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As co-founder of Thrive Hair Collective, natural ability married with 15+ years of experience propelled Natalie Ruzgis to become one of Chicago’s most in-demand stylists for dimensional blonding, high-contrast brunettes, bridal styling, hair extensions, grooming & everything in between.

Her wide skill set & depth of expertise as a master stylist, colorist, hair cutter & extensionist, Natalie’s end goal is to enhance her clients’ natural beauty & help them achieve their hair goals. Natalie masterfully uses color placement to enhance her clients’ features. Although well-known for her balayage & blonding, Natalie loves to enrich brunettes with sun-kissed dimension.

Even with major career highlights including crafting high-fashion hair looks backstage at New York Fashion Week & being named a MODERN SALON 100 game-changing stylist, her proudest achievement is co-founding Thrive Hair Collective & creating a culture that fosters authenticity, creativity & collaboration.