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Even at a very young age, David Ryan Salon Co-owner and Master Stylist Maria Lanza knew she wanted to own a salon.
Also knowing at a very young age that she loved beauty, hair and make-up—and that she had a natural talent for it—she spent much of her childhood summers in her cousins’ salons, both here and abroad. Then, upon finishing high school, she entered school and started working in salons at age 18!
Throughout the years, she studied with top stylists at Aveda, Tony and Guy, Sebastian, Davines, L"anza . She worked in some high-end salons but was still searching for just the right place. She found David Ryan Salon in 1994 and, in 2000, she and her husband Giuseppe Lanza took ownership—spending the last 20 years turning the salon into a hip, cozy environment where everyone feels welcome and is looked at individually to give each client the look that is just right for them. “We have a group of highly skilled stylists who have been with the salon for over 10 years; they grow with me as a family and they have the same vision I do,” Maria says.
The salon has also been featured on both television and in magazines numerous times.
Education is still of paramount importance to Maria and she continues to hone her skills through advanced education. A passionate artist who loves color, and is known for her "better than natural" color techniques. From highlights to balayage hair painting blondes and brunettes and is just as skilled in the art of vivids color. In fact, she and Giuseppe spend summers every year in Italy where Maria has trained in new techniques and trends.
Besides a strong work ethic, Maria’s Sicilian-born parents instilled also a strong family commitment. Maria became a mother fifteen years ago, so her time is now divided between her three boys and the salon. “But I’m still as passionate about hair now as I was 20 years ago!” Maria’s husband and business partner Sicilian-born Giuseppe Lanza actually is not a stylist and never wanted to be one; in fact, his passion is racing motorcycles and speed. He came in initially to help Maria with the business—but his natural warmth, hospitality and charm exudes to every client who walks through the doors of the salon—and that, says Maria (and clients), is a big, big reason for the salon feeling like family.
Kiki Lopez de Victoria
“For me, it (hair styling) was intriguing to see someone transform from a wilting flower into a blooming beauty,” Kiki says. Kiki began in the industry as an apprentice at ‘Bumble and Bumble’ where he learned from well-known industry greats like Nick Arroyo and Rodney Cutler. He joined The David Ryan Salon 12 years ago and in 2007 enrolled at the “Make-up Designory” so that he could expand his offerings. One recent comment from a client referred to him as “an artist.” Kiki has been involved in the TLC television channel show “Four Weddings” where he replicates the brides’ wedding day hair and make-up look. In the spring of 2011, he worked on the show’s New York finale.
Ivonne has been with David Ryan for eight years, and has taken advanced training with Framesi, Sebastian and Paul Mitchell.
Originally from Ecuador, brought to New York by his ambition to create, where he began working as an actor and dancer then as a hair stylist. Pablo has been a stylist for six years. He is a dedicated fashion, beauty, and art enthusiast whose passion for all things artistic transpires through his work. His consideration and appreciation for clients' overall look and style is what gives him an edge over the competition. Pablo began his career working at Scott J/ Aveda salon for four years, where he honed his skills and perfected his technique as a hairstylist. Pablo now brings his artistry to David Ryan Salon and has become one of the most requested stylists. Always creating beautiful color, hairstyles and the sharpest men's cuts.
Originating from Wisconsin James has been in New York City for 29 years. He has trained with such names as John Dellaria and Vidal Sassoon as well as teaching up & coming assistant stylists about new techniques. He loves a challenge, and giving total makeovers is one of his favorite things to do.
A native western New Yorker, Alex moved to New York City to peruse his passion for hairstyling and coloring. He has been trained by tony & guy and Paul Mitchel. He’s always had an excitement for Beauty, especially hair, and joined the industry in 2010. He enjoys beautifying people and making them feel great.
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