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50 in 50: Boldest & Brightest Hair Colorists In The Country

By Stephanie Ogbogu

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All hair is not created equal but that does not mean the task of finding a hairstylist that is bold with hair color techniques, yet gentle and caring with your tresses, should be hard to find.

We’ve compiled a list of 50 of the hottest, boldest, and most talented hair artists specializing in black hair around the country. Make sure you schedule your appointment when you’re ready to turn heads for the new year.

Alabama

You can find Salon Ckim owner, Chanelle, traveling between Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, or her hometown of Montgomery, Alabama slaying units with bold and vivid colors. She also sells her own hair products.

Also based in Alabama, Birmingham to be exact, is hairstylist and makeup artist Jenice Blevins. When it comes to hair, she’s definitely a pro!

Arizona

Located in Phoenix by way of the DMV, Tywia Holmes is a multicultural hairstylist who can color just about any type of hair. She also specializes in cuts and braids, so if you’re in AZ and looking for a new do, make sure you stop by.

Arkansas

Bright and bold is Paige Coats’ signature. Located in Little Rock, Paige specializes in custom wigs, quick weaves, and hair color.

California

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Based in Oakland, Jessica Kiyomi is the official hairstylist for the GoldenState Warriors dancers. However, when she’s not slaying the dancers, she’s either applying vivid colors to her clients’ tresses or bringing their curls back to life — sometimes both!

Colorado

h.e.r.salon, located inside of phenix salon suites in Aurora, is bound to give you some of the boldest and brightest hair color that Colorado has to offer. Whether you’re looking for something traditional like blonde or red, or you want to make a statement with neon or purple, HER Salon does it all.

Connecticut

In the West Hartford, CT area? Stop by Infinite Beauty Bar. Owner DeAndrea Kamille can accomplish just about any look you request.

Delaware

In the Middletown, DE area? You absolutely need to stop by Eco Centric Salon & Spa. When it comes to hair color, Diana Rice is an expert at her craft. She’ll leave your tresses healthy and your color evenly blended. You’ll be glad you came.

Florida

If you want your hair to retain its body and shine after being bleached and dyed, Hope the hairstylist in Jacksonville, FL is who you need to call.

Georgia

Located in the heart of Atlanta, The Hair Rock Cafe owner Mychael Michelle is all about bringing out the hair color that makes you look and feel like a rock star. When she’s not handing out bold looks, she’s traveling the world teaching others how her signature techniques.

An honorable mention, also in Atlanta, is @the_colorkween, who has not only mastered the ability to bring any color combination to life, she also works well with pretty much every hair texture. You can find her at W Hair Studio.

Hawaii

If you need to get your hair slayed in Aiea, Hawaii, Me Amoure is the place. They specialize in wigs and extensions but the magic they perform with hair color is second to none.

Illinois

What Chicago hairstylist Oluchi Zelda does with a pair of shears, some hair color, and her imagination is nothing short of amazing.

Indiana

Located in Indianapolis at Alizah’s Hair Salon, Ms. Quetta aka Queezy will have you turning heads!

Iowa

When you find someone in Iowa who can color and style natural hair, it’s best you hold on to them. If you’re in the Cedar Falls area, you should see Latasha Kirarei at VOYA, she specializes in multicultural hair, including natural African American hair, and is nice with the hair color.

Kentucky

If you’re a naturalista in Louisville, then you need to get slayed by Jade. She can achieve almost any color without compromising the integrity of your natural hair.

Louisiana

E.Wil is a licensed barber, stylist, and esthetician that will leave your hair looking like a work of art. If you’re ever in New Orleans she is who you need to see. An honorable mention also goes out to TOUCHES by TIRCUIT in New Orleans who provides hair services and is a magician with the hair color as well.

If you’re in the Baton Rouge area, you should check out Ayanna Amar at Hairology Of Br.

Maryland

Located in Largo, Maryland, Pria is the DMV stylist that everyone comes to see when they need a bomb custom color or wig install. You can even purchase hair directly from her.

Also located in Maryland is Razor Behavior Studios, owned by hairstylist/DMV rap artist, Razor Behavior. When she’s not in the studio or hosting gigs, she’s definitely showing off her cosmetology skills.

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Massachusetts

Boston mommy and Wigpreneur, Blu The Stylist, does most of her color work on wigs, offering protective styling for your natural hair. You can check out her company page, Code Blu Hair for all her glueless wigs.

Michigan

You pick the color or style and The Living Room Hair Lounge will make it happen. Located in Ferndale, MI, The Living Room Lounge team is always perfecting their craft and making sure they can do it all.

Minnesota

Based in Minneapolis, Heather Bach specializes in caring for kinky and curly hair, especially when it comes to applying color. She’s part of the @cutitkinky crew so if you’re on a natural hair journey, you’re in good hands. You’ll be able to find Heather at Twisted Hare Salon and Spa.

Mississippi

Missouri

A real colorist knows how to preserve your curls while processing your hair. Kansas City hairstylist, Ashley Kukay, has perfected that.

Nebraska

Based in Omaha, Brookey B’s Hair Gallery specializes in not only offering top-notch cosmetology services but teaching them too.

Nevada

If the looks don’t give you life, you should stop by 6789 Beauty Bar for no other reason than the fact that it’s Las Vegasโ€™ only 24 Hour Beauty Bar and owner Shemil Maxwell slays the hair color.

New Hampshire

Hailing from Lebanon, New Hampshire, licensed hairstylist Sofiegrn gets her dose of color from braids, twists, and crochets. Purchasing pre-colored hair is a perfect way to save time and resources. Plus, it makes for an awesome protective style!

New Jersey

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New York

Bold colors and blends are Zoe’s signature at Curl Up & Dye in Manhattan. They call her “The Hair Witch” because she can literally do magic with some hair color and an applicator.

North Carolina

Bold colors on natural hair will always be a good look and loc colorist, Tushiyah Yissrael, is a master at it. Make sure you visit her at her salon, Yissrael Beauty Salon in Raleigh, NC. She also does loc extensions.

Another North Carolina favorite is the Hair King, hailing out of Winston Salem. What he can do with hair color is nothing short of a work of art. Check out this iced coffee inspired ombre look.

Ohio

If you’re in Columbus, OH, you should definitely consider getting slayed by Kay. She’s a 21-year-old entrepreneur that specializes in lace frontals, sew-ins, and closures. Her hair color technique is top-notch as well.

Oklahoma

Whether you’re looking for braids, curly styles, natural styles, or of course, color, ย HairOKC Salon has got it handled. They also provide wig services.

Oregon

According to Chris at 77Salon in Portland, hair is his art. He’s versed in all hair types and when it comes to hair color, that is where he truly comes alive.

Pennsylvania

HStylze Hair Studio in Philly is the place to go when you’re looking for trendy styles done right. Whether you’re looking for something bold or subtle, you’ll definitely leave a happy customer.

Rhode Island

Based in Cranston, Semande Balogun can slay your hair in any color you desire. Whether it’s a full-color look, ombre, or highlights, she can make it work.

South Carolina

Yvonne Gaines refers to herself as the “Color Queen”. If you’re located near the Columbia, SC area, stop by and see some of the magic she can do!

Tennessee

Located in Memphis, Tennessee, Kalon Dolls specializes in braids, weaves, and of course custom wigs and color.

Kandy Elise of Kandy Kolor Wigs & Extensions is another colorist hailing out of Tennessee. She ships worldwide so get with her if you’re looking for a playful new color.

Texas

Hair Tyme Beauty Lounge is Houston’s first 24 hour, full-service hair salon. Located in the Sugarland area, they offer an array of services, but when it comes to hair color, you can guarantee that they not only know a lot about hair, they truly care about the health of your hair. That’s truly important when dealing with color.

If you’re in Frisco, TX, you should consider seeing professional hair colorist, Deanna K. Frazier of Kristian Grey Hair Lounge for your next color services.

Utah

You don’t have to feel your Black hair is being neglected just because you move to Utah. Stop by Alter Ego Studio Salon, Utah’s #1 multicultural hair salon. Ask for hairstylist Tim Muir. He can handle everything from natural hair to extensions, braids, hair cuts, and color.

Virginia

If you’re in Hampton or Chesapeake, Joya Marie is absolutely the woman to see. No matter the style, cut, texture, or color, she will get you right.

Another good look is recent Paul Mitchell grad, Kay Harris. Based in Norfolk, VA, she is already a beast with the hair color. Just check out these peek-a-boo highlights!

Washington

If you’re looking for a colorful do in Tacoma, Washington, you should pay a visit to Shawn Renee.

West Virginia

Near Charleston, WV? Let Skyler Binjahmin get you together. You’ll be happy with your results.

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