Joao gives the absolute best cut and blow out. I’ve been going to him for 8 years, 3 of which I lived in Southern CT and could have taken an easy 40 minute train to NYC but continued to drive all the way back to Boston. He’s that good! I get more compliments and absolutely love my hair. Congrats on the new salon!
Susie D.

Such a cute salon!!! There is nothing like it in the area. Super clean, professional and you get a celebrity hairdo in a private setting. I felt very Kardashian. LOVE LOVE LOVE!
Sarah T.

I highly recommend stylist Kelly Bryant for your next cut at Salon JLS. Kelly has been cutting my hair for several years and she continues to impress me with her professionalism and creativity. Most stylists find a way of cutting your hair and over time become complacent and un-imaginative. Kelly is always trying new things and communicating with me about how I would like it cut. Kelly possesses a strong personality and is very personable when it comes to working with people. After trying half the salons in Boston, including most places on Newbury St, Kelly Bryant is definitley the most unique and creative cutter in town!
Erik P.

Great salon! Regina did an awesome job on a totally new new look for me. Unrushed and extremely professional. Loving my new style…and for the gents her beard trimming skills are on point. Definatley be back soon.
The Beard Johnson

I went to Salon JLS for the first time today and I’ll definitely be back! The salon is so chic and staff is so friendly! Perfect location too!
Sarah K

Joao is fabulous! Not only did I love my blowout, I also very much enjoyed our conversation!
Ashley H.

Marianne K Joao is the best stylist who ever did my hair!
Marianne K

Jennifer B. Salon JLS is located conveniently by The Boston Public Market downtown. It is a gem of a salon and I would highly recommend it to anyone in the Boston area. Kelly Bryant is an exceptionally talented hair stylist and I would highly encourage you to give her a call and book an appointment with her today!
Jennifer B.

Paula C. I’m certain that Joao’s background as an artist gives him a distinct advantage as a colorist and
Paula C. stylist. I was there yesterday … the color, the cut, and the hospitality by Joao and Krista made my day.

Salon JLS did a great job cutting, coloring, and styling my hair. It’s just really amazing. Thank you, it was truly a great experience.
Giovanni R.

Very nice salon, great atmosphere and I’m very happy with my haircut from Joao!
Laura S.P.

An excellent cut and a great conversation as well. I’ll be back often!
Peggy L.

Emily P. Wonderful Salon! Thanks for the fantastic haircut.
Emily P.

GOOGLE Reviews

Salon JLS is amazing! I have never been to a place that makes me feel more at home. It is the perfect combination of comfort and style– there is no attitude here, you don’t have to arrive in full make up or a special outfit, you come as you are– and you leave looking and feeling like a million bucks. Joao Soares is truly a master stylist. He knows exactly what each person needs regardless of their hair length or texture. I am continually impressed with his suggestions and thoughtful care. He makes each customer feel truly special and important.
Sam S.

I’ve followed Joau from one salon to another on Newbury Street for over 20 years. He’s a true master with any type of hair. Mine is very curly and nobody has ever cut it with as much patience and skill. He has designed his own salon with all of the features that he realized over the years are key to an upscale, relaxed and light filled space. I would give the JLS Salon 10 stars if I could!
Jean L.

The owners are the most honest and most fantastic people anyone would want to know. If you want your hair done exactly how you ask, this is the place for you! Joao did my hair for Thanksgiving and my family gave me so many compliments!
Megan R.

Joao is an amazing hair stylist and his salon is the perfect spot for him and his staff. The atmosphere is calm and relaxing. My sister comes up from New York City on a regular basis to get a cut from Joao – that’s how good he is!
Patricia S.

Joao and staff care greatly about the work they do, and it shows. It’s a calm atmosphere amid the historic hustle and bustle of Haymarket. This is a team of pros. Highly recommend checking them out! It’s just around the corner from the Public Market, so you can grab a Union Square Donut after. Bonus!
Brian L.

Classy, convenient and comfortable! If you’re anywhere in the Haymarket/Fanueil Hall area and have a sudden need to look beautiful, pop into this new salon. Joao and his staff will make you welcome, listen to your wishes, and give you a wonderful cut and style. I was impressed with the service and enjoyed being so pampered in the midst of the market activities. A wonderful find.
Kate P.

I have been getting my hair cut by Joao for over 20 years and am so happy to follow him to the new Salon JLS! Totally convenient both for car and public transportation. THANK YOU!
Sally H.

Great men’s cut! I fly into Boston every week on business and found salon JLS which is on the same block as the millennium hotel. Great cut, great prices and super convenient!
Rick R.

Absolutely love this salon!! I have very thick long hair and Joao did an amazing job with my cut and color!!
Liz R.

YELP Reviews

Sarah W. LOVE LOVE LOVE! You feel VIP in this private, upscale salon. Nothing like it in the area. Came for a blowout, but loved the entire experience. Owner knows his stuff. Bring your mama, enjoy the downtown hustle and bustle and leave feeling like a princess.
Sarah W.

OMG I am soooooo happy with my hair. Kelly did a cut and color for me and it turned out PERFECT. I didn’t give the best explanation of what I wanted and yet Kelly took exactly what I had envisioned and put it on my head. The cut is PHENOMENAL, it’s absolutely perfect and it’s so precise! The color is gorgeous, she made sure I got exactly what I wanted and I couldn’t be happier. Kelly is such a gem and I feel so lucky that I found her 🙂 I’ve also had a blowout done by Joao, which was also fantastic. This is the cleanest salon I’ve ever been to and it’s beautiful, but not overwhelming. HIGHLY recommend.
Amy J

Joao always makes me feel important when I’m talking/consulting with him. I usually just get a fringe trim and he does exactly what I was hoping each time. I never have to worry about growing out my fringe! Thanks Joao!
Hillary C.

Great salon! I work on State street and have been looking for a good salon in the financial/haymarket area for awhile. This salon is brand new…so cute. The owner, Joao, did a great job cutting and styling my hair! I have a combination of wavy and straight hair and I finally found someone who understands how to cut it so it falls right. Definitely going back!
Mimi T.

There is nobody I trust more with my hair than Joao Soares who is now at Salon JLS. First of all, he listens carefully to what you say. Second, he has a vision and understands things about your hair that you may not know, understand or think about. Most importantly, he makes me feel beautiful– I always come out feeling 5 years younger and 10 lbs slimmer. He is truly a master at what he does. I am so excited about the new salon! Lucia S. p>

I would follow Joao anywhere because he is an experienced stylist who gives me a terrific haircut every time. He has that extra something, like a sixth sense – probably due to his years of experience – and it shows in his work. He takes his time cutting your hair. He listens. When he blow dries your hair, the result is glamorous! His new salon is small, intimate and cozy, and filled with fresh flowers. Even the soap downstairs in the impeccably clean bathroom is lovely! I highly recommend this salon.
A. W.