Best of Boston

2016 Best Hair Colorist

Amanda Johnson, Mario Russo

There are two kinds of colorists: those who will do your bidding, no matter how ill advised, and those who will save you from yourself. Mario Russo’s Amanda Johnson is the latter. She’ll skillfully steer you away from, say, a ridiculous platinum-blond dye job and offer a far more flattering alternative, whether it’s perfectly even all-over color or subtle highlighting in all the right places.

9 Newbury St., Boston, 617-424-6676,