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BEST Haircut

2014 BEST Haircut, Men's

The Green Room


Tucked away on a quiet Beacon Hill side street, the Green Room is the perfect spot for anyone yearning for a sharp cut, but desperate to avoid the Newbury Street traffic. With just a single chair, Jessica Dill offers her… read more »

2014 BEST Haircut, Women's

Michelle Lee, Salon Eva Michelle


When we showed Michelle Lee our hair inspiration—a shot of actress Kate Mara’s chic and shaggy shoulder-length bob—she nodded knowingly and got to work. As she snipped, she explained that razor-cutting the ends would create a perfectly imperfect base for… read more »

2011 BEST Haircut, Women's

Brian Rand, Trephin


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


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


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, $100 and Under


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

Henry Canas, Emerge by Giuliano


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

James Joseph Studio


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

Jeffrey Dauksevich, Umi Salon


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 »

2006 BEST Haircut, $200 and Over

Mario Russo


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 »