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4317 W El Prado BlvdTampa, FL 33629Map & Directions
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Good for Kids: Yes
05/08/2012Provided by Citysearch -
Being new to the area, I tried numerous salons and stylists and was extremely disappointed in the color and cuts I received.
Having asked a friend with great looking color and styling where she goes, she said Barbara Forgione Salon.
I made an appointment, tried it and will never go anywhere else again. Peggy provides a complete consultation, really listens to what you want and gives it to you. I am very pleased with the precision and quality of the haircuts and absolutely love how natural and beautiful highlights are.
I highly recommend Peggy and all the staff at Barbara Forgione.
04/22/2012Provided by Citysearch -
I had an appointment with Barbara for High lites. It was my first time in and I was rudely awakened by pepto bismol tacky pink walls, Dusty furntiture, unswept hair everywhere, loud talking, stylists and even Barbara on their cell phones right in front of other clients! I told Barbara that I wanted high lites that were not orange or red toned. She then told me she was going to the back to mix up then I see her in the mirror on the computer searching the internet, it was atleast about ten minutes before she went to the back to mix the color. The whole application process was so uncomfortable, her phone kept going off, she was yelling at her staff across the small cluttered salon, and she just gave off the worst energy, I could not wait for it to be over. When it was time to be rinsed I had to wait even longer to be rinsed out since they only have 2 sinks for 5 stylists. She had another girl rinse me and put a glaze on, which I found out later costed me $30, along with having to pay for a blowdry!!! All and all my hair came out an orange tone which she told me was warm not orange. I even overheard her insulting an existing client and telling her how bad her hair was and how florescent it was! It cost me an arm and a leg and the experience and hair color was a disaster. Awful experience and one of the most unprofessional salons I have ever been in.
04/10/2012Provided by Citysearch -
I am from Miami and recently moved to the Tampa area in search of a new hair salon. Obviously coming from a city with no shortage of stylists, it was nerve racking to transition over to a new place. Thank goodness I found Vicky at the Barbara Forgione Salon because she has been my beauty savior!!!
I first went to a different salon only bc it was close to my house, and the girl who did my color completely messed it up. Through searching on the internet I managed to find Barbara Forgione Salon and get linked up with Vicky over a year ago... it was the best thing to have happened. She not only fixed the disaster color job from the previous salon, but has colored my hair with perfection every visit since! She is absolutely fabulous and I have referred her to several of my friends in the area who have all been equally as impressed.
I'm also petrified of letting anyone cut my hair and keep it very long. I finally asked Vicky to cut and style it and have gotten more compliments on my hair after she cut it then ever before. This girl rocks, and if you need a stylist, absolutely get in with her. I drive 45 minutes to see her and it is SO worth it!
01/20/2012Provided by Citysearch -
I had gone to another salon to darken my blonde hair. I told him ""no black, no burgandy, just med auburn"". I walked out with black hair with burgandy undertones. HORRIBLE!!! I cried for 2 days straight. I was afraid to ask him to fix my hair, so I looked elsewhere. I found Vicky at this salon. She was not ony very sympathetic, she was extremely knowledgeable about hair color. Although she could not completley remove the color w/o frying it, she highlighted it in a way tht it is now a beautiful rich chocolate brown. I wish I had gone to her first, I am sure I would have gotten what I wanted to begin with. GO TO THIS SALON! I have never had this level of service, and their prices are more than reasonable.
01/14/2012Provided by Citysearch -
I went to see Vicky for a trim and style. I had long, thick, wavy, brown hair. I left with chopped, thinned, overly curled hair. I told her that I did not want my hair so overly curly and I was unhappy with the style. She said she couldn't help me that she had to pick up her daughter. So I left with the worst hair cut and style of my life. I called the next day to see if Vicky had time to fix it then...I was told she was booked solid. But the girl who answered the phone said she could fix it. She was evidently new because my hair looked frizzy and tangled after she ""styled it"" AND she charged me (for a hair fix?!). It will take me a year to grow it out so it looks as good as it did before I went to this salon. Very disappointed in the service and atmosphere...especially after reading all the positive reviews.
11/17/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I have lived in Tampa Bay for almost 14 years and have shopped around at many of the higher end salons. Most often I felt intimidated, paid a lot of money for my color & cut, and bought cupboards full of products that didn't work for my hair. I never felt especially pretty, or got much attention.
Three years ago I started going to the Barbara Forgione Salon and today I feel like a completely different person. I have a style and a confidence that I never had before. I just turned 40 years old and strangers are beginning to look at me now. Honestly it feels good.
They have transformed my appearance and taught me the ""how tos"" for so many things I never knew before. Like which products to use & how, simple hair tricks for the days I can't get to the shower, and how to apply my eye makeup, etc...
I often tell Vicky that I think she is a ""Master"" like Leonardo de Vinci, or Michaelangelo. She is seriously THAT GOOD. Every time I get my hair done I feel like I should send a thank you card. Every time is my favorite and every time gets better.
Book with Jai Wyan for a facial and you'll get amazing results and a lasting skin care education. The products he recommended radically improved my skin, and his simple brow shaping accentuated my features beyond measure.
Barbara Forgione Salon treats its customers like old friends and offers the latest & greatest services at an excellent value. Run, don't walk. You won't be sorry.
11/04/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I have been going to the Barbara Forgione Salon for about a year now. I have never had a bad experience at all. Rather, I have been very pleased. Not only is everyone friendly and laid-back, they know their stuff.
It is a quaint salon but chic and welcoming, too. It sort of mirrors south Tampa--ecclectic! Barbara corrected my color after visiting a few other salons in Tampa and not being pleased. Barbara did an amazing job. The prices are more than reasonable for being a salon in south Tampa, too. One reviewer from September mentioned it was a horrible experience and was not kind at all in her review. Maybe she was so used to her NY salon, that she did not communicate well enough during her visit. She obviously was new to the area and did not know the charm or south Tampa--where an older house can easily be next to a new, bigger house. Neighborhoods/streets in south Tampa intertwine that way. A great salon can easily be next to an older house ... that's south Tampa. I have beautiful highlights and lowlights every time.
09/22/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I moved here from NY area where there are high end salons and master trained stylists and colorists. After reading the reviews on this salon and it being in Tampa, I was expecting a NY style experience and quality. What I got instead was a little hole in the wall strip mall salon out in the boondock lowend of the suburbs. I shouldve turned around then. Suffice it to say I walked in with glorious hair and walked out with chopped up fruit stripped gum looking hair after a draining five hour stay. Not to mention they made me sign a waiver before the color saying it is not an exact science and the results may not be as I hope. Ill say. They must have made those up after many people complained this is not what I wanted. I usually go to Zoku salon in NY/NJ and you can not beat it, you leave looking like a movie star like it or not. Hair as silky and bouncy and healthy as they come. Champagne is served and the colorist, cutter amd stylist are not all one and the same, everyone has there expertise. Now my hair is ruined, will take a good year to get it back to the way it was.
Just dont bother. Its just a bunch of housewive moms who have part time jobs as hairstylists
07/09/2011Provided by Citysearch -
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.
06/17/2011Provided by Citysearch -
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!
05/05/2011Provided by Citysearch -
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.
04/16/2011Provided by Citysearch -
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! :)
02/20/2011Provided by Citysearch -
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.
01/19/2011Provided by Citysearch -
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!!!
01/13/2011Provided by Citysearch -
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!
01/12/2011Provided by Citysearch -
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!
01/10/2011Provided by Citysearch -
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.
01/08/2011Provided by Citysearch -
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.
10/30/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I am 38 years old & i can honestly say that i have never walk out of a hair salon happy . I could never find anyone that knows how to cut curly hair until now , Barbara Forgione & her hairstylists are the masters of curly hair, They are all ""Deva Curl"" Trained which is a special technique for curly hair . Not only did i get the best hair cut ever, my color has never looked better. They also showed me what products to use & how to style my hair. My husband told me that my hair looked the best it's ever looked after coming out of a salon. Thanks to Barbara Forgione salon I will never have frizz again.