Salon Ruggeri is a Hidden New York Treasure
I go to a lot of different salons (it's research!), but the Salon Ruggeri in New York City's Murray Hill, is like none I had seen before. With no big front window or even a sign, when I arrived at the beautiful brownstone, I thought maybe I had gotten the address wrong. But after I rang the doorbell I was led up a regal case of winding stairs by interior designer Craig Longhurst, co-owner and mastermind behind the dream space I was about to enter. My jaw dropped as I scanned the high-ceilinged room dripping with crystal chandeliers, art worthy of a museum, chic mid-century modern furniture, and just four styling chairs, one that happened to be in a private room.
In 2010 Longhurst and stylist and colorist Gregorio Ruggeri set out to create an intimate salon with a one-on-one styling experience. Often only a single client is in the space at a time receiving the most special treatment in an environment so unique in today's salon world. I had the pleasure of chatting with the dapper, bow-tie clad Ruggeri as he styled my hair (perfectly I might add) for the summer soirée I was attending that evening. His easy-going company and individual attention is yet another asset that will certainly keep clients (myself included) coming back. But before I sat in his chair, I met with their new massage specialist Marie Lytle for an hour treatment. She worked wonders on my problem areas and I left feeling relaxed and my muscles rejuvenated.
The salon, which previously only had hair on the menu, now offers a wide array of massages from Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Lymph Drainage to Medical Massage, Sports Massage, Myofascial Release, and Trigger Point Therapy. They have also added the elite facial rejuvenation treatments from Facial Aesthetics Consultant and Practitioner Yone Tierney, one of the top five providers in his field. So whether you are planning a trip to the Big Apple or live among the hustle and bustle, stopping by this incomparable salon for a cut, color, facial, massage, or the whole shebang, is a definite must.
To book an appointment visit Ruggerinyc.com.
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