About Ronnie Appel

Born into the salon industry as the son of a hairstylist, Ronnie Appel has built a successful career as a nationally award-winning stylist, creative director and salon education specialist.

An Aveda Purefessional™, Ronnie Appel has served on Aveda’s elite 8-person North American Artistic Cutting Team since 2018. He has also been the creative/ advanced education lead for The Salon People in St. Petersburg, FL. His creative work includes New York Fashion Week and editorial photoshoots for Aveda Living, Modern Salon, Tampa Bay Metro and Modern Luxury.

Ronnie Appel’s earlier career included serving as Creative Director of Pyure Salon in Boynton Beach, FL. He moved to St. Petersburg to start a career with the Aveda Institutes Florida where he competed and won Aveda’s first National Educator Competition. Ronnie was also Master Educator and Director of Staff Development at Aveda Institutes Florida and for Aveda Fresh Talent Salons.

His love of music, architecture and art informs his creative direction and drive.

Those elements all play a part of my being a cutting specialist – shapes, form and energy,” he says. “As an artist and a teacher, I want to uplift and recharge the people who come into my class. I want them to walk out of there inspired to do great work.

Ronnie Appel lives in Florida with his wife Jennifer and their sons, Dylanger and Nolan.