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Service Station: Gilding the Scissors

Gregorio Ruggeri and Craig Longhurst transform their new salon in New York’s NoMad into an oasis of art and beauty.

Tucked away in Manhattan’s NoMad Salon Ruggeri — opened by hairstylist Gregorio Ruggeri and his partner of 20 years, interior designer Craig Longhurst — harks back to the original meaning of the word. “We always wanted to do a salon in the true sense, where people used to gather round and discuss things,” Longhurst says. The duo imagined the space as a chic respite from city life, where clients can draw inspiration from their surroundings. To that end, the space is chock-a-block with art and sculpture, including a current exhibit of work by Australian photographer Daniela Federici, and an eclectic arrangement of midcentury-modern furniture sourced by Longhurst from auction houses and flea markets, all available to purchase. Also on the menu: jewelry and hair accessories the duo designed in collaboration with the costume jewelry house Ciner. “It’s not a blank white space, [where] you hear the rat-a-tat-tat of a hairdressing salon,” says Ruggeri, who oversees a team of five stylists and colorists. Adds Longhurst, “We never want to be stagnant. Every time a client comes in, there is something different.”

Salon Ruggeri
254 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10001

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