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Our weekly series Get Right for Summer has one aim: to make sure you're completely beautified before the thermostat hits 90. Whether you're in the market for a new manicurist or you want to try your luck at getting faux bronzed, we'll tell you where to go.


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You've booked your summer haircut. Now what about color? In hopes of that perfect lighter shade for summer, it might take a hair wizard to transform brassy, dark, or overly blonde strands into a natural, sun-kissed look. These five Boston salons are winners in the highlights department and are ready to soften your 'do.


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1. Trephin Salon

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25 Temple Place
Boston, MA 02111
(857) 233-2363
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The stylists at Trephin are no strangers to award-winning color, having been named Best of Boston and Elle's Top 100 Salons. Making Downtown Crossing much prettier and definitely cooler by the hour, you can expect top notch highlights and balayage to complement your own coloring.

2. Megan Graham Beauty

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115 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 236-8100
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Another award-winning colorist, Megan Graham ushers clients into a girly salon with a reputation for warm service and natural-looking highlights. Should you want a bit extra oomph, Graham is also known for her expertise in 7-star extensions.

3. Jeffrey Lyle Salon

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135 Newbury Street
Boston, MA
(617) 391-0551
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From partial to full foil and hand-painted balayage highlights, Jeffrey Lyle will craft a natural look to lighten up brunettes and ensure blondes are glowing in this relaxed Newbury space.

4. Camille Albane Paris

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252 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 379-3220
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Francophiles and fans of the head-to-toe salon experience have found a home at Camille Albane's only US location. A variety of color techniques are relatively affordable (with an emphasis on balayage), though with the a la carte menu there isn't necessarily a blowdry included. The staff can also custom mix a Natural Pigma shampoo for you to take away and maintain color.

5. The Loft Salon & Day Spa

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253 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 536-5638
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Stylist Michael Albor is held in high esteem for his color skills, with Best of Boston and Allure titles under his belt, especially in regard to brunettes. Beware: You'll need to exercise patience in nailing down an appointment with the man himself.

1. Trephin Salon

25 Temple Place, Boston, MA 02111
The stylists at Trephin are no strangers to award-winning color, having been named Best of Boston and Elle's Top 100 Salons. Making Downtown Crossing much prettier and definitely cooler by the hour, you can expect top notch highlights and balayage to complement your own coloring.
25 Temple Place
Boston, MA 02111

2. Megan Graham Beauty

115 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
Another award-winning colorist, Megan Graham ushers clients into a girly salon with a reputation for warm service and natural-looking highlights. Should you want a bit extra oomph, Graham is also known for her expertise in 7-star extensions.
115 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

3. Jeffrey Lyle Salon

135 Newbury Street, Boston, MA
From partial to full foil and hand-painted balayage highlights, Jeffrey Lyle will craft a natural look to lighten up brunettes and ensure blondes are glowing in this relaxed Newbury space.
135 Newbury Street
Boston, MA

4. Camille Albane Paris

252 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
Francophiles and fans of the head-to-toe salon experience have found a home at Camille Albane's only US location. A variety of color techniques are relatively affordable (with an emphasis on balayage), though with the a la carte menu there isn't necessarily a blowdry included. The staff can also custom mix a Natural Pigma shampoo for you to take away and maintain color.
252 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

5. The Loft Salon & Day Spa

253 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
Stylist Michael Albor is held in high esteem for his color skills, with Best of Boston and Allure titles under his belt, especially in regard to brunettes. Beware: You'll need to exercise patience in nailing down an appointment with the man himself.
253 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116