Best of Boston

1998 Best Haircut, Women's Affordable

Charles Maksou

This man is an artist, sans the temperament problem. But first-timers take note: your hair will be washed and dried before Maksou takes scissors to head. Using the DryCut method favored by stylist John Sahag, Maksou hones in on your best features, offers a complement or two, and designs a cut around them. Best of all, he listens to what you want and takes your lifestyle into account.

HAIR FX Studio, 627 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, 617-266-7030,