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Emerge Spa & Salon

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Emerge Spa & Salon - Boston, MA
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Emerge Spa & Salon - Boston, MA
Emerge Spa & Salon - Boston, MA
Emerge Spa & Salon - Boston, MA
Emerge Spa & Salon - Boston, MA
Emerge Spa & Salon - Boston, MA
Emerge Spa & Salon - Boston, MA
Emerge Spa & Salon - Boston, MA
Emerge Spa & Salon - Boston, MA
Emerge Spa & Salon - Boston, MA
Emerge Spa & Salon - Boston, MA
Emerge Spa & Salon - Boston, MA
Emerge Spa & Salon - Boston, MA
Emerge Spa & Salon - Boston, MA
Emerge Spa & Salon - Boston, MA
Emerge Spa & Salon - Boston, MA
Emerge Spa & Salon - Boston, MA
Emerge Spa & Salon - Boston, MA
Emerge Spa & Salon - Boston, MA

Reviews

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Best

Ladies, we search high and low for the best person to tend to our tresses; we are willing to spend big bucks to have luxurious hair color and low to no maintenance hair, right? Lo...

Worst

If you can get past the horrible front desk, you might have a good experience. Twice in two visits they have made errors in my appointment time. Once they had made it for three ...

Best Color and Cut in Boston 6/3/2011

Ladies, we search high and low for the best person to tend to our tresses; we are willing to spend big bucks to have luxurious hair color and low to no maintenance hair, right? Look no further, I have found the ultimate guy in Boston. I had never been happy with my highlights, they always seemed to look like I colored my whole head with a single color as it grew out and the color always turned an ugly shade.\r \r I have found the ultimate colorist/stylist in Boston, Thomas Anthony. My color is unbelievable, multi-dimensional foiling with 5 colors and the highlights actually are down to the roots. My drab color now looks rich and above all else Natural. My haircut is so incredible that it literally takes me less than 15 minutes in the morning, I sleep a little later now!!! I had never had a dry cut before but I can say that I will never have it cut any other way again. \r \r Dressed in a suit; dynamic personality and above all else attentive to my needs, what more could a girl want? Thomas more

Not Happy 5/20/2011

I would give Emerge a much better review based on decor and cleanliness as well as customer service, but what inevitably brought it down was my stylist. I saw Tomas Anthony for a woman's cut a few months ago. I've waited this long to write a review because I was hoping the initial awkward, unflattering haircut he gave me would eventually grow out to be fabulous and manageable...it hasn't at all. Plain and simple, it's horrible. How can I express how much my haircut has affected my confidence? It has depleted it. It is not at all what I asked for. I have tried so many different techniques when styling to make it work and it just looks ridiculous. Tom Anthony basically gave me a layer of bangs around the entire top of my head. It looks like I have two different haircuts. Even my friends have asked me what the hell is going on with my hair. I went to another hairstylist last month to see if he could work any magic and I was told I would have to wait another six months before this awkward foolish looking layer would grow out enough. SIX MONTHS! I'm distressed to say the least. On top of the disaster sitting on my head, this guy struck me as totally unprofessional. When I expressed to him that maybe he was making the top too thick and too short he didn't listen. He said that he was the expert. When he was finished and I expressed I wasn't completely satisfied with the cut, he offered no apologies and didn't handle the situation with any tact. He made no effort to hide the fact that he was offended. He kept talking about his previous jobs negatively and said some borderline vulgar things. I can appreciate a stylist building a rapport with their client, but honestly TMI! Too much information. I wish I never went to this stylist. I would however recommend Emerge to others because the Spa and Salon were actually quite nice. Just do yourself a favor and steer clear of Tom. more

Not Happy 5/20/2011

I would give Emerge a much better review based on decor and cleanliness as well as customer service, but what inevitably brought it down was my stylist. I saw Tomas Anthony for a woman's cut a few months ago. I've waited this long to write a review because I was hoping the initial awkward, unflattering haircut he gave me would eventually grow out to be fabulous and manageable...it hasn't at all. Plain and simple, it's horrible. How can I express how much my haircut has affected my confidence? It has depleted it. It is not at all what I asked for. I have tried so many different techniques when styling to make it work and it just looks ridiculous. Tom Anthony basically gave me a layer of bangs around the entire top of my head. It looks like I have two different haircuts. Even my friends have asked me what the hell is going on with my hair. I went to another hairstylist last month to see if he could work any magic and I was told I would have to wait another six months before this awkward foolish looking layer would grow out enough. SIX MONTHS! I'm distressed to say the least. On top of the disaster sitting on my head, this guy struck me as totally unprofessional. When I expressed to him that maybe he was making the top too thick and too short he didn't listen. He said that he was the expert. When he was finished and I expressed I wasn't completely satisfied with the cut, he offered no apologies and didn't handle the situation with any tact. He made no effort to hide the fact that he was offended. He kept talking about his previous jobs negatively and said some borderline vulgar things. I can appreciate a stylist building a rapport with their client, but honestly TMI! Too much information. I wish I never went to this stylist. I would however recommend Emerge to others because the Spa and Salon were actually quite nice. Just do yourself a favor and steer clear of Tom. more

Artistic, Kind,Talented, Top Knotch Hair Stylist 1/20/2011

Robert Nazzaro, is the best stylist I've ever encountered. I've been going to hime for many years and his styles never get old they just get better. His hair cuts always leave me feeling like I'm ready for a vouge photo shoot, not to mention how pampered he makes me feel. I constantly get compliments on my highlights and low lights. He's a master when it comes to foiling my hair. . Robert always knows what to do to give me just the right balance of highlights. If your lookiing for a master stylist he's it. I finally don't have to look any further i'm staying with him for life. If you want to feel like a queen I recommend Robert !! more

Artistic, Kind,Talented, Top Knotch Hair Stylist 1/20/2011

Robert Nazzaro, is the best stylist I've ever encountered. I've been going to hime for many years and his styles never get old they just get better. His hair cuts always leave me feeling like I'm ready for a vouge photo shoot, not to mention how pampered he makes me feel. I constantly get compliments on my highlights and low lights. He's a master when it comes to foiling my hair. . Robert always knows what to do to give me just the right balance of highlights. If your lookiing for a master stylist he's it. I finally don't have to look any further i'm staying with him for life. If you want to feel like a queen I recommend Robert !! more

Waxing & Facial's by Alla 1/25/2010

I've been going to Emerge for the past 3 years to see Alla. I've had my eyebrows wax at many places before and she is the best! She is awesome! If your looking to great waxing or facial done you have to go see Alla. I would recommend her to anyone. more

Waxing & Facial's by Alla 1/25/2010

I've been going to Emerge for the past 3 years to see Alla. I've had my eyebrows wax at many places before and she is the best! She is awesome! If your looking to great waxing or facial done you have to go see Alla. I would recommend her to anyone. more

AMAZING Cut and Highlights--thank you SALLY! 1/14/2010

I'm the kind of person who has kept her hair the same for preetty much her whole life..hardly ever go for more than a trim...I was ready for a change. I wasnt exactly sure what I wanted and so going somewhere with people I could trust to know what would fit my face and my style best was really important to me. Sally Drinkwater was the stylist who put all my fears at ease! She almost seemed to have been reading my mind the whole time through! I ended up going with something that was much more funky and interesting than my old hair but still fitting for me. She knew the PERFECT red color to put as highlights my dark brown hair (I had never dyed my hair previously) and the perfect cut. DEFINITELY planning on going back--was absolutely worth it and Ive only gotten great feedback from friends! I dont have even ONE negative thing to say about the place..Sally is the best! thank you!!! Pros: Great atmosphere and people Cons: perhaps a little pricey for a student, but totally worth it more

AMAZING Cut and Highlights--thank you SALLY! 1/14/2010

I'm the kind of person who has kept her hair the same for preetty much her whole life..hardly ever go for more than a trim...I was ready for a change. I wasnt exactly sure what I wanted and so going somewhere with people I could trust to know what would fit my face and my style best was really important to me. Sally Drinkwater was the stylist who put all my fears at ease! She almost seemed to have been reading my mind the whole time through! I ended up going with something that was much more funky and interesting than my old hair but still fitting for me. She knew the PERFECT red color to put as highlights my dark brown hair (I had never dyed my hair previously) and the perfect cut. DEFINITELY planning on going back--was absolutely worth it and Ive only gotten great feedback from friends! I dont have even ONE negative thing to say about the place..Sally is the best! thank you!!! Pros: Great atmosphere and people Cons: perhaps a little pricey for a student, but totally worth it more

Mens Club is the Best 1/4/2010

Emerge is a great full service salon/spa with a wide variety of services but what i really love about Emerge is the Mens club. Its a great place to relax before and after what ever treatments you may have being done. Pros: Great menu of services more

Mens Club is the Best 1/4/2010

Emerge is a great full service salon/spa with a wide variety of services but what i really love about Emerge is the Mens club. Its a great place to relax before and after what ever treatments you may have being done. Pros: Great menu of services more

Anna, where have you been all my life!!! 9/14/2008

What a find! Anna was the best my hair has seen in years. I had my hair highlighted and cut by Anna, it was the best my hair has looked, and the greatest thing is, that I can REPRODUCE it at home!!!. Pros: easy to get to, very nice atmosphere, very professional Cons: no parking more

Anna, where have you been all my life!!! 9/14/2008

What a find! Anna was the best my hair has seen in years. I had my hair highlighted and cut by Anna, it was the best my hair has looked, and the greatest thing is, that I can REPRODUCE it at home!!!. She took the time with me, gave me ALL kinds of pointers for me to do with my hair at home, and I can do it! I was happy to set up my next appt with her. She is only there 3 weeks a month, and works in another city for one week. The salon is beautiful, too. And I had the best shampoo also, Marisa gave me such a great shampoo, and head massage, it felt great! I look great! Thanks, I feel so pretty! Pros: easy to get to, very nice atmosphere, very professional Cons: no parking more

I will NEVER go back! 7/29/2008

Every time I have called to make an appointment at Emerge I have felt as though the receptionist was doing me a favor and that the individual who will be cutting my hair is also doing me a favor. No thank you! I am a very reasonable and down to earth person. I am just looking for a quality hair cut and a positive experience. It is hands down the worst salon I have ever been to. Needless to say, I am never going back. I have never written a review in my life, but I felt as though this experiene has required one. more

Jeffrey does an amazing highlight! 4/21/2008

Jeffrey does an amazing highlight especially for blondes! I have been going to another posh Newbury St. salon for years and recently saw Jeffrey at Emerge. He had won best of Boston in 2007 but I went on the suggestion of another stylist. I have to say, he did an unbelievable job of highlighting my hair. I absolutely loved it and so did my husband. I never thought I'd change my highlight hairdresser but now I definitely will. He also was very fun to be around and it was a great experience overall. Pros: great service and great attitude Cons: not easy to park more

Jeffrey does an amazing highlight! 4/21/2008

Jeffrey does an amazing highlight especially for blondes! Pros: great service and great attitude Cons: not easy to park more

Terrific Hair Stylists 1/31/2008

I have never tried any of the spa treatments at Emerge. However, I have had my hair cut there and had a great experience. I loved the stylist and found the staff to be very accommodating. The decor was modern and sophisticated. I would definitely visit again. It has a very trendy spa vibe. more

Poor customer service; overpriced for quality 1/22/2008

While the decor of the spa area is very inviting and relaxing, that's about the only thing going for this spa. This front desk staff is RUDE and pretty incompentent, and no one seems to know how the process works. WORD TO THE WISE: Make sure you call and confirm your appointment and details before showing up, and once you check in. I scheduled a basic manicure with a hand exfoliation ($30 + $15 extra for exfoliation) but they put it in the system as a Delux manicure, which is almost twice as expensive. I didn't verify this when I checked in and got stuck paying for the delux manicure, since the manicurist used parafin instead of exfoliant. more

Poor customer service; overpriced for quality 1/22/2008

While the decor of the spa area is very inviting and relaxing, that's about the only thing going for this spa. This front desk staff is RUDE and pretty incompentent, and no one seems to know how the process works. WORD TO THE WISE: Make sure you call and confirm your appointment and details before showing up, and once you check in. I scheduled a basic manicure with a hand exfoliation ($30 + $15 extra for exfoliation) but they put it in the system as a Delux manicure, which is almost twice as expensive. I didn't verify this when I checked in and got stuck paying for the delux manicure, since the manicurist used parafin instead of exfoliant. I've been to plenty of spas on Newbury and this one is simply not worth the cost. more

Great Hair by Jeffrey 10/21/2007

I went to Emerge the day after a terrible experience at another salon.....my hair was orange with a million other colors mixed into it. I went in as Jefferys last appointment and he spent a long time fixing my hair color, he stayed past the time they closed to make sure that I could walk around in public again and the color came out great. He was really nice and I immediately felt as though I was in good hands, I will definitly be seeing him again. The salon and spa areas were beautiful, I highly reccommend coming here, especially for hair. Pros: Great Stylist, Beautiful Salon more
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  • Emerge Spa & Salon is dedicated to providing a grand experience in an environment of unparalleled luxury and sophistication. Our elite salon and spa presence is elevated beyond industry standards through exceptional products, cutting-edge technology,...

Editorial

  • In Short
    A spa lover's paradise, Emerge offers up one of the city's lengthiest lists of services and treatments, from European Kur rituals and reflexology to ear candling and advanced massage therapies. High rollers relax in exclusive VIP suites, and there's a classic Men's Club where clients can enjoy warm-lather shaves while watching a flat-screen TV. Other features include a secluded rooftop garden the innovative Mei Medical Spa (facial rejuvenation and whole-body health and beauty).

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Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon 9am-8pm; Tue-Wed, Fri 8am-8pm; Thu 8am-9pm; Sat 8am-5pm; Sun 10am-6pm
  • Payments:

    Visa, Discover, Master Card, American Express
  • Neighborhoods:

    Back Bay, Back Bay West

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