Richard Michael Salon, Southern California's Premier Aveda Lifestyle Salon.


Aveda is a brand built on environmental responsibility. Our mission is to “strive to set an example for environmental leadership and responsibility, not just in the world of beauty, but around the world.” Aveda has 30 years of beauty, environmental leadership and responsibility. Our products are formulated with green ingredients sourced from organic, sustainable or renewable plant-based origins.

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The Aveda Full Spectrum Hair Colour immerses hair in 97% naturally derived formulas. Drenching each strand in sunflower, castor and jojoba oils to maintain the condition of hair and deliver exceptional shine, the patented Aveda green tea technology helps ensure the most true-to-life tones. 

While we specialise in hair care, we offer other plant-based products—skin care, makeup, pure-fume™, aromas and lifestyle—that are all professionally developed, clinically tested, and go to exceptional lengths to be respectful of the earth


Richards vision first took shape in 1984 when he opened his first salon in Orange County. During this time, Richards profile rocketed and he became a leading visionary in California’s hair and beauty sector due to his innovation, creativity and extraordinary achievements. This included many appearances in leading style magazine titles, advising on fashion shows and pioneering the OC blonde movement.

In 2005,  His views on enviromental sustanability and natural cosmetics aligned with one of the leading brands in the industry. It was then when he established Aveda Richard Michael Salon in South Coast Plaza. Since this time he has been the number 1 Aveda sales rep within the entire company-worldwide. 

Richards style is the finest in the industry. His colouring and styling skills work in synergy. He shapes hair with a projection cutting technique blended with a multidirectional inner and outer perimeter softening and leaving the hair with a younger feel. The result is a harmonious balance of natural movement that enhances beauty. His ability to empower women with hair that is sexy and feminine, lifting their confidence and improving how they feel about themselves truly is a gift.

His style of hairdressing reinforces an understated and inclusive approach to simple beauty-meticulous, studied and never short of exceptional.
— Harpers Bazaar 2018
Californias most famed hairstylist.
— Harpers Bazaar Feb. 2018
Horst Rechelbacher founded Aveda in 1978 with a love for the simple beauty of nature and a passion and commitment to caring for the world we live in. Horst, a hairstylist by trade came to live and work in Minneapolis, Minnesota after starting a career as a celebrity stylist and salon owner.