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Miss Jessie's salon in Soho
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Nine Salons Where You Can Change Up Your Hair Color for 2013

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Miss Jessie's salon in Soho

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It's a brand new year, which means that it's time to start promising to actually go to spin class three times a week and maybe do something drastic to your appearance—like get your hair dyed. Whether you're looking to go from dark brown to platinum blonde, or just want to give that mousey shade you were born with a boost, a hundred or two spent at the salon can go a long way.

After the jump, we've rounded up nine of our favorite hair salons for dye jobs. We did our best to represent all types, from natural curly hair girls to ombre fanatics, and everything in between.—Reporting by Naomi Collett Ritz


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1. Hair Mates

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114 E 40th Street
New York, NY
(212) 986-2630
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With various locations sprinkled throughout the city, each Hair Mates salon has standard prices and services, making it an easy choice for last minute touch-ups and/or emergency dye-jobs. Color retouches are $75, and full highlights are $120 and up.

2. Bumble & Bumble

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415 W 13th Street
New York, NY
Known primarily for their mastery of the straight razor, B&B has also mastered hair color. Single process color is $100 and up, double process starts at $150, and gloss is $65.

3. Whistle

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267 E 10th Street
New York, NY
212-477-0631
One of the primary draws of Whistle on East 10th Street is the resident French bulldogs, and another is their resident colorists and stylists. If your New Year's resolution was to "look less ugly," then you're in luck—according to the salon's website, that's their own professional motto. A dye job by a junior stylist starts at $60, and color with a master stylist starts at $75.

4. Fox and Boy

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280 Mulberry Street
New York, NY
(212) 965-0369
You'll get all the one-on-one attention you desire at Fox & Boy in Nolita, where owner Julie Dickson has cultivated her belief that "people should look the way they want to look"—whether that be platinum blonde or cherry red.

5. The Drawing Room

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148 Spring Street
New York, NY
(212) 226-2600
At the Drawing Room, each dye job comes with an intensive, complimentary consultation. Single-process color begins at $85, and each appointment come with a standard blow-dry. If you'd like to make that a sleek blowout, you can for $30 more.

6. Sam Brocato Salon

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(212) 334-3777
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Sam Brocato offers high-end hair color for a modest city girl's budget. Colorists are ranked from the affordable Advanced Colorist ($101) to the still-reasonable Master Colorist ($116). For an at-home DIY experience, the owner's custom product line—including his new hair coloring system—is available in the salon.

7. Miss Jessie's

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441 Broadway
New York, NY
(212) 966-5600
Born to a Japanese mother and African-American father, the sister owners of Miss Jessie's created a salon that specializes in coloring curly and natural hair. They also carry a full range of products for color upkeep between appointments.

8. Woodley & Bunny

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196 N 10th St.
Brooklyn, NY
Owned by sisters, this salon offers a complete range of services at their flagship in Williamsburg. One of the hippest hair salons in one of the hippest neighborhoods in the city, they will even give a free color consultation if you stop in. Single process starts at $96, and full highlights with single process will cost you $287 and up.

9. High Horse

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103 Havemeyer Street
Brooklyn, NY
This salon-meets-saloon is so hip they have still refused to create a website. The staff are all up on the latest trends in hair color, like ombré effect and that silver-but-not-grey look making waves in Williamsburg.

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1. Hair Mates

114 E 40th Street, New York, NY
With various locations sprinkled throughout the city, each Hair Mates salon has standard prices and services, making it an easy choice for last minute touch-ups and/or emergency dye-jobs. Color retouches are $75, and full highlights are $120 and up.
114 E 40th Street
New York, NY

2. Bumble & Bumble

415 W 13th Street, New York, NY
Known primarily for their mastery of the straight razor, B&B has also mastered hair color. Single process color is $100 and up, double process starts at $150, and gloss is $65.
415 W 13th Street
New York, NY

3. Whistle

267 E 10th Street, New York, NY
One of the primary draws of Whistle on East 10th Street is the resident French bulldogs, and another is their resident colorists and stylists. If your New Year's resolution was to "look less ugly," then you're in luck—according to the salon's website, that's their own professional motto. A dye job by a junior stylist starts at $60, and color with a master stylist starts at $75.
267 E 10th Street
New York, NY

4. Fox and Boy

280 Mulberry Street, New York, NY
You'll get all the one-on-one attention you desire at Fox & Boy in Nolita, where owner Julie Dickson has cultivated her belief that "people should look the way they want to look"—whether that be platinum blonde or cherry red.
280 Mulberry Street
New York, NY

5. The Drawing Room

148 Spring Street, New York, NY
At the Drawing Room, each dye job comes with an intensive, complimentary consultation. Single-process color begins at $85, and each appointment come with a standard blow-dry. If you'd like to make that a sleek blowout, you can for $30 more.
148 Spring Street
New York, NY

6. Sam Brocato Salon

42 Wooster Street New York, NY
Sam Brocato offers high-end hair color for a modest city girl's budget. Colorists are ranked from the affordable Advanced Colorist ($101) to the still-reasonable Master Colorist ($116). For an at-home DIY experience, the owner's custom product line—including his new hair coloring system—is available in the salon.

7. Miss Jessie's

441 Broadway, New York, NY
Born to a Japanese mother and African-American father, the sister owners of Miss Jessie's created a salon that specializes in coloring curly and natural hair. They also carry a full range of products for color upkeep between appointments.
441 Broadway
New York, NY

8. Woodley & Bunny

196 N 10th St., Brooklyn, NY
Owned by sisters, this salon offers a complete range of services at their flagship in Williamsburg. One of the hippest hair salons in one of the hippest neighborhoods in the city, they will even give a free color consultation if you stop in. Single process starts at $96, and full highlights with single process will cost you $287 and up.
196 N 10th St.
Brooklyn, NY

9. High Horse

103 Havemeyer Street, Brooklyn, NY
This salon-meets-saloon is so hip they have still refused to create a website. The staff are all up on the latest trends in hair color, like ombré effect and that silver-but-not-grey look making waves in Williamsburg.
103 Havemeyer Street
Brooklyn, NY