Best of Boston

1979 Best Hairstyling

Gino Ruotolo

Ruotolo’s specialty is the permanent, and his price—starting at thirty-five dollars—makes it one of the better buys in town. Ruotolo is based in Cambridge at Gino-Parracchiere, 20 Holyoke St., and explains, “Before we do a permanent, we analyze the hair. Can it take a perm or not? We want to pass a good judgment, the most honest judgment. If the perm looks good, that’s good for us.”

Gino-Parracchiere, 20 Holyoke St., Cambridge,