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Beauty boom

Human hair grows a measly 1.25 centimeters a month. Boston's beauty scene seems to be growing a helluva lot faster. Here are three local salons expanding their empires this season.
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By JACQUELINE HOUTON  |  November 09, 2012
Making the cut: Beauty school is only the beginning. A stylist's real education starts on the salon floor.

Making the cut: Beauty school is only the beginning. A stylist's real education starts on the salon floor.


Photo: CHRISTOPHER PADGETT To be perfectly honest, though we've spent plenty of time in stylists' chairs, we'd never really given the subject of salon ed...
By Heather Bouzan  |  May 02, 2011
HOT HAIR: Short and Sharp

HOT HAIR: Short and Sharp


If you still think gorgeous hair looks like what you see in a shampoo commercial - long, flowing locks cascading over a model's shoulder, shimmering...
By Stuff Boston  |  July 26, 2010

Pretty Party


Have you ever noticed that your pre-event prep period sometimes takes longer than the actual event you end up attending? (Those false eyelashes don't exactly...
By Heather Bouzan  |  October 19, 2009

HOT FUCK (YOU): Sandy Poirier and the Shag team


In a city that can sometimes come off as a little bit — how do we put this delicately? — square, we give extra kudos...
By Stuff Boston  |  July 27, 2009
Hair All About It

Hair All About It


If you know anything about Sandy Poirier of Shag (840 Summer Street, South Boston, 617.268.2500...
By Stuff Boston  |  May 18, 2009


Roots

Roots


 

Newbury Street is rife with salons — some old, some new, some whose “three cuts for the price of two!” pleas might foreshadow imminent demise. But perched at the very top of the street is one salon that’s been at the top of the game for decades. Upon entrance, WBZ’s Lisa Hughes is seen drip-drying; a twinkly-eyed receptionist practically dances a jig when fetching me coffee.

This is Mario Russo’s fiefdom, an empire he created two decades ago that’s still buzzing today. In an industry where trends change faster than Lindsay Lohan’s sexuality, Russo, 49, seems indestructible. His fans are legion, his clients are loyal, and his colleagues (almost) universally admire him. A few anonymous scissoristas bristled at his name — I even got one abrupt ha
By Kara Baskin  |  May 04, 2009

Style Guides

Style Guides


 It’s officially fall. In addition to the slight but noticeable chill in the air, we can sense the shift in seasons by the dictionary-size fashion...
By Erin Souza  |  September 22, 2008
Making the cut: Meet the Boston salon industry's new gaurd

Making the cut: Meet the Boston salon industry's new gaurd


In the Boston salon world, you recognize all the boldfaced names. You see them emblazoned on storefronts up and down Newbury Street, you stuff their eponymous...
By Heather Bouzan  |  May 02, 2008