J. Stevens Salon

★★★★☆
From facials to hair coloring and styling, this salon offers the Newton area full-service beautification. 617 340 7794
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617-244-5550

859 Washington St

Newton, MA

02460

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My co-worker came back to work one day after an extended lunch, and her hair looked incredible. She was referred to Jamie at J. Stevens. i get my hair colored every 5 weeks and it was just looking Blah.. so i decided i would give him a try. He did a base color with a few foils on the top and a haircut. and i could not believe how great it came out. i have never had shiny bouncy hair -- and now i do. he was very professional and took time to ask a lot of questions about my hair before we began. i am Very Pleased and just wanted to write a review. i highly recommend Jamie. Eileen.

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★★★★☆

My co-worker came back to work one day after an extended lunch, and her hair looked incredible. She was referred to Jamie at J. Stevens. i get my hair colored every 5 weeks and it was just looking Blah.. so i decided i would give him a try. He did a base color with a few foils on the top and a haircut. and i could not believe how great it came out. i have never had shiny bouncy hair -- and now i do. he was very professional and took time to ask a lot of questions about my hair before we began. i am Very Pleased and just wanted to write a review. i highly recommend Jamie. Eileen.

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Like many of us, I asked around before trying a new salon. A friend referred me to Jonathan. I have been coming ever since (no need to mention exact number of years). \r
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Jonathan is magic with color and keeps me looking young while covering up my ""natural highlights "". No one knows I color except well for now perhaps. The entire staff is like a family and greets you warmly.\r
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The salon is located conveniently to the commuter rail and bus. There is even parking for those who drive.

5
★★★★★

Like many of us, I asked around before trying a new salon. A friend referred me to Jonathan. I have been coming ever since (no need to mention exact number of years). \r
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Jonathan is magic with color and keeps me looking young while covering up my ""natural highlights "". No one knows I color except well for now perhaps. The entire staff is like a family and greets you warmly.\r
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The salon is located conveniently to the commuter rail and bus. There is even parking for those who drive.

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MARIANNE is amazing!!! She has been cutting my hair for over 20 years. I have followed her from salon to salon and believe me it's worth it! Marianne specializes in color and I call her my color chemist! Marianne is a great stylist and I love her flexibility! Would highly recommend Marianne!

5
★★★★★

MARIANNE is amazing!!! She has been cutting my hair for over 20 years. I have followed her from salon to salon and believe me it's worth it! Marianne specializes in color and I call her my color chemist! Marianne is a great stylist and I love her flexibility! Would highly recommend Marianne!

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I had the same hairdresser for 25 years and then I moved to Boston-needless to say finding someone to cut my hair was a priority - and a challenge, I tried at least 4 salons and suffered through some awful haircuts before I found Jonathon atJ. Stevens. He is a master...great haircut every time. I highly recommend him!

5
★★★★★

I had the same hairdresser for 25 years and then I moved to Boston-needless to say finding someone to cut my hair was a priority - and a challenge, I tried at least 4 salons and suffered through some awful haircuts before I found Jonathon atJ. Stevens. He is a master...great haircut every time. I highly recommend him!

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I have been going to Marianne for haircolor for the past 8 years. I always get complimented on my hair color, which is all I need to know that she's doing a great job! Recently the guy who cuts my hair (at another salon) was unable to fit me in, so I let Marianne cut my hair. She gave me a great hairstyle, and again, compliments from others lets me know I'm not the only one who thinks so.

Everyone at this salon is nice and friendly and I look forward to my visits there.

5
★★★★★

I have been going to Marianne for haircolor for the past 8 years. I always get complimented on my hair color, which is all I need to know that she's doing a great job! Recently the guy who cuts my hair (at another salon) was unable to fit me in, so I let Marianne cut my hair. She gave me a great hairstyle, and again, compliments from others lets me know I'm not the only one who thinks so.

Everyone at this salon is nice and friendly and I look forward to my visits there.

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I am a busy and disorganized guy. For a while I would only think to get my hair cut when I had a function to attend or when one of my colleagues said ""maybe you should get a haircut."" In those instances I would walk in to see Jenny and ask (beg?) her to please cut my hair. She always found a way to fit me in. However, being a very bright young woman, Jenny found a better solution. Jenny suggested that she could schedule my haircuts for me and call when necessary. It has worked quite well. I look forward to getting my hair cut there. Everyone is friendly and fun to talk to.\r
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5
★★★★★

I am a busy and disorganized guy. For a while I would only think to get my hair cut when I had a function to attend or when one of my colleagues said ""maybe you should get a haircut."" In those instances I would walk in to see Jenny and ask (beg?) her to please cut my hair. She always found a way to fit me in. However, being a very bright young woman, Jenny found a better solution. Jenny suggested that she could schedule my haircuts for me and call when necessary. It has worked quite well. I look forward to getting my hair cut there. Everyone is friendly and fun to talk to.\r
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Pros: nice people great service

Cons: can't think of one

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I've been going to J. Stevens Salon for many years. I was always happy with my hair, but when I met Jenny, I learned what a truly talented stylist could do. She is the one and only stylist who understands how to do my hair. She allows room for my opinion but is always honest with her ideas, which I appreciate. She will work with you to get the best result and I am very happy she's my stylist.

5
★★★★★

I've been going to J. Stevens Salon for many years. I was always happy with my hair, but when I met Jenny, I learned what a truly talented stylist could do. She is the one and only stylist who understands how to do my hair. She allows room for my opinion but is always honest with her ideas, which I appreciate. She will work with you to get the best result and I am very happy she's my stylist.

Pros: Great music, relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff and candy!

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After moving here from NYC, I spent nearly 2 years trying different salons. Until I found Jenny at J Stevens I couldn't find the right hair cut, a place I was comfortable in and a a reasonable rate. Jenny's been cutting my hair now for nearly 2 years and I wouldn't go any where else. Every time, the cut is right and lasts. I get more complements on my haircuts than ever before and I truly enjoy seeing her and the J Stevens staff every time. My 15 year old daughter quickly became Jenny's customer too and wouldn't trust anyone else either. \r
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Jenny also taught us alot about how to care for our hair and we've seen great improvements in the health and condition of our hair as well. \r
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Great place, so glad we found them.

5
★★★★★

After moving here from NYC, I spent nearly 2 years trying different salons. Until I found Jenny at J Stevens I couldn't find the right hair cut, a place I was comfortable in and a a reasonable rate. Jenny's been cutting my hair now for nearly 2 years and I wouldn't go any where else. Every time, the cut is right and lasts. I get more complements on my haircuts than ever before and I truly enjoy seeing her and the J Stevens staff every time. My 15 year old daughter quickly became Jenny's customer too and wouldn't trust anyone else either. \r
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Jenny also taught us alot about how to care for our hair and we've seen great improvements in the health and condition of our hair as well. \r
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Great place, so glad we found them.

Pros: Easy, friendly, great rates

Cons: Can't think of any

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The staff at J Stevens Salon are fun, funny and fantastic. I love my stylist Jenny she is the best!!! The atmosphere is clean and sleek. There is always a ton of reading materials and candy, yummy! I never feel as if they push products - I hate that. They are open, engaged and real. This is Newbury Street worthy with a working persons prices and atmosphere. Make an appointment, it'll be the best thing you did today.

5
★★★★★

The staff at J Stevens Salon are fun, funny and fantastic. I love my stylist Jenny she is the best!!! The atmosphere is clean and sleek. There is always a ton of reading materials and candy, yummy! I never feel as if they push products - I hate that. They are open, engaged and real. This is Newbury Street worthy with a working persons prices and atmosphere. Make an appointment, it'll be the best thing you did today.

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JENNY- all I have to say!!! I am so incredibly pleased with my haircut. I have gone to several different hair salons, but with no luck finding an individual who would cut/color the way I want, or even close for that matter. I was so impressed with the way Jenny had cut my sister's hair (the color is beautiful too) that I made the appointment two days later. It has been about two weeks now and everyday I wake up I look forward to the way I will be styling my hair that day. Jenny took her time to help me find the perfect colors (I am extremely picky) and I cannot thank her ENOUGH for her fabulous sense of style, WHAT A TALENT!!! I found my permanent hair dresser, and I am so excited and relieved!Thank you Jenny, keep up the amazing work!!!!

5
★★★★★

JENNY- all I have to say!!! I am so incredibly pleased with my haircut. I have gone to several different hair salons, but with no luck finding an individual who would cut/color the way I want, or even close for that matter. I was so impressed with the way Jenny had cut my sister's hair (the color is beautiful too) that I made the appointment two days later. It has been about two weeks now and everyday I wake up I look forward to the way I will be styling my hair that day. Jenny took her time to help me find the perfect colors (I am extremely picky) and I cannot thank her ENOUGH for her fabulous sense of style, WHAT A TALENT!!! I found my permanent hair dresser, and I am so excited and relieved!Thank you Jenny, keep up the amazing work!!!!

Pros: Great Staff, Very Funny, Quick Service

Cons: When I have to leave after having a great time.

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I found this salon on Citysearch and decided to try it because of the high ratings. However, I can only guess that these are fake reviews posted by the salon. This place is geared toward clients in the 50+ age range especially older men. The woman who cut my hair, while very friendly, hasn't kept up-to-date with hairstyles, cutting, or blowdrying techniques. My hair looked flat and nondescript when I walked out so I went home afterwards to wash and restyle it myself. I was hoping at least that the shape of the cut would be decent but even that looks misshapen and off. Again, very nice people but not the place for a good haircut if you are under 50y or a woman.

2
★★☆☆☆

I found this salon on Citysearch and decided to try it because of the high ratings. However, I can only guess that these are fake reviews posted by the salon. This place is geared toward clients in the 50+ age range especially older men. The woman who cut my hair, while very friendly, hasn't kept up-to-date with hairstyles, cutting, or blowdrying techniques. My hair looked flat and nondescript when I walked out so I went home afterwards to wash and restyle it myself. I was hoping at least that the shape of the cut would be decent but even that looks misshapen and off. Again, very nice people but not the place for a good haircut if you are under 50y or a woman.

Pros: Friendly, cheap

Cons: Stylists are not up to date with latest styles & techniques

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I love this Salon! My only regret is that my schedule does not allow me more time to spend there to enjoy all the services that they offer. The staff is very welcoming and very attentive, you can feel that from your very first appointment. Make an appointment and have J.Stevens salon become an extended family member, you won't regret it!

5
★★★★★

I love this Salon! My only regret is that my schedule does not allow me more time to spend there to enjoy all the services that they offer. The staff is very welcoming and very attentive, you can feel that from your very first appointment. Make an appointment and have J.Stevens salon become an extended family member, you won't regret it!

Pros: the welcoming atomsphere

Cons: my crazy schedule

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I have been going to Jenny at J Stevens salon for years now. She is always willing to share her ideas for coloring and cutting my hair when I'm not sure what I want. Jenny is cute and funny and a real joy to go to to get my hair done. I recommend J Stevens and Jenny to anyone who is looking for someone new or is just looking for a change!!

5
★★★★★

I have been going to Jenny at J Stevens salon for years now. She is always willing to share her ideas for coloring and cutting my hair when I'm not sure what I want. Jenny is cute and funny and a real joy to go to to get my hair done. I recommend J Stevens and Jenny to anyone who is looking for someone new or is just looking for a change!!

Pros: People friendly environment

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I hate having to find a new hair stylist. A couple years ago I turned to Citysearch to get recommendations for someplace in Newton and made an appointment at J. Stevens Salon to give it a try. I SO lucked out! As others have raved, Marianne Kaltsunas is a wonderful stylist, colorist, and just an all around fun person to chat with while she works her magic on your hair. The salon environment is comfortable, stylish and super-clean and you're made to feel welcome right away. Perfect for me!

5
★★★★★

I hate having to find a new hair stylist. A couple years ago I turned to Citysearch to get recommendations for someplace in Newton and made an appointment at J. Stevens Salon to give it a try. I SO lucked out! As others have raved, Marianne Kaltsunas is a wonderful stylist, colorist, and just an all around fun person to chat with while she works her magic on your hair. The salon environment is comfortable, stylish and super-clean and you're made to feel welcome right away. Perfect for me!

Pros: Friendly service, great stylists

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I have been loyal to J Stevens salon for two years since Marianne transformed my hair. I entered J Stevens salon humiliated by bleached out hair which caused severe breakage. I had gone to several salons before J Stevens which were over priced and destroyed my hair. Marianne turned my practically white hair into a beautiful head of natural blonde hair with chocolate brown low-lights. To this day my hair is very healthy and beautiful, not to mention my broken hairs have grown in well. Marianne has always left me satisfied because she listens to what I want and gives me advise to better my decisions. Whether you are looking for a new cut, style or color Marianne at Stevens Salon is the hair dresser for you!

5
★★★★★

I have been loyal to J Stevens salon for two years since Marianne transformed my hair. I entered J Stevens salon humiliated by bleached out hair which caused severe breakage. I had gone to several salons before J Stevens which were over priced and destroyed my hair. Marianne turned my practically white hair into a beautiful head of natural blonde hair with chocolate brown low-lights. To this day my hair is very healthy and beautiful, not to mention my broken hairs have grown in well. Marianne has always left me satisfied because she listens to what I want and gives me advise to better my decisions. Whether you are looking for a new cut, style or color Marianne at Stevens Salon is the hair dresser for you!

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J.Stevens is a fabulous salon. The staff is always friendly when I call, the salon is always\r
immaculately clean and everyone is so upbeat! \r
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Marianne Kaltsunas is my stylist and colorist. I have been a client for more than 10 years, and that is because I always come away feeling and looking great. Very often strangers stop me, and ask me who cuts my hair. I'm always happy to recommend Marianne. I used to have very short hair but had decided it was time for a change. So I discussed it with Marianne, so I decided I was going to try and grow it out! As anyone who has grown their hair out knows, it's no easy task. Often, I'd want to cut it all off but Marianne would suggest a different part, or trim my bangs, and I'd feel great . So I have successfully grown my hair out and I'm thrilled. Marianne stuck with me, and actually helped me do it!! She very easily could have just cut it all off, but she listened to my goal...and kept reminding me that I wanted it longer. Thanks Marianne! ***** Five stars aren't enough...Marianne and the J.Stevens Salon are a perfect 10!

5
★★★★★

J.Stevens is a fabulous salon. The staff is always friendly when I call, the salon is always\r
immaculately clean and everyone is so upbeat! \r
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Marianne Kaltsunas is my stylist and colorist. I have been a client for more than 10 years, and that is because I always come away feeling and looking great. Very often strangers stop me, and ask me who cuts my hair. I'm always happy to recommend Marianne. I used to have very short hair but had decided it was time for a change. So I discussed it with Marianne, so I decided I was going to try and grow it out! As anyone who has grown their hair out knows, it's no easy task. Often, I'd want to cut it all off but Marianne would suggest a different part, or trim my bangs, and I'd feel great . So I have successfully grown my hair out and I'm thrilled. Marianne stuck with me, and actually helped me do it!! She very easily could have just cut it all off, but she listened to my goal...and kept reminding me that I wanted it longer. Thanks Marianne! ***** Five stars aren't enough...Marianne and the J.Stevens Salon are a perfect 10!

Pros: color, cut, blow-dry, staff, appointment availability

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Jenny has been cutting my hair for the past five years. She makes me feel so welcomed and always gives great advice when I am looking to try something new. Mia gives the best facial I have ever had and M.J. is just like the rest of the salon when it comes to not cutting corners with the nails and toes. I always look forward to how great I will look when I leave. I highly recommend Jenny and all the salon staff for all your beauty needs.

5
★★★★★

Jenny has been cutting my hair for the past five years. She makes me feel so welcomed and always gives great advice when I am looking to try something new. Mia gives the best facial I have ever had and M.J. is just like the rest of the salon when it comes to not cutting corners with the nails and toes. I always look forward to how great I will look when I leave. I highly recommend Jenny and all the salon staff for all your beauty needs.

Pros: Comfortable environment, friendly staff, GREAT HAIR

Cons: mostly on street parking ( lots in back are usually full.)

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This might be a great place, but I'd never know since they don't provide consultations on cuts/color. I'm seeking a new stylist and feel that it's extremely important that a salon is willing to sit down with a potential client for at least 10-15mins to discuss ideas. This is generally a service that most salons provide at no fee. It seems a bit remarkable that J. Stevens expects new customers to come in blindly and that they are so arrogant as to not extend this courtesy to potential clients.

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★☆☆☆☆

This might be a great place, but I'd never know since they don't provide consultations on cuts/color. I'm seeking a new stylist and feel that it's extremely important that a salon is willing to sit down with a potential client for at least 10-15mins to discuss ideas. This is generally a service that most salons provide at no fee. It seems a bit remarkable that J. Stevens expects new customers to come in blindly and that they are so arrogant as to not extend this courtesy to potential clients.

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I found this place on City Search after having tried MANY salons in Newton and on Newbury Street. I thought it was a risk to go someplace where i didn't know anyone who had been there. I couldn't be happier I took that chance. This place is so friendly and down to earth. Jenny gives the best cuts and is fabulous with color. You always feel welcomed. They really want their customers to be satisfied with everything. I never have to wait to be taken. Everyone walks out looking really good. Run don't walk to J. Stevens.

5
★★★★★

I found this place on City Search after having tried MANY salons in Newton and on Newbury Street. I thought it was a risk to go someplace where i didn't know anyone who had been there. I couldn't be happier I took that chance. This place is so friendly and down to earth. Jenny gives the best cuts and is fabulous with color. You always feel welcomed. They really want their customers to be satisfied with everything. I never have to wait to be taken. Everyone walks out looking really good. Run don't walk to J. Stevens.

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Jamie is my stylist at J Stevens salon and I have been completely happy with the look of the cuts and highlighting he has given me. I have complete confidence in him because he has made my formerly sad and boring brown hair look beautiful! I get a lot of compliments from family and friends. Admittedly, there are plenty of salons between my home and J Stevens but I have found my perfect match here so the drive is worth it. Besides Jamie's skill, perfectionism and aesthetic sense, he is warm and open and friendly which makes the whole experience a pleasure. Stop in; you won't regret it!

5
★★★★★

Jamie is my stylist at J Stevens salon and I have been completely happy with the look of the cuts and highlighting he has given me. I have complete confidence in him because he has made my formerly sad and boring brown hair look beautiful! I get a lot of compliments from family and friends. Admittedly, there are plenty of salons between my home and J Stevens but I have found my perfect match here so the drive is worth it. Besides Jamie's skill, perfectionism and aesthetic sense, he is warm and open and friendly which makes the whole experience a pleasure. Stop in; you won't regret it!

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I've been going to J. Stevens for a couple of years now. What a lovely place to relax, enjoy an afternoon, and leave looking just fabulous. Salon is clean, staff is professional, service is ON POINT! I have been going to MARIANNE K. as my stylist for many years 5+. Prior to that I was on Newbury St., Kenmore, everywhere...I have course, curly, pretty hair, but noone could cut it and the color always looked brassy and overprocessed. One day I ran into someone in the parking lot of Bread and Circus. She had the most beautiful hair I had ever seen. Her hair was cut beautifully and the color was phenomenal. I HAD to have her hairdresser. I ran to her like a wild woman. Soon I was in MARIANNE'S chair. There I will stay. If you want the greatest color and cut you've ever had from the ultimate professional - call Marianne NOW! Your days of ""hairdresser shopping"" are over!!\r

5
★★★★★

I've been going to J. Stevens for a couple of years now. What a lovely place to relax, enjoy an afternoon, and leave looking just fabulous. Salon is clean, staff is professional, service is ON POINT! I have been going to MARIANNE K. as my stylist for many years 5+. Prior to that I was on Newbury St., Kenmore, everywhere...I have course, curly, pretty hair, but noone could cut it and the color always looked brassy and overprocessed. One day I ran into someone in the parking lot of Bread and Circus. She had the most beautiful hair I had ever seen. Her hair was cut beautifully and the color was phenomenal. I HAD to have her hairdresser. I ran to her like a wild woman. Soon I was in MARIANNE'S chair. There I will stay. If you want the greatest color and cut you've ever had from the ultimate professional - call Marianne NOW! Your days of ""hairdresser shopping"" are over!!\r

Pros: Always received exactly what I wanted/great value

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When I moved here from L.A. I did not know that my hairdresser would be the person I missed the most. And, until I found Jonathan and J. Stevens, I had spent a long time looking for a good ""fit"". That was around 5 years ago and I am definitely a fan and loyal customer of this place.

4
★★★★☆

When I moved here from L.A. I did not know that my hairdresser would be the person I missed the most. And, until I found Jonathan and J. Stevens, I had spent a long time looking for a good ""fit"". That was around 5 years ago and I am definitely a fan and loyal customer of this place.

Pros: Jonathan, the shop, the people

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I went to this salon because I saw all the great reviews on this site. When I got there I could immediately tell this wasn't the kind of place I go to and the clientelle was a little older (everyone there was 40's and up). My stylist was definetly the nicest one I've ever had and really wanted to make sure I got the cut I wanted, but I have to say I was dissapointed. I think this is a great salon for people 30+ but if you're looking for something a bit younger and hip I would reccomend going elsewhere. I actually stayed thinking I'd get a cheaper cut, but I ended up paying the same as I do at my favorite Newbury St. salons.

4
★★★★☆

I went to this salon because I saw all the great reviews on this site. When I got there I could immediately tell this wasn't the kind of place I go to and the clientelle was a little older (everyone there was 40's and up). My stylist was definetly the nicest one I've ever had and really wanted to make sure I got the cut I wanted, but I have to say I was dissapointed. I think this is a great salon for people 30+ but if you're looking for something a bit younger and hip I would reccomend going elsewhere. I actually stayed thinking I'd get a cheaper cut, but I ended up paying the same as I do at my favorite Newbury St. salons.

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I recently went to J. Stevens Salon after reading the GREAT reviews on Citysearch. I've never seen such great reviews and a 10 rating!! Jonathan did my hair and is AMAZING!! He listened to my concerns and gave me his expert opinion. He knew exactly what I wanted and I walked out of there looking how I've always wanted my hair to look. Finally, I have found someone! I have been to numerous hairdressers in Boston over the last 5 years - Newbury St. and all. Jonathan is the best! He give great tips too - blowdrying, color etc. A true expert...

5
★★★★★

I recently went to J. Stevens Salon after reading the GREAT reviews on Citysearch. I've never seen such great reviews and a 10 rating!! Jonathan did my hair and is AMAZING!! He listened to my concerns and gave me his expert opinion. He knew exactly what I wanted and I walked out of there looking how I've always wanted my hair to look. Finally, I have found someone! I have been to numerous hairdressers in Boston over the last 5 years - Newbury St. and all. Jonathan is the best! He give great tips too - blowdrying, color etc. A true expert...

Pros: Great cuts, color, expertise, experience...

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I have gone to Marianne for over 15 years to have my hair styled and colored. When she had recently moved from the salon she had been at for 25 years I must say I was concerned but happy for her progress.\r
At J. Stevens she has excelled in every way. She is still by far the best stylist I have been to and my colors she has given me are exquisite! Thank you Marianne and all of you at J. Stevens I look forward to coming in to your salon every time.

5
★★★★★

I have gone to Marianne for over 15 years to have my hair styled and colored. When she had recently moved from the salon she had been at for 25 years I must say I was concerned but happy for her progress.\r
At J. Stevens she has excelled in every way. She is still by far the best stylist I have been to and my colors she has given me are exquisite! Thank you Marianne and all of you at J. Stevens I look forward to coming in to your salon every time.

Pros: Free Parking, family like service

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This is an amazing place. I have never had such an wonderful time. I made the mistake of trying a Newbury Street salon simply because I was in town and it was the place to be. Do not waste your time!! Go where the service is great and the staff will truly work to please you. I cannot believe their attention to detail and their determination to see you leave happy. It is the best place to go for a color, cut or just a boost to your self esteem.

5
★★★★★

This is an amazing place. I have never had such an wonderful time. I made the mistake of trying a Newbury Street salon simply because I was in town and it was the place to be. Do not waste your time!! Go where the service is great and the staff will truly work to please you. I cannot believe their attention to detail and their determination to see you leave happy. It is the best place to go for a color, cut or just a boost to your self esteem.

Pros: Everything...there is nothing that does not excel

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This is the Best of Boston. I do not care what anyone else says or what other salons are touted as the place to be. The staff here is phenomenal and they want to work with you. You are never an inconvenience and always welcome. There is nothing like having a stylist who wants to be working on your hair. From color to cut to products, they are honest and forthcoming. They want you to be happy and will bend over backwards to make sure that you are. I have been to dozens of salons form Manhattan to LA and I never get better service than that at J Stevens. Go there and I guarantee you will never be disappointed.\r
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5
★★★★★

This is the Best of Boston. I do not care what anyone else says or what other salons are touted as the place to be. The staff here is phenomenal and they want to work with you. You are never an inconvenience and always welcome. There is nothing like having a stylist who wants to be working on your hair. From color to cut to products, they are honest and forthcoming. They want you to be happy and will bend over backwards to make sure that you are. I have been to dozens of salons form Manhattan to LA and I never get better service than that at J Stevens. Go there and I guarantee you will never be disappointed.\r
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Pros: Easy Parking unlike anywhere else and a staff that clearly loves what they do

Cons: Hard pressed to find one

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I have been getting facials since I was 14 and was searching for someone that used a more European method. After trying all the pricey salons on Newbury and the suburbs, I finally found Mia. She recently sold her place and joined J Stevens. If a Saturday is what you are looking for, book far in advance. Expect a great facial and fabulous skin without the high-pressure sales pitch. Mia is the best!

5
★★★★★

I have been getting facials since I was 14 and was searching for someone that used a more European method. After trying all the pricey salons on Newbury and the suburbs, I finally found Mia. She recently sold her place and joined J Stevens. If a Saturday is what you are looking for, book far in advance. Expect a great facial and fabulous skin without the high-pressure sales pitch. Mia is the best!

Pros: Facials are affordable, off-street parking

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A couple weeks ago i was out at a restaurant in Waltham, we were waiting at the bar for our table and the bartender's hair was gorgeous. the kind of hair you see on a California surfer type of girl. i commented how lucky she was to be a natural blonde and she smiled and said that she really wasn't. she told me she had found this guy named Jamie about a year ago on Citysearch, and that he had been doing her hair ever since. she got me his business card out of her purse and said that i was not the first to ask about her hair. i called and made an appointment and he was great- he did a partial foil and cut. My hair looks so natural and sunkissed. i am so pleased i just had to write a review . - Sarah

5
★★★★★

A couple weeks ago i was out at a restaurant in Waltham, we were waiting at the bar for our table and the bartender's hair was gorgeous. the kind of hair you see on a California surfer type of girl. i commented how lucky she was to be a natural blonde and she smiled and said that she really wasn't. she told me she had found this guy named Jamie about a year ago on Citysearch, and that he had been doing her hair ever since. she got me his business card out of her purse and said that i was not the first to ask about her hair. i called and made an appointment and he was great- he did a partial foil and cut. My hair looks so natural and sunkissed. i am so pleased i just had to write a review . - Sarah

Pros: reasonably priced, Friendly , great results

Cons: N/A

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I am a loyal J. Stevens Salon client. When my hairdresser moved to NYC several years ago I did not get my hair done for almost a year because I didn't think I would ever find anyone as good as he. Thank-goodness a friend recommended Jonathan at J. Stevens. I am now a loyal Jonathan client, and I found out that my old hair dresser is back in Boston! Occassionally I have also seen Jenny and Jamie...both incredible in their own right.
What makes the salon complete is the recent addition of Mia (formerly from Mia's Skin Care in Watertown). She is the resident aesthetician who is so warm and friendly and gives the greatest facial in the world! J. Stevens Salon is my Saturday morning escape every couple of months. I drive all the way from Salem, MA to Newton for my appointments too. I HIGHLY recommend this salon.

5
★★★★★

I am a loyal J. Stevens Salon client. When my hairdresser moved to NYC several years ago I did not get my hair done for almost a year because I didn't think I would ever find anyone as good as he. Thank-goodness a friend recommended Jonathan at J. Stevens. I am now a loyal Jonathan client, and I found out that my old hair dresser is back in Boston! Occassionally I have also seen Jenny and Jamie...both incredible in their own right.
What makes the salon complete is the recent addition of Mia (formerly from Mia's Skin Care in Watertown). She is the resident aesthetician who is so warm and friendly and gives the greatest facial in the world! J. Stevens Salon is my Saturday morning escape every couple of months. I drive all the way from Salem, MA to Newton for my appointments too. I HIGHLY recommend this salon.

Pros: free parking, affordable, friendlieness

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I moved to the Boston area from NY 5 years ago and have searched high and low for a colorist who would add depth to my blond hair instead of bleach. I am thrilled to know I won't have to look any further. Jenny managed to make my hair look naturally blond for the first time since (lets just say since I'm 30). Everyone in the salon was genuine and pleasant to be around. I normally hate to have my hair done, but I'm looking forward to going back soon.

5
★★★★★

I moved to the Boston area from NY 5 years ago and have searched high and low for a colorist who would add depth to my blond hair instead of bleach. I am thrilled to know I won't have to look any further. Jenny managed to make my hair look naturally blond for the first time since (lets just say since I'm 30). Everyone in the salon was genuine and pleasant to be around. I normally hate to have my hair done, but I'm looking forward to going back soon.

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I saw J. Stevens listed on Citysearch, and because of all the great feedback i decided to try it out. Jamie did a partial foil and cut and it came out great ! He recommended two colors to create a more dimensional effect, and put a toner between all the foils, to fix my faded ends. My hair is long and he is the first stylist that did not want to chop it all off. During my consultation he suggested i add some long layers, and trim off a bit from the length to make it healthy. The next day everyone at work said my hair looked fabulous. i am so happy i had to write a review -- Now i know why there are so many great reviews for this salon. - Kerrie

5
★★★★★

I saw J. Stevens listed on Citysearch, and because of all the great feedback i decided to try it out. Jamie did a partial foil and cut and it came out great ! He recommended two colors to create a more dimensional effect, and put a toner between all the foils, to fix my faded ends. My hair is long and he is the first stylist that did not want to chop it all off. During my consultation he suggested i add some long layers, and trim off a bit from the length to make it healthy. The next day everyone at work said my hair looked fabulous. i am so happy i had to write a review -- Now i know why there are so many great reviews for this salon. - Kerrie

Pros: price very affordable, free parking, friendly

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I've been going to J.Stevens Salon for years. I love the atmosphere and the service is wonderful. My color and style (cut) is always perfect. Jennie and Stella are the best and I love Jonathan.

5
★★★★★

I've been going to J.Stevens Salon for years. I love the atmosphere and the service is wonderful. My color and style (cut) is always perfect. Jennie and Stella are the best and I love Jonathan.

Pros: parking, coffee, friendliness

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I have never been a salon regular until I had Jonathan cut my hair once and I have been going back for two years now. A great cut with lots of great humor and conversation.

5
★★★★★

I have never been a salon regular until I had Jonathan cut my hair once and I have been going back for two years now. A great cut with lots of great humor and conversation.

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My experience at J. Stevens was fantastic. Although I had never been there before, Jenny was very accommodating with her schedule to fit me in to fix a bad coloring job that another salon had done. She made me feel right at home and miraculously fixed my hair in no time at all. Jenny was great, and everyone at J. Stevens was equally friendly (they even gave me cookies to munch on while my color processed!). I am definitely going back for my next cut and color.

5
★★★★★

My experience at J. Stevens was fantastic. Although I had never been there before, Jenny was very accommodating with her schedule to fit me in to fix a bad coloring job that another salon had done. She made me feel right at home and miraculously fixed my hair in no time at all. Jenny was great, and everyone at J. Stevens was equally friendly (they even gave me cookies to munch on while my color processed!). I am definitely going back for my next cut and color.

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my stylist moved to a new salon and i have never felt so comfortable in a hair salon in all my life. Everyone was chatting like a bunch of old friends Jamie B did my highlights and cut and it came out great. my hair is so shiny and feels healthier than it has in a long time. The owner, Jonathan was very welcoming to me even though he wasn't doing my hair. It was so nice to go to a salon where there is not the stuffiiness and pretention i have experienced in the city, for twice the price. i parked my car in a lot behind the salon, no meters no worries...

5
★★★★★

my stylist moved to a new salon and i have never felt so comfortable in a hair salon in all my life. Everyone was chatting like a bunch of old friends Jamie B did my highlights and cut and it came out great. my hair is so shiny and feels healthier than it has in a long time. The owner, Jonathan was very welcoming to me even though he wasn't doing my hair. It was so nice to go to a salon where there is not the stuffiiness and pretention i have experienced in the city, for twice the price. i parked my car in a lot behind the salon, no meters no worries...

Pros: affordable prices, free parking, skilled stylist

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I had always wanted to try highlights but was afraid that they would look fake. They did a beautiful job and I couldn't have been happier with the results. I highly recommend them!

5
★★★★★

I had always wanted to try highlights but was afraid that they would look fake. They did a beautiful job and I couldn't have been happier with the results. I highly recommend them!

Pros: Great atmosphere, Friendly Staff

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I switched here after traipsing down to Newbury Street for far too long and am tremendously pleased with the results. My colorist is Jamie Byrne, a skilled, patient and considerate stylist. For anyone in the Newton/Brookline/Wellesley area, the location is ideal, with free parking and easy accessibility. But the best is the talent, attention, and kindness of all the staff. Highly recommended.

5
★★★★★

I switched here after traipsing down to Newbury Street for far too long and am tremendously pleased with the results. My colorist is Jamie Byrne, a skilled, patient and considerate stylist. For anyone in the Newton/Brookline/Wellesley area, the location is ideal, with free parking and easy accessibility. But the best is the talent, attention, and kindness of all the staff. Highly recommended.

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When asked, I simply say, ""Oh, I've always been a blonde."" Now, what I don't say is that I have plenty of childhood pictures of a little blonde me, but that my color now gets a boost from Jonathan. Ok, it may be a little more than a boost. They are color perfectionists and I have always been extremely happy with the results. Additionally, I have never been any good at picking a hairstyle to suit my face and body type. J Stevens has always provided individualized style advice that is just the right cut and shape for me.

5
★★★★★

When asked, I simply say, ""Oh, I've always been a blonde."" Now, what I don't say is that I have plenty of childhood pictures of a little blonde me, but that my color now gets a boost from Jonathan. Ok, it may be a little more than a boost. They are color perfectionists and I have always been extremely happy with the results. Additionally, I have never been any good at picking a hairstyle to suit my face and body type. J Stevens has always provided individualized style advice that is just the right cut and shape for me.

Pros: expert colorists, attention to detail, warm friendly staff

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You can't go wrong here. The entire staff is competent and professional, yet open and friendly. Jonathan has been cutting and coloring my hair for almost 11 years! The people at J. Stevens Salon (Jonathan, Stella, Jenny, Jamie and Lindsay) are truly fantastic. I highly recommend this hair salon to all.

5
★★★★★

You can't go wrong here. The entire staff is competent and professional, yet open and friendly. Jonathan has been cutting and coloring my hair for almost 11 years! The people at J. Stevens Salon (Jonathan, Stella, Jenny, Jamie and Lindsay) are truly fantastic. I highly recommend this hair salon to all.

Pros: great people!, conveient Newton loca, usually find off-stre

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I moved to Newton 9 years ago, had to find a new stylist, and stumbled upon J. Stevens. Jonathan cut my hair that first time, and has done so ever since. My visits are fun and comfortable... good conversation... good sense of humor... he's not afraid to tell you what he thinks, but listens to what you have to say as well. He cares and always makes time for you, when he can. The whole crew is friendly and easy going... you always feel welcome. Reasonably priced... and the haircuts... well... the 9 years should speak for themselves!

5
★★★★★

I moved to Newton 9 years ago, had to find a new stylist, and stumbled upon J. Stevens. Jonathan cut my hair that first time, and has done so ever since. My visits are fun and comfortable... good conversation... good sense of humor... he's not afraid to tell you what he thinks, but listens to what you have to say as well. He cares and always makes time for you, when he can. The whole crew is friendly and easy going... you always feel welcome. Reasonably priced... and the haircuts... well... the 9 years should speak for themselves!

Pros: comfortable, reasonable, quality

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I have been a client at J Stevens since they opened and would never think of going to another salon. Jonathan has created an environment that is free from the drama and gossip of other places, instead you can expect a flawless cut in a comfortable setting surrounded by friendly, efficient staff. Free parking only adds to the draw. There is never any pressure to buy product and I've never EVER had a late start for an appointment. This salon is a true hidden gem; you will be treated with respect and receive a ""Newbury Street"" cut without the insane prices you'd expect. If you're looking for a great salon without any stress or disappointments stop reading this and call them right away!

5
★★★★★

I have been a client at J Stevens since they opened and would never think of going to another salon. Jonathan has created an environment that is free from the drama and gossip of other places, instead you can expect a flawless cut in a comfortable setting surrounded by friendly, efficient staff. Free parking only adds to the draw. There is never any pressure to buy product and I've never EVER had a late start for an appointment. This salon is a true hidden gem; you will be treated with respect and receive a ""Newbury Street"" cut without the insane prices you'd expect. If you're looking for a great salon without any stress or disappointments stop reading this and call them right away!

Pros: Excellent Service, Relaxed Atmosphere, Free Parking

Cons: Can't think of any

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I had to find a new hair dresser after I moved. I went through a few bad cuts at other salons before I found J. Stevens Salon. The staff is pleasant. They listen to what you say and make you feel comfortable. I loved my 1st cut and will always return and recommend this salon.

5
★★★★★

I had to find a new hair dresser after I moved. I went through a few bad cuts at other salons before I found J. Stevens Salon. The staff is pleasant. They listen to what you say and make you feel comfortable. I loved my 1st cut and will always return and recommend this salon.

Pros: positive atmosphere, timely service, priced right

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My hair came out great. The price was reasonable and affordable. The staff was friendly, clean and professional. The location was very convenient. I was a walk-in and was treated like a long-time customer. I will definitely return!

5
★★★★★

My hair came out great. The price was reasonable and affordable. The staff was friendly, clean and professional. The location was very convenient. I was a walk-in and was treated like a long-time customer. I will definitely return!

Pros: Jamie, Free Parking, Convenient Location

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my stylist jamie recently relocated from jimi james salon to J.Stevens salon, and i have to say i am so glad i found him. the old salon was trying to get me to try another stylist but i didn't feel comfortable there. Jamie has been doing my hair for a while now and when i found out he had left the old salon, the thought of having to find a new stylist was not something i was looking forward to. the new salon is much nicer and my hair looks great, as usual. the enviornment in the new salon is much more relaxed and professional. i would recommend Jamie to anyone

5
★★★★★

my stylist jamie recently relocated from jimi james salon to J.Stevens salon, and i have to say i am so glad i found him. the old salon was trying to get me to try another stylist but i didn't feel comfortable there. Jamie has been doing my hair for a while now and when i found out he had left the old salon, the thought of having to find a new stylist was not something i was looking forward to. the new salon is much nicer and my hair looks great, as usual. the enviornment in the new salon is much more relaxed and professional. i would recommend Jamie to anyone

Pros: free parking, great prices, awesome haircolorist

Cons: none i can see....

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i have been going to this salon for 8 years and my hair has always been perfect. If anyone should win an award for best in boston it would definitely be J. Stevens Salon. this salon is so comfortable and friendly. my hair always comes out great. and very reasonably priced. -Connie

5
★★★★★

i have been going to this salon for 8 years and my hair has always been perfect. If anyone should win an award for best in boston it would definitely be J. Stevens Salon. this salon is so comfortable and friendly. my hair always comes out great. and very reasonably priced. -Connie

Pros: free parking, great value, friendly staff

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My colorist/stylist recently moved shops to J. Stevens Salon and what a great move it was! The salon is cute and homey and the people are SO nice. I feel completely comfortable there and am glad that Jamie (who is an absolutely FABULOUS colorist) has found a salon that's as great as he is.
I highly recommend this salon (and Jamie!) to anyone interested in great service, great value and a salon without attitude.

5
★★★★★

My colorist/stylist recently moved shops to J. Stevens Salon and what a great move it was! The salon is cute and homey and the people are SO nice. I feel completely comfortable there and am glad that Jamie (who is an absolutely FABULOUS colorist) has found a salon that's as great as he is.
I highly recommend this salon (and Jamie!) to anyone interested in great service, great value and a salon without attitude.

Pros: Great Service, Great People, Convenient

Cons: None.

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From facials to hair coloring and styling, this salon offers the Newton area full-service beautification.