Best of Boston

2010 Best Hair Colorist, Brunette

Billy Daskowski, Will Charles Salon

When sitting in a colorist’s seat, we often feel like a disembodied head of hair. The colorist distractedly feels up our tresses, divines what’s needed, then vanishes to conjure up a mystery hue. That’s never the case at Will Charles, a low-hype establishment on Newbury Street where Daskowski approaches his work with the mind of a shrink: He wants to know how you and your locks are getting along. He’ll then deliver a thoughtful report on the status of your relationship, and provide counsel on where you two could find happiness together.

11 Newbury St., Boston, 617-375-0002,