Ron SmithOwner and stylist
Ron started out as a hairstylist in the area of Brea/Fullerton, CA. He always had dreams to open up his own salon within ten years of being in the industry. His dream came true when he signed the papers that handed over a small salon called The Bent Twig on June 2, 1994, the same day that his second son Austin was born. Within six weeks, Ron had completely remodeled this salon and named it Salon Jourdon. This salon was so successful that within one year they had outgrown the location.
On July 1, 1996, Ron moved to a larger building in the same shopping center so that he could expand on his dream salon and the big plans he had for it. Ron remodeled and updated this salon back in October 2006, then naming it Salon 860 West. This salon is still successfully operating in this location!
Although Ron continues to work 3 days a week styling and managing his salon in Orange County, he and his husband Jon, decided to call Palm Springs their new home in 2015. In 2017, Ron and his husband embarked on a new adventure with the opening of Salon Jarick in Palm Springs. Only one year later, the salon was expanded to add esthetician, massage and nail services.
Ron continually desires for his salons to produce the best work for clients who enter his doors. Ron delights in the fact that when his clients look back at photos of their life's journey, their hair reflects a permanent fingerprint of his work.
Angelika BrahamStylist - Makeup Artist
Angelika Braham has been in the beauty industry for 5 years but don’t let that stop you from sitting in her chair. Her love for fashion and beauty parallels with her life experience and education.
Angelika has spent most of her summers abroad observing hair and fashion, particularly in Paris, London, and Greece, where most of her extended family is located. As a lifelong resident of Palm Springs, Angelika has made it a point, over the last decade, to attend all the Fashion Weeks at El Paseo, and in 2014 she was invited to do make-up for Saks Fifth Avenue. She also assisted in the first time ever Louis Vuitton fashion show at the Bob Hope house and assisted with hair for the cover of New York Times and Elle Magazine France and Palm Springs' local Desert Outlook magazine.
She is constantly continuing her education with classes and refining her cutting and coloring techniques with in house models. With Angelika’s eye for the international pallet of beauty - you are sitting in the right chair.
Follow Angelika's Instagram at: beautybyangelika
Josh FullerStylist - Makeup Artist
“When clients book an appointment at Salon Jarick, they receive undivided attention and service. I do not place my clients on a conveyor belt but a pedestal”, states Josh Fuller. His central philosophy centers on delivering 5-star customer service to each of his discerning clients while specializing in making women and men look beautiful through hairstyles, coloring and makeup artistry that enhance their natural features. Working in the industry for over 30 years has helped Josh craft his undeniable talent and trusty scissors hand.
In the process of working with leading stylists in Paris, New York and Miami, Josh honed his passion-driven skill for creating the perfect look, applying flawless make-up and delivering the ideal customer-service. His hard work paid off as celebrities, fashion photographers and fashionistas began taking notice of his adept creations and service-oriented ethos. His work began to appear on red carpets, between the sheets of many well-known magazines like Vogue and W-Magazine and behind the face of cosmetic empires such Estée Lauder and MAC. Josh relocated to Palm Springs in 2012 and is pleased to be working with the talented team at Salon Jarick in Palm Springs.
Josh’s portfolio can be viewed at: www.dropbox.com/gallery/461323...
Being in the hair styling industry for 13 years, Sam has perfected his craft and found his own personal touch as a hair stylist. Most of his career has been spent in San Francisco where he was educated and trained by some of the most sought-after stylists of the Bay Area.
He completed the very intense Vidal Sassoon cutting class and excelled in the workshop class at the Bumble and Bumble academy in New York City. Although excellent at cutting and styling, one of Sam’s passions is coloring which has earned him the reputation of being a blonding expert.
Sam believes that continued education allows him to stay on top of the latest trends. He loves working with people one on one and giving his clients a beautiful experience that keeps them coming back to his chair.
Galen is a Master Colorist/ Stylist who has trained at the personal hands of industry greats which include Paul Mitchell and Anthony Moscolo (Toni & Guy). He joins our team from San Francisco, CA and the Peninsula, where he has cut, styled and colored clients to create fashionable, beautiful and sexy hair for any occasion. Galen specializes in Wella Hair Color.
Galen recognizes while trends are universal, style is very personal. His consultations are key to his process to ensure your hair benefits from natural movement and illumination. He is a full service provider and specializes in smoothing treatments as well as men’s cuts and coloring. From professional to fun, you can rest assured elegance will define you.
Galen's work has been published Modern Salon, Tonsorial Artist and Passion magazines.
Follow Galen on Instagram at hairbygalen_ps
Although Zac has been a stylist since 2004, he can't remember a time when hair wasn't a part of his life. Zac worked in Aveda salons for 15 years, where he was able to train under some of the top stylists in our industry.
Whether you are looking for subtle highlights or a drastic change in hair color, Zac is your guy! He is proficient in working with all hair textures from super straight to curly. Zac loves working with natural hair textures to create a look that will enhance your natural beauty.
Ken moved to Palm Springs in 2018 from Seattle loving the sun over rain. He has worked as a stylist for over thirty years and has never left the industry. His journey still leads to a passion of making people feel better about their appearance while developing some amazing relationships. Ken started with Vidal Sassoon learning Advanced Hair Cutting and later worked with L’Oreal Professional Majirel and Wella Professional as an educator for these fine color lines.
Ken continued his education with 10 years of advanced hair cutting and color workshops while working for Toni & Guy, traveling to places like New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas perfecting his skills.
Ken’s specialties include:
- Men’s haircuts finish makeover styling
- Women’s haircuts makeover blowouts
- Color, highlights, and corrective color
- Advance blowouts using the art of a round brush and flatiron.
- Curly hair cuts, long or short.
As a bonus he does a deep thorough scalp massage.
If this sound like you, he would be honored to be your Hair Designer.
Ken looks forward to meeting you soon!