Best of Boston

2007 Best Hair Salon, General Excellence

Umi Salon

Ladies who lunch enjoy infinite luxuries, like separate salons for separate beauty treatments. The rest of us need a full-service place that cuts, dyes, and dries, without a chop-’em-and-charge-’em mentality. At Umi, master stylist Jeffrey Dauksevich and his corps of skinny jean-clad underlings cover everything from trims to up-dos to chemical straightening—even the occasional perm—in a stark, all-white interior that’s surprisingly inviting.

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