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
Designer
Stylist*

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.

OUR STYLIST OPTIONS

Our primary goal within French Twist Salon is to provide a career path of growth and achievement for team members and to offer several options for our guests to meet their diverse needs when it comes to salon services. Guests may choose the stylist that best compliments their requests; from skill set and education to budget and style.

Please browse our team members and request an appointment based on your personal expectations:

* Creative Director Stylist

  LEVEL FOUR+

The most experienced and elite in their craft. They have the highest demand for their time behind the chair, are well-known for their work, and have reached rigorous goals. 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. There won’t be many haircutting or hair coloring challenges they haven’t faced. They’re exceptional professionals that artistically guide the entire team. These are the most sought-after hairstylists in the salon not only because of their very advanced education level but also because of their well-known reputation in the community.

* Advanced Stylist

  LEVEL THREE

A stylist who has developed their design and coloring skills, working to produce beautiful and artistic outcomes. They 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. These advanced stylists have gone through additional training to earn certifications and are now in the process of mastering all of Wella Professionals and French Twist Salon’s educational classes.

* Designer Stylist

  LEVEL TWO

Stylists that are competent in performing haircutting and hair coloring services, and are working on building more confidence as they perfect their skills. They are developing their artistry in all principle based design haircuts and color techniques, and have completed at least one year as a Talent Stylist. At this stage, Designer Stylists are gaining more experience behind the chair, building a steady clientele and striving to achieve industry benchmarks, all of which are obtained by participating in intense, advanced education.

* Talent Stylist

  LEVEL ONE

Talent Stylists are fresh out of beauty school, in training and working with the Creative Director Stylist to improve their communication skills as well as progressing towards a deeper knowledge of product use. They are not yet self-reliant with complex coloring applications or cutting techniques. If you choose to participate, Talent Stylists are available to offer beautiful and budget friendly services. With every appointment, they consult with the Creative Director Stylist or an Advanced Stylist so they’ll be equipped to successfully execute your services. If you are someone who’s compassionate to grow with your stylist, then a Talent Stylist may be the best fit for you.