Our History by Rita Bellino
Originally founded by Rita Bellino more than 25 years ago, Rita B Salon has taken its place in the upper echelon of Denver salons.
"Community has always been important to the Bellino family and the Rita B team proudly and regularly makes donations to those groups and charities we feel benefit our community and clientele.
When just 14 I started working with my Dad, Rocco Bellino, in his salon; 40 years later I am still walking into the salon every morning, breathing in the aromas of many potions we create to be used in our clients’ transformation to peak beauty and healthful well being.
Since my girlhood, the industry has changed drastically, and yet, in some ways, remains the same; women still wish to be beautiful and men want to be handsome. We still give toddlers their first haircut, send them off to the first day of school, polish them for prom and graduation, style them for their wedding, and send them to the delivery room looking beautiful where the cycle begins again. . .
While working with my Dad as my mentor and trainer I participated and won many National and International Hair Competitions in the Chicago area and a round the country. This led to many years performing style and design work and educating hair stylists over the world, including working for numerous hair product manufacturers. The opportunity to travel, share my skills, and work with colleagues has expanding my knowledge of the industry and been an invaluable experience.
As I grew in the industry, all four of my wonderful children became very involved in the everyday life of the salon resulting in their becoming excellent stylists; something I never expected. It is difficult to write about our family without mentioning the salon because it has been and is so much a part of our life together. I feel honored they have followed the family trade and chosen to spend so much of their lives with their Mom!"
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