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Hair care Valentine’s tips and news from Jolleen!

Cool Hand “Jo,” owner of Shear Dimension Hair Salon on Greenwood Street … and more!

Trade Secrets at Shear Hair Co.

By Jolleen

Raging Reds

The biggest complaints from redheads I hear is how much it fades and how it always fades to an “ugly” auburn color. Here are some tricks and tips to keep that color looking amazing with your Shear Hair Expert.

1. Invest in a Color Lock Keratin treatment. It is an amazingly affordable service, and ALL of my reds, fashion colors and platinum blondes get it.


2. Purple shampoo….not just for blondes anymore! This will cut the underlying copper and create a more pleasant and gradual fade.


3. Seal your red. I like to do a quick “glossing” service with my super bright reds. I will use a semi at the sink and just add that extra brightness. This will give your color not only an extra punch, but an extra 1 – 2 weeks before it fades.



Just when you thought Shear Dimension couldn’t get any better we have expanded!! Now that Valentine’s
Day is right around the corner, you want to pamper your loved one (or yourself) in every way possible – am I right?

Well, at Shear Elegance Salon and Spa at 72 Hosmer St, Marlborough, MA, we offer Massage, Facials, Brazilian Wax, Manicures, Pedicures, Eyelash and Hair extensions and the same quality haircuts, color, conditioning and styles that you have always loved and expected at our Quinsig Village location.

Whether you want to relax with a Swedish massage, take out tension with a Deep tissue, get some luxury with Hot Stone … We have got you covered. Come as a couple and while one gets a massage, the other can get an amazing Signature Facial, Manicure and Pedicure or hairstyle.

This Valentine’s Day have your choice:

Get your hair done at our tried and true Worcester location at 508-799-2051 …

… Or expand your horizons and get all of your spa needs met at our NEW Marlborough location at 508-485-4712.

Mention this post and get our introductory pricing! Call now to book and relax, renew and rejuvenate your mind and body!

Happy Valentine’s Day from Shear Dimension Hair Salon!

The lovely and talented Jolleen sells the latest Paul Mitchell hair care products. Remember: ALL Paul Mitchell shampoos, conditioners, hair sprays, etc are cruelty-free – they aren’t tested on rabbits and contain zero animal-derived ingredients!

By Jolleen Kay
Before you make reservations for your big date night out, reserve your appointment and show a little love to your hair. This love is everywhere, all over Worcester, and Shear Dimension is no different!  

We want to make sure our new clients hear about and respond to our “advances.”

They are encouraged to subscribe to our text and email notifications. We have the latest technology and clients are able to book online via our website, Facebook or email.

They also receive text messages 48 and 24 hours prior to our “date.”
Clients have a lot of options out there.  We appreciate you, and while we understand it is great to “casually date” new salons when they “flirt” with their discounts, but when you find a place that does good work, has good service, and you leave excited about the experience, it’s time to commit. We don’t want to pressure you on our first date, or anything, but …

I find honesty is always the best policy, so, I will let you know that Shear Dimension is serious about building a relationship with you.   While not all relationships are meant to be, if you continue to “casually date” you will continue to be unhappy because only the person you build a relationship with will know your habits, schedule, family/job obligations, and the time you are willing to put into maintaining your look.

Remember, if you want a look you can take home to your parents … and you are looking for a meaningful, lasting relationship this Valentine’s Day, not just a one night stand….come on in to Shear Dimension!  

P.S. Don’t worry, if you schedule by reading this article we can tell everyone we met from a friend of a friend, not on a “blind date.”

New product line at Shear Dimension! Feels sooo luxurious, smells so purty!

It’s the end of cold, dry winter – your tresses are crying out for moisture! Try a little tenderness aka MATRIX HydraSource!

Be your own hair salon! Jo sells the gear professionals use!

Shear Dimension
347 Greenwood St
Worcester, MA 01607



Holiday Hair Trends with Shear Dimension

Go, Jo, go!!!!     (photos: R.T.)

By Jolleen Kay 

Late fall is upon us.  The weather is cool, crisp and refreshing.  And often, when the clothes start to pile on, the sky turns grey and the leaves fall, we start looking to make that new statement with our hair. Color, cut and maintenance are the big things we want to think about when it comes to making a significant change. Here are some ideas for you to discuss with your Shear Dimension Stylist when choosing your new fall look!


Color – 

Often in the summer, blonde bombshells can be found on every corner, and the blonder the better!  For late fall, many people think blonde is out, but this season brings good news!  You can keep your blonde! The trend is to soften the blonde, and what is great about fall blonde is the options are endless. Whether you want to be a beautiful beige, glistening gold, or creamy neutral, or a dimensional combination, let your individuality shine. Fall blondes are a toned down version of their Marilyn counterparts, but they give the hair time to rest, re-moisturize and bring out an individual style.

A fall trend, and personal favorite that comes around every year is bright bold reds, deep rich mahogany, and velvety violets.  These colors are a fall staple and can be maintained best with a color locking keratin, and sulfate free shampoo.

Paul Mitchell shampoos, conditioners and other hair products are gentle and cruelty-free (not tested on animals!)! Get them all at Shear Dimension hair salon! They make great Christmas gifts!

This will keep these colors bright, bold and shiny for a full 6 weeks between visits, minimize fading, and frizz, condition the hair and cut down styling time.

Lastly, for our brunettes: whether it’s delicious deep dark chocolate browns, luscious chocolate cherry or dimensional caramel, we’ve got a fall trend that stands the test of time. These colors are deep, rich and bring character to any client as the weather dulls.

William can help you choose the right hair-care products for your holiday tresses!

Cuts –

Short hair is back and better than ever!  Even as fall weather hits, people are keeping their short tresses.  Whether it’s natural or structured, a-symmetrical or spikey, faux-hawks or the classic pixie, no style is off limits! The lob (long-bob) has been the big trend this year for medium hair, and the shag is also making a comeback. Long hair? Don’t care!  Long layers never go out of style!  Frame your face to give a bit of interest and style.

Products and Maintenance –

Maintaining the integrity of your hair is important all year, and keeping a regular hair appointment with your trusted Shear Dimension stylist every 6 to 8 weeks is a huge part of that. Second to that, it is very important to use high quality products specifically prescribed for your hair needs.  This holiday season we have retail packages, hair packages and gift cards for all budgets to keep your hair and the hair of all your friends and family on your gift list in the best condition for the upcoming year.

So stop in, call, email, visit our website, Facebook, or email Shear Dimension to make your appointment!

We have morning, evening and Saturday appointments available!

Shear Dimension
347 Greenwood St
Worcester, MA 01607




Look so beautiful for your wedding or special summer event at Shear Dimension!

Want to turn heads at your special event? Look unforgettably chic at your wedding?








Visit Shear Dimension today! We are located at 347 Greenwood St., Worcester. We offer a wide range of up-styles, evening hair, eyelash extensions, and make-up.









Have the style everyone is talking about!


Valentine’s special at Shear Dimension hair salon

Love is in the air! Get beautiful for your Valentine! Get ready for your special nite out! Hair washed and styled (romantic up-dos a specialty!) for only $20!

Stop by the shop today, located at 347 Greenwood St., in Quinsig Village!

Below: Lovely Shear Dimension receptionist Tamar – one of Rosalie’s favorite people to see during her work day!


Did you know gal pal Jolleen sells only CRUELTY-FREE …


… hair care products at her hair salon SHEAR DIMENSION in Quinsig Village? Jolleen – a lovely person inside and outside! – adopted one of my homeless kittens for her daughter’s second birthday! She cares about animals and Mother Earth. She believes getting beautiful tresses doesn’t have to entail cruel tests on rabbits jammed into cages. She sells only cruelty-free hair care products, including an array of Paul Mitchell goodies. The Paul Mitchell company is as progressive as companies get! Their shampoos, conditioners, etc are gentle but do the job! (and they all have such soothing fragrances!)

Stop by Shear Dimension today and talk with Jolleen. She’s got a new PM color-enhancing line she’d like to show you! 

Plus she’s got a great 50% off coupon for you (see details below).

Visit Jolleen today at 347 Greenwood St. to use your SHEAR DIMENSION GROUPON COUPON

…  or call 508.799.2051 for more info!

– R.T.

From hair-care pro, Jolleen:

“Products for winter dryness:

“Ultimate color Repair – made with Quinoa

“Instant Moisture – made with jojoba oil and wheat protein

“With my GROUPON coupon you get half off shampoo, condition and optional color, high lights or Keratin treatment.” 

CLICK HERE for 50% OFF coupon!

Need some last-minute holiday hair-care goodies?

Then check out the gift sets/packages at SHEAR DIMENSION hair salon at 347 Greenwood St., Worcester. Pamper your locks with SD’s gentle, lovely smelling shampoos, conditioners, glosses … . Look beautiful at your holiday hoedown! Owner Jolleen (pictured below) will recommend what’s right for your hair. … Or buy a gift for your loved one’s tresses! Jolleen will assemble the perfect gift package with you, matching product to hair type. And … you can always get holiday gift certificates for foiling, blow outs, hi and lo lites, cuts and more!

Stop by her shop today, shoppers!            – R. T.CAM00083

Worcester County student interns: they make your biz shine – and learn!


By “Jolleen,” owner of Shear Dimension, Greenwood St., Worcester

Shear Dimension strives to be not only a place that is warm and welcoming for new and existing clients, we want to be on the cutting edge of education and technology. I find it very important to invest in the future of cosmetology as the new owner of Shear Dimension, I want to grow students, new cosmetologists, and professionals to build not only my salon, but send successful, hard working, well-rounded professionals into the industry.  It is an investment that pays, not necessiarily financially, but is emotionally gratifying.

I have an extensive background in color education.  I am also a licensed cosmetology instructor and spent over 5 years teaching and traveling to schools and salons all over New England and have also worked closely with vocational schools in the past.  I was on the advisory board with Tri-County and was a judge for both Rhode Island and Massachusetts Skills USA.  Teaching is not only in my blood it is a passion that I hold close to my heart.

I spoke to the Worcester Vocational school about their vocational program over the summer.  This will be my first time working with this particular apprenticeship program and I am very excited.   With school starting this past week, I can’t wait to start the process working with department head Arlene Thompson and her students.  The process, while intense, is worth the pay off.  After speaking to the department, a representative will come to the salon, verify that we are up to standard, leave the necessary paperwork, and the school will determine the best student(s) to fit our salon.  This program is great for both the business and the student, the student has the opportunity to see the day-in day-out workings of salon life, a chance to see if the salon is a good fit, can ask questions, gain valuable knowledge from working professionals, and participate in education offered at the salon. 

I had similar mentors when I was a new stylist and attributes those managers and salon owners with the success and drive that has built our salon and staff.  The teachers and mentors I had in my formative years taught me the value of hard work, showed by example how to lead a successful team, and shared their passion for the beauty industry with me.  I could only hope that I can translate those lessons to others.

Shear Dimension employs student assistants, future professionals (as reception), and new licensees as junior stylists. We currently employ one future professional, one assistant, one junior stylist and 4 senior stylists.  Our future professionals work in reception, learning the ins and outs of inventory, scheduling, telecommunications, and customer service. These skills are invaluable as a stylist and student in cosmetology and are a great place to start for any future professional to get a feel for the salon business and how it runs.

Essential to all cosmetology students is the accumulation of 1,000  in field and education hours, learning the ropes in a salon and/or classroom setting.  Shear Dimension is one of few places that offers hours in a salon setting. Makayla, an assistant, who has less than 200 hours left until licensing, gets the benefit of classroom and practical experience while working at Shear Dimension.  She also furthers her knowledge with consultations, color formulation, classes geared toward her problem areas and one on one teaching with senior stylists to go over client retention, re-booking, and how to better serve each individual.

 Makayla says, “Jolleen was my educator at school and prior to her coming to Cosmix in Marlborough, MA it is safe to say that there was not much structure.  When Jolleen started, she was very hands on and always available.  She made me feel comfortable to ask questions, was very instructive.  When she made the move from Cosmix to owning Shear Dimension I was also looking for a job with a salon atmosphere while still in school. The staff is very helpful and Shear Dimension was a great career option for me. 

“The hands on learning has been great and I love the education.  The instructors are very personable and make sure everyone understands not only how to do the techniques but why to do them. 

“My advice to any up and coming students/stylists that are thinking about becoming assistants would be to keep busy and don’t be afraid to ask questions.”

Our junior stylist who is a recent grad of a vocational school, not only assists our senior stylists and receptionists while building her own clientele, she receives free education from industry professionals and platform artists monthly (as do all of the Shear Dimension staff), she also has the added benefit of having her work assessed and critiqued for the trial period while she is still learning.

William, our newest senior stylist says, “Working at Shear Dimension has taught me the tools I need to grow my business.”  He adds, “My boss was so patient with me while I was learning certain techniques.”  William continues to add new trends and techniques to his arsenal and has become a well-rounded, well versed stylist that is capable and coveted by his clients. 

Leah, a senior stylist that started as an assistant at Shear Dimension over a decade ago, was brought up through the ranks and is now one of the top earning stylists in the salon.  She is a great mentor, talented stylist and her work is flawless.

Shear Dimension is a salon that . I find it very important to invest in the future of cosmetology as the new owner of Shear Dimension, I want to grow students, new cosmetologists, and professionals to build not only my salon, but send successful, hard working, well-rounded professionals into the industry.  It is an investment that pays, not necessiarily financially, but is emotionally gratifying.


Save $$! Special offer! with this GROUP ON COUPON for Shear Dimension! CLICK HERE!



Fall Hair Color and Maintenance Trends

 By Jolleen

In the summer hair tends to get dry due to over processing, over exposure and water damage.  In the fall however, we often find that can get dry for a slew of other reasons.  Whether it is from lack of moisture, change in diet, or lack of maintenance, Shear Dimension is here to let you know just how to care for your hair this fall.

 In-Salon Treatment:

At Shear Dimension, we recommend that you get a trim every 6 to 8 weeks to maintain your style and avoid split ends.

For color reds, deep chocolate brown, and subtle ombre are right on trend for fall.   Pair it with a deep conditioning treatment and you will be ready right up until holiday season!

To beat the frizz we are booking a deep keratin treatment.  These treatments have 4 options depending on your level of commitment and hair care needs.  It will cut your styling time in half and leave your hair feeling silky smooth for up to 3 months!!

 What you should be using at home:

For a take home we suggest Awapuhi Intensive Treatment to beat that fall dull look.  It will infuse the hair with keratin, and moisture to beat the cool dry weather.

To keep those colors vibrant we suggest Ultimate Color Repair Triple Rescue.  This treatment will infuse the hair with Quinoa and keep those reds looking red for up to 6 weeks!!

To pair with your keratin treatment and color make sure you using a sulfate free shampoo.  The favorites of our stylists are GK Moisture Shampoo, Forever Blonde (not just for blondes ), and Double Hitter.