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Celebrating 32 years at our current location, our business was started by Ralf and Anita in 1988.


Ralf graduated as a Friseurmeister from the Handwerkskammer Ulm in Germany in 1977 (The equivalent of a higher education degree in business and education of cosmetology). Ralf had a salon in downtown Stuttgart Feuerbach for 5 years before moving to the US. He worked for Les Ciseaux in Albany while steadily grown his business. In 1988 he opened International Hair Design by Ralf in the New York Capital Region.


Anita trained in Stuttgart and worked with many celebrity hair dressers there, most recognisably, Alexandre of Paris. 


Eric returned from London in 2014 where he worked as a guest artist at several salons. He is a certified Colour educator with Aveda and has received certificates for further education from Surface, Goldwell, Aveda, L'Oreal, Sassoon, and RUSH; He continues to be at the cutting edge of the hair colour and cutting market.




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