As the youngest son of Tony Rizzo – founder of the globally renowned Sanrizz Salon group, Rudi first studied Sociology and Criminology at the University of Brighton, attending the Sanrizz Academy in London in the time he had available. When he graduated he then eagerly indulged in completing his education of the family specialism of hairdressing. ‘Being part of the family business wasn’t an option for me, it was my direction’ says Rudi. ‘Working with hair in various capacities has interested me from an early age, learning firstly from my father and then my brother’.
His enthusiastic and dedicated character has seen him rise through the ranks of the family dynasty to be Creative Director at the Sanrizz Brunswick salon. Alongside a very busy clientele and ensuring the salon team achieve the exacting standards of the Sanrizz brand, he also delivers education at the Sanrizz Academy and works as part of the Sanrizz Art Team. Rudi has worked globally on Sanrizz shows and has shot international campaigns with his brother, Leonardo, “I love the photoshoots, seeing your work on a beautiful model captured by a great photographer is a fantastic feeling”.
In late August 2014, he launched the Sanrizz Network Japan with a gruelling schedule of shows across the country. “It was hard work and an amazing experience to work along side Tony and learn so much from his stage work and his presence”. Rudi had a fantastic start in 2015 by becoming a Regional Winner in the Young Talent Category at the Wella Professionals Trend Vision Award and has stepped up this success in 2016 as UK Finalist for the Wella Creative Vision Award 2016.
Rudi has a particular talent for precision cutting and styling which was clearly demonstrated when he recently became finalist in the 2016 L’Oreal Colour Trophy – Mens’ Image London “I find entering competitions an inspiring experience which really helps to develop push my skills and creativity”. Rudi is looking forward to the final round of the 2016 Wella Trend Vision Awards, developing further the Sanrizz Brunswick salon and gaining more international show experience…