Tampa >Beauty > Barbara Forgione Salon
4317 W El Prado Blvd, Tampa, FL | Directions 3362927.911775 -82.517117
Neighborhoods: Southwest, Virginia Park
Colorist Barbara Forgione has created a Tampa salon that's known for its corrective color, superb makeovers, and unparalleled service.
Voted South Tampa's Best Salon 2010 and 2009 by the Tampa Tribune, chosen as 1 of 100 salons nationwide for StyleList.com's "Hot in My Salon" and recently seen on Daytime!
Barbara Forgione Salon's team of intuitive stylists excel through constant education on the latest hair cutting and coloring techniques including Redken, INOA, Deva for curly hair, and dry cutting methods. The stylists specialize in Coppola Keratin Complex and Yuko Japanese Hair Straightening.
This Tampa salon offers excellent promos to help their clients look great without busting their budgets. From Organic hair color to BioElements skin care, Moroccan Oil, and others, only the best products are used at the award winning Barbara Forgione Salon.
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INOA Professional Colour System - ammonia free color from Loreal.
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Infusion Therapy for Hair Smoothing Lock in color, cut your drying time in half, and eliminate 95% of frizz with Keratin Complex Rx Smoothing Treatment!
Superior Salon! – Barbara Forgione Salon outshines all other salons! You simply can't go wrong by allowing by going here. Going to get my hair done used to be a "chore" and just something that had to be done and not really something to look forward to. Those days are gone! Peggy is very skillful & attentive. Barbara is the best colorist anywhere -bar none. Jai is a real treasure with his personality and skills. All stylists are top notch!! Wonderful friendly atmosphere for all age ranges.
Great Hair Color – Barbara rescued me from constantly covering up my gray roots! I desperately wanted to get off the monthly merry-go-round of coloring my roots and just let them grow, but did not want the gray grow-out look. Barbara incorporated some beautiful fine white streaks in my hair that allowed for a nice and natural blend. I couldn't be more pleased!
Cut, Color, & Highlights – I have been going to Barbara's salon for years and would recommend her salon to everyone. Every stylist is personable and always willing to help you leave looking your best. Missy does an amazing job on my hair and has given me options with my hair that I never had before. She did the Deva treatment on my hair and I can now go from my normally straight style to curly in one washing. In this Florida humidity, not something I could have ever pulled off without Missy's help.
Not to be overlooked by any means, Jai is an artist with the tweezers. I get compliments on my brows weeks after he has worked his magic. Worth every penny!
So looking forward to my next appointment.
First time at this salon- A++ experience – Over the years, I've had a lot of good cuts-and a lot of bad ones. This time, I really did my homework before stepping into Barbara Forgione's salon. My research really paid off! Vicky was very attentive to my needs and gave me useful feedback and suggestions. I walked in with dead ends and "horse hair syndrome" and left with silky-soft, touchable tresses. The cut was precise and flattering- Vicky is an expert with her scissors! I made an appointment to go back for ombre highlights. Can't wait! :)
Not happy – I know I'm going against the grain here but I was really let down by this salon. I made an appointment after reading all the great comments. I had Peggy and got the deva cut. My hair wasn't as curly as it normally is when i went in so that may be part of the problem. It turned out very choppy and is longer than I wanted, I feel like I paid $95 for a not-so-great trim. When she was finishing, she said she knew it was longer than I wanted but I could just come back in 6 weeks. But i have no desire to pay another 100 buck, when it should have been done better the first time.
Hair Flair is so much FUN!! – Saturday was my first trip to the Barbara Forgione Salon and it won't be my last! All of the staff was so friendly and helpful. I received an awesome haircut and after seeing Barbara with Hair Flair, I decided to get a few strands myself. I was worried that my conservative work environment might not approve; however, everyone has had nothing but great things to say about them. They all think it is the coolest thing ever, and being fond of everything sparklely, I just adore them, they are so much FUN!!!
Color & Cut Rescue – When I showed up at Barbara Forgione's Salon my once pretty blonde hair had turned a brassy, orange color that was such an embarrassment I almost didn't want to meet anyone new. After years of over-bleaching and a stylist who never really looked at what was good for me, my hair was stringy and straggly to the point I thought I was going bald and would need hair transplant surgery. I was really nervous but Barbara spent so much time with me that I took the plunge and let her work her magic.
After one session, my stringy, brassy orangeish hair was transformed to a tasteful, attractive and spirit-lifting blonde. And, Peggy, performed a miracle cut so that my hair no longer looks stringy but has a lot of body, looks great and the cut is so superb that even I can style my hair with minimal fuss (it had been taking me an hour to coax my severely damaged, shredded hair into a semblance of a hair style).
I have been to dozens of salons all over Florida and am very particular about my hair - if my hair looks good then I feel good - and am so happy to say that I have found the best salon in Florida. Thank you Barbara and Peggy!
Hidden Gem – I have been searching for the right cut AND highlight for my fine, damaged, frizzy, want-to-be-long hair. Now, thanks to Vickie, my hair has soft curl with just the right balance of highlight and lowlights (which I've never been able to achieve)!!!
I am especially happy because Vickie REALLY listened to me and took the time to get my hair just right. She is too good to be true!
Peggy's haircut saved me! – It was the evening of Dec. 23rd and after cutting hair all day, Peggy kindly let me come in so she could fix a botched haircut I got at another salon. She is meticulous and did an amazing job! So much so that I went back after Christmas and she gave me a hair smoothing treatment to help my hair look longer. It's been a couple of weeks and my haircut still looks great.
AWESOME at color repair – I was in desperate need of someone fixing the color that Tony & Guy's people had me believing was my eyes misleading me or the lighting in the salon that had the roots of my hair looking red and different from the rest of my hair. I was new to this area and was looking for a good colorist and stylist. I have curly hair with lots of gray. A friend had highly recommended Tony & Guy so after the first dissatisfaction I thought I would give them another chance, however same result with a different colorist! I was not happy. I searched online and found Barbara's salon read the reviews on color and curly hair and had to try it. I couldn't believe the color transformation. I had my natural color back again. I was very happy with the minimal highlights they put in it as well. Vicky and Barbara both worked on my hair and it came out perfect. If you need a salon to fix the color that other salons have not been getting right I encourage you to try this salon out, you wont be disappointed =)
This salon has awesome products. The staff is very down to earth, you will not leave disappointed.
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