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About Nicole A. CullinanNicole A Cullinan salon owner

Nicole A. Cullinan is the owner, corrective color specialist, hair stylist and chief trainer at Boston Color Group. Nicole works very hard to have a detailed communication with every customer, so she is able to personalize each service, working with the best products for excellent results and to maintain the health of their hair. She has been a professional hairdresser since 1992, a colorist since 1995, and she continues to take expert classes, travel to hair shows, and work with colorists and educators to stay up to date on the latest services, products, and technology available.

Nicole is trained as a Corrective Color Specialist.

Even as a child, Nicole knew what she wanted to do with her life, and she couldn’t wait to learn the trade.  She interviewed with a beauty school at 15, and two years later, she was working full time in a Cape Cod salon.  By the age of 22, she had moved to Florida, where she trained as a Corrective Color Specialist. Some years after she returning to the Boston area, she was hired to teach color for Tocco Magico, an Italian color company, and traveled around the US teaching classes and doing hair color presentations. She also underwent extensive hair cutting training in NYC with the amazing Allesandro Mangerini,

In 2004, Nicole took a chance on starting her own business, and opened Boston Color Group in Watertown, and since then has grown roots there. It was a smart choice; Boston Color Group has received numerous awards for Best in Watertown Square, and many great reviews on Yelp and Facebook.

Best in Watertown Square

After extensive research and study, having worked with 11 different color lines, Nicole settled on L’Oreal Professional (LP) as what she considers the best hair color system in the world today, a system Boston Color Group uses exclusively.

Boston Color Group services women, men and children. This Watertown Square salon does cutting, styling, weddings and special events, all forms of hair color, Corrective Hair Color, and offers free introductory consultations.

What clients say about Nicole

I loved everything Nicole did! My hair hadn't been cut in an embarrassingly long time and I may or may not have used box color to touch up my roots! Nicole gave my hair the TLC that it needed! I've gotten so many compliments! It looks shiny and healthy!

~ Jessica C.

Nicole did an amazing job on my hair....she is an expert and so knowledgeable about hair and all types of it. I couldn’t recommend her enough.

Jennifer M.

Nicole is the most talented colorist and stylist I’ve ever been too!! Thank you Nicole for 8 years of beautiful hair!!

~ Despina F.

I’ve been going to Nicole for over 10 years and now my kids go too. Highly recommend. My color has never looked better and more natural.

Nancy D.

After years of coloring my hair black to correct other "upscale" salon's mistakes, I had come to the end of my rope..I had searched high and low for someone who could correct this awful, black, goth mop on the top of my head and give me back the hair that I had once had. After much investigation, I came upon Nicole at BCG...and lets just say that she is the ultimate MIRACLE WORKER!!! After a consultation and discussing my goals for fixing my problem hair, we agreed on a plan of attack. Nicole was outgoing, knowledgeable, comforting, attentive and empathetic to my problem. She took the bull by the horns and did what noone else could do, she removed years and years of horrible black dye from my hair...she corrected the color to a chestnut brown with tons of highlights...she took the time to explain every step she was taking, involving me in the process. She never talked down to me or had a superiority complex like some other stylists...she is down to earth and makes you feel like you've known her all your life. She made me feel like a million dollars and the difference is incredible...she listens to your wishes and concerns and gives a realistic and truthful opinion of what can and can't be done...She is truly a magician and definitely pulled a rabbit out of her hat when dealing with me!! My hair is gorgeous and by the time I made it home to the south shore after a few stops, I had no less than six people compliment my hair. Don't hesitate go and see Nicole, she is truly a Master of her Craft and I am forever greatful for her help!!

~ Mrs Mac

After having tried numerous high end hair stylists and colorists, I made my first appointment with Nicole about 5 years ago. She was highly recommended by my colleague who had the most beautiful and NATURAL shade of ash brown/blonde ombré I had ever seen! Not only did Nicole recreate her magic on my hair but she also informed me and advised me on the least hair damaging techniques. I can’t say enough good things about her!!! About two years ago I moved to San Francisco and got my hair destroyed by a highly recommended stylist in San Fran! After two sessions my hair was canary yellow, dry as hay, impossible to brush, and breaking! I cried!

When an opportunity came up for me to visit Boston, the first thing I did was I scheduled an appointment with Nicole. She restored my hair and got me the exact color I wanted without any further damage. Despite me living in San Fran, I refuse to go to any other hair colorist. I visit Boston regularly and will continue to schedule my hair appointments only with Nicole! The girl knows her job! She carefully analyzes your hair color, tints, and streaks, and determines the exact dye mixture and the time needed to achieve your desired results. She is absolutely the best!!!!

~Knara B.