The Gentleman’s Salon Celebrates 42 Years in Business

While a lot has changed in the North End over the past 42 years, one thing has stayed consistent for gentlemen in Boston: the place to get a great upscale haircut.

October 4, 2018 marked 42 years in business for The Gentleman’s Salon, a fixture of the North End  community and a gathering place to socialize and cheer on the Boston Red Sox, especially this year.

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 42 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. It has been featured on 60 Minutes, Chronicle and many other shows. The Gentleman’s Salon has also seen many famous clientele through the years including Dancing With The Stars Artem and 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 the institution that it is. The Gentleman’s Salon is located at 79 Commercial Street in the Mercantile Wharf Building.

One Reply to “The Gentleman’s Salon Celebrates 42 Years in Business

  1. Congrats to Diane and Betty! My husband, Larry Smetana, won’t go anywhere else. He always leaves there with great hair and lots of stories of good places to go and not go. They are like family.

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