New York: Hair Color
3 Centre Market Place 212-775-7223
Regular price: $132 and up
InStyle deal: $106 and up
Book an AppointmentPatrick Melville Pipino Salon
2013 InStyle Beauty Black Book Pick
With lavender, gray, and turquoise walls and a bold black-and-white chevron floor, this small Nolita salon exudes an upbeat charm. Every bit as cheerful is vet colorist Rick Wellman, who tackled our tester’s problem (platinum streaks that clashed with her dark brown base) with enthusiasm. His solution? Add warm highlights to brighten hair overall using his signature balayage technique. Wellman painted sections and separated them using biodegradable cotton strips. (Since they don’t produce as much heat as foils, there’s less chance of overprocessing, says Wellman.) The multi-tonal result earned our tester a compliment seconds after leaving the salon.
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