New Michael Christopher salon caters to bridal parties


The new Michael Christopher’s  salon in Greenville is catering the needs and desires of bridal parties.

“The bride frequently wants her bridesmaids to have a cohesive look, from their hairstyle to their makeup colors,” says owner Michael Hemphill, who opened his first location in 1975. “It takes a team effort with the right specialty tools. Not only have bridal parties significantly expanded in size, but the number of available services—from hair extensions to nail extensions to contouring to eyelash extensions—has also increased.”

 “In the salon, our stylists have everything they need at their fingertips in case hairstyles change or more services are needed—there’s only so much a stylist can pack in a to-go bag,” he says. “The salon also has plenty of dedicated space—which is not always the case in a home or hotel room. We do all the work and all the cleanup, and the ladies have a spa-like experience.”

The new salon is located in the Montchanin Corporate Center off Route 100, near the intersections with routes 52 and 141. The site is also near many churches and other venues

The brick structure that once housed Columbia Gas and then MBNA, the salon has free parking. In pleasant weather, the bridal parties can relax on the landscaped terrace with sparkling wine, coffee, and other beverages. In less-than-ideal weather, the atrium can be used.

The salon was founded in 1975 by Michael Christopher Hemphill.

For 37 years, the salon and spa occupied space on Pennsylvania Avenue on the edge of Wilmington’s Little Italy. When that building was razed to make way for a new structure, Hemphill in 2017 moved the salon to the current location.

New equipment includes robotic color infusers and pulsed-light hair removal technology. For more information, visit


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