Over time, I've realized that our locks do more than frame our faces; they narrate our stories, embody our personalities, and silently announce our moods to the world. They deserve to be crafted with care, creativity and expertise. True to its reputation, Nantucket didn't disappoint. It charmed me with a diverse array of salons, each unique, each echoing the island's understated elegance and bespoke vibrancy.
Embark with me, dear reader, on a journey through Nantucket's finest hair sanctuaries. Let's explore the places where skillful fingers weave magic, transforming tresses into works of art as mesmerizing as the sunset over Madaket.
Disclaimer: This article represents the experiences and feedback of over 15 residents or visitors who kindly shared their thoughts and impressions with us.
The selection of the hair salons listed here is by no means exhaustive of all the great options available in Nantucket. With a multitude of incredible hair salons in the area, we acknowledge that there are many other worthy establishments not included in this article.
Our aim is to provide a snapshot of some of the salons that have resonated with our interviewees, but we strongly encourage readers to explore beyond this list and discover the wide variety of exceptional services the city has to offer.
Organic Hair Salon & Nail Spa
I vividly remember the first time I stepped foot into Organic Hair Salon & Nail Spa, it was like stepping into a tranquil oasis. The serene atmosphere instantly put me at ease, creating a sense of relaxation that only a top-notch salon could provide.
My hair is naturally curly, which can be tricky to manage, but Sallyanne, the salon's proprietor and hair maestro, has a knack for it. She always cuts my hair in a way that not only tames the curls but enhances them, making me look fabulous every time.
What sets this salon apart is their commitment to using fully organic hair and nail products. Sallyanne, the charming owner, has an engaging personality that makes every visit a joy. She cares about her clients, their health, and the environment, which is reflected in her choice of products.
ACK Beauty & Barbershop
When I first visited the pristine island of Nantucket, I was on a quest to find a salon with a touch of something special. ACK Beauty & Barbershop was that gem. From the moment I stepped through their doors, the inviting ambiance and professional staff won me over.
Because of my frequent travels, I've had quite a lot of experience with beauty salons. The quality of service I received from Val at ACK beauty was something out of this world. I opted for a thin dip manicure, which she executed with a remarkable level of precision. The result was a manicure that not only looked as good as regular polish but lasted for well over two weeks. Her professionalism and the quality of her work outshine all the services I've ever received in Boston.
Although some may find their services a bit pricey with a manicure costing $120, I can guarantee the quality matches the price. I received a plethora of compliments on my nails which made it worth every penny.
One of the aspects that impressed me the most was when I visited with my bridal party. The staff at ACK Beauty & Barbershop were nothing short of wonderful. They were able to handle my group appointment with ease, keeping us up to date with everything. The ladies were incredibly sweet, kind, and ensured the utmost cleanliness due to the covid situation. I was enthralled with the gel fill and pedicure I received, which again, was worth every cent.
In summary, ACK Beauty & Barbershop is a sanctuary of top-notch beauty services that I cannot endorse enough. Whether you're a resident or a visitor on Nantucket, it's a beauty experience you won't want to miss.
I'm not usually one to gush over a haircut, but the moment I stepped into Scissorhands, my perspective completely changed. Nestled in the heart of Nantucket, Scissorhands is more than just a salon, it's an experience. I'd been hearing rave reviews about this place for years, so I decided to give it a shot and trust me, it did not disappoint.
I had been growing my hair out for quite some time, and it had become an unruly, unlayered mess. I was feeling adventurous and ready for a radical change, so I booked an appointment with Richard. I didn't provide him with much direction, only that I wanted to go "short". What Richard created was absolutely mind-blowing. I was sporting the most magnificent mullet I'd ever seen. Reflecting on my reflection, I felt a sense of awe and admiration for this man's talent.
Now, Richard isn't the only star at Scissorhands. On another visit, I had the pleasure of having my hair colored and cut by Colleen. She did an incredible job, and I left the salon feeling fabulous and looking better than ever.
Scissorhands has become my go-to hair salon. They always manage to squeeze me in, even at short notice, and they never fail to remember me. I've been a loyal customer for over a decade, and I can't recommend them enough. If you're ever in Nantucket, make sure to book an appointment at Scissorhands. You can find more about them through their website, Scissorhands Nantucket.
Melissa David Salon & Restorative Spa
I remember it so vividly, the day Melissa David Salon & Restorative Spa turned my wedding day into a fairytale. Melissa herself took care of my hair and makeup. I must say, it turned out nothing short of AMAZING!! I was there in the salon, waiting to be picked up for my big day, when another girl took notice of my make up. It was so flawlessly done, she immediately desired a make-up appointment with Melissa! I am grateful to Melissa for making me look perfect on my special day.
Not just that, if you’re looking for a great mani-pedi experience, Malena is your go-to person. My daughter and I decided to have a mother-daughter day, and we had the most relaxing manicure and pedicure. What's more, she is bilingual and incredibly talented at her job. I swear, my feet never felt smoother. My daughter was ecstatic about her French mani-pedi. She took the time to recommend the products we needed most. We felt pampered and well taken care of.
Emma Ross Hair & Beauty
There's a little piece of heaven right here on Nantucket!
I'm talking about Emma Ross Hair & Beauty salon which has transformed my hair and skin game for the better. From the moment I walked into the chic, pastel-hued salon, I felt welcomed and pampered. The friendly staff greeted me with good vibes all around and the cleanliness of the salon was evident.
My first service was a haircut by Emma herself. To say she's amazing would be an understatement. We hadn't met before, but she took the time to understand my needs and gave me insightful suggestions. The result was a haircut that took ten years off my appearance - even my coworkers noticed!
Their HydraFacial service is not to be missed. Emma's magic touch left my skin feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. But the cherry on top was having my nails done by Sarah, who is simply the best. I am quite particular about my nails, often preferring to do them myself. But Sarah's French manicure was better than I could have ever achieved.
Emma Ross Hair & Beauty is now my go-to spot on the island for all my hair and skin needs. I just wish I could carry this salon with me everywhere, especially Sarah for her phenomenal nail services. Ladies, if you're on Nantucket, don’t even think about it, just call Emma Ross Hair & Beauty!
RJ Miller Salon & Spa
As someone who enjoys treating themselves to a quality salon experience, I couldn't resist the allure of the RJ Miller Salon & Spa. I've always been drawn to places that promise a premium spa experience, and this seemed to be one of the city's best offerings.
My day began with a warm welcome from the staff and a tour of the sleek, modern salon. The ambiance was soothing, filled with a sense of tranquility that I could already sense would enhance the overall experience. I was paired with a stylist named Kathy, who was both warm and friendly. She knew exactly how to translate my vague requests into a stunning hairstyle, delivering a blowout and wash with a finesse that left me in awe.
I am looking forward to my next visit and I am hopeful that the minor kinks will be sorted out by then. It's a salon that promises a lot, and with some minor improvements, it could well be the best in town.
In short, wherever you go in Nantucket, you’re sure to find a salon that caters to your style, comfort, and hair needs. I am looking forward to my next visit to these salons and experiencing their exceptional service once again.