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Starting in the Neolithic Age, and even through the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, humans have used trephination — the drilling or scraping of a hole into the human skull — to treat health problems, relieve pressure, or induce euphoria. The latter might be achieved less painfully with a trip to TREPHIN SALON, named after this weird, primordial practice. Steps away from the Park Street T stop, the second-floor salon was opened in 2010 by Moe Smith and Brian Rand — both former stylists at South Boston's Shag — and has quickly gained a dedicated fan base. With dark wood floors under a huge skylight, slick black chairs and custom furniture, plus four experienced stylists, this light, intimate space could fix a pounding headache as quickly as a hair problem.

TREPHIN SALON | 25 Temple Place, Boston | 857.233.2363

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