Best of Boston

BEST Hair Salon

2013 BEST Hair Salon

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 sleek new space with floor-to-ceiling windows is a stunner, and… 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 uses his magic scissorhands to cut your hair based on… 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 you’ve left the chair. And with an adjacent full spa,… 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 proprietary line of curl enhancers, shine sprays, and styling gels,… 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, pretension, and sneaky upsells, eliminating the usual hair-raising salon drama…. 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 gorgeous style to fit her taste, and gets a respite… 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 — but more important, we left feeling fab after a stylist… 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 a resounding yes. The stylists strike the delicate balance between… 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 disastrous ‘dos into compliment-earning manes, all while greeting every client… 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 make it look easy. It’s the rare salon that draws… read more»