Black Tie Colorado Magazine Article.
Rock n’ roller turned hairstylist Richard Morrill long ago traded a guitar for a pair of scissors when he opted out of the fledgling band Korn to enroll in beauty school – not exactly a logical career path.
“When I found out James Brown was a hair dresser, I figured if he can do it I can do it,” said Morrill, owner of Modefi salon in Jefferson County. “I have great admiration for James Brown.”
His rock n’ roll roots helped him grow a business working with roots on the heads of famous faces. But when one of his three sons was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, he moved his family and salon to Littleton due to the area’s strong reputation for diabetes treatment.
“Hollywood is in your heart, it doesn’t have to be under your feet,” Morrill said. He opened a 300-square-foot salon, and business blew out the small space. Morrill recently relocated his business to 8174 S. Kipling Parkway, a space four times the size of his former salon.
The public is invited to the grand opening celebration from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, where guests will receive a complimentary sample of one of Morrill’s new hair-care products specifically formulated for Denver’s dry climate