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David Ryan Salon is going to be 20-years-old in December–and we want you to help us celebrate!

Come to our salon on Thursday, December 8, on 8:00 PM for a party.  We’ll have games, contents, a DJ, wine, yummy food–and lots of fun!

We love our clients.  You’re family and, over the years, we’ve seen many of you grow up, get married, have kids, move out of town–and then move back again.

Hope to see you!


Keratin Treatments Repair, Restore and Smooth Hair


Hi! I’m Joe Sanders, a David Ryan Salon Hair Stylist, and I’m certified in the Simply Smooth Brazilian Keratin Treatment.  Keratin treatments are great, as they repair and restore your hair.  They add shine and can prevent color fade. And now that we’re entering those high-humidity summer days, we need as much help as possible keeping our hair smooth.”

In fact, here’s a very recent “before” and “after.”  My client was so thrilled with the results she took her own picture.

Joe Sander's client, before keratin treatment


Same client, after keratin treatment

Besides being certified in the Simply Smooth Brazilian Keratin Treatment, I use  a free style cutting technique that combine wet and dry hair cutting techniques. My work has been featured in magazines, such as “Shape” and “People” and on television shows, such as “Law & Order” and “Martha.”  A little more 411 on me: My style icons are Diana Ross, Ted Gibson, Martin Parson and all the classic styles of the 40s and 50s.” I’m  in love with hair– my dream is to travel throughout Europe and study it.

Joe Sanders, Hair Stylist, David Ryan Salon, 429 West 46th St., New York, NY.  Phone-212/956-1830/

Alternate Phone Number

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Hi Everyone:  We’re having phone problems today (Tuesday, April 26).  If you call, but it just rings and rings, we’re here–so please try this number:  212-956-0371. 

Thank you!


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Join us this Sunday, April 17 when brides-to-be will see some of the best in catering, wedding cakes, hair and beauty, photography, home décor, vintage jewelry, flowers and more.  There’ll also be complimentary services, discounts, a DJ and other fun things!

 The event, hosted by MyFreakingWedding.Com (, is the brainstorm of one of our stylists and managers, Brisa Alfaro, and Elena Alexseeva of 

“My Freaking Wedding! How many times have you said it since you got beringed and then realized that now you have this major wedding project on your hands. Sure you want to make your Big Day memorable and fun but you don’t want it to break the bank either,” says Brisa Alfaro.  “And all kinds of things come up—special diets, floral allergies, you name it. But here’s the good news:  there are many options available and a lot of hidden treasures in the wedding market that you haven’t heard of. And it’s our goal to bring them to you. “

For more information on Sunday’s event, please visit: The e-mail is:

Located just steps from New York City’s famed Times Square District, David Ryan Salon has been an icon in the City’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood for more than 20 years.The full-service salon offers a range of services from cuts and color to hair extentions to eybrow shaping and manicures.

David Ryan Salon, 429 West 46th St., New York, NY 10036.  PH-212-956-1830. FAX: 212-956-4252. E-mail:

 Hours:  Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 11:00-7:00; Thursday, 11:00-8:00; Saturday, 10:00-5:00.  Closed Mondays.


Fighting Frizz!

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Hi, I’m Jill Schnapp, one of David Ryan Salon’s master stylists and I have a double-edged sword that I’m sure many of you can relate to! 
Here’s the good news: Summer finally arrives, the sun is shining brightly and we’re so happy to be walking around in this glorious weather.
Now here’s the bad (and the part I’m sure you’ll be able to relate to):  All that gorgeous weather often comes with humidity.  And that brings on the frizz! Sure, I can pull my hair back.  But I don’t know about you–I get no compliments and I sure don’t feel sexy!
But this one’s a great solution.  Paul Mitchell has a wonderful line called Awapuhi.  In this line, the company has some keratin products–these keratin products are protein-blends and what they do is this: Replace what you have lost in your hair after years of color, blow out, simple neglect and what-have-you. They repair your hair from cuticle to core.  That means they eliminate the frizz and put back all that you have taken away.
I use them.  Now I’ll be able to take those  long walks again–with a big smile but NOT  big hair.  

Paul Mitchell products were a 2011 winner in the Allure Magazine "Insider's Beauty Awards."

David Ryan Salon: In the Middle of a Great Neighborhood!

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We’re so lucky to be located just steps away from one of the most exciting areas in the world:  Times Square/Theater District!  It’s known for theater and restaurants–but it’s also known for the attractions, such as Toys “R” Us Times Square, the Center of the Toy Universe  (Broadway and 46th St.) 

Take a stroll down 42nd Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues, and you’ll see Madame Tussauds/New York, packed with a “who’s who” of New York and international celebrities. 

Now go further West to 11th Avenue and 46th Street. You’ll be able to visit the Intrepid Museum, where you’ll view hundreds of exhibits and walk the 900-foot-long aircraft carrier, Intrepid.

And here we are, in the middle of it all! David Ryan Salon, 429 West 46th St., NYC

And now, as we write this, Spring is just around the corner; so while you’re at the Intrepid, take a walk down the breathtaking Hudson River Park  where, on a nice day, you’ll see strollers and carriages, roller bladers, bicyclists, sun-bathers, and pedestrians enjoying sun-filled views of the water.

Master Stylist Jill Schnapp at Allure Magazine’s “Beauty Insider’s Choice Awards”

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Last Wednesday, Allure Magazine held its “Beauty Insider’s Choice Awards” at the Metropolitan Pavillion in New York City.  Several Paul Mitchell products were voted #1 and, David Ryan is a Paul Mitchell focus salon.

  David Ryan Master Stylist Jill Schnapp, a Paul Mitchell national educator and product concierge, is shown here, explaining the Awapuhi Oil and sulfate-free Keratin™ and Moisturing  shampoo, to the judges.

Master stylist Jill Schnapp explaining the Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Collection

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