With over 20 years of experience, Rick Wellman, co-owner of the Patrick Melville Salon
& Spa is one of the most prestigious and well-respected celebrity hair colorists in the fashion industry.
Originally from Ohio and possessing a passion for painting, Rick attended advanced cosmetology schools in Toronto and London including Vidal Sasoon, Rita Rusk and Alan International. Rick's experience traveling as a platform artist led him to work with the late, great Paul Mitchell himself and British award-winning hairstylist Trevor Sorbie. Rick's exclusive and innovative coloring technique, Biolights Color®, uses 100% biodegradable cotton pads. These allow him to create natural and vibrant highlights, from root to end, less abrasively than the usual foil-coloring procedure. His signature process has been sought after by major hair-color companies, including Clairol, Redken, Goldwell and Wella. The glamorous results of Rick's work can be seen in ad campaigns and TV commercials for Pantene, Herbal Essences, Ann Taylor, Rampage, Fortunoff and Gucci.
"Healthy hair means color longevity, resilience and shine," Rick says of his hair-color
philosophy. He also believes in creating complimenting shades that grow in with your
own natural color, instead of conflicting with it.
Rick’s celebrity clients list include Brooke Shields, Tina Fey, Mariska Hargitay, Nicole Scherzinger, Lindsay Lohan, former Miss Universe and Clairol Spokes model, Dayanara Torres and supermodel Petra Nemcova, to name a few. Prior to the Patrick Melville Salon, Rick served as a top colorist/educator at the renowned Warren-Tricomi Salon in New York and the award-winning Charles Penzone in Columbus, Ohio.