Axle Color Studio Nominated for North Shore Magazine’s 2017 Best of the North Shore Wedding Awards

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We are SO excited! Axle Color Studio has been nominated for North Shore Magazine’s 2017 Best of the North Shore Wedding Awards for the categories HAIR and MAKEUP (under the Beauty section)!

Click HERE to cast your votes.

Thank you, thank you to all of you who have voted for Axle! We love you!


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Northshore Magazine Recognizes Axle Color Studio as Readers’ Choice for Best Men’s Hair Salon in the 11th Annual “Best of North Shore” (BONS) Awards

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If you’re in search of the best place on the North Shore of Boston for alfresco dining, where to taste the ultimate cupcake, which summer festivals and concerts are tops, or who to call for doggie daycare, the August 2016 issue of Northshore magazine delivers.

This year, Axle Color Studio takes home the BONS Readers’ pick for best Men’s Hair Salon.

The 11th annual Best of the North Shore (BONS) Awards celebrates the magazine’s editors’ and readers’ picks for the North Shore’s best food, nightlife, entertainment venues, shopping, spas, and services. Each year, local businesses and events are nominated and voted on by the editors and readers of Northshore. Over 150,000 votes were tabulated to determine this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards and more than 250 organizations are recognized as BONS 2016 winners across 170 sub-categories. Several new subcategories were also added this year, including: bacon, pie shop, date night, and comedy spot.

“Our goal with Axle was to create a warm, elegant, cutting edge salon where customers could enjoy the ultimate hair and makeup experience without the hassles of traveling into the city,” says Jackie Carpenito, Co-Owner of Axle Color Studio. “Winning this BONS award reassures us that our clients are happy, and that’s really the most important and rewarding part of our business.”

“BONS is our most popular issue and one in which we take great pride in creating. Our BONS committee researches throughout the year to vet the Editors’ Choice Awards,” says Nancy E. Berry, editor of Northshore. “From fashionistas to food critics, our team tastes, sips, samples, and shops for months to compile the BONS 2016 list.”

For the full list of BONS winners, visit

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A Fairytale Farm Wedding in Vermont

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We’re so excited to be featured on The Perfect Palette AND Aisle Society! Check out this insanely beautiful styled shoot we had the pleasure of working on HERE.

Styling + design: Darling Creative Co. • Photography: Janelle Carmela Photography • Floral Design: Laura Thomson Design • Venue: Riverside Farm • Makeup: Axle Color Studio • Hair: Styled by Hannah • Linens: Nuage Designs, Inc. • Cake: Liztisch Cakes • Dress: BHLDN • Calligraphy: Leveret and Hare • Suit: THE BLACK TUX • farm animals: Sweet Georgia P’s CSA • Catering: Vermont Farms Catering • Favors: Pittsfield Original General Store • Rentals: Peterson Party Center

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Glamour Magazine and RevitaLash Cosmetics “Look of Ageless Beauty” Party

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North Reading hair salon and makeup studio, Axle Color Studio, was chosen by Glamour Magazine and RevitaLash Cosmetics as one of three salons in the country to host a “Look of Ageless Beauty” event.

On Thursday, June 16th, Glamour Magazine and RevitaLash Cosmetics hosted a party at Axle Color Studio as part of RevitaLash’s 10th anniversary model search, a contest aimed at recognizing beauty of all ages and ethnicities while showcasing the natural beauty of the eyes. At the event, 60 guests were treated to hair and makeup touch-ups by Axle hairstylists and makeup artists, cocktails and bites from Above The Clouds Catering, professional photos by Dawn Kingston Photography and Polite in Public, and music by KISS 108′s DJ Costa.

RevitaLash Cosmetics and Glamour Magazine are searching the nation for women across all generations who represent the “Look of Ageless Beauty”, and ten finalists will be chosen by an expert panel that includes model-blogger-actress Julia Friedman, the founder and CEO of RevitaLash Cosmetics, Michael Brinkenhoff, M.D., and professional photographer Sarah Silver. Seven finalists will receive a $500 gift certificate to be redeemed on the RevitaLash Cosmetics website. Three grand-prize winners will receive a trip to New York for a photo shoot with Silver, a gift set from RevitaLash Cosmetics valued at more than $500, and the opportunity to appear in an issue of Glamour and serve as the face of RevitaLash Cosmetics’ 2017 media campaign.

Over the past 10 years, RevitaLash Cosmetics has aimed to be an innovator in eyelash and brow enhancement and beautification. The entire line of products is available for purchase at Axle Color Studio. For more information on the “Look of Ageless Beauty” model search, visit

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Vote for Axle! Northshore Magazine’s Best of the North Shore (BONS) 2014

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It’s that time of year again! If you love Axle Color Studio, please vote for us in the following categories:

Blow Out
Hair Coloring
Male Grooming
Eyebrow Shaping

We appreciate all of your votes!

Vote here:

Voting ends June 1st.

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Kérastase Fusio-Dose Treatment Event May 7th

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Kérastase Fusio-Dose Treatment Event

Please enjoy a complimentary Kérastase Fusio-Dose treatment with any salon service on Wednesday, May 7th. Schedule your appointment today by calling (978) 664-2800. Space is limited!

What is Fusio-Dose?

Fusio-Dose is the 1st entirely customized treatment capable of resolving all your hair problems, a system of concentrated active ingredients freshly fused by the stylist. Your hair is fundamentally treated and instantly transformed with 3 simple steps :

Your stylist identifies the primary AND secondary needs of your hair then selects the appropriate combination of Fusio-Dose.

Instant fusion of exclusive technologies of active ingredients.

Precise diffusion on the hair for targeted action. Your hair looks and feels instantly replenished as if transformed.

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Axle Color Studio Welcomes New Stylist, Nicole St. Gelais

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Axle Color Studio is proud to announce that Nicole St. Gelais, formerly of Philip Mark Salon, has joined our team of stylists.

About Nicole:

unnamedNicole’s passion for hair started as a young girl, watching her aunt, a hair stylist, work her magic on family and clients alike. Pursuing her dream, Nicole graduated from the Blaine cosmetology program and became licensed in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Though she’s been working in the industry for some time, Nicole continues educating herself on the latest hair trends and techniques. She recently traveled to L.A. to attend a short and long hair precision cutting class and in addition, has attended courses on color and advanced foiling, curly hair, keratin smoothing treatments and up-dos. She considers herself to be an expert on the bob haircut. One of the highlights of Nicole’s career was in 2011 when she was invited to work backstage at New York Fashion week for the Rolando Santana show.

Nicole is looking forward to welcoming her valued clients to Axle Color Studio, where they will continue to receive her superior cutting and coloring expertise.

If you are interested in scheduling an appointment with Nicole, please call the salon at (978) 664-2800

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Treat Your Sweet With Style

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This Valentine’s Day, we’ve joined forces with Black Tie Limousine to bring you two great Valentine’s Day packages that are sure to make that special person in your life swoon. These packages will be available now through February 14th. Call Axle today for reservations!

My Sweetheart Package
Customized Hair Treatment, Blowdry & Round Trip Car Service
$299 (Sedan)
$339 (Limousine)

Forget-Me-Not Package
Customized Hair Treatment, Haircut, Blowdry & Round Trip Car Service
$324 (Sedan)
$364 (Limousine)

*prices include gratuity for both salon and car services


Axle Color Studio Gift Cards
Axle Color Studio gift cards are the perfect gift for any occasion. Gift cards are available in any denomination and can be redeemed for any salon service or product.

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KARITÉ intense overnight nourishing treatment

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We’re so excited about the newest product from Rene Furterer and we couldn’t help but share! Introducing Karite Intense Overnight Nourishing Treatment Leave-In. This innovative shea butter-based creamy formula nourishes hair during the night, leaving you with softer, shinier locks come morning. This lightweight product quickly absorbs into the hair and dries to a powdery finish, leaving no trace of greasy residue (won’t leave pillowcase stains). What’s great is that you don’t need to wash it out the next day (unless feel like it). Use it 2-3 times a week to revive those “Winter dry” ends.

Get yours at Axle Color Studio today!

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Holiday Open House Party on December 8th at Axle Color Studio

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Please join Axle Color Studio on Sunday, December 8th from 12 PM – 4 PM for our Holiday Open House Party!

In addition to raffles, mimosas and holiday treats, our stylists will be offering complementary consultations, and all in-salon products will be available for purchase at a special one-day discounted rate.

Baubles Fine Jewelry of Lynnfield will be selling a selection from their gorgeous shop and Marika Grantham of will be creating Motives Cosmetics custom blend foundation.

Please feel free to invite family and friends — the more the merrier!

Axle Color Studio is located at 203 Main Street in North Reading, MA.
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