Awesome at the last minute!.
I procrastinated until I couldn't stand my roots anymore, and they fit me in with - no lie - one hour's notice, and then the stylist spent two hours with me. I saw Maki. Her consultation was great (talked me out of layers that really would have been disastrous on my baby-fine, poker-straight hair), she was easy to talk to, and gave me the most natural-looking two-color highlights I've had in years (maybe ever)! The place has a cute, unpretentious spa atmosphere, and the whole staff was really personable. It's not super easy to find from the street if you've never been there, but it is just stone's throw from the Church St. exit of the Harvard Sq. red line stop, and is right next to the Starbucks if you need a landmark to find it. All in all, I had a great experience and, as a new resident of Cambridge, I can definitively say that I have a new hairdresser here. It was so nice, I even scheduled myself a Dr. Hauschka facial for next week (having seen the other posts rave about it). Call Maki!
P.S. - The price for my two-color partial foil highlights on my super long hair was shockingly reasonable.
Best Curly Haircut Around. I have very difficult thick curly hair, and Arthur at the Carriage House Salon is one of the few stylists I have been to who is able to manage it and actually make me feel good about myself after leaving the salon. Not only that, but he is a pleasure to talk to, and works very quickly. The salon itself is very cute, and they do not pressure you to buy their hair products, which is a definite plus.
Greatest Service!. Carriage House Salon is amazing! I called and got an appointed for the same day for my very first facial. The place is adorable and very comfortable. I had a fantastic time being pampered by Erin who is absolutely incredible! She asessed my skin and personalized my facial on the spot so that I would get the services best for me - not just what's the most expensive. I left feeling wonderful, calm, and refresed and had totally different skin. I've already booked my next appointed and recommend Carriage House highly.
Dr. Hauschka Facials: The Only Way. For my first facial EVER, I wasn't sure where to go. But a dear friend recommended "any place that does Hauschkas." On top of that, I was dead-set on avoiding Newbury pretentiousness. Enter CHS! The vibe in the salon was perfect: warm, relaxing, with a mixed clientele. Every employee was friendly -- particularly Erin, the aesthetician, who wiped the nastiness out of my pores, sweetly. Basically, it's a $100 for a new you. Do it!
This is a great place. I love this salon. After living in Boston for four years, I finally found a salon where I like to get my haircut and this is the place. They did a wonderful job. I love love love the staff, the atmosphere is relaxing and welcoming, it is easy to get to and their hours are great. I recommend going here to anyone for a haircut for curly or straight hair or any kind of spa treatment. I can't wait to go back for my next haircut.
Dr. Hauschka facials rock. If you want a facial that is out of this world, you've got to visit the Carriage House. They feature the Dr. Hauschka 'Classic' facial, which is a cross between a holistic skin treatment, a relaxing massage (they rub your feet AND lymph areas), and a retreat to a peaceful place far away from the real world. Seriously, this was the best facial I've ever had. I can't wait for my girlfriend's brithday to get here so I can give her this as a gift.
I can't recommend this place strongly enough!. After I visited the Carriage House Salon and Spa last week, I could not believe that somebody posted anything negative about this wonderful place. From the moment I entered the salon, I felt completely relaxed. After getting my hair cut and styled I felt like a new woman. I have difficult curly hair, so I was thrilled with the results. I can't think of a better salon experience than this. When I left I looked and felt fabulous - what could be better than that? This place is truly a find.
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