Neill Quality College Educators
Entrepreneur, educator, salon/spa owner and industry leader. Ric has received training in Dallas, New York, London and Paris. He has worked exclusively with Aveda for more than two decades, traveling as a trainer, speaker and guest artist.
In 1990, Ric and partner Lawrence Bonanno founded Avalon Salons in Dallas, Texas, which has grown to a multimillion-dollar company listed by Salon Today magazine as one of the “Top 200” salons in the country. Avalon has also been featured in such publications as Lucky, Elle, Allure, Harper’s Bazaar and D Magazine.
Having recently received a certificate of completion from the Southern Methodist University entrepreneur program, he is focused on developing and sharing business strategies, training practices and leadership skills.
Ric served on a product development advisory panel for Aveda, is a past graduate of NQC and has attended ABC.
"Prior knowledge is a fact. Prior knowledge is persistent. Prior knowledge is the beginning of new knowledge."