Category Archives: beauty career

Meet the Team: James Crego



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!


Why Riah?
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.




How would…
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.”




Meet the Team: Sarah LaPorta

We can’t wait for you to learn more about beautiful, talented, outgoing Sarah!



Sarah LaPorta has been at Riah for almost 8 years, but knew she first wanted to do hair when she was a little girl. She spent all of her time growing up braiding, styling, perming, and dying friends’ hair (although as a teenager, Sarah admit she didn’t always know what she was doing). Hard to believe now seeing what skill and precision she puts into her work as a Master Stylist.


In high school, Sarah was a client at the previous location, Salon Rage, where she was encouraged to apply and work during her summer break from college. At the time, she was in nursing school at temple, but after working at the salon as a receptionist and then a stylist assistant/shampoo team member, she realized that becoming a stylist was truly the right fit for her. She began her journey down that path in 2010, officially becoming a stylist after graduating from Empire Beauty School.

Get to know Sarah:

Why Riah?
The team is Sarah’s favorite part about working at Riah. She likes coming to work and feeling like she’s working with family.

“I feel lucky to be learning from a talented group; having people to bounce ideas off of and motivate one another.”

How would…
You describe yourself in one word? Ambitious.
Your friends describe you in one word? Good-Listener.
Your clients describe you in one word? Personable.

What’s your favorite technique to use on clients?
Balayage and special occasion styles are the most fun.

What are your hopes for your career over the next five years?
“My hopes are to be an elite stylist, or maybe a salon owner. I’d love to educate as well. I’ve done some updo classes and color class in the past–it’s something I really enjoy doing on the side.”

Favorite salon product?
Currently, it’s EVO: Whip it Good.

“It gives amazing volume without being too sticky, and allows for that lasting blowdry finish.”

It’s the perfect accessory to every blowdry. 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!

Happy Friday!

Career Opportunities at RIAH Hair Studio – Join Us!

Salon Positions Available – Updated 10/31/2015

We have opportunities available at our salon!  Join our team of professionals & enter a world of fabulous style, fashion & trends in the exciting industry of beauty services.  RIAH Hair Studio is located in Furlong, Bucks County, Pennsylvania near Doylestown, Buckingham &  New Hope.  We have an established, loyal client base and feature the latest trends in hair design.  Our in-salon Boutique at RIAH Hair Studio showcases clothing trends, accessories, gifts & home decor. We are always scouting for talented & interesting individuals to represent the best of Bucks County!  Interested?  Read our current openings below & fill out a Career Application at our website at RIAH Hair Studio. Still in school?  Internships are available, too!  Competitive salaries are offered with incredible ongoing incentive bonus programs designed to reach your professional goals!  Day or Evening shifts available for all positions.  Most positions are available immediately.  Read more about us at


RECEPTIONIST –  At RIAH Hair Studio we’re searching for individuals to join our Reception Team in Furlong, Bucks County PA. This is a highly-visible Welcome Desk position in a very busy, contemporary hair design studio. Must have an enthusiastic & friendly personality, professional demeanor, communicate effectively, have current computer skills, exceptional attention to detail, multi-task & thrive in a team-supported environment.  You’ll be responsible for salon access, greeting clients, salon tours, checking in/out, appointment scheduling, pre-booking, retail sales, answering phones & more.  Flexible hours, full or part time, competitive salary & a fabulous work environment await you. Experience preferred, yet willing to train. We’re getting ready for our busiest holiday season, ever! Visit the Careers Tab at RIAH Hair Studio to complete our online application.

SHAMPOO TEAM – At RIAH Hair Studio we’re searching for individuals to join our Shampoo Team in Furlong, Bucks County, PA.  Must have an exceptional work ethic, love of style & be someone who would enjoy welcoming clients to our salon while delivering pre-hairstyle services.  Must be friendly, enjoy the public and have the ability to listen & converse.  You’ll be responsible for delivering a professional, relaxing shampoo service that includes a scalp massage.   This service sets the stage for hair transformation by our stylists. Experience in retail sales will be very helpful as you’ll be educated about our professional haircare products.  You’ll be a key support person to the stylists by keeping their areas clean, maintaining inventory, laundry & facilitating smooth & on-time flow of the floor schedule. Flexible hours, busy salon team environment.  Apply to see if you’re a fit online under the Careeers tab at RIAH Hair Studio.

%d bloggers like this: