Nicholas Penna Jr.

Owner and Lead Stylist

Despite being born into one of Boston’s royal families of hair, Nick Penna Jr. never had any intention of following in his parents’ footsteps. However, Nick’s inherent skills, eye for style and natural talent eventually led him to pursue a career in hair, where success quickly followed. In 1995, Nick’s career skyrocketed when, at a young age, he received his first nationally-recognized award from Vidal Sassoon for “Excellence in New Design.” In 2000, he was once again recognized for his impressive styling skills with the Guillaume Award in Berlin, Germany. Most recently, Nick made the COUP Boston 2013 list of Boston-area “Visionaries.” Nick and his team have worked at countless New York Fashion Week runway shows for designers such as Rodarte, Cynthia Rowley, Jason Wu and Betsy Johnson.

Through the years, Nick has expanded the salon’s team of top stylists and remains directly responsible for the education of his staff, working closely with beauty partners such as L’Oreal Professionnel, who chose SalonCapri to be only one of less than 15 salons in the country to house the L’Oreal Professionnel Haircolor Center on premise.

In 2013, Nick became Founding Partner and Creative Director for Be Styled, Nick’s vision of what a blowdry bar concept should be: a place where glamour and convenience meet to provide every client with the “star treatment” experience of a wash and custom hair style.

Nick is routinely called on to share expert hair tips and tricks and his advice has been featured in countless celebrity, beauty and lifestyle magazines such as OK!, Marie  Claire, Glamour and Ladies’ Home Journal, and on New England Cable News and FOX television morning show style segments.

He lives with his wife, Amy, and their three children in Newton.


Meet the rest of our team:

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