New York Magazine

Skip to content, or skip to search.

Skip to content, or skip to search.

Best of New York 2009 • Health & Self

Best Highlights

  • Patrick Melville Salon

    45 Rockefeller Plaza, nr. 51st St., third fl.; 212-218-8650

    The color team here, led by Rick Wellman, eschews the usual foil and baliage (freestyle highlights) for biodegradable cotton pads. Wellman’s pioneering technique, called Bio-Lights, is less aggressive and more flexible than rigid foil, and color can be applied closer to the roots; therefore, the highlights last longer. “Putting color on the roots buys you an extra week or two,” says Melville colorist Jeffrey Pearce. The results are golden, never brassy, and remarkably soft. A head of highlights with a staffer is $226, or $296 with Wellman.

From the 2009 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine

Order the Issue Today

Cover of New York Magazine's Best of New York issue

Order This Issue

Other Best Of Guides

Where can you find the city’s top dog groomer? Last-minute tailor? Beef tongue? We eat, drink, dance, shop, shvitz, and trampoline our way around the city, not to mention poll scores of in-the-know colleagues, hard-partying friends, opinionated family members, and, this year, a team of guest expert bloggers to bring you answers to all of the above questions, and hundreds more, in the form of our annual “Best of New York” issue.