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bons 2016 renew winner

PHOTOGRAPH BY Joseph Ferraro?


In these social-media-obsessed times, Paxton is a ghost, with no website or discernible online presence. However, his talent with shears can be seen on some of the most stylish people on the North Shore. Paxton has built the clientele of his minimalist space purely on word-of-mouth—and the wait can climb to two weeks or more, so book ahead, because he doesn’t take walk-ins.

103 Washington St., Salem, 978-744-4102 


Readers’ Choice

Inn Street Barbershop

Count Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives among the fans of this popular shop, which has been proffering great haircuts for nearly a century.

50 Inn St., Newburyport, 978-462-9900; find them on Facebook