Curly, Blond, Stick Straight or Long: The Best NYC Salons for Every Kind of Hair
The struggle is real
There’s nothing like finally finding a hairstylist who gets you—only to have your world shattered when she moves to Portland. Don’t worry: The hunt for your next (hair) soul mate just got a little easier. We found spots that specialize in five specific hair concerns.
With more than 20 years on the books, Devachan (pictured) is a legend among those of us with spiral hair. Along with cuts, the salons specialize in pintura highlights, a technique designed specifically to flatter curl patterns. If triple-digit prices make you balk, try HeadChop: Opened by a Devachan alum, the five-year-old Williamsburg spot has become a curl destination, with cuts starting at just $60.
For Blond Hair
For Mermaid Waves
Wish there were a way to get Blake Lively hair without having to spend 45 minutes with a curling iron? The American Wave treatment at Arrojo (pictured) gives even naturally stick-straight hair beachy texture and volume, as does the digital perm at Nunzio Saviano (which supposedly lasts up to three years).
For the Haircut Averse
We’ve all been there: You ask for “just a trim” and walk out, traumatized, with a totally unsolicited chop. The stylists at Hair Kuwayama are all about precision, which means no strand goes unconsidered before it gets snipped. Likewise, the folks at Spoke & Weal (pictured) work on dry hair to see how it falls in your natural texture—no more post-blow-dry surprises.
For Rainbow Hair
Going for something a little edgier than sun-kissed highlights? & Hair Lounge (pictured) and Sally Hershberger hold the keys to the perfect rose-gold hue or subtle lavender tint. (But they’re great for more natural options, too.)