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Bev @ Michael Laurence

A unique hair salon that inspires creativity! 

We understand that most ladies prefer to stay with their existing salon/stylist, which we totally understand and respect. But we would like to introduce ourselves to ladies that are new to the area or those that might just fancy a change, to see what is out there.

Our salon in Horsforth is just like most other salons; we don’t profess to be ingenious or unique or revolutionary. But what we are — and are very proud of — is professional, caring and good listeners. It’s your hair, and you know what you want!

Yes, we will offer advice and years of knowledge thrown into the pot to give you the hair confidence that maybe you have been lacking. However, one thing we are for sure is FUN — all our clients say they leave with a smile on their faces. The girls who work here all really enjoy coming to work. Our clients come for great hair and hopefully have a bit of respite fun whilst they are here.

I am Bev and this is my salon, which I am very proud to run in my own special way. I have been a hairstylist all my life. I started here in 1988 (God, am I that old?) then Michael decided to sell in 2012, so I bought it. Since then we refurbished it, gave it a ladies’ feel and increased our customers three-fold.

Our products are Matrix and Sexy Hair; we don’t believe in hosting lots of brands but prefer to specialise in a few. This has proved to be a successful formula for us. I am also proud to be a Matrix ‘Colour Master’ which, in English, means I am one of an elite group in the UK to be extremely qualified in hair colour.

Of the five of us ladies that work here, four of us are fully qualified and we have one lovely young trainee. I DO NOT AGREE with charging more for more experienced stylists. At my salon everyone is good, and we are all equal. I think this shines through in our happy demeanours.

Opening days are Monday (yep, we open Mondays), Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Opening times are Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 9 am to 6 pm, Saturday: 8 am–4 pm and Thursday: 9 am–as late as is required. If you suffer from anxiety, just want a quiet environment, or simply work late please call us; we will bend over backwards to accommodate you on a Thursday evening.

From all of us, we hope to see you soon.

95 New Road Side


LS18 4QD

Tel: 0113 258 3365



Hello, my name is Angela, I have been a florist most of my adult life – I love every minute of it. I worked for various florists before finally being lucky enough to open my very own dream shop – `Floral Dance` in 2016. Then in March this year I was honoured to win `The Best Independent Retailer` in the annual Ilkley business awards. A very special moment for me.

As a local florist I love getting people walking in and ordering flowers, then the joy of creating the perfect flowers for each customer literally gives me pleasure every single time. As we are in a little village a mile out of Ilkley our passing trade is limited. We do take lots of phone orders to be delivered locally – which is a big part of my working day. If you want to send someone locally a beautiful bouquet please ring us direct – I promise you wont be disappointed.

I try really hard to be a floral specialist, so I avoid selling gifts etc. We do complement our flower range with a few scented soaps, candles and cards as many clients want to add a little gift to the flowers, when they are buying as a gift.

What I adore doing is WEDDINGS – I love to see the post wedding photos and the letters of appreciation from the bride and sometimes the guests. I get lots of referrals from wedding guests which makes me very proud.

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding day.

At Floral Dance we cater for all budgets and individual requirements. At your initial consultation, I will take the time to listen to your ideas, vision and individual style. We will all discuss the aspects of your wedding to make sure that the flowers you choose for your special day are carefully selected and designed especially for you.

If you don’t know quite what you want, we can inspire and excite you with endless possibilities.  Whether you are planning an intimate, family wedding or a lavish, formal reception, every detail is considered, right down to the colour of pins and choice of vase.

Please feel free to call or pop in – I always have time for a good wedding.

We Cover the West Yorkshire area including Ilkley, Otley, Skipton, Leeds, Guiseley, York, Bradford, Harrogate and surrounding areas.


Look out for our simply gorgeous and unique flower trailer. We are located at the bottom of the car park in the centre of Ilkley, every Friday and Saturday. Our selection is as good as any fully stocked local florist. My flowers are as fresh as they can be. Also being out in the spring and summer fresh air adds some glamour to the local area. We meet to true characters and are very lucky to have some regular customers who have become friends.

Please come and see us – we love meeting new people and hopefully you will leave will some gorgeous flowers that will last for ages.


118 Bolling Road, Ben Rhydding, IlkleyLS29 8PN

Tel: 01943 969918

A very Yorkshire Makeover

You know that super-satisfying makeover montage scene in every chick flick ever? I experienced the real-life version- and though it may not have its own cheesy soundtrack, nor did it end with my makeoveree winning the suddenly smitten (and very shallow) man of her dreams, it’s equally as gratifying.

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