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Meet Kimberly Bruno of Kimberly Bruno Salon in Reading

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kimberly Bruno.

Kimberly, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I feel very fortunate to have found a career as a professional hairstylist at a young age. After opening my first hair salon on Newbury Street in 2004, I realized I loved inspiring young stylist and aiding them in their training and career paths. With over 20 years in the professional beauty industry I recently moved from Newbury Street Boston to Main Street Reading to share my philosophy of an eco-friendly salon. I love everything about my industry as well as the effects it has on our environment. I have seen many trends come and go, and by far my favorite is the green revolution currently going on within the industry. I have designed Kimberly Bruno Salon with a simple concept…

I am passionate about creating beauty without compromising the environment, the health of my clients as well as my own health. I believe in work life balance. If I am not 100% how can I then help others? My other passions include spending time with my dog, my family and friends who have become family. My yoga mat helps keep me grounded and I love the feeling after a good run. I love to travel and see new places, and meet new people. I may be in the hair business, but it is the people and the relationships I treasure the most.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
There are always struggles, some greater than others. Finances can get a bit dicey from time to time. But in the long run the balance sheets always seem to work out.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Kimberly Bruno Salon – what should we know?
As a color expert I have been an educator for many of the industries leading hair color companies. Teaching is my way of giving back to an industry which has given so much to me. I would happily color the world beautiful all day, but eventually those lovely locks need a trim too! I have trained internationally in both aspects of hair coloring and hair cutting/styling. I have received the more than occasional compliment at the shampoo bowl. I feel a great hair service starts with a memorable relaxing shampoo.

I am proud to announce Kimberly Bruno Salon is a Certified Green Circle Salon. This comprehensive recycling and sustainability program is the beauty industry’s movement for a positive green change. This means that 85-95% of our salon waste is recycled and/or repurposed, and kept out of our landfills and water ways. As an animal lover I do not promote or use any products that have any history of testing on animals. I have carefully selected professional beauty products containing organic ingredients absolutely cruelty free. All services are provided using quality products containing certified organic ingredients. My philosophy of working with sustainable & cruelty free products will result in a more beautiful tomorrow.

I hope to inspire and teach my clients the importance of knowing what ingredients are in their beauty products. Changes today can help us all live a healthier future.

Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
As a hairdresser it is very important for me to listen to the needs and desires of my clients. Conducting a thorough consultation with each and every guest allows us both to be on the same page. This is where communication skills are very important. I try not to give my guest unrealistic expectations and I am honest with them if I think their desired look is not best for them. I want my guests to be comfortable during their visit with everything they experience while they are under my care.

I hope to inspire my guest to make simple green choices in their day to day activities, or inspire them to simply become a better person. I enjoy doing fundraisers, usually cut a thons, to help out various charities. I believe in doing good, and good comes back to you.


  • Haircuts $55-$75
  • Hair color start @ $75
  • Highlights start @ $110
  • Formal Hair styling @ $85

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1 Comment

  1. Betty

    April 5, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    Amazing person with a fabulous salon. I always get compliments on my hair thanks to kimberly.

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