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First things first: it's time to cut off a few inches—or at least trim—your hair in preparation of what's probably going to be a sweltering, sticky summer. New York City has a whole mess of amazing hair salons to choose from, ranging from the high-end celebrity stylists to the indie Brooklyn outposts to the budget East Village chop shops. After the jump, we've mapped out fourteen of our favorites.—Kimberly Colvin

Update: One week after this post went up, Woodley & Bunny abruptly closed.

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1. Nunzio Saviano Salon

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130 East 65th Street
New York, NY 10065
(212) 988-0880
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This year, Nunzio Saviano Salon was voted as the "Best Only Slightly Elitist Haircut" in New York Magazine's Best of New York issue. Women's haircuts here start at $250, and other services, like braiding, start at $50, and up-dos begin at $150. [Photo]

2. Kiwa Salon

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234 West 27th Street
New York, NY 10001
Kiwa Salon specializes in Asian hair care, and incorporates cutting edge Japanese techniques and products into a highly specialized roster of cuts, color, and other treatments. Basic bang cuts are $10, and a cut with a top stylist will cost you $60. [Photo Credit]

3. Ted Gibson Salon

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Ted’s celebrity clients range from Angelina Jolie to Ann Hathaway. Known for length-retention hair care, precision cuts ($95-$200), and sleek styling, you won’t have to worry about getting too much taken off (without your consent, of course!) Great detail is given to client’s face shape, lifestyle, and style request. [Photo Credit]

4. Sally Hershberger

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423-425 West 14th St
New York, NY 10014
(212) 206-8700
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The Sally Hershberger salons (there's one on the Upper East Side as well as Meatpacking) have developed a cult following, and for good reason. Each stylist, of which there are many, gets a full-page bio on the site, so you know exactly who (and what) you're getting. Cuts with a junior stylist start at $130. [Photo]

5. Bumble & Bumble

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If expediency is what you’re after, this salon is exceptional. The extensive eponymous line of products can be found at various retailers, including Sephora, but we're most impressed by their use of accessories to create quick, highly artistic updos ($180 and up). Cuts range from $99 to $250. [Photo Credit]

6. Hairmates

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13 3rd Ave
New York, NY 10003
Looking for something a little cheaper? Hair Mates cuts start at $40 at the St. Marks location, and run up to $60. The salon combines American and Japanese techniques, which includes the Liscio Super Straight treatment—a hair relaxer that transforms frizz into shine. [Photo]

7. Fox and Jane Salon

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“We have 128 5-star Yelps!” is tagged across the homepage of this salon’s website. But don’t be fooled by Fox and Jane’s carefree, youthful, fun atmosphere. The stylists are quite serious about technique. Cuts start at $64 for short hair, and prices for extra long or extra thick hair start at $84. [Photo Credit]

8. Dop Dop Salon

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170 Mercer St.
New York, NY 10012
Dop Dop adopts a tiered pricing approach, with seven experience levels to pick from when choosing a stylist. They specialize in artistic, edgy cuts ($85-$150) and customized color ($80-$250). The loft layout lends a rich, open-air experience; and high-end L’Oreal Professionnel products from Kérastase to Shu Uemura Art of Hair deliver amazing results. [Photo Credit]

9. The Drawing Room

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The Drawing Room aims to create architectural creativity in every hair cut. Read: precision cuts ($80-$150) and ultra shiny, pin-straight blowouts ($65-$100). We were impressed with the exclusive use of TIGI products, modular salon design, and diverse team of stylists. [Photo Credit]

10. Laicale Salon

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129 Grand St
New York, NY 10013
Now conveniently located next to a makeup salon, Laicale offers cuts with a sylist for $90 and blowouts and styling starting at $75. They use their own line of products, which includes shampoos and conditioners as well as a full color retention system. [Photo Credit]

11. Patrick Melville Pipino Salon

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3 Centre Market Pl
New York, NY 10013
Tucked into a classically-New York block in Nolita, this salon pulls together the expertise of three top celebrity stylists: Patrick Melville, Rick Wellman, and Ric Pipino. As you may have already guessed, prices run high. Cuts with Patrick or Ric are $296 for women, and highlights with Rick start at $326. [Photo Credit]

12. Hale An Organic Salon

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91 Franklin St
New York, NY 10013
This salon goes to great lengths to support a chemical-free, organic experience. Hairsprays are only used in a secluded Fume Room, and only ammonia-free hair color is featured. Additional bonuses: the variety of organic products (vegan Organic Color Systems, Original Sprout), and flawless 5-star Yelp rating. Cuts start at $120. [Photo Credit]

13. Woodley & Bunny

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196 N 10th St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Update: Now Closed. This Williamsburg salon is all about "culture and curation," which you'll notice right away by browsing their selection of niche cosmetics, skincare, and fragrances. The North 10th Street salon is laid back and easy to hang out in, whether that's before or after your cut. Those start at $86 for women. [Photo Credit]

14. Khamit Kinks

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400 Atlantic Ave
New York, NY 11217
Serving the needs of African-American women with hair free of chemical straighteners has been this salon’s business for over 30 years. Specializing in natural hair care, locs, braids, and twists ($100 and up), Khamit Kinks aims to preserve the health of naturally kinky-coily hair. [Photo Credit]

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1. Nunzio Saviano Salon

130 East 65th Street, New York, NY 10065
This year, Nunzio Saviano Salon was voted as the "Best Only Slightly Elitist Haircut" in New York Magazine's Best of New York issue. Women's haircuts here start at $250, and other services, like braiding, start at $50, and up-dos begin at $150. [Photo]
130 East 65th Street
New York, NY 10065

2. Kiwa Salon

234 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001
Kiwa Salon specializes in Asian hair care, and incorporates cutting edge Japanese techniques and products into a highly specialized roster of cuts, color, and other treatments. Basic bang cuts are $10, and a cut with a top stylist will cost you $60. [Photo Credit]
234 West 27th Street
New York, NY 10001

3. Ted Gibson Salon

184 5th Ave New York, NY 10010
Ted’s celebrity clients range from Angelina Jolie to Ann Hathaway. Known for length-retention hair care, precision cuts ($95-$200), and sleek styling, you won’t have to worry about getting too much taken off (without your consent, of course!) Great detail is given to client’s face shape, lifestyle, and style request. [Photo Credit]

4. Sally Hershberger

423-425 West 14th St, New York, NY 10014
The Sally Hershberger salons (there's one on the Upper East Side as well as Meatpacking) have developed a cult following, and for good reason. Each stylist, of which there are many, gets a full-page bio on the site, so you know exactly who (and what) you're getting. Cuts with a junior stylist start at $130. [Photo]
423-425 West 14th St
New York, NY 10014

5. Bumble & Bumble

415 W 13th St New York, NY
If expediency is what you’re after, this salon is exceptional. The extensive eponymous line of products can be found at various retailers, including Sephora, but we're most impressed by their use of accessories to create quick, highly artistic updos ($180 and up). Cuts range from $99 to $250. [Photo Credit]

6. Hairmates

13 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10003
Looking for something a little cheaper? Hair Mates cuts start at $40 at the St. Marks location, and run up to $60. The salon combines American and Japanese techniques, which includes the Liscio Super Straight treatment—a hair relaxer that transforms frizz into shine. [Photo]
13 3rd Ave
New York, NY 10003

7. Fox and Jane Salon

277 E 10th St New York NY 10009
“We have 128 5-star Yelps!” is tagged across the homepage of this salon’s website. But don’t be fooled by Fox and Jane’s carefree, youthful, fun atmosphere. The stylists are quite serious about technique. Cuts start at $64 for short hair, and prices for extra long or extra thick hair start at $84. [Photo Credit]

8. Dop Dop Salon

170 Mercer St., New York, NY 10012
Dop Dop adopts a tiered pricing approach, with seven experience levels to pick from when choosing a stylist. They specialize in artistic, edgy cuts ($85-$150) and customized color ($80-$250). The loft layout lends a rich, open-air experience; and high-end L’Oreal Professionnel products from Kérastase to Shu Uemura Art of Hair deliver amazing results. [Photo Credit]
170 Mercer St.
New York, NY 10012

9. The Drawing Room

148 Spring Street New York NY 10012
The Drawing Room aims to create architectural creativity in every hair cut. Read: precision cuts ($80-$150) and ultra shiny, pin-straight blowouts ($65-$100). We were impressed with the exclusive use of TIGI products, modular salon design, and diverse team of stylists. [Photo Credit]

10. Laicale Salon

129 Grand St, New York, NY 10013
Now conveniently located next to a makeup salon, Laicale offers cuts with a sylist for $90 and blowouts and styling starting at $75. They use their own line of products, which includes shampoos and conditioners as well as a full color retention system. [Photo Credit]
129 Grand St
New York, NY 10013

11. Patrick Melville Pipino Salon

3 Centre Market Pl, New York, NY 10013
Tucked into a classically-New York block in Nolita, this salon pulls together the expertise of three top celebrity stylists: Patrick Melville, Rick Wellman, and Ric Pipino. As you may have already guessed, prices run high. Cuts with Patrick or Ric are $296 for women, and highlights with Rick start at $326. [Photo Credit]
3 Centre Market Pl
New York, NY 10013

12. Hale An Organic Salon

91 Franklin St, New York, NY 10013
This salon goes to great lengths to support a chemical-free, organic experience. Hairsprays are only used in a secluded Fume Room, and only ammonia-free hair color is featured. Additional bonuses: the variety of organic products (vegan Organic Color Systems, Original Sprout), and flawless 5-star Yelp rating. Cuts start at $120. [Photo Credit]
91 Franklin St
New York, NY 10013

13. Woodley & Bunny

196 N 10th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Update: Now Closed. This Williamsburg salon is all about "culture and curation," which you'll notice right away by browsing their selection of niche cosmetics, skincare, and fragrances. The North 10th Street salon is laid back and easy to hang out in, whether that's before or after your cut. Those start at $86 for women. [Photo Credit]
196 N 10th St
Brooklyn, NY 11211

14. Khamit Kinks

400 Atlantic Ave, New York, NY 11217
Serving the needs of African-American women with hair free of chemical straighteners has been this salon’s business for over 30 years. Specializing in natural hair care, locs, braids, and twists ($100 and up), Khamit Kinks aims to preserve the health of naturally kinky-coily hair. [Photo Credit]
400 Atlantic Ave
New York, NY 11217