Best of Boston

Best Salon

2019 Best Salon, South

Rectify Barbershop & Beauty Alcove

After amassing a loyal following at Love and Mercy salon in Boston, Dayna Gamba and her wife, Shalyn, a brow expert, have struck out on [...] read more»
2019 Best Salon, West

Sky Salon

Elizabeth Smith to the rescue: When we rang needing immediate attention for our graying tresses, the stylist fit us in the next day—and matched our [...] read more»
2018 Best Salon, South

Inde Salon & Skincare

Already a sunny, charming spot with talented stylists and aestheticians, Inde recently expanded both its space and its team, cementing its status as a beauty [...] read more»
2018 Best Salon, North


There are full-service salons, and then there’s Interlocks. Offering sharp cuts and color, massages and mani-pedis, and services just for the guys (chest waxes, purifying [...] read more»
2018 Best Salon, West


Shutterbug and makeup artist extraordinaire Rachael Rubin has relocated her industrial-chic salon/photo studio concept to an 11,000-square-foot location in the same loft building, adding a [...] read more»
2017 Best Salon, West

Moxie Salon

After one look at our tired tresses, bubbly owner Kerry Zirpolo proposed an action plan (permanent dye, low-maintenance lob) that made us feel understood, not [...] read more»
2017 Best Salon, South

Inde Salon & Skincare

Come for an expert cut and color, stay for the waxing, spray tan, and facial services at this full-service Quincy salon, situated in the first [...] read more»
2017 Best Salon, North

M. Lekkakos

A recent overhaul left the North Shore's friendliest salon even better than before, with an interior facelift and a menu of new spa offerings. Come [...] read more»
2016 Best Salon, South

Beehive the Salon

Whether you’re looking for a pastel-pink ombré that fades just so or you need help with a few pesky grays, these ladies listen well and [...] read more»
2016 Best Salon, West


Newton Highlands
This 45-year-old local hair empire has expanded over the decades, launching its own product line, opening several satellite locations, and cultivating a strong media and [...] read more»
2016 Best Salon, North

Kyla Salon

Don’t ask Cape Ann’s well-coiffed denizens about Heather Murray’s Gloucester salon, a modern space that belies its charming Victorian exterior. Everyone wants to keep the [...] read more»
2015 Best Salon, North


Interlocks owner Ginny Eramo's Newburyport salon is known for producing trendy men's styles, vibrant color for graying locks, and expert extensions. That's because Interlocks has [...] read more»
2015 Best Salon, West

The Parlor Salon and Apothecary

Wellesley Hills
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 [...] read more»
2015 Best Salon, South


Verde may call itself "earth-friendly" (they recycle almost everything, use paraben-free hair products and organic color, and even compost), but the salon is anything but [...] read more»
2014 Best Salon, North

Indra Salon

Cut, color, wax, polish, massage—this sleek hideaway can do it all, whether you’re looking for a simple blowout for your next dinner party or a [...] read more»