1969 Winnebago Street
Madison, Wisconsin, 53704

Every haircut is different, even if it is the same.
— rick schwalbach

What is your occupation?

Managing Partner, Short Man Who Cuts Short Hair (well, not only short hair), Educational Mercenary. Prior to joining Midwest Beauty House, Rick was the owner and operator of Synthesis Haircuts. 

How did you or why did you pursue a position at MBH?

Madison is growing, and why not be a part of the best growing salon in town?

How long have you been a Beauty Operator?

I've been at it for over a decade, but my mom owns a salon, so I have been around the industry forever (which at this point “forever” is 36 years).

What do you love most about doing hair?

Every haircut is different, even if it is the same.

What is your current style icon/inspiration or favorite role model?

I've been really into death metal and beautiful gardens.

What is your favorite or most used beauty product?

Evo Cassius Styling Clay...it's the greatest in the world!

What do you love most about living in Madison?

The four seasons and the prairies. I prefer summer because that is when things grow, but it would not be quite so nice if it were not for the winter.

What is another favorite local business of yours?

Ogden's North Street Diner...the best pancakes in town!

Why is receiving beauty services important to you?

It is a great opportunity to relax and have somebody do something that I could not do well myself. 

What does Better Beauty Culture mean to you?

Abandoning the conventional concepts of beauty and moving toward a more inclusive world that allows for people to express their authentic selves through the medium of physical appearance.

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