Best of Boston

2011 Best Hair Colorist, Blond

Gary Croteau, Salon Mario Russo at Fan Pier

If you’re looking to keep your root touchups on the QT, Mario Russo’s new outpost inside Louis on quiet Fan Pier offers an alternative to gossipy Newbury Street salons. A better reason to go, however, is Gary Croteau: His sure hand with blond tresses ensures full-bodied color from root to tip, plus sun-kissed highlights that look like the byproduct of a Saint-Tropez getaway.

60 Northern Ave., Boston, 857-350-3139,