Rumor has it that stylist Kory Baker can french-braid hair with one finger. Rumor or not, she's that good. Amid the wood floors and marshmallow-white walls of Hello Beautiful Salon, Kory flawlessly sculpts layers and rewires hair circuit boards with L'anza color products. Guests also can request the salon's other beautifying services, which range from waxing and nailcare to specialty-makeup applications.
At the age of 11, Peggy Newlan began sculpting her mother's hair into beehives and french twists. She practiced on friends and family members, her fingers becoming more and more adept as she styled manes and picked locks. Despite her innate talent for hairstyling, Newlan pursued a career in accounting and banking. Eventually, she returned to her true calling, joined ooh la la Salon, and purchased the company in 2003.
Newlan now leads a team of stylists, as well as a massage therapist and a skincare expert who is an educator at Florida Academy. The beauty specialists perform a variety of services, from cuts, highlights, and ionic hair straightening to nailcare and spa services such as facials, massages, waxes, and spray tans.
Serendipity Hair Studio cultivates a family-like atmosphere with a staff of experienced and always friendly hair stylists and nail technicians. Tricia Theall is one of four hairstylists, and her expertise with Redken Centricity and her training with HotHeads hair extensions and Keratin by Coppola help her to beautify clients to their specifications. She is also always up-to-date on the latest trends and particularly enjoys working with clients trying the most recent looks. The salon in which Tricia and her cohorts ply their trade features elegant framed mirrors, artwork on the walls, and floors that, like lumberjacks' cell phones, are hardwood.
To earn the title of stylist at Bruce Todd Salon, all team members must complete one year of advanced in-house training. Schooling does not end there, as each stylist must participate in continued education to stay current with industry trends and celebrity poodle fads. The rigorously tested stylists craft vibrant styles with high-end Goldwell color products, and finish said styles with equally top-notch products by KMS California. In addition to hair services, the salon also offers waxing and nail care.