Yankee Clipper Continues To Grow After 25 Years


The Yankee Clipper Salon, located at 30 North West 10th Street, has been part of the Milford community for over 25 years and continues to serve the local area with the latest services in hair fashion and style. Originally founded by Paul Holmes in the 1980s, the shop’s current owner Tom Ducham prides himself on ensuring that his hair stylists are always knowledgable to what is in style for each upcoming season.

“The most important thing in this industry is to stay current with the latest services and products,” commented Tom. “All of our girls are continually educated so they can pass that information on to our clients.”

Ducham had a fascination with hair as a child and took every opportunity he had to experiment with his friends’ sense of style. After high school Tom enrolled in the Albert I. Prince Beauty School in Connecticut and worked in the area for 5 years before he moved to New York City and eventually to Milford, DE in 1989. That year, Paul and Tom became business partners as they expanded the Yankee Clipper and its services to the Milford community.

It may be Tom’s expertise that brings customers in the door, but it is his ability to provide education on current styles and products to his clients coupled with his ability to provide an atmosphere where customers can relax and have fun that brings them coming back year after year.

“You may come in here in a bad mood but you always leave in a good one,” commented Nancy Welch, a 24 year customer of Yankee Clipper. “They always listen and talk with you and treat you like family.”

Working as the Yankee Clipper team is six young professionals that take their job of making Milford beautiful very seriously. The girls focus on a variety of services including creating new hair styles, color corrections, formal updos, extensions and make up. Each Yankee Clipper hair designer has their own specific talents and works together to give the individual clients exactly what they desire.

Megan Scott Embleton has worked at Yankee Clipper Salon for 6 years and loves meeting with customers and helping them create a new look for themselves.

“I love working with my clients and the personal connection I get to build with them,” commented Megan. “I feel very blessed to work here.”

Yankee Clipper has supported several local non-profit organizations such as Relay for Life and SPCA while helping spread the word about local artists including Rosemary and Bob Connelly, Jessica DeBray, Harry Humes and Kelly Sverduke. Their commitment to the Milford community has never wavered in 3 decades and continues to grow strong.

In addition to individual services, Yankee Clipper also offers group packages for special occasions including weddings, birthdays and graduations. Yankee Clipper continues to grow after 25 years thanks to their commitment to customer service and client education . For more information on Yankee Clipper visit them at 30 North West 10th Street or call 302-422-2748.