Boston’s most fashionable trend setting men and women head to Back Bay Hair Designs, on Newbury Street, for sophisticated haircuts and fashionable hairstyles. Located between Hereford and Gloucester Streets in the heart of the Back Bay, the grey and white modern looking salon with black barber chairs and intricate granite-colored tiling is full of friendly stylists who offer hip cuts for both men and women. Stressed out, unmanageable tresses are permanently relaxed here, while bone straight hair is given life with waves that last several weeks. Many women come here for highlights, single-process colors, foils, bleaching, smoothing Keratin treatments and blowouts. Customers can book an appointment in advance or walk in off the street for a quick cut and blow dry.
Newbury Street has a plethora of hair salons lining each side of the fashionable Back Bay strip, many of which can be very pricey. But there is one hidden gem, known as Persona, where the hip stylists cut some of the trendiest looks in town. Located on the second floor of a chic building, the minimalistic black and white space is long, with contemporary treatment chairs running along one side. That’s where stylists cut, blow dry, color and straighten unruly hair. Persona, which is the official salon sponsor of the Miss Massachusetts USA and Miss Massachusetts Teen USA pageants, also offers highlights, Keratin treatments, hair extensions, bridal hairstyling, and, of course, pageant consultation.
Getting into shape got a whole lot trendier when the Sports Club/LA came to Boston. The massive space has everything a fitness buff could want or need – and then some. With over 110,000 square feet of space, the full-service gym offers cardio programs, group exercise plans, cycling studios, yoga classes, a Pilates studio, basketball courts, free weights, squash courts, treadmills and stair climbers. Professional Boston sports players and visiting team athletes are often spotted working out here before venturing over to the adjacent spa for a massage; or kicking back at the on-site restaurant, blu, for a great view of Downtown Crossing.
The Salon at 10 Newbury sits at the end of Boston’s toniest street, a stretch of eight blocks packed with upscale boutiques and high-end hair salons. Founded in 1995, the salon, with commanding views of “The Street” as it’s called locally, focuses primarily on hair: regular cuts, curly cuts, dry cuts and even organic single process coloring. For anyone in need, the beauty parlor is also a discreet place to purchase wigs, hairpieces and natural-looking hair extensions. The Salon at 10 Newbury’s hair replacement center is more than discreet; affable stylists consult with customers in an entirely separate area of the salon.
With custom cuts and artistic color jobs, Leeba Salon's team of stylists creates runway-ready looks. Sometimes those styles even grace actual runways. The team has styled models for fashion shows in New York, LA, and several other major cities. Their savvy shines at their home salon, too, where they enhance even wash-and-go styles with a touch of flair. Meanwhile, the salon's aestheticians tend to physiques with spa services such as waxing and pore-cleansing facials, which can remove the dirt build-up and evil spirits that collect below the surface.
Stylist George Saleh has honed his craft for more than two decades, and now uses his skills to transform clients as the owner and lead stylist of Haute Coiffure. Recognizing that fashion is constantly changing, unlike a fashion model’s steely pout, George and his staff work to stay on top of trends, skills, and products to create of-the-moment and celebrity-influenced styles. They revamp locks with nuanced color, striking updos, and frizz-fighting keratin treatments, armed with products from Paul Mitchell, Redken, and American Crew.