|Venue name:||Shag Salon|
840 Summer Street
at East First Street
|Opening hours:||Open noon-7pm Tue, Wed, Fri; 1-8pm Thur; 10am-4pm Sat.|
Promising 'rock star haircuts by Sandy Poirier', this hip urban salon in gritty South Boston is a little out of the way, but it's still your best bet for that coveted Joan Jett circa 1982 look. A far cry from the chichi beauty parlors of Newbury Street, Shag has garnered national attention (including fashion magazine spreads and a segment on MTV), and perhaps that's why you can expect to pay so much for a cut. High ceilings, stripped-down decor, and a funky clientele add to the salon's air of relaxed, self-assured cool.