Ricci's Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy

Programs in Cosmetology, Barbering and Spa Training!

You Deserve a Great Career!
We currently offer the following certificates upon graduation: Wella Certification, TONI&GUY Certification, TIGI Color, TIGI Cosmetics and our Ricci's Academy of Cosmetology Diploma.

Become part of the rich tradition that only a life time of experience can offer. Ricci's Toni&Guy Hairdressing Academy has over 60 years of experience in the Salon. Spa and Barbering industries. Train with one-of-the leaders in your profession. Ricci's Toni&Guy Hairdressing Academy has a strong reputation as a Salon, Spa, Academy and Barbering operation in our area. We own and operate an award winning Salon, Spa and employ over 60 creative professionals, a barbershop employing over six barbers. We are the only school in Connecticut teaching the global leaders education Toni and Guy. Our Barbering course is a separate course and has its own separate space, separate instructors and separate curriculum.

Our goal is to graduate a student whom is confident in Coloring, Cutting, Styling, Retexturizing hair for today's top Salons and clients. Many of our students have gone on to work on celerity clients, becoming photo stylist, top area colorist \ haircutters and salon owners all through out Southern, CT. Ask your stylist….. Our reputation speaks for itself. You deserve to become part of this tradition.

Where You'll Learn
Nestled in the foothills of Newtown, CT is Ricci's Toni&Guy Hairdressing Academy. The Academy is over 8000 sq. feet dedicated to our students experience. Our Academy's hands-on reputation with clients ensures you a busy salon experience and a reputation for excellent customer service and is only the first step on your new journey. This includes video education, shadowing programs in our Award winning Salon & Spa, and hands-on training with Daniel Riccio himself. The constant flow of industry educators and innovators from Tigi, Toni and Guy, Wella, Clairol, Bio- ionic, Wella, and American Crew to name a few, will give you the confidence needed to work in the top salons in your area.

Who You're Learning From is Very Important!
Daniel D Riccio, owner and director of Ricci's Toni&Guy Hairdressing Academy is an industry leader. His passion is to elevate the beauty industry to its highest possible level. Dan commands one of the highest priced haircuts as well as color experiences in Southern, CT. He has performed on stage locally and in the tri state area for various industry organizations. This tradition has been passed on from Dan's father and will continue with his son's. Still working behind the chair 3 to 4 days a week will ensure timely as well as timeless hair fashion trends. Dan's easy going teaching methods are both effective and consistent. Vidal Sassoon, Toni & Guy, are some of the inspirations gathered on annual trips to London's Salon International Seminar which have help shape Ricci's Academy curriculum. Academy Instructors are all seasoned stylists, many who have been teaching this curriculum for 13 years and work part time in Ricci's Salon and are nurturing daily each student.

The Programs

Spa Training
Held Tuesday and Friday evenings
Includes Manicuring, Pedicuring, Waxing, Microdermabrasion, reflexology
Payment Plans are available for this course, but Financial Aid is not at this time.

We guarantee a complete educational program which covers all topics presented on the licensing test.

  • Hands on classic women and men haircutting
  • Hands on coloring\ foiling\ retexturizing
  • Hands on styling
  • Customer service skills\coaching
  • The business of beauty\ salon management\ ownership
  • Trend haircutting\ coloring
  • Spa training\ skincare\makeup ail care
  • Corrective coloring
  • Attending NYC Beauty show
  • Graduation Gala
  • Shadowing in Southern CT's top salons

Our Graduates
We are proud of all our Graduates just a few of whom are successfully working as:

  • Adam Broderick Salon & Spa, Ridgefield, CT: stylist,colourist
  • Blain Adam Salon, Monroe, Ct: owner,stylist
  • Creative Company, Fairfield, CT: owner
  • Dawn's Pizzazz Artistic Group & Day Spa, Bethel, CT: stylist
  • David Mac Hair & Color Group, Fairfield, CT: stylist
  • Hair, Fairfield, CT: stylist
  • HopScotch Salon, Greenwich, CT: stylist
  • Jade Salon & Spa, Stratford, CT: stylist
  • Joe's,Salon, New Milford, CT: stylist
  • Moda Capelli, Fairfield, CT: stylist
  • Noelle Spa for Beauty & Wellness, Stamford, CT: stylist
  • Paris Hair Designs Skin Care Center, Ridgefield, CT: stylist
  • Salon & Spa, Fairfield, CT: Stylist
  • Steven William Salon, Monroe, CT: owner, stylist
  • Toni&Guy, NYC, NY: stylist

 Financial Aid is available to those that qualify