Best of Boston

Best Hair Colorist

2017 Best Hair Colorist

Patrice Vinci, Patrice Vinci Salon

Boston
Patrice Vinci is the beauty fairy godmother you never knew you needed. With an old-school Boston accent and gorgeous golden tresses of her own, the […] read more»
2016 Best Hair Colorist

Amanda Johnson, Mario Russo

Boston
There are two kinds of colorists: those who will do your bidding, no matter how ill advised, and those who will save you from yourself. […] read more»
2015 Best Hair Colorist, Blond

Kelly Gardner, Moxie Salon

Belmont
Kelly Gardner has an eye for contrast, tone, and depth, with a particular fluency in the art of foiling—super up-close and personal with the root, […] read more»
2015 Best Hair Colorist, Brunette

Rachel Graham, the Loft Salon

Boston
Trained by color superstar Michael Albor, Rachel Graham has earned her stripes through intensive off-site workshops and time spent crafting the proper hues for Boston’s […] read more»
2015 Best Hair Colorist, Red

Grace McGinley, Marc Harris

Boston
Grace McGinley’s talents are rare indeed—so rare that those blessed with scarlet locks seek out her prowess with the fussiest of hues. McGinley splits her […] read more»
2014 Best Hair Colorist, Blond

Megan Graham, Megan Graham Beauty

Boston
How many ways can you say blond? By our count, Graham’s lexicon has a few extra pages, given her way with color. For years, Graham […] read more»
2014 Best Hair Colorist, Brunette

Michael Albor, The Loft Salon

Boston
Warm, natural, and beautifully blended—that’s the work of Michael Albor, a true color artist. Every time we emerge from his salon, we receive a slew […] read more»
2014 Best Hair Colorist, Red

Grace Burke McGinley, Marc Harris Salon

Boston
Red is the most volatile of colors—it varies widely from head to head, and fades faster than a Snapchat message. Those who can harness its […] read more»
2013 Best Hair Colorist, Blonde

Nina Ganci, Trephin

Boston
Nina Ganci will not judge you for being a lazy blonde, even if your year-old highlights are brassy and now fall somewhere in line with […] read more»
2013 Best Hair Colorist, Brunette

Michael Albor, The Loft

Boston
When you’re clearly a brunette—by coloring, heritage, and attitude—why do so many Boston stylists pressure you to go blond? The one man who gets brown […] read more»
2012 Best Hair Colorist, Blond

Megan Graham Beauty

Boston
We’re so over marathon trips to techno-salon palaces where we’re given just enough attention to warrant an overpriced coloring. Which is why we now place […] read more»
2012 Best Hair Colorist, Brunette

The Loft Salon and Day Spa

Boston
Michael Albor approached our box-dyed, peppered-with-gray mop with a single question: What was your hair’s hue in grade school? Three hours later, this miracle worker […] read more»
2011 Best Hair Colorist, Brunette

Patrice Vinci, Patrice Vinci Salon

Boston
Even before those grays started infiltrating our chestnut locks, we discovered Vinci’s gift for color enhancement. Following our mirror-side chat, she conjured up the ideal […] read more»
2011 Best Hair Colorist, Blond

Gary Croteau, Salon Mario Russo at Fan Pier

Boston
If you’re looking to keep your root touchups on the QT, Mario Russo’s new outpost inside Louis on quiet Fan Pier offers an alternative to […] read more»
2010 Best Hair Colorist, Brunette

Billy Daskowski, Will Charles Salon

Boston
When sitting in a colorist’s seat, we often feel like a disembodied head of hair. The colorist distractedly feels up our tresses, divines what’s needed, […] read more»