Best of Boston

BEST Haircut, Mens

2016 BEST Haircut, Men's



When it comes to haircuts, men tend to be creatures of routine. Nobody knows this better than Shag’s stylists. As such, they’ve mastered the art of negotiation and will subtly downplay the standard “#3 on the sides, fade in the… read more»

2015 BEST Haircut, Men's

Pini Swissa


Pini Swissa identified our hair dilemma immediately—lose the bulk around the crown that grows in bushy after a week, he advised. This is the man who styles Tom Brady, after all, so he should know. A close fade on the… read more»

2014 BEST Haircut, Men's

The Green Room


Tucked away on a quiet Beacon Hill side street, the Green Room is the perfect spot for anyone yearning for a sharp cut, but desperate to avoid the Newbury Street traffic. With just a single chair, Jessica Dill offers her… read more»

2011 BEST Haircut, Men's

Chuck Bass Jean Pierre Salon


A scissoring from Bass doesn’t come cheap (expect to drop a C-note on a session), but you’ll finally get what you need in a haircut, as opposed to those one-size-fits-all quickies available elsewhere. Bass first scrupulously studies your hair, then… read more»

2006 BEST Haircut, Men's

Henry Canas, Emerge by Giuliano


On its third floor, Emerge has a men-only area where male patrons can get a classic barber’s haircut and shave, massage, or mani-pedi in unblushing privacy. We were just as at ease in the coed salon one level below, where… read more»

2005 BEST Haircut, Men's

Sandy Poirier, Shag

South Boston

Some say you should never trust a bald barber, but there’s an exception to every rule. Poirier, the tonsured and tattooed owner of this year-old salon in South Boston, is ours. He uses a straight razor and skills acquired during… read more»

2004 BEST Haircut, Men's

Frank Xavier, L’Elegance Art et Coiffure


He had it all—his own salon on Newbury Street, even his own line of hair-care products (which are still on offer here)—and gave it up so he could spend more time doing what he loves best: cutting hair. And cut… read more»

2003 BEST Haircut, Men's

Melanie Rokes, Liquid Hair Studios


There are men who prefer to have their locks styled while breathing purified air at a Newbury Street day spa, and there are men willing to roll the dice at the corner barbershop. Then there are the rest of us,… read more»

1998 BEST Haircut, Men's

Tonya Pittman


Tired of waiting, as you have to do at any of the trendier salons in Back Bay where overbooking is a way of life? Tonya treats you like her only appointment of the day. She takes her time and gives… read more»

1996 BEST Haircut, Men's

Eco Centrix


Two floors of hair stylists, with better music and architecture than many Boston dance clubs. Ask for Mark or Steve, South Boston tough guys who’ll talk to you about basketball, hockey, and baldness. Eco Centrix provides all the usual coffee,… read more»