Best of Boston

2021 Best Women's Haircut

Chuck Bass, Pini Swissa Salon

There are two types of hairstylists in the world: listeners and dictators. Bass is very much the former, taking into account a client’s aspirations and lifestyle to craft the ideal look. That doesn’t mean there’s not a method to his precision cuts: The stylist also examines face proportions and hair type before getting to work, and is a big proponent of living with a new style for a few days, then making adjustments as needed. No wonder so many local notables — including TV anchors — count on him to maintain their magnificent manes.

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