Best of Boston

2006 Best Hair Salon, West

Kenneth Wildes Salon

These days, salons need more than Kérastase products, a funky soundtrack, and an edgy interior to stand out. Kenneth Wildes sets itself apart with highly trained stylists who spend a full hour on each cut and know how to properly frame a face or fix flyaway layers. Owner Wildes specializes in razored short cuts so distinctive, regulars swear they can spot a ‘Kenny’ a block away.

9 Beacon Pl., Newton, 617-964-2077,