No Flake Zone!

The relationship between winter weather and your hair can sometimes leave you scratching your head in confusion. You’ve never had dandruff before, so why is the ground all of a sudden not the only place with flakes?

Whether itchy scalp has been a long-time foe or a more recent development, there’s a new flake-fighting trio of products available at Patrice Vinci Salon that can right this seasonal wrong!

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Introducing the Serene Scalp Collection by Oribe. With a limited time availability, this hat trick of treatments helps both tresses and scalps with a little extra TLC. Oribe’s Signature Complex (watermelon, lychee and edelweiss flower extracts) defends hair from oxidative stress, photoaging, and natural keratin deterioration while protecting from the drying effects of the elements. Bonus: All products boast energizing caffeine for an extra pick-me-up! Coffee for your hair? Yes, please!


Now you can gently care for your hair and soothe that itchy scalp.

Welcome to the No Flake Zone!

Serene Scalp Anti-Dandruff Shampoo: This gentle treatment cleanser is formulated with salicylic acid to gently exfoliate away the rough stuff. Then the sweet stuff gets to work - bilberry fruit and sugar maple extracts soothe and protect while sugarcane extract deeply hydrates and nourishes. Moisture levels are balanced with orange and lemon extracts, while pea sprout extract restores elasticity to strengthen hair and prevent breakage.



Serene Scalp Balancing Conditioner: A creamy indulgence, this ultra-nourishing formula quenches parched strands and unwinds tangles, revealing softer silkier hair. Acacia tree extract nourishes and soothes scalp while improving the moisture content of hair. Shea butter and Panthenol deeply hydrate and condition while revitalizing damaged and brittle hair. Biotin and quinoa strengthen the cuticle from the inside out and help prevent breakage. Hydrogenated olive oil provides sheer shine while keeping your hair weightless!

Serene Scalp Soothing Leave-On Treatment: Need relief from an itchy scalp right now? This lightweight and fast-absorbing, leave-on treatment boasts beta hydroxy acid to exfoliate loose dandruff flakes, while peppermint, cucumber, chamomile and rosemary calm your stressed scalp. Sugarcane extract and mullein flower deeply hydrate and nourish scalp and hair, while a blend of willowherb and aloe nourish your sensitive scalp.

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Boston Film Festival 2017!

This past weekend, members of the Patrice Vinci Salon team helped bring Hollywood to Boston by styling some of the hottest stars for the Boston Film Festival! 

The stars were in town to celebrate the festival's thirty-third year! If you get a chance, make sure to see The Brave and Damascus Cover. They were two of our favorite movies this year!


Special thanks to NBC Universal, Robin Dawson, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anne Heche, and Mike Vogel. 

NBC Upfronts 2017!

Our team hit NYC in May to once again style some of the looks at the NBC Upfronts! It's one of our favorite times of the year!




Incredibly honored to be one of only 5 judges in the US for TrendVision 2017! Congratulations to all of the amazing finalists! And a big thank you to the team at WELLA for having me - Patrice Vinci


Why We Love Balayage!

Balayage, a French term that means to paint or sweep, is a hair painting technique that, in the last decade, has become popular as women began to notice it's natural look on Hollywood celebrities and the runway.

The technique quickly became available in salons from Newbury Street to Rodeo Drive. But balayage requires a trained stylist, carefully using a swooping motion, to apply bleach on select strands of hair to create a natural look.

Balayage by Patrice Vinci

Personally, I love doing balayage!  I love the creative process. Like a painter,  you are using concentration and vision, along with technique, to achieve the finished look. With each swipe of the brush, I'm creating your vision. No matter how many times I've done it, no two women have ever had the same look. 

Blonde Balayage by Patrice Vinci

Clients often ask me, “Should I do foils or balayage?”  The truth is  thatfoils are great too! The difference is that balayage is done only with bleach. If a clients wants lowlights, I would actually suggest foils since they can be done with both color and bleach. It all depends on the desired end result and, most importantly, the color you are starting with.

Brunette Balayage by Patrice Vinci


  • I highly recommend bringing a photo to your stylist of the look you want to achieve as well as photos of what you don't like. This will give your stylist a clearer picture of what you are looking for.
  • Choose a stylist who's trained in balayage, someone with the vision of the placement and the pressure and motion of the brush when painting it on it has to be even or you get weak spots!
  • If you are going to get a trim on the day you want balayage, get your hair cut first! A professional stylist should ask you that, but you don't want your stylist to spend hours painting your hair and working to blend the color correctly just to chop it all off!
  •  Finally, leave it to your stylist to decide whether to do balayage or foils. He/she will know what's best for your specific needs and hair type.  The price point for both foils and balayage is pretty much the same (although it varies from stylist to stylist) so there is no reason to let budget make the decision for you!

Once you try balayage, I know you'll be hooked!

Until next time,

Patrice Vinci