Best of Boston

BEST Hairstylist

2014 BEST Hairstylist, Wedding

Darren Le

If a bad hair day can ruin an ordinary weekday, imagine the havoc a follicular faux pas could wreak on your wedding day. Enter Darren Le. The Mizu stylist, who turns out romantic updos and sleek chignons with aplomb, consults… read more»

2013 BEST Hairstylist, Wedding

Lindsay Griffin

Somerville

Attention preppy brides, retro brides, downtown brides, and every bride in between: The special-event stylist Lindsay Griffin has the updo for your “I do”s. An alum of North End and Newbury Street salons, Griffin specializes in natural, modern looks that… read more»

2012 BEST Hairstylist, Wedding

Kristen Moshiek

Hairstyling vet Kristen Moshiek, formerly of Newbury Street’s Beaucage, has ventured out on her own to focus on bridal ‘dos. With a portfolio filled with wavy, romantic looks and sophisticated updos — not to mention a willingness to travel anywhere… read more»

2009 BEST Hairstylist, Women's
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Dirk Diegel, Bradley & Diegel

Boston

Chatty, Diegel is not. Instead, this polite, German-born stylist, who has mastered hair of all lengths and textures in his dozen-plus years on the strip, lets his sharp cuts speak for themselves (though never so loudly he doesn’t listen to… read more»

2009 BEST Hairstylist, Men's
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Johanna Lane, G2O Spa & Salon

Boston

There’s nothing wrong with $175 basic trims and stylists who yammer on as if they’re starring in some unscripted Style Network pilot…except for the price and the attitude, that is. For less than 60 bucks, this G2O whiz focuses on… read more»

2008 BEST Hairstylist, Women's $$
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Timmy Quirk, I Soci Salon

Boston

The Newbury veteran combines a metalhead exterior with an endearing madcap streak. He’ll regale you with tales from a recent ski weekend; he’ll require a few ‘namaste’s to calm himself after hearing about your brutal heat-styling addiction; he’ll expound on… read more»

2008 BEST Hairstylist, Men's $$
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Errin Babine, Anita Kurl

Boston

The impressive trick that this South End clipper pulls off is being both thoughtful about her craft (honed by training stints at Dellaria, Vidal Sassoon, and Wella) and creative with it. From doctors and lawyers to musicians and artists, Babine… read more»

2008 BEST Hairstylist, Men's $$$
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Dirk Diegel, Bradley & Diegel

Boston

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… read more»

2008 BEST Hairstylist, Women's $$$
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Jeffrey Dauksevich, Umi Salon

Boston

A consultation with Umi’s often-brusque owner is no glib chatfest. (‘How do you feel? How do you want to feel?’ It’s a bit like going to your shrink.) The brave should still book an appointment, though, knowing they’ll walk out… read more»

2007 BEST Hairstylist, Blowout

Violet Furxhi, Salon Mario Russo

Boston

No post-appointment plans? You’ll be scrambling to make some after a visit to this ego booster/blowout artist extraordinaire. Calling on fierce wattage and killer technique, Furxhi shapes locks into your desired frizz-free configuration, from stick straight to full-on Jessica Simpson—all… read more»