Best of Boston

2002 Best Hair Salon

Salon Mario Russo

As if Mario Russo—coif maestro to everyone who’s anyone—isn’t enough to make this suave salon Newbury Street’s finest, the dream team of stylists with which Russo surrounds himself cements it. With the likes of John Brosnan, who dreams up and delivers spectacular shades of blonde and caramel, and Michelle Hyde, whose impeccable highlights are a natural wonder, it’s no surprise fashion books like Vogue and Allure can’t stop raving about the place. As for Mario himself, his cuts are across-the-board flattering and as classic as they are cutting-edge.

9 Newbury St., 3rd floor, Boston, 617-424-6676,