Best Hair Salon, West in Boston


Naz Kupelian Salon


The talented stylists here give you exactly the cut you need (and maybe never even knew you wanted)—one with shape, body, and texture in all the right places. The salon’s…Read More

2012 Best Hair Salon, West



Co-owner Nicholas Penna Jr. and his family, along with their team of stylists, have cultivated a loyal following among suburban celebs for their sharp cuts, proprietary product line, and considerate…Read More

2011 Best Hair Salon, West


Newton Highlands

A session in these salon chairs is like a friendly, relaxing chat…that just so happens to leave you perfectly snipped and highlighted. Owner Nicholas Penna Jr., in particular, transforms even…Read More

2009 Best Hair Salon, West

I.D. Salon


We stumbled into this much-buzzed-about salon as the worst of our possible client selves—no appointment, unwashed hair under a ballcap, jittery with caffeine—and were frankly blown away. They graciously squeezed…Read More

2008 Best Hair Salon, West



Three decades in the biz and not a whiff of mustiness about Salon Capri, where a phalanx of Penna family members (who also run a Hyde Park location) and their…Read More

2007 Best Hair Salon, West


Newton Centre

If you’re after Newbury Street panache minus the hassle of driving in from the ‘burbs, Fia has the experts on staff and swank products in stock to deliver the goods….Read More

2006 Best Hair Salon, West

Kenneth Wildes Salon


These days, salons need more than Kérastase products, a funky soundtrack, and an edgy interior to stand out. Kenneth Wildes sets itself apart with highly trained stylists who spend a…Read More

2005 Best Hair Salon, West

Salon Capri

Newton Highlands

Salon Capri offers just the right combination of Newbury Street professionalism and community charm. The clientele—from women of a certain age to ladies who lunch to young moms—is wild about…Read More

2001 Best Hair Salon, West



Blue proves that the term suburban cool need not be an oxymoron. The space’s beautiful and sleek trimmings hint at the industrial, but still manage to welcome and soothe. That…Read More

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