The Vive Report: New York City’s Top 10 Salons

Welcome to the First Quarterly Vive Salon Report! Running a top salon isn’t easy--there are many things salon owners and stylists must continually work on: customer service, salon products, trends, staff training, and more. So, at Vive, we wanted to celebrate the salons who our Vivers feel do a particularly good job. To compile this report, we look at Vive ratings from the past three months, ending in September. Scroll down to see who the top 10 salons in New York City:

1. Brush

 Owner Brandon Shin’s intense focus on customer service puts Brush at the top,  “at Brush, we focus all of our energy on the client so that each client steps out  into the world feeling all the attention gravitate toward them.”

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2. Damian West

Sometimes the atmosphere at a salon is just so stellar, it keeps you coming back. That’s the case for Damian West, not to mention the great products they carry (Davines).

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3. Salon Ruggeri

Atmosphere strikes again. We’ve seen the word “obsessed” more than a few times on Vive reviews.

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4. Davida Salon

Vivers report consistently great blowouts as well as friendly service at this Upper East Side salon. One Viver told us, “I wouldn’t have thought to go here otherwise, but I’ve never, ever had a bad blowout.”


This salon gets top marks for its location, hours, service, and from what we hear, the gorgeous girl extensions make a great add on. Plus, the new Rene Furterer products are particularly luxurious.

6. Salon Gabor

This unassuming Upper West Sider is a neighborhood standby which also offer manis, pedis and waxing.

7. Lance Lappin Salon Tribeca

A Tribeca favorite with a winning location that has been in business for over 30 years.

8. The Red Door

Centrally located in Union Square, Vivers love this “gorgeous” salon which, as a bonus, offers wifi for the woman on the go.

9. LW Salon

Another centrally located fave near Bryant Park, LW Salon is known for its accommodating staff and “beautiful blowouts”.

10. Michael Angelo’s Wonderland Beauty Parlor

How can you not love a salon with a name like Michael Angelo’s Wonderland Beauty Parlor? Vivers note the “cool vibe” and great Shu Uemura products.

Runner up: Vidov Salon

A West Village favorite, Vivers always note the consistently “great results”.

Note: To compile this list, we looked only considered salons that completed at least 30 appointments with reviews in the past three months.