When hairstylist Gregorio Ruggeri and interior designer Craig Longhurst brought their salon from Australia to Manhattan, they decided to sell more than just blowouts and blonde highlights. “People would always ask us, ‘Where did you get this or that?’ and we started thinking, What if you could actually buy everything—the artwork, the couch?” says Ruggeri, who now sells vintage jewelry and pricey housewares almost as often as haircuts and balayage.
On a recent visit, I waited for my appointment on a Louis XIV painted fauteuil ($1,800) that sat under a black-and-white print of Anna Nicole Smith by photographer Daniela Federici ($2,500). But if you visit the art-gallery–esque space (and you should—my blowout was shiny and full, and every blonde in the place was buttery perfection), don’t expect it to look the same twice. The Technicolor floral Missoni rug I was eyeing is already gone, and there’s a Kandinsky–inspired Nourison in its place.
Salon Ruggeri, 254 Fifth Ave., N.Y.C. (ruggerinyc.com).
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