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K/W Salons offers the finest of high-end services for your hair, skin, nails, and body. We tailor our approach to each client to identify your unique needs and match them precisely to our award-winning staff of specialists, services and products that will best attain your specific beauty goals. Our in-salon products include Goldwell, Kerastase, Shu Uemura, Unite, Oribe and Dermalogica. Book your appointment today at 617-964.2077 for:

-Precision haircuts
-Brazilian blowouts
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-Hair color and glaze
-Foil highlights
-Deep conditioning
-Nail salon services

-Full facial services
-Brow tinting & shaping

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So I just have to say how much I love this place. Since my former stylist left I've been seeing Emily and she is so skilled! The service is amazing (Emily even ran out and put quarters in my meter today so we could finish the blow dry without stress!)

I'm starting to think Kenneth teaches all the stylists to cut a certain way because the end product seems very consistent. Again, the atmosphere is really chill and you feel well cared for. Oh and the Sunday hours are wonderful for weekends when you're Saturday is already packed.

-Mary C.

Fantastic as always. Great cut, great color, lovely service, coffee, magazines, etc.

-Barbara B.

I had a wonderful experience today. Carlie suggested I see Emily for a trim today. I don't normally let just ANYONE trim my hair. But Emily did great, she listened to my concerns, suggested a better hair care routine for at home and hooked me up with some better products for my hair. I rebooked with her and she's the only person I will let trim my hair!!!! It looks great and she didn't take it too short.

-Erin F.

Great stylist plus the staff is always taking classes to get better.

-Darron A.

Kristin and Kenny have done a spectacular job getting the place ready to go during this phase. I loved it as I was getting my hair washed that I felt like I was sitting along the boards for a Bruins game... Exciting! Once again, Kenny is playing 3-D chess while everyone else is playing checkers! Kenneth Wildes Salon stepping up and scratching the lack of live sports itch at the same time... Genius! In all seriousness, ease-of-use checking in while every individual is kept safe...the whole process had a nice flow to it and it's good to be back out giving business to my friends!


A friend of mine recommended Kenneth Wildes salon to take my Mom while in town for a hair cut and blow dry. Jessica was available and she did a great job. My Mom hair is short, and Jessica gave her a really nice cut, she loved it. I recommend Jessica, she was really nice and did what we want.
I will come back for sure. Thank you.

-HG Y.

I have been following Nathaly for about 3 years now. Not only do I walk out of the salon consistently looking and feeling like a bombshell but Nathaly is JUST that- CONSISTANT. She is forever evolving and has a deep hunger to learn more and consistently be BETTER. She is professional and will always be honest- but with my best interest in mind.

-Hayley M.

I've been going to Kenny for haircuts for over thirty years. He's the type of stylist you would find in Beverly Hills or NYC cutting celebrities. His work is amazing and I am constantly getting compliments on my hair!

-Debbie F.

Thank you Kenneth Wildes Salon once again for making me feel like a million bucks!!  Today I saw Emily and she was amazing- I have very thick curly hair and other stylists I've seen at other salons haven't been able to handle it the way I like it done- Emily didn't even break a sweat!  A truly perfect experience.

-Jessica M.

Great salon. I love the personalized service and the impressive level of talent.

-Susan F.

I have been to Kenneth Wildes Salon twice now. Nathaly knows color really well and gives a Vidal Sassoon precision cut. For reference I have long, thick dark blonde hair that required a full foil. I left looking like a natural blonde with a long layered style that lifts me up instead of weighs me down. I am picky---the point is for this to look natural not dyed. Nathaly clearly "gets it".

The vibe of the salon is very pleasant. It's up to date, friendly and uses products I like. Both visits I have seen other customers depart looking fantastic. Many appear to be repeat customers which is always a good sign.

Before trying KW Salon I really did my research. In previous years I had used a salon on Newbury that churned out blondes. I was looking for a place easier to get to that could do the job as well. Additionally, over the years the smell of certain brands of hair dye has become a problem. There are a few brands that I just stay away from due to the strong ammonia smell that lasts for days.  I should note that when visiting this salon it doesn't smell of hair dye either. The ventilation and ceiling fans do the job well. Someone cared enough to get this right and I really appreciate it.

My initial criteria for giving KW a try was this:
-easy to get to (parking in rear)
-loreal kerastas or goldwell color available
-a stylist that had some Vidal Sassoon training previously
-a stylist that is strong with color as well as cut

I have also recommended Nathaly to my sister who has thick curly hair and always has a hard time finding those who know how to work with it.

-Sabina T.

I have been delighted with the great cuts, service, and general light hearted but professional ambience at this salon.  I recommend it to anyone who wants top quality without attitude.

-Alice J.

Love the place and the staff.  Jessica did such a nice job with my hair.  She asked what I want and gave helpful suggestions.  It came out even better than I imagined.  Will go back again for sure.

-Grace Y.

Got a fabulous haircut with KENNETH WILDES yesterday!! I really loved what he did. Such a unique style of cutting and the end result is amazing!!!

-Nancy C.

I had my first haircut with Kristin today, who was phenomenal. She gave me a very flattering cut and introduced me to products and styling tools to enhance my new look. She nailed it. I have been going into the South End for years for my haircuts, but those days are over. Newbury Street and the South End combined are right in Newton Center. Couldn’t be happier with this professional high-end Salon.

-Jean Z.

I will admit I was apprehensive about getting a haircut due to safety concerns around Covid-19 but Kenny, Kristin and the team at the salon have created an environment that made me feel very safe and they welcomed all of my questions about their new protocols. It is clear they take all re-opening guidance seriously, will modify as new guidance is put in place and also take the time to listen to you about what you need to ensure your personal safety. When you arrive you call them from the parking lot and they ask you to come to the door and they escort you in. You must be wearing a mask, sanitize your hands, get a temperature check and then you are seated. Separate entrances for arriving and leaving, touch-less transactions for payment and the salon itself is spotless with ample space amount clients! Kristin cuts my hair and she is always, willing to go the extra mile to ensure you feel confident about your experience while you are there. I could not have asked for a better experience and booked my next appointment for one month from now. I left the salon with an amazing haircut and look forward to my return. This salon has their safety protocols down and their customer service remains top notch.

-James M.

If you want a great haircut that looks terrific when you walk out of the salon but even better two weeks later when you haven't had time to put any effort into your hair, this is your new favorite place. Kristen and Kenny Wildes are something you can't find every day. Real, substantive people that care about you as a person not just as a paying customer who are dynamite at what they do... Great hair, style and personalized care. Trust me, you've been dragging yourself down to Newbury St for no reason. This place is beautiful, classy, clean and kind just like the people who work there and run the place. You will not find a higher level of service and expertise and certainly not people this great anywhere else. Treat yourself to something fabulous. GO!!

-Britt C.

Such a good place! They are really tuned into the little customer service details that matter (and lots of salons ignore... you know what I mean...) and they listen well to what you ask of them. Every person I've met there has been incredibly nice and very experienced. Kristen does a great job making my super short thinning hair look nice. I always get compliments on it. And the colorists are all really good.

-Amy V.

I've gotten balayage, a Brazilian blowout, hair cut, brow waxings, and more from Kenneth Wildes and I can't imagine going anywhere else. Everyone there is so friendly and professional, and the services are phenomenal. Also, they sell every Kerastase product under the sun and the location couldn't be more convenient. Definitely the best salon I've found in the area.

-Lauren A.

Best salon ever!! I always love the color and the awesome cut. Ken is the most skilled stylist I've ever seen!!

-Robin C.

I've been going to Kenneth Wildes for years, and I love it each time! Kristin is amazing and always understands exactly what I want. I've also seen Steven a few times for color and I constantly get compliments on it. The staff is friendly, and I love the clean and calming feel of the whole place. Would definitely recommend!!!

-Ardan M.

I've been getting my hair done by Shawneen for over 10 years. And seriously,  I've never had a bad cut.
She is such a talented stylist, and extremely thoughtful as well.  She helped me explore different looks that I never would have thought of, yet never pushed me in a direction that I wasn't comfortable with...These days I have a beard, and she even got a beard trimmer to make it look great... The entire staff is super friendly and professional. Kenny and Kris seem to have done a really nice job with making it a great place to work and that comes out in the way people treat customers and each other...Overall, Shawneen is the best stylist I've ever had, and Kenneth Wildes is a great salon for me.

-Marc L.

Hands down the best salon I've ever been to! I have been dying my hair for 7 years and it was severely damaged after I bleached it last year. Kenny suggested that I try the new Resistance Extentioniste treatment from the high end brand Kerastase and I saw a difference right away! Even after a couple washes, my hair still feels fluffier and lighter. My hair is no longer stiff and I can barely notice any dry texture. I definitely recommend this treatment (and salon) to anyone who has damaged hair but wants longer, stronger hair! I left the salon with not only healthier hair, but also an amazing blow out! I will definitely be coming back!

-Jenice A.

Nathaly is an amazing colorist. Very welcoming as this was my first time at the salon. She took time applying the two processes to my hair, it was obvious she is a perfectionist. Kenny did my cut, and took time to discuss what he thought would work for my hair type as well as asking me what I liked/didn’t like about my hair currently. Again, you can tell he is meticulous when cutting. He definitely put me at ease with his confidence in what works. What was also wonderful was he explained what i could do to resolve a “flipping” problem with my bangs. )it worked!!). I would definitely recommend K/W Salons in Newton.

-Patti F.

I have had the most amazing haircut with Kristin and Brazilian Blowout with Shawneen! My daughter loves her color with Diane and I recommend this salon to anyone that is looking for expert level services. The staff are all extremely knowledgeable and professional and the salon is clean and beautiful!!!

-Julie G.

My new go-to place! I got a great cut with Kim and Steven did a fantastic job on color. The staff were all so friendly and professional and accommodating. Really happy I found this salon!

-Lauran H.

I have been going to Kenneth Wilde Salons for over 15 years.I love how they are always updating and innovative, I received wonderful color from Nathaly yesterday and a masterful cut from Kenny. I highly recommend this salon.

-Jennifer R.

Always have the best experience here. Gifted staff that understands styling & color. Come all the way from New York for my hair cuts.

-Remy M.

This is probably my favorite salon in the area. A smiling face and welcoming atmosphere every visit. The stylist are well trained and know what they are doing. Every person I have seen takes the time to see how my last service was and how I like the results. They take the time to see if anything needs to be changed. They treat me as not just another person but as me and make my experience individual to my needs and daily styling habits. Truly one of a kind.

-Marisol H.

I have thinning, curly, problem hair. Kenny is a miracle worker (and funny as hell). He is the only one who can make my hair look gorgeous - a true artist, and a unique talent. Well worth the investment!

-Abby B.