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The Gentleman’s Salon Celebrates 41 Years in Business: Diane Zullo and Betty Garcia

While a lot has changed in the North End over the past 41 years, one thing has stayed consistent for gentleman in Boston: the place to get a great upscale haircut.

October 4, 2017 marks 41 years in business for The Gentleman’s Salon, a fixture of the North End community and a gathering place to socialize.

Diane Zullo and Betty Garcia, owners and master barbers, opened The Gentleman’s Salon at the Mercantile Wharf Building in 1976.  The same year, Jimmy Carter, a peanut farmer from Georgia, was elected President of the United States and the Boston Celtics won  the NBA Championship.

Over the 41 years, Zullo and Garcia said,  “childhood friends have become lifelong customers, and customers have become lifelong friends”

Many customers say that Diane and Betty are people who are good at what they do, and are truly master barbers. Every client leaves The Gentleman’s Salon looking fabulous with an upscale haircut.

The Gentleman’s salon was the first upscale men’s salon to open in Boston. The Gentleman’s salon has been featured on 60 minutes, Chronicle and many other shows.

The Gentleman’s Salon has many famous clientele through the years such as Dancing with Stars Artem and recent North End resident Justin Dougherty, the anchorman for Channel 7 News in Boston.

Diane Zullo and Betty Garcia appreciate the loyalty of all their clients who have made the salon an institution that it is. The Gentleman’s Salon is the finest male salon for an upscale haircut in Boston, which is located at 79 Commercial Street in the Mercantile Wharf Building.


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9 Replies to “The Gentleman’s Salon Celebrates 41 Years in Business: Diane Zullo and Betty Garcia

  1. Congratulations Diane and Betty. What a team!
    I remember like it was yesterday! I was working at Joe Mahana’s “Tobacco Road”.
    Cafe Felix cum Club Max in full swing…..
    I’d go back in a heartbeat!

  2. Congratulations Ladies . . .
    You have become such a wonderful part of the Heart of our great community . . .
    Just walking by and receiving a friendly wave, makes our days . . .
    All of the best in the world !

  3. Congratulations Diane! You make miracles with my husband Larry’s hair. You are the best! All you and Betty and just great people!

  4. Been coming there for more than 40 years! It amazes me, but with that amount of time behind us, it’s as much visiting with a friend as getting a haircut.

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