hair colorist and highlights expert for Seagull hair salon downtown nyc


Humberto is a Seagull hair colorist and highlighting expert. He is the talented protégé of our creative color specialist Jeanise. As a regular in the salon, you know Humby not only as a Seagull colorist but also a long time friendly face. You may already know Humberto from his training time with us. You’ll remember his magical head massages at the shampoo bowl as well as his flawless blow-dry finishing. Now, Humby is a full-time Seagull colorist. He offers a full range of color services at a lower price point. Humby specializes in all kinds of highlights—both foils and balayage—as well as creative colors, platinums, brunettes, and redheads. Humberto absorbs all of our colorists’ advanced tricks. He is the obvious choice for a discerning client on a budget.

Humby grew up in Santiago, in the Dominican Republic, as well as Rhode Island and New York City. He has a developed eye with a healthy appreciation for vivid colors and imaginative styles. Humby is pragmatic in his approach to hair color. He listens closely to pick up on client desires; a quality which sets him apart from other young colorists in the city. Originally a fashion student, his love for glamor and pageantry (in the grand tradition of Jennifer Lopez) led him to learn the ins and outs of creating total looks—including hair and makeup—that would become his trademark at fashion school. Ultimately, he abandoned sewing and pattern making to pursue a career in hair, enrolling in Empire Beauty School, the nation’s boot camp for budding stylists and colorists.

Humberto has perhaps the strongest intuition for color formulations that we’ve ever seen. His ability to create highly saturated, precise hues is amazing. And his finishing work is unmatched; his blowouts are exquisite and will last for days. Always happy to consult with you and toss around ideas for your customized color, Humberto is generous with his suggestions and listens closely. A hair colorist and highlights expert, he emphasizes the collaborative exchange of the Seagull ethos.




Single Process Color


Double Process Color


Double Process Color Touch-up


Partial Highlights


Full Highlights


Creative Color


Balayage Highlights




Olaplex, Plarmia or Milbon Treatments