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Ryan Nicoletti-Dowd


Across the pond, a stone’s throw from London, you’ll find a hair star who’s not only the owner (and “vision director”) of WIGG, the acclaimed British salon, but a stylist who’s consistently scooping up international awards across Europe and the United States.

Get to know Ryan here…


RYAN NICOLETTI-DOWD, Joico European Design Team Member, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England

Bragging rights: Winner of Southern Hairdresser of the Year 2013; opening my first salon at age 26; having my own business for 11 years; building a successful hairdressing brand in the south of England; and being a proud brand ambassador for Joico Europe.

On my nightstand: The Science of Success by Charles G. Koch, One Man’s Everest by Kenton Cool, a glass of water, and my iPhone.

I’ll cry if I’m out of: Coffee, Japanese whiskey, and petrol!

What I’m eating when no one’s looking: Refresher Squashies (gummy-like candy) and chocolate…any kind.

If any designer (or store) could dress me: Givenchy, Off White, and HBA.

What’s on my feet: Givenchy Hi Tops, Yeezy Boots, Nike Mayfly (Can you tell I’m a sneaker freak?!)

Can’t live without: The love of my family.

My influencers: Eugene Solomon, Steve Jobs, Bob Marley, and Alexander McQueen.

Biggest misconception about hairdressers: That we get a lunch break.

Why hair? Ask my hands and my head …it’s instinctive!

What I’m known best for: Graphic, detailed hair and texture in any shape or form.

Oddest job: Cutting a model’s hair in the streets of London for a magazine shoot.

If not hair: I’d be a clothing designer.

The hair I never want to see again: The Rachel-from-Friends cut.

This hairstyle/color will never bore me: A short, platinum bob.

Best advice ever: Stand fast, step forward.

What’s playing in my salon: Kyson – Black Stone.

Tool/product I’m always reaching for: Joico’s Humidity Blocker.

“I’ve made it” moment: Winning Southern Hairdresser of the Year within in the first year of my business opening.


Ryan will be sharing his celebrated cutting techniques against the breathtaking backdrop of Punta Cana.
Join us for this 7-day learning extravaganza in January 2018 and take their secrets back to your salon!