694 Madison Avenue, near 62nd Street
A good blowout is the quickest way to go from bedraggled to chic, but there's nothing worse than a bad one where you pay upwards of $60, sit in the chair for an hour, and still wind up with frizzies the following day. The safest bet is to stick with the experts we found two of the best within blocks of one another. Mika Rummo of AKS knows how to give tresses a glamorous lift, and to hit hair with a cold blast to get it perfectly straight ($45-$65).
200 East 62nd Street
GREAT DEAL: At Josephine, Dayler Chages has blown out the tresses of Heidi Klum and has a loyal following of Vogue girls. He charges a relatively modest $40, and it drops to $35 if you get a manicure and pedicure, too.