Update — Richard


Remember Richard?


His dilemma about whether to keep growing out or throw in the towel for the summer was made into a class project for the Sono Academy, one of the hottest new salon schools in the Northeast.  The project included not only his haircut, but color and styling advice.

Drumroll, please!


Academy Director Thea Tsiranides cut Richard’s hair similar to the winning Option #1 and enhanced his shade with a demi-permanent color by Wella. According to Thea, the haircut gives Richard “a more progressive look” and can be styled either flat to the head or in a “messy, spiky” fashion. Thea used Rusk Wired Flexible Styling Cream to create the look.

You look fantastic, Richard!



  1. i mean this in the *nicest* way possible but richard looks SO much younger when he smiles!

    i love seeing the profile shot on this update because you can really see how great this cut is..and how more styled and updated it is.

    Looking good Richard!
    .-= kat´s last blog ..busy busy bee =-.

  2. I feel even younger when I smile!!! Thanks Kat.

  3. Oh yes! #1 definitely rocks! Well done!

  4. Seriously! You look great Richard!
    .-= Jessica´s last blog ..Conversion =-.

  5. Linda Coughlin says:


    looks great short, but it could have gone shorter
    love the salon too!!!

  6. Looking good Richard! It’s nice to put a face with the person I talk to on the phone all the time :)

  7. Whitney says:

    Clearly Richard is much happier after the class project was finished! You know, image is everything…

  8. Richard is rocking it. Looking so much more hip and youthful.

  9. the hair looks great, much more contemporary!

  10. Version 1 is the way to grow!

  11. The new look has taken years off your look! =)

  12. Hi All! we are so pleased with Richards look, and I think he’s enjoying it as well. I would like to clairify that Rena Tsopanides was the student who created Richards fresh new style… It has been such an inspiration, the students want to do a featured monthly makeover! Thank you for the great experience, it has been alot of fun!

  13. Rockstar Richard! Like the look!

  14. Annie Nelson says:

    Sorry Richard, it looks good but I really liked #2.
    The good news is hair grows back.
    Will you go for #2 this winter?
    Hope so!

  15. Looks great Richard! Option 1 would have been my vote too! And, it is nice to put a face with the voice.

  16. Anny Adams says:

    Very nicely done! You look great- and happy. If your not smiling post-hairct, then something isn’t right. A good haircut helps chanel the mind and relax the soul. I’m still in search of the right one myself.

  17. Wow! A Hollywood make-over that makes all his contemporaries and those many years his junior head back to the drawing board.

    Sono Academy, its creative leader and students, A+. You met the challenge beautifully. Will you come to Texas? Of course, you will, but how soon is the question!

    Kudos to all.

  18. Darci Ewell says:

    Love the new look! Ya look like a Movie Star!

  19. Amy Hunter says:

    Love the new look!

  20. Natalie K. says:

    Love it! He must love it as well, especially since the cut is so versatile!

  21. I gotta say, I’m not sure about the top on the side view. It sort of looks like two different haircuts on top. And I might spike up the front and pull it forward and to the side a little bit, rather than pulling it back.

    But overall? It’s a really good look. But Richard – can you do it yourself?