Boston >Adult and Continuing Education > Shag
840 Summer St, South Boston, MA | Directions 0212742.337928 -71.035110
Neighborhoods: D Street / West Broadway, South Boston
Horrible Experience – Rude staff, no parking, poor service, lousy cut-save yourself some money, time and effort and go elsewhere. Even Super Cuts is better than this place.
Best haircut in Boston! – Contrary to some other reviews, I have never had anything less than a 100% positive experience at SHAG. You're treated like a total VIP from the moment you walk in the door - they take your coat, immediately offer wine, champagne, espresso (or whatever you want) and generally just make you feel special without the slightest hint of pretentiousness. As for the cut, Sandy Poirier is a total pro and has transformed my unruly curls into a gorgeous style that I maintain with little effort. A $70 cut is practically free in this city and a small price to pay for feeling like a rock star.
NEVER AGAIN! – Terrible experience! Rude, over-priced, and BAD cut. Sandy acts as if he is doing you a favor by cutting your hair for 70+ dollars.
fan-freakin-tastic hair – I have been to Tasha for color and Sandy for cuts 4 times now-- my hair is very wavy and diffcult to shape but Sandy has mastered it. Tasha's color rocks. PLease ignore the negative reviews above-- those clients clearly didn't communicate what they wanted well enough. You have to know how to talk to yout stylist/colorist if you want good haircuts and color. Girls, start learning to communicate better! I've been getting my hair professionally cut and colored for 20 years now and have been to salons all over the U.S. and can honestly say that I have never looked better since Tasha and Sandy started doing my hair. Go and see for yourself.
Perfect cut for curly hair – I intentionally waited a few months since my Shag hair cut to see how it has stood up. To say the least, it's still pretty awesome.
Unfortunately I had to take public transportation to Shag so I ended up taking a taxi from South Station and walking back afterwards. I guess that's the only downside to the whole experience but to me, it's worth it. The service at Shag is great. I was offered espresso or wine and only ended up waiting a few minutes before we began my consultation and cut. Sandy is extremely knowledgeable and experienced which was especially important to me because I have frizzy, curly hair. The price is just right too and the space itself is beautiful. Two thumbs up!
Edgy South Boston salon specializes in "rock star" cuts and offers a unique customer experience. – In Short
Located in an unglamorous but easily accessible corner of Southie, Shag provides its patrons with a most stylish environment in which to get a trim. (With its high ceilings, hardwood floors and colorful seats, the salon sports an attractive, casual appearance.) Owner Sandy Poirier and his stylists specialize in edgy, "rock star" styles, as well as the salon's namesake 'do. Full coloring services are available, and patrons are welcomed with a cappuccino or glass of wine.
A Great Experience and Cut – The moment I walked into Shag I knew it was my kind of place. The space is great and the staff went out of their way in every way! Definitely a pleasant change from the usual newbury st vibe which is prententious and rather boring. Shag was neither, that's for sure. It's always a bit disconcerting to go to a new place and a new stylist for a haircut, but Sandy immediately set me at ease. It was as if he knew exactly the cut I was looking for. And he's a real master with the shears, that's for sure. I would say that this may not be the place to go for a traditional cut, but if you're looking for something funky and you prefer to patronize places that are run by good peeps, Shag is highly recommended.
Shag is so cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! – COOL loft space ..great haircut ..cool front desk people,,,,,,,all around cool!"
booooooring – I am really disappointed with my cut. I went in there because I thought this would be a creative type place to try something newer and more updated. After I came out NO ONE knew I cut my hair it looked exactly the same. I could have gone to super cuts for $80 less to get what they gave me. I told them what I wanted and they did what they wanted. I also waited a very long time for my appt even though I was on time. My prior cut was done by a student in a Newbury salon cutting class and I liked it SO much better and it was FREE. I can't beleive I actually spent money for this. So much for listening to the Improper Bostonian...
Best Haircut and Color I've Ever Had – This is a long overdue review...but, my experience at Shag was the best I have had anywhere. The colorist gave me great highlights and Sandy gave me a perfect haircut for my lifestyle. I have had more compliments on my hair than ever before since I went to Shag. As a stay-at-home mom, I anjoyed the relaxing atmosphere with a glass of wine. It is classy and edgy, but very comfortable and not stuffy. I have recommended this salon to many people already and I am definitely looking forward to my next appointment. Plus, there is plenty of parking right outside the salon, which made the entire visit enjoyable and convenient.
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