Best of Boston

2003 Best Hair Colorist, Corrective

Antonio Vitale, Studio for Hair

Let the Newbury Street bigwigs battle it out for the spotlight. Color virtuoso Antonio Vitale is content to sit back in his humble Kenmore Square studio and fix any of their overzealous fiascoes. Vitale discreetly repairs even the worst mistakes; his eye for natural, flattering color is invariably dead-on. Little wonder, considering that his other career is as an artist. (This summer saw his gallery show of beautiful three-dimensional landscapes). And while there’s nothing abstract about his talent with hair, Vitale brings the same respect for light, color tones, and nature to both of his vocations.

464 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, 617-262-2029,