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.
Pros: Professional, thoughtful color and cut