Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Ryan Taniguchi relocated to New York in 2002 where he started working at the legendary Bumble & Bumble Salon. After gaining insight and training, Ryan was one of the few chosen to play an integral role in the brand new Downtown location where he was appointed as a stylist and educator.
During his time at Bumble & Bumble, Ryan was introduced to the freelance side of hair styling and soon began to assist some of the leading International hair stylists including: Christiaan,Guido, Eugene Souleiman, Odile Gilbert, Orlando Pita and Yanick d'Is. He fell in love with the world of fashion and has collaborated on some of the most iconic images of our time. Ryan quickly moved up the ranks and became a freelance hair stylist in his own right and he has never looked back.
His work has been published in magazines such as Amica, Elle, Vanity Fair, W and international editions of Vogue including Latin American, Mexico, Russian and U.S. He has worked with leading advertising and editorial photographers such as Dean Isidro, Diego Uchitel, Ishi, Jaimie Nelson, Ken Pao, Kevin Sinclair, Koray Birand, Phil Poynter and Stockton Johnson.
Ryan has keyed fashion shows in New York for Ellery, Steven Alan, Oscar de la Renta Bridal and Versace Cruise. His celebrity clients include Alexandra Dadario, Ariana Grande, Famke Janssen, Jane Krakowski, Kendal Jenner, Ricky Martin and Teresa Palmer.
Ryan currently splits his time between Los Angeles and New York.