Award Winning Ladies & Gents Hairdressing in Ipswich

Francesco Hair Salon has been based in St Matthews Street for over 25 years. We are an award winning Italian family-run salon founded by our salon director Franco De Lellis, who has been in the hairdressing business for well over 40 years in Ipswich, opening his first salon ‘Franco’s’ in Upper Orwell Street back in 1981.

After running his first salon successfully for almost 20 years, Franco sold the business to move back home to southern Italy with his family. They lived there for many years 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 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, Hair & Barber UK, HJ Live Dublin & the Scottish Hair Show in Glasgow with iconic brands such as GBBA & Takara Belmont. 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:

  • 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. A very proud moment!
  • Britains Best 2019 – Fabio & Giovanni were both selected as national finalists in the Britains Best 2019′ NHF Competition. Fabio was shortlisted as ‘Barber of the Year’ & Giovanni for the ‘Men’s Cut & Finish’ category 
  • Best Team Finalist – Our fantastic team have been named as Finalists in the Best Team category of the Modern Barber Awards 2020. 

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 National Hairdressers Federation (NHF) and our stylists are State Registered with The Hair Council. Franco, Carlo & Giovanni have 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! Our barbers are all highly experienced and extremely passionate about our 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 compliances.

For ladies we offer a complete hairdressing service, where you will be looked after by one of our very highly trained & 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, colouring, perming and finishing services that you would expect from a leading salon. Our stylists are friendly and passionate and have a wealth of experience in the hair industry with a combined 155+ years experience in hairdressing, education and customer care! 

For over 12 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. Giovanni has now moved his clinic – Ipswich Trichology – next door to the salon. For full information or to book a consultation you can visit the clinic website at www.ipswichtrichology.co.uk

FROM JULY 2020 – Following best practice guidelines we will be switching our walk in service to an appointment system (at least initially). We will still have same day & short notice appointments available. Appointments can be booked by calling 01473 400034.

We stock a range of leading hair brands including Osmo, Goldwell, ghd, American Crew, Proraso, Linetti, Phillip Kingsley, ASP, 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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