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a little bit about us



Paul Atherton has spent over forty-five years in hairdressing. After working at Manchester's leading salons he now heads a loyal, committed team of stylists in his own friendly salon.

Over the years Paul has also worked for stage and TV production on several hairdressing and make-over shows. He has an impressive list of celebrity clients, including the famous opera singer Russell Watson. Paul appeared in an episode of Extreme Dreams with Ben Fogle - he jokes he is probably the first hairdresser to do a high-altitude shave on Ben! (Scroll down for photos and Paul's article).



The ground floor is the central point for cutting and finishing. We have our barber shop on our lower floor, catering for men's and kid's cuts. There are lollipops for every visit - even one for Dad if he's good! On our top floor, we have three Wella colour technicians. We are a key account Wella salon and offer the latest colour techniques.



Maria Atherton, a.k.a. 'Mrs Paul Michaels', has supported Paul throughout his hairdressing career. Maria has 20 years of industry experience, specialising in cuts for male clientèle of all ages. Maria prides herself on keeping up with men’s fashion.

Rebecca and Hayley

Paul and Maria's two talented daughters were raised into the family business. Like their Mum and Dad, Rebecca and Hayley live and breathe hairdressing. Hayley is currently styling in Australia and Rebecca has come home to work alongside her dad at Paul Michaels.

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