Best of Boston

Best Blowout

2018 Best Blowout

Marina Melnikova, Zenarose

A round brush, a blow dryer, and a flat iron are all Marina Melnikova needs to transform even the most shapeless and tangled of manes [...] read more»
2017 Best Blowout, Low-Cost


Choose from one of nine signature blowouts ($45), then hand yourself over to a professional who will wash, dry, and style your locks into bouncy, [...] read more»
2017 Best Blowout, Luxe

The Green Room

From the moment Jessica Thornton asks her first question—"What do you want your hair to say about you?"—it's clear she genuinely wants you to love [...] read more»
2016 Best Blowout


As blowout bars become as ubiquitous as Starbucks franchises, many have resorted to a formulaic styling process: wash, dry, and out the door. At Hairo, [...] read more»
2015 Best Blowout


Why fight your tresses when a professional can do it while you sip a latte? At Drybar, highly skilled hair wranglers create polished manes regardless [...] read more»
2013 Best Blowout

Bradley & Diegel Salon

We've visited those trendy blowout bars, but found that pointing to a menu to order a hairstyle—not to mention being swiftly herded from sink to [...] read more»
2012 Best Blowout

Jeffrey Lyle Salon

After one too many blowouts left us looking like a Dallas cast member, we were ready to throw in the (salon) towel. Then came Tim [...] read more»
2011 Best Blowout

Marisa Marino, Stilisti

Call her the Cesar Millan of hair: With her big round brush and expertly wielded blow dryer, Stilisti owner Marisa Marino has no equal in [...] read more»
2010 Best Blowout

Bradley & Diegel

How would you like your blowout today: sleek and long or Barbarella-style bouncy? Of all the stylists we visited, this was the only one to [...] read more»
2009 Best Blowout

Jason Burke

In Burke's hands, a round brush is a magic wand. With it, he could do evil (a pageant bouffant, perhaps?), but he inevitably chooses to [...] read more»
2008 Best Blowout

Sean Kavanagh, Shag

South Boston
Underneath all those tattoos and piercings is a man deeply committed to hair. Kavanagh combs, coddles, and coerces your strands to suit any occasion, with [...] read more»
2002 Best Blowout

Jennifer Racioppi, Salon Luiz

There are three secrets to truly great straightening: patience, persistence, and—the deciding factor for many—convenience. What good is a perfect styling when you have to [...] read more»
2000 Best Blowout

Beatriz Comacho, Hair F/X Studio

Important client in town? Anniversary dinner at a fancy restaurant? Job interview? For those occasions when it's important to have your hair looking just right, [...] read more»
1999 Best Blowout

Beatriz Camacho, Hair FX Studio

This fairy godmother carries a hair dryer instead of a wand. Betty will blow away any bad hair day, turning you sleek when you're frizzy, [...] read more»