“Celebrate 15 beautiful years with an optimist and a realist who will help you look as great at home as you do in the salon.”
“I’ve been to a few salon’s on Newbury St. in Boston, searching for that perfect stylist. I’m so happy to say that I finally found her in Priscilla! I have extremely thick, difficult hair that needs to be layered and thinned out in a certain way. The other stylists I’ve been to did an okay job, but Priscilla knew exactly what I wanted, before I even had to tell her. The color she did was perfect, and my haircut was the best ever. She was so precise and focused, and I knew immediately I could be trusted in her expert hands. She also gave to tons of tips on how to style my hair. which products to use, even how I should wash my hair. I was going out with some girlfriends for my birthday after the cut, and Priscilla stayed until we were the last two people in the salon, to make sure that she gave me a perfect blow-out so I looked fabulous for my night on the town. I’ve been to other salons before where I felt a little rushed or not attended to, but had a completely different experience with Avanti. I recently moved to Mystic, CT, but definitely plan -on making the drive to Boston to see Priscilla for all future haircuts. She is simply amazing.”
- Lisa K.
Priscilla was recommended to me over five years ago when I first moved to Boston, and she has done my hair perfectly every single time! From color change, hair cut/style, hair emergency and my Wedding... All have been amazing! She is so easy to talk to (It felt like we were old friends from the minute we met). My wedding hair was just fabulous and she was full of so many helpful wedding tidbits while I was planning. She knows so many people:) I love Priscilla, and words cannot describe her skill! I no longer live in Boston, but still try to see her whenever I can to keep my hair looking great. She is busy but she always manages to make you feel special and fit you into her schedule. A Fantastic Lady!!!”
- Angie McCreary
“Priscilla has exquisite taste when it comes to selecting complimentary hairstyles and color to jazz up my look. I trust her to keep me looking stunning at both professional business meetings and personal special events. She is a pleasure to spend time with in and out of the salon!”
- Brenna Collins
Priscilla is not only an superb hair stylist and colorist, she is also a wonderful, warm person. She is tops for customer service. I highly recommend her.”
- Donna Woonteiler
Priscilla did an amazing job from start to finish. She provided hair and makeup services for a photo shoot for my bags and she interpreted my desires into a gorgeous look that held firm the entire day. Remarkable!
- Helena Thorne Marrin Grant
I am so glad that you were able to be a part of my wedding day. My hair looks absolutely beautiful and is everything I envisioned for my special day! It has been wonderful meeting and working with you over the last few months to make my hair vision a reality. Thanks again for doing such a wonderful job!
With warmest regards,
Thank you for helping to make me beautiful throughout all of my wedding events!
I cannot thank you enough for your flexibility and all you did to make Rhoda’s day special. It was such a pleasure working with you. I am looking forward to doing it again!
- Robyn Nee, Four Seasons Hotel, Boston
"I just got home from a cut and color at Avanti with Priscilla and she was WONDERFUL! Not only did she listen to what I wanted, she gave me her honest opinion and seemed to truly care about what I was saying. I use to go to a stylist who listened, but never seemed to do what I want so it was so great to work with someone who did exactly as I desired and made it even better. She also talked me through everything she was doing and explained why she was doing it. That made the experience even better. I will definitely be going back!"
- Sam S.
"As a native New Yorker, I have been tended to by the best in the beauty industry...none compares to Priscilla. Truly. Priscilla really knows her stuff and gets it right every single time. Cut, color, styling, product suggestions, all spot on. She takes the time to consider your hair, its color, its texture, and its "individuality," as well as the face and person wearing it. My hair has never looked better. Then add to that the warm, kind, and generous person that she is...you'd be a fool to go anywhere else. Run, don't walk, to your next hair appointment with Priscilla, and you'll never have to look anywhere else again. Really."
- Karen G.
"My name is Patricia Powers, and Priscilla Collins has cut and colored my hair for over 12 years. I have followed her from one end of Boston Common to the other and would follow her to the ends of the earth if needed. I have thick, coarse, curly "big hair," and suffered for most of my life with stylists who thought that they could cut my hair and instead left me looking like I had a small shrub on my head. When I leave Priscilla, my hair looks modern and chic. My color has prompted friends, family, and complete strangers to compliment my hair and ask where I get it done. Priscilla is always going to New York City to learn the latest techniques in color and cuts. My hair is blonde, and with Priscilla’s talent with base color and expertise with foils—both highlights and low lights—I feel like a movie star! In addition to her immense talent, she is an extraordinary human being. I look forward to seeing her! Priscilla has taught me not only how to care for my unruly hair, but has also shown me how to enjoy the special gift of life and living it to its fullest...and looking absolutely amazing while you’re at it!"
- Patricia Powers
I have curly, unruly hair that is very hard to cut. That’s why I go to Priscilla. She is creative, experienced, a talented colorist, and always does a great job. She makes the time to consult with me each time I come in, and always steers me in the right direction with hair products. In addition to this, Priscilla is also a wonderful, positive person—it is a pleasure to recommend her!
- Donna W.
"Without a doubt, Priscilla is the most talented stylist I've ever met. She is also the most enthusiastic and helpful--always willing to go the extra mile to keep you looking as fabulous as possible!"
- Karen Motley, Editor, Client since 1997
"I want to say that after having so many, too many, hair disasters, I went to Priscilla, who came very highly recommended to me. It was the best thing I could have ever done. I went into the salon feeling not so great about myself because of my hair. I left the salon feeling so young and fresh and just excited about my hair. I could not remember the last time I felt that way about myself. I left the salon looking like a different person. She knew exactly the color I wanted, the look I was going for and delivered. She is an expert at what she does--her sense and approach to color, cut and style is all around perfect. She knows what is going to look not just good, but the best. For the first time in a long time, I am excited to go back and get my hair done. She is perfection all around, she is truly a professional and expertise in her work. You can tell that her work is her passion."
- Martine Tsingos
"Priscilla is the master stylist/colorist I've been looking for! She listens to my needs, and has incredible "hair instincts." Her professionalism is unparalleled and is what will keep me coming back. I anticipate a long professional relationship!"
- Jane Bliss, Actress
"In the five years Priscilla Corson was on staff, she exhibited many qualities in her position as stylist/manager. A self starter, she eagerly approaches challenges, tenacious in her ability to find solutions to completion. Priscilla applied her personal high standards in her dedication to her craft, her innate sense of customer service and her organizational skills, upon which we came to rely. Priscilla does not disappoint! These traits, along with her optimism and her positive nature, I know, would make her a valuable asset to any organization."
- Frank Xavier, Colleague
"Priscilla has been my stylist since I moved to Boston nearly two years ago. She approaches her work with true attention to detail, proving that the little things are the only things. My look is clean and simple, and Priscilla consistently delivers a precision cut--always taking the time to perfect it. Matched with a professional touch, Priscilla is a stylist who has exceeded my expectations time after time."
- Seth Geoffrion, Business Owner
After years of getting the same haircut from my barber, I wanted to try something new and ended up going to Priscilla. She was awesome and gave me tips for a new style that I wouldn’t have gotten from anyone else. If you’re a guy that wants to experiment with a new hairstyle, but don’t know where to go, I’d suggest making an appointment with Priscilla.
- Chris Bowman
The only name that you need to know in association with this salon is Priscilla. I have been entrusting my hair in her hands for almost three years now, and I will never look back. I moved into the city three years ago and didn't know a soul; and if you've ever moved cities you'll know how hard it is to find your "people": hair, nails, dry cleaning, cobbler, etc. When I was introduced to Priscilla after living here for two months I thought I had nothing left to lose, and I have to say her skills far surpassed my expectations. Unlike other hair stylists that I have been to (and there have been many), Priscilla actually listens to you. I get more compliments on my hair than ever before and refer her to absolutely everyone I know.
- Kristen V.
I call this review, "An ode to Priscilla": This awesome stylist cut my hair a couple of weeks ago and it still looks fab. I took in a couple of pics and she was able to combine the bangs and top layers from one and the length from the other to make a really well-suited-for-me style. And the best part is that she showed me how to style it myself, so now I actually know how to blow dry it out instead of frantically waving my hairdryer around my head and trusting my flat iron (or curling iron) to do the rest. So. I am officially joining the ranks among the Priscilla worshipers. And let me tell you, that's a big feat considering I am insanely picky about my hair after a horrendous disaster of a haircut in the sixth grade after I tried to get the "Rachel" cut from Friends. Nevertheless, I am a loyal devotee to this awesomely talented lady, and you should be too!
- Laura W.
Priscilla is the greatest! She has been my hair stylist for about three years now and no one can touch her skills. Priscilla has been keeping me beautiful and has become a wonderful friend too over the years. First off, Priscilla does the most amazing highlights. I feel that my hair should reflect my attitude, and like most of us, my attitude changes weekly. One week I want lighter, the next I want darker. No matter what I come up with in my head, Priscilla can always deliver it exactly the way I want. She recommends new trends and styles she learns in New York, however; always leaves the decision up to me. Priscilla really cares about how I look and feel! And after a couple hours in Priscilla's chair (a window chair that looks back onto the Public Garden) I always feel great! I think the most important thing is that I can talk to Priscilla without ever feeling stupid. She has a wonderful way of explaining what works well with my hair and style depending on the season. I recently held a benefit at the Taj Boston Hotel (the old Ritz never looked so beautiful!) and Priscilla did my hair and all my friends' hair before the big event. Not only did we all look and feel stunning, but because I referred my friends to her, I received complementary manicures and pedicures. Priscilla always rewards referrals with complementary manicures and pedicures! It's a great deal!!! So the only name you need to know in Boston is PRISCILLA. P.S. Keep an eye out for her on the Intercontinental Hotel's website. She will be staring as the Hotel's Wedding Hairstylist on their upcoming online wedding video.
- Dolly D.
After reading all the great reviews about Priscilla and searching her internet site, I reserved time for a foil and a cut. I'm blond and my hair is quite thick. She was as awesome as I expected her to be, based on the reviews. She listened to me, asked questions to be sure what I wanted, had precise opinions, and great knowledge on how to achieve what was planned. I ended up leaving the salon almost 4 hours later feeling great! She really knows how to handle blond hair, the color is the best I've ever had. The cut is also good. I'm definitely going back!
- Eira R.
I have been going to see Priscilla for 6 years now. I followed her from the salon she was at previously, and will follow her to the end of the earth! She is outstanding. I get compliments almost daily on my hair, and I never did before. Priscilla took my thick, and what I used to call "unruly" hair, and styled it so that it looks amazing even if I don't have time to blow-dry and style properly. It is shaped and layered perfectly for my hair texture and the shape of my face. I go and see her before every event or wedding for blow-outs because she always gets it right. Priscilla truly cares about her clients and loves to have you leave feeling beautiful and confident. I highly recommend Priscilla for her professionalism and styling expertise, and because she is a great person!
- Cate L.
“The stars are for sure for the salon but mainly for Priscilla. She is seriously a master at her craft. Like a lot of girls I know I've been seeing the same person for my hair but about a year ago I moved to Boston and found Priscilla. My mom had been going to her and thought I'd like her as well. I’ve enjoyed her haircut and her advice on Boston so much that I have recommended her to several people I know who have all been equally as satisfied. Seriously check her out.”
- Christen M.
Priscilla is amazing! I've been going to see her for over two years to get my hair cut/colored and I've never been disappointed. I have long blond hair and she does the most natural looking highlights. Most stylists I've seen in the past have tried to cut my hair short but not Priscilla. She listens to what I want and I always walk out of the salon feeling beautiful!
- Mary G
I'm always nervous to go to a new salon for my blond highlights, but after reading all the great reviews on YELP I booked an appointment with Priscilla at Avanti. The reviews were true - she does an amazing job. Not only is she extremely personable and easy to talk to, she has a true talent for doing hair. I've never had someone be so meticulous while highlighting my hair. She took the time to pick pieces that would brighten my face, and would look best both up and down. After my first appointment I was amazed how wonderful my highlights look - they've never looked better. I will continue to go to Priscilla, as I think she is the best in Boston.
- Marianne C.
I have been going to Avanti for a while and have had the owner, Alex, cut and color my hair. Alex is so easy going, low ego -- no one would guess he is the owner of the salon! I loved the way he did my hair BUT I was getting curious about what another stylist at Avanti would do. I wanted to try someone new -- it's hard to be monogamous for too long! I heard Priscilla talking to one of her clients about how it took "three cuts to get to the exact look she was going for". I decided to try Priscilla. She does an amazing job with highlights and has helped me to grow out a short haircut. She is a true professional and easy to talk to. I would recommend her highly.
- Barbara S.
Call Avanti NOW, and schedule an appointment with PRISCILLA! Her consultation skills are perfect. She listens, she performs, she delivers in all the ways a great hair stylist should. I was referred to Priscilla by Katrina Hess (also AMAZING / the best makeup artist ever) about 2 years ago. Priscilla saved my hair. No one could seem to get my vision. Priscilla listened, and now my hair is the best it has ever been. She also taught me how to blow it out myself, so I look great every morning before I go to work!!! Priscilla also styled my hair for my wedding last August and she surpassed ALL expectations. She arrived early, with a smile on her face, and made us all look and feel special and gorgeous. My husband had tears in his eyes and his mother was impressed! Our wedding album came out better than expected due to Priscilla's expertise. I had no idea how much Priscilla's positive energy would keep me composed throughout the whole day.
Thank you sooooooo much Priscilla!
- Jess O.
Priscilla is the BEST!
I went to see Priscilla at Avanti Salon after reading some great reviews of her on Yelp. Everything about her skills and her ability to listen was true. My hair was a mess. Priscilla highlighted, low-lighted and glazed my hair, and it came out exactly as I wanted it to. I looked and felt great when I left the salon. She also gave me a great deal for parking. All of her clients can park with the Taj Boston Valet and it only costs $20 ALL DAY after a service with Priscilla! P.S . She has her own website!
- Arianna P.
I have been to a few Salon's on Newbury St. in Boston, searching for that perfect Stylist. I'm so happy that my Uncle recommended Priscilla. She is the BEST! Priscilla knew exactly what I wanted, before I even had to tell her. The Blond Highlights she gave me were perfect, and my hair has never looked better.
She also gives the BEST haircut. She worked with me for over a year getting my haircut and color in perfect shape for my Wedding Day. She not only did my hair on my Wedding day but my whole bridal party as well. Everyone was thrilled and loved her. She also gives great tips for hair products and styling tools.
Priscilla at Avanti is simply AMAZING!!
- Jessica D. Boston, MA
Priscilla, Thank you so much for squeezing me in on Saturday in the midst of the Bruin celebration madness!! You and your team performed magic to make it all happen. It was a beautiful dance. I just LOVE my new color and cut (and SO happy we agreed that you should cut it!) - and my new mini flat iron is perfect, too!! We are running away for a long weekend (we NEVER do this - so I'm thrilled to have this little mini to stash away!). You've helped me find my mojo again - I'm so grateful (and so is my husband!!). I'm starting to find my way through this midlife adjustment (ugh!!!) with much thanks to you.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
- Sincerely, Susan T.
Dear Priscilla, I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for the lovely job that you did for my Wedding. I loved my hair, it was absolutely perfect. The style went so well with my dress and veil. Everyone else was also so pleased with your work. You were so pleasant to work with- thank you for making my Wedding Day Hair look so beautiful!
- Best, Jackie & Linda
Priscilla changed my life for good! After years of going to a colorist in a well-to-do suburb who repeatedly denied that my hair had turned orange, Priscilla took one glance and kindly stated (unprompted) "I can help take out the orange in your hair and restore your beautiful blond locks". I hugged her with relief and thanked her for finally being the one brave enough to be honest. Needless to say 5 years later she has been true to her word every single month. She is, by far, the most talented hair professional. If you want to be the gorgeous you that you deserve - work with Priscilla!
Priscilla Collins just made me feel more gorgeous than I've felt in many, many months. And she's been working her magic on my challenging hair for many, many years. If you could see before and after pics, you wouldn't hesitate to give her a call. Seriously, how many people do you know who have had the same stylist for nearly fifteen years?!? GO.
- Karen M. Boston, MA
Priscilla was the most amazing Wedding Hairstylist and became a true friend! I absolutely recommend her for your Wedding. She was very friendly, very flexible and very professional. I got to know Priscilla over a series of phone calls and hair trials. Priscilla is very special, because she doesn't only think about your hair, she thinks about how to make your Wedding day preparations as relaxed and stress-free as possible...not to mention fun! Priscilla did a beautiful high bun, where she added hair extensions to give my hair more volume. It stayed in all night, and worked perfectly with my veil and dress. She also did blow outs and up dos for my bridesmaids, my Maid of Honor, my Mom, my future Mother-in-Law and Sister-in-laws. She was super fast and efficient. Even though I thought I could do my veil myself, I ended up calling Priscilla and she came back and helped me put my veil on. That's what I call commitment! Book Priscilla today!
- Nicole T. Boston, MA