Ruben Colon approaches hairstyling with a fundamental passion for making women feel beautiful about themselves through beautiful hair. He began his hair career at the age of 18 attending beauty school in New York City. By the age of 26, he was working in top Manhattan salons such as John Sahag and Oribe. He then opened his own salon where he had the creative latitude to hone his skills and develop his unique personal style. After catching the eye of Sally Hershberger, he was invited to join the SHD team and immediately began working alongside Ms. Hershberger where he combined her techniques, vision and signature styles with his own, in a synergy that results in uniquely superlative work in hair. As a senior stylist at SHD, Mr. Colon is known for a range of looks from up-doos to long sexy hair and everything in between. He is also the bridal hair specialist at SHD.
Colon’s inspirations originate from varied sources, from classic Hollywood, pop culture and red carpet fashion to modern, classical, and urban art. His focus is always constant attention to developing aesthetic symmetry and shapes as a hairstyle is being created, understanding that a truly successful hairstyle must develop organically and cannot be rushed. Time and attention to detail, for every hairstyle, for every client is essential. A client must leave his chair feeling transformed or renewed.
Mr. Colon has credits that include high-end runway and fashion shows, such as Marchesa, Badgley Mischka, and Oscar de la Renta. His celebrity clients include: Sarah Jessica Parker, Marisa Tomei, Jane Krakowski, Kim Cattrall, Molly Shannon, Mary Louise Parker, Jimmy Fallon, Gina Gershon, and John Bon Jovi.
Ruben Colon is currently based Sally Hershberger Downtown in New York City.