Feeling Fine: Hair and Wine at Salon Acote

Many enjoy a nice wine pairing.  Myself, I am quite happy to pair a nice wine with a self-indulgent pampering session. And while a bubble bath at home with a glass of red is always welcome, having someone else caring for me while I sip away my cares is even better.  And the best place to indulge those desires in Puritan Boston (they hold their liquor licenses very tightly around these parts) is Salon Acote.

While the weather is still wonderful (sans our visit from Hurricane Earl this weekend) take advantage of the cappuccino and wine bar on Salon Acote’s terrace, usually accompanied by cheese or other snacks.  It certainly beats the usual elbow to elbow waiting rooms of many salons. In addition, refills are gratefully and promptly provided throughout your services.

And what services might you want to indulge in?  Many women can’t say enough about the love stylist Mihal gives to blondes. Others rave about the Keratin Treatment for hair prone to the frizzies and flyaways. Gents appear equally pleased with the services and loyal to their stylists for amazingly precise cuts.  And, let’s face, men like a little pampering too.

Services are focused around hair (styling or removing via waxing) and their focus on one area of beauty has them laser focused on extreme quality care. And, should you be dying for that long and luscious look, but just don’t have the patience to grow it out naturally, Acote specializes in hair extensions using the highest quality hair from Hair Stiletto. Choose from straight, wavy or curly in a variety of shades for a long term fix or some short term fun.

With so many salons to choose from along Newbury Street, it’s nice to know there is one that knows how to take good care of its clients from perfectly coiffed hair to simple relaxation via wine, and not just the usual cup of tea.

Location: 132 Newbury St., Second Floor, Back Bay, Boston 617.262.5111, saloneacote.com