Coloring hair is not as easy as the commercials make it look, so cultivating a relationship with a good hair colorist is a must, even if you're just looking for some well-placed tints. Seong Heui at the Uptown Jon English Hairspa has mastered an extensive color palette. Sometimes she has ideas for you, but she'll also try out your suggestions (and knows when to gently steer you away from bad decisions). Seong Heui is particularly adept at blending highlights or lowlights with all-over color, creating textured and unusual styles. It beats Manic Panic any day.