Internationally renowned Celebrity hair stylist Ric Pipino began his career in his native Sydney, Australia. After four years of cutting hair, he moved to London. It wasn’t long before fashion magazines such as British Vogue and Harper’s & Queen were tapping Mr. Pipino for his “shear magic". In 1981, Pipino moved to New York - the city he now calls home.
After many years as a high-profile celebrity hairstylist working with top models, celebrities, designers, photographers and fashion magazines, Ric capitalized on his reputation by opening Pipino salon at the Shore Club in Miami in 2002. He continued expanding his brand and opened his downtown Manhattan salon in the spring of 2009.
For the past 30 years, Ric Pipino’s celebrity following and editorial career have flourished. Ric has built a name and reputation as an “it” stylist to celebrities and Hollywood’s elite. Know for creating sexy long layers and fuss free-hair style, his fashion work includes layouts in Vogue, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Playboy and GQ, as well as campaigns for Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan and Victoria’s Secret. He is a fixture backstage at the prestigious New York and Miami Fashion Weeks, working with the top designers like Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren, Nicole Miller and Rosa Cha. He works regularly with celebrities, including Diane Lane, Bridget Monahan, Donna Karan, Chelsea Leyland, Jamie Pressly, Petra Nemcova, Jane Krakowski and Elizabeth Banks. He has been on assignment with fashion photographers Richard Avedon, Patrick Demarchelier, Bruce Weber, Sante D’Orazio and Annie Leibovitz.
February of 2016, Ric joined forces with Celebrity stylist Patrick Melville and Celebrity colorist Chad Kenyon, Ric re-branded his salon which is now called Melville Pipino Salon with Chad Kenyon.
In May of 2015 Ric and co-founder partner Gil Haziza launched Hairstream the first luxury mobile salon. In July/August 2016 Hairstream partnered with Allure and Gurney's Montauk bringing "the ultimate mobile beauty bar" to the Hamptons - a true "one-shop stop" for beach beauty, V.I.P. services, and treatments.
Ric's newest salon Hairspace debuted at Gurney's Montauk July 2016. Mixing an ultra-modern look with a classic vintage feel, Hairspace features salon services with an ocean front view.
Ric Currently works from his Manhattan and Montauk locations and travels regularly, working On Location around the globe to cater to his international clientele.