Best of Boston

2003 Best Haircut, Women's, West

Nicholas Penna Jr., Salon Capri

Nicholas Penna’s cuts are like Zac Posen’s best dresses: sharp but with great movement, clasically shaped, flattering, and tinged with modern touches. And like Posen, Penna is full of promise. The 30-year-old has already won the Guillaume Award in Berlin for his styling (putting him in the company of such names as Vidal Sassoon and Anna Sui), and he snips, razors, clevates, and layers like a rock star. Even so, Penna is one of the most laid-back personalities in the Boston style world, so you can count on a refreshing lack of attitude, and a heartening plenitude of talent.

31 Lincoln St., Newton, 617-969-1970,