Newton >Beauty > Davis Hairdressing
Not the place for a perm.
Not the place for a perm. This was a new salon for me, but I had high hopes after reading the reviews and their website. After a consultation, the stylist seemed to understand exactly what I wanted in a perm - full, bouncy spiral curls. Unfortunately what I ended up with was limp, soft ripples through my hair.
Although the salon refunded the price of the perm ($175.00) they did not refund the cut or blow dry. Now I’m out $68.00, have limp, stringy hair and need to wait months until I can re-perm. A truly disappointing experience.
I didn't want to write a review based on one visit to a salon, strictly because when I thought I had found a great stylist, the next cuts were lopsided, too short, stylist appeared hungover , etc.etc.
I decided to try Davis when I googled salons. It looked like they had great reviews, They have so many stylists, but decided on Linda based on her salon profile.
I have been to her four times, and each time my bob cut has been right on. Sometimes she cuts it dry, sometimes wet...but each time it falls into place beautifully.
I am very happy with Linda, but just a warning, don't plan on having to be somewhere after...she tends to run behind a bit and take her time (which I am grateful)
FINALLY!. If you're reading this, you were in my position: searching for a stylist, not wanting another uninspired cut and not knowing where to go. Stop Searching, Call Torrie. I didn't know her or Davis Hairdressing other than that they were close to me, but I read the reviews and decided to go for it: I couldn't be more happy. I was ready for a cut from long hair to short, and Torrie worked with me until I was completely comfortable with where we were going. AND I GOT THE BEST STYLE EVER! It's literally a style that you can get up in the morning, run your fingers through it, and go. Plus, it's an actual STYLE, not just a cut. I get so many compliments, and I feel great. Trust Torrie. I have found my stylist, and I'm not looking back. Torrie, thank you, you're a dear.
hidden hardcore haircuts!.
Hidden among shops filled with imported treats and bakeries galore you'll find Davis Hairdressing, a salon loved by many of the Metro West ladies who lunch. Not exactly the place you would think you'd seem me walking out of with a wide curly mohawk and a lightening bolt shaved into the side. Don't let the neighborhood fool you, there are some rockin' talents just inside the door (ok, and up the stairs.)
I found Davis Hairdressing online while searching for some place with funky stylist out in the Newton/Wellesley area. I poked around their site and really appreciated what I saw. Not only do I get the best haircuts of my life their but they go a lot of good for this world. They are very good about giving back whatever they can. I also liked that they seemed very dedicated to life long learning for their employees.
Their customer service is fantastic as well. They offer you a robe, they offer tea or coffee, there are lots of look books to go through if you are unsure of what look to go for. Always magic fingers in the shampoo room.
They also have the guidance of great hairdressers. I have seen both Jennifer and Lilly. Great women. I like to chat when I am getting my hair done and they are both very friendly and easy to talk with.
The salon itself is very nice. It's clean and warm and stylish. They even have exposed brick! Love it.
I have been going to see Lilly for a while now. Every time she cuts my hair the style changes just a little bit. Totally in a good way. My hairstyle has evolved with the help of Lilly's skill and creativity while always staying true to my aesthetic. I always feel confidant and refreshed when I walk out of Davis.
Great Experience-Ask for JIll. I have been going to Davis for years and have been going to the same person from day 1. Jill S. always does a great job whether I go in with a picture or I just tell her to do whatever she thinks will look good. She knows so much about color and I really trust her when it comes to trying something new. She is up on all the latest trends and has great hair herself which is always a good sign! She is also great at up-do's and she did my hair for my wedding. She is really easy to talk to, very funny and down to earth. I can't recommend Jill enough to anyone out there looking for a great hair dresser. They also give great shampoos here..very relaxing and enjoyable. Great staff all around.
I'm particular...VERY particular.
I am from DC and could not find a stylist in the Boston area that I have been happy with. I have been to a couple of salons on Newbury Street that have left me looking like JonBonJovie in his heyday.
I have curly hair ..
A coworker gave me a $20 dollar gift card to try her stylist, Linda Cohen-Flynn at Davis.
The first time I saw her was a saturday. She was running behind about 10 minutes. She introduced herself, and had someone get me coffee.
We chatted instead of getting shampooed first which I was happy about since my hair is completely different wet. She listened very carefully to my concerns...asked me about what I do with my hair, products , blowdry etc.
I was nervous...but it came out exactly like my beloved DC stylist cuts it.
The second time I saw her I was 15 min late do to the T breaking down. I was nervous she was going to rush me...instead, she took me with a smile and apologized to her next client for being late. The service I received at Davis was impeccable. Give yourself plenty of time for parking and to walk around .....
Davis is a breath of fresh air.. I love the atmosphere at Davis and the staff is really nice and outgoing. I really like how un-cluttered and relaxing it is and is in a great easily accessable location!! They are a little pricey but believe me the price is totally worth it. I've had my hair cut by Torrie there quite a few times now, and must say that since going to her I don't want to go anywhere else. Till recently I had been cutting my hair myself but was tired of having uneven hair. The first time Torrie cut my hair was to even out what I had done to it while keeping it as long as possible and she did an amazing job making it look right without making it too short. My hair was pretty long and boring and on my most recent visit with her I decided I wanted to try something totally different so I had her give me a very short and funky hair cut that I would definitely not trust most anyone else to do. I've had bad experiences with trying to get funky do's from other hair stylists, usually ending with me in tears. The funky cut came out so great and perfect and I have gotten compliments almost non-stop since. She's very talented in all kinds of hairstyles from simple to really funky/trendy, and listens to what you have to say and offers brilliant suggestions and really knows what she's talking about and doesn't make you feel rushed. I highly recommend anyone checking out Davis for the first time to make your appointment with her. You will for sure be pleased!
Fab Haircut for 50 bucks!.
I am not very apt to let just anyone touch or cut my hair. I only get my hair cut a few times a year because a. I hadn't found someone i trusted in the area, b. I'm poor and c. I'm kinda lazy. As a recent college grad, I was not prepared to pay 100 dollars for a cut and blowdry.
After reading many glowing reviews of Davis, and driving past it every day on my way to and from work in Newtonville, I called and got an appointment that same afternoon. I met Lisa and we immediately got along like old friends. She made me feel totally at ease and had a good sense of my hair and personality.
The wash was amazing, neck massage and all. Lisa spent over and hour cutting and blowing out my long curly hair and the result was unbelievable. I am SO thrilled with my new cut and absolutely recommend Davis to anyone looking for high class style and reasonable prices.
I Highly Recommend Davis Hairdressing and Their Stylist, Torrie Dwyer.
I have had several great experiences with Davis and the stylist, Torrie Dwyer, and I wanted to make my opinion available to others. I was recently married and a month before my wedding I started losing a lot of hair due to thyroid treatments. I was really nervous that my hair wouldn't even be presentable for my wedding and I'd have to get a wig or get really creative. I had long hair at the time, it was down to the middle of my back. I knew I would have better luck with a shorter cut because that would make my hair appear to be more full. A friend of mine recommended Torrie to me. I figured nothing could be worse then what my hair looked like while it thinned out, so I took a chance on a new stylist. I wasn't expecting miracles, but I feel like Torrie came close to it! She cut my hair to just a little longer than shoulder length and gave me just a few layers. It was much better than I could have hoped for!
Several months after my wedding, I wanted a more drastic cut. I made an appointment at Davis with Torrie and she helped me pick a style that would be appropriate for my features. I went from a fairly plain cut to an edgier version of a bob. I have maintained this style for about six months now and will keep it up until I am ready for something new.
Torrie really takes her time with details when she works with a client. That is so hard to find in a stylist! I feel like she really connects with her clients and dedicates her time with them to making them look good. As long as she is working in the Boston area, I will only go to her for my hair cuts!
Great experience!. I am new to the area and I actually learned about the salon from this website and figured since I live right around the corner that I'd check it out. Thanks to the helpful receptionist I saw Torrie- who gave me the exact haircut I wanted. I showed her a picture and she actually made my mop look JUST LIKE IT. Also- everyone in the place was really warm and welcoming. The coffee the assistant made me was better than Starbucks! Not to mention she gave me the best shampoo ever, and was a RIOT. I wish I could remember her name. Anyway- It's a great salon in a cute area and very reasonably priced. They also gave me a bag of free stuff and had me fill out a short questionaire so they could send me a $20 off certificate in the mail for my next visit. Needless to say, I'll be back! A+ !
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