DARe Salon & Image Studio

Unleash Your Potential! Hair Stylist, Expert Colorist, Educator, Innovator, Location Bridal Hair and Makeup, Image Management, Personal Image Consultant, Makeovers, Transformations, Haircutting and Styling.

It's all about you, the "EVERY DAY STAR".  Working with Hair Stylist, Color Expert and Image Consultant, Angela River, you will have a new found momentum with each new step you take with your total transformation. As, Your Image Management Resource, every visit ensures you will depart with vibrancy & confidence to tackle the world in style!  

    Each and every guest will receive high-end service with tips and professional guidance to be successful in all their image and styling needs.  

Achieve your goals for the perfect fit in Hair Color, Style, First Impressions, Image management and Location Bridal Services and Makeup, which will exceed your expectations.    The relationship we create together will focus on helping you achieve your desired look; credibility, confidence, flirty, sexy, professional, etc., while maintaining who you truly are.   You are incredibly important and as your style & image resource, you will receive tangible tools for maintaining your desired style and image.  

Please, email any questions regarding your image or styling needs at mailto:dare2impress4@yahoo.com.

Growing from a natural impulse to help everyone I meet to be confident and comfortable in his or her own skin and more effective personally and professionally, I became a member of the Association of Image Consultants International (AICI) through Image Resource Center of New York. I use my experience, inspiration, and sensitivity to educate businesses and individuals in: business etiquette and communication skills; team building and customer service; wardrobe planning, color and makeup application; personal style communication, image psychology and non-verbal communication.

Initiative has made it possible for me to have studied under the most recognized names in the field of image consulting – Dominique Isbecque and Carol Davidson. I have  learned from the most prestigious names in cosmetology from both the United States and Europe – Krista Embry(celebrity Makeup artist), Sharon Gault (celebrity Makeup artist), Vidal Sassoon, Tony & Guy, Trevor Sorbie, Wella, Graham Webb, and Sebastian. Believing that there’s always something new to discover, I continually update my extensive knowledge of styles and trends with courses, seminars, and trade shows. I have also been honored to receive Tiffany 2003 Creative Hair Awards.

 Specialties:  Image Consulting, Bridal Makeup & Hair, Hair Coloring, & Transformations

Specialties:  Image Consulting, Bridal Makeup & Hair, Hair Coloring, & Transformations

I've enjoyed the wonderful opportunity of working on syndicated shows, commercials, cable spots, and with national music artists, which has helped me grow my craft. My global training has enabled me to be Master of Ceremonies for several fashion shows. My scope of experience has transformed ordinary into extraordinary.

Gladly I share my knowledge by seizing opportunities to train and encourage others in wardrobe, hair, and makeup as an instructor for manufactures, one-on-one consulting and on several cable shows giving advice and tips.   I am the owner of DARe Salon and Image Studio (Designs by Angela River) in Rochester Hills, Michigan, a Governor appointee and Chairman for the State of Michigan Cosmetology Board, a former Oakland County Commissioner, Auburn Hills Public Library President and a National Cosmetology Association Member.

I look forward to the opportunity to work together.


Angela River


Welcome to the Studio website.  Looking forward to working together! 

Background image by Angela River.