I came back the next day for another toner, but by then I had lost all trust in them and went to... (read more)
Written on: 06/10/2010
Best salon in Balham, full stop. Salon looks amazing, staff are highly skilled, professional and friendly. Can highly recommend. They do loads of offers on their website and it works out great value for money considering the skill level of staff. (read more)
Written on: 04/10/2010
MICHELLE LOUISE HAIR SALONS - BALHAM.
I can wholeheartedly recommend Michelle Louise and ALL her talented staff at both her salons. I have been a customer for over 4 years and always had excellent, expert and caring service. Everyone strives for perfection but every business can unintentionally make the occasional error. On the one occasion I experienced a glitch in a treatment, Michelle and her staff bent over backwards to correct it and I had no problem returning confident in Michelle's... (read more)
Written on: 20/08/2010 by Blonde09 (1 review written)
This review is about Michelle Louise branch in Balham. I am a passionate blonde and love my platinum blonde colour. I have this greyish-blonde for over two years now and have been too many hairdressers before but I have never experienced anything so unprofessional like I did with Michelle Louise in Balham. When I booked my appointment I said that I wanted to get my roots done and that I need an additional toner afterward to get the greyish colour of my hair. When I had my appointment one... (read more)
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