There is no way you could have a bad day hanging out with James. He is constantly laughing and smiling, bringing joy to every client at the salon for the past four years.
James began working at RIAH as a shampoo assistant when he graduated high school, and continued working through his education at Empire Beauty School in Warminster. Before long, James was on the floor as a stylist, bringing dedicated clients with him from beauty school and building a clientele at RIAH.
Born and raised in the Fox Chase neighborhood of Philly, James still lives in the same house he grew up in, 26 years later. He likes to plant his roots and commit to something–whether it be a place to live, friends, or his career.
James enjoys eating at new restaurants, being social with friends, and meeting new people. He loves activities in general–road trips, workout classes, hiking, wine tasting, you name it. James is always up for an adventure, and will make sure you look good doing it!
The education program, and a great reputation are what first drew James to working at the salon. The amazing team that makes up the salon is what has kept him here.
You describe yourself in one word? Reliable.
Your friends describe you in one word? Loyal.
Your clients describe you in one word? Personable.
What’s your favorite technique to use on clients?
James loves putting extensions on clients. “Oh my god, what they can do to people! Make you look younger, your hair look fuller, you name it.”
“A couple of extensions can literally transform a person.”
What are your hopes for your career over the next five years?
First and foremost, James wants to build his business. He would love to meet more people to become clients, as well as learn more about hair education to teach others. James loves the social aspect of working at RIAH and would be great in an educator position in addition to being a stylist.
Favorite salon product?
James LOVES Pureology Volume Levitation Mist. It’s A Menthol-infused, invigorating spray that infuses hair with 24 hours of magnificent volume. It boosts hair at it’s roots for lasting lift, fullness, and shine while protecting color vibrancy.
“I feel like I can make the flattest hair look like it’s full to the heavens with this stuff!”
Looking for an extra boost for your limp locks? 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!