BEAUTY

The 7 Best Hair Colorists in New York City


Wondering where to go in New York for stunning, natural-looking highlights? W‘s editors rely on the best hair colorists in NYC for their shiny locks. Whether you want partial highlights, full highlights or balayage, you’ll find the best of the best on this list. Discover the masters of hair color working at the Serge Normant Salon, Alessandro Mangerina Salon, Nunzio Saviano, the John Barrett Salon, Suite Caroline, Suite 303, and Takamichi Hair.

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Gina Gilbert at the Downtown Serge Normant{: rel=nofollow}

“Gina Gilbert gives the best butter blonde in New York, hands down. Bonus points for being the most chill person, ever.” – Jane Larkworthy, Beauty Director

Cost: Partial highlights begin at $350; full highlights begin at $400

Location: 336 west 23rd St., New York, NY

Phone: 212.879.1000

Hours: Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Alessandro Mangerini at Alessandro Mangerini Salon{: rel=nofollow}

“For the best balayage in NYC, I head to Alessandro Mangerini’s chair. I love the beautiful, subtle balayage highlights she paints on. They always look natural and effortless.” – Vanessa Lawrence, Features Writer

Cost: Single process color with hairline balayage begins at $210

Location: 601 Madison Avenue, 6th Floor, New York, NY

Phone: 212.486.2111

Hours: Monday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Stephanie Brown at Nunzio Saviano{: rel=nofollow}

“Sometimes I think Stephanie Brown reads my mind: she’s a genius with high and lowlights, and her relaxed personality is infectious. The sunny, airy atmosphere at Nunzio Saviano certainly doesn’t hurt, either.” – Sue Williamson, Digital Editorial Associate

Cost: Highlights beginning at $275

Location: 130 East 65th St., New York, NY

Phone: 212.988.0880

Hours: Monday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Parvin Klein at the John Barrett Salon{: rel=nofollow}

“I don’t have any gray hair yet but when the time comes, I will be heading to Parvin Klein at John Barrett. Her specialty is natural-looking highlights.” – Karla Martinez de Salas, Fashion Market and Accessories Director

Cost: Partial highlights begin at $230; full highlights begin at $500

Location: 754 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

Phone: 212.872.2700

Hours: Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Monday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesday 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Wednesday through Friday 8:30 a.m. t o 8 p.m.; Friday 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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Mauricio Bermudez at Suite Caroline{: rel=nofollow}

“I’ve been seeing Mauricio for highlights for a few years now and I’m totally hooked. His painting technique delivers super natural results.” – Nora Milch, Accessories Editor

Cost: Highlights begin at $400

Location: 65 Greene Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY

Phone: 212.431.4400

Hours: Tuesday through Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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April Barton at Suite 303{: rel=nofollow}

“April Barton is a magician with color. No matter what I do to myself, she is able to make everything blend again.” – Kat Herriman, Digital Editorial Assistant

Cost: Highlights begin at $500

Location: 7 Bond St., New York, NY

Phone: 212.633.1011

Hours: Tuesday through Friday 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Sarah Spratt at Takamichi Hair{: rel=nofollow}

“I’ve been on a year-long hunt to find a colorist who make my highlights look truly blended—I’m hypersensitive to the slightest stripey-ness. The secret to my dream blonde lies in the hands of the very funny, very tasteful Sarah Spratt.” – Katie Becker, Beauty Editor

Cost: Partial highlights begin at $280; full highlights begin at $380

Location: 263 Bowery St., Second Floor, New York, NY

Phone: 212.420.7979

Hours: Tuesday through Friday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.