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    Client Testimonials

    • I went to Sanela at the recommendation of a friend as I just moved to the area. I was matched with Cory by chance, and I am so happy that I was. I had her at another salon a while ago, and was so happy to see her not just because she is a great stylist. She is incredibly personable and funny. We had great conversations during the course of my cut. She listened to everything that I wanted for my cut and gave me good suggestions on layers and angels. I walked out of there feeling so beautiful and refreshed. I also received so many compliments. I am almost looking forward to my hair growing out so that I can get another new style with Cory. Thank you, Cory!

    • I saw Helen and she was great. Listened to what I wanted, and offered her advice. Great haircut, and felt very COVID-safe. Good value, too.

    • Krissy is a colorist guru! She gave me the best highlights of my life. I didn’t know it was possible to get so excited about highlights. She also added some waves to my style, because she thought it would make them pop even more… an extra step and a true sign of someone who has passion for what they do. The whole staff was super friendly and it was a nice vibe and experience. Highly recommend this spot! (added bonus… Ivory Pearl next door has a bomb menu for after haircut celebrations!)

    • I had a single process coloring with Sanela last week. During this visit, we discussed a slightly different color which incidentally, is perfect. I felt exceptionally comfortable in the salon with the many layered safety measures. I appreciated the option of timing the processing at home or in the salon. As usual, phenomenal wash and scalp massage. Thank you all for consistently excellent salon services you offer.

    • Sanela Salon is a jewel. The staff all make you feel at ease and their talents in cutting, coloring and styling are fantastic!

    • The best in the business. Kind, personal service every time, and you leave looking and feeling beautiful. You can’t beat that!

    • Best customer service, cuts and color around. Always super professional and provide a great experience for all your beauty needs.

    • Such an amazing experience – went to get a bang balayage with Krissy which all my coworkers and friends loved, but ended up being too much change for me. I emailed the salon and got a personal call from the owner, Sanela who was so kind and caring and amazingly helpful. I just went in to have my change toned down a bit and left with free samples and a gift card for my next color/cut = truly amazing customer service. All the staff really care that you love your look and I will be referring every person I know to the salon!

    • The best hair salon I’ve been to! Apointments are exacly the time you booked them and your stylist isn’t double or tripple booked so you have them to yourself. Everyone is super professional, dressed, acting, and doing their job professionally. The space is bright, clean, and beautifully simple. No clutter, no burning hair smell, it is a spa like enviroment that will leave you relaxed and calm. Sanela takes care of my hair and she is hands down the best. She knows how to match your haircut to not only your face and body but also style of dressing and general lifestyle! True artist!

    • I had an appointment with Helen and she was so kind, professional, and comfortable to talk to. She did an amazing job listening to what I was looking for and I walked out with a haircut just like the reference photo I had shown her. I would definitely recommend.

    • The salon is gorgeous and clean. The staff is skillful, and really friendly and inviting. They do an amazing massage when they wash your hair and the products they use are the best.

    • When my regular stylist quit to stay home with her new baby, I had to find someone new.

      I couldn’t communicate with the stylists I tried even when I brought in photos.

      The third stylist I tried at a salon in Framingham again ignored the photos I brought in requesting a darker color. When I walked out my hair was a very light bleached blonde, instead of the A-line I had shown her a photo of, I had a bob with short layers in the front.

      I called a friend who always had great looking natural color and she referred me to Sanela. Sanela really listened and that made all the difference. I finally have the natural color I wanted.

    • I have been coloring my hair since seventh grade. I saw the same person for six years when I lived in NH, and I have been loyal to another colorist in Virginia for another four years. Needless to say, when I find someone I like, I stick with them.

      As a graduate student who is now living in the area for a year, I’ve tried to strategically plan when to get my hair done back in Virginia in order to avoid trying out another stylist. Unfortunately I reached a stretch with no plans to go back for several months and I was in dire need of a trim and touch up. I spent upwards of about two hours researching the highest rated colorists and salons in the Boston area and made a very educated decision to try out Sanela Salon.

      I felt confident in my decision based on the beautiful pictures on Krissy the colorist’s instagram page. She had some excellent examples of brunette balayage which I wanted to try, so I specifically asked for her when booking the appointment. The scheduling was much more open than I anticipated — I was able to get an appointment within the next few days if I wanted to, however I settled on the following week.

      The salon itself is steps, literally, from the Tappan St. stop on the C line. Just get off the train (going outbound) and walk straight! The interior aesthetics are clean and modern, minimalist without feeling cold. The individuals running the desk that day were nice and friendly. I waited only a minute or two before Krissy was beside my chair and eager to get to know me.

      She did a fantastic job providing a starting consultation. I felt listened to when explaining what I was looking for, and I felt confident that she was going to do something great with my hair. We conversed for a little, but for the most part I enjoyed relaxing in silence by choice. Of course when we were getting to the end, I was nothing but smiles and chatting it up. The color turned out amazing! Additionally, Krissy gave me an awesome trim to compliment it. She explained each of the products that she used when styling (Oribe products, by the way, which I LOVE) so that I can eventually purchase them myself. Everyone else in the salon was commenting how amazing it looked as she wrapped up. I felt like a million bucks and then some.

      In all, despite spending a fair amount above what I normally pay for my color + cut (approximately 33% more), I felt like it was worth every penny and more. I would gladly continue to pay as much for results and the experience. Krissy and Sanela Salon are top-notch and I can’t wait to visit again.


    Sanela Salon, 1706 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02445