Meet the Team: Bri Kozior

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Perhaps you’ve seen Bri behind the front desk, or in Donna’s Office helping her manage the salon’s marketing. Or maybe you’ve seen her on FOX’s MasterChef, where she was a season four contestant who ended up as one of the final six.
Before joining the RIAH team in December of 2015, Bri was a world-traveling chef, having visited 17 countries and cooking for high profile food-lovers such as Michelle Obama and Gordon Ramsay.

Get to know Bri:

Why Riah?
This is the first question I get when people find out i’m a chef. Their response is always “umm…so what are you doing HERE?” Catering season slows down after New Years Eve and as much as I love being a private chef, I wanted to expand my work life out of the kitchen and into an environment where I could work on a team. When you work in a kitchen, it’s teamwork, yes, but it’s mostly individual. Everyone has their own stations and keep to themselves during the shift. I really enjoy working in a place where my constant interaction with my team members is necessary, as well as my interaction with clients. I still cook; I work for Jamie Hollander Catering Company as an assistant chef and write for Spoonful Magazine, but I’m too much of a people-person to not work in a social environment like RIAH!

“I think a lot of people take for granted the ability to work in a team environment, creating the desire to work harder, succeed more, and push others to be their best self every day.”

How would…
You describe yourself in one word? Passionate.
Your friends describe you in one word? Energetic.
The Clients describe you in one word? Helpful.

What are your favorite and least favorite parts about working at the front desk?
My favorite part is getting to know the workings of the salon as a whole. Although Donna is the owner and the brains of the whole operation, I like to think of the front desk as the neck that turns the head. It’s important that the front desk ladies know everything that’s going on in the salon and are constantly working to make sure things are running smoothly.
My least favorite part is not knowing all of the client’s name’s yet! Elena and Mia have been around so much longer than I have and I hate not being able to remember everyone’s name and what their regular services are, but i’m working on it! So if you see me at the front desk, say hi and introduce yourself if we haven’t officially met! I want to get to know everyone =]

What are your hopes for your career over the next five years?
I’m more of a “whichever way the wind blows” kind of girl, so it’s hard for me to plan that far in advance. I’m not specifically stuck to any one career; I want to learn as much as I possibly can and acquire as many new skills as possible. So I guess I’m just hoping to continue to grow, in whatever capacity life allows.

Favorite salon product?
DRY SHAMPOO. I seriously should be a spokesperson for this stuff–i’m obsessed. If I had to choose between all the brands in the salon (they’re all great), I’d pick EVO’s Water Killer. It’ll absorb any unwanted oil, extending the life of your shampoos for a few more days. Less shampooing = less damage to your locks. In addition to giving me that matte, clean finish, it gives my hair volume when I desperately need some (all the time).  My hair gets SO flat in a matter of minutes, even if I blow it dry and this stuff is a lifesaver. I always carry the travel size around in my person for a pick-me-up throughout the day!

“Like a sofa that turns into a bed, or water-finding stick that you can throw to your dog, this two-in-one dry shampoo and styling powder will literally make your day.”

Available in full size or a travel size, it’s the perfect accessory that belongs in everyone’s bag. Stop by the salon to purchase, or give us a call at (215) 953-0622 to reserve one to take home from your next appointment!

About RIAH Hair Studio

How We Came to Be . . . RIAH Hair Studio In May 2011, the former Salon Rage of Southampton, Pennsylvania relocated to a new space and changed their name to RIAH Hair Studio. RIAH? (pronounced 'Rye-Ah') Yes, it's "hair" spelled in reverse. Donna originally established Salon RAGE in March 1999. The salon delivered comprehensive hair services to the surrounding communities. As a seasoned beauty industry professional for over 29 years, Donna believed in education, not only for her stylists, but for her clients as well. This prompted her to open this first salon where she could foster such a dynamic environment. After 10+ years in Southampton and a desire to move closer to her family, in 2011 she relocated her business to Furlong, Pennsylvania in the heart of Bucks County. Re-emerging as RIAH Hair Studio, Donna has created a modern, contemporary, urban loft design experience located on the corner of York Rd & Edison-Furlong Roads, at the Village Corner in Buckingham Township. RIAH Hair Studio is an intimate boutique salon that is relaxing, comfortable & social, providing the "Right Attitude" from the team resulting in a "Great Experience" for their clients. It's the "RAGE" she carefully develops to this day. The stylists are continually certified in the latest hair techniques (color, cut, design, styles, tools, products, and fashion trends). Their clients, female, male, young or mature, enjoy the benefits of this extensive training. Additionally, they are taught how to re-create and maintain their RIAH experience until the next appointment. It makes RIAH Hair Studio stand out as one of the most referred-to salons in Bucks County! When we have the opportunity to see you in our new space, we'll provide you with the "Right Attitude & Great Experience" as we have always strived to do. Happy Day! from Donna & the Team at RIAH Hair Studio View all posts by RIAH Hair Studio

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