Awhile back, I mentioned that I may have some pictures in Nylon Magazine, for my friend Ryan's new salon. Well, it happened! I am very satisfied with my work being that I am not good at taking pictures of anything but people. I was asked to take pictures of the inside and outside of the salon. Its actually a small space and the bathroom shot was almost impossible because of how narrow it is. But, it worked and they used it.
Yesterday, I was walking near Union Square with a friend while he was on his lunch break, when I got a text from a stylist friend of mine. She mentioned that she saw Ryan's salon in Nylon Magazine with Lindsay Lohan on the cover. I knew it was coming out soon, but I still forgot. So I was very excited to hear this news while I was in the city and surrounded by places that sold magazines. My ADD got the best of me while I was in a store looking thru the magazine, so I decided to walk over to the salon since I was so close to it. Sure enough, as I approached the door, the magazine cover and the clipping from the inside, were on display in the window.
Ryan gave me a copy since he had a few laying around. It was really weird seeing something that I did in a magazine like Nylon. I understand that it was a very small piece and nothing that was even hard to do, but its mine and it was a big piece of my day. And it was a good day. The weather was nice, I got to see and hang out with important people in my life, I wished my mom a Happy Birthday and I even scored an interview for this coming Tuesday. Im hoping for the best and I am hanging in there. =)
^^^My work is in the top RIGHT. Click it!!
I actually get my hair done by Mr. Darius. Before I moved here, a Japanese hairstylist by the name of Yoshie Tanaka, was doing a fabulous job. I thought it was going to be hard to find another stylist but Ryan stepped in and has really done some justice to these locks. Everybody knows that I don't always do normal hairstyles and I am always switching it up. He doesn't just give me a haircut...he creates! Seriously. Its one thing to go a with hairstylist that can do good hair, but when they can create a whole new look for you..thats a real winner.
Ryan and I met in Boston and have known each other for more then 5 years now. I have to say that it is great to see another person from where I come from, be so successful in a place like NYC. This is just the beginning for him. He will be doing bigger things in the future. So remember I knew him first! lol jk
Please feel free to visit his website at ryandariussalon.com, to get more info on this fantastic salon.
His website has been added to my Favorite Links for future reference.