The 9 Best Curly Hair Salons in NYC
Let’s face it: Not all salons are created equal. When it comes to curly hair, there’s an art to perfecting the best shape, curl definition or style. It’s super helpful to find a salon dedicated to teaching you how to do your curls at home, especially for those starting their natural hair journey and aren’t sure where to begin. From Devachan to Bumble & Bumble, here are nine curly hair salons in NYC to get your next wash, trim, color or all of the above.
1. Devachan Salon
From the masterminds of the curly fave DevaCurl comes two NYC locations of their very own hair salon, Devachan. Whether you’re coming for the complete DevaCurl transformation (including a styling and coaching session for at-home care) or simply the famous DevaCut ( a dry-cutting technique that focuses on every curl in its dry, natural state), prepare to have your natural hair catered to.
Multiple locations; devacurl.com/salons
2. Bumble & Bumble Salon
Started as a small salon in the ’70s, this hair care brand has expanded to two flagship stores in the city. When curly clients enter “The House of Bumble,” they will feel as if they’ve walked into a department store-café fusion. From cuts to styling, guests can enjoy the waiting room just as much as the hair station.
Multiple locations; bumbleandbumble.com/locations
3. Hair Rules
Celebrity hairstylist Dickey has been called the “texture guru” by big celebs including Sarah Jessica Parker, Rihanna and even former First Lady Michelle Obama. He started with a product line and a handbook to understanding natural hair, and then opened a salon of his own to put his practices to work. His stylists focus on your individual needs, regardless of texture.
828 Ninth Ave.; 212-315-2929 or hairrules.com
4. Ouidad Salon
The hair care brand is not only on the aisle but also in their very own salons across the country. The flagship salon reforms your curls using a signature Carving and Slicing technique—a trademarked method of cutting wet curls at an angle, preventing that triangle-hair look—and offers Spot Softening to reduce frizz. They even hold a training academy for aspiring hairstylists in the location.
37 W. 57th St.; 212-888-3288 or ouidad.com/Ouidad-New-York-Salon
5. Miss Rizos Salon
Creator Carolina Contreras, known as Miss Rizos, started a movement to educate and bring awareness to Afro-curly hair in Latin America and the Caribbean. It sparked a demand for curly hair awareness and the opening of her first salon in the Dominican Republic back in 2014. The popularity resulted in a second salon in NYC. Although the salon provides the staples in curly hair care (wash and go, finger coils and trims, to name a few), it’s the time stylists take to educate clients on best practices to keep their curls looking and feeling healthy that really makes it a great place to visit.
1604 St. Nicholas Ave.; missrizos.com/en/el-salon
6. Honey Salon
From scalp treatments to natural hairstyles, this Harlem salon offers a wide range of services. You’ll find a collection of products centered around curly hair and a team of hairstylists ready to bring your curls back to life. The salon even offers complimentary mimosas, coffee or tea, so you can have a pleasant experience as you get your hair done.
174 St. Nicholas Ave.; 212-663-0100 or honeysalonnyc.com
7. Hair Craft Studio by Ray
Master stylist Ray has been providing cuts, color and styling to clients for years. His staff is open to hearing clients’ concerns and teaching them ways to incorporate styling into their own daily routines. Looking to spice up your curls? The salon offers the popular balayage blonde technique, really paying attention to detail to get the color just right (without damaging your curls).
42 W. 35th St.; 212-901-2003 or secure-booker.com/haircraftstudiobyray
8. Sabine’s Hallway
With more than 15 years of experience, owner Sabine strives to educate clients on different natural hair techniques, styles and maintenance. She’s also a hair loss and wig specialist who’s knowledgeable about all hair types and textures. In addition to hair care, the salon offers skincare services to give you an all-around self-care day.
405 Nostrand Ave., Brooklyn; 718-789-2673 or mytime.com/sabineshallway
9. Bloom Beauty Lounge
Whether you have type 2A or 4C curls, this Chelsea salon works with each client to find a stylist who fits your hair type. It’s not one-size-fits-all when it comes to the services they provide. The staff caters to each client’s specific needs with a free consultation even before you book an appointment. They also offer makeup services as well as lessons on applying it yourself.
140 W. 19th St.; 212-255-9355 or bloombeautylounge.com