The Ruby Beauty Salon is an all-natural, all-dressed-to-order salon, but in 2017 it became something of a cult phenomenon, and a destination for some of the city’s most stylish, adventurous, and passionate beautyistas.
This is a story about how the place evolved from a modest business to a high-end destination for the world’s most beautiful people.
The first Ruby Beauty salon opened in 1971 as the first women-owned beauty salon.
Today, Ruby Beauty has over 500 locations in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.
In 2018, Ruby Salon opened its second location in Brooklyn, Brooklyn, where the brand is currently being built.
A photo posted by ruby beauty (@rubybeauty) on Apr 13, 2019 at 10:18am PDTThe beauty salon’s founder, Rosalynn Sondheimer, started the business in 1971 when she was a single mother with no formal training and little financial backing.
She worked as a stylist, a maid, and eventually as a beauty therapist, earning a master’s degree in human resources from Columbia University in 1979.
“I was so frustrated with the makeup industry,” she told The New York Times in 2017.
“I was having to do a lot of makeup with a lot more chemicals than I was getting paid to do.
So I thought, Why don’t I try doing a different thing?”
The result of her experimentation was Ruby Salon, which was founded by Sondheim as a way for women to pay their beauty bills and find beauty products to match.
Ruby Salon became one of the first and most popular beauty salons in the United States and the world, with a loyal following of women and their friends and family.
According to The New Yorker, it was the first of its kind in the country.
It was founded on the premise that women can do everything men do in beauty, and it’s the only salon where you can choose from a wide array of products.
At the time, Sondheli also founded the International Salon in NYC, which had a similar mission and was a much more exclusive experience, but was still seen as a success.
Now, with its second Brooklyn location opening this summer, Ruby is planning to open a third one in the New York area, and Sondhalis plan to expand her beauty brand to include more and more countries around the world.
Read more about the history of Ruby Salon here.
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