Boston >Beauty > Salon Marc Harris
30 Newbury St, 3rd Fl, Boston, MA | Directions 0211642.353069 -71.076520
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Neighborhoods: Back Bay East, Back Bay
WARNING - terrible place - especially don't go to Janet Warner! – Please do not book here! I booked in to have my wedding party's hair done at this salon with the stylist Janet Warner, over three months before my wedding. I paid $300 for a trial and put a 50% deposit down for the wedding. Less than 3 weeks before the wedding, the salon called and said Janet had to cancel, because she had other plans. Three weeks before a wedding is not enough time to find someone else! And only after fighting with them and threatening a law suit, did they finally repay PART of the money, but not all of it! This salon and Janet Warner are completely unprofessional and unethical and terrible! Please don't make the same mistake I did!!!! If I could give this zero stars I would!
Great cuts! – I loved the cut I got there! Especially as I wasn't sure in the beginning, you know how it can be: you have a general idea, but need a specialist to tell you how it can be done to become you. Rogue is that person! Got lots of advices too. Will definitely come there again. Been there at 12 pm, nice and quiet.
Best Salon! – I went here for the first time last week and have finally found "the one!" I moved to Boston a little over a year ago from the west coast and have had the hardest time finding a salon that really caters to you and is up to date with the newest hair styles and techniques. I went to Genevive for a cut, color and highlights and it turned out perfectly. I also asked for advice on shampoos and conditioners and I did not feel pressured to buy products (I did anyway) and that was a refreshing approach.
I love the massage shampoo chairs and the staff is very nice. The prices are reasonable (check out the website) considering it is on Newbury and the stylist there are very good! When I made an appt, they were up front about the costs of my services and I knew exactly what I could expect.
Your long hair is safe with Genevieve! – Yesterday was my first visit to the salon, and I saw Genevieve. I was first pleased to enter a salon that was clean, trendy, and upbeat, but not at all pretentious for such a classy Newbury street salon. I was even more pleased to meet Gevevieve, my sweet, understandng, and talented hairstylist. She listened to everything I wanted, and gave me a beautiful color that was just what I asked for: a medium brown color with warm highlights. This trip was a big one for me in that I was to cut my middle-of-the back long hair a bit and get bags!! (longer swept-to-the side bangs). Gevevieve totally recognized my slight apprehension and walked me through everything. She also kept my long hair just where I wanted it: only an inch less than where it was when I walked into the salon. I definitely reccommend both Genevieve and the salon because of my great experience. I've already received a dozen compliments, and it's only been 2 days! Trust this place it you want to make a hair change in your life--it's a bit pricey, but you'll be so happy with the results.
Long Hair is Safe Here – I went today to see Lauren. I was nervous, because I have waist-length boring hair , which I have no inclination to change, and the past few years I have been to 'long hair specialists' in NYC. I also survived a number of hair nightmares between ages 10-17, so I know what I do and don't want, but am not too good at withstanding pressure. I've also been to numerous fancy salons.
Lauren was v. assuring and did not pressure me at all: she must have sensed that I had no desire for layers, etc etc. She cut very little of my hair, just as she said she would, and she did a great job: blunt at the back, just what I asked for. She took her time and she was kind and thoughtful. I talked over colour with her, too, and she was good at convincing me to to do this at a future point.
No sales pressure, and the salon was not intimidating at all, as I feared it might be (I'm not a chic person, even though I usually pay the big bucks to be sure my hair is preserved properly). Lauren was kind and trustworthy, someone I would recommend to people with long hair who value their length! I looked around for a bit before settling here, and I'm glad I did. I'll go back and feel assured when I do. By the bye, the price was quite reasonable: $55 plus tip! In NYC, I never paid less than $100 for a trim, so this is a real find.
Thank you Lauren: for listening to me, keeping my hair, giving me a nice trim and , best of all, a hairdresser in Boston I can trust.
Overrated... Not nearly what I expected! – So I am new to Boston and I came on this site to find a good hair salon.I read the reviews and decided upon the Marc Harris Salon. I was very excited about all the rave reviews and I couldn't wait to get my haircut. Well when I get there I am greated by a receptionist that is very short with me. I am taken aback by this, as I had thought they would be more cordial. I write it off as possible snottiness which occassionally occurs at the top salons around the country. So I go over to help myself to a drink and all I see is hot drinks like coffee and tea, and it was blazing heat on the 3rd floor of this old building. I was going to ask the receptionist if they had anything cool to drink but with the way she greeted me I thought better of it. So I decide to forget it and just sit and wait patiently. My stylist greats me and is very nice. I tell them exactly what I want done with my hair and they seem to understand exactly. But as the cutting begins it does not look like they are doing what I asked but of course they are the stylist, the expert. I am not one to tell someone how to do their job, so I just sit there patiently. As the time ticks on I see my hair getting shorter and shorter. I end up having my hair cut at least 3 inches shorter than I had specifically stated. So now instead of my long hair that I came in with it is now nearly shoulder length, much shorter than the "trim" I had asked for. So I was not thrilled to say the least. I am not one to be a pain so I politely thanked the stylist and even left a great tip. On the way out the receptionist was again rude and abrupt with me. ** To top things off the electric went out 2 times while I was there and we just had to wait about 10 minutes each time for it to come back on. I must say all and all it was not what I was expecting and I am very disappointed. I would say this salon is average but I am only giving it 2 stars because for the status and the price it should have been a lot more than what it was.
Not worth the money- The worst hair cut I have had in a long time – Don't go to Christina if you plan on keeping any of your hair!! Being new to Boston, I took a lot of time researching and looking into Salons and stylists. I heard of Salon Marc Harris through a friend and she recommended two different stylists to me. Although she gave me recommendations- I decided who to go to based on the Stylist profiles on the website. Christina looked like a good match for me- her profile states that she believes in classy/beautiful hair cuts. When I got there- she barely paid attention to me. She made me sit in the "massage" chairs while I waited for a shampoo. While the other stylists made sure their clients were comfortable, she was chatting it up with her other stylist friends. When I finally sat down with her- I wanted to show her some pictures of what I wanted- she kind of rushed me through these. She then started cutting my hair and informed that she would be "thinning it out a little bit" - she NEVER explained what this actually means. Needless to say- my once beautiful thick hair now feels ratty, dry and all of the shine is gone. It was ABSOLUTELY not worth the $70 dollars- I could have gotten a better hair cut at Hair Cuttery. When I called and complained she blamed my hair looking bad on my SHAMPOO!!!! I will never go back and I will never recommend it to anyone.
Avoid if you don't want orange hair!! – It was my first time at this salon and i read all the great reviews and i googled as well:) I haven't colored my hair in 2 years due to wanting to get my hair healthy..My hair became very healthy and natural.. but i reallly wanted my blonde highlighted hair again:) I was extremely nervous and the girl was really sweet but i left w/ orange hair!! I am extremely upset and i will never recommend this place due to the fact my hair was such an easy thing to do.. no prior color or anything. I was told to try my orange color hair for a few days and if i still feel its orange come back.hahaha....the way i feel is .If you ruin my hair once i will never have you touch it again.. i hate ..hate my hair right now and i am scared to color it again b/c i don't want damage!! and i hate looking in the mirror.. its that BAD!! anyway if anyone reading this has a good colorist that maybe can fix this brassy/ carrot head (thats me) let me know:)
thank you so much – I would like the thank GENEVIEVE for the awesome experience. I walked into MARC HARRIS SALON and walked out a very happy women. She gave me the best style ever. I had no idea what I wanted and left the decisions all up to her. She has so much knowlegde I will never go anywhere else. I am very pleased with the cut, foils, and style. Not sure how long she has been a stylist but it must be many years as she knows her stuff. THANKS AGAIN SO MUCH GENEVIEVE.
Best hair cut in ten years! – Mr. Marc Harris is just brilliant. He transform my helmet hair to somthing with lots of volume and texture, and it takes me five minutes to style my hair to perfection. My global search for perfect hair stylist is finally over ( yes, I traveled to LA and NYC to get haircuts from celebrity hair stylists)! Marc is the guy!!
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