Best of Boston

1997 Best Women's Haircut, Curly

James Peltier

It’s unusual to find a hairdresser who can cut curly hair without reducing one’s twisty, tangling locks to a frizzy puffball. James can handle both of these challenges. Even more unusual, before he turned to his current career, he worked as an auto mechanic and a construction worker. And he rides a Harley. So you can get your hair cut and discuss your carburetor all at once.

Alexanders, 163 Newbury St., Boston, 617-267-1450,