Below is a list of Boston salons in Massachusetts. We provide the address, phone number, hours of operations, consumer tips to help you make a better choice for service, and if available, the services the nail salon provides. It is recommended that before visiting a nail salon, that you verify their license. You can search for their license by going to the Massachusetts State Board of Cosmetology license verification website. If you do find their business, you can view any past disciplinary records, allowing you to make an informed decision on who can provide you service. Also, make sure the person providing services holds the proper license.
The law requires that the license is displayed for public viewing. You should see a license displayed on the wall as you enter the salon or an individual's station. If you don't see it, it's okay to inquire about the license. The type of license should be for a cosmetologist or nail technician. Any other license does not cover those services. If someone refuses to talk about a license or won't produce it, that's an immediate red flag. It's very possible the person is not licensed to perform the service.
If you already visited a Boston nail salon in Massachusetts and had unsatisfactory service and would like to make a complaint, you can do so through the MA Cosmetology Complaint process. For most states, they allow you to submit your complaint either through an online form, or give you a link to a document where you can manually download the form, fill it out and then mail it into the state board for review.
If you cannot find a Boston salon listed below, then you can try our Salon Search page where you can search for a nail salon nearby using your address.
Boston Nail Salons
Salon Consumer Tip
The cosmetologist, manicurist or aesthetician is required to wash his/her hands before starting each new client. Manicuring requires the use of chemicals (such as acetone) and salons must be properly ventilated. If you are conscious of a strong chemical odor, proper ventilation may not be in place. Observe the overall condition of the salon. It should appear clean and neat. Towels should be stored in closed cabinets, hair should be swept from the floor, and perm rods, combs and brushes should be properly sanitized. Items such as paper nail files, orangewood sticks, pumice stones, or foam flip-flops don't survive the cleaning and disinfection process. If you see that these items are used or dirty, ask for a new, clean item.