153 W 18th St, New York, NY | Directions 1001140.740721 -73.996917
Neighborhoods: Chelsea, Midtown
PERFECTION – The BEST salon experience you will ever have. Greg and Craig have created an oasis in the middle of this bustling metropolis. Small and intimate, the atmosphere at Ruggeri is soothing. A pleasant contrast from the conveyor belt, techno infused, ego driven salons I have been to in the past. I have been going to Cassie for some time now and have never once had a bad experience. Cassie has somehow managed to give me the most PERFECT hairstyle I have ever had, not to mention the most beautiful color I have ever had in my life! I always look forward to my visits, not just because I know I'll be leaving with gorgeous hair, but because the whole experience is absolute perfection. I couldn't recommend this salon any higher. It is hands down the best salon I have ever been to in my life.
BEST HAIRCUT IN NEW YORK – 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!
Thank you Annabel, that is so very kind of you.
Exceptional quality, creativity and service – I have been seeing Greg for the past 3 years and, like others mentioned in review prior to mine, followed him from Australia to NYC to continue to experience the exceptional styling and colour he provides.
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 where I never felt comfortable or relaxed, 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. And 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...
PLUS the newest and best magazines are always lined up ready to be read and is also a total pleasure..
Thanks Bec, as always it is an absolute pleasure tending to your locks. We look forward to seeing you soon. G&C
A Total Quality Experience – Today was the second time I have had the pleasure of being styled at Ruggeri and I promise you Greg and Craig will make you feel like an old friend and you'll leave the salon feeling like a million bucks.
Aside from how great my hair looks, the salon is so gorgeous I have left both times with a serious case of interior design envy. It's not at all intimidating because Greg and Craig make you feel so comfortable and welcome but I want to steal all their design ideas for my apartment : ) You'll know what I mean when you visit. The place is so glamorous and stylish right from the floral arrangement through to the exquisite china they serve you your choice of tea or coffee in - it's a top class experience.
But really, none of that would mean anything unless the cuts and colors were as good as the surroundings. Luckily they are. Being from Sydney I was so excited to read about their new salon in NY Mag and so glad I decided to make an appointment. My hair is fine and frizzy/wavy and needs someone really talented with the scissors to make it sit right. Greg has given me 2 perfect easy to manage haircuts. He also does the best highlights I've ever had. The color still looked great 8 weeks later when it was time for my next appointment. I can't recommend Ruggeri highly enough. Go. You won't be disappointed.
Thank you, it puts a big smile on our face to read your review and makes us very glad that we moved here to New York. You don't have to steal the design ideas for your apartment, you can simply hire me to help you!
Blonde from the Gods – If your fortunate enough to get an appointment before Thanksgiving you'll be so happy. I think I may have just got the best blonde ever and I've been doing this for years.
Greg is just so talented and the salon is a stunning experience.
Thank you Anna. We're glad you love the color and the salon and look forward to seeing you soon. C&G xx
Stairway to Heaven – I'm no spring chicken and so the thought of going to a salon that is a two floor walk up in a townhouse almost put me off. But I went because I had been told about Greg by a friend and I have to say that it turned out to be the 'stairway to heaven'.
I had been colouring my gray hair for years and I was tired of the regrowth showing within weeks. Greg very kindly explained how i could go more a silver fox color with lighter sections around my face so that when the colour grew out it would not show as much and be far more natural. The result was incredible. I feel like a new woman and my friends cannot believe how great I look.
Plus, it was such a pleasure to be looked after by Greg and Craig in their beautiful salon. They served the most impressive tea tray complete with lemon biscotti that they had baked the nght before. Just heavan. Thank you!
It was a pleasure to meet you and glad you love your new color, hair style, the salon, the tea service and Greg's biscotti. Also it always helps when your friends give you unsolicited praise about a new look. Thank you, C&G.
Best highlights in the city – I moved to New York 5 years ago and had been searching for easy natural highlights in the city the entire time (I'm blond). I think I tried every major salon in town. Then Craig and Greg moved to NY and opened my hair savior - Ruggeri.
My hair has never looked better, it now looks exactly the way its supposed to. Its natural yet special and I get so many compliments.
The salon itself is so chic and comfortable and Craig and Greg could not be more welcoming. Greg wears his experience and talent with a refined ease and Craigs natural style oooozes though this little piece of heaven in the city.....
Going to Ruggeri is easily the best experience I have had with any salon in New York. My hair is even more thrilled than I am!
Thank you for the glowing review and we look forward to seeing you soon Ms K. C&G xx
Will literally transform you from drab to fab!! – I recently moved from Australia to NYC and was looking for a colourist and stylist who could ensure my locks would look fabulous at every occasion. A friend recommended Greg from Ruggeri, and let me tell you what a sensational recommendation. From the moment I walked through the chic entrance I was transported to a place of elegance, decadence and exceptional one-on-one service.
What more does a girl need then to have her hair done by a highly experience and talented stylist whose focus is completely on you and your hair?
Despite the chic surroundings, the ambience was relaxed and professional. I left the salon feeling gorgeous and was stopped in the street by complete strangers asking who did my hair. Talk about a confidence booster, I love love love Ruggeri and am so glad I found them.
Is that the fabled chantuese Rue Sinclair singing our praises? Mon dieu, it is! Thanks for the grand review, I hope you gain many in NYC too. C&G xx
So good I followed him to NYC... – Greg has been coloring my hair for 7 years and I wouldn't dream of going elsewhere... When I found out he was moving to NYC, I was so devastated at the prospect of losing my beloved hairdresser, I too decided to pick up and leave Sydney ;)!
I get compliment after compliment on the color of my hair and it can only be attributed to Greg's masterful skills. Not only does he produce natural looking highlights but he's extremely quick and efficient. I have recommended Salon Ruggeri to sooo many of my friends, all of whom are as thrilled and happy with the results as I am.
The salon is divine and I absolutely love, love, love going there - because I know my hair is going to look incredible after I leave and because I always love to see what changes to the decor/ salon Craig has done in the 8 weeks prior!
Thank you Ava, aren't you glad we all moved here? C&G xx
You will LOVE it here. Love, Love, Love... – I read, saved, and stuck the NY Magazine article from September 13, 2010 to my refrigerator. As I have layered hair, I wanted to try out Greg - who is described as having a masterful way with layered cuts. I knew this could be the place for me.
Fast forward 1 1/2 months. I finally find my way to Greg/Craig 3 days after my former stylist completely butchered my hair. In a state of near panic and desperation with thoughts of pixie cuts dangling in the air, I call Ruggeri on a Sunday night hoping to hear a message with hours of operation. It's a human voice! The loveliest, most accommodating voice you can hear when your hair has just been destroyed. I was able to schedule an appointment straight away.
Ruggeri is just amazing. You walk into an elegantly appointed salon (Craig) and are welcomed by two exquisite gentlemen - Greg & Craig.
It's quite an experience to have your hair styled with Greg, magical even. You never feel rushed, your fears are allayed, you know he's listening and he truly wants you to have the hair that suits you best. It's like your own personal salon.
Greg saved my hair. There's no other way to describe it. You know the feeling when your hair really looks fantastic? The walk down the street and people stare because your hair is just stunning kind of hair? That's how I felt. My hair is beautiful (and not pixie short). NY Magazine wasn't embellishing at all. He has a masterly way with hair!
A thousand thanks to Greg & Craig for loving NYC so much that they would leave Sydney and set up shop here. Ruggeri is truly a gift to NYC.
It was a big leap of faith closing Sydney and moving here. Would the ladies like the way Greg styles hair, would they like they way he colors and highlights, would they like our little private eclectic space and would they like us? Thankfully we get introduced to clients like you who enjoy the entire experience, which is what we want, AND the best part is we meet charming, well groomed, beautiful ladies like yourself. Thank you for your review and we look forward to seeing you soon. C&G xx
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