Ricci’s local heritage is synonymous with offering advanced academy education and over 60 years of running a high-end salon, barbershop, and spa. In collaboration with noted international brand, TIGI, we are committed to providing world-class educational programs to forward thinking hairdressers.

Who we are

TIGI is “For Hairdressers, By Hairdressers.”

The hairdresser lies at the heart of TIGI and a dedication to sharing accumulated knowledge, ideas and experience is fundamental to the TIGI philosophy. We are committed to providing world-class educational programs to forward-thinking hairdressers.


    The TIGI Way

    Imagine a classroom where the information you are learning is in the exact format that best fits you. Videos, step by step tutorials, style roadmaps, instructor demonstrations and hands on learning are all combined to build your confidence on every task. This is the TIGI Creative process.

    We understand our methodology is key to your success. For over 50 years the TIGI curriculum has been honed by educators all over the world, constantly updated for timely and timeless information that keeps you on the cutting edge of the hair and beauty industry. Ask any professional, they will recognize our name and the quality it stands for. You deserve the best, which is why we train our students under TIGI and Ricci’s Advanced Education.

    We’re Here

    Celebrating over 60 years of experience in the salon industry, and over 30 years specifically operating academies, Ricci’s has been offering advanced education in Southern Connecticut for decades. Our two campuses each bring their own unique experiences while maintaining the same consistency and commitment to excellence in education. Both are powered by TIGI’s curriculum, paired with Ricci’s Advanced education, and business expertise.

    Start Your Career Today

    Classes are enrolling now and begin the first week of every month! TIGI Creative School Guilford
    offers full and part time options to accommodate your busy schedule. We do keep our classes small,
    to ensure the best instructor to student ratios so space can be limited.

    Call us today to schedule a tour, and get started on an exciting new career!

    TIGI Creative School
    is fully accredited, and state approved, which makes it possible for us to offer federal student financial aid, for those who qualify.