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Avanti Salon - 30 Reviews - 20 Newbury Street Ste 4, Boston, MA - Beauty Salons Reviews - Phone (617) 267-4027

Avanti Salon

20 Newbury Street Ste 4
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 267-4027
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PRISCILLA IS AMAZING! I went to Priscilla at Avanti after having a bad experience at a pricey Newbury Street Salon. I needed a color correction and cut that would tame my mane. ...


I am very displeased with the experience I had at Avanti salon. When I first arrived, the atmosphere seemed fine and I must admit, the woman who shampooed my hair gave me one of t...

Priscilla is AMAZING! 5/3/2012

PRISCILLA IS AMAZING! I went to Priscilla at Avanti after having a bad experience at a pricey Newbury Street Salon. I needed a color correction and cut that would tame my mane. I have a LOT of frizzy hair that is hard to control. I told Priscilla generally what I wanted (to be blonde, but less ""bleached"" looking, and that I needed a cut that would be fun yet professional). I also asked her for her input. She told me we could make the highlights brighter and warmer, and contrast it with darker highlights. She also told me that the old salon had cut my ends far too bluntly and that she would soften them, especially the edges around my face. Needless to say, my high expectations were fulfilled! I LOVE my color, and oh, the cut! It cuts down on blowdrying time in the morning and now my hair actually has movement. Priscilla was so nice and welcoming and lovely to chat wtih---this isn't a stuffy place. I couldn't be happier and STRONGLY recommend that anyone in Boston need of a little boost give Priscilla a call! more

My Wedding Hair!!! 11/8/2011

I have searched forever to find a colorist in Boston. Priscilla Collins corrected my brassy yellow hair and made it perfect! I had her style my hair for my wedding on the Cape. It was a windy hot day, however; thanks to Priscilla my bridesmaids and I looked simply beautiful. Priscilla was so sweet, making sure I felt like it was my day. I would recommend her 100%. Priscilla is truly the best in the business, more


If you want the BEST BLOND HIGHLIGHTS... go to Priscilla Collins at Avanti Salon. She is the Best in Boston! Not only do I love her talent but she is really cool too. The front desk staff made me feel comfortable and Priscilla is my favorite stylist ever!!! more

Best Corrective Colorist in Boston 11/7/2011

Priscilla Collins is the BEST CORRECTIVE COLORIST in BOSTON. I have been to so many salons on Newbury St.. searching for the perfect blond highlights. Priscilla gave me the most gorgeous Blond Highlights I have ever had. She taught me how to take care of my hair and I just love her! She also knows the Best of everything in Boston! My hair has never looked better! more

Avanti is Awesome 3/23/2011

I have had the pleasure of being introduced to this salon because the owner and management have participated in Buy With Me coupons. This is a BIG benefit to the staff to ensure a healthy flow of business and allow new clients to try out the salon. I have had a fabulous experience and would recommend Julie. With that said, everyone's hair seems to always look great and they have made me a long term new client. Thank you for a wonderful experience. more

Not very happy 3/25/2010

I am very displeased with the experience I had at Avanti salon. When I first arrived, the atmosphere seemed fine and I must admit, the woman who shampooed my hair gave me one of the best head massages, well, ever. I was dismayed, however, by the poor job done by my stylist Jenida. I booked an appointment with her based on city search reviews, and had high expectations. I was very disappointed, however, in the job she did. From the moment she started cutting my hair to the time she claimed to be finished, only 20 minutes had passed-- including the blow dry. NEVER in my days of paying for $60+ haircuts have I ever experienced such a short cut. After she finished drying my hair, I thought she was going to continue with a dry cut...nope. She asked me how I liked it instead! I was shocked to say the least, considering the amount of time she spent actually cutting my hair was probably under ten minutes. On top of this, she managed to give me one of the worst and most sloppy looking blowouts I have ever seen. It looked like my hair had air dried, which, mind you, does not look good. Stupidly I gave this woman a good tip and forgot to tip my shampooer. I will not be going back to this salon, although I did see one woman leave with a beautiful cut. Do not book with Jenida! Pros: Friendly staff, BEST shampoos Cons: Stylist more

Priscilla at Avanti is Best of Boston! 1/26/2010

Call Avanti NOW, and schedule an appointment with PRISCILLA! Her consultation skills are perfect. She listens, she performs, she delivers in all the ways a great hair stylist should. I was referred to Priscilla by Katrina Hess (also AMAZING / the best makeup artist ever) about 2 years ago. Priscilla saved my hair. No one could seem to get my vision. Priscilla listened, and now my hair is the best it has ever been. She also taught me how to blow it out myself, so I look great every morning before I go to work!!! Priscilla also styled my hair for my wedding last August and she surpassed ALL expectations. She arrived early, with a smile on her face, and made us all look and feel special and gorgeous. My husband had tears in his eyes and his mother was impressed! Our wedding album came out better than expected due to Priscilla's expertise. I had no idea how much Priscilla's positive energy would keep me composed throughout the whole day. Thank you sooooooo much Priscilla! Pros: Reliability, Professionalism, Confidence & Fun! more

best cut i've ever had 8/22/2009

i recently had my haircut from val at avanti and i have to say its the best haircut ive ever had! i was searching for a new salon and avanti had so many good reviews online i called to make an appiontment..luckily i got in that same day..val was really friendly and explained the haircut she had in mind for me and i love it..i left feeling like a celebrity she gave me a cool curled blowout..ive gotten so many compliments..the whole salon is friendly from the assistants to the front desk..i definetly reccomend val at avanti Pros: friendly, easy to get an app, val Cons: parking more

Best nails, best blowout 5/15/2008

First, Bernice is the greatest nail tech in Boston. The pedicures here are a little pricey at $50, but after a full hour of foot cleaning, my feet are so beautiful and soft you could kiss them! She uses this foot sanding machine that's not painful at all like some scrapers out there and your feet will come out smooth and polished. I go here as often as I can afford it. Lasts long enough for a polish change or two at the cheap places too. Pros: Julia, Bernice Cons: not inexpensive (but worth it) more

Janida is amazing 4/3/2008

After years of searching I finally found the perfect hairstylist. I have difficult hair, but Janida always knows exactly what to do with it to make it look great. Equally important, she is so sweet and personable. She always makes me feel comfortable, she is not the least bit snobby like the rest of the professional staff. My experiences there are always great, but the very best part is the shampoo when they give a very relaxing head massage. The assistants are always very attentive. AND...the prices are very reasonable. Pros: Janida, head massages Cons: limited waiting area is uncomfortable at times more

great hair cut and highlights from Valerie at Avanti 3/11/2008

i recently got my hair cut and foiled from Valerie at Avanti and it came out great! i heard good things about this salon from friends and decided to try it out..and i couldnt be happier with the results..she was so nice and made me feel beautiful..the prices are pretty reasonable for newbury st its worth a trip to boston.. more

Kevin - The Incredibly Talented Men's Hairstylist 1/30/2008

Avanti is a fun, upbeat and stylish place to get a haircut. I'm a guy with long hair, and Kevin is the best stylist I've found anywhere for giving my hair a perfectly layered and sculptured look. He cuts it just as I like, never too long or too short, takes his time, and is a really nice guy, doesn't chat your ears off. more

Best hair straitener 1/11/2008

I just had my hair straitened by my stylist Louise Chobanian not to be confused with the other Louise. All I can say is AMAZING. She controlled my wirey, frizzy hair in 5 hrs. It was educational and fun.The compliments Im getting are increadable. Im spreading the word. Its hard to find a person who listens and understands and is increadably professional.Oh, the salon is beautiful too. The employees are friendly and nice. The salon is energetic. I love it and my stylist too! Pros: professional,attentive more

Great Salon, Even Better Cut 10/29/2007

Avanti is a great place to get your hair styled and I am a big fan of the salon. The people at Avanti are friendly, their prices are reasonable and the atmosphere is comfortable. I was introduced to Avanti by following one of their stylists there, Richard Caron. Richard has been styling my hair for a number of years (too many to count) and in my opinion he is one of the best stylists on Newbury Street or in Boston for that matter. Richard is a versatile stylist; every time I want a new look ? he pulls it off with ease. If I want to continue with a certain style, he consistently delivers. He is an artist. His attention to detail and focus makes you believe that you?re his only customer of the day. Pros: Many... I highly recommend Avanti, even more so, I recommend Richard more

Didn't work for me 10/16/2007

A few weeks ago, I stopped in to make an appointment. The receptionist explained that I would first have a consultation with the owner of the salon, who, upon meeting me and reviewing my needs, would recommend a compatible stylist on his staff. So the next day I arrive on time, excited for the consultation, but it never happened. Instead, after waiting around for a while, I was handed off to a very young stylist, who cut my hair into a strange bob that didn't work for my hair at all. Too shy to say anything, I went home and immediately put it in a ponytail and started researching other salons. Unfortunately, I am finding that ""award-winning"" salons are not living up to the hype... Pros: clean. friendly shampooer. more

Wanna be re-invented FABULOUS?!! Janida's got what you need at Avanti Salon. 10/1/2007

If you want to have someone just cut and/or color your hair (snore.), you go do that. But, if you want someone to re-invent you as gorgeous, go to Janida Araujo at Avanti Salon. To say she's an ?aesthetic genius? doesn?t even come close to doing her justice. Janida has hard-earned my unflinching trust with her panache for re-inventing me every single time I sit in her chair. Before her, my hair had never seen highlighting and styling prowess like hers. Janida made the ?break-up? with my old stylist a no-brainer once I saw what she was coming with. She continues to literally amaze me; her finished product far surpasses my expectations. Not to mention the MIRACLE she performed on my mother?s hair! I don?t know about you, but I?m tired of stylists who don?t take any initiative. Janida gives my personal style what it NEEDS without me having to draw her a map. You can?t trust your hair to just anyone, but you CAN and SHOULD trust it to Janida. This woman is a ROCK STAR, PERIOD. Don?t believe me? Go see for yourself. Here?s my ?I told you so? in advance. Pros: Janida, Janida, Janida. Cons: Parking in Newbury St. (try it!) more

Best hair stylist 9/4/2007

When I first moved to Boston 13 years ago I noticed a woman with an amazing haircut. I asked her who her stylist was and she directed me to Richard, now at Avanti. Although he has been my stylist for nearly 13 years, my cut is not dated; I believe his effort to stay ""current"" keeps me looking fresh and polished. I believe Richard's talent lies in his ability to listen to his client's wishes and use his experience to create an amazing end result. My most recent cut is the reason I'm writing; he employed a technique using a razor to layer my long hair; I'm thrilled with the result. For me, the 60 mile round trip to Boston from my home is well worth the trip. Richard is a talented stylist and Avanti is a great salon. Pros: Service more

Best Salon in Boston 8/23/2007

I recently returned to Avanti Salon and found Richard, my fabulous new hairstylist. He worked with me to update my look, using a razor cut to finally give me the long layers I wanted. He is also working on my color for a more natural look. I can completely trust Richard, explain to him what I want and know that I am in expert hands. I love the salon ~ it is very professional, creating a quieter, more personalized experience. I've tried a lot of them, and this is the best in Boston. Pros: Expert staff, personalized atmosphere more

Rude Receptionists 8/17/2007

I have searched for a long time to find someone who can cut my hair well, and I found it at Avanti. However, I find the other staff kind of snobby and rude. The receptionist never makes me feel welcome, and the other stylists make me feel like I am in their way all the time. Other than that, Avanti is a good place - reasonable prices and convenient to get to, plus a very talented stylist whom I have been going to for about a year now. Pros: great stylisit; convenient more

A great atmosphere, Naomi is amazing! 6/4/2007

I've been getting my haircut by Naomi for the past 5 years or so, I adore her, not only is her personality great, bubbly, funny and down to earth, but her cuts are amazing. I have had several women stop me on the street and ask me where I get my haircut, I happily send them to her. When she moved to Avanti I was apprehensive, but after my first appointment there I realized the salon matched her personality perfectly. Low key, down to earth and not at all pretentious. Now that I live in NY I still make it a point to have her cut my hair everytime I am in Boston visiting friends. I'd highly, highly recommend her! Pros: Low key atmosphere Cons: sometimes a little crowded more
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  • Located at the East end of Newbury St., this salon offers several unique services, including a caviar rejuvenation treatment.

  • 12/10/2005 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon, 11am - 5pm; Tue, 10am - 8pm; Wed - Fri, 9am - 8pm; Sat, 9am - 5pm; Sun, closed
  • Payments:

    Visa, Master Card, Cash
  • Neighborhoods:

    Back Bay East, Back Bay