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Playing chameleon with your mane can be nerve-wracking, to say the least. Who hasn't gone one shade too Ronald McDonald in their lifetimes, or stood on the verge of frying their hair because of a bleach addiction? We're here to fix that by providing a highly subjective list of salons, arranged from north to south, with stylists who are as talented as Jackson Pollock, if Jackson Pollock used copper, chestnut and golden tones in his splattered works. We'd love to hear how you'd expand it from west to east, so the comment box is all yours, folks.


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1. LMC Beauty Factory

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17670 NW 78th Ave #106
Palm Springs North, FL 33015
(786) 502-2121
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If you want the perfect little ombre accent and are in the northwest corner of Miami, head to LMC Beauty Factory and ask for Leslie. Although her namesake salon has been open but a year, she's a neighborhood favorite. [Photo: Facebook]

2. Dianne's Impressions Salon

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6841 Main St
Miami Lakes, FL 33014
(305) 556-6565
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The look of the salon may be dated and cluttered but as the saying goes, never judge a book by its cover. If you head over, settle down in Cori's chair. She may not have as hefty a celebrity portfolio as other well-to-do stylists but that doesn't mean she can't make a colorful masterpiece of your mane, especially if you're looking to go red. [Photo: Google]

3. Luis Vivas Hair Studio

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5225 Collins Ave, Apt 415
Miami Beach, FL 33140
(305) 868-6955
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Luis Vivas has over 22 years of experience cutting and styling hair and, according to some, he's the master of the ombre. His eponymous salon is located inside The Alexander Hotel and the prices aren't too shabby. Obviously, his skills and brevity will cost you a bit more than if you went to anyone else in the salon, however at $70 for single process color with him, we're going to say hurray. [Photo: Yelp]

4. Bleach Hair Addiction

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3101 North Miami Ave. Suite 130
Miami, FL 33127
(305) 372-0206
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Bleach is the kind of salon you go to when you're ready for a change- an asymmetrical, bleached blonde, blue-tipped change. It was chosen as the best salon of 2013 for Miami New Times' Best Of series, and their color stylists, Rachel, Steph and Elle, are masters at creative color. [Photo: Bleach Hair Addiction]

5. Gustavo Briand Studio

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1701 Sunset Harbor Dr. U 106
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 673-3600
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When you're due for some pampering, why not hog all the attention? There are but a handful of chairs and stylists within this salon, which means that you won't get lost in a sea of blow dryers and other clients. Gustavo himself teaches cutting and styling around the world, so you can rest assured you're in good hands, whether you're lightening up or darkening down. [Photo: Social Miami]

6. Sean Donaldson Hair

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1674 Meridian Ave
Miami Beach, FL
(305) 397-8460
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As a stylist, you either cut hair at Sean Donaldson, or you color it; there's no such thing as both. That means the focus on the hue of your strands is 100 percent there, whether you want a Bayalage effect or a full head of highlights. Much of the staff previously hailed from well-to-do salons like Vidal Sassoon and Toni & Guy, and everyone participates in bi-weekly, in-house training events, so you can be sure that both your cut and color will be spot on. [Photo: Sean Donaldson Hair]

7. Oribe

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1627 Euclid Avenue, Lincoln Road Mall, Lincoln Road Shops
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 538-8006
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Is Oribe pricey? Perhaps, but these guys are the best in the biz, and they have an extensive list of celebrities, magazine shoots and TV spots to prove it. Some of their stylists are dedicated solely to mixing and applying color, so if you're thinking of going for something tricky, like a Balayage job, this is definitely the place to go. [Photo: YellowBot]

8. Salon Vaso

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1500 Alton Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 674-7470
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If you're looking for a salon with organic color, Salon Vaso lays claim to it. Right now, they have an "Endless Summer" special, which will get you butterscotch highlights and a nourishing color gloss for $120. [Photo: Salon Vaso]

9. True Hair Miami

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3449 Northeast 1st Avenue #107
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 921-4238
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True Hair's specialty is without a doubt hair extensions, but just because the hair on your head isn't yours doesn't mean it shouldn't be colored accordingly, whether you want an ombre effect or a full head of highlights. Fun Fact: Ellie Menocal, the salon's owner, can be credited for the colorful highlights in That Madonna Girl's latest floral headband campaign. [Photo: Facebook]

10. Metodo Rossano Ferretti Hair Salon

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959 West Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 534-3023
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Rossano Ferretti has so many global salons, he invented his own method of hairdressing, all which has to do with "the natural fall of the hair." Translation: If you don't want to come out looking like a Mondrian painting, this is your place. [Photo: Metodo Rossano Ferretti]

11. Vidal Sassoon Salon

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660 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 672-3600
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If you can say you've gotten a successful cut and color done once, then there's a good chance your stylist was Vidal Sassoon trained. Why not go to the source though? There are different levels of staff members, from colorist to color director, and while they're all fairly pricey, they're all more than fairly good. [Photo: Google]

12. Rik Rak Salon & Spa

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255 Biscayne Blvd Way
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 371 7324
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Rik Rak is the salon for the who's who of Miami. We mean, it's practically the official hair salon of Ocean Drive magazine, and there's a tab on their website for their long list of star clientele. Everyone has their favorites, but Frederic States is the creme de la creme. If you want to have him grace your strands for the summer, you'd better book an appointment, like, now. [Photo: Rik Rak]

13. Creato

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163 SW 7th St
Miami, FL 33130
(786) 866-3355
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Ripped brick walls and a motorcycle centerpiece describe the aesthetic of Creato, so you can imagine how wild the hair color can get in here. The staff comes from companies like Toni & Guy and L'OREAL, and specializes in color techniques like shatush and lowlights. [Photo:

14. Danny Jelaca

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500 S Pointe Dr, Ste 120
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 604-9696
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Danny Jelaca is Allure Magazine approved, and his portfolio can surely back that up. YSL, DVF, Elie Saab and Donna Karan are just some of the fashion houses he's worked with, and the rest of his colorists don't trail too far behind him with their list of accolades. [Photo:Yelp]

15. Studio Chroma Inc

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145 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Studio Chroma is all about color, whether you want your strands to fade into a bold purple or you want a delicately bleached blonde. Plus, it's fairly inexpensive. People rave about Emilee, who can perfect a tricky red to red ombre or brunette to caramel. The dyes they use are free of ammonia so you don't have to worry about damaged hair as much, and they even have a special color package for males. Iced tips, anyone? [Photo: Studio Chroma]

16. Portfolio Salon

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281 Miracle Mile
Coral Gables, FL 33134
(305) 443-0101
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You can't go wrong with any stylist at Portfolio, but if you must choose one, choose Yamil. He's like the Van Gogh of color, especially if you're looking for a natural shade of blonde, and once he's done with you, you'll wonder why you ever went anywhere else in the first place. [Photo: Portfolio]

17. La Bella Salon

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2604 Ponce de Leon Blvd
Coral Gables, FL 33134
This Aveda salon is good and moderately priced. A full head of highlights will start you off at $150, and they even do eyebrow color. Cara Levigne who? [Photo: Yelp]

18. Detlev Salon + Spa - The Grove

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3065 Fuller St
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Detlev is an Aveda lifestyle salon, so they're all about using the brand's natural, less harmful dyes. The staff is friendly and constantly trained, so they're up to date on the latest Aveda approved techniques for healthy, gorgeous hair. [Photo: Yelp]

1. LMC Beauty Factory

17670 NW 78th Ave #106, Palm Springs North, FL 33015
If you want the perfect little ombre accent and are in the northwest corner of Miami, head to LMC Beauty Factory and ask for Leslie. Although her namesake salon has been open but a year, she's a neighborhood favorite. [Photo: Facebook]
17670 NW 78th Ave #106
Palm Springs North, FL 33015

2. Dianne's Impressions Salon

6841 Main St, Miami Lakes, FL 33014
The look of the salon may be dated and cluttered but as the saying goes, never judge a book by its cover. If you head over, settle down in Cori's chair. She may not have as hefty a celebrity portfolio as other well-to-do stylists but that doesn't mean she can't make a colorful masterpiece of your mane, especially if you're looking to go red. [Photo: Google]
6841 Main St
Miami Lakes, FL 33014

3. Luis Vivas Hair Studio

5225 Collins Ave, Apt 415, Miami Beach, FL 33140
Luis Vivas has over 22 years of experience cutting and styling hair and, according to some, he's the master of the ombre. His eponymous salon is located inside The Alexander Hotel and the prices aren't too shabby. Obviously, his skills and brevity will cost you a bit more than if you went to anyone else in the salon, however at $70 for single process color with him, we're going to say hurray. [Photo: Yelp]
5225 Collins Ave, Apt 415
Miami Beach, FL 33140

4. Bleach Hair Addiction

3101 North Miami Ave. Suite 130, Miami, FL 33127
Bleach is the kind of salon you go to when you're ready for a change- an asymmetrical, bleached blonde, blue-tipped change. It was chosen as the best salon of 2013 for Miami New Times' Best Of series, and their color stylists, Rachel, Steph and Elle, are masters at creative color. [Photo: Bleach Hair Addiction]
3101 North Miami Ave. Suite 130
Miami, FL 33127

5. Gustavo Briand Studio

1701 Sunset Harbor Dr. U 106, Miami Beach, FL 33139
When you're due for some pampering, why not hog all the attention? There are but a handful of chairs and stylists within this salon, which means that you won't get lost in a sea of blow dryers and other clients. Gustavo himself teaches cutting and styling around the world, so you can rest assured you're in good hands, whether you're lightening up or darkening down. [Photo: Social Miami]
1701 Sunset Harbor Dr. U 106
Miami Beach, FL 33139

6. Sean Donaldson Hair

1674 Meridian Ave, Miami Beach, FL
As a stylist, you either cut hair at Sean Donaldson, or you color it; there's no such thing as both. That means the focus on the hue of your strands is 100 percent there, whether you want a Bayalage effect or a full head of highlights. Much of the staff previously hailed from well-to-do salons like Vidal Sassoon and Toni & Guy, and everyone participates in bi-weekly, in-house training events, so you can be sure that both your cut and color will be spot on. [Photo: Sean Donaldson Hair]
1674 Meridian Ave
Miami Beach, FL

7. Oribe

1627 Euclid Avenue, Lincoln Road Mall, Lincoln Road Shops, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Is Oribe pricey? Perhaps, but these guys are the best in the biz, and they have an extensive list of celebrities, magazine shoots and TV spots to prove it. Some of their stylists are dedicated solely to mixing and applying color, so if you're thinking of going for something tricky, like a Balayage job, this is definitely the place to go. [Photo: YellowBot]
1627 Euclid Avenue, Lincoln Road Mall, Lincoln Road Shops
Miami Beach, FL 33139

8. Salon Vaso

1500 Alton Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139
If you're looking for a salon with organic color, Salon Vaso lays claim to it. Right now, they have an "Endless Summer" special, which will get you butterscotch highlights and a nourishing color gloss for $120. [Photo: Salon Vaso]
1500 Alton Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139

9. True Hair Miami

3449 Northeast 1st Avenue #107, Miami, FL 33137
True Hair's specialty is without a doubt hair extensions, but just because the hair on your head isn't yours doesn't mean it shouldn't be colored accordingly, whether you want an ombre effect or a full head of highlights. Fun Fact: Ellie Menocal, the salon's owner, can be credited for the colorful highlights in That Madonna Girl's latest floral headband campaign. [Photo: Facebook]
3449 Northeast 1st Avenue #107
Miami, FL 33137

10. Metodo Rossano Ferretti Hair Salon

959 West Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Rossano Ferretti has so many global salons, he invented his own method of hairdressing, all which has to do with "the natural fall of the hair." Translation: If you don't want to come out looking like a Mondrian painting, this is your place. [Photo: Metodo Rossano Ferretti]
959 West Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

11. Vidal Sassoon Salon

660 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
If you can say you've gotten a successful cut and color done once, then there's a good chance your stylist was Vidal Sassoon trained. Why not go to the source though? There are different levels of staff members, from colorist to color director, and while they're all fairly pricey, they're all more than fairly good. [Photo: Google]
660 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

12. Rik Rak Salon & Spa

255 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, FL 33131
Rik Rak is the salon for the who's who of Miami. We mean, it's practically the official hair salon of Ocean Drive magazine, and there's a tab on their website for their long list of star clientele. Everyone has their favorites, but Frederic States is the creme de la creme. If you want to have him grace your strands for the summer, you'd better book an appointment, like, now. [Photo: Rik Rak]
255 Biscayne Blvd Way
Miami, FL 33131

13. Creato

163 SW 7th St, Miami, FL 33130
Ripped brick walls and a motorcycle centerpiece describe the aesthetic of Creato, so you can imagine how wild the hair color can get in here. The staff comes from companies like Toni & Guy and L'OREAL, and specializes in color techniques like shatush and lowlights. [Photo:
163 SW 7th St
Miami, FL 33130

14. Danny Jelaca

500 S Pointe Dr, Ste 120, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Danny Jelaca is Allure Magazine approved, and his portfolio can surely back that up. YSL, DVF, Elie Saab and Donna Karan are just some of the fashion houses he's worked with, and the rest of his colorists don't trail too far behind him with their list of accolades. [Photo:Yelp]
500 S Pointe Dr, Ste 120
Miami Beach, FL 33139

15. Studio Chroma Inc

145 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Studio Chroma is all about color, whether you want your strands to fade into a bold purple or you want a delicately bleached blonde. Plus, it's fairly inexpensive. People rave about Emilee, who can perfect a tricky red to red ombre or brunette to caramel. The dyes they use are free of ammonia so you don't have to worry about damaged hair as much, and they even have a special color package for males. Iced tips, anyone? [Photo: Studio Chroma]
145 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134

16. Portfolio Salon

281 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134
You can't go wrong with any stylist at Portfolio, but if you must choose one, choose Yamil. He's like the Van Gogh of color, especially if you're looking for a natural shade of blonde, and once he's done with you, you'll wonder why you ever went anywhere else in the first place. [Photo: Portfolio]
281 Miracle Mile
Coral Gables, FL 33134

17. La Bella Salon

2604 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33134
This Aveda salon is good and moderately priced. A full head of highlights will start you off at $150, and they even do eyebrow color. Cara Levigne who? [Photo: Yelp]
2604 Ponce de Leon Blvd
Coral Gables, FL 33134

18. Detlev Salon + Spa - The Grove

3065 Fuller St, Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Detlev is an Aveda lifestyle salon, so they're all about using the brand's natural, less harmful dyes. The staff is friendly and constantly trained, so they're up to date on the latest Aveda approved techniques for healthy, gorgeous hair. [Photo: Yelp]
3065 Fuller St
Coconut Grove, FL 33133