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Katie Galindo Ruthsatz
co owner, professional stylist
I am an Ohio native a truly love the state! Living in the midwest has taught me to be polite and kind to others. This shaped me into the people loving person I am today! Part of the reason I love my career so much is because I get to connect with different people several times a day.
I have always had a passion for art, ever since I can remember I was drawing or painting. That is why cosmetology seemed to come so easily for me. I create art everyday, I get to make people feel beautiful and build connections with them everyday! To me there is nothing more fulfilling. I have trained as a color artist with L'anza, teaching across the country and specialize in blonding, balayage and longer hair looks. I am also an aqua certified extension stylist offering keratin fusion, hand tied weft and tape in applications. With over 15 years experience I am confident together we can achieve your dream hair.
On my days off I spend my time with my husband, son and animals. I love hanging out in the garden or tending to my house plants. We love to be outside playing or taking a hike at one of the many beautiful parks in the area. I'm not afraid to get my hands dirty inside or outside of the salon.
If you are learning about me for the first time it is so important for me to let you know that building a community of salon guests and creating a safe space for people is of the utmost importance to me.
If you think we would be a good fit please reach out and I cannot wait to meet you!
co owner, professional stylist, dry cutting expert
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Being a hair stylist has been one the most fulfilling journeys in my life. It has allowed me to travel the country meeting and working with many amazing and inspiring people. Hairstyling to me is not just cutting and coloring hair, it is building a relationship with wonderful people who I can call my family and friends. It does not matter if you are seeing me for the first time, or we have known each other for years, I want you to leave my chair feeling amazing, beautiful, uplifted and ELEVATED!
In my fourteen years of experience eleven of them have been spent as a Dry Cut Specialist. I have educated at hair shows, taught in salon classes, and educated stylists one on one. I travel once a month to Arous Studio in East Greenwich Rhode Island to educate and learn at The Dry Cut Academy. This allows me to bring back new knowledge and inspiration to share with my clients and other talented stylists. Spreading the joy of amazing hair and positive vibes is what I am all about!
No matter what type of hair you have: thick, fine, curly, straight, long or short Dry Cutting is all about sculpting and creating a shape that is unique to each client. This technique allows me to shape your hair in a way that complements your sense of style and makes it easy for you to maintain the same look at home. Every shape is personalized to each individual client which allows endless possibilities to be your beautiful and truly authentic self!
professional stylist, extension expert, curly hair specialist
I remember my grandparents suggesting that I take cosmetology because I was always doing something with my hair. I started learning about my passion for hair when I was a junior in High School at Maplewood Career Center. I have been an artist in the hair industry for thirteen years and started my journey as an independent stylist in 2021.
I have traveled to New York City, Nashville, Cleveland, and Columbus to further educated myself to get trained and certified in many hair techniques. I have found adding length and volume with hair extensions so thrilling that I have expanded my extension career from just tape-in’s to hand-tied and keratin fusion. One of my goals is to become a hair extension educator. I am also extremely passionate about curly hair! I took my love for curly hair to NYC in 2016 where I learned about all curly types and became a certified Ouidad stylist.
I am a mom of two kids plus four fur babies. In the summer we spend our time camping, gardening, fishing and enjoying the outdoors. Family is very important to me! If you ever find yourself in my chair, I will talk your ear off about my kids but I also like to get to know my guest so I have a good listening ear too.