2008 BEST Hairstylist, Men's $$$
Dirk Diegel, Bradley & Diegel
The alliterative name practically begs for a Boogie Nights allusion, but that strikes us as just a little too easy. There’s probably also a You Don’t Mess with the Zohan joke to be made here, perhaps something playing off the no-nonsense demeanor, the accented repartee, the military precision of the scissor work—or anyway there would be if we’d seen Zohan, which we haven’t, since we’re waiting for it to be released to On Demand, allowing us to watch it without risk of running into someone we know. So instead we’ll praise the German-born Diegel (a standout at Vidal Sassoon before cofounding his own Newbury Street outfit this summer) with a different pop culture reference: After 45 minutes in his chair, we walked out looking like George Clooney. If only from the scalp up.