Kent Newton has been in the hair industry for over sixteen years.
Prior to opening his own salon Kent served as a senior stylist, salon manager and education director at two of Boston’s finest Newbury Street salons – James Joseph Salon and Salon Mario Russo.
Kent seeks to style hair so as to enhance the natural beauty of each client of any age. As has been said of his work: “Neither overly trendy nor ultraconservative, Newton makes sure his clients leave his chair pleased with their polished and pretty manes.”
Kent has trained with Bumble and Bumble, Vidal Sassoon, The Doves, Toni and Guy and Orlando Pita.
A self professed “architectural junkie,” Newton believes that “a perfect haircut is the foundation of every great look.”
Working backstage, Kent has been a part of numerous fashion shows, including Channel, St. John, John Varvatos and Tommy Hilfiger.
With a long and loyal client list including local and national celebrities, Newton, as W Magazine wrote, “…has styled his fair share of Beantown’s Elite.”
Lily has been working as a hairstylist/colorist for 23 years. She has been a Goldwell USA certified master-colorist for over 14 years.
Prior to joining our team Lily worked at Giacomo Salon, as well as Mitchell John Salon.
She was trained apprentice-style by one of Boston’s top hairstylists, Giacomo Dirado, of Giacomo Salon in Kenmore Square. Lily has also taken numerous cutting and styling classes from Bumble and Bumble (New York City) and is aproud to have served as apprentice to the renowned Italian colorist Gian Luc. She also credits her many private sessions with the late celebrity stylist John Sahag as a major influence on her styling views.
Lily was one of the youngest members of Intercoiffure, “the most powerful and influential organization in the hair dressing industry.” As a member, she was able to meet many of the world’s top stylists, take classes from them and participate in hair shows.
Her work was first published in 1991 by Boston’s hip lifestyle magazine, The Improper Bostonian. In 1999 she was also featured in Allure magazine for being one of Boston‘s top colorists.
Lily has participated in Hair Color USA multiple times (where she worked along side of Tabatha Coffey in 1997) and has been recognized there for her innovative thinking, fresh color ideas and creative talent.
Lily worked as a Goldwell/New England educator for 6 years and has taught and participated in classes and shows throughout New England and other locales such as Chicago and Miami.
Lily’s major focus is on hair color (for which she has been acclaimed by many leading publications), but does take pride in completing the whole design. Her focus on service and level of professionalism speak for themselves.
“I take great pride in the art that I create. I am passionate and love designing and coloring hair to enhance the beauty of each of my clients. To paraphrase the recently deceased Vidal Sassoon: ‘If you look good, you feel good.’ And, if you feel good you can accomplish anything. The sky’s the limit. Stay beautiful and you will stay happy.”
Enormously friendly, charismatic and eloquent, Rodin has been in the business of making gorgeous for over 20 years.
When asked if he thinks that having been dressing hair since 1990 gives him any advantage over any of the younger talent, he says “It’s been my experience that fashion is cyclical. Each trend makes its way back into the lime light. If you understand it’s origins, you have the unique ability to deliver that style with a new sensibility. I’ve had the pleasure of being in the industry long enough to have had a number of greats looks revisited. Please come and let me help you find what you’re looking for.”
Taylor Ellis has been an accomplished hairstylist for over 13 years.
Before joining the team at Kent Newton Salon she was not only a stylist, but also the salon manager and director of education at the distinguished James Joseph Salon on Newbury Street for over ten years.
Taylor has trained with Vidal Sassoon, Bumble and Bumble, Goldwell, Wella and Cosmoprof. She is currently working towards a certification from the American Board of Certified Hairstylists.
Taylor also serves as the creative director for the Boston Celtic’s Cheerleaders. She has been the lead stylist for numerous fashion shows, including those for Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, Giuliana Teso, Akris, Diesel, Neiman Marcus, and Saks Fifth Avenue.
Taylor’s work has also been featured by various media, including the Improper Bostonian, Stuff@Night, Boston Globe and Channel 7/WCVB-Boston.
With a never-ending supply of energy and enthusiasm, Kimberly makes sure that anyone who sits in her chair looks and feels like a superstar. She has the ability to take on any hairstyle you desire and the skills to make you look flawless. After an appointment with Kimberly, you’ll be begging for more!
James J. Macklin IV “Jamie” has been in the design and cosmetology world for the past 15 years. Beginning his career as and interior designer, Jamie attended the prestegious Parsons School of Design in New York City and upon returning to Boston, worked for some of the most noted Interoir Design firms on the east coast. Realizing his passon for design wasn’t limited to designing fantastic spaces , but also a desire to provide immediate results and have continued interaction with clients, Jamie attended cosmetology school. Having his education of color, function, balance, and structure mixed with his continued education in color, cutting, and contemporary and classic styling, his clients appreciate the attention to detail they recieve. Jamie believes that hair is an expression of one’s self and being able to listen to the desires of a client, consulting clearly to find the best style, and then executing flawless, managable hair is paramount to his clients’ happiness.
Jamie has received continuing education in Wella International, Coppola Keratin Treatment, Kerastase, and various training with some of Boston’s top stylists.
Katie McDaniel has been in the beauty industry for 9 years. She built her business in Nashville, Tennessee before moving to Boston and joining the Kent Newton Salon team. Having found her calling in the salon environment, she has trained under a renowned Colorist and Educator for Redken. Her compassion and love of people make her a trustworthy stylist that listens and understands her clients every need.
Katie is a Redken Certified Colorist and has extensive experience with numerous haircacare lines including, Kerastase, Shu Uemura, Bumble and Bumble, Davines, Morrocan Oil, and Kevin Murphy
“I love the shine and luxury of rich, gorgeous color. Pair that with the clean lines of a fresh haircut and it is magic. Being able to create dimension and a one of a kind look for someone is a great feeling. Knowing that your hair is fabulous makes anyone walk a little taller!”
Katie’s commitment to staying current with the latest styles and trends helps her clients leave grinning form ear to ear.
Dana started out with an education in the arts. He had been involved in the creative world of hair early on during his exploits in the music industry with bands and music types since he was a teenager. Finally, after a colorful and varied work history, Dana dove head first into his new passion for hair and fashion. Over the last five years he built quite a reputation for himself at Liquid Hair Studios. During that time Dana became a color educator for Joico. He is also certified with Beth Minardi Signature, Redkin, Matrix/ Logics, Kevin Murphy, Global Keratin and Brazilian Blowout while also taking numerous styling/cutting classes and seeking out education to always further himself. Dana has built up a diverse clientele that covers the every day styling of short hair, long hair, curly hair, the avant-garde and everything else in between for both men and women.
Don’t feel you have to be a rock star to work with Dana, but you may feel like one when you’re done!
Joshua Paul understands that luxury is all about the details. He built a career in design working with high profile retailers as top display artist putting together compelling visual marketing and printed media. It is his passion and eye for detail that puts his clients at ease.
“I loved creating window visuals but they were static. Hair is dynamic and has incredible movement. I love seeing a client shift their hair and smile at themselves in the mirror when I am done.”
Education is an important part of a great career. Joshua’s formal training comes from Vidal Sassoon learning key concepts and the craft that has made Sassoon a household name. Joshua continues his education with other big names like Oribe, Aveda, Sebastian, Wella and Nioxin. Joshua believes in pushing the boundaries of hairdressing and delivering creativity, quality and consistency to every client
“I love incorporating the latest trends in hair and creating them into styles you can wear every day.”