I D Salon

★★★★★
  • 241 Washington St

    Wellesley, MA 02481

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  • 781-237-1233

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Tue-Sat 9am-7pm

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ID Salon is very much open!!! Do not be fooled by the bad guys!!!! Id Salon is open and thriving Thank you

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ID Salon is very much open!!! Do not be fooled by the bad guys!!!! Id Salon is open and thriving Thank you

Pros: the best

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The toughest thing for a woman when relocating to a new area is to find a gynecologist and a hairdresser! When I moved to the Boston area from NYC, I tried a fancy place in Newton Center, then a fancy place on Newbury Street. I was

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The toughest thing for a woman when relocating to a new area is to find a gynecologist and a hairdresser! When I moved to the Boston area from NYC, I tried a fancy place in Newton Center, then a fancy place on Newbury Street. I was

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Matthew, Shelly Rose, and Carlos are now at Fia Salon in Newton Center.

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Matthew, Shelly Rose, and Carlos are now at Fia Salon in Newton Center.

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This is the worst salon experience I've ever had. Truly horrid service. I bought a Groupon and made an appointment. When I checked in, the tacky receptionist asked me to pre-pay for my services. I handed over my Groupon and was told I was all set.

Next thing I know, Nadia has partial highlights in my hair, and the tacky receptionist is demanding $80 more from me. I told her I understood that everything was included in the Groupon, and she said nope, not foils. I asked why no-one said something to me BEFORE putting the foils in. She had no answer to this but suggested I forfeit my haircut if I didn't want to pay more.

I agreed, although I thought it was very wrong. Horrible communications, and had I know what I was paying for, I would have never bought the Groupon.

So after the highlights, Nadia informs me that the shampoo girl is going to finish me up. Amber, the shampoo girl, washes my hair then sits me at a counter to DRY MY OWN HAIR. In a Wellesley Salon.... are you kidding me?

I've never been so humiliated or treated so poorly. Needless to say, I'll never go back and unless you want to pay double what other salons charge, I recommend seeking services elsewhere.

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This is the worst salon experience I've ever had. Truly horrid service. I bought a Groupon and made an appointment. When I checked in, the tacky receptionist asked me to pre-pay for my services. I handed over my Groupon and was told I was all set.

Next thing I know, Nadia has partial highlights in my hair, and the tacky receptionist is demanding $80 more from me. I told her I understood that everything was included in the Groupon, and she said nope, not foils. I asked why no-one said something to me BEFORE putting the foils in. She had no answer to this but suggested I forfeit my haircut if I didn't want to pay more.

I agreed, although I thought it was very wrong. Horrible communications, and had I know what I was paying for, I would have never bought the Groupon.

So after the highlights, Nadia informs me that the shampoo girl is going to finish me up. Amber, the shampoo girl, washes my hair then sits me at a counter to DRY MY OWN HAIR. In a Wellesley Salon.... are you kidding me?

I've never been so humiliated or treated so poorly. Needless to say, I'll never go back and unless you want to pay double what other salons charge, I recommend seeking services elsewhere.

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This is the worst salon experience I've ever had. Truly horrid service. I bought a Groupon and made an appointment. When I checked in, the tacky receptionist asked me to pre-pay for my services. I handed over my Groupon and was told I

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This is the worst salon experience I've ever had. Truly horrid service. I bought a Groupon and made an appointment. When I checked in, the tacky receptionist asked me to pre-pay for my services. I handed over my Groupon and was told I

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I have spent the past 3 1/2 years trying salon after salon all over the greater Boston area... Newbury Street, Wellesley, Concord, you name it, trying to find someone, anyone, who could cut and color my hair in a way I liked since it began

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I have spent the past 3 1/2 years trying salon after salon all over the greater Boston area... Newbury Street, Wellesley, Concord, you name it, trying to find someone, anyone, who could cut and color my hair in a way I liked since it began

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Just had an amazing cut and color from matt. I was very impress, he just went to a class in london where he learned the latest. I'll be back for sure!!

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Just had an amazing cut and color from matt. I was very impress, he just went to a class in london where he learned the latest. I'll be back for sure!!

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I recently moved to the Boston area and left a great stylist back in NY. I was unsure of where to go to get my hair done, but figured it would definitely have to be in town. I was wrong! \r
I called ID salon pretty last minute and they

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I recently moved to the Boston area and left a great stylist back in NY. I was unsure of where to go to get my hair done, but figured it would definitely have to be in town. I was wrong! \r
I called ID salon pretty last minute and they

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I went to I D over the weekend & used one of my groupons. To be honest, I really wasn't expecting much... (not sure why?) I could have used up to a $90 value, but I wanted an appointment on Saturday morning & Nadia happened to be available. I really just wanted my hair "that I wear up all of the time by the way", to be cleaned up, shaped, not much more. Wow, Nadia completely changed the entire style of my bangs, loose pieces etc. I can't say enough about her. I thought when I dried it myself it would look different, but it still came out clean, neat, even, stylish, etc. Don't go by the dollar sign, Nadia is as good as they come..I have baby fine hair with a cowlick on my forehead, Nadia managed to make it all work.~ Honestly, she sat me down & really checked out my baby fine hair before she cut it. My advice, go with NADIA:) Thank you Nadia~

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I went to I D over the weekend & used one of my groupons. To be honest, I really wasn't expecting much... (not sure why?) I could have used up to a $90 value, but I wanted an appointment on Saturday morning & Nadia happened to be available. I really just wanted my hair "that I wear up all of the time by the way", to be cleaned up, shaped, not much more. Wow, Nadia completely changed the entire style of my bangs, loose pieces etc. I can't say enough about her. I thought when I dried it myself it would look different, but it still came out clean, neat, even, stylish, etc. Don't go by the dollar sign, Nadia is as good as they come..I have baby fine hair with a cowlick on my forehead, Nadia managed to make it all work.~ Honestly, she sat me down & really checked out my baby fine hair before she cut it. My advice, go with NADIA:) Thank you Nadia~

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I used to go to Helen for color and Shirley for styling for years until Shirley left. I decided to try Sarah for a haircut and I'm so glad I did! She gave me a fresh, amazing cut that left me feeling years and years younger. So now I still go to Helen for color (who, by the way, is the one of the best colorist in MA) and Sarah as my stylist.

Another thing that I love about the salon is the staff who work there. I always get an amazing shampoo and scalp massage from one of the hair-washers and they are always willing to go get me a cup of coffee or tea.

I recommend id Salon in Wellesley very, very highly!

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I used to go to Helen for color and Shirley for styling for years until Shirley left. I decided to try Sarah for a haircut and I'm so glad I did! She gave me a fresh, amazing cut that left me feeling years and years younger. So now I still go to Helen for color (who, by the way, is the one of the best colorist in MA) and Sarah as my stylist.

Another thing that I love about the salon is the staff who work there. I always get an amazing shampoo and scalp massage from one of the hair-washers and they are always willing to go get me a cup of coffee or tea.

I recommend id Salon in Wellesley very, very highly!

Pros: Great staff, Sarah, Helen

Cons: Parking

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I went to Id salon for a consultation and decided to get a trim .I told the stylist that I needed length as I liked pulling hair back and that my gray was growing in very kinky /frizzy unlike the rest of my hair which was straight. I also said that I liked long hair and did not care for short hair. I knew that longer length would weigh down frizz and prevent likelihood of curls. The stylist pulled my hair back to show me that I could still wear it back and then proceeded to texturise and chop off all my hair!!! When I left my hair did not even touch my shoulders and barely covered nape of neck!!! I had multiple layers, short and chunky and the shortest ones are where all my gray, frizzy hair is growing in! I could not even pull it back and had so little hair left that I wanted to cry!!! I have since gone to another salon where the owner listens to what I want and was told that any stylist should know that short layers are BAD for frizzy, ,rebellious hair as it makes it even more unruly!!! It will take me over a year to grow out this mess! It takes me twice as long to style my hair now. I feel as if the stylist was more interested in doing her thing:and/or giving me a LOOK than in meeting my needs or desires. I would never recommend this salon to anyone!! Not one person has told me that this looked nice or attractive either! The primary reaction as been: "Oh My God!!! What did you do to to your hair? What a mess?"

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I went to Id salon for a consultation and decided to get a trim .I told the stylist that I needed length as I liked pulling hair back and that my gray was growing in very kinky /frizzy unlike the rest of my hair which was straight. I also said that I liked long hair and did not care for short hair. I knew that longer length would weigh down frizz and prevent likelihood of curls. The stylist pulled my hair back to show me that I could still wear it back and then proceeded to texturise and chop off all my hair!!! When I left my hair did not even touch my shoulders and barely covered nape of neck!!! I had multiple layers, short and chunky and the shortest ones are where all my gray, frizzy hair is growing in! I could not even pull it back and had so little hair left that I wanted to cry!!! I have since gone to another salon where the owner listens to what I want and was told that any stylist should know that short layers are BAD for frizzy, ,rebellious hair as it makes it even more unruly!!! It will take me over a year to grow out this mess! It takes me twice as long to style my hair now. I feel as if the stylist was more interested in doing her thing:and/or giving me a LOOK than in meeting my needs or desires. I would never recommend this salon to anyone!! Not one person has told me that this looked nice or attractive either! The primary reaction as been: "Oh My God!!! What did you do to to your hair? What a mess?"

Pros: convenient location, pleasant atmosphere

Cons: failing to understand customer needs

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I've been going to Shirley for years, but now she is no longer at ID Salon. I desparately need a haircut...Does anyone know where she is now? I've called the salon a couple of times, and they will not provide me with any information. Thanks for the help!

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I've been going to Shirley for years, but now she is no longer at ID Salon. I desparately need a haircut...Does anyone know where she is now? I've called the salon a couple of times, and they will not provide me with any information. Thanks for the help!

Pros: Nice, bright salon

Cons: Shirley is no longer there

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I was searching for a new salon, and had seen the salon in the best of boston magazine. I also checked here on city search. One of the stylists matt was written up several times. I was definitely impressed. My haircut made me feel hip, and with it. well done, thank you id salon!

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I was searching for a new salon, and had seen the salon in the best of boston magazine. I also checked here on city search. One of the stylists matt was written up several times. I was definitely impressed. My haircut made me feel hip, and with it. well done, thank you id salon!

Pros: warm friendly staff

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I've never written a review but have had such a positive experience at ID Salon I just had to write! I drive 25 miles to get a haircut by Marcia because she gives the best haircut I have ever gotten for my short fine hair........and I've tried a LOT of hairdressers over the years! Thank you, Marcia!

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I've never written a review but have had such a positive experience at ID Salon I just had to write! I drive 25 miles to get a haircut by Marcia because she gives the best haircut I have ever gotten for my short fine hair........and I've tried a LOT of hairdressers over the years! Thank you, Marcia!

Pros: Marcia for haircuts

Cons: scheduling appointments

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Helen is the best colorist in Boston. I am sorry that "mom in Wellesley" had a bad experience, but have to believe that her bad experience was because of her not Helen. Helen is always professional, and wildly talented. She listens to you and she totally knows hair. I am always blown away by her ability to make my not so great hair fabulous.

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Helen is the best colorist in Boston. I am sorry that "mom in Wellesley" had a bad experience, but have to believe that her bad experience was because of her not Helen. Helen is always professional, and wildly talented. She listens to you and she totally knows hair. I am always blown away by her ability to make my not so great hair fabulous.

Pros: Helen

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beware of reviews that have been written unfairly go and see for yourself Helen is an ultimate professional and would never behave that way...This was written to hurt her professionally...and personally, utter nonsense, people like this should be stopped, Helen has stood up for shirley many times and this is what she gets! what comes around will go around. Helen is the best..!!! Believe me...

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beware of reviews that have been written unfairly go and see for yourself Helen is an ultimate professional and would never behave that way...This was written to hurt her professionally...and personally, utter nonsense, people like this should be stopped, Helen has stood up for shirley many times and this is what she gets! what comes around will go around. Helen is the best..!!! Believe me...

Pros: Helen

Cons: shirley

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simply put.. this is the best salon...amazing staff..educated and talented...best of boston west for a reason.!!!!...

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simply put.. this is the best salon...amazing staff..educated and talented...best of boston west for a reason.!!!!...

Pros: the best

Cons: none

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I have been going to Helen for color for 15 plus years. Everyone in Boston knows she is the best colorist. she is professional, smart, funny, and HARDWORKING and that's just a few examples of why her business is so successful. I'm sorry you had such a bad experience Mom in Wellesley but I can't believe thats true!

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I have been going to Helen for color for 15 plus years. Everyone in Boston knows she is the best colorist. she is professional, smart, funny, and HARDWORKING and that's just a few examples of why her business is so successful. I'm sorry you had such a bad experience Mom in Wellesley but I can't believe thats true!

Pros: best colorist

Cons: MominWellesley

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I got a color done by Helen once and was not thrilled or happy. It felt burned and was very frizzy afterwards for a good while. I had told her I felt the color was on for to long but I was ignored.It turned out pretty bad. I went to a different colorist there next time and was much happier with the results.

Shirley is an amazing stylist who knows how to communicate with you to find your right cut.

One thing I did not care for was over hearing some of the stylists/colorists backstabbing eachother to other clients. This is not at all professional. I am sure there are some clints who enjoy seeing this, but I take no pleasure in this immature catty behavior. I only heard positive comments about other stylists from ONE of the owners. This is enough to make me hesitate about returning there.

Galina gives the best mani's and pedi's! The asistants are super sweet and give first class service!

All in all my only wish it that some of the stylists and colorist acted more proffesional and less catty and they took the time to communicate properly.

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I got a color done by Helen once and was not thrilled or happy. It felt burned and was very frizzy afterwards for a good while. I had told her I felt the color was on for to long but I was ignored.It turned out pretty bad. I went to a different colorist there next time and was much happier with the results.

Shirley is an amazing stylist who knows how to communicate with you to find your right cut.

One thing I did not care for was over hearing some of the stylists/colorists backstabbing eachother to other clients. This is not at all professional. I am sure there are some clints who enjoy seeing this, but I take no pleasure in this immature catty behavior. I only heard positive comments about other stylists from ONE of the owners. This is enough to make me hesitate about returning there.

Galina gives the best mani's and pedi's! The asistants are super sweet and give first class service!

All in all my only wish it that some of the stylists and colorist acted more proffesional and less catty and they took the time to communicate properly.

Pros: Shirley

Cons: stylists/colorists gossip to much

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Helen is a legend... i have been her client for years and just wanted to let people know that she is trustworthy and talented.. her salon deserves everything acclaim they get.. you cannot go wrong there! The best colorist who knows her stuff... people seek her out, and hairdressers send their clients to her when they need help! i will follow her anywhere...

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Helen is a legend... i have been her client for years and just wanted to let people know that she is trustworthy and talented.. her salon deserves everything acclaim they get.. you cannot go wrong there! The best colorist who knows her stuff... people seek her out, and hairdressers send their clients to her when they need help! i will follow her anywhere...

Pros: Helen

Cons: none

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I drive 1 and 1/2 hours every 5 weeks, down the Mass Pike, to get my hair done at ID Salon in Wellesley MA. Matt Carlson has taken years off my look with his skillful color and stylish cuts. It is great to be over 60 and have everyone think you are 40. Only my hairdresser knows!

If you are looking for a real professional, with an artistic eye, try Matt Carlson for your next cut and color. I am glad that I did.

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I drive 1 and 1/2 hours every 5 weeks, down the Mass Pike, to get my hair done at ID Salon in Wellesley MA. Matt Carlson has taken years off my look with his skillful color and stylish cuts. It is great to be over 60 and have everyone think you are 40. Only my hairdresser knows!

If you are looking for a real professional, with an artistic eye, try Matt Carlson for your next cut and color. I am glad that I did.

Pros: Best cut and color ever

Cons: none

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This is the place! great service, friendly atmosphere, Penny, at the front desk is warm and wonderful, went for Helen ,the master of haircolor, she was recommended by most everyone i've talked to in my search and deserves her accolades,I will travel from boston from now on ...it is so worth it, a true pro, ...

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This is the place! great service, friendly atmosphere, Penny, at the front desk is warm and wonderful, went for Helen ,the master of haircolor, she was recommended by most everyone i've talked to in my search and deserves her accolades,I will travel from boston from now on ...it is so worth it, a true pro, ...

Pros: helen

Cons: none

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just moved to the area and went on citisearch to find a salon. After reading a few reviews about matt called and booked an appointment. I went to my appointment with some pictures of hair that I liked. Matt was great, he helped me narrow down which cuts would look great with my face shape. could'nt be more pleased he dilivered a flawless cut. had a great expierience. I will be back.

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just moved to the area and went on citisearch to find a salon. After reading a few reviews about matt called and booked an appointment. I went to my appointment with some pictures of hair that I liked. Matt was great, he helped me narrow down which cuts would look great with my face shape. could'nt be more pleased he dilivered a flawless cut. had a great expierience. I will be back.

Pros: great stylist

Cons: matt is a busy stylist, but worth the wait.

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Having course, curly hair, the right cut and technique is truly vital to an outstanding hair do. I have NEVER had anybody successfully cut, style, and straighten my unruly hair, as Matt did/does. Hair can truly make or break somebody..in the business world, as well as personal life, and I felt my best when I left the salon. I was very impressed with his expertise and product knowledge- I went home with a Moroccan Oil hair product that I can never do without now.

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Having course, curly hair, the right cut and technique is truly vital to an outstanding hair do. I have NEVER had anybody successfully cut, style, and straighten my unruly hair, as Matt did/does. Hair can truly make or break somebody..in the business world, as well as personal life, and I felt my best when I left the salon. I was very impressed with his expertise and product knowledge- I went home with a Moroccan Oil hair product that I can never do without now.

Pros: Never disatisfied with my cut.

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My stylist Matt, was a genius. His technique was artful and classy, and I left looking completely reinvented.

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My stylist Matt, was a genius. His technique was artful and classy, and I left looking completely reinvented.

Pros: complete satisfaction in a tranquil environment

Cons: none

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ID is _the_ place to go when in/near Boston. I wouldn't even think of going any place else. The staff is friendly and the stylists are amazingly talented. I always go in there and just sit down and let the stylists do what _they_ think will look good with my face; I come out looking amazing.

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ID is _the_ place to go when in/near Boston. I wouldn't even think of going any place else. The staff is friendly and the stylists are amazingly talented. I always go in there and just sit down and let the stylists do what _they_ think will look good with my face; I come out looking amazing.

Pros: talented staff, luxe experience

Cons: none!

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After having a horrific haircut about two blocks away, I made an appointment for the same day in despair. I was greeted by a smiley receptionist and soft lighting when I walked in. There was a five-minute wait, during which I was brought coffee and chose reading material from about 15 kinds of magazines.

My stylist, Sarah, calmed me down immediately by reassuring me that we could and would work with what hair I had left to create something fresh and different, and most of all, purposeful, so no one would be able to tell my haircut had been a mistake. We spent a good 15 minutes doing the consultation, and she assessed both of the photos of the styles I had brought in. She then made her own recommendation, but in the end let me choose what we would go for. I felt very comfortable going in to have my hair washed-- I knew exactly what we were going to do.

The shampoo in itself was divine-- a relaxing head massage topped off the lovely Bumble & Bumble products that the salon uses.

Sarah then got straight to work, and I couldn't have been made to feel more confident and comforted. She worked carefully and attentively, but still struck up an engaging conversation with me. She told me about her own past hair disasters, and talked about ways in which I could style my new hair. She spent about 45 minutes cutting my hair all in all, and checked the length once it was dry, too. She recommended two kinds of product, but wasn't pushy, and even encouraged me to try other products and see what worked best for me.

The finished product? Unbeatable. Sarah transformed a wedgey bowl cut into a flirty, Rihanna-style pixie/bob-- and I've found myself a new style that I never would've dreamed would look so good on me!

This salon is pricey-- $80 per cut for master stylists-- but in my opinion, totally worth it. It's not very often that you find a place you trust completely-- and now that I've finally found that place, I will definitely be going back.

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After having a horrific haircut about two blocks away, I made an appointment for the same day in despair. I was greeted by a smiley receptionist and soft lighting when I walked in. There was a five-minute wait, during which I was brought coffee and chose reading material from about 15 kinds of magazines.

My stylist, Sarah, calmed me down immediately by reassuring me that we could and would work with what hair I had left to create something fresh and different, and most of all, purposeful, so no one would be able to tell my haircut had been a mistake. We spent a good 15 minutes doing the consultation, and she assessed both of the photos of the styles I had brought in. She then made her own recommendation, but in the end let me choose what we would go for. I felt very comfortable going in to have my hair washed-- I knew exactly what we were going to do.

The shampoo in itself was divine-- a relaxing head massage topped off the lovely Bumble & Bumble products that the salon uses.

Sarah then got straight to work, and I couldn't have been made to feel more confident and comforted. She worked carefully and attentively, but still struck up an engaging conversation with me. She told me about her own past hair disasters, and talked about ways in which I could style my new hair. She spent about 45 minutes cutting my hair all in all, and checked the length once it was dry, too. She recommended two kinds of product, but wasn't pushy, and even encouraged me to try other products and see what worked best for me.

The finished product? Unbeatable. Sarah transformed a wedgey bowl cut into a flirty, Rihanna-style pixie/bob-- and I've found myself a new style that I never would've dreamed would look so good on me!

This salon is pricey-- $80 per cut for master stylists-- but in my opinion, totally worth it. It's not very often that you find a place you trust completely-- and now that I've finally found that place, I will definitely be going back.

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I'm new to citysearch, so for kicks I looked up my new place of worship, id. Salon. Well, I felt compelled to write my 2cents to "lindacal"......I think she was on something!!!!!!! So, readers, this is my experience with this little gem in Wellesley. I am a hair snob...thank you, mom!!!! I brought my children up in Wellesley, however, I always went in town for my hair etc. I had one glitch and went to a very high profiled salon in Wellesley next to Breuggers and then went back to Boston....From Mario Russo to Sassoon, Eccocentrics to Beaucage, you name it I went!!!!!! A few months ago I bumped into an old friend who also had big hair issues and she looked better than ever....where was she going but this place id.Salon! Well, all I can say is they gave me my own identity . After going through a divorce I needed a boost ....Helen, for color and wonderful Shirley for cut gave me a fabulous look. I get stopped all the time...I was given a short layered platinum cut...very cool and very different from everyone else...It's mine and they made it happen! That being said, "lindacal" is way off base....I since have sent so many friends, women who I get stopped by to id....I can't rave enough!!!!

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I'm new to citysearch, so for kicks I looked up my new place of worship, id. Salon. Well, I felt compelled to write my 2cents to "lindacal"......I think she was on something!!!!!!! So, readers, this is my experience with this little gem in Wellesley. I am a hair snob...thank you, mom!!!! I brought my children up in Wellesley, however, I always went in town for my hair etc. I had one glitch and went to a very high profiled salon in Wellesley next to Breuggers and then went back to Boston....From Mario Russo to Sassoon, Eccocentrics to Beaucage, you name it I went!!!!!! A few months ago I bumped into an old friend who also had big hair issues and she looked better than ever....where was she going but this place id.Salon! Well, all I can say is they gave me my own identity . After going through a divorce I needed a boost ....Helen, for color and wonderful Shirley for cut gave me a fabulous look. I get stopped all the time...I was given a short layered platinum cut...very cool and very different from everyone else...It's mine and they made it happen! That being said, "lindacal" is way off base....I since have sent so many friends, women who I get stopped by to id....I can't rave enough!!!!

Pros: talent from all the stylists

Cons: people think parking....but park behind Whole Foods...ample parking

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I wanted to cut my hair short for 3 years but was CHICKEN!I have been working with Shirley for about a year and we both decided it was time. She was AMAZING and booked extra time so that we would not be RUSHED! I walked out with the most breathtaking cut ever. Many stylist can not master both short & long cuts well Shirley can. She gets into a zen like quite state when she cuts, you are watching an artist at work. Co-workers, family, friends want a transformation like mine. I have been told I look like a model (this NEVER happened before). My other half told the valet don't just love her soft hair?!?If you want change your life start with a great cut-- book SHIRLEY and get a mani/pedi with GALINA! Your head, hand & feet will thank you.

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I wanted to cut my hair short for 3 years but was CHICKEN!I have been working with Shirley for about a year and we both decided it was time. She was AMAZING and booked extra time so that we would not be RUSHED! I walked out with the most breathtaking cut ever. Many stylist can not master both short & long cuts well Shirley can. She gets into a zen like quite state when she cuts, you are watching an artist at work. Co-workers, family, friends want a transformation like mine. I have been told I look like a model (this NEVER happened before). My other half told the valet don't just love her soft hair?!?If you want change your life start with a great cut-- book SHIRLEY and get a mani/pedi with GALINA! Your head, hand & feet will thank you.

Pros: SHIRLEY & GALINA

Cons: You must be CRAZY to find a con at this PLACE

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I have never written an online review in my life, but felt compelled after reading the negative review of ID Salon, and specifically, Shirley, from "lindacal" . To put things in perspective: I have known Shirley for four years, both personally and professionally. Let's start first with the service and the cut: simply put, I feel like I have finally found someone who understands my hair and how to cut it. My hair could not be more different from Shirley's: long, curly, with a tendency to frizz. So I find the assertion that she manufactures the same haircut for everyone to be simply ridiculous. Furthermore, Shirley is one of the most thoughtful and intelligent hairdressers I have met. If you bother to ask her questions about why she is cutting the way she is, she carefully explains things about your hair that you never even noticed yourself! Sometimes I feel she knows my hair better than I do! Finally, you don't get to be where Shirley is without being exceptional. As one reviewer noted, SHE TRAINS BUMBLE AND BUMBLE HAIRDRESSERS IN NYC. She is in the top tier of her profession. Regarding the salon and its atmosphere, I find it to be professional, friendly, and UNPRETENTIOUS, and as has been said, the people who work there respect each other and are kind to each other. (Speaking of pretentious, I got the worst haircut of my life on Newbury Street). The stylists are comfortable discussing the serious and the mundane (or the inane--life is difficult enough--relax!). I agree with the other reviewers--when I go to get my hair done, I don't feel the need to discuss the latest medical journals I am reading. But if I wanted to, Shirley would be up for it: she's quite smart, insightful and curious. She's a person who is easy to spend time with, and we are lucky she decided to set up shop in the suburbs. Thanks Shirley--you're the best.

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★★★★★

I have never written an online review in my life, but felt compelled after reading the negative review of ID Salon, and specifically, Shirley, from "lindacal" . To put things in perspective: I have known Shirley for four years, both personally and professionally. Let's start first with the service and the cut: simply put, I feel like I have finally found someone who understands my hair and how to cut it. My hair could not be more different from Shirley's: long, curly, with a tendency to frizz. So I find the assertion that she manufactures the same haircut for everyone to be simply ridiculous. Furthermore, Shirley is one of the most thoughtful and intelligent hairdressers I have met. If you bother to ask her questions about why she is cutting the way she is, she carefully explains things about your hair that you never even noticed yourself! Sometimes I feel she knows my hair better than I do! Finally, you don't get to be where Shirley is without being exceptional. As one reviewer noted, SHE TRAINS BUMBLE AND BUMBLE HAIRDRESSERS IN NYC. She is in the top tier of her profession. Regarding the salon and its atmosphere, I find it to be professional, friendly, and UNPRETENTIOUS, and as has been said, the people who work there respect each other and are kind to each other. (Speaking of pretentious, I got the worst haircut of my life on Newbury Street). The stylists are comfortable discussing the serious and the mundane (or the inane--life is difficult enough--relax!). I agree with the other reviewers--when I go to get my hair done, I don't feel the need to discuss the latest medical journals I am reading. But if I wanted to, Shirley would be up for it: she's quite smart, insightful and curious. She's a person who is easy to spend time with, and we are lucky she decided to set up shop in the suburbs. Thanks Shirley--you're the best.

Pros: highly skilled staff, relaxed and fun

Cons: none!

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id Salon is an amazing salon. Shirley Ching, stylist and co-owner is humble, kind and hardworking. Shirley is a key trainer at the famed Bumble & Bumble in NY, put another way, SHE TRAINS THE BEST STYLISTS IN NY. Shirley has an impressive resume, extensive editorial background and has styled numerous celebrities. The nasty review that hurled personal insults at Shirley is mean spirited and frankly classless. Last time I checked, clients go to salons to escape and relax...not to read the Economist. It is one thing to dislike an experience, it is quite another to attack someone. But lets be honest, the reviewer is deeply unhappy, bored and base. P.S. Before you post a review in writing and comment on intelligence...LEARN TO SPELL! Scary doesn't have an "E"! Rock on Shirley!

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★★★★★

id Salon is an amazing salon. Shirley Ching, stylist and co-owner is humble, kind and hardworking. Shirley is a key trainer at the famed Bumble & Bumble in NY, put another way, SHE TRAINS THE BEST STYLISTS IN NY. Shirley has an impressive resume, extensive editorial background and has styled numerous celebrities. The nasty review that hurled personal insults at Shirley is mean spirited and frankly classless. Last time I checked, clients go to salons to escape and relax...not to read the Economist. It is one thing to dislike an experience, it is quite another to attack someone. But lets be honest, the reviewer is deeply unhappy, bored and base. P.S. Before you post a review in writing and comment on intelligence...LEARN TO SPELL! Scary doesn't have an "E"! Rock on Shirley!

Pros: Shirley, Helen and Matt

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I live 20 miles from ID Salon but it is worth the trip. Matt is fantastic and he really makes sure your cut will work for you. My cut looks great weeks later. Nice low key atmosphere and super nice staff.
I recommend this salon you'll love it!

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★★★★★

I live 20 miles from ID Salon but it is worth the trip. Matt is fantastic and he really makes sure your cut will work for you. My cut looks great weeks later. Nice low key atmosphere and super nice staff.
I recommend this salon you'll love it!

Pros: Service, Parking

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Shirley is the best.....the best, whoever wrote that last reveiw is out of touch, I have never had a better haircut in my life! she is a caring attentive stylist who also has an edge that frankly not alot of stylists,and i don't care if it is madison ave or ohhh.. ewww... newbury st even can come close to. the last review was mean spirited and suspect...and as for the salon.. warm ,talented people...people who seem to actually like each other! Respect each other...I was baffled by the last review, and just had t defend Shirley,, she is worth it...go and find out for yourself....

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★★★★★

Shirley is the best.....the best, whoever wrote that last reveiw is out of touch, I have never had a better haircut in my life! she is a caring attentive stylist who also has an edge that frankly not alot of stylists,and i don't care if it is madison ave or ohhh.. ewww... newbury st even can come close to. the last review was mean spirited and suspect...and as for the salon.. warm ,talented people...people who seem to actually like each other! Respect each other...I was baffled by the last review, and just had t defend Shirley,, she is worth it...go and find out for yourself....

Pros: Shirley

Cons: none

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Talented stylists, talented colorists, Galina for pedicures and manicures...no need to trek to newbury st, fun atmosphere,whatever that previous disgruntled review said(there's always one,right?) I had a great experience and believe me I have been EVERYWHERE!...Warning ,...call ahead as these guys are booked, for a reason...personally, I like that..says alot,you know?

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★★★★★

Talented stylists, talented colorists, Galina for pedicures and manicures...no need to trek to newbury st, fun atmosphere,whatever that previous disgruntled review said(there's always one,right?) I had a great experience and believe me I have been EVERYWHERE!...Warning ,...call ahead as these guys are booked, for a reason...personally, I like that..says alot,you know?

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I went to salon Id b/c it was supposed to be the "best kept secret" salon in Wellesley. Well , it was not . I got some hippie chick stylist cutting my hair very poorly. She did a horrible job. I actually went to a different salon to get an opinion and they said she bearly cut my hair and left it uneven. Horrible Horrible DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS SALON TO ANYONE!!!! THANK YOU

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★☆☆☆☆

I went to salon Id b/c it was supposed to be the "best kept secret" salon in Wellesley. Well , it was not . I got some hippie chick stylist cutting my hair very poorly. She did a horrible job. I actually went to a different salon to get an opinion and they said she bearly cut my hair and left it uneven. Horrible Horrible DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS SALON TO ANYONE!!!! THANK YOU

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id.salon has a great support staff: from the front desk receptionist, Judy, who was very accommodating to my requests for make four future appointments in succession while helping me select the right products. She is friendly and very good at what she does. Also, the girl who shampooed my hair, Juni, did an incredible job: she even gave me a scalp massage. The atmosphere of the shop is relaxed: there is an extensive magazine selection and I have used two of the three owners for my hair services, Helen, gave me a beautiful partial foil and the haircut Matt gave me was amazing, especially since my hair is thick and wavy and can be difficult to manage. I would recommend this salon to anyone who lives in the Wellesley, Needham, Newton area. You will not be dissapointed.

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★★★★★

id.salon has a great support staff: from the front desk receptionist, Judy, who was very accommodating to my requests for make four future appointments in succession while helping me select the right products. She is friendly and very good at what she does. Also, the girl who shampooed my hair, Juni, did an incredible job: she even gave me a scalp massage. The atmosphere of the shop is relaxed: there is an extensive magazine selection and I have used two of the three owners for my hair services, Helen, gave me a beautiful partial foil and the haircut Matt gave me was amazing, especially since my hair is thick and wavy and can be difficult to manage. I would recommend this salon to anyone who lives in the Wellesley, Needham, Newton area. You will not be dissapointed.

Pros: friendly staff and talented stylists

Cons: none other than parking can be a challenge at times

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Overall experience is NOT "big city" and certainly not a NYC salon but a comfortable place.
Staff could be more friendly which would greatly enhance experience

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★★★☆☆

Overall experience is NOT "big city" and certainly not a NYC salon but a comfortable place.
Staff could be more friendly which would greatly enhance experience

Pros: manicures and pedicures

Cons: not very "warm" atmosphere

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The receptionist (Judy) was rude when I called to make my first appointment at ID Salon. She acted annoyed when I asked her for a recommendation for a stylist, and she sighed in disgust when I asked her how much my haircut would cost. I was so upset with how she treated me that I called back the next day to cancel the appointment. Ironically, she was also rude to me the next day too! ID Salon *might* be a fabulous salon... But I'm going to give my business to one of the many friendly salons in Wellesley. It pays to be nice to customers!

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★★★☆☆

The receptionist (Judy) was rude when I called to make my first appointment at ID Salon. She acted annoyed when I asked her for a recommendation for a stylist, and she sighed in disgust when I asked her how much my haircut would cost. I was so upset with how she treated me that I called back the next day to cancel the appointment. Ironically, she was also rude to me the next day too! ID Salon *might* be a fabulous salon... But I'm going to give my business to one of the many friendly salons in Wellesley. It pays to be nice to customers!

Pros: I'm sure there are good things to say about the stylists

Cons: Poor customer service! No website with helpful info.

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having been frustrated with "newbury st" I was recommended by a friend to try this "best kept secret" salon in wellesley .The location was easy to find and there is parking available! I then was welcomed warmly and got the BEST color and haircut ever! The atmosphere was friendly and the stylists there were beyond talented. Every client I saw left happy and looking fabulous,including me! i have since sent all my friends ( they all had different stylists by the way) all happy...every one.....I would advise anyone to check them out...It seems to be getting very popular.....I am not surprised......

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★★★★★

having been frustrated with "newbury st" I was recommended by a friend to try this "best kept secret" salon in wellesley .The location was easy to find and there is parking available! I then was welcomed warmly and got the BEST color and haircut ever! The atmosphere was friendly and the stylists there were beyond talented. Every client I saw left happy and looking fabulous,including me! i have since sent all my friends ( they all had different stylists by the way) all happy...every one.....I would advise anyone to check them out...It seems to be getting very popular.....I am not surprised......

Pros: educated stylists ,friendly atmosphere,parking

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Two family members have gone to the i.d. salon for highlights, using two different colorists - one is the part owner. Neither one listened to our requests for highlight color and density. Instead they did what they thought would be "good for" us. In my case the result was an unatural brassy gold color, with dense and sparce patches of color. They offered to recolor and so I took the time to return and the recolor is no improvement. I think they just went throught the motions with no real attempt to fix their work.

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★☆☆☆☆

Two family members have gone to the i.d. salon for highlights, using two different colorists - one is the part owner. Neither one listened to our requests for highlight color and density. Instead they did what they thought would be "good for" us. In my case the result was an unatural brassy gold color, with dense and sparce patches of color. They offered to recolor and so I took the time to return and the recolor is no improvement. I think they just went throught the motions with no real attempt to fix their work.

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id. Salon opened in November 2005, very quietly and humbly, by three of Boston's best from Umi salon on Newb. Street. Fanfare was in order because this is THE BEST salon in New England. The work at id. salon is New York City good yet the salon has a relaxed atmosphere that is intelligent and never pretentious. The combination is wonderful. I've been to salons in Beverly Hills, NYC, Vienna, London, Paris, Rome (enough about me) and this is my favorite. Ask for Helen (color) or Shirley (cut) or Matthew (cut).

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★★★★★

id. Salon opened in November 2005, very quietly and humbly, by three of Boston's best from Umi salon on Newb. Street. Fanfare was in order because this is THE BEST salon in New England. The work at id. salon is New York City good yet the salon has a relaxed atmosphere that is intelligent and never pretentious. The combination is wonderful. I've been to salons in Beverly Hills, NYC, Vienna, London, Paris, Rome (enough about me) and this is my favorite. Ask for Helen (color) or Shirley (cut) or Matthew (cut).

Pros: Staff highly skilled; relaxed atmosphere; free parking!!!

Cons: None

 

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