Best of Boston

BEST Haircut, Women's

2014 BEST Haircut, Women's

Michelle Lee, Salon Eva Michelle

Boston

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

Boston

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 »

2005 BEST Haircut, Women's

Patrick McGinley, Vidal Sassoon Salon

Boston

Patrick McGinley knows women’s hair. The longtime creative director of Vidal Sassoon on upper Newbury Street has an instinct for sculpting even the most hard-to-manage hair into superior shape. With his slight southern drawl and intense aquamarine eyes, McGinley exudes… read more »

2004 BEST Haircut, Women's

Dirk Diegel, Vidal Sassoon

Boston

It takes time for a hairstylist to earn your trust—time that is measured in inch-long increments. Dirk Diegel instantly inspires confidence with his careful, studied, and razor-sharp cutting skills. Trained at Vidal Sassoon in Germany (which explains the accent and… read more »

2003 BEST Haircut, Women's

Dean Boudreau, Beaucage Salon

Boston

Balancing flattery with innovation isn’t easy in the hair world: Too many stylists lean toward either ho-hum cuts that bring out a client’s best features or edgy numbers that make their customers look like punks—or hedges. Which is what makes… read more »