Michael

Designer 3 Gayton Crossing
Education

Advanced Razor Cutting w/ Bit
Balayage w/ Jimmy Girgenti
Full Spectrum Deep Color Fusion w/ Jimmy Girgenti
LearnAveda w/ Hauns Korpela
Technical Textures w/ Hauns Korpela

After receiving my Bachelors degree in 2005, I spent several years in restaurant management.  I decided to get back to my creative roots by attending cosmetology school. In 2012,  I graduated and launched my new career in Mango's Fresh Talent Program. Today, as a Designer, working with color and wearing color are two of my favorite things. I've completed numerous Aveda color courses over the years, including a Master Color Series.


BIT ABOUT ME   In my free time, I love to read and collect vintage comic books from the 60's. I always enjoy a good laugh with my coworkers and guests!

Fiona

March 03,2018
Tried new products, made me feel special

James

February 28,2018
Great personality, great work, and great conversation.

Ron

February 23,2018
Quick pleasant and professional

Debbie

February 23,2018
I went with a new style. Michael was great at helping me choose a style that would work with my hair type. As always, he did an awesome job and I am very pleased!

Lisa

February 17,2018
EVERYthing! The service, the shampoo and hand massage and of course the cut and style.

Jakie

February 09,2018
Michael is awesome.

Catherine

February 08,2018
Everything from the shampoo, cut ...........love my time there!.

Mary

February 02,2018
Love text/email reminders. Michael does such a good job. Cut is always perfect. Such time and diligence in layers. I love his use of products but never pushes products.

Ron

January 30,2018
He listened well the cut was great. The person who checked me in was quick and accurate and pleasant!

Terri

January 29,2018
Michael is the best stylist I’ve ever worked with!

Catherine

November 28,2017
Michael is amazing from the personality to the quality of work. I get so many compliments. He makes you feel and look beautiful. Hope the tip thing got straightened out....I said 25% not $25....when I realized, came back to the salon to make right but he had left.

Lindsay

November 19,2017
Everything was fantastic! Thank you!

Heather

November 15,2017
Everything! Michael gives the best head massages during hair washing

Ann Marie

November 15,2017
Color is smooth and has some dimension. Personal service is always appreciated. Michael is a bit of a perfectionist, checking, tweaking, and snipping until everything is as intended. I always feel more confident after a trip to Mango. Thank you.

Christine

November 15,2017
Everything- Michael is awesome!

Jamie

November 09,2017
Michael is so amazing! I felt so bad we had to book today to add some more color but he couldn't have been more nice about it. I love the way it turned out and can't wait for my next appointment!

Jamie

November 07,2017
Michael was so nice and did a fantastic job

Vanessa

October 27,2017
Michael is amazing! Love the haircut and will be back!

Terri

October 26,2017
Michael is so charming and talented. He gives me the best haircuts I've had . . . and I've had many!

Jenn

October 21,2017
Takes the time to speak with me to make sure we are on the same page before he does anything

Heather

October 21,2017
Awesome!

Stacie

October 07,2017
Love Michael...that sums it up!

Anne

October 04,2017
First time I used on line request for appointment. Worked great

Ellen

September 30,2017
He's amazing as a stylist and a person.

Marian

September 29,2017
Giving a tour of the salon

Heather

September 29,2017
Great all around!

Kelly

September 23,2017
Michael B is always amazing, and everyone at the salon is always so welcoming, professional, and kind.

Beebe

September 22,2017
Michael is delightful. Excellent stylist while being very professional and personal.

Margie

September 11,2017
Michael is always smiling and fun to sit and chat with. The receptionists as well make the visit a very nice experience.

Terri

September 08,2017
Michael Bay is the best stylist I've ever experienced!

Jakie

September 06,2017
Michael always makes my day!

Cheryl

September 02,2017
Everything was awesome as usual.

Emily

August 30,2017
He was friendly and gave a great cut. The head and hand rubs were AMAZING. He took his time and made me feel pampered!

Stacie

August 27,2017
Fabulous as always and enjoyable as he works!

Ellen

August 20,2017
Michael listens incredibly well and asks great questions to find out things he needs to know that I wouldn't think to tell him. The information flowed both ways, as I was instructed on specific blowdrying techniques and product to get the volume and swing I needed. He has mad skills with styling and color...he even matched highlights I showed him in a picture of myself from 17 years ago! And Michael is such a warm, happy, kind person, so it's truly a pleasure being in his company. In fact, I found everyone there to be extremely friendly and helpful, from the folks on the phone and behind the counter to the woman who shampooed me to the gentleman who offered to retrieve my phone charger when I forgot to take it with me. Great experience!

Beebe

August 19,2017
Always pleased with the personal attention and courteous service.

Dru

August 19,2017
I really like the color!

Chris

August 16,2017
Nice, clean shop. People were friendly and I loved (1) the warm hair towel after conditioning; and (2) that Michael had a sharp razor to begin with, and actually changed it halfway through my cut (because there's nothing worse than that getting-your-hair-ripped-out-by-the-roots feeling of a dull razor).

Jenn

August 16,2017
He really listens to me with regard to what I would like but at the same time is great at offering suggestions.

Sonja

August 14,2017
Eccellent

Sue

August 09,2017
Michael is amazing! He is funny, engaging and is a master stylist!! I love my new look!

Heather

August 09,2017
Check out was very smooth. Nice service.

Cathy

August 05,2017
Everything! Very enjoyable experience. Looking forward to my return in 4 weeks.

Sarah

August 04,2017
My original stylist had a last minute conflict and mango called asap to re book me - gave me multiple options same day. My haircut with Michael was excellent and at time to re book they never made me feel awkward as to who I would re book with. I appreciate everyone making it easy for me to see the stylist I want. (I did re book with Michael as he did an excellent job!)

Jill

August 02,2017
Excellent customer service

Beebe

July 21,2017
First visit with Michael. He was very friendly, courteous and professional. He offered helpful tips to use at home for maintaining the style of my hair. He listened very attentively to my concerns and offered suggestions for improvement.

Mary

July 19,2017
Good consult-- great cut- always wants to make sure it will hold its look long term.

Stacie

July 15,2017
Michael is always amazing and fun to talk to as well!

Terri

July 14,2017
I just couldn't be happier with my cut from Michael. He is charming, welcoming, and an expert stylist. This is my third visit and I plan to continue making appointments with Michael at Mango.

Jill

July 14,2017
Michael is an amazing stylist, and I'm always very happy with the results! When I come in for my appointment, I'm usually stressed out from the day; but after Michael's shampooing, head, neck, and hand massages, it's like I had an hour full body massage! He's also so friendly and fun to talk to. It was just an all around great experience. Thank you, Michael!

Stacey

July 12,2017
Great cut! Gave me some good tips for styling at home.

Dru

July 10,2017
The service is very good , atmosphere is very friendly and the products used are very good.

Jeanette

July 09,2017
I love chatting with Micheal; he makes me look like a million bucks and feel like two million.

Jenn

July 07,2017
Very personable and professional

Christie

July 01,2017
He's wonderful!

Delilah

June 29,2017
Michael is a master with color! He never fails to make me feel 10 years younger when I am finished in his chair. Michael and the ladies that work the front desk are so friendly.

Anne

June 28,2017
MIchael is always great. And the cut/color look great. I also liked the young woman who helped with part of the process - sorry I didn't catch her name.

Jill

June 28,2017
Customer service was top notch. The best I've experienced.

Betty

June 16,2017
I liked the tour of the salon and the very individual attention Michael gave me. The color he chose was perfect

Debbie

June 14,2017
Michael is and excellent stylist! He listens to me, is patient when I'm indecisive and makes great suggestions regarding my hairstyle.

Chelsea

June 14,2017
Michael always does an awesome job with waxing. I trust him completely and won't go anywhere else!

Aylin

June 07,2017
Michael did an awesome job, I'm super happy with the result.

Fiona

June 05,2017
I managed to add an appointment for my 6yo daughter, who has told everyone that she had Michael do her hair, and that it was awesome! Praise indeed!!

Stacie

June 03,2017
Michael is just simply the BEST!

Terri

June 02,2017
Michael gave me the best haircut of my life. He is an artist and I am so very happy with my summer hair! THANK YOU MIchael.!

Dru

May 24,2017
Excellent cut and color ! Atmosphere was very friendly and the staff was very attentive to the customers comfort! Thanks.

Barbara

May 17,2017
Good experience start to finish.

Delilah

May 11,2017
Michael is a master at color. I feel 10 years younger when he's finished with my hair!

Beth

May 10,2017
Love my color. Michael is terrific

Vicki

May 02,2017
The whole experience is always positive. Everyone is so friendly, efficient, knowledgeable and caring.

Tracy

April 29,2017
Every time I see Michael he always greets me with a huge hug and smile! The ladies up front and Michael always offer a beverage. The atmosphere of Mango keeps me returning along with Michael Bay's AMAZING skills! I leave Mango every time feeling like a pretty flower instead of the hot mess that walked in! I never feel rushed nor I feel like my balayage is ever rushed. Love, Love, Love it here!

Terri

April 28,2017
I am a new customer and Michael was so kind and made me feel so welcome. He looked at a photo I brought and was very positive about my input. Love the cut and consideration of my hair type!

Suzanne H.

April 27,2017
Michael was great. I love the color of my hair when he was finished. He's very talented.

Susan

April 21,2017
Michael listens to me, then applies his knowledge and expertise to come up with the best solution to make my hair be all that it can be! I love Michael!

Susan

April 14,2017
Love Michael!!!

Ashley

April 04,2017
Loved getting a quick tour of the facility, made it easier to feel more comfortable moving around once the appointment began. Great customer service, made me feel very welcomed on my first visit to the salon. Michael is great all around - he was easy and enjoyable to talk and connect with, but also provided explanations of what he was doing with my hair and why. Being someone who doesn't have a lot of experience with higher end hair cuts, this was much appreciated. I just might have been won over to getting a haircut more than once a year. :)

Stacie

March 25,2017
Michael is an expert color and hairstylist! He knows color well and knows how to do highlights to make them look natural until my next appt. he is so enjoyable to talk with during my appointment too!

Debbie

March 22,2017
Everything from the time I walked in the front door!! The receptionists were professional, friendly, and efficient. As usual, Michael did a fantastic job on all aspects of my appointment; from the shampoo and hand massage to the cut and blow drying - he made me feel pampered. I trust him and truly value his opinion when it comes to my hair cuts.

Chelsea

March 22,2017
Pleasant, friendly service!

Douglas

March 16,2017
Michael Bay is a terrific stylist. A real professional!!

Mary

March 02,2017
Michael is wonderful. My cut looked great even while growing out. He is always chatty and helpful and I have enjoyed getting to know him and coming to my appointments at Mango @ Gaskins

Jakie

March 02,2017
Michael is a rock star with my hair. Plus, bonus = he is fun to spend time with!

Jenn

February 10,2017
EVeryone is always very personable and Michael really listens and does not treat my appointments with a cookie cutter approach. He is patient and gives honest feedback as to what is best for me

Beth

December 07,2016
Great service! Always friendly staff . Very accommodating. LOVE my visits to Mango!

Jakie

December 02,2016
Friendly

Debbie

November 18,2016
The receptionist was very welcoming and kind. I always enjoy my time with Michael. Not only is he an awesome stylist, he truly makes me feel pampered with shampoo and hand massages! He's also fun to talk to!

Chelsea

November 18,2016
The receptionist was pleasant and courteous. Michael always provides exceptional friendly service!

Jessica

November 14,2016
Michael is always so pleasant and though very busy, never allows that to effect his work

Mary Lynne

November 09,2016
Amenities and comfort

Beth

November 02,2016
As always, Michael did a FANTASTIC job! Never disappoints!

Douglas

October 27,2016
Michael Bay is a terrific stylist!

Jakie

October 13,2016
Water or a drink offered is always nice, massage is awesome. Michael is the best, like spending the morning with a good friend. He gives the best massages, too.

Jenn

October 13,2016
I just moved to Richmond, and finding a new hair stylist can be stressful. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Michael was great to work with, and I have already booked another appointment with him. He was very patient and thorough during the consultation and appointment.

Chelsea

October 10,2016
From cut to blow dry - - everything was perfect!

Anne

October 07,2016
I was ten minutes late - and everyone was very nice about it. And Michael B. was of course his usual fabulous self!

Meredith

October 05,2016
From the phone call to schedule an appointment, to the friendly and prompt greeting at the door, to my experience with the AMAZING artist Michael, everything was absolutely perfect! The staff exceeded my expectations in every possible way, I felt pampered and well cared for, and will certainly be recommending Mango to all!

Denyse

September 30,2016
Color and cut. Jean made the appointment and scheduled Michael Bay to do my hair. He was very pleasant, upbeat, and did a wonderful job. I will reschedule for him to do my hair in the future. Everyone was made me and my husband feel right at home.

Heather

September 29,2016
SO GLAD TO HAVE MICHAEL BAY BACK!!

Catherine

September 28,2016
The whole experience was great.

Douglas

August 20,2016
Always a great cut by Michael Bay!

Heather

August 03,2016
Michael Bay represents Mango's professionalism very well!

Debbie

June 17,2016
I brought my daughter in for an appointment and asked Michael when we arrived if he would have time to do a quick bang trim for me. He took the time out of his schedule and did exactly what I asked. He always gives stellar customer service!!!

Chelsea

June 17,2016
Michael did an awesome job as usual! I always look forward to my appointments with him.

Beth

June 16,2016
Michael is the best! Always gets you out of there looking and feeling your best! :)

Lindsey

June 03,2016
Michael B. is such a pleasure to be around. He has a wonderful, upbeat personality, and gives an amazing hair cut!

Lisa

June 01,2016
I love Michael!

Sharon

June 01,2016
Loved Michael!

Douglas

May 27,2016
Always a first rate experience at Mango. Michael Bay is an outstanding stylist.

Chelsea

May 24,2016
Michael is a great stylist. I came in not sure how I wanted my hair cut and he gave me a style I loved!!

Debbie

May 20,2016
From the advance booking to the haircut, it was a great experience! In the past, I always saw Alia Trudgeon (and was very sad to see her leave); but Michael is an awesome stylist with a super personality! He did a great cut and is definitely my choice for all future cuts!

Lauri

May 18,2016
Michael is wonderful...

Catherine

May 12,2016
Michael is a treasure -- great cut, color, head and hand massage all a treat. I walked out of there feeling like a million bucks because I was treated that way. Thanks!!
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