254 Fifth Ave., 4th fl., New York, NY, 10001
nr. 28th St.
By chloejonez on 1/27/2012
Time is precious to all us living in NYC, so to find a salon that makes every minute spent there worth it is truly a testament to Greg Ruggeri and his team. From the moment you walk through the door up the red carpet to the salon, you are shown a service that would only be fit for a queen. Whether you know exactly what you want, or you need inspiration with your hair, Greg, takes the time to understand and consult with you before working his magic. He is my fairy godmother that works miracles on my hair, whether its a quick highlighting session or new cut and blow dry, every second is magical. Whether you are a princess or not, you will certainly feel like one once you walk out of his salon.
By nyc2011 on 1/12/2012
Salon Ruggeri is hands down the best hair salon I have ever been to. Period. It is small, intimate, and elegant. You never feel as if you are being rushed out of the chair. I see Cassie who is so patient with me every time I come in. She really listens to what I want and talks through my options with me. My hair is the best it has ever looked, hands down. Not to mention my color!! I like to keep my hair a nice wheat colored blonde which in the almost seven years I have lived here no one has been able to do. Cassie nailed it on the very first visit. Her cuts are perfect and are only equalled by her ability to deliver a beautiful color every time. Whereas other salons might make you feel as if you are not quite cool enough to be there, the atmosphere at Ruggeri is welcoming and peaceful. Perhaps if you're lucky you might go on the day when Craig has made some of his delicious ginger tea! Regardless you will always feel at ease and leave happy!
By liberty3 on 4/20/2011
Greg did such a lovely job with my blonde highlights. I feel like a sun kissed version of myself! The whole experience was relaxing and easy. And he cleaned up my haircut as an added bonus.
By rebeccaecrawford on 1/19/2011
Ruggeri is hands down the best overall hairdressing experience I have had. Having never previously enjoyed the crazy and frantic environments of most other hair salons, the unhurried and individualised service provided by Greg and Craig is what makes all the difference. However, what truly keeps me coming back is the extremely high-quality colour I receive. Highly knowledgable about everything to do about hair, Greg is honest and upfront about his opinions, thinking about what will be best for you in the long run. But what I love above all is his creativity in hair styling! I have never left unhappy with a hairstyle I have received. Something I cannot honestly say about any other salon I have gone to in my lifetime. There is literally nothing he cannot/will not do. Since Greg has left Sydney, I have been consistently disappointed with hair colour experiences I have had...moving to New York now seems like a very real possibility!
By AnnabelWalsh on 1/17/2011
I had an amazing experience with Greg. He was recommended to me by a friend and far exceeded any expectations I had. He listened to what I had to say while bringing in his own creative touch. Not only did he give me a beautiful haircut, he also gave me an in-depth (and much needed) blowdrying lesson and several new ideas on how to style my hair. This sort of experience: receiving excellent, personal service in a chic, chaos-free environment is just what every New Yorker (and their hair) needs!
By RUESINCLAIR on 1/14/2011
From the moment I walked through the chic entrance of Ruggeri, I was immediately transported to a place of elegance, decadence and relaxation. A friend recommended Greg as he was her colourist and stylist in Australia, and let me tell you what a fabulous recommendation. I needed someone to tame my wild, thick locks and Greg was the man for the job. Not only did he blend my colour beautifully, but when my hair caught fire after being flicked into a candle flame at a Thanksgiving party, Greg came to my rescue and literally spent hours on his day off to cut every singed hair from my head. He expertly cut, conditioned and styled my hair so no one would notice that I was missing the entire top layer of hair from my right side. What more does a girl want than to have her hair done by a highly experienced and talented stylist who is completely focussed on you and your hair. I for one am grateful to have found Ruggeri.
By jacqgio on 1/13/2011
From the moment you walk through his door you are welcomed into a loving home decorated with superb taste! Greg is a person who wants the best for everyone around him and loves to please (he does not judge you, he listens and appreciate individuals for themselves). He is down to earth and really listens to his clients. You can tell his really loves his job and that is why he is one of the best at what he does. So many times when you come by the "best", hair dressers have this attitude which I can't stand, but not him. Greg has a gift with his hair creations and gives you an amazing hair cut that will make you look fabulous with minimal time and attention (for the busy worker). I love spending time there. It is like a small town place where they seem to remember everything about you and know how you're feeling when you walk in. Although he is very upscale and you are treated as though you are his only client in the world. A must if you need hairdresser.
By mystyleswilson on 1/12/2011
Being a client of Greg Ruggeri's is unlike anything you would have experienced before. I hugely look forward to my hair appointments with him - his warmth, humour and conversation, the ambience of the salon (Craig - he needs to pay you more) and the one-on-one attention creates an oasis that you long to be a part of. But hey, it's the hair skills that really matter - and this is where Greg truly stands out. I'd been recommended to Greg by a beauty editor after having had a bad blonde colour elsewhere - and Greg fixed it in the first appointment and gave me the most beautiful, natural blonde imaginable. And I've been hooked ever since!
By lauraekolar on 1/12/2011
You will never have a better salon experience than you do at Ruggeri. The decor is exquisite and the service is nothing but the best. I came to Greg with damaged, over highlighted hair, and when he was done, I was a whole new person! I got complimented more than ever on my new natural-looking blonde hair! He was so great to talk to and gave me helpful little tips that I now use everyday! The personalized experience is truly unique. A+
By petagorman on 1/12/2011
Greg is the most talented, creative and professional hairdresser I know. I have been in a hair relationship with Greg for almost ten years. I have never been disappointed with my colour, cut or do‚€™s (my favorite is the SJP up-do). His experience is unparalleled and his ability to make women (and men) feel completely sexy is a wonderful feeling. He is one of the most beautiful people I know ‚€“ very funny and totally gorgeous. I highly and whole heartily recommend Mr Ruggeri. Also, the interior of the salon will take your experience to a whole new level ‚€“ it is just ah-mazing!