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Daryl Christopher Aveda Lifestyle Salon & Spa

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1265 Main St #115
Waltham, MA 02451
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(781) 890-9211
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Daryl Christopher Aveda Lifestyle Salon & Spa - Waltham, MA
Daryl Christopher Aveda Lifestyle Salon & Spa - Waltham, MA
Daryl Christopher Aveda Lifestyle Salon & Spa - Waltham, MA
Daryl Christopher Aveda Lifestyle Salon & Spa - Waltham, MA
Daryl Christopher Aveda Lifestyle Salon & Spa - Waltham, MA
Daryl Christopher Aveda Lifestyle Salon & Spa - Waltham, MA
Daryl Christopher Aveda Lifestyle Salon & Spa - Waltham, MA
Daryl Christopher Aveda Lifestyle Salon & Spa - Waltham, MA
Daryl Christopher Aveda Lifestyle Salon & Spa - Waltham, MA
Daryl Christopher Aveda Lifestyle Salon & Spa - Waltham, MA
Daryl Christopher Aveda Lifestyle Salon & Spa - Waltham, MA
Daryl Christopher Aveda Lifestyle Salon & Spa - Waltham, MA
Daryl Christopher Aveda Lifestyle Salon & Spa - Waltham, MA
Daryl Christopher Aveda Lifestyle Salon & Spa - Waltham, MA
Daryl Christopher Aveda Lifestyle Salon & Spa - Waltham, MA
Daryl Christopher Aveda Lifestyle Salon & Spa - Waltham, MA
Daryl Christopher Aveda Lifestyle Salon & Spa - Waltham, MA
Daryl Christopher Aveda Lifestyle Salon & Spa - Waltham, MA
Daryl Christopher Aveda Lifestyle Salon & Spa - Waltham, MA

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Best

The salon is an oasis admist Rte 128. I experienced the salon with Buy With Me coupons and was very impressed with the professonal and knowledgeable staff. I have regular massag...

Worst

Had been a client for several years in Wayland and was satisfied but mainly kept going back because the location was convenient and I liked my stylist personally. Unfortunately,...

Prompt, Perfect and Professional 12/29/2010

The salon is an oasis admist Rte 128. I experienced the salon with Buy With Me coupons and was very impressed with the professonal and knowledgeable staff. I have regular massages and immediately knew that Gary was an experienced masseuse. He found and worked at every knot in my neck, back and arms. The massage was followed by Jennifer's facial, which was the most relaxing time of my week. However, what impressed me the most was that everything was on time and no waiting around, although sitting of the couch and enjoying the complimentary tea and cookies was nice , too. Check it out. A very nice place to visit and be pampered. more

Great all around 4/30/2010

Beautiful BIG place. I've seen Katie four times for my color and cut. Love her! Sweet girl. She has a good eye and great suggestions. She always seems to be busy. It's sometimes hard for me to get an appointment with her (good sign I guess) The last time I was there I also saw Jessica for my eyebrows and thought she was very nice and professional. Overall, I have always left feeling really happy. It's a little on the expensive side but i feel like its worth it. more

Waneeta The Great 4/16/2009

I can't rave enough about Waneeta at Daryl Christopher. She is the best. Her facials are relaxing and effective. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience that she will put to use to give you the best results and the best looking skin possible. Her waxing is absolutely exceptional too. I have never met anyone who is as talented and produced such dramatic results. Waneeta has a spirit and warmth about her that makes for a wonderful experience each time I am in her capable hands. I recommend Waneeta to anyone who wants impeccable service and opportunity to meet a great lady. Pros: The Best Facial in Boston Cons: Not A One more

Anna is the VERY best 4/4/2009

I followed Anna Costa from Emerge salon and spa, and I think that I would follow her just about anywhere! Anna is the consummate professional; she listens closely to her clients, and she gives input as necessary. And the icing on the cake? She's just a great person to spend a few hours with! I learn something new every time i am in Anna's chair! I feel completely confident leaving my "look" in Anna's hands (and I'm picky!). She has helped me find the most flattering hair style I have ever had, and my hair is very healthy, which hasn't always been the case. The best part, however, is that Anna has helped me to find a color that is certainly not mine but looks like it is. People often ask me whether or not my color is natural, which, in my book, is the t rue test of great color. I've even been stopped in public (on more than one occasion!) with questions about where I have my hair done. You can't beat Anna! Pros: expert in the field Cons: none more

Needs help 3/28/2009

Had been a client for several years in Wayland and was satisfied but mainly kept going back because the location was convenient and I liked my stylist personally. Unfortunately, over time I began to feel taken for granted, my stylist would run behind, which seemed to happen more and more often, the prices kept going up and after spending literally thousands of dollars there over the years I felt I should have been given some type of consideration when I was unhappy with her service periodically, especially as a client who needed to come in every 4 weeks for color and cut. My stylist really did not seem to pick up on the fact that I was unhappy and paying seventy dollars for a haircut alone that she literally could cut/trim in ten minutes because of its style seems absurd in this economy not to do everything possible to keep a good client happy. I decided to look elsewhere and realized that other salons are much more reasonable and flexible with prices (root touch up is not charged for the full price of a color like it is at D.C every four weeks) I actually spoke with the "manager" about my concerns and never heard back, and therefore, that tells me they do not care enough to hold on to me as a client so I have moved on. I stayed a year longer than I should have, but did so out of loyalty but was not given the same consideration and now I have found a new stylist at another upscale salon who is far more reasonable. You would think in today's economy they would bend over backwards to keep their clients happy, especially a long term client, and I hope the owner takes a look at what is happening in Wayland as I think a big part of it is a lot of unhappy people are working there. Doesn't seem to be a lot of training going on and I know several of my friends and neighbors have tried DC and moved on a lot sooner than I did. I hope they get their act together, and remember at the prices they charge the client should always come first. Pros: Nice people Cons: Poorly managed more

Amazing!!!! 3/17/2009

Becca is amazing! I had boring hair and I wanted a change and not only was she patient with working with what I was looking to do it came out perfect! The color is absolutely gorgeous and the cut is exactly like the picture I showed her. Thank you Becca!! Pros: Color is the best everrrrr Cons: What are the drawbacks? more

Above The Rest !! 3/17/2009

Today I went to try a new 'do. Considering most of Newbury Streets a Zoo! I decided to aim higher than the the street's level view. Above the zoo a friend had recommended me to see a stylist Becca of Daryl Christopher Salon & Spa ! I called to schedule a appointment and received a pleasant voice on the line instead on a machine who fit me in with Becca ! When I arrived at the Salon the receptionist greeted me with a Smile and came out from the desk to hang up my coat and offer me refreshments ! Then Becca came to introduce herself and I was instantly at ease with her stylish sensibility and calming consultation . We decided to introduce some soft highlights to brighten up my face and some layers for height! Ya !!!!! Every other stylist always wants me straight and monotone . By the end of the service not only did Becca follow through , but gave me the best blowdry too! For the first time I booked my next appointment and called my friend for lunch to celebrate my new "do! Thank You Becca ! Pros: Example: best croissants in town Cons: What are the drawbacks? more

The best facial and body treatment 3/16/2009

I’ve been using Olga’s services @ Daryl Christopher for a couple of years, and I can compare her work with other places I’ve been so far for facials and massages. Olga is a very knowledgeable esthetician with variety of skin treatments in her repertoire. Her strong and caring hands will make the lines on your face seem to disappear and will help you to restore the energy you’ve lost. Highly recommend for my friends and anyone who is looking for ways to relax. more

WOW! 3/15/2009

My wife's hairstylist (who she's been with for years) just moved to the west coast - and you would have thought the world was coming to an end. She put it off as long as she could but finally decided to give this guy Chris Kezik a chance at Daryl Christopher. I am so glad she did - when she walked out of the building she looked like a model! I have honestly never seen her look better, the cut is perfect for her, and you can tell she knows she looks GREAT! I'm not a big review writer, but I've gotta say - I'm glad my wife's former hairstylist moved away. Thanks Chris ! Pros: Example: best croissants in town Cons: What are the drawbacks? more

Becca McNab Rocks for Hair Styling 3/15/2009

I was in Boston 2 weeks ago on business and was exploring Newbury St on my last day. Upon passing Daryl Christopher Salon I decided with some trepidation to have my hair styled before heading to the airport. I hadn't seen my husband in a week so wanted to look fabulous when I got off the plane. The first thing you notice about Becca when you see her is her amazing sense of style. The next thing you notice is her warm and engaging personality... but the best part is how you look when you leave her chair... in a word FABULOUS! I didn't know my hair could look this good. I highly recommend Becca and only wish that she worked in my home town. more

donna hamilton.... a very talented stylists... 3/12/2009

I live in NH and recently lost my stylist of 10 years to boston.... of course I was so upset for me but happy for donna..... I tried to remain at her old salon for 2 tries but just could not get the customer service and hair care that donna provides... she knows what she is doing, she listens to what I want and recommends what is best for my life style and my hair.... I have gone to see donna at Daryyl Christopher for the past two hair cuts and colors now and the drive into boston is so worth it..... and by the way.. love the new decor in the salon... it looks so bright and cheerful......... I love donna... she is a very talented stylists.. and LOVE THE AQUAGE... so glad daryl christopher carries aquage ....... I am definitely a life time client for donna.... more

A+ For Facials and Waxing 3/9/2009

Looking for an Esthetician/ waxer that makes the experience as comfortable as possible, I have found her. Go to Waneeta at Daryl Christopher's Spa. She is simply the best around. Friendly, and professional making the waxing as pain free as it can get. (I am so glad she waxed me first ) then I received the best facial ever I was so relaxed and informed all at the same time... as i was put under the steam, she gave me a facial massage then a hand massage and then put my hands in mitts, by this time I was in lala land.... other places just leave you as the steam works, but not here....Then came the deep cleaning, I did not realize that my skin needed all that cleaning( I get facials every 4 weeks) when she finished I looked wonderful. She also explained what I should do at home. The staff was so nice, and i loved drinking their water with the floating lemons and oranges in it. I really felt like i was away on vacation. Pros: Great customer service Cons: None more

Naomi is the best!!!!! 2/11/2009

I have been going to Naomi at D. Christopher in Waltham for about a year now and she is amazing!!! I live in the back bay and work on Newbury st. so, I have been to few places around the city and and always thought it was mediocre and over priced. A friend highly recommended Naomi and I scheduled an appointment with her...the rest was history! I have long hair and not much had changed since i was little. She always changes it a little by adding color, new layers, she recently gave me bangs for the first time in my life!!!! I have a spa that I usually go to so, I have not tried any spa services except for manicures and pedicures which were with Penny. She was very good, paid attention to detail and so friendly! Overall I have experienced really great service from the staff and Naomi and highly recommend going there. Someone complained about the prices, but I think they are reasonable, I have definitely paid more for a lot less . Very happy with all of my experiences here. more

best new stylist in boston... 1/15/2009

I recently visited my hair stylist donna who is now working at daryl christopher, she owned her own salon in NH and has been my stylists for 17 yrs...we lost her to boston where she belongs...... I ABSOLUTELY can not do with out her, I will follow her where ever she goes..... she is definitely a master of her trade and just a wonderful person. she makes me feel and look wonderful each and every time. Daryl christopher is not as modern as her salon was in NH but the service was excellent, the whole staff made me feel so welcome , and the shampoo from Daryl was incredible.... it was a great experience and all worth the travel...I will definitely be back.... Pros: staff is awesome Cons: parking more

I Found Anna, she is the best 12/7/2008

I have been a client of Anna's @ Emerge, when they refused to tell me where she is working, my friend told me that she is now @ Daryl Christopher. I could not wait to see her. She is the best with color and has been cutting my hair for the past two years, and I always get stopped by people asking me who cuts my hair. They also can't believe that I color my hair, she is that good! I love her new place, the front desk was very helpful, and gave me a tour of the salon and spa. They personally hung my coat up for me, too! Something that would never happen at her other place. It's a very relaxing and friendly place. The salon assistant Amy gave me the best head and neck massage I ever had. I am so happy for Anna, and the salon there is really happy to have her. I can't wait to send her all my friends. She listens to what I need and gives me all kinds of fashion and beauty tips. I love her!!!! Thanks Anna for NOT leaving Boston. Pros: Finding My Anna Cons: She works there 3 weeks a month!! more

Ashley is one of boston's best kept secrets. 8/3/2008

I currently live in boston this summer and was recommended by a friend to get my hair done my Ashley Saltalmacchia at Daryl Christopher... she is young, edgy, and won't let you leave the salon until you truly love your hair. She is passionate at her work and is currently building her clientle. I ended up getting a color and a cut and loving every bit of it! Her cuts are affordable for newbury st in boston. Since i was a student she gives out these 20% off cards for your visit and if you recommend her to a friend! in my opinion she is a great hairdresser but also great to talk to! more

Worst Salon Experience Ever 12/21/2007

I recently went to this salon because I was looking for a nice upper class place to go to. I was sadly mistakend. My entire experience there was a complete disaster. Miriam who worked on my hair was supposed to do a bleach & tone and instead turned my hair different colors and I was in tears before the end of the night. She turned my hair first grey then a canary yellow and it was in multiple spots covering my head. She became frustrated with me and the situation and it definitely showed. I was very uncomfortable because of this and it seemed that everyone in the salon (other hair stylists and even the assistant manager) kept telling me it was my fault and I had waited too long to come in and get my roots done. I felt like I had to defend why I hadn't come in sooner, which was due to a lack of money since I had just moved to the area from California and got a new job. I explained this to them and that I came as soon as I had received my first paycheck, but they were extremely rude and kept putting the blame on me. The first night I was there they spent close to 5 hours on my hair and by the end of the night, my head looked like a patchwork of colors. Because of this I had to come back, the very next morning (which took more time out of my schedule) for them to be able to fix it. When I arrived the next morning, Miriam was rude to me from the very beginning and it took her another 2 hours just to get my hair back to looking normal. I also would like to mention, that Miriam ruined the shirt I was wearing the night before by spilling bleach all over it and when I asked if I could be refunded the money for the shirt, the assistant store manager refused and said that it was my fault and that there was signage all over the shop indicating that customers are responsible for their own clothes. I was still charged the full amount for the entire process and was left with a ruined piece of clothing. I will never go here again and plan on telling everyone I know to do the same. Cons: The Service more

Best Color in Boston!!! 12/15/2007

I moved to Boston about a year ago and I was soooo nervous to go to someone else for color! I loved my colorist at home. I have brown hair that I color and highlight and I hate red!!! Luckily, I found Kathleen at Daryl Christopher in Boston. I get so many compliments now on how natural my blonde hair and highlights look. It's so shiny too! She does something each time she calls a "color glaze". I thought my color was great before, but my hair is in so much better condition than it used to be and it's so much more natural looking. A little pricey, but I find I can go longer between appointments because the color is done so well so I don't mind. I don't usually write reviews, but I had to tell everyone because I am so happy... Pros: Open late nights and Kathleen works Sundays in the Waltham location. Cons: Parking (Newbury Street!) more

Great Colorist 9/24/2007

Miriam did a wonderful job on my highlights. I am a new client so I was, of course, a bit nervous about trusting a new person with my color. She is very pleasant and I will definitely go back to her in the future. She also did a great blowout and styled my hair exactly like I wanted. Sometimes they just do what they want. I really enjoyed my experience with Miriam and highly recommend her. more

Great massage, body polish and mani/pedi! 4/1/2007

It was my first time at Daryl Christopher. I had booked my appointments well in advance (my fiance was out of town for his bachelor party and I wanted to treat myself). What a treat it was! Everyone (including the front desk) was friendly, professional, and the services were excellent. I left feeling SO relaxed and my nails and skin looked SOO good! I'll be back soon! Thank you! Pros: Friendly and helpful staff Cons: Waiting area could be larger more
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