Native Australian and internationally renowned celebrity hair stylist, Ric Pipino moved to New York City in 1981, where he began his fashion and editorial career.
After many years as a high profile celebrity hairstylist, working with top models, celebrities, designers, photographers and fashion magazines, Ric decided to capitalize on his reputation. In 2002 he opened his first salon, Pipino salon at the Shore Club in Miami and continuing working on expanding his brand by opening his second location Pipino Nolita, in downtown Manhattan in the spring of 2009.
In February 2013, Ric partnered with Patrick Melville to re-brand his Nolita location, Melville Pipino Salon.
Over the past three decades, Ric has built a name and reputation, known for creating sexy long layers. His notable clients include: Bridget Monahan, Donna Karan, Petra Nemcova, Chelsea Leyland, and Jane Krakowski. His fashion work includes layouts in Vogue, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Playboy and GQ to name a few.