Highlights Hair Salon

★★★★☆
  • 286 Newbury St

    Boston, MA 02115

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  • 617-247-8200

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I've definately had my share of bad hair experiences - I'm originally a brunette and decided to go blonde years ago. Impulsively, I dyed it all brown and hated it!! I was looking around for a salon to fix it and my friend told me about Highlights on Newbury.

I met with a stylist named Adil who told me that it would not be an easy fix. He explained that if I were to bleach it, my hair would become extremely damaged and fall out. After a couple visits, I finally have blonde hair and roots again and my hair is healthy and shiny! I'm so glad that my friend suggested this place!

I appreciate how Adil cares about his clients, not just making money. Everytime, his friendly service made me feel at ease when I was incredible nervous! I hope you all try it out and I'm sure you will have an excelllent experience!

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★★★★★

I've definately had my share of bad hair experiences - I'm originally a brunette and decided to go blonde years ago. Impulsively, I dyed it all brown and hated it!! I was looking around for a salon to fix it and my friend told me about Highlights on Newbury.

I met with a stylist named Adil who told me that it would not be an easy fix. He explained that if I were to bleach it, my hair would become extremely damaged and fall out. After a couple visits, I finally have blonde hair and roots again and my hair is healthy and shiny! I'm so glad that my friend suggested this place!

I appreciate how Adil cares about his clients, not just making money. Everytime, his friendly service made me feel at ease when I was incredible nervous! I hope you all try it out and I'm sure you will have an excelllent experience!

Pros: Professional service, reasonable prices

Cons: Parking

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i have lived in boston for over 26 years and have been to every salon in and outside of the city, but a few years ago i finally have found the best hairdresser in the area- ADIL at highlights on Newbury St.
With his flexible hours he always is making himself available for his clients. knowing of his hair dresser mentors he has become VERY skilled with cuts, blowouts and coloring- so you are getting very high-end results for MORE THAN HALF THE PRICE that other salons charge.
i am always happy when i leave Highlights- get exactly what i was promised. i recommend everyone making an appointment with adil- i promise you will love the results as well!

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★★★★★

i have lived in boston for over 26 years and have been to every salon in and outside of the city, but a few years ago i finally have found the best hairdresser in the area- ADIL at highlights on Newbury St.
With his flexible hours he always is making himself available for his clients. knowing of his hair dresser mentors he has become VERY skilled with cuts, blowouts and coloring- so you are getting very high-end results for MORE THAN HALF THE PRICE that other salons charge.
i am always happy when i leave Highlights- get exactly what i was promised. i recommend everyone making an appointment with adil- i promise you will love the results as well!

Pros: skilled w cuts and coloring, readily available, cheap

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I've never had a worst customer service experience in my entire life. I went there once and plan to never return again and would strongly recommend no one go to this salon. The girls there are full of attitude, poor management, and my hair was to say the least-- not professionally done.

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★☆☆☆☆

I've never had a worst customer service experience in my entire life. I went there once and plan to never return again and would strongly recommend no one go to this salon. The girls there are full of attitude, poor management, and my hair was to say the least-- not professionally done.

Pros: not a one

Cons: service, and quality of doing hair

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Do not go to this salon! Worst customer service I've ever received. The girls there are young and unexperienced. They are full of attitude and I left there in a rage. I will never go back there again and recommend that no one ever visit this salon. They also do false advertisements with prices, service, etc.

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★☆☆☆☆

Do not go to this salon! Worst customer service I've ever received. The girls there are young and unexperienced. They are full of attitude and I left there in a rage. I will never go back there again and recommend that no one ever visit this salon. They also do false advertisements with prices, service, etc.

Pros: NONE

Cons: Service, Easy blowdry was AWFUL

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I went in for a consult with the owner, Mark, and my impression was that he was arrogant. I went back for a haircut because I figured, he may be arrogant and a skilled stylist. Wrong. So wrong. The hair style looked good thanks to blow drying for an hour, then fell. At which point I noticed it was terribly uneven (huge chunks cut out of the bottom), and precisely the hairstyle and length I asked NOT to have. During the haircut I kept telling him not to go so short, but he insisted. This cut was so bad, my husband (whose sense of style is Al of Tool Time), even noticed how bad it was, as did my elderly mother. THAT, my good readers, is a BAD haircut.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went in for a consult with the owner, Mark, and my impression was that he was arrogant. I went back for a haircut because I figured, he may be arrogant and a skilled stylist. Wrong. So wrong. The hair style looked good thanks to blow drying for an hour, then fell. At which point I noticed it was terribly uneven (huge chunks cut out of the bottom), and precisely the hairstyle and length I asked NOT to have. During the haircut I kept telling him not to go so short, but he insisted. This cut was so bad, my husband (whose sense of style is Al of Tool Time), even noticed how bad it was, as did my elderly mother. THAT, my good readers, is a BAD haircut.

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I was there to pick up my girlfriend for dinner after she just had her hair done by a very friendly young Stylist who gave katia a fashionable haircut and an great highlights the only down fall to that is how she wouldn t stop talking about it the entire time we were having dinner..and the best part is after dinner we decided to go dancing and we found our hairstylist there at the door promotting for that club and took care once again of us like if we were long times friends ... so i had to write a little thank you note for a great time i had that day ........

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★★★★☆

I was there to pick up my girlfriend for dinner after she just had her hair done by a very friendly young Stylist who gave katia a fashionable haircut and an great highlights the only down fall to that is how she wouldn t stop talking about it the entire time we were having dinner..and the best part is after dinner we decided to go dancing and we found our hairstylist there at the door promotting for that club and took care once again of us like if we were long times friends ... so i had to write a little thank you note for a great time i had that day ........

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personally i feel as if Highlights is an amazing salon on Newbury street. They have personable and nice employees who honesly seem to care about their clients. Their color services are really good too. Ive gotten my hair done their at least 8 times and everytime i was very very happy with the results. They are trendy and hip and up to date with the latest hair trends. I recommend this salon to anyone to wants amazing hair.

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★★★★★

personally i feel as if Highlights is an amazing salon on Newbury street. They have personable and nice employees who honesly seem to care about their clients. Their color services are really good too. Ive gotten my hair done their at least 8 times and everytime i was very very happy with the results. They are trendy and hip and up to date with the latest hair trends. I recommend this salon to anyone to wants amazing hair.

Pros: really nice staff in every facet

Cons: hard to find parking

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I had been going here for two years but lately the place as become disorganized and unfriendly. After making an appointment I showed up on time and the stylist told me that another client had come in and would I mind waiting for half an hour. I wasn't happy but decided it was better to wait than to make a new appointment there or anywhere else. I went on an errand and showed up again 30 mintues later. At which time they washed my hair and sat me in a chair for 15 mintues. While I waited the stylist told me "your hair doesn't look that long." Since it was clear they dind't want my buisness I left. Only after I had my jacket on and was heading to the door did I get an apology and at no time did they acknowledge that they had wasted my time. On the previous appointment there I was again bumped from the sytlist with whom I had made the appointment, and someone else was recruited to do the cut. This person was either inexperienced or perhaps untrained since the scissors shook in her hand as she made the cut. I recommend you find a place that takes their customers seriously.

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★★☆☆☆

I had been going here for two years but lately the place as become disorganized and unfriendly. After making an appointment I showed up on time and the stylist told me that another client had come in and would I mind waiting for half an hour. I wasn't happy but decided it was better to wait than to make a new appointment there or anywhere else. I went on an errand and showed up again 30 mintues later. At which time they washed my hair and sat me in a chair for 15 mintues. While I waited the stylist told me "your hair doesn't look that long." Since it was clear they dind't want my buisness I left. Only after I had my jacket on and was heading to the door did I get an apology and at no time did they acknowledge that they had wasted my time. On the previous appointment there I was again bumped from the sytlist with whom I had made the appointment, and someone else was recruited to do the cut. This person was either inexperienced or perhaps untrained since the scissors shook in her hand as she made the cut. I recommend you find a place that takes their customers seriously.

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After trying a few stylists in Boston, my worries were over when I found Mark Giuliano, owner of Highlights Salon. My hair used to require daily drying with a round brush and use of a flat iron. Mark cut my hair and gave me a Japanese hair straightening treatment. My hair is so shiny, so straight, and so beautiful. I don't have to worry about rainy or humid days anymore and my hair only takes 10 minutes to dry using my hands! No more round brushes or flat irons. I save an hour each day and have more time to do other things and my hair is nicer than it's ever been. Check Mark out for your next cut, color, or treatment. You will be happy and tell him Katie sent you.

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★★★★★

After trying a few stylists in Boston, my worries were over when I found Mark Giuliano, owner of Highlights Salon. My hair used to require daily drying with a round brush and use of a flat iron. Mark cut my hair and gave me a Japanese hair straightening treatment. My hair is so shiny, so straight, and so beautiful. I don't have to worry about rainy or humid days anymore and my hair only takes 10 minutes to dry using my hands! No more round brushes or flat irons. I save an hour each day and have more time to do other things and my hair is nicer than it's ever been. Check Mark out for your next cut, color, or treatment. You will be happy and tell him Katie sent you.

Pros: Convenient Location, Experiences Owner

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I paid $200 to get my hair colored there and it was a disaster. I came in with a picture of what I wanted (light to medium chestnut brown) and they tried to talk me out of it by telling me I'd look great with red hair but I put my foot down and chose the color I wanted. My particular stylist seemed ver y new to the field as he kept on running off to ask questions but I felt like I was in good hands because the owner was overseeing. I don't know if it was because of my stylists inexperience or they decided to disregard the color I wanted but it turned out a brassy orangey maroon if you can imagine. To be honest it looks like clown hair and the fact that it's so awful would be funny if it hadn't been so expensive. They should've paid me to have their novice experiment on me. The wierdest part is that the owner kept on coming over to say how great it looked while I tried not to cry. All I can say is don't go there if you value your hair.

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★☆☆☆☆

I paid $200 to get my hair colored there and it was a disaster. I came in with a picture of what I wanted (light to medium chestnut brown) and they tried to talk me out of it by telling me I'd look great with red hair but I put my foot down and chose the color I wanted. My particular stylist seemed ver y new to the field as he kept on running off to ask questions but I felt like I was in good hands because the owner was overseeing. I don't know if it was because of my stylists inexperience or they decided to disregard the color I wanted but it turned out a brassy orangey maroon if you can imagine. To be honest it looks like clown hair and the fact that it's so awful would be funny if it hadn't been so expensive. They should've paid me to have their novice experiment on me. The wierdest part is that the owner kept on coming over to say how great it looked while I tried not to cry. All I can say is don't go there if you value your hair.

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I've had my hair cut by two different stylists. They're both good stylists.

The service is below average. I was getting my hair dyed and cut. She was about 30 minute late to the appointment and she was in a bad mood. She didn't listen to me when I asked her to do things instead said, "okay can I finish what I'm doing first?" She even broke a brush in my hair, because she was in a bad mood. All of a sudden she started to restock and stopped doing my hair. I'd say say an extra $5 and go somewhere else.

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★★☆☆☆

I've had my hair cut by two different stylists. They're both good stylists.

The service is below average. I was getting my hair dyed and cut. She was about 30 minute late to the appointment and she was in a bad mood. She didn't listen to me when I asked her to do things instead said, "okay can I finish what I'm doing first?" She even broke a brush in my hair, because she was in a bad mood. All of a sudden she started to restock and stopped doing my hair. I'd say say an extra $5 and go somewhere else.

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Bratty Stylists

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My color was ok, but the shampoo girl was complaining about her work. I read the last review, and this seems to be a recurrent problem, and it's uncomfortable. I don't want to pay huge amounts of $$$ to counsel/listen to upset young women.

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★★★☆☆

My color was ok, but the shampoo girl was complaining about her work. I read the last review, and this seems to be a recurrent problem, and it's uncomfortable. I don't want to pay huge amounts of $$$ to counsel/listen to upset young women.

Pros: Good color, easy to get to on the T

Cons: Unprofessional atmosphere, crowded

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My first (and last) experience at Highlights consisted of me waiting for 45 minutes after my scheduled appointment time under bright florescent lights, next to a blaring speaker (with no offer of even a cup of water while I waited) before I finally gave up and left. There are so many salons on Newbury to choose from...won't waste my time uncomfortably in this one again.

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★★★☆☆

My first (and last) experience at Highlights consisted of me waiting for 45 minutes after my scheduled appointment time under bright florescent lights, next to a blaring speaker (with no offer of even a cup of water while I waited) before I finally gave up and left. There are so many salons on Newbury to choose from...won't waste my time uncomfortably in this one again.

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Like most people who want to dye their hair, I figured I could go buy a cheap little box and bleach my hair and poof i'd be a blonde. Unfortunately that wasn't the case. My hair came out orange. Thankfully Highlights was open on Sunday. I went in there and a few hours later Marta had corrected my train wreck of a hair coloring. I am now platinum blonde. She's a great person with a warm personality and very patient and attentive to your needs. Put your trust in her and I promise she'll do an amazing job! I will definately go again. Prices are reasonable as well.

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★★★★★

Like most people who want to dye their hair, I figured I could go buy a cheap little box and bleach my hair and poof i'd be a blonde. Unfortunately that wasn't the case. My hair came out orange. Thankfully Highlights was open on Sunday. I went in there and a few hours later Marta had corrected my train wreck of a hair coloring. I am now platinum blonde. She's a great person with a warm personality and very patient and attentive to your needs. Put your trust in her and I promise she'll do an amazing job! I will definately go again. Prices are reasonable as well.

Pros: Open on Sunday, Take credit card, great personality, professional

Cons: Short staffed on Sunday, but if you aren't in a hurry I reccomend it

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I've been going to this salon for over 5 years and every time I walk away with awesome hair. I usually go to Mark (but any hair dresser there is great) and he always gives me good advice on a hair cut and/or on a color when I want change from the usual. I would highly recommend this salon for anyone who is very selective with their hair and the hair dresser they use.

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★★★★★

I've been going to this salon for over 5 years and every time I walk away with awesome hair. I usually go to Mark (but any hair dresser there is great) and he always gives me good advice on a hair cut and/or on a color when I want change from the usual. I would highly recommend this salon for anyone who is very selective with their hair and the hair dresser they use.

Pros: Skill and service

Cons: Parking on Newbury St. can be challenging

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Not only is Highlight's Salons' environment stylish and comfortable, but the stylist's amazing natural ability to perfect the looks of people on an individual to individual basis is incredible. The warm personalities of the employees and Mark Giuliano, the owner, make this salon my top choice over all other Newbury Street salons.

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★★★★★

Not only is Highlight's Salons' environment stylish and comfortable, but the stylist's amazing natural ability to perfect the looks of people on an individual to individual basis is incredible. The warm personalities of the employees and Mark Giuliano, the owner, make this salon my top choice over all other Newbury Street salons.

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In a bustling yet relaxed atmosphere, Mark and his staff really listen, and provide great results. And they're honest about what will and won't work...

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★★★★★

In a bustling yet relaxed atmosphere, Mark and his staff really listen, and provide great results. And they're honest about what will and won't work...

Pros: Great people, Trendy modern

Cons: A little hard to find

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Ive tried about 10 different hair salons on newbury street, but this is my new favorite! The salon doesnt look so stylish as many others on newbury, but the stylists know their stuff! The prices are also bery reasonable compared to many other salons!!

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★★★★★

Ive tried about 10 different hair salons on newbury street, but this is my new favorite! The salon doesnt look so stylish as many others on newbury, but the stylists know their stuff! The prices are also bery reasonable compared to many other salons!!

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This Newbury Street salon gains points for its retro-chic decor. Shiny marble countertops are dotted with vases of brightly-colored Gerbera daisies while trendy tunes play in the background. Besides the salon's specialty…

 

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