4 Old South Street, Northampton, MA 01060

(413) 586-8348

Shear Xtreme



Shear Xtreme offers a full array of services for everyone and every occasion. There's much to see here. So, take your time, look around, and learn all there is to know about us and the wide variety of services we offer in our Northampton salon.

About Me


Barbara Paulo

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 in Northampton that would exceed all my clients’ expectations of a visit to a hair salon. By creating an atmosphere where each client would feel welcomed, pampered and genuinely cared for and where fellow local hair 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. and allows us to create truly unique hair design.
Our salon offers an array of services. 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.