The Alchemist Hair & Beauty

35 Key Street , Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 1BZ

About us

Welcome to The Alchemist Hair & Beauty, our stunning, award-winning luxury salon,
set in the heart of Ipswich, Suffolk.

We are located in Key Street, close to The Marina and a short walk from the town centre. Our salon is easily accessible with six parking spaces available on site and ample car parking close by in Slade Street.

Our team of highly skilled and experienced professionals are truly passionate about their work and will ensure that you enjoy some well-deserved pampering, while you relax in the salon's luxurious surroundings.

At The Alchemist, we offer a full range of services including, cutting & styling, colour, extensions and hair care treatments. Our stylists cater for ladies, men and children.

Our nail technicians are currently offering luxury manicures and pedicures.
The range of beauty services will be extended in the near future.

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Opening hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 09:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:30 - 17:00
Thursday 09:30 - 20:00
Friday 09:30 - 20:00
Saturday 08:30 - 16:00
Sunday Closed

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4.98
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Great experience start to finish

Georgia Cox
18th May 2024
5.0
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First time visiting the salon and had a great experience. Everyone was so friendly and Danielle talked me through the whole process while she did my hair.
Felt very comfortable the whole time.
I left feeling amazing and full of confidence.
Thank you so much! Will definitely be recommending to friends and family x

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Fabulous salon. Fabulous staff

Jenni Watts
11th May 2024
5.0
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Always receive a warm, friendly and heartfelt welcome when coming to the salon. Michelle and Marne really looked after us - recommend always

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Valli .
11th May 2024
5.0
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I had awesome haircut and liked a lot. Thanks Sam 😊.. Highly recommended salon. Staff are very friendly ☺️

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Relaxed, effortless, beautiful!

Sara Cooper
11th May 2024
5.0
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Thank you so much for another beautiful cut today Michelle, you are a genius! I love how effortless you've made styling my hair and I love the chilled, friendly vibes of the salon, it's lovely to come and chat, hang out and get a fab cut at the same time! Xxx

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Highly recommend!

Anonymous
10th May 2024
5.0

Amazing service! Marnie is brilliant and I always leave the salon feeling extremely pleased with my hair! Super friendly and professional makes you feel at home! Would highly recommend!

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What a team! What a place!

Roxanne
9th May 2024
5.0
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The Alchemist Salon is a haven for both parents and kids alike. Michelle, Danielle, Sam, and Marnie are the dream team when it comes to looking great. They effortlessly blend creativity with expertise, ensuring everyone leaves with a smile and a style that suits them perfectly. From trendy cuts to great colours, their attention to detail shines through in every snip. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, making it a joy for both parents and kids to visit. If you're looking for a salon where you or your little ones will feel comfortable and leave looking fabulous, look no further than The Alchemist. Michelle, Danielle, Sam, and Marnie truly work magic with their scissors!

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Turned my daughter into a new girl!!

Lucy Brooks
4th May 2024
5.0
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Honestly couldn’t be happier with my daughter’s haircut. She came out of the salon beaming, beautifully cut and has given her so much confidence! Thank you x

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Love my colour refresh!

Char F
3rd May 2024
5.0
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Sam always hits the mark, I wouldn’t dream of going anywhere else! Thanks again Sam! X

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Wash and blowdry

Anisa Khaliq
26th Apr 2024
5.0
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This was my first time at this salon, having recently moved to Ipswich from Birmingham. I reviewed Google for hairdressers and the Alchemist had really good reviews.

Michelle took really good care of me. She asked me what I wanted done to my hair and really paid attention to what I asked for. She gave me a very bouncy blowdry which looked amazing.

The salon is also very clean and the service was impeccable. Think I found my go to hairdressers in Ipswich!

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Great lengths

Tina Pomeroy
25th Apr 2024
5.0
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Beautiful salon.... and great advice with products.... really looking forward to having my great lengths appointment for thickness

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Love this Salon

Nichola Wilkins
23rd Apr 2024
5.0
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The staff are so talented! The hair products and colours are totally amazing, my hair feels incredible! Just love it!

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Fabulous experience

Hitch Nina
20th Apr 2024
5.0
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Love my hair thanks to Sam! Great service xx

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Sam is amazing!

Alexandra Hall
11th Apr 2024
5.0
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After my hair being badly done a couple years ago I haven’t been happy with my hair until today.

I had a consultation with Sam and decided I was happy enough to trust her with my hair. She is friendly and honest.

I booked in there and then and today she completely transformed my hair and I finally felt like me again! I even got a bit teary eyed when I saw the result.

The salon itself is also lovely. Very chilled vibe, everyone is so friendly and welcoming.

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Best haircut

Aprille
6th Apr 2024
5.0
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Brilliant haircut and fantastic service. I always feel revitalised when I come out.

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First hair cut for a 4 year old

Alice Eves
5th Apr 2024
5.0
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My son was totally at ease with his first hair cut. Sam chatted with him throughout and kept his nerves away :)

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A relaxing 30 minutes

Peter Woods
4th Apr 2024
5.0
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The salon is very friendly and on arrival, coffee and biscuits are offered. The salon is very clean and toilet facilities, if needed are spotless. Both the senior hairdressers are very good and pleasant to talk to, I’m always very pleased with the result and will continue to use them. The parking facilities are excellent. Best hairdresser in town and a very pleasant 30 minutes spent.

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Love my hair appointments

Jerry Elliot
2nd Apr 2024
5.0
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As usual, a lovely experience. I come out of the salon with my hair looking amazing. The time in the salon is bliss as I'm pampered with cups of tea and have a really good catchup with all the staff. Thank you

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New Look

Helen Brown
23rd Mar 2024
5.0
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It takes me a lot of courage to have my hair cut but I’d decided it was dead hair. Sam is such an asset to this salon and talked me through everything. I walked in the salon feeling ‘drab’ and walked out with my new colour and hairstyle feeling amazing!!
Thank You

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Birthday Hair from Marni!

Leah
21st Mar 2024
5.0

I had Marni fill in for my hairdresser Sam on my birthday and she did a fantastic job. We got on so well and I believe she is going to be a fantastic hairdresser, you can tell she really enjoys what she does and is very keen to learn! Thank you for refreshing my black locks and recommending some lovely products (I got the Silke London heatless curl kit in the end - haha!)

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The very BEST!

Rose Roberts
18th Mar 2024
5.0
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As someone who has long, thick, coarse black hair that frankly resembles that of the grudge most of the time, it has been extremely refreshing to finally find a hair stylist who turned my unmanageable hair into a sleek and smooth style that is easy to upkeep at home. I have had so many compliments since my most recent appointment with Sam and I trust her completely! I honestly can say she is the best hair stylist I’ve ever had so thank you so much. She is one talented lady and you will leave the salon feeling confident and cared for!

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Best hairdresser💚

Sarah costello
12th Mar 2024
5.0

Litteraly the best hairdresser in Ipswich💅😍😍 saved my mess🤣🤣 100/10

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Sam<3

Liv
12th Mar 2024
5.0

Sam has being doing my hair for 3 years soon and it is always perfect!! She is the best at what she does and our appointments are always so fun!

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Sam

Suzanne Meare
12th Mar 2024
5.0

I have had the pleasure of Sam looking after me twice now and absolutely delighted with the results. Sam is friendly, professional and has some exciting ideas about my hair colour 😊 going back soon

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Sam is a miracle worker!

Char
12th Mar 2024
5.0

I came to the salon after an impulsive home box dye episode, and Sam was able to fit me in at short notice, and not only sort out the colour, but change the colour to what I actually liked, and ensured the condition didn’t suffer! Thanks again Sam! Xxx

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Kerastraight treatment.

Madison Chinnnery
8th Mar 2024
5.0
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Absolutely amazing service from Marni. Lovely salon and great products, clean and really relaxing atmosphere. Very pleased with the results of the treatment. Thank you!

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Brilliant service

Lucy
4th Mar 2024
5.0

Always so pleased when I leave the Alchemist with my cut and colour. The staff are attentive and you can see their passion and love for the job. Beautiful service with a professional yet attentive and comfortable vibe

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Half a head of highlights by marni

Rosie Brender
4th Mar 2024
4.5
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Marni made me feel so beautiful leaving the salon with stunning hair and a fresh new look. Marni smashed it and I will definitely be returning to her for future appointments. I’m so happy with my hair and after leaving the salon have received multiple compliments.

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Fabulous salon

Jo Baldwin
28th Feb 2024
5.0
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The Alchemist is a beautiful boutique Salon which is absolutely stunning the products used are amazing but what really makes this salon stand out from the rest is Michelle and her team (Sam) they are very professional and knowledgeable and you always feel so welcome and relaxed it is a wonderful experience

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Always excellent

AMB
22nd Feb 2024
5.0
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Always pleased with my short cut by Danielle and always such a lovely experience in the salon. A super friendly team who ensure you leave with a smile on your face and feeling like ‘a million dollars’.

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Marni

Cianda
20th Feb 2024
5.0

Marni has been doing my hair for a few months now to help her gain experience with her apprenticeship.
She is amazing , kind, caring , and her work is outstanding.
She’s going to be that hairdresser everyone wants to get booked in with.
Cant wait to see the many more things she is going to do eith my hair.
The salon itself is just so relaxing and calm.
The perfect retreat to get yourself pampered.

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Marni

Cianda
20th Feb 2024
5.0

Marni has been doing my hair for a few months now to help her gain experience with her apprenticeship.
She is amazing , kind, caring , and her work is outstanding.
She’s going to be that hairdresser everyone wants to get booked in with.
Cant wait to see the many more things she is going to do eith my hair.
The salon itself is just so relaxing and calm.
The perfect retreat to get yourself pampered.

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Hair cut

Janice
20th Feb 2024
5.0

Excellent service as always.Relaxing head message.Salon is kept spotless.

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Brilliant as always.

Anonymous
17th Feb 2024
5.0

It was a pleasure,as always.

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Excellent

Maria Veale
16th Feb 2024
5.0
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Lovely salon and always welcoming. My hair feels amazing, they use good quality products and have excellent stylists. They do great coffee too!

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Luxury experience

Sarah Mills
16th Feb 2024
5.0
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Beautiful space, lovely people and I have fabulous new swishy hair. Thanks Michelle xx

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I've become a repeat customer.

Amy Long
14th Feb 2024
5.0
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Danielle has made me feel comfortable every time I've been to the salon. She listens and is lovely to talk to. I now look forward to going to get my hair cut.

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Fresh cut

Hannah Thurkettle
10th Feb 2024
5.0
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Lovely colour and cut from Sam today, always makes my hair look shiny and healthy ❤️

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Top tier as always

Fiona Farrington
8th Feb 2024
5.0
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I've been to the Alchemist twice now, and both times Danielle has done a fantastic job with my hair. Everyone there is really friendly, can't go wrong!

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Danielle Review

Lois Thompson
6th Feb 2024
5.0
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Danielle has given me a beautiful stylish hair cut and colour- cutting it wet and dry has given my hair a perfect finish. I love the caramel colours enhancing the cut. Also the experience is lovely using natural products, which I have bought to try at home and Danielle is not only a brilliant hair dresser but a lovely person to chat with.
Can’t wait to go back!

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Feeling like me again !

Nicola Grant
2nd Feb 2024
5.0
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Thank you Sam, last minute appointment luckily for me on a Friday night!
Feeling like I needed a treat, and loved my hair 🥰, you have a stand up career I’m sure, laughed a lot! Even got some secret Irish cures I will treasure 🤣 see you soonish x

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Ana Ribeiro
27th Jan 2024
5.0
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Very good.

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Brilliant as always.

Zivile
20th Jan 2024
5.0
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I always enjoy visits to the Alchemist. Every visit leaves me beautiful and refreshed. The haircut flawless, the color great. Outstanding and solid 10 out of 10. I'm already looking for my next appointment. Highly recommend for anyone looking for top-notch hair care!

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Great haircut

Nicky Paine
19th Jan 2024
5.0
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Great colour and haircut by Michelle. Such a lovely relaxing experience.

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New hair

Vicky Kent
18th Jan 2024
5.0
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I friggen love you girls , always gives me such a huge lift when I open those salon doors! Let alone feeling like a new woman, love you all so much! The best in Ipswich

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18.01..24

Kim Abbott
18th Jan 2024
5.0
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Thanks to Danielle as always. Made to feel relaxed and great advice which was much needed

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Thank you

Karin Murray
15th Jan 2024
5.0
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Good cut and good laugh too!
Lovely clean salon!

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Hair trim

Christine Ugolini
11th Jan 2024
4.5
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Lovely as always, thank you Danielle 🙂

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Beautiful Salon/Amazing Stylist!

Leah Phillips
6th Jan 2024
5.0
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This was my first time visiting The Alchemist but Sam has been my stylist for a few years now! Such beautiful space (it gave me inspiration for decorating our living room, haha!) Sam always makes me feel like a new woman with glossy black hair and a perfect curl to finish. I felt super comfortable and loved the space. 10/10 would recommend (bonus points for customer parking!)

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Perfect start to Christmas!

Sara Cooper
23rd Dec 2023
5.0
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The Alchemist is such a lovely, warm and friendly salon, it's so nice to go in knowing Michelle totally gets me and my hair and I can just relax and enjoy! Cut is always spot on and the products smell sublime! Perfect little treat of some me time before the Christmas madness!

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Perfect start to Christmas!

Sara Cooper
23rd Dec 2023
5.0
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It's always such a lovely experience seeing Michelle! The salon is warm and friendly with a fab team and my hair is always beautifully cut; added bonus, the products smell sublime! Thanks for a lovely hour of me time, just what I needed!

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