Andrea Ridgell | Founder
A Santa Barbara native, Andrea has been working in the beauty industry for over 20 years. Andrea began assisting in a hair salon at the age of 15 and from then on, it was impossible to get her out of the salon. Andrea went on to study cosmetology at some of the most prestigious schools around the world and at the young age of 26 she was able to open Mishay Salon & Spa. Over the next 10 years Andrea worked to build Mishay into one of the premier salons in Southern California, attracting some of the south land’s best talent to work with her. Two years after the birth of her second child, Andrea and her husband Nathan, created and launched Glop & Glam Hair Products, a healthy, fun, natural & organic hair product line for the next generation. Glop & Glam has since grown into a multi-national brand and leader in the children’s hair care market, offering healthy & fun alternatives to harsher adult products while maintaining the same professional salon quality.
Andrea’s sought after skills and expertise in the hair care industry have taken her all over the world styling for celebrities, fashion shows including New York Fashion Week for the likes of Vogue and Oscar de la Renta and more. Andrea’s successful career has allowed her to focus on inspiring young women to discover and achieve their career goals through teaching a series of classes to young girls throughout California. Andrea’s life as a entrepreneur and business owner is rooted in her life as a mother of two beautiful boys and is continuously inspired by the love of her family.