Best Blowout in Boston




This was a winner in our 2015 Best of Boston Readers’ Poll. See all the 2015 winners…Read More

2015 Best Blowout



Why fight your tresses when a professional can do it while you sip a latte? At Drybar, highly skilled hair wranglers create polished manes regardless of how their clients looked…Read More

2014 Best Blowout



This was a winner in our 2014 Best of Boston Readers’ Poll. See all the 2014 winners…Read More

2013 Best Blowout

Bradley & Diegel Salon


We’ve visited those trendy blowout bars, but found that pointing to a menu to order a hairstyle—not to mention being swiftly herded from sink to chair and out the door…Read More

2012 Best Blowout

Jeffrey Lyle Salon


After one too many blowouts left us looking like a Dallas cast member, we were ready to throw in the (salon) towel. Then came Tim Robishaw at Jeffrey Lyle, who…Read More

2011 Best Blowout

Marisa Marino, Stilisti


Call her the Cesar Millan of hair: With her big round brush and expertly wielded blow dryer, Stilisti owner Marisa Marino has no equal in commanding our unruly manes to…Read More

2010 Best Blowout

Bradley & Diegel


How would you like your blowout today: sleek and long or Barbarella-style bouncy? Of all the stylists we visited, this was the only one to ask our preference. But that’s…Read More

2009 Best Blowout

Jason Burke


In Burke’s hands, a round brush is a magic wand. With it, he could do evil (a pageant bouffant, perhaps?), but he inevitably chooses to do good: not too big,…Read More

2008 Best Blowout

Sean Kavanagh, Shag

South Boston

Underneath all those tattoos and piercings is a man deeply committed to hair. Kavanagh combs, coddles, and coerces your strands to suit any occasion, with a down-to-earth bonhomie rarely seen…Read More

2002 Best Blowout

Jennifer Racioppi, Salon Luiz


There are three secrets to truly great straightening: patience, persistence, and—the deciding factor for many—convenience. What good is a perfect styling when you have to waste precious hours schlepping around…Read More

2000 Best Blowout

Beatriz Comacho, Hair F/X Studio


Important client in town? Anniversary dinner at a fancy restaurant? Job interview? For those occasions when it’s important to have your hair looking just right, a professional blow-dry session is…Read More

1999 Best Blowout

Beatriz Camacho, Hair FX Studio


This fairy godmother carries a hair dryer instead of a wand. Betty will blow away any bad hair day, turning you sleek when you’re frizzy, and stylish when you’re frumpy…Read More

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