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TEKNIA Reinvents Hair Hydration

Dry, dull hair is now a thing of the past thanks to Gentle Balance, the new frequent-use shampoo from the TEKNIA range.

Free Travel B Confident

Your favorite hairspray just got better, FREE travel-size B confident styling spray with purchase of 10oz. B confident. While supplies last only!

Lakme Teknia Color Duos

Lakme Teknia color duos to refresh copper color-treated hair.

Bio Argan Treatment Collection

Infused with 100% organic Argan Oil and enriched with high-performing antioxidants. Dramatically improves hairs texture elasticity, shine, and manageability. Color-safe, perfect for all hair types.

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More Than A Salon Visit...An Experience.

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Established in 2002 by Gwendolyn Tribble and Robert Shaver with the goal of bringing exceptional hair care hospitality and professionalism to the area, RIAH’s highly- educated, cutting edge stylists pamper guests with a full-range of hair services. The key to the RIAH experience is the fact that you’ll feel relaxed and comfortable from the very first moment you walk through the door. We’re a full-service hair salon in an atmosphere that’s modern and rustic by design. The RIAH experience begins with a warm and friendly welcome by the salon coordinators. They will make anyone feel right at home while they assist in preparing you for your visit with a variety of beverages, magazines and a tour of our salon for first-time guests. After a tour, your stylist will bring you over to their styling space for an image profile. This is when they take some time to get know you and what you’d like to achieve with your look before offering a variety of ideas. Our stylists do this with their guests on each visit to make certain that customers are continually satisfied. Next, you’ll be transported to the tranquil RIAH Retreat. This is the enclosed shampoo room that provides a relaxing escape from daily stress and responsibility. Guests will experience Riah’s signature head, neck and shoulder massage with a choice of three aromatherapy oils in preparation for further services in the custom styling space and/or color bar area. What makes Riah different, and so well known, is their above and beyond approach to service through the little extra touches. Riah makes abundant strides to provide a peaceful haven for each and every guest. Collectively all of the small additions transform a typical salon visit into a memorable experience. Our goal is to be on top of every detail so you always have the best experience and the very best results. We want you to feel special when you walk in the door and even more special when you leave.

Gwen attended Creative Academy in 1985 and trained at Hair Performance for two and a half years. She also taught at Creative for a year and a half which lead her to her career at the Scissori for thirteen years. She has trained with O&M, Benniefactor, Living Proof and Eufora. Her latest venture has been with Riah Salon for the past twelve years. The business continues to grow as Gwen trains, manages and performs her true passion of making people feel better about themselves. Her favorite product is Eufora’s Aloe Therapy Hair & Body mist. Instantly moisturizes and hydrates hair and skin. Is soaks right in and is great for over and under makeup to set with no greasy feeling.


Jen graduated from Don Roberts in 2002 and has been working at Riah Salon since the very first day the salon opened. She has continued her education and training in Chicago, Miami and Las Vegas. Her favorite thing about hair is short haircutting because of the accuracy and precision required for the perfect shape and texture.


Lindsey studied and graduated from Creative Academy in 2006 and has been working at Riah Salon for 9 years. She loves Highlighting and specializes in blonde hair coloring. Lindsey holds a deep appreciation for her craft and has traveled to Miami, Chicago and Kentucky to stay on the cutting edge of the hair industry. Her favorite product is Benniefactor's b CONFIDENT. "I love the medium hold to it and that I can use it as a heat protectant for flat ironing and curling."


Nikki graduated from Trendsetters in 2008 and has been working at Riah for 7 years. She has a passion for creating depth in hair, whether it's in haircutting or hair coloring. She continues her education in Chicago, Indianapolis and Louisville. Her favorite product is Ref's root to top. Root to top is a spray mousse that gives you volume from the scalp to the ends.


Tyler attended Excel Academy in 2011. He has received additional education in Chicago, Grand Rapids and Louisville. He enjoys creating custom colors to perfectly match each guests skin tone and complexion.


Samantha has attended Mario Tricoci in 2013 and has continued education in Chicago, Joliet, and local classes. Her passion has always been helping people feel better about themselves and showing her creative side. She is always open to new suggestions and furthering her education every day "My favorite products are our variety of deep conditioners that we have because I have had personal experience with them helping my hair at being in the best shape it's ever been". Her biggest strengths would have to be balayage and updos.


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