Best Hair Salon in Boston


Salon Capri


Salon Capri conquered the suburbs decades ago, so we wondered if its recent move to Newbury Street would feel like a minivan parking in a row of Porsches. But the…Read More

2013 Best Hair Salon, West

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

2013 Best Hair Salon, North



The stylists at Interlocks don’t just cut your hair. They teach you how to maintain the style, and which products to use to keep your tresses looking salon-perfect long after...Read More

2013 Best Hair Salon, South

Makeovers Salon + Spa

South Easton

With 26 styling stations, Makeovers is one of the largest salon/spas in the state—which means you just may be able to snag a last-minute Saturday appointment (amazing!). Co-owner Edward Blum...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

2012 Best Hair Salon

Bradley & Diegel


The meticulous stylists at Bradley & Diegel have a lot to offer—razor-sharp cuts, perfectly placed highlights, soothing shampoos. Unlike at other high-end spots, however, they offer these things sans snobbery,...Read More

2012 Best Hair Salon, North

Spa Ni’joli


At this family-owned salon and spa, you’ll walk out with a stunning, city-chic ‘do for $50 or less. And with babysitting services offered next door at Latitude Sports Club, the...Read More

2012 Best Hair Salon, South

Maxime Salon


Owner Ronit Enos and her team of cheerful stylists take hair very, very seriously. Our initial consultation started off like a therapy session (“Is that what makes you unhappy about...Read More

2011 Best Hair Salon

Bradley & Diegel


What’s your dream hair length? Want more layers? Or maybe a cappuccino? The staff at this salon asks all the right questions, ensuring that each client ends up with a...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

2011 Best Hair Salon, North

Spa NiJoli


We’ll admit we’re skeptical of any salon inside a full-service day spa. Can one place really excel at massages, pedis, and cuts and color? At Spa Ni’Joli, the answer is...Read More

2011 Best Hair Salon, South

Mellie Hair Design


We love a salon with cushy sofas and lemon water, but those details mean nothing if the stylists aren’t hair-care experts. Most Mellie employees have 10-plus years of experience —...Read More

2010 Best Hair Salon, General Excellence

Salon Mario Russo


After 20 years, the Mario Russo flagship still stands in a category all its own. It’s upscale yet down to earth, with a detail-oriented approach to service and stylists who...Read More

2009 Best Hair Salon

Salon Mario Russo


The past year has brought a lot of new life, and drama, to the local salon scene. There was Bradley & Diegel and Patrice Vinci and Kent Newton, to name...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

2009 Best Hair Salon, North



There’s something of an X-Men feel to the staff photo on Indra’s website, and it’s justified: The black-clad stylists lined up like superchic superheroes do, in fact, have serious hair...Read More

2009 Best Hair Salon, South



Charles David may have the dazzling hair-color bar and AZ Studio the highly shoppable product boutique, but Zona’s got the talent, times two. Andrew Zona recently closed his top-notch Hingham...Read More

2008 Best Hair Salon

Mario Russo


It’s smaller, quieter, and more discreet than the flagship at 9 Newbury. All of which works to the benefit of the other Mario Russo salon, tucked away on Louis Boston’s...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

2008 Best Hair Salon, North



The services brochure is more richly designed than most wedding invitations. The décor is a balance of industrial details, chocolate leather, and walls soaked in cool blue-green. Everything about this...Read More

2008 Best Hair Salon, South

AZ Studio


Changing stylists right after you’ve been butchered presents a classic rebound scenario: No matter how well you’re treated, there are nagging trust issues. That is, unless you drag your sorry...Read More

2007 Best Hair Salon, South

Maxime Salon


For years, Maxime has been on the mark with its cuts and color. But the salon’s atmosphere never quite matched its high-end service. That changed when owner Ronit Enos relocated...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

2007 Best Hair Salon, North

Indra Salon


Greeted by strains of club music and stylistas sporting wild chunks of hair color, the Indra newcomer may fear she’s crashing a too-hip party. But this decade-old Aveda salon is...Read More

2007 Best Hair Salon, General Excellence

Umi Salon


Ladies who lunch enjoy infinite luxuries, like separate salons for separate beauty treatments. The rest of us need a full-service place that cuts, dyes, and dries, without a chop-’em-and-charge-’em mentality....Read More

2006 Best Hair Salon, South

AZ Studio


In the market for dramatic highlights? A sprightly pixie look? Long auburn layers? Head (sorry—couldn’t help ourselves!) over to AZ Studio for ultrapersonalized service. The salon also has a fully...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

2006 Best Hair Salon, Cape Cod

Hot Locks

North Falmouth

The Hot Locks staff knows hair—the salon’s been at the mane game for nearly 20 years. Well-trained by co-owner Sonny Rapozo, the seven stylists deliver flattering cuts, natural color, and...Read More

2006 Best Hair Salon, Nantucket



We admit it felt a bit dodgy getting highlights so far from Newbury Street. But our gamble was rewarded. The stylists at the newly renamed JParave (formerly Janeen’s) are professional,...Read More

2006 Best Hair Salon, North

Salon Marc Harris


Inside Marc Harris’s Andover outpost, thirteen skilled stylists give precise cuts, frizz-free blowouts, and subtle color jobs using the newest of products, including Harris’s own vaunted line and more Bumble...Read More

2005 Best Hair Salon, Cut, South

AZ Studio


Talented colorists and stylists, and a well-supplied beauty boutique (with products from Shu Uemura, Kérastase, Sue Devitt, and Red Flower, among others), guarantee that you will leave the new AZ...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

2005 Best Hair Salon, North

Curio Salon

North Reading

Glitzy and ritzy salons can’t guarantee fabulous hair care. Sometimes the best service and sharpest styles come from unexpected gems like Curio. This North Reading spot gets our thumbs-up for...Read More

2005 Best Hair Salon, Cape Cod

Bellezza Day Spa


Chances are you’ll enjoy your every minute at the newly relocated and expanded Falmouth Bellezza spa. A complimentary cup of tea or relaxing glass of wine precedes a supersoothing head...Read More

2005 Best Hair Salon, Nantucket

Angel Hair


Ann Fitzgerald at Angel Hair gets it, that “it” being the uncanny ability to cut, style, and color a variety of hair—long, short, curly, straight, light, or dark. Best of all,...Read More

2005 Best Hair Salon, Color, South

Maxime Salon


Nothing disappoints like a colorist who listens to your needs, then executes an entirely different shade. Swear off such nasty surprises by enlisting Ronit Enos to help your hair. Her...Read More

2004 Best Hair Salon, South

Maxime Salon & Day Spa


For too long, having great hair has meant one thing: going to a salon in the city. No longer. The team at Maxime’s has perfected hair colors that can hit...Read More

2004 Best Hair Salon



Rarely is a salon so valued its devotees whisper its name like a password. That’s the case with Umi, and no wonder. Owner Jeffrey Dauksevich approaches the craft of the...Read More

2004 Best Hair Salon, North

Interlocks Salon and Day Spa


There’s very little on the cutting edge of hairstyling that hasn’t made its way up north, thanks to Interlocks. This full-service salon and day spa may have a small-town feel,...Read More

2003 Best Hair Salon, South

Andrew Zona Studio


It’s not just that stylists here can take your hair from bed head to pin-straight in a friendly flash—though that would certainly be enough. Nor is it only that you’ll...Read More

2003 Best Hair Salon

Salon Mario Russo


Even if this nationally lauded salon relied only on the coifing talents of Russo himself, it could top our list. But with the same perfectionist style and daring he brings...Read More

2003 Best Hair Salon, North

Interlocks Salon & Day Spa


These stylists just might be more obsessed with your hair than you are. Blowouts, cuts, color—you name it, they’ll do it, and do it well. The Interlocks team of 15...Read More

2002 Best Hair Salon, South



This intimate, two-floor spa and salon has brought top-of-the-line pampering and international luxuries to the South Shore. A cozy downstairs hair center turns heads with excellent highlights, while the candlelit...Read More

2002 Best Hair Salon

Salon Mario Russo


As if Mario Russo—coif maestro to everyone who’s anyone—isn’t enough to make this suave salon Newbury Street’s finest, the dream team of stylists with which Russo surrounds himself cements it....Read More

2002 Best Hair Salon, North

Andrew Michaels Salon & Spa


Natural light pours through this flat-out gorgeous house of beauty, converted from an early 20th-century library into a world-class spa and salon. In the copper-beamed mezzanine color areas, Andrew Micahels...Read More

2001 Best Hair Salon

Vidal Sassoon


Still think Vidal Sassoon is about those cheesy ’80s commercials? Not anymore. This international house has spearheaded trend after trend, and the Boston branch is particularly blessed with a dream...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

2000 Best Hair Salon

James Joseph Salon


Gushing is not usually our style, but in the case of William George’s smart Newbury Street salon, we can’t help but go on. Men and women alike will feel comfortable...Read More

1999 Best Hair Salon, Special Occasion

Cal Dellaria

Why not get the same treatment as the models she styles for photo shoots? Cal can transform you for the big event, whether it’s a graceful style for flowing hair...Read More

1999 Best Hair Salon, Neighborhood

Salon Capri

Hyde Park

Owners Gina and Nicholas Penna and their son and daughter invest their Hyde Park salon with the warmth of a neighborhood bodega, but don’t be fooled by the absence of...Read More

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