Best of Boston

2013 Best Hair Colorist, Brunette

Michael Albor, The Loft

When you’re clearly a brunette—by coloring, heritage, and attitude—why do so many Boston stylists pressure you to go blond? The one man who gets brown in this town is Michael Albor. Wielding all the luscious shades (burnt umber, auburn, bronze), he creates a vibrant palette without a hint of brass. Unfortunately, the secret is out, so if you’re fighting the clock to cover grays, book way (way) in advance.

253 Newbury St., Boston, 617-536-5638,