Live in Boston
by Miles Howard, Scott Kearnan, Luke O’Neil, and Erin Souza
| May 14, 2012
Photo: NATASHA MOUSTACHE
The name of their Newbury Street salon, Eva Michelle, might sound like that of a cast member ofGlee, but don’t be fooled: stylists Eva Mustafai and Michelle Lee are far from naive teenyboppers. These two are veterans of the venerable James Joseph Salon (Lee is the former director of education, and Mustafai a former stylist and educator). Together, they bring more than 20 years of combined experience in the business to their new Newbury Street spot, which opened in October. Granted, being part of a stellar ensemble cast doesn’t necessarily guarantee independent success. (RememberSeinfeld? Sure. RememberThe Michael Richards Show? Exactly.) But Mustafai and Lee are already earning lots of local love (you’ve caught their work in our fashion spreads before), nods in national beauty beacons likeNylonandAmerican Salon, and work on the runways at New York Fashion Week. And if theywereonGlee, they’d get high marks for range: they can do everything from a suburban mom’s bob to a teased and tousled up-do. If their fast-track growth is any indication, we’ll be hearing about these style mavens’ expanding reach for years to come. Play on, ladies.