Ricardo: A True Artist

Ricardo's childhood upbringing in Mexico and his expansion of life into adulthood living in Spain as well as the United States have brought him experiences and friends along with family a very diverse and multicultural faceted view of life. These inspirations have transformed Ricardo's pure artistic nature to bring beauty to his work and his magnificent creations that his clients adore.

Ricardo's work has graced many of the runways of New York's Fashion Week, and he has styled the models in additional high fashion shows by Donna Karan and Betsey Johnson. He's been featured in many internationally known magazines, including Allure, and even managed to impress Anna Wintour, who featured his work in the pages of Vogue magazine – the ultimate compliment to his work.

Ricardo's artistry and impeccable eye sets the standard that other stylists follow, and more than 50 industry professionals and luxury salons have the privilege of calling him a mentor. Ricardo's platform work includes world-renowned brands like L'Oreal, Wella and Clairol. Additionally, he spent 10 years in the elite field of hair and makeup design for television, including a five-year run with Warner Brothers. His styles have been featured on every major network, including ABC, NBC, Fox, Univision, the Style Channel and Telemundo.

He travels the world to meet the needs of his clients. He regularly traverses the globe in the name of beauty, bringing his unique brand of glamor to places like Milan, New York, Los Angeles, Spain and the Middle East.

Ricardo Santiago currently resides in Chicago but services the world. He has worked in North America, Europe, and Middle East.


Ricardo Santiago's high fashion hairstyles have been worn by models, celebrities, and television personalities. His chic and beautiful hairstyles can be found in magazines, runway, and television. Ricardo's experience spans over 20 years.


Ricardo's hairstyle expertise can be found throughout the world including at many of the high fashion events located in Milan, Spain, Turkey, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Las Vegas, Seattle and New Orleans. Some of Ricardo's most notable shows where his artistry has graced the runways of Donna Karan, St. Johns, Betsey Johnson, L'Ongueres Spain and NY Fashion Week.


Ricardo's masterpiece hairstyles have been featured in Vogue, Allure, Latina, Chicago Social, Chicago Sun Times and Today's Chicago Woman. Ricardo was chosen by Allure as the best up do artist in Chicago. Many of Ricardo's inspiring spotlight hairstyles can be seen on such Television networks as NBC, ABC, FOX, The Oxygen Channel, Univision, Style Channel and Telemundo. A large portion of Ricardo's ten year in the elite television industry includes five years with Warner Brothers.


Celebrities that have looked to Ricardo to transform their hair for major events and television include but are not limited to: Sean Penn, Jaclyn Smith, Bo Derek, Cindy Crawford, Paulina Rubio, Gem, Jenny Jones, Rachel Perry, Bill and Gulianna Ransic.

Ricardo has been the Artistic Director on photo shoots. Ricardo has been a superior role model and trainer responsible for keeping high fashion standards for fifty salons and stylists around the country. Ricardo's platform work is world renowned and recognized by some of the industry leaders including but not limited to: L'Oreal, Wella, and Clairol.

Ricardo has collaborated with well-known stylists for some of the most elaborate weddings. His chic and sophisticated looks for weddings were featured in the book How I Planned Your Wedding by Susan and Elizabeth Wiggs.