Best of Boston

2008 Best Hair Salon

Mario Russo

It’s smaller, quieter, and more discreet than the flagship at 9 Newbury. All of which works to the benefit of the other Mario Russo salon, tucked away on Louis Boston’s third floor. Like Russo himself, who spends Wednesdays here, the close-knit team is as welcoming (even accepting walk-ins if there’s down time) as it is talented: Scalp massages, for instance, are of the same top quality as the highlights. It should be noted that some of Boston’s most particularly coiffed locks—including celebrity chef Ken Oringer’s perfectly messy mop—are maintained here.

Louis Boston, 234 Berkeley St., Boston, 617-830-4508,