Editors’ Choice (Tie)
Salon Beau, Andover
Philosophy: At Salon Beau, the mission is to provide big-city style without the hassle of commuting into the city. Expect high-quality, on‑trend looks at affordable prices.
What’s New: A partnership with Kevin.Murphy to bring some of the industry’s best products to downtown Andover.
Standout Quality: Not only will you get to enjoy your time at the salon, but you’ll leave with 25-plus photos of your beautiful hair. Taking an extra five minutes to take some fabulous photos of your hair is so much fun, and clients love it! If you don’t put it on Instagram or Facebook, did it even really happen? Check out their Instagram for more (@theSalonBeau).
Trends: Those lived-in, messy-chic beach waves are here—and here to stay! But don’t be surprised to see that straight hair is back on the radar.
Salon Forza, Andover
Philosophy: Education, purpose, and a passion for celebrating life to the fullest are the driving forces behind Salon Forza. Everyone should indulge themselves in luxury and create balance and harmony for themselves, no matter the beauty budget. The extra touches, such as massaging chairs at the shampoo sinks, complimentary hand and neck treatments with every service, and the option of sustainably sourced, vegan, and sulfate-free products, allow for less environmental impact and worry-free relaxation.
What’s New: A team that clocks in over 60 hours annually of in-house advanced training to keep up with current trends.
Standout Quality: The Salon Forza family has a passion not only for hair but also for giving back. For the past six years, they’ve participated in the Passion for Fashion show for Alzheimer’s awareness, as well as events for Boston Children’s Hospital and many more. They consider community to be an important aspect of their salon family.
26 Essex St., Andover, 978-409-1781, salonforza.com
Salon Mii, Methuen
Philosophy: Embrace the beautiful beauty in all hair types.
What’s New: A series of educational and inspiring workshops.
Standout Quality: Every client’s hair texture is taken into consideration before any service starts in order to best assess needs, such as extra hydration or less heat to avoid damage. The focus is on shiny, healthy, bouncy hair, whether the desired style is smooth and sleek or natural.
Trends: Braided protective styles and natural organic hair treatments.
434 Prospect St., Lawrence, 978-655-4364, salonmii.co