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Does the name Ricky Kenig sound familiar to you? Probably not, but you've likely shopped at one of his Ricky's stores dotted around the city, whether it's for your favorite shampoo or a naughty Halloween costume. But Kenig left his own company last December and is now at the helm of beauty and hair mecca Kenig + Alcone, which recently opened on Sixth Avenue just above 14th Street.

Kenig told Fashionista that his specialty is hair, so he teamed up with Vincent Mallardi, of the New York-based makeup distributor Alcone to have his bases covered. Brands offered here include Cashmere Curls, Koh Den Jo, Fekkai, Scott Barnes, and—of course—Alcone.

The first floor is all hair, and features a wall of bobby pins, clips, and more in all shapes and sizes, and the upstairs floor dedicated to beauty mirrors that concept with its own wall of tools.

The store is looking at rapid expansion, with e-commerce launching this season and more locations already planned in the city. They'll also be hosting classes throughout the year—you can sign up on their site for a monthly email with the schedule.

And by the way, the closest Ricky's to this location is on 14th Street by Fifth Avenue—or less than two blocks away.
· Kenig + Alcone [Official website]
· The Founder of Ricky's Just Opened a Beauty 'Candy Store' [Fashionista]
· New York City's 38 Best Beauty Stores, Spas, and Salons [Racked NY]

Ricky's

44 East 8th Street, New York, New York 10003 212-254-5247 Visit Website

Kenig + Alcone

538 Sixth Avenue New York, NY 10011