Michael Hartley has been a client of Senior Head Stylist Karen Jones for the past six years, visiting the salon at Ocean Terminal on a regular basis. Karen, who he describes as ‘Edinburgh’s Carrie Bradshaw’ became part of the Charlie Miller family in 2005 and over the last eleven years has climbed the career ladder to hold the position of Senior Head Stylist. Let us introduce you.
Meet Michael Hartley and stylist Karen Jones
Michael says ‘I discovered Charlie Miller after cutting my own hair for about 8 years. Skinhead, Mohican, you name it….but when I was assigned my first client meeting, my boss gently suggested I get a “proper” haircut. It was valuable advice as over the years my job in clinical research has led me to attend face to face meetings with leading doctors in various medical fields, along with representatives of some of the big pharmaceutical companies. My hair is my armour, so it needs to look sharp. Away from work, I like to run and keep fit, so my hair needs to withstand getting messy and be easy to maintain.
Karen is the reason I keep coming back to Charlie Miller. You can train people to be professional but to be naturally friendly and make others feel at ease is a great gift which Karen has in abundance. We’ve become friends, she even came to my wedding reception.’
Karen says ‘
Michael and I hit it off straight away, he has a wicked sense of humour. Michael loves his hair and wants it to look good. He jokes that I’m the decision maker in all his hair-related decisions so I was a bit surprised when he asked me to shave his hair for ‘brave the shave’. Having lost his dad to cancer he wanted to do his bit for charity and in doing so raised over £500 for Macmillan. To me that sums up the kind of person he is… kind, caring and selfless.
I always look forward to his visits, there’s always a lot of laughter.’
Charlie Miller Hairdressing has five luxury salons across Edinburgh. Find us at Frederick Street, South St Andrew Street, Holy Corner, Ocean Terminal and Stafford Street. It’s easy to book online using our app and you can view our price list here. We hope to welcome you to Charlie Miller soon.