Nailah Montalvo opened BONITA Hair Salon and BlowDry Bar after 23 years of working in Boston’s most prestigious Newbury Street salons. Nailah, fluent in both English and Spanish, has experience with all hair textures and extensive makeup looks. Learning from the best makeup artists and hair stylists in Boston, Nailah, and all of the stylists at both the Salon and BlowDry Bar, have all gone through vigorous training before working on the stylist floor. BONITA welcomes ALL hair types and can handle any client’s needs with ease.

Nailah’s goal is to make sure everyone who walks in the door feels welcome and everyone who walks out feels wonderful. BONITA has a cozy, laid back and fun vibe, with an elevated bohemian look, and plenty of areas for great selfies. The price point is based on experience, time, difficulty and a guarantee of amazing results. BONITA offers hair, makeup and variety of other services for both women and men. To make everyone feel comfortable in our space BONITA also offers a women’s only area and respects and understands the privacy needs some clients desire. In addition, the salon features a luxury designated area for private parties, events and wedding hair/makeup preparations. 

Another perk of BONITA is our On The Go Service. If you can’t make it into the salon, BONITA will travel to you. “Life can be hectic. I want to make it as easy as possible, for someone to enjoy the salon experience, no matter where they are located” says owner Nailah Montalvo. BONITA believes in education and will be hosting several educational events such as Tutorial Tuesdays, Makeup and Mimosa Sundays, BlowBry Bootcamp and more. 

For the future Nailah says “My goal is to provide premium service to everyone… I want that family feeling, I want people to stop by and just to say hello even when they don’t have an appointment! “

You can find Nailah behind the chair at BONITA Hair Salon and BlowDry Bar located in the heart of East Somerville, Massachusetts. BONITA is easily accessible from the Sullivan Square train station on the MBTA Orange line, a 6 minute walk from Assembly Row and less than 1 mile from the Encore Casino. And be sure to check out @Bonitahairsalon on social media for how-to videos, upcoming events, finished looks, before and after pics, beauty tips and lots more!