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Best Hair Coloring Salons In Detroit

With spring finally here, it's time to freshen your hair color in anticipation of warmer days and sunshine. Maybe you are feeling bold and wanting to make a big change. Regardless of your color needs, Detroit's hottest salons have you covered. Here are your best bets for a great color in the city.

Dye Hair Salon
262 West 9 Mile Road
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 544-2439

Hours: Mon to Fri - 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sat - 10 a.m. – 7 p.m

Dye Hair Salon has a rocker vibe. The décor is urban chic with each stylist station set up with a tool chest to hold all their tools of the trade. The owner Billy Sandifer has created an environment that is as edgy as his hair styles. They specialize in precise cuts and of course great coloring. They also do a lot for the community including donating hair for Locks of Love and discounts for students. Whether you want a traditional look or something that is fashion forward with lots of color, Billy and his team of stylists can make it happen.

Curl Up & Dye
4215 Cass Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 833-8006

Hours: Mon 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Tues to Thurs 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., Fri 11a.m. – 6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This 40's inspired salon celebrated its third anniversary in December of 2011. With pictures of pin-up girls gracing the walls, this busy salon provides the gamut from cuts, perms, threading, highlighting, wash, relax, trim, wax, blow out, curls, and most importantly hair coloring. It is price conscious and tries to maintain a balance between reasonable prices while growing its business. The stylists only recommend what you need to help enhance your hair color. The salon has also made a commitment to use organic hair products whenever possible making it a truly green salon.

Alex Emilio Salon
409 South Main St
Royal Oak, MI 48067

Hours: Mon 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Tues to Fri 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., Thurs 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sat 8 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Alex Emilio Salon is a modern chic salon located in downtown Royal Oak. It does hair, makeup and nails, which are all necessary for a complete look for any occasion. Alex Emilio Salon can be described in three words: style, sophistication, and superior service. It prides itself on ensuring you are happy with your color before you leave. It all starts by taking the time to help you choose the right color based on your skin type, eye color, and lifestyle.

Palazzolo Salon at the Fifth
432 South Washington St
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 545-0060

Hours: Mon - by appointment, Tues 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Wed to Thurs 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., Fri 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sat 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

If you want a high end experience while getting your hair colored then Palazzolo will fulfill all your hair therapy needs. It will offer you a glass of wine while you wait. Not a wine drinker? Not a problem, it also offers water, tea and soda. The atmosphere is relaxed, professional and well organized. Palazzolo does not offer specials in general, but they do offer an Elite Membership which is $25 a year. This provides 20 percent off all hair care products and hair dressing tools, free haircut and style on your birthday, special pricing on bridal or special events and more. Schedule your next appointment and walk away feeling pampered and complete with a new color.

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Red the Salon
470 North Old Woodward
Birmingham, MI 48009
(248) 203-1313

Hours: Mon 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Tues to Fri -  8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Wed to Thurs - 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sat 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Red the Salon is beautifully decorated in white, red, black and stainless steel giving it a modern and fresh look. The owner, Scott Fortner has been a fashion forward stylist for the past 25 years. His vision was to create a salon where he could train the best stylists in the area, push the boundaries of style and fashion, and cater to a discerning clientele. No matter what your style, color, or texture, Red, has what it takes to make you look like a million bucks.

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Marci Savage has recently adopted Detroit as her new hometown. Besides writing for online news publications, she has been an executive director for a disability advocacy organization, a small business owner, a financial adviser, a licensed personal banker, an expert quilt teacher, a model and a published author. Her interests include fashion, politics, art, theater, storm chasing, Sci-Fi, and technology. Her expertise is on shopping and style. Her work can be found at

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