Best of Boston

2003 Best Hairstylist

Robert Desiderio, Daryl Christopher Salon and Day Spa

If you want another boring blowout, go anywhere. But when you need hair that will stop traffic, sit yourself down in Desiderio’s seat. Everything the man does (which includes a mean color if you need it) is creative but tasteful, intricate but seemingly effortless. He gives just the right bounce to shags, pins sleek braided updos with aplomb, and lends curls just the right twist. One of the city’s most outgoing hair wizards, Desi (as he’s known to everyone) listens intently to his clients’ needs, and employs his experience to deliver.

37 Newbury St., Boston, 617-424-0250,