Natural-looking (read: undetectable) highlights in New York?
August 23, 2008 12:39 PM   Subscribe

So I am a female in my 20s, just moved to NYC, and need to find a top rate hair salon that does natural-looking highlights--which, as all we women know, requires word-of-mouth recommendations. Please, beauty junkie mefites, help!

I have been going to O Salon in DC for years, having my terribly fine, medium brunette hair highlighted to a light brown/dirty blonde shade in tons of microscopic strips for about $250 a pop. The idea is that you can almost not see that it's colored, yadda yadda; there are no streaks. I also enjoy not having to touch them up for 12 weeks if I choose bc they are so subtle.

As any of you ladies who have your hair colored this way know, 98% of salons can't actually do this, despite the reviews they get on Yelp, Allure, etc.

Location, as long as it's within Manhattan, is not an issue. Price <$300 would be preferable.

Thank you much for your suggestions!
posted by pearl228 to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (8 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
I'd check the prices first, but the most stylish women I know swear by Antonio Soddu. The color work always looks natural and his cuts grow out really beautifully. He used to be at Linda Tam, but now he has his own place (pdf). He's also excessively charming, for what it's worth.
posted by Thin Lizzy at 12:55 PM on August 23, 2008


Jeanise @ Xac Anthony Salon in Chelsea does a great job highlighting my very fine hair. People tell me how lucky I am to have natural highlights instead of having to pay for them. Ha. Cuz I paid just over $200. But as you point out, it lasts well.
posted by egret at 1:03 PM on August 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


I know nothing about NYC salons, but balayage is what you're after if you want natural highlights.
posted by goo at 2:04 PM on August 23, 2008


I can recommend Jenna Perritt at Arrojo Studio (Varick St. & King St.). I also have fine, brown hair.
posted by thales at 6:07 AM on August 24, 2008


don't know if they are still there, but when i lived in nyc, i trusted my hair (which is a big deal) to no one but renee cohen julia tedesco at kim lépine.
posted by violetk at 10:03 AM on August 25, 2008


don't know if they are still there, but when i lived in nyc, i trusted my hair (which is a big deal) to no one but renee cohen and julia tedesco at kim lépine.
posted by violetk at 10:03 AM on August 25, 2008


JD at Eva Scrivo is amazing. I fly in from Chicago to see him, because I haven't been able to find an acceptable substitute.

I also have fine hair.
posted by slo at 6:56 PM on August 25, 2008


Thanks to all for your suggestions. After more research of my own, I ended up seeing Tiffani at Wonderland Beauty Parlor and having the best color and cut I have had in years. And for $280 plus tax and tip.

Highly recommended.
posted by pearl228 at 2:19 PM on October 21, 2008


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