"Ron was so approachable and made you feel like the most important person in the room. Zanos was one of the first chain salons that I worked with in the late 90s when I was learning about the industry. Ron was so patient, and loved to share his knowledge. He didn’t care what your title was, who you knew, or how much revenue you did … if you were in the beauty industry you were family. He will be missed and I am grateful to have spent time with him at the latest ISBN conference this year reminiscing and talking about his favorite topic…family."--John Harms, founder and CEO, Millennium Systems International
"I will miss Ron, I worked with him on the ISBN Board for more than 10 years. He did a great job as president of ISBN and contributed to the growth of the association. He was always very friendly to all and he was willing to assist others in every possible way that he could and he did. He was a very successful businessperson and what he has accomplished will continue on. So said, he was so young and full of life, and a lot of energy. I appreciated his friendship.”—Henry Pelusi, Studio of Elegance/Philip Pelusi
“The industry has lost another gem. Ron was a smart and successful man and he was always positive in all my interactions with him. He always spoke his mind with direct fluidity and wisdom.”--Leon Alexander, president of Eurisko
"Ron Provenzano will be missed by all who came in contact with his charismatic, genuine demeanor. Ron was a personal friend of mine. A loving guy that would want us to live life to the fullest, as he did."--Paul Brown, founder, Paul Brown Beauty Companies
“Ron was a mentor and a great friend, he had a smile that would light up the room. His sprit was amazing, truly one of the most positive people I have met in my life. I learned so much from him and am a better person because I knew him.”—Paula Malloy Huerta, DVP and DMM, JCPenney Salons
“Ron loved this industry and always cared about the success of the stylist. From the first time I met Ron, he was always upbeat. It was at ISBN and he was the president. Since that time, my wife, Lisa, and I became good friends with not only Ron, but with his family. One time that stands out is when Ron and his two sons, Sam and Nick, came to our salons for a visit in 2010. We both have similar business structures with multiple salons and were struggling through the economy. They brought all their financials, and we spent the morning going over theirs and the afternoon going over ours. We both walked away with a lot of good ideas that helped us get through the tough economic times. Not many people would do that, and that is only one of the things that made Ron a special person. He will be missed!”—Larry Walt, president, Design 1, Inc.