Best of Boston

1998 Best Hair Salon, Urban

City Salon

Huge second-floor bay windows and sky-blue walls make you feel like you’re floating int he clouds as your cranium is massaged with soothing-scented liquids. The walls are lined with works by local artists, and the eight barber chairs are spaced comfortably apart in an airy room. But best of all is the zero-attitude, down-to-earth mentality of the stylists. No hippier-than-thou hair bullies here. The staff is friendly and helpful— co-owner Jeffrey cheerfully washes clients’ hair; stylish Tonya volunteers techniques for blow-drying tresses to perfection at home.

118 Newbury St., Boston, 617-236-4990,