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When we opened Darren Michael Hairdressing in Oldham in April 2005 our aim was to create a salon at the forefront of the latest hairdressing techniques & trends, where clients could relax and de-stress knowing their hair was in safe hands.

We quickly established ourselves as the best hair salon in Greater Manchester, offering a wonderful range of hair services including hair cutting & styling, hair colouring, colour correction, men's hair styling and bridal hair.

Clients are greeted with a warm welcome and often comment on our exceptional customer service.  They love that we offer an iron-clad guarantee which means we will not stop until we have created a hairstyle you adore!  We also believe it is important you can keep your hair looking sensational long after you have left our salon, so we offer home haircare tips so you can feel good every day for life!

To start your hair journey with the top hairdressers in Oldham, please call 01706 880 900 to book in for a consultation so we can create the perfect hairstyle for you.



  • Ladies Hair Cuts & Styling
  • Mens Hair Cuts & Styling
  • Hair Colour
  • Children's Hair Cuts & Styling
  • Wedding & Bridal Hair
  • Hair Colour Correction
  • Brazilian Blowouts
  • Hair Color
  • Hair Color Correction
  • Keratin Smoothing
  • Perming
  • Balayage
  • Up do’s
  • Barber
  • Ombre
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    Darren Michael Hairdressing, Oldham Website Reviews

    118 reviews with an average rating of 4.95
    A lovely salon with lovely staff. Always a pleasant experience.
    ida Estela Pitman
    Amazing Amanda understands my hair and she knows what I want before I do. I had a drastic transformation to my hair since visiting the salon for the first time and so far I am extremely happy with the results. There is a lovely relaxed atmosphere and you always feel well look after . Highly recommended
    Robert Cragg
    Never less than great service from the team at Darren Michael. Always friendly and professional.
    Jennifer Reilly
    Amanda is a real credit to the team, she literally saved me shaving my hair off as another hairdresser had made an absolute mess of my natural long curly hair. Amanda reassured me and although the damage was done and I had to have my long hair cut short Amanda actually styled it stunning and into a style I can replicate myself. Thank you for saving my hair Amanda
    Zakirah Nadim
    I have been coming to this salon for a while and have never been disappointed with the outcome of my hair or the customer service. All the staff are welcoming and friendly. I currently had Amanda did a cut & blow for my hair and she was lovely! She gave me so many hair care tips that suited to my hair that I will definitely be using. Cannot stress how amazing this salon is. Very highly recommended.
    Jen did a lovely job of my cut and blow. She was so professional, made me feel really comfortable and took her time. I will be back again to see her soon! Thankyou Jen
    Joanne Burns
    Darren thank you so much for my fab short blond cut and colour. Thank you to the rest of the staff for being so helpful and professional.
    Mrs Barbara Holden
    Thank you for my appointment. Very pleased wth my new hair style and for the attention received.
    Kaye Dixon
    I am very happy with my 1st appointment. Amanda was friendly and listened to my request. Love my colour and trim. Jen was lovely too. Thankyou for fitting me in last minute as a new client!
    Pam Pickering
    Caroline shampooed, cut and styled my hair perfectly. She couldn’t have been more helpful, offering advice and a product to use at home to keep it looking good too.
    Becky Whitaker
    Darren absolutely kills it every time, he was brilliant when it came to every aspect of my visit - from the initial consultation before he started and his recommendations for colour/toner and the cut as well. I’m in love with my new hair and I’ve had so many compliments already, thank you so much!
    Amanda did a lovely job with my hair, I love it!
    Had a bad experience with previous hairdresser. My hair was left in really bad condition. TLC from the lovely staff at Darren Michaels have restored the colour condition and shine. Highly recommended
    Pam Pickering
    Yesterday lovely Amanda came to the rescue after I’d had a disastrous haircut somewhere else. She fitted me in and made a beautiful job of it.. putting me at ease straight away even though (to me) it seemed impossible to do anything to make it right. This was my first visit to Darren Michael and I came out completely delighted.
    Alison Kennedy
    Had my hair coloured today . Amanda gave me excellent advice and did a wonderful job as always. I am delighted with the results. Thanks also for the cups of tea !
    Alison Foy
    I love this salon!!! I’ve been going to Darren Michael for years. I disappeared for a while after lockdown as I found someone who’d come to my home (even during lockdown - tut, tut!), but my “bargain” hairdresser destroyed my hair! She bleached it to death! I was desperate to fix my hair which had transformed into candy floss, so I decided to go back to Darren Michael. Caroline has helped me to reconstruct my hair, bring it back into good condition, give me a colour which suits my skin colour and a cut to make the best of my natural curls. I now love my hair! After 46 years of hating my (extremely) curly hair, fighting my curls and burning it with straighteners, Caroline has helped me to appreciate the natural beauty of my hair by giving me a style which suits me and my lifestyle. I wanted an easy style which I wouldn’t have to spend too much time doing at home and a colour which would cover my grey. Caroline took the time to listen to me, taking into account what I wanted but then also advised me on what I could do with my hair (because it had been bleached), how to bring it back into good condition and how to style it at home. It has taken time to sort out my hair but every time I’ve been to the salon my hair has felt better and better until I am now finally happy with the condition it’s in. I also want to reference the excellent service you receive at the salon. Everyone goes out of their way to be friendly and polite and make you feel welcome. The atmosphere is lovely and the refreshments are a nice touch. I highly recommend this friendly, professional salon which offers quality services and extremely well trained staff. I look forward to going - it’s my treat and I always leave happy.
    Tracy Earnshaw
    Great salon with professional staff who always go above and beyond. Very relaxed atmosphere and always a friendly smile from Darren and the girls. Caroline always takes the time to listen and offer advice about the cut/colour and the end result is always fantastic. If your looking for a professional salon with skilled and knowledgeable staff Darren Michael Hairdressing is the place to go.
    Nichola dennis
    Have been looked after by Caroline for a long time and love the way she cuts my hair and a lovely person too x great staff and atmosphere at Darren Michael Would recommend to my friends and family
    From the moment you enter the salon you are greeted by friendly people. Darren made me feel relaxed and listened to what I wanted done, he was very attentive and made sure that I was comfortable throughout. Once he got those magic scissors and his fantastic skills going my hair was soon transformed into a manageable but stylish look just as I had requested. Thank you so much for patience and care.
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