Catch Up On Your Beauty Rest

Lavender Tranquility Pillows

Lavender Tranquility Pillows

Whether it’s the time change or change in seasons, it’s that time of year where you’ll feel the need to catch up on your sleep.

Feeling Tired?

Feeling Tired?

Have you tried the Salon Mario Russo Lavender Eye Sachets? They’re amaaaazing!!!! Give it a try next time you stop by the salon for a gloss or a conditioning treatment! Rejuvenation and relaxation is only 10 minutes away!!!!!

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Arrive In Style

Tired of waiting for a cab?

Tired of waiting for a cab?

Salon Mario Russo is very excited to announce their partnership with Uber Boston. Uber is the innovative app that replaces the stress of waiting around for a taxi. This innovative luxury car service app is available for download in both iTunes and Google Play.

Uber is there within minutes

Travel in luxury

A few simple taps and within minutes you will be whisked away  to your destination in either a luxury sedan or SUV. Try it in Boston or Philadelphia, Uber is available in most metropolitan areas.

Be sure to ask at your next appointment how you can save 10% off your next Uber ride from the salon.
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Find Us:

Online: www.uber.com

Twitter: @Uber_Bos

 

 

 

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Only If You Dare

 

Avalanche Signs Warn

Avalanche Signs Warn

He did it!!  Avalanche signs warned of the dangers ahead but who could resist the thrill! “It was awesome”, Mario said.  Alta, Utah is the gorgeous ski resort community located just outside Salt Lake City where Mario conquered the bone chilling elements and skiied the run of a lifetime.

 

 

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Welcome to Back Bay

 

The Anticipation

The Anticipation

234 Berkeley St(between Boylston St & Newbury St) which was formerly home to LouisBoston and Salon Mario Russo has a new tenant! Restoration Hardware is opening  their flagship RH Historic Gallery to the public on March 7.

234 Berkeley St

234 Berkeley St

Those who made sure to rsvp get a glimpse inside on March 6, during the special unveiling. The 40,000-sq. ft space has been restored to its historic glory where RH will showcase their entire design line. We welcome RH to the Back Bay neighborhood and continue to wish them much success!

 

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Modern Understated Elegance

Elegant Rebellious Twist

Elegant Rebellious Twist

 

A Modern Breakfast at Tiffany’s twist sprinkled with a Dash of Cool will revitalize your Style.  Chic hair and makeup appears effortless and speaks volumes when you enter the room!

 

Get The Look:

www.louisboston.com

www.sarahwinchesterstudios.com

http://jeannievincent.com

Hair by MariaLisa Ravisini  Color by Josh Truax @ Salon Mario Russo

 

 

 

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Above the Cut: Q&A with Artistic Director Sal Malafronte

Above the Cut is a monthly Q&A with a member of the Salon Mario Russo team, and this month we feature Artistc Director Sal Malafronte. Sal is a master stylist who joined the Mario Russo team in 1998 and he was named Artistic Director in January of 2011. He specializes in haircuts that emphasize clean lines and gorgeous, sexy styling.

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1.  Can you give a brief background of work experience and education?

I’ve trained in New York and London with everyone from Bumble&bumble to Toni & Guy to Vidal Sassoon.  I spent three years as the Associate Director for the Shu Uemura Art of Hair Atelier Team.  I got to travel and educate stylists across the country.  I worked at New York Fashion Week doing hair for Rodarte, Takoon, Suno, Theory and Monique Lhuillier and locally for Micheal de Paulo and Mike & Ton.  I’ve done editorial work for Teen Vogue, Boston Magazine and Stuff and several covers for the Improper Bostonian.  And I just started working with designer Daniela Corte which I am very excited about.

 

2.  How long have you been with Salon Mario Russo?

I’ve been with SMR for 15 years…the last two as Artistic Director.

 

3.  What are some of your favorite aspects of your job and work?

I love everything about my job.  The creativity, the interaction with clients…everything.  I’ve wanted to be a hairstylist since I was a kid and I consider myself very lucky that every day when I go to work I’m doing what I’ve always wanted to do.

 

4. What gets you out of bed in the morning and excited to go to work?

Every day is new and different, from the clients, types of hair and different styles…It’s always changing and I love that.

 

5. What do you love about Boston?

What’s not to love? The restaurants, the art, the history, the Cape… it’s an amazing city that gets better every year. I always say that if someone is complaining there’s nothing to do in Boston they’re not looking.

 

6. Where are your favorite places to visit in Boston?

Restaurants- Coppa, Toro, Via Matta

Shops- Louis, Bodega, Daniela Corte

 

7.  What other cities inspire you?  Where are your favorite places to visit?

I’m obsessed with all things London! Total Anglophile…the Royal Family may have a restraining order against me and I’m forbidden from bringing any more books on Princess Diana into the house.  And I love Miami…its just the sexiest place to be…all year round.  And of course New York.  How could you not be?  It’s the coolest city in the world.

 

8.  How do you like to spend your time outside of work?

I’m a TV junkie!  I love all types of shows..dramas, sitcoms, reality…doesn’t matter.  I grew up with a TV in every room…including the bathroom! To this day it’s

still the only activity that completely relaxes me.  I also love beauty pageants! I don’t know where or how this came about but its lasted since I was a kid.  I’ve judged and co-hosted pageants within the Miss USA system and recently met Rhode Island’s first Miss USA/Miss Universe.  A dream come true!

 

9.  Where do your find inspiration for your work in the salon?

I think inspiration comes from what you love.  For me that’s movies, TV, magazines, and music.  It only takes one image to make you see things differently and set you off on a new path.

 

10.  What do you predict as the upcoming trends for spring and summer hair?

Full bangs, shoulder length hair, updos for casual events, natural textures and accessories such as scarfs and ribbons.

 

11.  What are your favorite styles?

My favorite all-time haircut is Halle Berry’s cropped cut.  It’s just perfect. And I never get tired of big, full, sexy beauty pageant hair…always good.

 

12.  What has been your most exciting work project in your career?

Working with Shu Uemura.  It gave me the opportunity to step outside my box in terms of the styles I created, the looks I worked on, the tools I used and the people I learned from.  It completely changed the way I thought about hair and it took my hairstyling to a whole new level…a level I hadn’t dreamed of.

 

13.  What do you aspire to accomplish in the future?

My future is wide open.  I’m ready for any and all challenges and opportunities that present themselves.

 

14.  If you were stranded alone on a deserted island, what three things would you need?

Electricity, so I could plug in my Iphone and TV…the corn from Toro so I would have something to eat…and a helicopter to get my ass off that island…I would go crazy!!!

Hair by Sal Malafronte

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Get Red Carpet Ready at Salon Mario Russo’s First Beauty Bar Pop-Up Night

Join the stylists of Salon Mario Russo and get in the award-season mood with red carpet hair for your own night out at their inaugural Beauty Bar Pop-Up event.

It’s Oscar and Grammy season; translate: the perfect opportunity to get glammed up for your hot Friday night plans. During the evening at the Salon Mario Russo’s flagship Newbury Street location, get a Hollywood hair finish while sipping on bubbles, snacking on cake pops from Treat Cupcake Bar, and listening to some fresh beats!

Come with your hair washed and ready to be styled, as you learn the tricks to mastering your own Hollywood-style hair, and leave with a modern chignon, retro curls, or a sleek low ponytail all by Mario Russo’s trusty team.

Salon Mario Russo will call you to reserve your time slot, but come early and stay late to enjoy the party! Leave your work worries and limp locks at the door as you get in your relaxed weekend mode!

Purchase your ticket to attend here: http://redcarpethair.eventbrite.com

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Education Director Gary Croteau Styles Hair at NY Fashion Week

Perry Ellis by Duckie Brown

Perry Ellis by Duckie Brown

Congratulations to our Education Director Gary Croteau on his great work with the Perry Ellis by Duckie Brown fashion show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week!

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Salons Closed Due To Inclement Weather

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Both locations of Salon Mario Russo will be closed on Saturday, February 9th due to inclement weather. Be safe and stay warm!

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Chic Tresses + Sweet Treats for Valentine’s Day

Is your man lost at what to get you for Valentine’s Day this year? Send him our way to order a Salon Mario Russo gift card, complete with a box of Godiva chocolates! Chic tresses & sweet treats!

MR V Day 2013

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