The Dop Dop Story

Established in 1996, Dop Dop Salon has become a mainstay for SoHo artistry. As a renowned hair salon and performance space, its 4,000 square feet loft atmosphere provides an open and creative approach to hair artistry.

I knew from a very young age that I wanted to be a hairdresser, and in fact, I entered beauty school at 15. By 17, I had graduated, moved to Houston, Texas and started my career at a salon called Visible Changes. Two ex-New Yorkers, John and Maryanne McCormack, owned the salon, and it was serendipitous that I just happened to walk in one day and got a job. I spent over six years with them learning and experiencing with incredible structure. When I moved to New York, I spent the next six years in unabashed creativity at the John Dellaria Salon.

Then in 1996, I opened my own salon in SoHo called Dop Dop Salon. We used ARTec, like we did at both Visible Changes and John Dellaria. I became a platform artist for them and when L’Oréal Professionnel purchased ARTec, they got me and my team. It was a great transition for me to go from ARTec to L’Oréal Professionnel. I always say that God has me where I need to be at every moment, and if I don’t fight it and go with it, I end up where I need to be.

So after over six years of incredible structure with the McCormacks, and over six years of unabashed creativity with John Dellaria, I was finally able to marry the two at Dop Dop. I think of what we do as artistry with an edge. We’re extremely creative and extraordinarily tasteful.

After 25 years in the industry, both behind the chair and on stage, I have learned that we are all on the same team. We’re one colorist, and we share the same goal – to make our clients look and feel better than they did when they came in. Never forget why we’re really in this business. It isn’t to compete. It isn’t to debase one another. It’s to make a positive difference in people’s lives.

“Good hair color looks good on the person who is wearing it. Great hair color becomes a part of the person who is wearing it.”

Jo Blackwell-Preston

What We Do

Services we put our hearts into

Haircuts & Styling



Advanced Stylist$100

Artistic Stylist$110

Master I Stylist$120

Master II Stylist$130

Master III Stylist$140

Jo Blackwell-Preston$160


Bang Trims$20

Blow Dry$55-$90

Blow Dry w/ Extensions$30 additional

Flat/Curling Iron$30 additional

Up Styles$105*

Bridal Trial$125*

Bridal, Day Of$200*

*prices starting from


Color & Treatments


Technician  $85$145

Advanced Technician  $95$155

Artistic Technician  $105$175

Master I Technician  $115$195

Master II Technician  $125$215

Master III Technician  $135$235

Jo Blackwell-Preston  $155$270

*single process color || double process color



Advanced Technician$115$155$185$230

Artistic Technician$125$175$195$250

Master I Technician$140$195$220$280

Master II Technician$155$215$245$310

Master III Technician$170$235$265$340

Jo Blackwell-Preston$190$270$320$380

*face frame || 1/2 head || 3/4 head || full head

Conditioning Treatments

Shu Uemura Instant Replenisher$28

L'Oreal Power Dose$45


Kerastase Fusio Dose$45-$65

Shu Uemura Custom Treatment$45-$65

Shu Uemura Ceremony$65


Noiraudepro Japanese Treatment$75-$150

Additional Treatments

Extra Color/Pull Through$50


Relaxer Retouch$105*

Relaxer Full$205*


Long Hair Perm$300*

*prices starting from

Salon Policies

Please be aware that a credit card number is required to reserve your appointment.

We understand that sometimes extraordinary circumstances are unavoidable and you may need to change your schedule. We kindly ask that you give us 24 hours notice if you cancel your appointment. If 24 hours notice is not given, you will be charged 50% of your service fee. Missed appointments or “no shows” are subject to a charge in the amount of the full service.

Cancellations and “no shows” leave gaps in our schedules that cannot be filled without timely notice. This notification courtesy enables us to schedule another client and, in turn, maintains a higher availability of services for you as well as others.

Due to scheduling commitments to other clients’ schedules, we may need to reschedule any appointment for which you are more than 10 minutes late.

We hope you understand the need for these policies. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Who we are

Meet the team
Jo Blackwell-Preston

Jo Blackwell-Preston

Founder / CEO

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Brittany Keller




Front Desk


Front Desk Coordinator


Mirian Lima


Master III Stylist

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Theresa Adams


Master III Stylist

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Cesar Ramirez


Master III Stylist

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Jay Vosper


Master II Stylist

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Josie Sanchez


Master II Stylist

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Deborah Novick


Master Stylist

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George Rylander


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Melanie Neal


Artistic Stylist

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Boswell Scot


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Erica Wright


Advanced Stylist

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Nancy Casiano


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Andrea Laug



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Amber Alster



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Yuki Yasui






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Josie Sanchez is a master stylist, colorist and hair extensionist. She loves bringing her experience in fashion back to her clients. When not at Dop Dop, she travels the country teaching hairstylists advanced color and styling techniques for L’Oréal Professionnel.

Andrea infuses her technical training with impeccable taste. She thrives on continuing education and sharing new ideas with her clients. Andrea is a stylist, colorist, makeup artist and gives a mean men's haircut.

With over 25 year's experience, George has spent 10 years here at Dop Dop. A Master Stylist and Colorist, he specializes in Corrective Color and Balayage techniques. "It really is all about listening to what my clients really want. What matters most to me is that they experience their beauty on the inside and out. "

Alicia is a talented stylist and colorist with a natural ability to work with hair. She is a full time stylist at Dop Dop also completing her degree in fashion design at FIT. Alicia is immersed in fashion and her aesthetic reflects her training and commitment to her clients.

Robin Paris has managed salons in New York for the past 30 years. She has proudly managed Dop Dop since it's inception in 1996. "I am very humbled by the level of talent and dedication that I am met with every day when I walk through the doors of this awesome sacred space."

Brittany joined the Dop Dop team in 2009 with a background in hair and a passion for customer service. As the Manager, her personable way combined with attention to detail is a great asset to clients.

Deborah has been a stylist, colorist and hair extensionist for over 25 years. She can be found backstage working with top designers at New York Fashion Week such as Rodarte, Jason Wu, Thakoon and Marchesa. She works as an Educator and Artist for Kérastase Paris.

Jay is a colorist who specializes in balayage at Dop Dop since 2004. She travels nationally facilitating advanced color education for hairdressers. Jay believes in making a connection with her clients in order to provide them with the ultimate experience in custom color.

Melanie is a stylist and colorist with a unique background in both art and poetry. She views hair as the canvas creating new and exciting ways to reinvent color and styles. Melanie is a leader in the Dop Dop education program and inspires and teaches our young stylists.

Mirian was born in the Dominican Republic where her career began. She came to Dop Dop in 2001 and has since become one of the salon's most sought after stylists. Mirian specializes in both cut and color, and her approach to hair is to create an individual look for her clients based on their lifestyle while keeping the integrity of the hair.

With over 11 years behind the chair at Dop Dop, Theresa is also an educator and Artist for L'Oréal Professionnel. As a triple threat, Theresa brings a unique blend of skills to the salon: colorist, stylist and educator. Before coming to Dop Dop, she worked as a freelance artist doing editorial work in the film, fashion, and music industry. Her approach is fun, free and flexible.

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Erica joined the Dop Dop team in 2009 as a colorist who specializes in balayage. This approach allows her to create soft, beautiful natural hair with the freedom of ultimate customization. "A part of the joy I get from what I do is creating a vision with my client and together we achieve a unique look that speaks to each of them."

Lori has been at Dop Dop for over 10 years, and is seasoned veteran of over 20 years as a stylist/colorist. As an International Platform artist for Redken, and her poised, professional and approachable style has contributed to her success behind the chair. She makes every performance a personalized experience, whether she’s teaching in a classroom or to an audience of thousands. Her passion for hair-color, texture and learning clearly comes through.

An industry veteran of over 25 years, Nancy joined the Dop Dop team in 2009. She finds her inspiration in effortless, natural-looking hair, and strives to help clients love the way they look.

Dale is a Master Stylist at Dop Dop and an educator in the Design Education Program. Having worked at elite salons around the country, in 2009 Dale found his perfect fit at Dop Dop. His extensive classical training and creative vision has put him in great demand by clients around the country.

Cesar began his career at Dop Dop in 2002. He is a celebrity stylist inspired by global style. Cesar transforms fashion into wearable everyday looks to create personalized trends for his clients. He specializes in cut, color and styling for women and men.

Boswell is an industry veteran of over 12 years and one of the newest members to the Dop Dop team. He specializes is curly and textured hair, as well as men's grooming and barbering. As a stylist, colorist and educator his skills are progressively cutting edge yet masterfully refined.

Amber Alster has been doing hair for nearly a decade.She is originally from Texas, but moved to New York to further her career and seek creative inspiration.  Amber has  a passion for all aspects of hairdressing , specializing currently in Styling, Haircutting, Bridal Hair and Make-up. Amber is an experienced make-up artist , she uses these skills for special events and weddings. Amber loves to create looks that vary from commercial to couture, a look to represent each persons individual beauty. She is always trying to further herself as an artist and has been educated by some of the best in the business such as L'Oreal Professional, Redken, and Kerastase.

Our Promise

We are committed to treating each and every Dop Dop guest with talent, respect, extraordinary customer service and artistry. Many of our senior Dop Dop team members are worldwide educators trained in the most advanced techniques and products. They also train every member of our junior team to ensure the high quality of work our clients have come to expect from us. We promise to constantly maintain and upgrade our services as to better serve you, promoting your trust and loyal patronage. This is who we are, and this is what you can count on.

Our Work

A taste of our creativity

“Good hair color looks good on the person who is wearing it. Great hair color becomes a part of the person who is wearing it.”

Jo Blackwell-Preston

What's Happening


Jam Session September 10th

Dop Dop Salon Jam Session

Beauty In Transition

Dop Dop is now in partnership with Beauty In Transition. Beauty in Transition is a large-scale, city-wide artistic project partnering with various institutions to create a mobile, outdoor beauty salon serving NYC homeless shelters in Brooklyn and Manhattan. The mobile unit provides beauty services including a hair wash, cut, color and/or style service to willing participants. Through providing face-to-face dialogue in a calming recuperative salon environment, this project aims to facilitate empathetic understanding and to unravel the reductive label of homeless.

Price Updates

To continue to bring you the highest quality of services and innovative products we are announcing a small price increase beginning on June 1, 2014. Thank you for your continued support.

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