SHAG is Superb, Spectacular and Consistent

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Sandy Poirier, Sonia Tita Puopolo, Maria Christine Dopoulos at SHAG
Sandy Poirier, Sonia Tita Puopolo, Maria Christine Dopoulos at SHAG

Photo Credit: Jean Hangarter

“Maria” Christine Dopoulos and Dani are among the top colorists at SHAG Boston!! And SHAG is superb, spectacular and consistent. Sandy’s team consists mainly of strong women however, there are some men too, but Sandy is not shy to say that he is happy and proud to be surrounded by such an amazing and awesome team of women who help to make up his family of creative colorists and hair stylists!!  SHAG has some of the best talent in the industry in terms of colorists and hair stylists.

Sandy Poirier and Maria Christine Dopoulos at SHAG
Sandy Poirier and Maria Christine Dopoulos at SHAG

Photo Credit: Jean HangarterMaria Christine Dopoulos, born in Cleveland, Ohio on November 18th is celebrating her birthday this month so what better way to celebrate her than to say “Happy Birthday”!! Maria known as maria_hairtease on Instagram to her almost 7,000 followers (6,143 followers to be precise), has been working at SHAG for already more than two years and for my Haute Living readers who thrive on excellence, Maria would be the colorist to see, but again, SHAG has a colorists team unlike anywhere – unique and progressive – definitely for those hair savvy Haute followers, who appreciate only the best!! If you not only love, but also expect the best, then you are destined to be happy after a visit for your color at SHAG and of course a cut with Sandy too.  Yet, SHAG’s entire team of stylists offers excellence and Kara Hurston is an example of one team member that provides an expert cut and in fact, she received the “Best of Boston 2015” in the category of women’s haircut winner award.

Maria Christine Dopoulos and Sonia Tita Puopolo
Maria Christine Dopoulos and Sonia Tita Puopolo

Photo Credit: Jean Hangarter Yes, SHAG is the best of the best in terms of the salon world in Boston and has won numerous awards.  In fact, most recently has been voted “Best of Boston” and “Boston’s Best” in 2016 and it is exciting to share that Maria is not only a shining star at SHAG, but also has been nominated for a prestigious award within the hair industry called the “Behind the Chair” Award, http://www.behindthechair.com/ repeatedly over the past couple of years and receives consistent recognition and accolades from her colleagues, peers, followers and friends alike! Maria is a true artist and an inspiration to all who know her!  When I recently talked with her about her craft as a colorist,  she shared her passions and goals and more!! Maria says she has a “Hair Plan” for all of her clients – and that is to get their hair healthier. She is determined to heal their hair so it can be the healthiest possible! And will not compromise her artistic integrity for a quick color as she is truly an artist when it comes to color and her authenticity and talent shines in her work!!

Maria Christine Dopoulos and Sonia Tita Puopolo
Maria Christine Dopoulos and Sonia Tita Puopolo at SHAG

Photo Credit: Jean Hangarter

And when I asked Maria about her one year goal she responded, “My one year goal is to be better known in Boston.” Yet, she already has people flying in from around the world to see her and I believe the secret to her success is not only her hard work, and perseverance but also because she lives by the SHAG creed and says, “Each person is unique and I don’t have one formula that I apply for each person.” That is true other than to get their hair healthy of course. And Maria communicates, “I’m a perfectionist.” That combined with a love for her clientele, makes Maria certainly special.

There are a number of great colorists at SHAG if Maria is booked because she specializes in fixing color, and complex cases and so forth. And Dani is one of them!!  She is another colorist that is definitely divine and again helps SHAG to be superb, spectacular and consistent. That said, thank you SHAG for your spectacular team, superb service, and for being the best in Boston!!  As our founder and publisher Kamal Hotchandani says, “Haute Living, we built our platform on celebrating excellence.” And it is a privilege to share SHAG with our Haute readers to be a perfect example of excellence in Boston’s beauty business.

Davines Hair Products
Davines Hair Products

Photo Credit: Jean Hangarter

Davines Hair Products
Davines Hair Products

Photo Credit: Jean Hangarter

Davines Hair Products
Davines Hair Products

Photo Credit: Jean HangarterThe SHAG team understands that, “Hair is one of the most important accessories.” And yes, that is so true! Given the truth in that statement, then one would understand that it is important to use healthy hair products that can help improve the texture of your hair and help your hair to shine! And SHAG uses some of the finest hair products in the industry from Oribe, a luxe, high- definition line developed by Sandy’s good friend celebrity stylist Oribe Canales (Oribe) to R+Co’s, an additional product line created by a trio of top stylists. SHAG proudly carries and claims, “R+Co’s comprehensive, treatment-orientated line of hair products celebrates artistry, passion and experimentation!!” And then there is Davines, an Italian product line made in small quantities and developed by using the best elements of both natural and high-tech ingredients. In fact, SHAG expert colorist Patty Martin is a certified educator for the Davines color line and clearly knows the benefits of these marvelous products and brings her knowledge to the team.  One of the best products that SHAG offers is something called Olaplex, a $35 treatment that actually helps heal the hair. And all the products whether shampoos, conditioners, styling products and/or treatments, are approved by Sandy and available for anyone interested in only the best hair products.

 

Davines Hair Products
Davines Hair Products

Photo Credit: Jean Hangarter

 

Sandy Poirier at SHAG
Sandy Poirier at SHAG

Photo Credit: Jean HangarterPlease note, that with SHAG’s no online booking policy, one must call and sometimes patiently wait for up to two months for an appointment and their strict rule is that for all new clients, they start with a 15 minute consulting appointment no matter what. SHAG offers not only the perfect cut with Sandy, but also, the perfect colorist for blonde, brunette, pink, blue, and again, Maria one of the top colorists, is an expert in blondes and one of the leading blonde colorists in the business.

Sandy Poirier at SHAG
Sandy Poirier at SHAG

Photo Credit: Jean HangarterSHAG salon is located at 840 Summer St, Boston, MA 02127 and was created and founded by my longtime friend the genius, genuine and multi- talented  Sandy Poirier.  Sandy is not only a celebrity hair stylist with life-long expertise and talent, he is an entrepreneur, an amazing DJ, and an incredible professional photographer and to see Sandy’s photography and creative videos, one can go to http://www.shagboston.com and/or Sandy’s photography and art, http://sandypoirier.com and https://vimeo.com/143894956.  And what is so unique about SHAG, is that there is no place like this anywhere. The space is open and expansive, the lighting impeccable, and most importantly, the service is superb, spectacular and consistent whether you need just your color or your color and cut!!

Sandy Poirier at SHAG
Sandy Poirier at SHAG

Photo Credit: Jean Hangarter

Thanks to Sandy who is inspired, “To be better and to always push the envelope and to always be on cutting edge in style, hair and fashion.” And who is inspired by “Anyone successful. It could be someone in the fashion industry, music industry, or tech industry. Someone who has changed the world. Anyone who can really be a visionary and see the future. That is a person who inspires me. Someone like Mark Zuckerberg or Steve Jobs.” He has created a perfect salon – a setting that is comfortable, fashion forward and mindful. When asked whether he is a spiritual or religious person, Sandy responded, “I was born catholic, but that sort of fell away by the wayside. My spiritual religion is KARMA. I’m a big believer in what goes around comes around, that is my belief in life.” Haute friends, for a unique experience unlike another, call SHAG today at (617) 268- 2500 for an appointment so you can be ready for the holidays looking your best and feeling happy with your hair thanks to Sandy and his entire SHAG team! And you can ask for a beautiful gal named Lindsey “Bella” Segal known as Bella, Hunter, and/or any one from the fabulous front desk can help you to schedule your appointments with the most suitable stylist and best colorist just for you!!

 

Sandy Poirier, Sonia Tita Puopolo, Maria Christine Dopoulos at SHAG
Sandy Poirier, Sonia Tita Puopolo, Maria Christine Dopoulos at SHAG

Photo Credit: Jean Hangarter

 

 

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