Why Michelle Marshall Salon in Rhiwbina just keep on winning


Exciting things are taking place down on Beulah Road.

In a short space of time, Michelle Marshall Salon has not only firmly established themselves within the village, but they’ve scooped a host of national awards and accolades.

After picking up an award at the 2016 Welsh Hair and Beauty Awards, the Rhiwbina-based salon has recently been shortlisted for the Cardiff Lifestyle Awards, a prestigious event (produced by Made in Cardiff TV) which will be held on 9th November at Portland House in Cardiff. The salon is among the finalists for the Best Cardiff Hair and Beauty Salon.

Salon director Michelle Marshall said:

“We’ve also been shortlisted in the National Hairdresser’s Federation ‘Welsh Awards’, which will be held on 6th November. We’re up for Salon Team of the Year, which makes us very proud as earlier this year we were recognised for our team service when we won the Welsh Hair and Beauty Award for Best Team Service.

“We’ve had such a busy year. Back in July, we styled all 30 contestants of the Miss Universe Great Britain competition which was held at Newport Waterfront. We will also be working on Cardiff Fashion Week in October, as we have in previous years.”

Michelle will head up the styling team for 30 models at Cardiff Fashion Week, a much anticipated event being held at the iconic Cardiff Masonic Lodge in Churchill Way. The event will showcase runway shows from new and emerging designers from all over Wales, along with students from the University of South Wales and other colleges. High street labels and local boutiques will be featured and styled by fashion stylist Wenda James Rowe.

But it’s not all about awards and runways. Providing the Michelle Marshall experience to the Cardiff public is at the beating heart of the salon.


“Although we are firmly established in Rhiwbina village, we have guests who travel from all over to come here. As well as guests from Cardiff, we have guests who travel from as far afield as West Wales and London. We believe that the service we provide is the reason why people keep coming back – we take more time and care to provide them with our unique experience.”

Playing a key role within the community also endears the team to Rhiwbina residents:

“We are sponsoring Rhiwbina Ladies Football Club for two seasons. This is a local team who recently won the South Wales Women’s and Girls’ League Cup, beating a team that were unbeaten in League 1 to achieve it!”

But it’s in the salon itself where Michelle Marshall’s team win:

“We offer a range of specialist services here at the salon including Balayage. This is hair painting without foils to place contour and add light in a natural looking way to hair. It’s a unique technique with French origins (balayage is the French word ‘to sweep’) and transforms hair by actively painting with colour like an artist would paint a canvas. This creates light and shadows to enhance the natural characteristics of your hair.”


Michelle believes the salon’s success is in part due to them always seeking to offer something different:

“I want the salon to be innovative and to push boundaries. Training in New York really inspired my passion for cutting edge approaches and techniques.” Michelle has been a Redken certified hair colorist for the past 12 years and believes that education and training is the key to keeping the team at the forefront of hairdressing. Most recently being awarded the 1st Colour specialist in Cardiff from the Good Salon Guide, has cemented what we do and how we do it.

“We are now offering Great Lengths Hair Extensions and Kerastraight, a smoothing treatment that lasts for three months and eliminates frizz, bulk and defines curls. We will soon be launching the revolutionary pH bonder which protects, bonds and balances the pH level of the hair, while preserving the hair fibre and integrity during colouring.”

The salon continues to build a following across social media and can be followed on Instagram @michellemarshallsalon and their Facebook page.

To experience their award winning team, call the salon today to book in for your FREE consultation.

A: 12 Beulah Rd, Cardiff CF14 6LX
T: 029 2061 1566
W: www.michellemarshallsalon.co.uk