Best of Boston

BEST Haircut

2011 BEST Haircut, Women's

Brian Rand, Trephin

Boston

There are stylists whose names are plastered on salon windows. There are stylists who charge $400 a cut. And then there’s the quietly brilliant Rand, who takes a good, long look at your face, runs his fingers through your tresses,… read more»

2011 BEST Haircut, Men's

Chuck Bass Jean Pierre Salon

Boston

A scissoring from Bass doesn’t come cheap (expect to drop a C-note on a session), but you’ll finally get what you need in a haircut, as opposed to those one-size-fits-all quickies available elsewhere. Bass first scrupulously studies your hair, then… read more»

2009 BEST Haircut, Affordable

Kashmir – Viselli Santoro Salon

Boston

Delivering a stylish scissoring and blow-dry in under an hour, one-name-wonder Kashmir is adept at making chair-side chitchat, which puts her clients quickly at ease. At less than 60 bucks a session, their wallets feel much the same way. read more»

2006 BEST Haircut, $200 and Over
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Mario Russo

Boston

You have to be either supremely talented or obscenely arrogant to charge $225 for a mere coiffure. Mario Russo is the former. The proof? He’s been snipping and shaping some of Boston’s pickiest VIPs for more than 20 years. read more»

2006 BEST Haircut, $200 and Under
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Salon Marc Harris

Boston

Have a spare $125 and need a new do? Marc Harris’s adroitly angled razor cuts are the sharpest in town. An updated, more sophisticated look—one that actually accentuates your face’s particular shap—is always money well spent. read more»

2006 BEST Haircut, $100 and Under
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Shag

South Boston

Don’t be scared off by his talk of ‘rock star’ style. Shag owner Sandy Poirier may specialize in edgy layers, but his $70 cut can be whatever you want it to be: classic, over-the-top, or funked-out chic. read more»

2006 BEST Haircut, Men's
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Henry Canas, Emerge by Giuliano

Boston

On its third floor, Emerge has a men-only area where male patrons can get a classic barber’s haircut and shave, massage, or mani-pedi in unblushing privacy. We were just as at ease in the coed salon one level below, where… read more»

2006 BEST Haircut, $50 and Under
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James Joseph Studio

Boston

Thanks to James Joseph’s new little sister, an affordable Newbury salon finally exists. Cuts start at $40, but it’s worth springing for Michelle Lee’s $50 stylings—they often outshine her neighbors’ more expensive handiwork. read more»

2006 BEST Haircut, Women's
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Jeffrey Dauksevich, Umi Salon

Boston

Jeffrey Dauksevich wants to take control of your hair. Here’s why you should let him: Drawing on his two decades of experience, he still gives you the cut you really want, not the one ;he thinks you should try (in… read more»

2005 BEST Haircut, Men's

Sandy Poirier, Shag

South Boston

Some say you should never trust a bald barber, but there’s an exception to every rule. Poirier, the tonsured and tattooed owner of this year-old salon in South Boston, is ours. He uses a straight razor and skills acquired during… read more»