Hi Susan,

When I lived on the UWS, I went to the Robert Stuart Salon on Amsterdam and, I think, 84th. This was about ten years ago, but the highlights were great and really reasonable price-wise. I recommended Robert to another NYC curly for a cut, and she totally dug him. (He cuts hair, but he personally does not do color.) I really liked it there, and was a client for a few years, till I moved to LA. I know you live downtown, but a schlep up to the West Side for good highlights is something to consider.

Let me know if you go, and how it turns out.