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Riah - 46 Reviews - 209 Mott Street, New York, NY - Beauty Salons Reviews - Phone (212) 925-4087


209 Mott Street (at at Spring street)
New York, NY 10012
(212) 925-4087
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This salon is the place to go! The haircuts and styling are ""off the hook""! I've never been disappointed with a cut or color or anything else, and I always feel beautiful when I...


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The best salon you will ever find........ 8/30/2010

This salon is the place to go! The haircuts and styling are ""off the hook""! I've never been disappointed with a cut or color or anything else, and I always feel beautiful when I walk out of the salon. Anne's artistic talent is outstanding. more

My two cents 2/18/2010

This place is so low key you could easily walk past it, but amazingly this where NY's finest cutters and colorists work. I've had colors, cuts and big-occasion up-dos and I've never been anything less than delighted. Get an appointment with either Ann or Devon -- they're both genius. Pros: Excellent stylists with zero attitude Cons: Can't think of any more

Best Haircut 12/30/2009

I don't live in NYC anymore, but every time I come back to visit from Florida I go back to see my old friend Ann for a haircut. She gives me a perfect haircut every time. I would definitely recommend that family and friends use her. You won't be disappointed. more

Love, Love,Love... 12/10/2009

Riah is an amazing salon that offers gentle, cutting edge hair care in an intimate&friendly setting. My hair has been transformed since finding RIAH and I will gladly travel two hours for my appointments!! Ann&Devon are great!! more

stellar hair cuts 12/9/2009

unpretentious but professional personal and individualized styling Pros: ""cutting"" edge hair care more

Felt Gorgeous When I left 11/30/2009

Anne gave me a gorgeous color and cut. I don't normally like the way stylists style my hair when I get a service, but I felt gorgeous when I walked out. My mom and sister have both made appointments. Pros: Great color and cuts more

BEST SALON EVER 11/29/2009

I will only say that I travel over an hour to get to Riah and it is TOTALLY worth it. I also NEVER submit reviews, but this salon is worth it. Ann and Devon are awesome, caring and truly talented. more

You can trust Riah 11/24/2009

It's not only the artistry of hair styling... it is the culture of true Nolita and the warmth of a welcoming crew that makes Riah tops. Pros: to make you look and feel fabulous. more


I've been going to Riah for almost 8 years. I work in the magazine/fashion business and always have access to various salons and I would never change! In fact, every time I get my cut/color done at Riah, people always ask me what salon I go to and then also become loyal clients. The owner of Riah, Ann Minahan, is extremely passionate and devotes several hours to making me feel confident and sexy when I leave the salon. It is truly always a fantastic experience. I feel so lucky to have discovered Riah when I first moved to NY and can't imagine going anywhere else... You must go! Pros: BEAUTIFUL JOB EVERY TIME! Cons: None! more

happy riah customer, 10 years and counting! 10/28/2009

if ann can take my limp mousy brown hair and transform it into a lusterous golden mane, i'm convinced she can do just about ANYTHING. i love the fact that no matter how bad a day i'm having, i always like the way my hair looks, and that is completely thanks to ann. not only do her cuts look great right out of the salon, they grow out beautifully. 2 and even 3 months after a haircut by ann, i continue to get regular compliments on her work. ann and devon make a great team and cultivate a calming and therapeutic vibe in their salon. i always leave riah a happy camper! Pros: genius cuts and color more

RIAH ROCKS! 10/28/2009



Until RIAH, I had tired of being treated as nothing more than a head-of-hair when I walked in the door. A perpetual victim of hideous color, fried locks and miserable cuts, I had lost faith.\r \r After a couple years ""in hiding"", I mustered the courage to try again, did my research, found Riah, and booked an appointment with Ann. It was my best decision ever!\r \r Ann and Devon LISTEN and CARE about your concerns, opinion, wishes, your hair, and YOU. Whether you want the same color and style relentlessly, or are adventurous and wild, your requests will be honored and executed to perfection.\r \r The salon is wonderfully located, unique, intimate, warm, and funky.\r \r I will NEVER trust my hair to anyone other than Riah!!\r \r Thank you, Ann & Devon!!!! Becca Pros: Ann & Devon more

Nothing like a RIAH 10/25/2009

Haircut and color are exceptional when Ann and Devon are in charge. No where else satisfies my hair like RIAH! Pros: best haircut I have ever had Cons: can't get to NYC often enough more

Great Haircuts! 10/23/2009

When my hairdresser of 20 years had to stop cutting hair due to an injury, I found Ann through the recommendation of a friend. For years, I had been struggling with 'wings' that seemed to emerge from the sides of my hair. One haircut from Ann, and poof! Wings gone! Ann really knows how to layer hair, she really listens to her clients and wants to give them the haircut they came for. It's all about you, not her--which I've found unusual with many hairdressers. Both Ann and Devin have real style--original without being over the top. I love Riah! Pros: Hairdressers with talent and sensitivity more

Best Hairdresser 10/21/2009

I have been going to Riah for 18 years - great haircuts and color. Great relaxing atmosphere, interesting clients, and Anne and Devon are the coolest Pros: Best hairdresser ever more

Riah Rocks 10/21/2009

I've been going to Riah for almost three years after two of my roommates (and their fabulous haircuts) referred Ann. Highlights: My hair is much healthier since going to Riah. Ann uses a tint, rather than a bleach, to get my hair a natural looking blonde that blends into my light brown hair. That also helps because I'm sure I should go back more often to keep the roots at bay, but at the end of three (and sometimes even four) months, they don't look that bad. Sometimes I go lighter and sometimes I go darker, but she always works with me. And my favorite thing is, the highlights look like the color really could be my own. I like a natural looking pattern rather than stripe-y look, and she can do whatever you prefer. Haircut: The shape of my head, fine hair, and the size of my ears all play into what I can do with my hairstyle. I look best in a bob, which isn't all that exciting but at least it never really goes out of style. I try variations on bobs, but basically it's always the same. So haircuts don't excite me that much, but what does excite me is the feel of my hair after a cut at Riah. The aforementioned roommates with their long, luscious layers always looked like really expensive cuts, like every hair was in the perfect spot even when they did it themselves. But the kicker that got me started with Riah was how they said it felt like a good cut. And now I know what they mean. A bob seems pretty simple, but it's amazing how one person can do it better than everybody else. My hair feels light and even, not weighted down in various spots. Nothing feels out of place. It's even in weight and thickness all around, and she's conscientious of my part. Ann and Devon: They are really laid-back and listen to what you say/ask and then they take time to think about what they are going to do. I hate when places plop you down and start the process and then ask you what you want when they already have an idea of what they are going to do. I see Ann four to six times a year and she always remembers what we talked about the last time I was in, both about hair and chit-chat. Salon: I like that it's so small. It's homey and warm, and I never feel rushed. It's downtown NY. If I wanted a big salon, I'd go elsewhere. This is like a hidden gem that a hip friend tells you about rather than the super luxe and uber trendy NY salon you'd see in a movie. It's good to be in on the secret! Pros: great highlights more

Love Riah 10/21/2009

I have been going to Riah since I moved to NYC. Ann also did my hair and make-up for my wedding. I love her, she is so laid-back, she listen to what I want and does not push styles or products on me. Everyone always compliments me on my haircolor, which appears very natural. She knows how to tame my unruly curly hair. Love Ann and Devon! Pros: Great value, great hair color and cut more

Never happier! 10/21/2009

I just love Riah Salon. I have never gotten more compliments on my hair color and cut since I've been going to Riah. Ann and Devon simply bend over backwards to please you. They are always congenial and and progessional. \r I am so happy i found them.\r Try them, you won't regre it. Pros: Best cut, color and conveinence more

Riah - The Best 10/17/2009

I've been having my head groomed and styled by Riah for the last 20 years. In that time, I've tried others, but have always returned. Ann's technical skill is only surpassed by her ability to look at a person and know what should be done. This is a rare and wonderful gift. RIAH is the best, just go, you won't be disappointed! Pros: Skill and Understanding more

I've tried all the top hair places around the world 10/17/2009

I went to every top place in NYC. I even tried a famous salon in London. I always ended up disappointed. I read a review about Ann on Citysearch and the reviewer said the same thing. Then they went to Ann and have been happy ever since. Well, I decided to give it a try. I've been going here for about the past 6 months and I agree. She is a real talent. An artist. I am finally happy and satisfied after many years of searching. Ann is someone who has great ideas and is always willing to change. I like this very much. I've also seen many other people walking out of this place looking great! Pros: You always leave with great hair Cons: I can't think of any more
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Owner Message

  • For a holistic and intimate approach to hair care, Riah Limited salon in New York is the place to go. What this quaint Nolita salon lacks in space it more then makes up for in style and service.

    From haircuts, to coloring, highlights to blowouts - Riah Limited salon can do it all. Professional stylist and owner of this NYC salon, Ann Minahan has created an inviting atmosphere where clients can relax and experience the broad range of her expertise. Her work has been used in magazine cover shoots, feature film sets and television studios. Using entirely organic lines, each head of hair is treated with care.

    Riah Limited salon opened in 1984, and since then, everyone from models to actress to out-of-towners has sought out her expert hair care services. With over 16 years of experience, Ann truly believes in creating unique & gorgeous hair for everyone that walks into her Nolita salon


  • In Short
    From the vintage barbershop pole beckoning outside to the peach walls and striped curtains within, veteran stylist and colorist Ann Minahan has created a vibrant yet intimate...

  • 1/5/2007 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Hours:

    By appointment only
  • Payments:

    Visa, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    Downtown, NoLita