Best of Boston

2003 Best Haircut, Women's

Dean Boudreau, Beaucage Salon

Balancing flattery with innovation isn’t easy in the hair world: Too many stylists lean toward either ho-hum cuts that bring out a client’s best features or edgy numbers that make their customers look like punks—or hedges. Which is what makes Dean Boudreau and his Newbury Street salon a blessing. Boudreau’s understanding of hair, cutting techniques, and all-around good taste keep his patrons looking up to date, but pretty. He’s full of tips for getting the most from hair products, and his laid-back conversation takes the anxiety out of getting even the most daring ‘do.

71 Newbury St., Boston, 617-437-7171,