In 2016, Ryan and Jonathan set out to change the beauty industry with a product that could revolutionize the way hair is dried, and in turn change the way we think about possibilities in beauty. They were told their idea was impossible...but you know how that story ends.
Their combined experience in beauty and in engineering paved the way for them to dream up, then execute, the first cordless and infrared hair dryer. The VOLO Go Cordless Dryer is their first in a series of heat styling tools and hair products.
Ryan Goldman, Co-Founder and CEO, turned a family business into a beauty supply empire. Founded in 1945, Empire Beauty began as a wholesaler and, under Ryan’s leadership, grew into 21 stores and salons in Southern California. As the President of Empire Beauty Co. and the Co-Founder of Spectrum Salon Services, Ryan carries hard-earned industry credentials into his work at VOLO Beauty.
Jonathan Friedman, Co-Founder and President, is a Cornell-educated engineer with a Master’s in Engineering Management from Northwestern, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management. His drive to optimize products is matched only by his passion for building businesses. Jonathan's experience in supply chain, manufacturing, and early-stage companies are a perfect fit at VOLO Beauty.
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