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Best Hair Salons in Boston, MA

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Boston Hair Salons on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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10 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116

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4.5 (140)
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4.6 (27)

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The Salon at 10 Newbury provides luxury, full-service hair care and color, and the company has been named one of the region's top salons for hair replacement. The company offers a selection of professional hair services, such as men's cuts, women's cuts, and deva cuts for curly hair, as well as highlighting, perms, and all-over color. The company's hair replacement services are ideal for women with thinning hair, and customers who have lost hair due to cancer treatments, and come with a complimentary one-hour consultation.

  • Women's Cuts

98 Beverly St, Boston, MA 02114

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4.8 (115)
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4.0 (54)

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Extology Salon serves men and women in Boston, all over Massachusetts, and across New England. It offers hair extension services and uses human Remy hair from various brands, such as HaloCouture, Platinum Seamless, Great Lengths, SHE Professionals, and Flaunt by Paul Mitchell. The salon also performs haircuts, blow-outs, and up-dos. In addition, it offers color removal and retouching and foilayage face frame services, including drastic changes in hair color, from dark to very light and bright colors.

  • Color / Dye
  • Women's Cuts

Brookline, MA 02445

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4.5 (114)

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Sanela Salon was voted Yelp's Top Ten Hair Salons in Massachusetts, and the company's staff are fully trained to provide the highest quality of hair care. Customers receive a complimentary consultation with every service, including cuts by a Master Stylist, blow-drying and formal styling, moisturizing and healing hair treatments, and professional smoothing and straightening treatments. The company also offers expert color services like balayage, ombre, full and partial foils, and single-process. Customers can call or schedule an appointment on the company's website.

  • Men's Cuts
  • Women's Cuts
  • Color / Dye

297 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02115

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4.5 (456)
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4.0 (229)
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4.7 (129)

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Viselli Salon is a hair salon that serves clients in Boston. It offers a wide range of services, such as haircuts, balayage, blowdry, conditioning treatment, Cezanne keratin treatments, and makeup application. It employs stylists regardless of their social, ethnic, and religious backgrounds, giving clients diverse and inclusive perspectives. They are also skilled and knowledgeable about beauty trends. Viselli Salon is committed to protecting the environment by recycling, collecting, and repurposing used salon supplies, such as hair clippings, foils, and color tubes.

  • Spa Services
  • Color / Dye
  • Men's Cuts

20 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

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4.8 (327)
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4.6 (223)
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4.5 (215)

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Avanti is a Boston salon that offers the latest in cutting-edge hair color, styling, and luxury treatments. From trendy asymmetrical cuts to straightening and blowouts, the company's stylists strive to compliment and enhance each customer's personal style. Additional services include expert hair color and highlights, spa facials, makeup application, and special cuts and styling for brides, grooms, and wedding parties, tailored to match the wedding's theme and look.

  • Color / Dye
  • Online Booking
  • Men's Cuts

33 Waltham Street, Boston, MA 02118

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4.6 (61)
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4.0 (49)
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5.0 (16)

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The Elsewhere Salon caters to the hair care needs of clients in the Boston community. Its hairstylists are adept in various specialties, including balayage techniques, extensions, curly cuts, and blonde hair care. They also offer color corrections, full and partial highlights, and keratin and Olaplex treatments. Gregory Chase founded The Elsewhere Salon in 2016 with a focus on inclusion and creativity. The business is committed to eco-friendly practices and recovers 95% of the wastes from its services.

  • Color / Dye
  • Men's Cuts
  • Women's Cuts

253 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116

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4.6 (97)
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4.5 (3)

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Michael Albor Salons operates in Boston and offers a wide range of hairstyle services, ranging from full and partial foil, full and partial balayage, to single-process women's haircuts as well as men's haircuts. Aside from hairstyling services, the salon also runs a shop where clients can purchase products for priming, styling, texturizing, thermalizing, finishing, and root touchups. Owner Michael Arbor, who also creates unique hairstyles for editorial photoshoots, is a consistent nominee for the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA). The salon has another location in Norwell.

  • Men's Cuts
  • Women's Cuts

629 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

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4.5 (628)
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4.0 (109)
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4.7 (24)

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Haute Coiffure Salon Boston provides its customers with hair styling and more salon services. It envisions translating runway trends into wearable works of art and making sure that clients will feel fabulous due to their products and services that are a mixture of talent and ambiance. The salon’s stylists set themselves as true artists, dedicating themselves to the evolving industry. The services it offers include hair coloring, hair styling, blow-drying, and women's and men’s ’wash and cut. It also caters to nail care and make-up.

  • Waxing
  • Color / Dye
  • Women's Cuts

9 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116

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4.0 (68)
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5.0 (45)
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4.0 (24)

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Mario Russo is a salon that serves clients throughout the Boston area. Its branch in Nine Newbury Street offers a wide range of services delivered by its team of styling professionals. The Mario Russo team is comprised of stylists, colorists, and bridal beauty specialists with over 4,000 years of collective experience. The team performs hair cutting, coloring, and texturing as well as bridal hair and makeup. Mario Russo at Nine Newbury received 21 Best of Boston awards from Boston Magazine.

  • Makeup Application
  • Color / Dye

230 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116

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4.0 (252)
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4.0 (176)
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5.0 (29)

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Amaci Salon is a Boston-based hair salon that offers services for kids and adults. Its master stylist and owner, Amad Saab, has more than two decades of industry experience. Saab has worked in the Middle East and Europe before opening Amaci Salon 17 years ago. The salon’s offerings include hair cutting and styling, coloring, balayage, and extensions. It also offers body waxing, eyebrow threading, and microblading. Amaci Salon is also available to perform full bridal makeup services.

  • Waxing
  • Color / Dye
  • Children's Cuts

91 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116

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4.0 (100)

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Patrice Vinci Salon is the go-to salon Boston for celebrities, red carpet events, and editorial fashion shoots, and the company's work has been featured in magazines like Elle and Allure. Every service at Patrice Vinci Salon is personalized for the customer's needs, style, and hair texture, and the company's stylists use products designed to keep hair looking healthy and vibrant. Services include cuts and styling, ammonia-free color, highlights, lowlights, ombre, and balayage, as well as smoothing and straightening, and Great Lengths hair extension installations.

  • Makeup Application
  • Color / Dye
  • Women's Cuts

235 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116

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4.5 (190)

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For more than 40 years Safar Boston has been providing the latest in avant-garde hair care and styling, and the experienced staff have styled models at fashion weeks around the world. The company's services include custom cuts, updos and bridal styling, hair extension installations, single-process color, highlights, and texturizing treatments. Spa services such as manicures, pedicures, facial and body waxing, and professional makeup application are also available. Customers can email or call to request an appointment with one of the company's expert stylists or aestheticians.

  • Makeup Application
  • Men's Cuts
  • Children's Cuts

30 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116

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4.0 (289)
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4.0 (60)
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5.0 (36)

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James Joseph Salon has been serving Boston and the surrounding areas for more than 24 years. It offers several services such as haircut, hairstyling, Balayage, hair toner, and blow-dry. It also offers keratin treatment, keratin express, Brazilian blowout, and hair extensions. Repeat clients can also earn points through the salon's loyalty program, giving them additional perks and benefits. Hair and skincare products such as gels, balms, and conditioners are also available at James Joseph Salon for purchase.

  • Makeup Application
  • Men's Cuts
  • Women's Cuts

35 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116

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5.0 (25)
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4.5 (23)

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Cynthia K Salon provides a broad range of hair services in the Boston area. Its team of hair professionals perform haircuts, hair coloring, balayage, hair treatments, styling, and texturizing. The salon focuses on the Certified Organic Hair Color System by Oway and uses biodynamic and organic hair care products. Other services, such as manicures, pedicures, and hair extensions, are also offered. In addition, Cynthia K Salon can be booked for weddings, birthdays, baby showers, bridal showers, and bachelorette parties.

  • Color / Dye
  • Women's Cuts

132 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116

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4.0 (425)
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4.0 (84)

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Established in 1998, Salon Acote is a Boston-based hair salon. It offers a comprehensive array of hair styling services, including haircuts for men and women, partial and full-foil highlights, corrective coloring, scalp treatments, and keratin straightening. Its senior stylists have backgrounds in coloring techniques, color theory, and precision-cutting. Moreover, some of them have received training from international hair stylists such as Vidal Sassoon. Owners and senior stylists Gastan and Alexander Safar have been featured on Allure Magazine, Elle Magazine, and The Improper Bostonian.

  • Color / Dye
  • Women's Cuts

849 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02215

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4.5 (118)

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Twilight Hair Salon offers top-quality hair care at competitive prices, and customers love the company's funky, comfortable waiting lounge and décor. Customers can choose from a range of services like custom cuts, updos, and permanent waves, as well as root touch-ups, partial or full highlights, ombre color, and single- and double-process color. Expert hair extension installations start at $100 per hour, and full Brazilian blowouts start at $250. Customers can call the company to request an appointment.

  • Color / Dye

111 High Street, Boston, MA 02110

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4.0 (104)
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4.0 (24)
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5.0 (11)

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Advantage Hair Salon is a hair salon that serves clients in Boston and the nearby areas. The salon provides a variety of hair care services including haircuts, hairstyles, hair colors. Full body waxing, eyebrow shaping, blow-drying, and custom shampoo and conditioning treatments are also available. Its team of professional hairstylists uses a wide range of Moroccanoil Hair and American Crew products for its hair treatments. Advantage Hair Salon's experienced hairstyling team is composed of Luiz, Michele, and Allona.

  • Waxing
  • Men's Cuts
  • Children's Cuts

37 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116

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4.0 (91)
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3.5 (10)

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Salon Eva Michelle serves men and women in Boston and the surrounding metro areas. It offers a wide range of services, including men's and women's haircuts and blow-drys, partial and full foils, coloring treatments, and keratin treatments. Gift cards are also available for purchase at the salon's store. Leading the business are Michelle Lee and Eva Mustafai, both of whom have been awarded the Best of Boston award by Boston Magazine. They actively pursue continuing education to stay up-to-date on the latest techniques and trends.

  • Men's Cuts
  • Women's Cuts

640 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02118

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4.0 (597)
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4.5 (112)
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5.0 (46)

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Established in 1998, Liquid Hair Studios is a Boston-based salon that offers up-dos & event styling, ombre, and balayage. It also provides treatments such as Brazilian blowout, deep conditioning treatment, and global keratin treatment. An appointment confirmation through phone call or email is done a day before the client's preferred scheduled date. Conversely, the company enjoins customers to strictly adhere to its 24-hour cancellation policy to ensure that other client's scheduled appointments and are not unnecessarily compromised.

  • Color / Dye
  • Men's Cuts
  • Women's Cuts

840 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02127

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4.0 (74)

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Shag Loft is a Boston-based hair salon that caters to the styling needs of men and women in the area. It specializes in fine keratin-bond and tape-in extensions. Other services include updos, haircuts, blowouts, balayage, and styling. Its Shag Studios is available to clients who want professional-looking publicity photos. Shag Loft won the "American Beauty Star - Season 1" and "Best of Boston" in 2016 and 2019. The salon was also featured on MTV Split Ends, Animal Planet, and Chronicle.

  • Men's Cuts
  • Women's Cuts

Compare our Top Hair Salons

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
The Salon at 10 Newbury
10 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
Extology Salon
98 Beverly St, Boston, MA 02114
Sanela Salon
Brookline, MA 02445
Viselli Salon
297 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02115
Avanti
20 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116
The Elsewhere Salon
33 Waltham Street, Boston, MA 02118
Michael Albor - Back Bay Boston
253 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
Haute Coiffure Salon Boston
629 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
Mario Russo - Nine Newbury
9 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
Amaci Salon
230 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116
Patrice Vinci Salon
91 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
Safar Boston
235 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
James Joseph Salon - Boston Newbury Street
30 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
Cynthia K Salon
35 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
Salon Acote
132 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
Twilight Hair Salon
849 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02215
Advantage Hair Salon
111 High Street, Boston, MA 02110
Salon Eva Michelle
37 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
Liquid Hair Studios
640 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02118
Shag Loft
840 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02127

FAQs

  • Are home hair dyes as good as salon dye?

    While dye itself is often the same as home and salon dyes, the process that's involved in mixing the dye is far more intricate at the salon. Home dye kits contain standard amounts of dye and developer that need to be mixed prior to application. At the salon, stylists mix dyes and developers themselves and have more control over strength and color. This ensures the health of the hair can be protected, while the color of the hair is more suited to clients' preferences.

  • What products do salons use?

    Hair salons normally use high-quality products, including colors and color correctors, shampoos, conditioners, and styling products. Some of the most common brands seen in salons across the U.S. include Redken, Matrix, Paul Mitchell, and Rusk. With hair tools, stylists may use scissors, shears, and razors to cut and shape hair and a variety of combs, brushes, and heat tools to style clients' fresh cuts.

  • How much does hair coloring cost at a salon?

    The cost of hair coloring varies depending on several factors. Here are the national average costs for the most common hair coloring services:
  • How much do you tip a hairstylist and the salon staff?

    Tipping your hairstylist and salon staff is a great way to show your appreciation for their service. In most cases, a 20% tip is standard, but if a client is extremely pleased with the service, a larger tip is usually appreciated.

    Of course, in many salons, clients might encounter several staff members during a visit, including the stylist, salon owner, and shampooer. While the stylist’s tip is customary, it doesn’t hurt to supply a small tip for the shampooer, too. Most salon owners don't expect a tip if they don't provide the service.

  • How much do hair extensions cost at the salon? 

    The cost of hair extensions typically varies depending on the type of extensions and the amount of hair needed to achieve the clients' desired look. Here are the average costs for different extensions:
    • Tape-in extensions: $200
    • Glue-in extensions: $300 to $500
    • Sew-in extensions: $275
    • Weave: $100 to $600
    • Fusion: $200 to $1,000
  • Can all stylists do correctional hair coloring?

    Color-correction service is a long process that requires multiple salon visits. It's important that stylists undergo training specific to color correction, as corrective color solutions need to be customized to balance the color of hair and achieve desired results. Incorrectly performed color corrections can lead to severely damaged hair.

  • How much does it cost to fix a bad dye job?

    The cost of color correction depends on the color applied to the hair and the amount of hair on the clients' head. Color correction is a long process that can take between five and seven hours and is usually spread out over several weeks. This is especially true where hair has been dyed a darker color and needs to be lifted and re-dyed to a blonde shade. On average, clients can expect to pay about $100 for each hour spent with the stylist.