Will Charles Salon

11 Newbury St

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TEAM

Billie Jean Daskowski    Winner of  Boston Magazine ’s 2010   Best of Boston® Award   Best colorist, Brunette   Billie, co-owner of Will Charles Salon, has been involved in the beauty industry since 1998. Although she continually educates herself in all facets, she has chosen to specialize in hair color. Her extensive color education includes in-depth training at Vidal Sassoon academies in Santa Monica and Toronto. She has also studied with Loreal professional colorists in Soho. Billie was featured on TLC’s A Makeover Story and has provided hair color for ads in Elle and Vogue. She currently trains with and uses Wella color products.  Billie specializes in providing consistent and natural looking hair color. It all starts with a thorough consultation. She believes truly listening to each client is the key.

Billie Jean Daskowski

Winner of Boston Magazine’s 2010
Best of Boston® Award
Best colorist, Brunette

Billie, co-owner of Will Charles Salon, has been involved in the beauty industry since 1998. Although she continually educates herself in all facets, she has chosen to specialize in hair color. Her extensive color education includes in-depth training at Vidal Sassoon academies in Santa Monica and Toronto. She has also studied with Loreal professional colorists in Soho. Billie was featured on TLC’s A Makeover Story and has provided hair color for ads in Elle and Vogue. She currently trains with and uses Wella color products.

Billie specializes in providing consistent and natural looking hair color. It all starts with a thorough consultation. She believes truly listening to each client is the key.

Charles Erik Howard    Winner of  Boston Magazine ’s 2011   Best of Boston® Award   Best Hairstylist, Weddings   Co-owner of Will Charles Salon, Erik Howard, approaches haircutting with a conscientious eye and a sensitive hand. As part of the industry since 2004 his primary training is with Sassoon attending training sessions in Santa Monica California as well as attending classes by L’Oreal Professional in SOHO. He has been recognized by publications such as Boston Magazine as Best Wedding Stylist in 2011, and Allure as Best of the Best Haircut for Boston in 2012. Erik believes that continually educating himself and his clients allows both to make successful style decisions and creates a platform to build a strong and unique relationship that’s honest, caring, and long lasting.

Charles Erik Howard

Winner of Boston Magazine’s 2011
Best of Boston® Award
Best Hairstylist, Weddings

Co-owner of Will Charles Salon, Erik Howard, approaches haircutting with a conscientious eye and a sensitive hand. As part of the industry since 2004 his primary training is with Sassoon attending training sessions in Santa Monica California as well as attending classes by L’Oreal Professional in SOHO. He has been recognized by publications such as Boston Magazine as Best Wedding Stylist in 2011, and Allure as Best of the Best Haircut for Boston in 2012. Erik believes that continually educating himself and his clients allows both to make successful style decisions and creates a platform to build a strong and unique relationship that’s honest, caring, and long lasting.

 
Julia Kingman   Since starting in the hair industry in 2009, Julia has developed a passion for problem solving. Whether color, cut, or texture, she enjoys working with clients to create a hairstyle suited to their lifestyle. As a Kerastase ambassador, Julia uses her extensive knowledge of products and services to help everyone look and feel beautiful. In addition to cut and color services, she offers smoothing treatments from Brazilian Blowout and Keratin Complex.

Julia Kingman

Since starting in the hair industry in 2009, Julia has developed a passion for problem solving. Whether color, cut, or texture, she enjoys working with clients to create a hairstyle suited to their lifestyle. As a Kerastase ambassador, Julia uses her extensive knowledge of products and services to help everyone look and feel beautiful. In addition to cut and color services, she offers smoothing treatments from Brazilian Blowout and Keratin Complex.

Jenna Garey   Jenna specializes in precision cutting and with her artistic vision and impeccable attention to detail enjoys working with clients to come up with styles individualized to their needs. A master of her craft, she keeps up with the latest techniques and hair trends as they appear on the fashion scene. She is constantly working on her own innovative techniques always pushing the boundaries of hair. She is trained in and has expanded upon the cutting techniques of Vidal Sassoon. She continues to improve her skills through international training with elite educators at the Vidal Sassoon Advanced Academy and the Toni&Guy Advanced Academy. Jenna has been a stylist on the TLC’s  A Makeover Story . She regularly styles hair for fashion shows and photo shoots and enjoys doing styles for weddings and other special occasions. Whether you want a contemporary classic cut or a funky avant-garde style, you are sure to be pleased with the experience you have with Jenna as well as the result.

Jenna Garey

Jenna specializes in precision cutting and with her artistic vision and impeccable attention to detail enjoys working with clients to come up with styles individualized to their needs. A master of her craft, she keeps up with the latest techniques and hair trends as they appear on the fashion scene. She is constantly working on her own innovative techniques always pushing the boundaries of hair. She is trained in and has expanded upon the cutting techniques of Vidal Sassoon. She continues to improve her skills through international training with elite educators at the Vidal Sassoon Advanced Academy and the Toni&Guy Advanced Academy. Jenna has been a stylist on the TLC’s A Makeover Story. She regularly styles hair for fashion shows and photo shoots and enjoys doing styles for weddings and other special occasions. Whether you want a contemporary classic cut or a funky avant-garde style, you are sure to be pleased with the experience you have with Jenna as well as the result.

Victoria Conley   Victoria has a fun, trendy and fashion forward style about her. She started her professional career in 2007, and dove into all creative aspects of this industry. She works with her clients, helps them figure out what works best for them and their personal individual style. Victoria is warm and helpful, taking her time with each client to customize their style needs and color and teaching them how to go home and recreate the style again and again.  Victoria also specializes in straightening treatments, custom hair extensions and styling for special occasions, brides and bridal parties. She loves to design and create beautiful moments with each client on their special day

Victoria Conley

Victoria has a fun, trendy and fashion forward style about her. She started her professional career in 2007, and dove into all creative aspects of this industry. She works with her clients, helps them figure out what works best for them and their personal individual style. Victoria is warm and helpful, taking her time with each client to customize their style needs and color and teaching them how to go home and recreate the style again and again.

Victoria also specializes in straightening treatments, custom hair extensions and styling for special occasions, brides and bridal parties. She loves to design and create beautiful moments with each client on their special day

 
Kayla Capone   The hair industry has always been a part of Kayla’s life. She grew up spending her time at the salon owned by her mother, developing a passion and appreciation for hair at a young age. Seeking out the best education, she apprenticed and trained with leading educators from Bumble and bumble, and the co-founder of Living Proof. Kayla brought her talents to California, spending three years working and perfecting a variety of color and cutting techniques. Combining her passion and extensive training, Kayla came back to Boston with the precision and professionalism to provide the best service to each client. She specializes in an array of blonding techniques from foiling to balayage, as well as event styling and on-site bridal services.

Kayla Capone

The hair industry has always been a part of Kayla’s life. She grew up spending her time at the salon owned by her mother, developing a passion and appreciation for hair at a young age. Seeking out the best education, she apprenticed and trained with leading educators from Bumble and bumble, and the co-founder of Living Proof. Kayla brought her talents to California, spending three years working and perfecting a variety of color and cutting techniques. Combining her passion and extensive training, Kayla came back to Boston with the precision and professionalism to provide the best service to each client. She specializes in an array of blonding techniques from foiling to balayage, as well as event styling and on-site bridal services.

Mariana Miranda   Mariana is a young, up-and-coming hairstylist who is all about taking risks. She herself has had every hair color on the spectrum, and every cut you could possibly create. So to Mariana, no cut or color is too bold. Mariana places high value on understanding her clients’ needs and respecting their hair. She prides herself in having everyone leave with exactly what they wanted. Mariana has pampered multiple bridal parties, prom queens, and everything in between with Pinterest worthy updos and wavy curls that the worlds most beautiful beaches couldn’t give you. She is also certified in Keratin Complex and Brazilian Blowout treatments. Mariana strives for unlimited creativity. An appointment with her is one you will not regret!

Mariana Miranda

Mariana is a young, up-and-coming hairstylist who is all about taking risks. She herself has had every hair color on the spectrum, and every cut you could possibly create. So to Mariana, no cut or color is too bold. Mariana places high value on understanding her clients’ needs and respecting their hair. She prides herself in having everyone leave with exactly what they wanted. Mariana has pampered multiple bridal parties, prom queens, and everything in between with Pinterest worthy updos and wavy curls that the worlds most beautiful beaches couldn’t give you. She is also certified in Keratin Complex and Brazilian Blowout treatments. Mariana strives for unlimited creativity. An appointment with her is one you will not regret!

Naomi Baril   Naomi’s career began at age ten, when she gave her first haircut to her trusting younger sister. Ever since, her passion for music, fashion and connecting has inspired her industry specialties: hair cutting, coloring, wedding styling and makeup.  Naomi has made an appearance on TLC’s “Makeover Story,” styled the hair and makeup for Jenna and Barbara Bush, former president Bush’s daughters, and worked on a wedding that was featured on the Oxygen Channel’s show, “The Knot”.  “I really try to listen to what people want, and as a result, I feel I am able to create and achieve their personal look which is a reward all in itself for me!” – Naomi Baril

Naomi Baril

Naomi’s career began at age ten, when she gave her first haircut to her trusting younger sister. Ever since, her passion for music, fashion and connecting has inspired her industry specialties: hair cutting, coloring, wedding styling and makeup.

Naomi has made an appearance on TLC’s “Makeover Story,” styled the hair and makeup for Jenna and Barbara Bush, former president Bush’s daughters, and worked on a wedding that was featured on the Oxygen Channel’s show, “The Knot”.

“I really try to listen to what people want, and as a result, I feel I am able to create and achieve their personal look which is a reward all in itself for me!” – Naomi Baril

 
Steven Masker   Steven has been a stylist on Newbury Street for the past 30 years. His warm manner and attention to detail are truly evident. He maintains a large and loyal following. His positive nature is appreciated by all.

Steven Masker

Steven has been a stylist on Newbury Street for the past 30 years. His warm manner and attention to detail are truly evident. He maintains a large and loyal following. His positive nature is appreciated by all.

Patrick Weiss   Patrick is captivated by the art of hairdressing. He is so grateful to be able to change one’s day by a splash of hair color, a basic shape up, or creating an all over new look. He excels in change. He says, “Hair color is like makeup for the hair, while a haircut is the foundation of your look.”  Knowing what he wanted to do at a young age, Patrick started his career in hairdressing at 18. After working in one of the top rated salons in Colorado, he moved across the country to get a taste of the East Coast and immediately started working here at Will Charles Salon. He provides his guests with knowledge in hair, and designs a look to compliment every one’s everyday lifestyle.

Patrick Weiss

Patrick is captivated by the art of hairdressing. He is so grateful to be able to change one’s day by a splash of hair color, a basic shape up, or creating an all over new look. He excels in change. He says, “Hair color is like makeup for the hair, while a haircut is the foundation of your look.”

Knowing what he wanted to do at a young age, Patrick started his career in hairdressing at 18. After working in one of the top rated salons in Colorado, he moved across the country to get a taste of the East Coast and immediately started working here at Will Charles Salon. He provides his guests with knowledge in hair, and designs a look to compliment every one’s everyday lifestyle.

Julie Balewicz  At just 17 Julie began her dream career of being a colorist on Newbury’s prestigious first block, and after almost 30 years in the industry feels her passion for color is stronger than ever. She’s continued to pursue new education in order to remain current on trends and looks, puts strong emphasis on maintaining hair health and integrity and values growing and nurturing long lasting relationships with her clients.   Some of this Master Colorist’s accolades include: awards and mentions from Improper Bostonian, Town and Country, multiple write ups in Elle Magazine as well as being hand picked to contribute to 3 episodes of TLC’s “ A Makeover Story.”   Whatever your wishes, let Julie help make you hair dreams come true.

Julie Balewicz

At just 17 Julie began her dream career of being a colorist on Newbury’s prestigious first block, and after almost 30 years in the industry feels her passion for color is stronger than ever. She’s continued to pursue new education in order to remain current on trends and looks, puts strong emphasis on maintaining hair health and integrity and values growing and nurturing long lasting relationships with her clients.

Some of this Master Colorist’s accolades include: awards and mentions from Improper Bostonian, Town and Country, multiple write ups in Elle Magazine as well as being hand picked to contribute to 3 episodes of TLC’s “ A Makeover Story.”

Whatever your wishes, let Julie help make you hair dreams come true.

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Services

Policies

Cancellations

At Will Charles Salon, we value your time and commitment in visiting us for you haircare services. For that reason, appointments booked for you are considered yours and are not available for other bookings unless a cancellation occurs. As many of these appointments are considered premium (extra/personalized timing or during peak hours), we respectfully ask for 24 hours notice for reschedule requests or cancellations in oder to afford the opportunity to offer that time to another waiting patron.

  • While we do understand that emergencies and last minute conflicts arise, Will Charles Salon will hold at its reasonable discretion the option to require a non-refundable deposit of 50% - 100% of the scheduled service total charges to clients who have "no-showed" (missing a scheduled appointment with no communication) or cancelled appointments with less than 24 hours notice in order to book further appointments.


Gratuities

Gratuities are generally considered an appreciation for a job well done from the client to their practitioner(s). While not required, all of our service members graciously accept gratuities at the clients discretion. At Will Charles Salon, all gratuities are accepted in cash or check form. 

*adding gratuity to service total on credit card is not currently available


Age

We welcome clients of all ages here at Will Charles Salon! Some of the most rewarding relationships we form are with our friends of multiple generations, and some of our stylists even offer special rates for your little ones.

While we appreciate and expect that they will always be your babies, by the age of 10, they usually have more hair than their parents. As this requires the use of regular adult timing, child rates will only apply to children under 10 years of age.


Premium Appointments

We consider certain services to be "premium". This generally is determined by the length of time and skillset required to perform the service. Therefore, all of the following services will require a 50% deposit (non-refundable if cancellation occurs less than 7 days prior to scheduled appointment) before booking.

  • Color Rehabilitaion

  • Keratin Complex

  • Keratin Express

  • Brazilian Blowout

  • Extensions

    • Appliation

    • Removal

    • Maintenance


Consultations

Sometimes challenges arise during the booking process that may require an in-person consultation before an actual appointment can be booked. This is generally the case of first-time visitors seeking color services without clear or routine goals, major color rehabilitation projects, extension work (i.e. color matching), or clients simply seeking advice. Consultations themselves are complimentary and allow for appropriate appointment timing upon booking. As stated above, the sensitivity of some appointment types may require a deposit upon booking which will be applied on the scheduled day.


Redo

Sometimes things don't work out as we planned. That's okay! As is customary in the industry, we are happy to address, and where possible amend (redo) services should the results be unsatisfactory and the salon is notified within 7 days and the redo appointment is booked within 14 days of the original scheduled service.


Personalized Timing

As some individuals may require an above average amount of time or product to properly complete their service, there may be adjusted prices for those appointments in order to fairly compensate our practitioners for the correlated adjustments.