Katia Kamen does the best color, hands down, of any colorist working in Manhattan. Her professional expertise and aesthetic combine brilliantly with her intuitive understanding of what will look best on a client. While she listens to and respects her clients, she is someone I trust to do what will look most natural on me. The salon is a lovely, warm place in which discretion and good humor are evident in everyone who works there, from the caring (and magic scalp massaging) Esther who washes your hair to the sparkling Tessa at the front desk to the terrific stylist Mami. Every time I leave, my hair and step are lighter and I ask myself why I don't go more often - I usually find the atmosphere at most salons annoying and pretentious, but that's not the case at Miano Viel and Katia Kamen is a New York gem. I turned 50 this year and am amazed people still don't seem to realize that I haven't seen my natural color in decades - thanks to Katia and the salon.