Best of Boston

2015 Best Salon, West

The Parlor Salon and Apothecary

After years spent styling models for fashion weeks in New York, Milan, and Paris, Nikki An-Levi brought her skills to Wellesley Hills, where she now delivers city-chic, face-framing cuts in a fresh, polished space. On a recent visit, An-Levi transformed our dried-out curls into a high-volume, shoulder-length ‘do with beachy waves, walking us through every snip of the scissors and flip of the hairbrush. That attention to detail—not to mention the weekly training sessions she holds for staff—makes even more sense when you consider her background as lead educator at Bumble and Bumble University in New York.

398 Washington St., Wellesley Hills, 781-237-2121,