Best of Boston

BEST Hair Colorist

2002 BEST Hair Colorist, Corrective

Antonio Vitale, Studio for Hair


When the avant-garde salons of Newbury Street mistake overzealousness for creativity, only one man can come to the rescue: Antonio Vitale. You won’t find posh ambiance here; Vitale revels in his tiny Kenmore Square studio’s perfunctory décor and pretense-free atmosphere…. read more»

2000 BEST Hair Colorist

Ronnie Sullivan, True Colours


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


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


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


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


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


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»

1992 BEST Hair Colorist, Men's

Tint Elations


Annie Frisoli’s small, out-of-the-way shop is perfect for men who want to hide their face as well as their roots. read more»