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Ladies & Gents Hairdressing in Ipswich

Francesco Hair Salon has been based in St Matthews Street for over 22 years. It was founded by our Salon Director Franco De Lellis, who has been in the hairdressing business for over 40 years in Ipswich, opening his first salon ‘Franco’s’ in Upper Orwell Street, Ipswich back in 1981.

After running his first salon very successfully for almost 20 years, Franco sold the salon to move back home to southern Italy with his family. Here, he opened his second salon ‘The Cutting Gallery’ in his hometown within the Campania region. Franco & his family lived in Italy for several years before eventually coming back to Ipswich, which is when Francesco Hair Salon was born!

The salon has grown over the last 20+ years to one of the best known family barbers & hairdressers in Ipswich and now all three of Franco’s sons – Giovanni, Ciro & Fabio – have followed him into the trade, all working at the very highest level in the industry. They are regularly invited to attend and demonstrate at the some of biggest barbering events in the UK such as Salon International (London Excel) & Barber UK (Birmingham NEC). Giovanni now also works with the Great British Barbering Academy as an educator delivering training & demonstrating around the UK.

We are best known in Ipswich for our exclusive barbering, male grooming and exceptional ladies hairdressing.  We are absolutely committed to giving a professional, high quality service to every client at all times.

The salon is registered with the National Hairdressers Federation (NHF) and our stylists are State Registered Hairdressers/Barbers with The Hair Council. Franco has also been awarded the Master Craftsman Diploma in hairdressing by the Hair Council.

For men 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! We are extremely proud to have been the first salon in Ipswich to be Accredited by the British Barbers Association.

For ladies we offer a complete hairdressing service, where you will be looked after by one of our very experienced stylists in our luxury town centre salon. We are passionate about your hair – we offer the full range of cutting, colouring, perming and finishing services that you would expect from a leading salon. Our stylists have a wealth of experience in the hair industry with a combined 155+ years experience! 

For over 12 years, Giovanni has also been able to offer a specialist trichology service for clients with hair loss or scalp problems, as he is the only qualified trichologist in Suffolk. Giovanni has now moved his clinic – Ipswich Trichology – next door to the salon. For full information visit the clinic website at www.ipswichtrichology.co.uk

We offer a men’s walk-in service, while we recommend that ladies book an appointment by calling 01473 400034, but it is not always necessary.

We stock many of the leading hair products such as Affinage, ghd, American Crew, Proraso, Pino Silvestre, Alfaparf Semi Di Lino, Linetti, Goldwell, Phillip Kingsley, Nioxin & Moroccanoil.

You can keep up to date with all current news & events in the salon by checking out our Facebook and Twitter!

We look forward to seeing you soon…..you bring the hair, we have the style!

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