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Ruggeri

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115 East 37th St., New York, NY 10016 40.748732 -73.979015
nr. Park Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-229-2094 Send to Phone

  • Reader Rating:

    10 out of 10

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    24 Reviews | Write a Review

  • Type: Hair Salon
  • Services: Hairstyling, Makeup Application
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Official Website

ruggerinyc.com

Hours

Daily, 8am-8pm, by appointment only

Nearby Subway Stops

1 at 18th St.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Profile

Greg Ruggeri’s salon inhabits the front room of an apartment on the second floor of a walk-up on 18th  Street. The back room houses the office of his partner, decorator Craig Longhurst, who did all the work on the space. Ruggeri plays multiple roles: owner, assistant, and stylist. After welcoming you and washing your hair with Evo shampoo, Ruggeri will sit you down on a chair in front of a black-framed mirror and leave you to relax as he goes to work with the soothing croons of Frank Sinatra playing in the background. He specializes in cutting, tone-on-tone highlighting, natural blonde highlighting, blowouts, and updos, the latter of which he learned from his mother, a hairdresser in the sixties who taught him the art of putting hair up. Ruggeri is also known for what is best described as hair ER, i.e. fixing bad highlights. The trained colorist has opened his salon for a desperate client at 10 p.m., working until 1 a.m. to repair a botched dye job.

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