PETER MILLARD is a New York City based designer focusing on retail spaces in the beauty industry with clients including Redken, Ralph Lauren, Tom Ford, Armani, Essie, L'Oreal and Chanel. For the past 15 years, Peter has had the incredible experience of being a Redken performing artist, touring the globe to meet with salon owners who want to take their salons and retail sales to the next level. Peter also has a long and distinguished portfolio of beautiful events including the fragrance launches of Ralph Lauren Safari, Lancôme Miracle, Paloma Picasso Minotaur and high profile sales meetings for Redken, Godiva and Ralph Lauren.
TESS MILLARD began her freelance design career in Paris, France. Tess attended Cornell University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in American History and Government. While at Cornell, she interned at Harpers Bazaar for 3 summers, writing articles and assisting the Beauty Director. Tess' background in the beauty and PR industries is extensive. She worked in the PR department for Lancôme and has handled the PR for Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, The Carlyle Hotel, and the fragrance divisions of Hugo Boss, Escada and Lacoste. Tess has studied drafting, AutoCAD and 3D computer rendering at Pratt Institute.
JAY RYAN has been designing and fabricating cabinets and furniture in the residential and commercial industry over the last 23 years. Over the last 10 years, Jay has been attracted to the retail, salon and spa environments. Jay’s portfolio includes working with Peter Millard and fabricating Peter’s salon designs including: Butterfly (New York City), Salon Bogar (Londonderry, NH), Jessica Todd (Portsmouth, MA), Salon Ziba (New York City), Salon Zazu (Chicago, IL), J Michaels Salon (Des Moines, Ia), Warren Tricomi (New York City) and many more! Jay believes “there is a need for a newly, refreshed salon furniture design that is an affordable, high quality pieces and made in the USA”.
Michelle Ryan is a salon owner as well as part of Sales Team for the Millard Collection. Her salon, J Michaels Salon located in Des Moines, Iowa was designed by Peter and Tess Millard and she strongly believes that the design and fixtures of her salon compliment to the unprecedented guest experience and offers a pride to her service providers work environment! Michelle's everyday life consists of being a coach, mentor, and motivator whom provides direction, support and education to her team day in and day out. Over the last 17 years, Michelle has traveled, trained and mentored under the top names in the industry.