Our Salon

French Twist Salon was founded in 2012 by Master Stylist/Colorist Hayley Bateman, whose focus was to build a hidden gem in the heart of the community. Our Newburyport hair salon was originally located on Middle Street, but has since been relocated to Water Street in downtown Newburyport, Massachusetts. French Twist is a carefully curated salon with modern French-inspired design, high ceilings, marble countertops and unique sculptural elements in every corner. It contains five styling stations, a large color bar for customizing each individual’s color formula and floor-to-ceiling windows to maximize the natural light and expose the beauty and culture of Newburyport’s downtown environment.

French Twist Salon is Hayley’s passion; her expansive knowledge of the field and exceptional techniques have resulted in a salon that has some of the most talented stylists in the Boston area. Hayley and Julia have perfected the art of making every client feel beautiful and confident and are masters of their craft, customizing each and every haircut. They are known as “The Queens of the Curl” and their blowouts are the most sought after must-have treatments. If you are looking for a hair salon near me French Twist Salon is the right choice for you.

The name French Twist Salon offers a nod to the history of couture hair, specifically the legendary French twist hairstyle trend that became popular decades ago. More importantly, it signifies a new era for salons located in the Greater Boston area and celebrating all types of hairstyles – current, vintage or ones with a “twist.”

Our Team

Hayley Bateman 
Creative Director Stylist*

As owner and creative director stylist, Hayley has been in the industry since 2000 bringing professional experience and education to her clients. Always ahead of the industry trends, she prides herself on continued training in order to ensure the delivery of the most up-to-date techniques.

As a young entrepreneur and Paul Mitchell graduate, Hayley started her own business at 22 and has enjoyed watching it grow and thrive. A full time stylist, Hayley truly appreciates the professional and personal connections she forms with her clients, for whom she will always be happy go the extra mile, stay the extra hour, or fix the last minute hair emergency!

When not working behind the chair, Hayley is educating salons all over New England on the latest trends and techniques with Wella Professionals, or attending bi-annual trainings in LA, NY, or Las Vegas.

A few of Hayley’s favorite things? Her family, her boat in the summer, and skiing in the winter.

Julia Poirier

Julia always wants to help people feel great about themselves and the way they look. She helps educate clients to keep feeling and looking their best while they’re at home.

Julia loves doing color, fantasy colors, lightener, and is always learning new techniques and products.

* Creative Director Stylist


Creative Director Stylists are the elite in their craft and have the largest demand for their time behind the chair. They’ve put in the time, energy, and education necessary to earn their title. They are phenomenal communicators who are going to deliver advanced haircutting and coloring techniques that are custom to each guest. At this point, there won’t be many haircutting or hair coloring challenges they haven’t faced. They’re exceptional professionals who inspire their teammates, and empower their guests to embrace their authenticity!

* Associate Stylist


Associate Stylists have accumulated a great amount of experience behind the chair and are well equipped to offer more advanced solutions for hair color. They’re also proficient in advanced haircutting techniques that are custom to each individual they work with. They are problem solvers and are especially equipped to take on large color changes and color correction challenges.

* Designer Stylist


Designer Stylists are competent in performing haircutting and hair coloring services, and are working on building more confidence as they perfect their skills. At this point it’s all about gaining more and more experience behind the chair, accompanied by more intense advanced education.