Contact Richard

Salon Lofts - Upper Arlington

Loft 17

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Please call 614-565-4908 or txt.  Email for appointment.

I am a 1988 Graduate of Ohio State school of Cosmetology. Possess a Cosmetology License, Independent Contractor License and Managers License. Previous Salon owner from 1996 - 2007.

I also am a host father here in Upper Arlington for an exchange student from Italy. 2012/2013 school year. She is home now. What a wonderful and amazing year.

We don't always see ourselves as others see us. I will share with you some of the words my clients have used to discribe me. Accommodating, Acurate, Amazing, Caring, Great communicator, Consistant, Great Conversationalist, Creative, Current, Extraordinary, Innovative, Great Listener, Magnificent, Outstanding, Passionate, Professional, Talented, Trustworthy and Witty. What wonderful words for me to hear and share with you.

I feel I have a common sense approach to peoples needs that fit todays life styles. I strive to be the best I can be every day. I work hard and learn all that I can. My contribution in this life is very important to me.

If your looking for a new stylist, Look no further.

My Schedule here is Wenesday, Friday and Saturday. As I build my client base I will also schedule Mondays. Loft #17 for appointment or Tel: 1-614-565-4908

Thank You,


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I met Richard over 20 years ago when I randomly walked into the Lazarus store salon in downtown Columbus, new to town and looking for someone who knew how to cut curly hair, and, well the rest is history. I have been going to Richard ever since, not only because of his extraordinary talent, but because he's also just a fabulous person. He cares deeply about what he does and meeting the needs of his clients. Even though I have been going to him for many years, I always feel that I walk away with a cut that is very current, yet is totally unique to me. I consistently get compliments from friends and co-workers, and several of them have become Richard's clients. Not only is he skilled at cutting hair, he is a master colorist. A few years ago, Richard encouraged me to try coloring my naturally red hair to give it a boost. It's something that I would never have considered on my own and would not have trusted anyone else to try. Since then, I've had my hair colored on many occasions, ranging from light to darker shades and have always been very happy with the outcome. I consider myself fortunate to have someone like Richard in my life, not only as a stylist, but as a friend, and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for the best! Laurie S.
Laurie S.
Lots of styles and as many stylist- but Richard is spot on with both color and shape. The Global Karatin applicatin that he uses has completely redefined my look. My hair is manageable and young again! Richard has defined the look I've always wanted. Erin
Aaron P.
If you want sleeker, softer hair, you have to get the Global Keratin treatment from him. I am Also loving that my hair styles in HALF the time! - "shiny smooth" in c-bus
Julie F.
Richard is an amazing stylist. I cannot recommend him enough!! With his years of experience, I am very comfortable every time I go to him for my haircut. I have been a loyal client of his since July of this year and plan to continue going to him for my hair care needs. As a male, I wanted someone who listened to me and was efficient with my time and what I wanted. The first time I went to see him, I described exactly what I wanted and brought a few pictures of male hairstyles. He took a look, then studied my hair. He was the first stylist to tell me how my my hair grew, that it was very full in some areas and stopped growing at the top of my cheekbones. I was amazed at his knowledge, and have always left each session very happy. Please consider Richard for your hair care needs!
Michael S.
I admitt, I am very picky. Richard did a great job of combining my wishes with his expertise. I'll definitely be back! Julie F.
Julie F.
I am truly blessed to have found Richard as my stylist. He has an amazing talent with both the cutting and coloring of hair. Many times it is difficult to find a hair stylist who has perfected both talents, and I can honestly say Richard is a master in his field. I have been a client of Richard's for the past 3 years, and I have never been happier with my hair. He has brought life, health and vibrancy to my hair. He also cuts my pre-teen's hair, and my daughter just LOVES visiting Richard. As many mom's know, to have a happy pre-teen girl is something special, and I promise you that your daughter will feel like she is "on top of the world" once she visits Richard. I can honestly say when I leave Richard's salon, I truly feel like a "million bucks." Book your appointment today as I KNOW you will not be disappointed.
Carrie M.
I have been "cursed" with very fine, fly away hair - I have been "blessed" with finding Richard - his cut give me style, many compliments and a feeling good about myself. Anne-Marie L.
Anne-Marie L.
I found Richard 25 years ago and would let anyone else touch my hair. I have very fine hair and he cuts it perfectly every time. His coloring is so natural looking no one ever knows! He is a great stylist! Scotti N
Scotti N.
I have had Richard cut my hair for 14 years, and he is always great to collaborate with on a new style or changes. We’ve gone short/long/layers/bangs- you name it, and I always get TONS of complements no matter what we do! He also has turned me onto phenomenal hair products, staying current on the new items which may work best for my hair. Trust is important with your stylist- and you can trust Richard to find a style that will work for you and your lifestyle.
No N.
Richard has been doing my hair for over twenty years. He's nursed me through multiple color changes and styles for my very fine, very straight hair. We've landed on a lovely ash blonde that masks the gray and a cut that is totally flattering. He always knows what to do with any hair issue. He's also a great conversationalist. I highly recommend him. Richard, you're awesome! Barb E.
Barb E.
Richard is an amazing find! His work is that of a professional who has been in the business for many years yet still remains cutting edge. I have had many different styles and colors and all are fabulous and couldnt be done without his direction and abilities. A wonderful guy who I always look foward to seeing. You will be thrilled!
Andrea H.
Instead of leaving a salon and feeling fantastic about my haircare experience, I have often found myself rushing home to redo my hair. I can honestly say I have never done that after leaving Richard's chair. His passion and talent for knowing exactly what you need is so refreshing. You are such a gift! Denise B.
Denise B.
I am a Richard Newbie!!Though I have known Richard forever, I've just started going to him after being with another stylist nearly 12 years. Of course I was a bit nervous but quickly realized I had nothing to worry about. Richard is an absolute and very talented professional who takes my stubborn gray hair in his hands and makes me look fabulous. I am also blessed to have Richard in my life. Thanks for being you Richard. Love you! - Karen C.
Karen C.
What a great experience to have Richard as your stylist! He is so talented, but also so personable, caring and witty. He knows your hair is such a personal image and what most people first notice about you. He studied my features, skin tone, hair texture and asked me many questions before determining the right cut & style for me. The color is so flattering and he mixed the formula himself to best suit my complexion. The look and feel is also so natural. My hair has never been in such good shape. You will not be disappointed when you choose Richard. I come in from Cleveland, Ohio to have him take care of my beauty needs. Make-up is also another of his talents. Going to a special event or taking a family portrait, he will make you look your best. You will have a pleasurable experience and leave feeling wonderful.
Pat B.
I have known Richard for 10 years and he has my highest respect as a professional and a human being. He has been styling my hair off and on for all of those years and I have been extremely satisfied with his work. He is creative, a great listener and very accomodating with my last minute requests. Joan P
Joan P.
I am coming from California to get my hair done by Richard. Having been a client of Richard's for over 10 years and ALWAYS getting complements on my great style and cut, even from other professional stylist, I moved to California and had to leave the comfort of his chair. He is the type of stylist that I sat in his chair and let him ''create" knowing that is was going to look fabulous until my next appointment. Being in California over a year, I have tried several stylist so far and paid California prices for them...let me tell you they do not come close to the caliber of professionalism, care and art that he had done for me in the past and will do as he is one of my priority stops after traveling 2000 miles.
Renee C.
I have struggled all of my life with hard to manage hair. In October I decided to try the Global Keratin treatment with Richard and am THRILLED with the results. For the first time ever I can now wash my hair and not have to worry about intensive blow drying, flat ironing, etc. I can even let it air dry without it getting frizzy or kinky. It has been over 3 months now and is still retained these results. The best test for me occurred last week when I went to southern Florida for the weekend. The weather was humid but my hair stayed styled without doing its normal "bad hair day" antics that normally happen in that type of climate. I am sold and looking forward to my next treatment sometime this late spring which will mean only having to do the treatment twice a year! Couldnt be happier--thanks Richard!!
Andrea H.
I have been blessed with curly hair and doubly blessed to have found Richard. One cut gives me multiple styles and many compliments. Love U Richard, Lynn E.
Lynn E.
I have had my hair styled by Richard for over 15 years and have always been more than satisfied with his work. Richard is innovative with very little direction (just make it professional looking!). I have had different styles, colors and techniques and they have all meet the criteria. In addition, Richard is very witty in his conversation and an hour of his time makes my week. I would highly recommend his work to any new client - they will be satisfied. B. P Kowalski
Barbara K.
I have known Richard for 15 years. Gosh, where do I start.Richard is so professional and his ideas about your hair is magnificent. I am very self conscious about my ears,Richard works miracles to make sure that my ears are covered but yet the style he gives me is outstanding. I am a breast cancer survivor. When I lost my hair Richard went out of his way to make sure that I got a wig that identically match my original hair. Richard took the time out of his very busy schedule and personally came to my home with the wig cut and fit it FREE of charge. Now tell me what stylist would do that for a client. Once you sit in his chair it is like going home and settling in for a cup of good tea. I highly recommend Richard. But now that you know about him I am afraid I will not get into see him because he will be booked up. --Eileen F.
Eileen F.
Richard knows hair. No matter the texture, length, color or condition, Richard can make your hair look it's very best. I have been going to Richard for a few years and I only wish I would have found him sooner. If you are looking for a new stylist- look no more, give Richard a call!
Kristin N.
I have been going to Richard for a number of years and would HIGHLY recommend him as a stylist.
Dan C.
Richard is the best! If you are searching for a professional stylist, who will take any wishes and expectations you have about your hair seriously, but who also will have very good suggestions and follow through, look no more. Richard is it. He has great hands, a wonderful talent for cutting and styling hair, good design ideas, and a kind and understanding heart. He once sent me some hair care products in the mail, for free, because after he saw what bad shape my hair was in, he was concerned that it would not be healthy and shiny if I did not use these products. I looked for years to find a good stylist in Columbus, and finally found Richard. He is truly an artist, and an hour in his chair makes me feel good, look good and leave refreshed. Nicky R.
Nicky R.