Best of Boston

2006 Best Hair Colorist, Corrective

Christine Moore, Umi Salon

Ladies, cancel your lunch appointments: Color correction is no 10-minute miracle. Plan to spend at least a few hours in Christine Moore’s chair while she analyzes the look you were going for, and what went horribly wrong; she’ll detail the multi-step repair process, translating enigmatic salon-speak (‘opacity,’ ‘porosity’) into terms you actually understand, before working her hair-repair wonders. The color-removal potion might stink to high heaven, but the brilliantly natural results make it worth every whiff.

75 Newbury St., Boston, 617-247-0770,