The 3mi story

Introducing Michael…

Michael Van Clarke is one of London’s leading hairdressing experts, with over 30 years’ experience at the cutting edge. He has travelled the world looking after the most discerning clients, including nine Royal families, political leaders, models, rock stars and A-list film celebrities. He has worked with leading international designers for their catwalk shows, worked in photographic studios for top magazine, getting his first Vogue editorial at just 19 – and established his own unique systems to get the very best from hair.

The Michael Van Clarke salon in the über-cool Marylebone district holds a record number of British Hairdressing Business Awards, including ‘UK Salon of the Year’.

The creation of 3’’’ more inches… reinventing haircare

Originally created to support the Michael Van Clarke salon business, the 3’’’ more inches range was born from a scientific understanding of hair and decades of couture hairdressing and has simply redefined haircare. With a very loyal clientele (hundreds of whom have been loyal for more than 20 years!), Michael understood the importance of the products used in the salon to keeping clients happy and coming back time and time again. All 3’’’ more inches products are used in the Michael Van Clarke salon.

Most people have healthy hair at the roots but can’t grow healthy hair to the length they want. Modern lifestyles, heat styling, colouring, sun, sea – all damage and age the hair shaft which shrinks and decays. Most hair products today rely on silicone or other synthetic plasticisers to give a temporary cosmetic effect but which provide no nourishment or lasting protection. Excessive use of silicone laden products makes hair brittle and can actually age the hair faster.

The 3’’’ more inches system is a genuinely protective and restorative haircare range created through years of research and testing in the most demanding professional environments. This revolutionary silicone-free treatment system with its cashmere amino acid blend, slows the ageing process to help your hair stay naturally thicker, and grow longer faster.

Find out more about How the 3’’’ more inches system works.