Signature Service: Hair color and cutting
Brands Used: Aveda
Staff Size: 11?25 people
Stylists: Andrea, Anna, Jacqui, Lauren, Melissa, Sarah
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: No
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Pro Tip: Scalp massages, hand massages, and mini facial refreshers are offered complimentary with each service
What's the biggest mistake you see clients make when they style their hair at home?
Not using the correct products.
Part of being a good stylist is mastering the art of conversation. What are some pro tips for talking to strangers?
Be genuine and a good listener, also ask a lot of questions.
What other services do you offer besides haircuts?
Color, highlights, event styling/updos, facials, full body waxing, cellulite treatments, lash extensions, and make-up artistry.
You're just as likely to get a great haircut as you are to make friends with one of the team members at Sean Michael's A Cut Above The Rest. That's because the small staff, who each boast extensive experience in the beauty industry, personably attend to each client, whether they're sharing advice on their favorite beauty tools or dishing about what they'd take to a desert island. They also tend to each client's hair with the best treatments, infusing strands with hair care products from sought-after lines such as Surface, Matrix, and Inoa.
Armand makes engaging with the present moment a worthwhile endeavor—in one room, a jacuzzi tub rests within reach of flickering candles and terry-cloth robes. In another space sits a plump massage table primed for soothing deep-tissue massages as well as body treatments enhanced by the scents of rosemary, mint, and success. Complementing the spa’s pampering treatments, Armand’s full-service salon plays the part of primper with aesthetic services powered by high-end products from Aveda, Goldwell, Moroccanoil, and OPI.
Rose Thompson wants to make the world a more beautiful place. With the help of her staff at Rose Grows Hair Salon, she accomplishes this goal from the top down. The hair mavens remake clients' coifs with coloring, braiding, and relaxing treatments, and further beautify locks by adding weaves and extensions. Rose pours her decades of experience in both styling and teaching into every service, overseeing the staff stylists of her South Shore salon as they trim and shape new hairstyles or apply flawless coats of makeup.
From inside a charming sidewalk storefront, Hernan Salon teleports stress through indulgent cuticle-pampering services. During the one-hour spa manicure, experienced nail technicians wean worry, stress, and temporary tattoos of Jane Austen book covers from hands and arms by lobbing smooth, flowing strokes over muscles, tissue, and tendons. Next, as eyes wander to the autumnal colors fluttering outside the paned glass, the tech preps cuticles with an exfoliating scrub that scours dead skin from fingertips. Nails are then gently trimmed and delicately shaped into clients' favorite Disney on Ice character. After nail connoisseurs buff and soak the nail canvass, it is ready for polish and color, which can be as adventurous as an alluring scarlet hue or as conventional as a crustless peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich. To accommodate a rainbow of preferences, the salon owner will order an out-of-stock polish shade at the clients' request when they schedule their appointment. If guests long for an extra smidgeon of indulgence, they may add a paraffin treatment for $10.
Harnessing techniques passed down from their family's first generation of haircutters in Italy in the late 1800s, the Zona clan continues garnering acclaim for its hairstyling prowess, including a spot in the hair salon category of Boston Magazine's Best of Boston 2009. Today, the family of hair experts trims tresses alongside graduates of the salon's three-phase training program. Trainees also brush up on shearing skills at advanced academies in London and New York before adroitly shaping their clientele’s hair, fashioning stylish updo's, and executing full color transformations with an extensive stock of Aveda products. The salon's three locations bring their styling prowess to neighborhoods around town, making it easier to look good than to persuade others your split ends are intentional.