Best of Boston

2016 Best Women's Haircut

Chuck Bass, Pini Swissa Salon

We came to Bass with a three-month-old haircut on the fritz. His diagnosis? Too heavy, especially around the shoulders. Within 60 seconds the stylist had devised a surgical plan: longer in the front, with flattering layers in the back. And then he swiftly and quietly went to work, using both wet and dry cutting techniques to sculpt our mane as if it were a statue made of clay. The result: a cut with body, style, and plenty of personality. Bonus: Bass sees clients as early as 6 a.m., so you don’t have to wreck your work day (or fight Newbury Street traffic) for a trim.

18 Newbury St., Boston, 617-312-9668,