Special places in Nonantum ( The Lake ) in Newton MA: Salvi’s Barber Shop

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Special places in Nonantum ( The Lake ) in Newton MA: Salvi’s Barber Shop

Special places in Nonantum ( The Lake ) in Newton MA: Salvi’s Barber ShopSalvi’s Barber Shop is one of the best places in Newton MA (or anywhere for that matter) for a guy to get a haircut. Salvi’s has been in Newton MA forever. It was once on Galen St. It is now at 386 Watertown St. in The Lake (village of Nonantum.) Their phone no: 617-332-8490, but you don’t need to call. Just walk in. Half the fun is the ten minute wait. Salvi’s hours are: Tues. 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Wed. 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Thurs. and Fri. 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sat. 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Cash is accepted and there is handicap access.

Salvi’s is a Newton MA institution. Everyone at Salvi’s knows each other, or will. People come back for haircuts even after they move out of the Newton area. A visit to Salvi’s is always a reunion of old friends, or a chance to meet new friends.

Special places in Nonantum ( The Lake ) in Newton MA: Salvi’s Barber ShopThere are lots of great comments about Salvi’s on Yelp, such as: “A hot razor shave to the back of the neck, and a haircut for $15!?!?!?”; “This guy writes the book on great customer service. I’ve always been a fan of ‘The Lake.’ And this place is a hidden gem, for those mushes who were not born on the North-side.”; “Got there this morning for the first time at about 8:45 and had about a 10 min. wait, very standard for most any barber shop. It is a local shop where everyone knows everyone, and people seem to come back even after they move. I heard one guy drove from Burlington. Wow!”

Someone on the NewtonPatch website perfectly summed up Salvi’s, “Walking into Salvi’s is like walking into an old friend’s house. The service is friendly and inviting and the barbers deliver top-notch haircuts…” I couldn’t say it better.

My father has gotten his hair cut at Salvi’s for about 30 years. My brother goes there. His son goes there. My cousins go there, and they did move out of Newton. I am a mom, when my son was young I would bring him in for his haircuts. Now, he has his own car and I can’t join into the neighborhood fun anymore. I must say I miss it.

Melissa Ostrom

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