A New York Institution, Ricky’s puts the F in Funk, and offers many wild fashion accessories and make-up one would have a difficult time finding elsewhere, along with some organic/natural stuff (like Tom’s of Maine) and traditional, high-end, salon lines of shampoos (like Redken) and body products. With ever-expanding locations in Manhattan (about 20 for now, and now also some stores in Brooklyn, Queens, and Hoboken, NJ), Ricky’s has always appealed to the teen/youth market (punks, ravers, etc) with wild neon colored cosmetics and temporary tattoos, while drawing in the occasional drag queen, hairstylist or celebrity to boot. On the market for a crazy wig or eyelash extensions? Florescent-green glow in the dark eye shadow or Manic Panic Hot Pink Hair Dye? Body glitter? You can get it here. They also have on-site make-up artists if you want a make-over.
Ricky’s also carries a lot of specialty products for women of color, like the newly launched, hottest-buzz “Mixed Chicks” line, designed for curly/wavy hair, Deva Curl, and the all-natural, boutique black hair care line Carol’s Daughter, famously featured on the Oprah show and used by the likes of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s adopted daughter, Zahara.
They’ve got an expert’s selection of the highest quality blow dryers and blow dryer accessories (diffusers), hair curlers/straightening irons, and beauty implements like tweezers and blackhead extractors.
During Halloween season, Ricky’s doubles as a costume shop, and they sell sexy, adult novelties year round. You can shop and order online at their website now too.