Best of Boston

BEST Hair Colorist

2002 BEST Hair Colorist, West

Blue

Lexington

Soothing shades in gray and blue (of course) set the tone at this cool-but-comfortable salon. And color here is indeed the key: Owner Paula Donovan and her diligently trained staff blend cutting-edge systems (Bumble & Bumble is the mainstay) with… read more»

2002 BEST Hair Colorist

Laurel Elliott, Vidal Sassoon

Boston

Laurel Elliott is not the colorist you run to for attitude, style hauteur, or outlandish color statements. The petite and down-to-earth workaholic does strong but natural color that simply makes her clients look like a million bucks. Sure, she’ll do… read more»

2000 BEST Hair Colorist

Ronnie Sullivan, True Colours

Boston

No matter how stressed your tresses, Sullivan can fix them at his new color-only salon in the South End. Brassy blondes and lackluster brunettes alike have all been transformed. Sullivan has even been known to foil short hair (most colorists… read more»

1999 BEST Hair Colorist

Ronnie Sullivan

Anyone who’s been over-processed to a disastrous shade of orange can appreciate Sullivan’s careful approach. He’ll be honest if your chosen color won’t suit you or your hair, and he’ll guide you through highlights, lowlights, and permanent color to find… read more»

1998 BEST Hair Colorist

Steven Doherty

Boston

The man is the patron saint of peroxide. He brings his artistic vision (he’s also a creator of eccentric decorative “wigs” made from leaves, twigs, and pine cones) to every mousy brunette yearning to be bombshell-blond. His chunky foils are… read more»

1997 BEST Hair Colorist

Joanna Howell-Giraud

Boston

While it might seem like a contradiction in terms, colored hair that doesn’t look colored is precisely the effect of a coloring session with Joanna. She does not subscribe to the one-color look but prefers to mix a number of… read more»

1996 BEST Hair Colorist

Roberto Echevarra

Boston

Usually heavily booked, Roberto excels at intricate, hip, time-consuming dye-jobs a la W magazine. read more»

1995 BEST Hair Colorist

Ann at Ecocentrix

Boston

Ann is an artist when it comes to color, creating natural multitoned shades that Mother Nature might have devised, had she not been otherwise occupied. read more»

1995 BEST Hair Colorist, Suburban

Margie at Changes

Chestnut Hill

If the thought of parking on Newbury Street gives you hives, wheel into the lot beside Changes and ask for Margie to turn your bad hair day into something that will have you crowing, “I’m worth it.” Channel 5 newswomen… read more»

1994 BEST Hair Colorist

Geneses Salon

Boston

What better way to cure a case of the drabs than to change your hair color? Whether you want a few streaks or a drastic color change, Geneses colorist Lisa can be trusted to get it right. read more»