When it comes to his work, Ryan is known to wax poetic, calling hair his muse and praising its therapeutic benefits. “Every time I touch hair, I relax,” he says.
Constantly motivated by his guests to be a more creative person, he looks far and wide for inspiration, from other salon cultures to travel experiences to what goes on every day at Rubies. Ryan likens styling to psychology, which means reading between the lines to figure out what his guests really want.
His perfect day: Boating on Lake Michigan.