Congratulations to our new Advanced Stylists!

We are so thrilled to announce the promotions of two very deserving employees: Cristina Cracchiolo and Marissa Millevoi! Both of these ladies have worked so hard and have now been promoted from Stylist to Advanced Stylist.

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Be sure to congratulate them the next time you see them at the salon!

As always, you can call the salon to book an appointment with Cristina or Marissa at (215) 953-0622, or book online through facebook or our website!

Happy Tuesday!
Bri


Meet the Team: Jen Payne

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Holla if you love Jen! She is one of our Advanced Stylists who has been at the salon for almost two years now. She is at the Salon every day we are open, Tuesday thru Saturday, so chances are you’ve seen her smiling face at one of your appointments!

Jen attended two years of beauty school in high school before later graduating from Empire Beauty School in Warminster.

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Why Riah?
After meeting Donna, Jen knew right away that Riah was meant to be her forever home.

“It just felt right. The energy was there and I just had a really strong feeling that this is where I was supposed to be. Two years later, those feelings haven’t changed.”

How would…
You describe yourself in one word? Caring.
Your friends describe you in one word? Funny.
Your clients describe you in one word? Compassionate.

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What’s your favorite technique to use on clients?

Balayage!

“I love the natural look that Balayage gives, recreating the sun-kissed hair from your childhood”

 

 

 

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Happy Wednesday!
Bri


Curious about Eyelash Extensions? Have questions about getting them? Get all the information you need…

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Individual eyelash extensions come in various lengths, colors and thickness, from natural looking to glamorous, and enhance the length, thickness and fullness of natural eyelashes.  They are applied with an FDA approved adhesive that has a strong bond.  A single lash extension is applied to an individual natural lash.  The bond is designed to last until the natural lash falls out or “sheds”.  Lash extensions remain on approximately 3-4 weeks, with a clients natural lash growth and shedding cycle.  To keep lashes looking their best, refills are required weekly, biweekly or every few weeks, depending on the individual.  Eyelash extensions are waterproof and give the appearance of having mascara on without clumps or smudging of makeup.

Join us to introduce Bat Your Lashes for a demonstration on lash extensions – get up close and personal as lashes are applied to one of our lash models, creating a full thick lash line.

Tuesday April 26 – 5-9 pm, Demonstration at 6:30

Thursday April 28th – 5-9 pm, Demonstration at 6:30


Fourteen Lust-Worthy Looks for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just a few days away. Are you ready? Here at the salon, we’ve been chatting away about our plans, whether we’re preparing for a romantic night with a loved one, or a romantic night with a bottle of wine.

Okay, so maybe more of us are celebrating the latter more than we want to admit. If you happen to find yourself in our boat, we have the most amazing team of stylists here to shoot your head with cupid’s arrow (so to speak) and give you that special new look you’re going to fall in love with.

 

Looking for a pop of color? This pink hue by Leah is the perfect way to add a little bit of love and a whole lot of style to your hair. We love how subtle yet unique it is.

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Spring is the perfect time for changes and we love the drastic change Jenni made on Danielle’s hair. This dark-to-violet ombre look mirrors the shift from winter to spring and the angular cut perfectly compliments Danielle’s facial structure.

 

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Remember hair chalk? It was SO 2015.
But seriously, once we had it in, we didn’t want it to wash out! Jacqueline is now the focus of our envy, with her gorgeous blonde locks now containing pops of purple and pink. We love that this style looks both edgy and girly.

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For those of you looking for color without so much color, we have an example of the most beautiful balayage by Jen P. The color is so natural and sunkissed, it compliments the loose curls and laid-back cut SO well.

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Have plans with that special someone on Saturday night or Sunday? Lucky you! We’ve been seeing tons of clients coming in hoping for a little help with their look for this weekend. Whether its a blowdry with a simple finish of curls, braids, or a sleek updo, we’ve got you covered on a variety of styles that are guaranteed to pull together your whole look.

Always remember you can ask your stylist for recommendations on what she/he thinks will look best on you!

Sometimes we need an outside party to really tell us what will look best and we love that our team really know how to make someone leave here looking and feeling like a million bucks.

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Not ready to make any changes yet? Buy a Riah Studio gift card for yourself or a loved one for a future appointment! And as always, you can call us to make an appointment at (215) 953-0622, or make one online any time on our website, http://www.riahstudio.com

Be sure to mention this blog post when you reserve your appointment if there are any specific styles you’re looking for!

Have a fabulous Valentine’s Day!

Sending all our love your way,

The Riah Team

 


Meet the Team: Sarah LaPorta

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

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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.

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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!
Bri


Meet the Team: Jenni Wojtanowski

If you’ve been to the salon, we’re gonna take a wild guess that you know and love Jenni. She has been working for Riah/Salon Rage for the past 16 years and is such a friendly and familiar face around the salon.

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At age 15, Jenni started working at Salon Rage shampooing, before moving on to become an apprentice. She is now an Elite Stylist, and someone who is well acquainted with the values that hard work and dedication pay off.

“I like making other people feel happy and good about themselves.”

Jenni, a graduate of Empire beauty school, began working at Salon Rage because she wanted to get her foot in the door in the industry. 16 years later, she is a veteran member at the salon and loves that the Riah staff feels more like a family than a team.

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Get to know Jenni:

Why Riah?
Jenni, a graduate of Empire beauty school, began working at Salon Rage because she wanted to get her foot in the door in the industry. 16 years later, she is a veteran member at the salon and loves that the Riah staff feels more like a family than a team.

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

What’s your favorite technique to use on clients?
“Color and updos are my two favorites. I love styling brides for weddings, making them look great and feel great on their special day.”

What are your hopes for your career over the next five years?
Continuing to grow as a stylist and continuing my education.

Favorite salon product?
Living Proof Thickening Cream! It gives hair body and fullness without adding weight or grease.

“For volume that lasts 5X longer. A lightweight cream that adds thickness to each strand to help fine, flat hair to look, feel and behave like naturally full, thick hair”

It’s that va-va-voom in a bottle. 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 Tuesday!
Bri


Meet the Team: Ereka Blomgren

In the first edition of our new “Meet the Team” series, we’re excited to introduce you to a newer face at the salon, Ereka Blomgren.

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“I love seeing my clients leave feeling secure and confident in their own natural beauty.”

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Ereka first knew she wanted to become a hair stylist while in college. She realized college wasn’t the right path for her so she did what any sensible young adult would do: she made a list. What was at the top of that list? Hair styling of course! She immediately decided to go with her gut and go to beauty school. Being a girl who was born in the Midwest and grew up in Doylestown, she loved going to school in the city. It gave her the opportunity to learn how to do all types of hair–a skill she will use throughout her entire career. After graduating from Jean Madeline Aveda Academy, Ereka got her first job at Aveda Spa in Doylestown, before moving to Washington DC to really train and prepare herself for success in her career in cosmetology. Five years later, she moved back to Bucks County to be closer to friends and family.

Ereka began working at Riah in the beginning of November and has been lighting up the salon with her infectious smile and go-getter attitude ever since. Call the salon at (215) 953-0622 to schedule an appointment with Ereka today!

Get to know Ereka:

Why Riah?
Initially, Ereka wanted to work at Riah for an opportunity to grow in the business in a place with a prestigious reputation. She was pleasantly surprised how welcoming her co-workers are and now couldn’t imagine herself in any other salon family!

How would…
You describe yourself in one word? Grateful.
Your friends describe you in one word? Loyal.
Your clients describe you in one word? Down-to-Earth.

What’s your favorite technique to use on clients?
“I love to blow dry and style my clients hair to create a finished look.”
Seeing her clients walk out the door feeling 100% confident in themselves is Ereka’s priority as a stylist.

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Favorite salon product?
Shape Vixen from Evo!

“Use Shape Vixen for blow drying to add massive volume; use it to define and hold curl, use it for separation and texture; use it for a slick back; use it to make friends; use it!”

It’s your walk-out-the-door-and-ready-to-take-on-the-world in a bottle.
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 Monday!
Bri


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