Since arriving in New York City in 1990, Ruth Roche has exploded to the top of her profession as a hairstylist. With almost 25 years experience Ruth continues to inspire her peers and her clients with her innovation, humor and talent. Salon owner, editorial stylist, platform artist and educator, Ruth’s work has appeared in magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Vanity Fair, Interview, Self, More, Lucky, In Style, Radar, Seventeen, and Cosmopolitan to name a few. Represented by Artists by Timothy Priano, Ruth maintains a busy freelance career.
Her celebrity clients have included Mariah Carey, Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Szohr, Sheryl Crow, Claire Danes, Molly Sims, Amy Adams, Kelly Ripa, Geena Davis, Pink, Milla Jovovich, Mariska Hargitay, Laura Linney, Mischa Barton, Jordan Sparks, Rosie Perez and Joan Cusack. She has worked with renowned photographers such as Annie Leibovitz, Gilles Bensimon, Stuart Shining, Troy Word, Raphael Mazuco, Phillipe Solomon, Mike Ruiz and Ondrea Barbe. Her creations have not only been on the cover of countless magazines but on the runways of many designers during New York’s famed Fashion Week.
In 2003 Ruth opened RARE Salon in NYC’s downtown hotspot, Tribeca, marking another milestone in her career. She and the RARE Team are among the most sought after stylists in NYC. Also home to the RARE Academy, the space is the perfect place for fellow stylists from around the world to learn, grow and fuel their creative fire. There is nothing Ruth Roche loves more than learning from and sharing knowledge with her fellow hairdressers. Whether you are speaking to Ruth one on one or you are one out of two thousand audience members; Ruth Roche will tap into your passion for the craft with a personal touch. She will leave you feeling confident and inspired.
Ruth has been honored multiple times by the North American Hairstyling Awards, including Master Stylist of the Year, and is featured in the documentary, “Stars Behind the Chair: The Leading Ladies of Hair.” She raised the bar at Redken as Global Artistic Director of Design and previously for renowned British hairdresser Trevor Sorbie. She has traveled the world
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for both companies. Now she travels the world for RARE, sharing her experience and new techniques with fellow professionals. She uses her columnist experience writing for American Salon Magazine to write a refreshing, inspiring and (of course) humorous blog. She has also been a contributing editor to Milady's Standard Cosmetology, one of the leading textbooks for cosmetology schools. Ruth continues to demonstrate her impeccable skills while sharing her knowledge and motivating her peers and co-workers. Her dynamite personality and innovation keeps stylists falling in love with what they do and help them all realize their full potential. There is a reason why Ruth Roche has the staying power in the industry that she does; whether you are a walk in client at RARE or a super model on the set, she is the expert at making everyone feel beautiful.