Best of Boston

2002 Best Haircut, West

Leon & Co.

You’d expect to find a kindly gardener and art collector holed up in Belmont. But a jet-setting hair- and fashion-industry giant? In Leon de Magistris, they’re one and the same. Between chopping models’ locks in Italy (where the revered Tocco Magico has named deMagistris its U.S. artistic director) and jaunts to New York to teach other stylists the latest cuts, de Magistris still finds time to keep everyone in his quiet, close-knit suburb trimmed and styled to perfection.

84 Leonard St., Belmont, 617-484-4777,