Best of Boston

BEST Women's Haircut

2016 BEST Women's Haircut

Chuck Bass, Pini Swissa Salon


We came to Bass with a three-month-old haircut on the fritz. His diagnosis? Too heavy, especially around the shoulders. Within 60 seconds the stylist had devised a surgical plan: longer in the front, with flattering layers in the back. And… read more»

2013 BEST Women's Haircut

Chuck Bass, Jean-Pierre Salon


Chuck Bass isn’t fond of small talk (so don’t even try to land any Gossip Girl jokes). Sure, there’ll be the usual banter about what you’re looking for in a trim, but as soon as he lifts the scissors, he’ll… read more»

2012 BEST Women's Haircut

Salon Eva Michelle


Want a style that stops traffic? Book an appointment with Eva Mustafai. She handles her scissors with race-car-driver precision, and will find a cut that flatters your face and has lift and movement. read more»

2007 BEST Women's Haircut, Inexpensive

Miss Laura’s

Jamaica Plain

This prewar-era salon looks 100 percent retro, and it’s still favored among J.P. lifers in need of pre-church primping. But younger clients with far more cool than cash flock here, too, for edgy styles from a smart, bracingly sardonic staff. read more»

2007 BEST Women's Haircut, Moderate

Darren Le


Le considers himself, as he puts it, a teaching artist. That means a snip session with this rising star will not only rock your locks, but also leave you a wiz at recreating the Le-styled look in the weeks to… read more»

2007 BEST Women's Haircut, Expensive

John Centofanti, Vidal Sassoon


You know that girl: long, come-hither layers one month, a punky shag the next, then a pert pixie, and so on. Never the same cut, always amazing results. We know that girl, too, and she swears allegiance to this “damn… read more»

2007 BEST Women's Haircut, High-End

Jeffrey Dauksevich, Umi Salon


When Dauksevich debuted his $300 fee in January, the priciest cut on Newbury, loyal clients barely batted an eye. They know they’ll get his full attention, be it for a hair makeover or just a trim—and they know that’s worth… read more»

2002 BEST Women's Haircut

Claudete Rizzotto, Beaucáge Salon


From Gisele’s bangs to gravity-defying J.Lo locks, nothing is too weighty a request for Brazilian-born Claudete Rizzotto. Her exacting cuts can run from high volume to low maintenance, all according to a client’s whim. Rizzotto takes her time, meticulously training… read more»

2001 BEST Women's Haircut

Marisa DeMarco, Salon Mario Russo


Finally: a hairdresser who actually listens to your requests and delivers. DeMarco stays away from a on-ecut-suits-all technique, preferring to update your look gradually without any sudden, drastic changes. Based in the Louis Boston location of Salon Mario Russo, she’s… read more»

2000 BEST Women's Haircut

Gary Croteau, Salon Mario Russo


“Do you want to stand out from the crowd or do you want to blend in?” asks Croteau. But don’t fret that Croteau will cut your locks into an impossible-to-recreate ‘do. His M.O. is all about keeping hair fresh, modern,… read more»