You bring the hair, we have the style…. Award-Winning Salon in Ipswich

Francesco Hair Salon has been based in St. Matthews Street, Ipswich for over 30 years. We are an award-winning, Italian family-run salon team established by Franco (Francesco), who has been in the hairdressing industry for well over 45 years in Ipswich.

After over 20 years at the helm, Franco sold his first salon to move back to southern Italy with his family. The family enjoyed many happy years living the Italian life and running their local salon in Franco’s hometown before eventually moving back to Ipswich, which is when Francesco Hair Salon was born…

The salon has grown over the years to one of the best known family-friendly barbers & hairdressers in Ipswich. All three of Franco’s sons – Giovanni, Ciro & Fabio – have proudly followed their father into the hair trade, all working at the very highest level in the industry. As such, they are regularly invited to attend and demonstrate on stage at some of the biggest hair shows in the UK such as Salon International, Barberfest, Hair & Barber UK, HJ Live Dublin & the Scottish Hair Show in Glasgow with iconic brands such as GBBA, Takara Belmont & Modern Barber Magazine. Giovanni also works with the Great British Barbering Academy as an educator delivering training & demonstrating barbering around the UK.

Some of our recent accolades include:

  • Salon Business Awards 2024 – Our barbering team are honoured to have been chosen as Finalists Barber Specialist & Ultimate Salon categories.
  • Salon Business Awards 2023– We are honoured to have been selected as Finalists in the ‘Best Local Salon’ and ‘Ultimate Salon’ categories.
  • Salon Awards 2022- We are honoured to have been shortlisted for ‘Best Salon’ & ‘Best Customer Experience’.
  • ThreeBestRated – Rated as one of the ‘Top Hairdressers’ in Ipswich in both 2023 & 2024.
  • Suffolk Business of The Year – Francesco Hair Salon was awarded the prestigious honour of being named ‘Business of the Year’ at the Suffolk BME Business Awards held at the University of Suffolk in October 2019.
  • Modern Barber Awards – Our fantastic team have been named as Best Team Finalists three years running in the national Modern Barber Awards – 2020, 2021 & 2022
  • Britain’s Best 2019 –  National finalists in the Britain’s Best 2019′ NHBF competition in the ‘Barber of the Year’‘Men’s Cut & Finish’ categories.

Our talented team of hairdressers & barbers are committed to giving a professional, high quality service to every client at all times. The salon is registered with the NHBF and our a lot of our stylists are State Registered with The Hair Council. Some of our senior stylists have also been awarded the Master Craftsman Diploma in hairdressing by the Hair Council.

BARBERING – we offer a full barber service, including traditional scissor cutting, precision clipper cutting, fashion styling, wet shaves, flat tops and (unfortunately!) all of your typical barber shop banter! Our barbers are all highly experienced and extremely passionate about their work & trade and are very proud to have been the first salon in Ipswich to be Accredited by the British Barbers Association for demonstrating our professionalism and high standards of practice.

HAIRDRESSING – we offer a complete hairdressing service, where you will be looked after by one of our wonderfully experienced stylists in our luxury town centre salon. We are passionate about your hair and dedicated to delivering the best service possible. We offer the full range of cutting, styling, technical and finishing services that you would expect from a leading salon. Our talented stylists are passionate about your hair and have a wealth of experience in the hair industry with a combined 185+ years experience in hairdressing, education and customer care! 

For over 17 years, Giovanni has also been able to offer a unique & specialist trichology service for clients with hair loss or scalp problems, as he is the only trichologist in Suffolk. Ipswich Trichology is based next door to the salon. For full information or to book a trichology consultation you can visit www.ipswichtrichology.co.uk

We stock a range of leading hair brands including Forza Hair, ghd, Goldwell, Osmo, Proraso, Linetti, Phillip Kingsley, ASP, Nioxin & Moroccanoil.

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We look forward to welcoming you to our salon….. you bring the hair, we have the style!

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