Rickys

★★★★☆
A Beauty Utopia! The Funkiest Costume Shop in NYC!
  • 44 E. 8th St.

    New York, NY 10003

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  • 212-254-5247

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Wild, retro and cool are the three words that fit Ricky??s ?? I love this store. Its one of those places where once you get in you find all kinds of stuff that you didn??t know you wanted, or even needed. They carry some of the coolest hair supplies at an affordable price break, but they also have organic toothpaste, and trendy make up.

However, they also have fun stuff too, like temporary tattoos, hair coloring sprays so you can get a little pink or purple into your look. There??s also body glitter, colorful flip flops for the summer, and funky rubber boots for the winter and rainy daze. The staff is willing to help you out for as long as you need them, and this time I really put them to work! While I thought Ricky??s would be super pricey or kitschy, its not! I??ll be back.

5
★★★★★

Wild, retro and cool are the three words that fit Ricky??s ?? I love this store. Its one of those places where once you get in you find all kinds of stuff that you didn??t know you wanted, or even needed. They carry some of the coolest hair supplies at an affordable price break, but they also have organic toothpaste, and trendy make up.

However, they also have fun stuff too, like temporary tattoos, hair coloring sprays so you can get a little pink or purple into your look. There??s also body glitter, colorful flip flops for the summer, and funky rubber boots for the winter and rainy daze. The staff is willing to help you out for as long as you need them, and this time I really put them to work! While I thought Ricky??s would be super pricey or kitschy, its not! I??ll be back.

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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.

5
★★★★★

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.

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This is a complete haven for those who only dream of a place with any and every kind of hair, make-up, skin-care, and bath products available to mankind. You seriously can??t just run in and out for that one product you are looking for. You??ll find yourself up and down aisles looking at extraordinary items you want to try out. Back in the day when I was young and would venture over to Ricky??s, I would find the most original hair color products. In my recent years not only can I still find every hair, skin and bath product I??m looking for, but I could also shop for my baby as well. On top of your typical products, they also have an array of fun products for everyone too. When I say fun I mean everything from an interesting line of band-aids, bubble baths, tights, bags, costumes, wigs, and so much more. They even have a selection of organic, vegan, and sensitive skin care products which I was pleasantly surprised about. But seriously, if you can??t find what you??re looking for, the people who work here will actually assist you even at times when it??s crazy busy. It??s a staple for many New Yorkers here so long lines and crowds are not uncommon. But that??s ok, it??s definitely worth the wait in my opinion.

4
★★★★☆

This is a complete haven for those who only dream of a place with any and every kind of hair, make-up, skin-care, and bath products available to mankind. You seriously can??t just run in and out for that one product you are looking for. You??ll find yourself up and down aisles looking at extraordinary items you want to try out. Back in the day when I was young and would venture over to Ricky??s, I would find the most original hair color products. In my recent years not only can I still find every hair, skin and bath product I??m looking for, but I could also shop for my baby as well. On top of your typical products, they also have an array of fun products for everyone too. When I say fun I mean everything from an interesting line of band-aids, bubble baths, tights, bags, costumes, wigs, and so much more. They even have a selection of organic, vegan, and sensitive skin care products which I was pleasantly surprised about. But seriously, if you can??t find what you??re looking for, the people who work here will actually assist you even at times when it??s crazy busy. It??s a staple for many New Yorkers here so long lines and crowds are not uncommon. But that??s ok, it??s definitely worth the wait in my opinion.

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This is a complete haven for those who only dream of a place with any and every kind of hair, make-up, skin-care, and bath products available to mankind. You seriously cant just run in and out for that one product you are looking for.

3
★★★★★

This is a complete haven for those who only dream of a place with any and every kind of hair, make-up, skin-care, and bath products available to mankind. You seriously cant just run in and out for that one product you are looking for.

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I recently wandered into a Ricky??s a block away from my apartment in search of false eyelashes. I??ve been feeling a bit blah lately and thought I??d brighten the weekend up with a new sense of panache. I grew up in New York, so I always knew Ricky??s existed, but it??s been a while since I??ve been in one. I had forgotten what a mecca of beauty products it is. The vast selection of hair products, skin products, make-up, jewelry, hats and sunglasses can leave a girl circling for hours. One of the things I love most about Ricky??s is that they carry both high and low end everything. I can buy N.Y.C. eyeliner for 99 cents at the same time as twenty dollar Bumble and Bumble shampoo and even pricier Ahava exfoliating body scrub. The only thing about Ricky??s that I found is that the staff is either hit or miss. When asking for help on whether or not the eyelashes I was deciding between were ??too much? or ??not enough?, the retail clerk didn??t seem very interested and kind of one worded me. Granted, I wasn??t exactly choosing my wedding dress, but it would have been nice if she had expressed an opinion one way or another, especially in the early part of the day when there was no one else in the store. I have, on the flip side, had salespeople who have been extremely articulate and helpful in choosing an accessory or a particular brand of make-up. AS I said before, it??s very hit or miss. While Ricky??s is an awesome place to check out around Halloween because of the assortment of odds and ends, I??m not sure it??s a spot I would pop into on a regular basis.

3
★★★☆☆

I recently wandered into a Ricky??s a block away from my apartment in search of false eyelashes. I??ve been feeling a bit blah lately and thought I??d brighten the weekend up with a new sense of panache. I grew up in New York, so I always knew Ricky??s existed, but it??s been a while since I??ve been in one. I had forgotten what a mecca of beauty products it is. The vast selection of hair products, skin products, make-up, jewelry, hats and sunglasses can leave a girl circling for hours. One of the things I love most about Ricky??s is that they carry both high and low end everything. I can buy N.Y.C. eyeliner for 99 cents at the same time as twenty dollar Bumble and Bumble shampoo and even pricier Ahava exfoliating body scrub. The only thing about Ricky??s that I found is that the staff is either hit or miss. When asking for help on whether or not the eyelashes I was deciding between were ??too much? or ??not enough?, the retail clerk didn??t seem very interested and kind of one worded me. Granted, I wasn??t exactly choosing my wedding dress, but it would have been nice if she had expressed an opinion one way or another, especially in the early part of the day when there was no one else in the store. I have, on the flip side, had salespeople who have been extremely articulate and helpful in choosing an accessory or a particular brand of make-up. AS I said before, it??s very hit or miss. While Ricky??s is an awesome place to check out around Halloween because of the assortment of odds and ends, I??m not sure it??s a spot I would pop into on a regular basis.

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If you are looking for hair products, body wash or even halloween costumes, just come to Ricky's.

This Ricky's is not huge but they sure sell almost everything anything related to your personal care and beauty products. They carry salon grade products as well so you don't have to be limited to those drugstore brands.

There is also a hair salon inside but I don't dare to try it yet.

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★★★★☆

If you are looking for hair products, body wash or even halloween costumes, just come to Ricky's.

This Ricky's is not huge but they sure sell almost everything anything related to your personal care and beauty products. They carry salon grade products as well so you don't have to be limited to those drugstore brands.

There is also a hair salon inside but I don't dare to try it yet.

Pros: huge variety

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This store sells Ahava Dead Sea beauty products. Ahava makes its products in an illegal settlement in the Occupied West Bank of Palestine using resources that don't rightfully belong to the company. When you buy Ahava products you help finance the destruction of hope for a peaceful and just future for both Israelis and Palestinians. For more info Google ?stolen beauty.?

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★☆☆☆☆

This store sells Ahava Dead Sea beauty products. Ahava makes its products in an illegal settlement in the Occupied West Bank of Palestine using resources that don't rightfully belong to the company. When you buy Ahava products you help finance the destruction of hope for a peaceful and just future for both Israelis and Palestinians. For more info Google ?stolen beauty.?

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I love Ricky's!!! They have great make-up, especially eye shadow (you should go to the counter to check out the eye shadow)!
They also have a great selection of Sugar flip flops!

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★★★★☆

I love Ricky's!!! They have great make-up, especially eye shadow (you should go to the counter to check out the eye shadow)!
They also have a great selection of Sugar flip flops!

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Ricky's is a pretty cool store. It makes the most sense to go there before Halloween because they have a huge selection of (good quality) wigs and makeup. However, for the people who are into that stuff all the time, they are lucky this store is here year round, and there are tons of locations too. Besides wigs and fancy makeup they have a lot of hair products and dye, and a bunch of other random stuff. I could never list it all--you will just have to go there and see for yourself.

4
★★★★☆

Ricky's is a pretty cool store. It makes the most sense to go there before Halloween because they have a huge selection of (good quality) wigs and makeup. However, for the people who are into that stuff all the time, they are lucky this store is here year round, and there are tons of locations too. Besides wigs and fancy makeup they have a lot of hair products and dye, and a bunch of other random stuff. I could never list it all--you will just have to go there and see for yourself.

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Ricky's is a fun store with its own unique character and selection of products. They have a lot of hair stuff, from shampoos and hairspray to normal colored dye to the biggest selection of brightly colored dye you will find anywhere in the city. They also have a counter with professional-quality makeup and wigs, and all sorts of other random stuff from pajamas to candy to small joke gift items. There is even a curtained-off "adults only" section in the back.

4
★★★★☆

Ricky's is a fun store with its own unique character and selection of products. They have a lot of hair stuff, from shampoos and hairspray to normal colored dye to the biggest selection of brightly colored dye you will find anywhere in the city. They also have a counter with professional-quality makeup and wigs, and all sorts of other random stuff from pajamas to candy to small joke gift items. There is even a curtained-off "adults only" section in the back.

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Why I love Ricky's...

"R"ock & Roll glitter, fishnets, hair extensions & body jewlery!
"I"nexpensive & convenient!
"C"arries even fierce hats, funky pajamas & fab false lashes!
"K"inky goodies in the back!
"Y" Chromosome products avail. (ie. Facial scrubs 4 men)!
"S"assy, sexy, and shimmery!

PROS: convenient
CONS: occassional lack of knowledge with salespeople

5
★★★★★

Why I love Ricky's...

"R"ock & Roll glitter, fishnets, hair extensions & body jewlery!
"I"nexpensive & convenient!
"C"arries even fierce hats, funky pajamas & fab false lashes!
"K"inky goodies in the back!
"Y" Chromosome products avail. (ie. Facial scrubs 4 men)!
"S"assy, sexy, and shimmery!

PROS: convenient
CONS: occassional lack of knowledge with salespeople

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In high school, I loved Ricky's because it carried beauty products that most other drug stores didn't, like Manic Panic hair dye and neon green nail polish. Also, in the days before Sephora, it was fun to go and try on all the makeup at Ricky's makeup counter (but actually, it's not that much fun, because the salespeople are always watching you). Later in life, however, when I wanted to buy a wig, I was disappointed and outraged to find that at Ricky's, you must buy a $2 "WIG CAP" in order to try on the wigs, and even then, you are not allowed to try on more than three wigs in one visit. If you come back another time to try on more wigs, believe it or not you have to buy ANOTHER WIG CAP.

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★★★☆☆

In high school, I loved Ricky's because it carried beauty products that most other drug stores didn't, like Manic Panic hair dye and neon green nail polish. Also, in the days before Sephora, it was fun to go and try on all the makeup at Ricky's makeup counter (but actually, it's not that much fun, because the salespeople are always watching you). Later in life, however, when I wanted to buy a wig, I was disappointed and outraged to find that at Ricky's, you must buy a $2 "WIG CAP" in order to try on the wigs, and even then, you are not allowed to try on more than three wigs in one visit. If you come back another time to try on more wigs, believe it or not you have to buy ANOTHER WIG CAP.

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Rickys is the one place where you can always find the latest trends and items that no other place may carry (like purple hair spray). They always carry something new and they have lots of affordable, fun beauty items.

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★★★★☆

Rickys is the one place where you can always find the latest trends and items that no other place may carry (like purple hair spray). They always carry something new and they have lots of affordable, fun beauty items.

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Rickys has always seemd like a fun place for me offering everything from hair products to bedroom slippers and tees to incense. Like a mini buying disco this place is a must see for everyone.

4
★★★★☆

Rickys has always seemd like a fun place for me offering everything from hair products to bedroom slippers and tees to incense. Like a mini buying disco this place is a must see for everyone.

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