Boston >Beauty > Acote Salon
132 Newbury St 2nd Flr, Boston, MA | Directions 0211642.351017 -71.076735
Mon, Sat 9am-5:30pm
Neighborhoods: Back Bay, Back Bay East
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FREE Haircut with any color service with printed offer.
Amazing salon. – I come to Boston once every couple of months and I always come to Acote. I do not trust any other stylist. I can't get enough compliments about my hair. I have been coming here for six years and I have never been disappointed. Each time I come in I feel at home. I'm greeted by the friendly staff and offered numerous goodies. Since I have been going there for so long there are always familiar faces and everyone asks how i've been. It's nice to feel welcome. The place is exquisite, always clean and they even have a rooftop patio that you can't get enough of in the summer time. Alex always makes me laugh. My hair comes out perfect. Whether I want to go a little bit lighter or darker. He is always accomodating and makes me feel at ease if I am nervous about changing the cut. He makes sure to give a thorough consultation because cutting. I appreciate this. Sometimes I just come in for a blowdry and style if i have an event to go to and it is always done right. There have been numerous times, where danielle, susan and allison have styled my hair making me look chic and fabulous. Acote will always welcome you and they are consistantly fabulous with their services. I trust everyone at Acote with my hair. I would defitnately recommend this salon to all of my friends. Even my fiance get his haircut there now too.
Unbelievably awful experience. – Although I've been to this salon and had a good experience myself, I recently recommended it to a friend and she left with SECOND DEGREE BURNS ON HER SCALP, literally. Her stylist was overbooked and left her under the heat lamp for far too long. This was about a week ago and her hair is starting to fall out - the burn was that bad. For a salon in this price range one expects not only a quality haircut and color, but also to leave physically unharmed. I will never be returning to Acote and will make sure that none of my friends do either.
My girlfriend recently talked me into seeing her stylist at Acote Christina. I had been going to a barber shop near my office downtown and she thought it would be a good idea to upgrade a little. I honestly wasn't that into it the guy that cuts my hair does just fine and It looks ok. My girlfriends hair is really nice so I decided to try it. I had a really good experience. I didn't realize how much better I could look with a little extra attention to detail instead of the usual 2 on the sides. Its a little longer then I usually wear it but it does look more professional. I really liked christina she was cool funny and down to earth. I also hate to admit it but I liked the really relaxing shampoo and head massage. They served expresso and I was in and out pretty quickly.. I will be going back its a lot cooler then where I was going and I heard they have killer parties.
upbeat and fun saturday activity – Last Saturday I went to salon Acote and had my hair cut. It was my first time and was told on the phone that when I arrived I would be placed with a stylist that worked well with my hair type. I was given to a stylist called Mihal. He looked cool from the start. He and I decided what to do with my hair and I felt comfortable right away. Everyone in the salon was super friendly and offered me snacks and fancy coffee. The music was really fun and I felt like I was at a party. I loved the way my hair came out. He gave me these really awesome bangs that are kind of funky but still wearable. It was the first time I came out of the salon looking great and was able to recreate it at home. I also figured out tons of my friends go there too. So next time we are all going together. In the afternoon (they serve wine!!) So we can all hang out and get our hair done. So fun and not to expensive. Busy on saturday so expect a short wait but it doesn't matter because its a fun atmosphere.
Must go to acote – Acote is AMAZING. SERVICE is two thumbs up. After being stressed out because of the holidays, this place really calmed my mood. I was going home to Kansas and wanted to look good as I would be seeing my ex. I wanted to do something radical, but never have the courage to do it. After consulting with my stylist, she suggested that we either radically change the cut or the color and not both, as it would be too extreme ending up not satisfied. She was right. I am so glad I listened. I was in a mood. I went from having goldem highlights to chocolate brown hair and I love it. I kept my haircut pretty similar except cleaned up my dead ends. At the end of my blowdry, my stylist suggested if I wanted a change in the look of my haircut that she could either make it pin straight or curl it and have some loose waves. I went for the loose waves because I love Blake Lively on gossip girl and she was right. The haircut looks completely different and now i am ready to go back home with confidence. Thanks acote. I love the salon, the people, the place and even though it was before the holdidays they were willing to take new clients. this place is great.
Don't miss out on Salon Acote – You must go to Acote. there is a fun upbeat atmosphere. The most talented stylists and you feel like a million bucks when you leave the salon. After having a bad day, Acote knew how to cheer me up. When you walk in they hang up your coat, offer you espresso and show you where to be seated. this salon is great. Before you get a cut, you get a consultation and then the best shampoo of your life. This was my first time at acote and it was so worth it. Allison showed me how to style my hair. She told me what type of product would be good for my hair and what size brush would be needed. She wasn't pushy and really knew what she was talking about. She told me to keep my regimine simple. I love the way she cut my hair and now it looks like i came out of the salon on a daily basis. Thanks allison. I will defitnately be back. She also told me the pros and cons about bangs. I went for it and I love them. I love acote. Everyone was friendly and I was taken right away even though it was an evening appt. I would defitnately recommend this salon to anyone looking for great service.
Best Experience at a Salon – WOW! I am not the type to write reviews but I felt compelled to write something. I saw Alex Safar for a highlight and haircut, and he transformed me. I am so happy I went here, from the service, to the interior design, and not to mention the beautiful results. I will be back every 6 weeks, I have never been so happy to find a hair salon. You will not be dissapointed at Salon Acote.
Boring ... – I wish I had the same stylist that these other reviewers had. I dread getting my hair cut because I hate it every time. I have pretty long hair and I had no idea what i wanted to do with it. I called Acote because of all the great reviews and they said that because I was a first time client, they said when I arrived they would look at my hair and place me with the best fit stylist. When I got there the hostess told me to wait while she got the manager to come give me a consultation. I thought that was great. Much to my dismay there was no consultation - I was given a random stylst. I told the stylist that everytime I get my haircut I always think it is boring when I leave. So I told her that I simply did not want a boring haircut - pretty much anything! Everything she said I wasnt thrilled with and kinda nodded it off, reiterating that I did NOT want a boring cut. And what did I come away with? BORING! After being told 4 times that her next client was waiting, and feeling very uncomfortable in the chair, she was done. She said "how does it look" and all I could come up with was "healthy" because all the split ends were gone. Not to mention she tried to get me to schedule an appointment for highlights (I have never colored my hair, nor do I want to). She said she cut it 4 inches ... which was more like 6 or 7. I cannot do anything with this cut ... so I will wear my hair in a ponytail for the next 3 months, like I usually do after I get a haircut ...
GREAT TALENT – The best hairdressers in boston work at acote. Not only is this place not intimidating; they have reasonable prices for being on Newbury st. Not knowing what I wanted. My hairdresser gave me suggestions on what I should do for my face shape and lifestyle. She was brutally honest which i liked because some of the haircuts that I like may not look good for my type of hair or for being in college. As we flipped through pictures, she was very supportive and helped me decide a look that was perfect. Even when i kept changing my mind, she stayed patient and i was greatful for that. I love me hair, she showed me how to style it myself and I will definately be returning to acote. I love me new style
Friendly and Accommodating – I thouroughly enjoyed my experience at Acote. My girlfriend has been getting her haircut, color, waxing etc at this salon for years and has been trying to get me to go to. I am a guys guy and that it was girly to go to a salon. After receiving one of the worst haircuts of my life at a barbershop, i decided that i would listen to her and try it. I will never go back to a barbershop. Guys you do not know what you are missing. They have espresso, wine, a wonderful shampoo and a good haircut really does change your appearance. I have somewhat difficult hair as it is wavy/curly and my hairdresser knew how to cut it perfectly. He left it a little longer that my barber would have, but he said he took out the bulk, with special scissors. What ever he did. I look great, feel great and will be returning to Acote. I hate to admit this but my girlfriend was right. Guys you need to go to a salon. The service here was spectacular.
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