michael andrew

Michael Andrew


I have many different qualifications in hairdressing over my 30 year career and as a result I have worked in many high class salons in the UK. However I decided to open my own Hair Studio in the heart of York, not only because this is where I grew up but because I wanted to bring something new, a hair studio with the highest skilled & experienced team with excellent customer service.

Since we opened our doors back in May 1996, we have gone from strength to strength, creating a good reputation with our clients making us York’s leading hair studio.
My team are of the highest standard, and we are continually training and developing our skills so we can continue to deliver the best possible results. Our motto is: There is no second best!

Education: Qualified with over 30 years experience in Hairdressing.

Star Sign: Taurus

Hobbies: Photography,swimming and drinking good whisky. Also likes cooking.

Ally McCloud

I have been hairdressing for years! I thoroughly enjoy working with our team, it’s such a fantastic atmosphere. I love a challenge, so restyling and change a clients complete look is definitely my favourite part of the job! I always look forward to meeting people who are willing to go that extra distance and try something new, and it’s a great feeling when they leave our salon happy with their new style! PASSIONATE ABOUT HAIR.

Education: Qualified with 24 years experience

Star Sign: Aries

Hobbies: Studying psychology, reading and a good bottle of white wine. I also enjoy family time with our 3 children.


Victoria Hartley


I am an experienced top stylist who has worked at the salon for many happy years (since 2001)

I am very creative and love a challenge. I have been lucky enough to experience lots of different training in academys in London, Manchester and Leeds .

I specialise in Nano Keratin hair smoothing treatment which is fantastic and great lengths which are used by all the celebs and provide the best quality of hair. I also do a lot of wedding hair and enjoy travelling to various venues on the day to provide the service.

I aim to be the best hairdresser I can and look forward to meeting you in the salon!

Victoria Hartley

Experience: Trained at m|a hair studio and have various certificates, with over 12 years experience.

Star Sign: Gemini

Hobbies: Spending time with the family & my young daughter. I also enjoy a good bottle of white wine.

Sophie Blackburn


I left School at 16 with a passion for hairdressing. I served my apprenticeship in a large Newcastle salon, where I was taught all the latest techniques in styling & colouring. Later I transferred to a salon in Alnwick, where I was offered the opportunity to study at the Wella Studio.

I really enjoy experimenting with colour, styling long hair, & I have a particular penchant for styling hair for especial occasions specially ” put ups.”

I aim to be the best hairdresser I can be, & look forward to meeting you in the salon!

Sophie Blackburn

Experience: Experienced stylist.

Star Sign: Libra

Hobbies: swimming, music, shopping, make up a good takeaway and a cosmopolitan.

Louis Chapman

Louise Chapman

Beauty Therapy


Louise Chapman is a trained Heaven Skincare therapist and stockist, offering Deborah
Mitchells acclaimed signature Bee Sting Facial and products. Already with a massive celebrity following Heaven is
an organic skincare range that works to control the facial muscles, lifting, firming and tightening. For more details visit www.heavenskincare.com
I offer a full range of professional beauty treatments and complementary therapies
including: facials, massage, lashes & brows, waxing, tanning, reflexology and aromatherapy. For appointments: ring,
text or email Louise, or book online www.eve-rose-beauty.co.uk M: 07879 841416 E: louise@eve-rose-beauty.co.uk

Beauty Therapy:


The Trainee Team

Meet the team of m|a trainees . At m|a studio we choose only the best to train over the coming years.

traineem|a Trainees

Jake Grayson : 2nd year Trainee

Molly MacAuley : 1st year Trainee


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