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David Ryan Salon

429 W. 46th St., New York, NY 10036 40.761369 -73.991569
nr. Ninth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-956-1830 Send to Phone

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  • Type: Hair Salon
  • Services: Hairstyling

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Tue-Wed, 11am-7pm; Thu, 11am-8pm; Fri, 11am-7pm; Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, noon-6pm; Mon, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

C, E at 50th St.

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MasterCard, Visa


Plunked on one of the better blocks of ever-trendier Hell’s Kitchen, David Ryan Salon could easily hold its own on the streets of Soho or the West Village. Quaint and stylish, with a casual vibe, this neighborhood salon has developed a near-cultish following for its French Balayage highlighting technique, a freehand painting method that turns up a more natural result than traditional applications. (Plenty of standard foil-covered heads also sit before the hanging gilded mirrors at each station.) As far as cuts go, you can expect modern-looking scissor and razor shapes. Achieving a complete look here has been known to command a hefty chunk of minutes, since stylists prefer to take their time with each client, from the obligatory scalp massage to the Phyto-polished end result. Luckily, plush jewel-tone settees and local art on exposed brick walls create an attractive setting in which clients can sip tea and groove to some lively tunes. The stylists all favor a laid-back jeans and T-shirt dress code. A hearty clientele of men also seems to feel at home at the salon, most likely because they’re not treading on too-girly territory.