Best of Boston

2000 Best Hair Salon

James Joseph Salon

Gushing is not usually our style, but in the case of William George’s smart Newbury Street salon, we can’t help but go on. Men and women alike will feel comfortable here, because each stylist establishes trust before attempting any ‘do. The unintimidating decor is part of the appeal: blond wood floors, exposed brick walls, and brushed steel furniture provide a pleasing backdrop. Plus, the price range for various services, $16-$175 (haircuts $30-$60), is reasonable, which means that you can and should come often for some low-key pampering.

168 Newbury Street, Boston, 617-266-7222,