189 Orchard St, New York, NY | Directions 1000240.722201 -73.988406
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Lower East Side
Destiny is a Hair God – Destiny did a beautiful job cutting and coloring my hair. I was a little nervous to get highlights in my hair but she was very cautious and understanding of my neurotic-ness. She did a divine job and i am extremely pleased with my new luscious locks. If you want your hair to be precisely what you have in mind, have Destiny cut or color your hair. She really is very kind and listens to your wants/ suggestions and trust her expertise in hair care.
Rena at Arena is the best! – Rena, the owner of Arena, has been cutting my hair for more than 10 years. She is wonderful with curly hair and is always right on key with her cuts. Rena really spends time with all of her clients and truly cares about them ad their hair. Besides the great music, other great haircutters/colorists, nice cup of tea and warm vibe - I love Arena!
My Hair is the Healthiest it's EVER been! – I have been going to Rena for 3 years. I have always had blond highlights but could never grow my hair long because it always looked damaged (and was!) past a certain length. Not only does Rena use the most gentle products for color, but she also taught me the key to healthy hair...DON'T wash it everyday! My hair is now to the middle of my back and it is really the best it has ever looked in my 38 years! And because Rena is so nice, her team reflects her kindness and warmth. It is always a pleasure to visit Arena Salon.
Friendly & Funky! – The Arena Salon is colourful, vivid and vibrant! Rena and Destiny are wonderful people! I've known them both for over 2 years now and their skills and creativity never cease to progress. If you want a special cut that defines you this is the place to go! They truly are humble hard working artists. Not to mention the waxing is phenomenal and precise! They'll recreate you!
Unbelievably Fabulous Color and Cut – Read about Rena from Citysearch after a year-long stay in Napa, CA where my hair was absolutely fried due to the dry weather. Walked in off the street last week and met Rena and she sat down with me, and we discussed options with color, dealng with the dryness and gray hair. Made an appointment for the following day. Rena told me that she had thought about my hair and repaired my hair and cut it. She took three hours with me and when I walked out, I really felt like I had been taken care of by a family member - she is that thoughtful, caring and really knows her color. I appreciate the years of experience she brings with her and her knowledge of the business. She also knew the keeping the youthfulness of my color was important and I really appreciated how she didn't push her thoughts on me and allowed me to feel very comfortable. The cut she gave me is amazing! I've always spent so much time with my hair and I literally get up and scrunch it or turn it upside down and it looks terrific. There are tons of places around here - all much more expensive, trying to be very hip and cool. For me, Arena is the only place on the Lower East Side worth it.
Destiny gives the best hair cuts ever!! – A roommate of mine came home one day with a fabulous haircut. I said and asked,"Wow, where did you go? It looks amazing". She mentioned that she went to Arena Salon and got her haircut by Destiny. Automatically I looked up the website and made an appointment. Ever since that day Destiny has been my hair stylist. With an amazing personality and perfection she gives exactly what you ask for.
dES iS dA BEST! – As you walk into Arena, this little hair salon located in the Lower East Side, you are greeted by the charming owner, Rena, and the positive atmosphere. Destiny, the adorable girl from Florida, has cut my hair countless times. She has a great sense of style and always listens to what I want. Des’ input is always worthy of considering, since she knows what she is doing. Her personality lights the already exuberant salon. I am unable to imagine getting my hair done anywhere else!
Rena is a GREAT Colorist! – I have been going to Rena for 10 years now. I started with highlights to give my hair that special 'pop'. Now, Rena has helped me embrace my 'white' hairs with her amazing blending technique. I always walk out of the salon feeling like a new woman. Thank you, Rena!
Thank you Irene!!!!!!!!! – I have never written a review about a salon before but i just couldn't help myself!! I had my hair done at Arena and i am thrilled! Irene did my highlights and for once; someone got it right. Being a brunette usually means brassy highlights- and Irene gave me the beautiful caramel color i was looking for!!! She therefore
restored my eagerness in getting highlights!!! I will definitely be going back to this salon.
Amazing for blonds – It was my second time getting my hair highlighted by Arnulfo and I have to say he does a truly amazing job. I'm blond, and i tend to hate when blond highlights are very obvious. I told Arnulfo exactly what i wanted (bright, beachier blond without the chunkiness of normal highlights) and he gave me just that; amazing highlights that brightened up my hair without making it look fake. I have gotten tons of compliments on the color, and even people in the street ask me 1) if my color is natural, 2) who did it.
So, I would have to say, any blonds out there looking for an amazing colorist who listens and understand what you want (and what you need!) visit Arnulfo at Arena
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