Michael opened the first unisex hair salon in Peterborough back in November 1974 and still has the same passion for hairdressing today.
Michael has won numerous competitions over his lustrous career, including winning the British Championship in 1982.
Now, alongside his wife Kris and daughter Amber, share the responsibilities of managing the business today.
Michael has a remarkable clientele. Several of his clients came to his first salon back in 1974 and still come regularly today, some as often as every week!
As well as heading the team of stylists, Michael still enjoys the day to day atmosphere of his salon and motivating his incredible team as well as cutting, styling and chatting to his fabulous clientele!
Co-owner Kris has many accolades to her bow including British Champion for Ladies Cut & Blow Dry in 1982 and 1984, Fashion Hair Extensions finalist in 2006 and L’Oréal Colour Trophy finalist. She currently heads the technical side of the salon alongside Amber and loves creating the photographic work which can be seen all over our salon and in any of our adverts! Kris’ work has also been featured on the front covers of several hair magazines. Kris enjoys all aspects of hairdressing, especially restyling hair!
Polly joined the company in the 1980s was instrumental in the creation of the Michael John Academy, which opened in 1996. Polly is now Course Director of our private courses helping hairdressers advance their skills. In the salon, Polly enjoys an extensive clientele offering a varied range of hairdressing services and loves to mix traditional techniques with current trends. Polly thrives on the day-to-day atmosphere of the salon and has become both a friend and confidant to many of her clients. Polly is also happy to pass on her skills to others and gets a great deal of satisfaction from helping talented young hairdressers.
Jayne started at Michael John straight from college over 35 years ago. Being one of the original starting members of Michael John Jayne has worked in all aspects of the business including training many apprentices over the years. Jayne still works a busy column and has a passion for classic colouring, perming and long hair work.
Priscilla started her career with Michael John straight from school, having competed in national competitions she certainly has a natural talent with hairdressing. She loves creating modern styles and creative colours and has a real flair for modern long hair work.
Having worked her way up the Michael John ladder, Amy is one of our Master Colour Experts as well as having completed many courses and competitions. Amy takes inspiration from the latest trends to create new looks and styles that make people look and feel confident and glamorous inside and out.
After graduating from university, Amber decided her real passion was to follow in her parent’s footsteps and join the family business as a hairdresser. Hitting the ground running, Amber has already developed an extensive background within the industry, having gained her Master Colour Expert diploma, been a part of TIGI’s Inspirational Youth Team and worked for both TIGI and Wella as an educational ambassador. Amber now continues her teaching side with our own training academy running our NVQ apprenticeships and has also taken a keen eye to the managerial side of the business helping now with the day to day running of the business as well as the photographic side.
Since completing her training at Michael John Sophie has found a passion for colouring. She loves learning the latest looks to make sure her clients are on trend. Sophie also loves restyling hair so if you’re after a change then she’s your go to.
Libby first joined our team as a Saturday worker whilst in her last year of school and has found her passion in hairdressing.
Libby loves to colour, whether it is all over colours or highlights she is dedicated in giving your new fresh look.
Looking towards the future Libby would love to continue improving her skills and learning the latest trends to help give her clients the best.
After joining Michael John as an apprentice Holly qualified in 2022. She enjoys colouring including highlights and balayage. Holly also enjoys long hair work including put ups.
Abbi started with Michael John whilst still in her last year of school and has now completed her NVQ level 2.
Her favourite part of hairdressing is styling and hair up work but she also loves a good transformation.
Abbi will soon be completing a Make Up course so she can give her clients a complete make over!
having completed her NVQ level 2, Katie is excited to greet new clients! She loves highlighting and perming and keeping up to date on the latest trends.
Freya has recently completed her NVQ level 2. She enjoys colouring and keeping up to date with all the glam trends!
Having recently qualified with distinction in her NVQ level 2, Katie can’t wait to start meeting new clients.
She enjoys doing all colour work especially highlights and also has a passion for long hair styling including put ups.