Best of Boston

2007 Best Hairstylist, Blowout

Violet Furxhi, Salon Mario Russo

No post-appointment plans? You’ll be scrambling to make some after a visit to this ego booster/blowout artist extraordinaire. Calling on fierce wattage and killer technique, Furxhi shapes locks into your desired frizz-free configuration, from stick straight to full-on Jessica Simpson—all the while complimenting in an exotic growl your “gorgeous,” “hot” new look. One glance in the mirror, and you’ll be hard-pressed to disagree.

9 Newbury St., Boston, 617-424-6676,