Hello, my name is Barbara Paulo. I am a native to the Valley, and the owner of Shear Xtreme. Founded in 2003, with many years of experience as a professional stylist, I was ready to follow my dream of opening a salon that would exceed all my clients’ expectations of a visit to a salon. By creating an atmosphere where each client would feel welcomed, pampered and genuinely cared for and where fellow stylists with the same passion and dedication to hairdressing would be proud to call their own. Listening to your needs, creativity and artistry have inspired the concept of Consult, Create, Craft.
Our salon offers an array of services. Visit our "craft" link for all the details. A few highlights are DiBase hair extensions, Global Keratin Taming System,Thermacare F450 Smoothing treatments, facial waxing, Organic facials, Natural nail services, on and off-site wedding hair and make up by our Artistic Design team and more. Our team of stylists make it a priority to undergo continuous education, certification and training to keep current on the latest styles and trends. Our stylists will always remain focused on your individual needs by taking the time to listen and make your vision a reality.
We welcome you to sit back and enjoy a quiet moment away from your busy day as your stylist creates the look for you and teaches you how to maintain your new look with the right products and tools.
If you are in search of a truly rewarding salon experience, we would be honored to have you as our guest.
Zomalia or Zee (as we call call her) was born in Springfield, Massachusetts and graduated with her diploma in Cosmetology at Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School in 2012. She began her career at Shear Xtreme Salon and has continued to work closely with the owner, Barbara for several years. She has developed many new skills to help her be not only a successful stylist but a very creative one. Her passion for beauty is illustrated by just walking in the salon from her hair to her smile to her fashion sense and in her nature. Simply a joy. Setting a trend for beauty is what Zomalia strives for. Her desire to continue advanced education consists of attending various hair shows which help her achieve a new level to her expertise. Her specialty is curly hair because she wears it, has it, and loves it. She can help show you ways to control it, flaunt it and even smooth it. Certified in Thermafuse F450 smoothing treatments and various conditioning treatments, Zomalia can share with you some of her secrets to those curls. Zomalia is a member of the Artistic Design team creating beautiful bridal, photo shoot ready and special occasion hair. During her free time, Zomalia loves car shows, fixing up her hotrod, taking long drives with her companion and spending time with family and friends.
CONSULT with your Stylist.
Lindsey Joy Blount
Lindsey was born in Western Massachusetts and has lived in Northampton since 2000 and is a graduate from Brio Academy. As a stylist, she enjoys employing her unique vision to help bring out the natural, inimitable beauty in others. Lindsey gains her inspiration from keeping up on current trends, without losing the influence of vintage styles. In the salon, she specializes in creative cutting by implementing advanced techniques such as: razor, texturizing, dry cutting and more. Each cut is precisely made for the individual. Hair coloring takes on new dimensions when she utilizes her Paul Mitchell Color training and in salon seminars as well. From balayage, to ombre, contouring and current trends to traditional color application, Lindsey can create the perfect shade for you. Certified in Thermafuse F450 Amino Acid smoothing treatments and GK Hair-The Best, she can smooth those frizzed curls and tame your hair with incredible shine. Facial waxing, a natural and organic facial with gentle massage, eyebrow shaping, make up application from casual to bridal to costume, and our natural nail services are just a few of the newest services offered at the salon. She is part of the Artistic Design team creating beautiful bridal, photo shoot ready, special occasion hair and make-up applications. Also, as an Ava Anderson Non Toxic consultant she can teach you ways to live a toxic free lifestyle. In her spare time, she enjoys jewelry making, movie watching, thrift store shopping and spending time with her cat, Sadie.
Our "Consult * Create * Craft" concept is reflected in our skills of listening, technical execution and creativity.
Our stylists are dedicated to continuing education and excellent service.