RIAN VAN BERGEN
New Talent & Salon Assistant
My name is Rian! Or riri whichever! I am one of the salon assistant.
I was born in Japan and moved to Canada when I was 11 years old. I can speak Japanese and am very proud of where I’m from! My interest with hair/beauty started when I was about 5 years old. I knew since when I was a kid I was going to be working in the beauty industry. I love making people feel and look beautiful. When I lived in Japan I used to buy literally all the fashion magazines and try out every hair style in the magazine to school. Throughout 4 years high school I took cosmetology classes and felt more inspired. I took the the Cosmetology OYAP (Ontario Youth Apprenticeship) program and really enjoyed it, playing around with mannequins and practicing Updo's or colour, I was so eager to do people's hair. I also have a passion for makeup. In the future I'd love to be able to do hair and makeup. After high school I went straight into hair school and I was amazed and so excited to actually learn about the fundamentals of hair cutting and colouring at Aveda Institute. I remember feeling so scared to touch a persons hair and actually changing it but I felt determined. Hair school is when I really found myself and knew I really wanted pursue this career. Lisa took me in to their team back in June and I couldn’t be more thankful and excited. I knew I was going to be in a good place with such talented colourists. Remember to always be ambitious and humility is everything.
Excited to meet you all <3