Best of Boston

2002 Best Hair Colorist

Laurel Elliott, Vidal Sassoon

Laurel Elliott is not the colorist you run to for attitude, style hauteur, or outlandish color statements. The petite and down-to-earth workaholic does strong but natural color that simply makes her clients look like a million bucks. Sure, she’ll do cranberry red tints or platinum washes (and do them exceptionally well) if you ask, but her forte lies in both the conception and execution: She knows what looks good (or doesn’t) on everyone, and has the technique and patience to make it all work.

14 Newbury St., Boston, 617-536-5496,