My girlfriend has spent ...and wasted THOUSANDS of dollars at so called ""Best of Boston"" hair salons. We're talking places like Maksou, G20 (formerly Guiliano's), and Salon Fontana to name but a few. They all disappointed. We were going there for years, paying exorbitant prices, and always walked away feeling not only did the person do a terrible job...they couldn't care less who the client was. These places can always count on someone trusting the Improper Bostonian to be the gospel, and bring people through the doors.\r
Then, one day we came across someone with amazing hair, and she recommend Jimi James to us. At first, my girl was cautious because for some reason, she equates quality with being located on Newbury St - yes, feel sorry for me. Still, with my persuasion, she gave Jimi a chance; she could not have been more pleased with the results. He was the FIRST person in over 3 years of us dating, to get her hair colored the way she wanted. Jimi remembers exactly the formula that each client needs for their hair, and never fails to deliver that Hollywood look. \r
If you think this review is being written during the so called ""honeymoon period"", let me set things straight. My girl has been going to see Jimi once a month... for the last 3+ years! She never fails to miss an appointment. Before, she HATED going to the various colorists that you see written up in the ""Improper Bostonian"" (those guys have ZERO credibily when they give their best of Boston review; they have to please their advertisers, and so you will always see Maksou and other salons who heavily advertise, get #1 reviews). SCREW THAT! Now, my girl makes seeing Jimi a priority over me! However, I can't complain. All my boys think i'm lucky because of how good her hair looks, and I look like the man. \r
Guys who are reading this - RUN, DON'T WALK to send your girl to Jimi James. This man is Boston's best kept secret! Just be ready for your girlfriend to be hit-on 24/7. You've been warned.
Pros: Excellent hair coloring skills, great value
Cons: Watertown location may be difficult to get to for some