James Joseph Salon

Antonino “Nino” Martinez
senior stylist


Senior Stylist Antonino “Nino” Martinez is easily Boston’s best kept secret! Hailing from the Dominican Republic Nino is heavily influenced by Spanish music that compels people to move. In those sultry notes he finds inspiration to “create versatile and sexy styles that look fabulous yet are simple to maintain!” Once a semi-professional baseball player, Nino stepped off the mound when he realized his true calling was in hair. Getting his start in Fort Meyers, FA, he ended up finding his way to Orlo Beauty School in NY, where he graduated. It was in NY that Nino perfected straight-razor cutting (men’s and women’s short cuts) and began his foray into the intricate art of color and color correction. With 8 years of experience and a Master Colorist Board Certification, Nino is no less than an expert in all aspects of color; be it foiling, ombre, multidimensional or in-depth corrections. Also a certified Copolla Keratin Specialist and the holder of licenses in Illinois, New York, Massachusetts and Florida, you’d be hard-pressed to find something that he can’t do! Nino’s warm manner, charming smile and precision skill ensure both that each client feels special and unique while in his chair and also that they’re going to be compelled to do some strutting down Newbury Street once they leave!