The Best Women s Haircutters in New York

To uncover the greatest hair stylists in New York, we interviewed hundreds of well-groomed New Yorkers, including a writer, a TV host, and a fashion executive.

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For a Vintage Style

Cutting curly, textured, and kinky hair requires a specific skill set, which Renée Gadar has built her business on. And, unlike many curly-hair stylists, she loves to cut the curls wet, in her opinion.

For Textured Hair

Shorter sculptural cuts have been Yves Durif's signature for decades more than a half-century, to be exact and he's as skilled as ever. Since 1990, Amy Fine Collins, a fashion historian and journalist.

For a Sculptural Bob

Masami Hosono, originally from Tokyo, launched Vacancy Project in New York's East Village as a gender-neutral salon for people who had poor experiences with gender-based styling at other salons.

For Controlled Bedhead

Fine hair requires a distinct approach, which Julie Dickson excels at. Having to deal with her own fine hair as a result of a long-standing thyroid problem motivated her to help others.

For Fine Hair

Shelby Samaria's cutting skills are quite diverse, with current faves including a bouncy, layered mid-length cut with fringe and a '80s face-framing shag.

For Curly Shape-shifting

Neil Grupp has been styling hair for over 20 years and has worked backstage at Fashion Week in London, Milan, Paris, and New York. The origins of Grupp's Brooklyn salon, Hair Party

For a Lily Allen Hairstylist

Michelle Petronaci is the person to see if you want a haircut that doesn't look like you just had one. This specific gift is what has kept Andrea Linett.

For an Un-Cut Cut