In the words of Ryan Burrell,
a hair stylist at A’SalonBizz in
Westchester, Illinois, he’s “married to
hair.” Originally studying biochemistry, Burrell realized after
seeing a movie about a salon, the true path he wanted to take
was one in the beauty industry.
Now, he has completed shoots with Bianca Golden and Bre Scullark from America’s Top Model with celebrity stylist Val Hamilton; Tamera Young from the Women’s National Basketball Association’s Chicago Sky; and he also partners with Mizani and Habitat for Humanity. Having a passion for editorial fashion, colors and textures found in natural surroundings serve as his constant inspirations.
“I’m always reinventing my skills through classes and participating in shows,” says Burrell. “I want to get trained and certifi ed through the Vidal Sassoon Academy. Eventually, I want to develop my own line for natural hair care,” he says. “You know how when someone says something is in your blood? Hairdressing is in my blood.”
Photography: Drexina Nelson,
Wardrobe stylist: Hayden
Make-up: Stephanie Dawn