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Arena Salon - 63 Reviews - 189 Orchard St, New York, NY - Beauty Salons Reviews - Phone (917) 472-5390

Arena Salon

189 Orchard St (at Houston Street)
New York, NY 10002
(917) 472-5390
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Arena Salon - New York, NY
Arena Salon - New York, NY
Arena Salon - New York, NY
Arena Salon - New York, NY
Arena Salon - New York, NY
Arena Salon - New York, NY
Arena Salon - New York, NY


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I made an appointment through Lifebooker on a whim (it was close to my office, so I could run out on my lunch break). Destiny and the woman who washed my hair (whose name I can't...


I have never written a review of a salon before, but felt I had to after my last visit there. I was referred to this salon by a friend who got a great short haircut from one of t...

Destiny was great! 6/14/2011

I made an appointment through Lifebooker on a whim (it was close to my office, so I could run out on my lunch break). Destiny and the woman who washed my hair (whose name I can't remember, unfortunately) were both very friendly. Destiny listened to what I wanted, explained what she was doing as she went along, asked how I felt about using various products on my hair before doing so, and gave me exactly what I wanted. I was so happy with how my hair looked when I left the salon. Almost a week later, I've been so pleased with how good my hair looks even with minimal styling. I'd definitely go back at full price the next time I need a haircut! more

Where have you been all those years? 4/29/2011

I know what I want when it comes to my haircut (short, pixy, with long bangs) and all of the previous hairdressers never quite got it right. After extensive research, I decided to give Rena at Arena Salon a go. Rena, (she is the owner) definitely knows her craft and she gave me the exact cut I asked for and did it so effortlessly. It is the best cut I?ve ever had; NOT KIDDING. more

I had the best haiircut ever here and it's eco-friendly too 4/17/2010

This is such a great place to go if you want a boost. The quality of the cut and colour were excellent, staff really welcoming and friendly and I left feeling good. I'll definitely be back. Pros: friendly, fun, great cut - I came out of here feeling good more

Well kept secret 4/5/2010

I have followed Rena from Salon to Salon for almost 20 years. She is the BEST! Everyone who works in the salon is great too. Rena is amazing with color. She takes time to listen to what you want and knows what will work for you whether it's conservative or trendy. Just when I thought it couldn't get any better they've gone eco and now only use eco friendly products. Pros: Laid back atmosphere, friendly, attentive staff Cons: Still looking! more

Simply fantastic stylists! 12/3/2009

Overall fantastic experience. Destiny is an excellent stylist and gave me the perfect cut and color to suit my personality. She asked what I was looking for, acknowledged my input, concerns and put effort into getting just the look I wanted while still making it funky and totally different. I won't go to anyone else. Highly recommended!! more

Best salon!! 12/1/2009

Destiny is the most amazing hair dresser!!! Pros: Destiny more

Cool Downtown salon 12/1/2009

Cute little salon in East Village where I can get eyebrow waxed during the hair appointment. Now all there products are eco friendly which is great to know. I always come out of there feeling great and ready for a night out which is perfect as there's loads of cool places to go close by. I love this place!! Pros: They look after you so well more

My favorite little secret spa 12/1/2009

Rena from Arena salon has been taking care of my hair for years (or should i say for y'hairs) She is the best and i would not have it any other ways. more

THE BEST IN TOWN 12/1/2009


Great girls, great cuts, great place 11/26/2009

A high quality service, friendly and personal in a great neighborhood at a price that is worth it Pros: Personal service, great cut Cons: I would like to go more often more

Destiny is a Hair God 11/10/2009

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. Pros: Best colorist, hair cut more

Rena at Arena is the best! 11/8/2009

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! Pros: Fantastic with curly hair, coloring and all more

My Hair is the Healthiest it's EVER been! 11/7/2009

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. Pros: Warm, Friendly Atmosphere more

Friendly & Funky! 10/12/2009

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! Pros: Best area to get a new do and outfit to go with it Cons: Nothing! more

Unbelievably Fabulous Color and Cut 7/27/2009

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 more

Destiny gives the best hair cuts ever!! 7/15/2009

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. Pros: Arena Hair salon is comfortable and affordable more

dES iS dA BEST! 7/13/2009

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! more

Rena is a GREAT Colorist! 7/10/2009

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! more

Thank you Irene!!!!!!!!! 2/19/2009

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 Pros: Irene, Irene, and Irene. more

Amazing for blonds 9/22/2008

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. more
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Owner Message

  • A New York ECO FRIENDLY Hair Salon in Manhattan specializing in great cuts & natural highlights.

    Hair cuts from $58 and up
    Highlights's, low-light's from $125
    Single process from $95
    Double Process from $120
    Facial Waxing from $12
    We also do color correction upon consultation.
    We carry Mastey & Alfaparf Products
    Our method of coloring hair encourages women to embrace some of their silver hairs, and add to their natural shade with gold, copper, caramel lights, or anything you fancy. This process results in softer, more natural looking hair.


  • The Space
    The massive-sounding name of this Lower East Side nook is a clever play on the owner's first name (Rena), not on the salon's size. Housed in a ground-level storefront and...

  • 8/14/2003 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Tue-Sat 11am-7pm
  • Payments:

  • Neighborhoods:

    Lower East Side, Downtown