Serendipity Salon and Spa’s treatments draw from countries around the world—and even from the animal kingdom—to promote beauty and relaxation. The salon’s eyelash extensions, meanwhile, are crafted from mink fur, and applied to the lashline one-by-one. Leading the team behind these treatments is head stylist Heidi Porath, who draws on experience styling runway models and celebrities to ensure top-notch handiwork, whether she is mixing personalized hair color or brightening complexions with a facial. Customers can also stay up to date on exciting products and services offered at the salon by visiting the staff blog or requesting messages delivered by the staff carrier pigeon.
At Verity Salons, stylists use color products imported from Italy alongside organic solutions and their own practiced eyes to revamp clients' coiffures. Owner Marc Vansco attended the Hair and Fashion Institute and trained under a master hairstylist before moving to Tampa and opening his own salon. With the help of his tight-knit team, he cuts and colors strands and supplies items from his own beauty line such as lip gloss and hairspray. As guests receive haircuts, facials, and makeup services, coral-colored walls and lime-green accents brighten up the salon better than a miniature sun trapped in a soda bottle.
Founder and CEO of Hair Solutions Of Tampa Shannon Sorbara was simply following in her father's footsteps when she entered the hair-replacement biz. A one-time employee of his studio in Pittsburgh, she now brings her styling talents and beauty know-how to warmer climes. At Hair Solutions, she and her team offer nonsurgical hair replacement systems tailored to men, women, and mannequins brought to life by a magic. Treatment might include laser hair therapy, which helps to stimulate and repair damaged follicles on the scalp, hair grafting, extensions, or even custom hair pieces that can be perfectly blended into the client's own hair.
When he sees a problem, Pasquale DeVito fixes it—even if that means he has to reinvent scissors. Frustrated by the overthinning, cuticle-damaging effects of normal shears, DeVito drew on his more than 20 years of hairstyling experience to create the Intext Shears. These blades cut strands slowly and with more control while also maintaining the cuticle’s integrity. There, amid sleek black-and-white decor brightened by blue and purple lighting, DeVito and his team shape both classic and modern ’dos that flatter faces whether they’re oval, heart shaped, or octagonal.
Dream Weave Hair Gallery's name clearly identifies its speciality.The salon offers more than a dozen techniques for applying hair extensions and weaves. However, Falon, who helms the salon, takes pride in educating her clients on the looks that best suit their faces and how to keep hair healthy, regardless of if they have a weave, chemically treated hair, or natural hair. As a result, the salon provides services including Dominican blowouts, relaxers, and roller sets.
Most Popular Service: Haircut
Brands Used: Redken, J Beverly Hills, Moroccan Oil
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Free street parking
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: Bring pictures of what you would like your hair to look like.