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.
OO la la -- Boston's most french salon – Alex Safar, the French owner of Salon Acote, is ahead of the curve -- no, make that ahead of the curl -- to offer his clients chic cuts, color and styling. I've been getting my hair done there for years, and I always exit there looking like I stepped out of the pages of Vogue. I'm always thrilled and never disappointed. Alex is phenomenal with cuts -- that's his specialty, although his color is also fantastic. Her personally does the Keratin treatments on my hair. Before Keratin, I used to beat and blow-dry my hair into submission -- now I have the straight, silky tresses of my dreams. Alex is the real deal if you're seeking classic cuts and color that are the epitome of chic. And, did you know that Salon acote will do your hair for FREE on your wedding day, if you are already a client? That's a fantastic offering that every bride in Boston should know about. I just had a highlight performed by Stephanie, and she also did an awesome job. Sit there, have a complimentary cappuccino (Better than Starbucks!), listen to the European music, and take in the French flair of this salon. Salon acote, je t'aime!
Jana is phenomenal! – I've been living in Boston for 7 years now, and after several stylists in the city, I've found my last! I've been seeing Jana now for a couple of years and she continues to surprise me.
I have long, straight hair that lacks volume - she knows exactly how to cut it to take weight off and make my fullness more obvious. She teaches me exactly how to use products to add volume.
If I bring her a picture of a color I like, I walk out with exactly what I wanted.
Jana is always ahead of the wave when it comes to trends in hair, and I can always count on her to show me what's new and what would work for me.
Salon Acote has a relaxing atmosphere that's exactly what I'm looking for when I want to have my hair done. Coffee, wine, music, a great hair wash... It's all part of the atmosphere that makes me love this salon. Definitely recommended.
Mihal Scissorhands – Guys, if you're looking for a stylish cut that isnt your typical "buzz n' fly" barber-style doo, Mihal is your man. I have lived in Boston for 10 years and have worked my way up and down Newbury's salons disappointed by the lack of creativity and inconsistency stylists have when it comes to mens' cuts. Mihal is fantastic. You can usually judge a stylist by how they keep their own hair and Mihal rocks some of the coolest cuts I've seen this side of the pond.
On my first visit I asked Mihal to give me a haircut that worked for my face/head. He talked to me for about 10 min before even touching my hair. I didnt realize it at the time but he was getting a feel for my personality and it showed. He meticulously gave me one of the best haircuts I've ever had and it really complimented my personality. A week after it looked even better!! The second time I went back - same thing. Third - again.
I've recommended Mihal to about 5 of my closest friends and they all had equally great experiences.
I really like the vibe in Acote as well. The receptionist makes a bangin' cappuccino and they usually break out a bottle of wine for their guests (thumbs up for that one!). I think the most I've ever had to wait is 10 min but when I do I like to chill out on their patio. As for music... best is Boston. Period.
I usually have to come in after work and Mihal is always willing to stay a little later as needed. His prices are excellent and cuts consistent.
Overall, the place is solid. Highly recommended.
Great experience with Danielle. – Danielle has not only styled my hair (she does an amazing blow-out) but she also cut a friends hair and did an absolutely terrific job. She brought her from a plain hairstyle, to a sharp, short cut. The dye-job was amazing as well, and looked exactly like the picture my friend brought in. It wasn't an easy change at all, but Danielle did exactly what she wanted. For me she's done blowouts and up-dos and both have been amazing. I definitely recommend coming here - there is a stylist for all your needs!
ALEX MANAGER TURNED MY HAIR BRASSY & ORANGE!! – This is glassgirl's follow up to the 2nd time they ruined my hair! So i came back after Jana turned my beautiful hair into a brass nightmare and spoke with Alex, son of owner & manager. He spent 4 hrs fixing it and slamming Jana's work. He said with the amount of brass she put in may hair especially my hair line it would take 3 visits and months to repair it. She already bleached it 3xs so it was very brittle. It did take that long&I loved his color after a few months he said i'd be happy. Unfortunately it took this long. Then i went back today to retouch my roots and 4 1/2 hrs later, after i was forgotten about my hair was back to the horrible BRASS! I asked him 2x's to talk to me while he was nxt to me w/ another client & he refused. finally i started to cry & asked him how can we fix it & he rudely said to find someone else and blamed ME! I couldn't believe how rudely he treated me & now I have a horrible Brassy head of mess for the holidays. I wanted to put negative 10 stars but they make you put at least one. He didn't even spend any time checking my hair & put 3 different grills in charge. He said my hair was fine when clearly it looks like a $10 dye job!!! STAY AWAY IF YOU CARE WHAT YOU LOOK LIKE!
ALEX TURNED MY BLONDE COIF TO ORANGE&GREEN W/NO APOLOGIES! – That's Alex in Photo at Right side. I wrote in 2 weeks ago after my hair devastation, my beautiful blonde healthy locks that were turned bright orange at roots & green everywhere else courtesy of Alex, one of the proprietors of salon Acote. I have since found a fabulous stylist that was able to see me on emergency right before the holidays and stayed until very late focusing on only me to start the repair process of my devastated ruined hair. He looked at my photos from right before my hair was ruined and at what Alex did to me. He explained what exactly Alex did to ruin my hair and explained in detail how he was going 2 start the repair process. He is very skilled and knows what he is doing. He works with only 2 clients at a time unlike Alex who was working on up to 3-4 people and forgot about me which is why I have this hair disaster!!
Alex forgot about me stretching himself too thin and, as was explained to me from my new stylist, He then 'Freaked' so to speak, when he saw my hair bright orange & immediately put toner all over it making my roots a less brighter orange and the rest of my beautiful blonde coif GREEN!
Now I have to wait up to six months for my hair to get stronger from all the over bleaching and maybe in about 3 visits and A LOT of $$ Money $$ later, will my hair start to look like it did did before i walked in that Crap Salon where the Stylists simply don't care about you nor their quality of work. STAY AWAY FROM SALON ACOTE for your Hair's sake!!!
NEVER AGAIN!!!! – IT'S AS EASY AS THIS...when you first walk in its like being in a club, music is too loud, people are NOT friendly. But I must say that the coffee was AMAZING. There was an older guy who sat at the bar talking to other males about how "woman are bitches" some FRENCH guy, how typical. There is one stylist "blond" she wore a dark grey skirt and literally you could see her butt cheeks hanging out of the bottom, and this is suppose to be a classy salon on Newbury St.? WOW!!! The girl that cut my hair had the worst personality I have even encountered and could not cut hair to save her life. She wouldn't even say goodbye to me when I left, she just ran to the back of the salon and was texting on her cell phone. The guy Alex I think his name was, he must have stopped about 3-4 times to answer his cell phone in the middle of some woman's cut/blow dry, is this what we pay $200+ for, to have our stylist's be rude and answer their cell phones in the middle of OUR time? NEVER will I recommend or go to this salon EVER again.
I feel pretty – let me preface by saying that I am not easy to please. I have very simple hair however hairdressers seem to take too much off or not put enough layers. I didn't want a drastic change just to shape my hair. I got my hair done by the owner, Alex and was thrilled. He was charming, talented and I loved every minute of my experience. This salon does a lot for their clients. Alex was telling me that they put on fashion shows, have cut a thons for chairty and throw parties for the clients. I was amazed. I have never heard of this. I have also never seen a salon with a beautifully landscaped patio attached. It is breath taking. I am so happy i found this spot. If you want to feel relaxed and beautiful. Go see alex. The best part is that i can recreate the look he gave me on my own. I am so happy.
Must See Allison – I have always heard great things about acote but for some reason never tried it. I went with one of my friends the other day and I didn't want to leave. The friendly and helpful receptionist told me that when I called I would be placed with someone that is good with my type of hair. Right away I was excited, because I don't think i have easy hair to cut as it is curly but I only wear it curly half the time. When I got there I was greeted by Allison who seemed cool right from the start. Before we did anything we talked about my hair. Looking at her, she had straight hair, but she told me that she has extremely curly hair. I felt at ease right then. She really listened to what I wanted. She understood my problems, because she had similar hair. The shampoo was amazing and the haircut was even better. I told her that I was going to a birthday party that night and she asked if I wanted it styled a certain way besides just a blowdry to look great for the party. There is such great customer service at this salon and everyone seems to get along. There was great coffee, music and conversation. I think i had a better time at the salon than i did at the birthday party. However, my hair looked fab. I will defitnately be back.
TOTALLY AWESOME – I have to tell you, I have had good haircuts before, and usually i just go to a barber shop or what ever is nearby my place, but recently I got my haircut at acote because I had a coupon and figured what the hell, why not treat myself to a fancy newbury street haircut. Well I got to say, there is a lot to be said about a fancy newbury street haircut. My hair has never looked this good. I am not sure if I just lucked out in who I got to cut my hair, his name was Richard, and after chatting a little bit, it was obivious he was no novice to the field or to that salon, but again I have to say that I look great. He asked me exactly what I wanted my hair to do and after examining my hair and me for that matter he was direct and honest about what could be achieved with my hair. Above and beyond the great hair cut, the staff was really cool and upbeat and setting was relaxed. I figured I would walk in a place with a bunch of pretentious snobs and that was not the case. Very refreshing. I will definately be back to see Richard soon.
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