- Nikki Ferrara at Sally Hershberger Downtown
425 W. 14th St., nr. Ninth Ave., second fl.; 212-206-8700
Unnaturally bright hair, whether it’s all-over Run Lola Run red or streaked with fuchsia, was once strictly DIY. But as the look has moved from punk to polished—model Jessica Hart’s ballerina bun recently had hot-pink highlights, for instance—top color pros have begun dealing in Manic Panic. Ferrara, who’s known for being able to make anyone a redhead, is a natural at working with formidable shades, no matter if you want one cerulean strand or neon-orange tips (from $65). “Some people are afraid,” she says. “I just dive right in.”
Best Neon Hair Color
From the 2012 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).