Ricky Strauss was born in Chicago where he trained and remained in the hair industry for over 35 years as owner and operator of three successful shops in the north suburbs. In 2017, he moved out of the Midwest for the first time and made Palm Springs his permanent home with his husband, two dogs, and a cat. He immediately saw the potential of the quaint barber shop located in the Sunny Dunes shopping district and purchased the business in 2018. He always strives to offer a friendly and reliable service to his local clients and a warm welcome to all visitors. He is joined in the shop by fellow barbers, James, Evan, and Harman.
James Geisdorf was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Minnesota – the birth place of Miss Judy Garland. After living and working in Sacramento for 25 years, James moved to Palm Springs where he loves the constant sunshine and perfect weather. He received his barber training locally at the International School of Beauty in Palm Desert. He has been working as a barber now for seven years and loves his profession. His favorite challenge is taking an unruly mess of hair and giving it a well-groomed and finished look. James loves his regular clients as well as getting to know people as they come through the desert on a visit.
Evan Graham is originally from a small town in West Texas. He went to school in Dallas where he did most of his training. He has also worked as a corporate educator for several hair product companies, teaching hair cutting to new barbers/stylist. At 26, he moved to San Francisco and worked in a barber shop there for 8 years. He most recently lived in Barcelona and Paris and returned to California in January 2020. He brings 15 years of industry experience to his work. Evan loves skin fades and classic gentleman's haircuts. He has worked in customer service his entire life and prides himself in his communication with clients. Having lived in Europe, Evan can speak A2 level French and B1 level Spanish. What Evan loves most about this industry is human connection and making people feel great about themselves.
Jimmy Harman, a Seattle native, is new to Palm Springs after living in Los Angeles for 20 years. Starting his career in the hair industry at age 16, Harman is dedicated to the craft of men’s cutting and grooming. Joining the team at Sunny Dunes Barber Shop, Harman brings with him over three decades of experience as both a men’s haircut expert and a certified educator of men’s cutting techniques. With an eye for detail, he takes time to create the best shape for men, leaving them feeling even more handsome than they already are. Music and photography are interests that he enjoys that influence his creativity as a professional.