Bentley Salon Inc
3228 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33609
Phone: (813) 867-4033
Specialties: Extensions, Asian Hair, African-American Hair, Straight Perms, Curly Hair, Coloring, Kids' Hair
Parking: Street, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
By Appointment Only: No
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03/29/2012Provided by Citysearch -
I love going to Bentley Salon because i know by the time i leave i have an awesome haircut and or color and it makes me feel 10 times hotter. I always want to go out after and show my hair off. People ask where i get my hair done and i tell them Bentley Salon of course. like duh;) Everyone one on the staff is very nice and talented. Scott is a great person and knows hair better than anyone i know. Make an appointment, get an amazing haircut and feel better about yourself.
03/16/2012Provided by Citysearch -
I love love this place. I tell EVERYONE about Staci - she is a color GENIUS. Wherever I go people ask me about my hair color. (I almost feel famous! ;) But seriously I get a ton of compliments on my color and I am appreciative that I found this place and not only for the delicious coffee they serve. Also, Scott the owner is an amazing person. Not only is a great person in general (he runs a dog rescue) but he also cares about his staff, his clients, and will give you a very Precise cut. He is the only person I will let touch my hair. O and by the way did I mention the delicious coffee they serve! ;)
02/28/2012Provided by Citysearch -
I have been a client of Scott's since I was 17. I am now hesitantly nearing 30.
When I was 17, after a really bad salon experience I began cutting my own hair. I met Scott Bentley when a friend of mine brought me to Toni and Guy to have him cut her hair. Scott offered to clean up the back of my neck (I have short hair) I was very reluctant to let him, but clearly I gave in... eventually.
What built my trust in Scott was whenever I would see him in the mall; he would offer to clean up the back of my head and never once pressured me to book an appointment. I remember the first time he actually cut my hair... it was the best hair cut I have ever had - no exaggeration.
Over time Scott became 'my hair stylist' I visited him and only him, faithfully. Eventually, Scott relocated to California - I was devistated! I liked our conversations we had while I was in his chair and even more I loved the compliments that would follow after a fresh haircut. In Scotts absence I tried out different salons, but could never receive the same or even similar results. I actually thought about flying him back to cut my hair, or better flying to him.
You can only imagine the excitement I personally experienced when Scott debuted the Bentley Salon to which I am a client and Scott is still after all this time, 'my hair stylist' I couldn't be any more proud of him and his addition to the Tampa Bay Area (which I wholeheartedly adore) There is a lot to say about supporting local business as well. It is amazing to see the jobs that Scott created by branching out and coragelously opening his own salon. The salon really appeals to just about anyone who wants good service and a great hair cut. One of my favorite moments is when someone at the front desk answered the phone and actually said ""is this Melissa?"" I was floored that she actually recognized my voice! I have recommended this salon to numerous people by word of mouth and will continue to do so. Even more, I have purchased gift cards for my mom and step-mom to get their hair done here; they both had a very enjoyable experience. As you can see don't simply support this salon, I am an advocate of this salon.
If there is anything I could tell someone about the owner Scott, I would say this: He is absolutely passionate about hair as well as everything he does in life; which I see as an admirable trait. One of his staff members had even confided in me; he told me what a pleasure it is to work with him and explained how he has spent the time mentoring him professionally as well as personally. I love actions that speak well of a person; I believe that is truly the best way to judge a persons character.
If anyone has any questions or comments for me and my review please feel free to reach out.
02/23/2012Provided by Citysearch -
I've been a customer at Bentley salon for over 5 years and I can truly say they are far superior to anywhere else I've been in Tampa Bay (or for that matter Sarasota, Ft. Myers, Orlando or Miami). I get my hair both cut and colored there and over the years have changed my style and color repeatedly. Whether long or short, highlighted or all over color, I've always been 100% satisfied with their work. I have very thick and curly/wavy hair that I've been told by other salons is difficult both to cut and color. My gray is resistant, my curls inconsistent, etc. Neither has been an issue at Bentley.
Scott is truly a master when it comes to cuts that are flattering, easy to maintain on your own, and last last last. At previous salons I might look good walking out but never be able to recreate the style on my own. I'm not one for flat irons or significant styling routines. Scott's cuts are always very manageable and they continue to hold their shape as they grow out. I've told him he actually loses money because I'm not as motivated to come back for a trim when my hair looks good for so long.
Stacy, who has been doing my color, is equally genius. She listens to what I want and always delivers. My color lasts beautifully - its my roots that drive me back for touch-up as it grows out. Her highlights look very natural and while I have seen some of the unusual and daring styles she can deliver, she is also equally stellar with my conservative professional preference.
The customer service in the salon is always top notch. Its a fun friendly atmosphere where you feel like a member of the family. The place is always neat and clean, they give incredible scalp massages during shampoos, and they are clearly dedicated to training. Have been a long timer, I've watched new folks come in and be mentored. Its an impressive process. Its clear that with his name on the door, Scott takes the quality of the work done by all very seriously.
I drive from Brandon, across Tampa to get my hair done even though I no longer work in the area - just because I can't give them up. I don't trust anyone else with my hair. Others in the salon have cut both my husband and son's hair and they are the best cuts both have ever had. I can't recommend them highly enough!!!
12/02/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I can go on and on about Bree but I am just going to say - she is the best colorist and stylist I have found my entire 15 years in Florida. She has me as a client for life as well as anyone else that I can find to tell how great she is! :)
Side note....everyone else in the salon is sweet and nice too...not your typical foo foo salon. I love it!
06/16/2010Provided by Citysearch -
This is the place TO GO!!!! Great service, very friendly and nice environment! Terri - my stylist - listened to my ideas and what I wanted, gave me tons of tips to easily style my hair!
I absolutely love my haircut! This is my first time @ Bentley and I'm loving it! I found MY PLACE in Tampa! Woot, Woot!!!
08/24/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Having lived all over the place in the last 10 years, I have tried numerous salons in London, New York, Tokyo and most recently in Australia. I found myself in desperate need of a haircut while home visiting my parents in Tampa, and thought I would give Bentley Salon a try in my never-ending search for the perfect salon.
Well, the search is finally over. Scott and the rest of the team at Bentley gave me exactly what I have been looking for all these years ? a fantastic haircut in a relaxed & modern salon environment.
Scott, who cut my hair, actually took on board all of my demanding hair issues: he understood that I needed a cut to work with my naturally wavy hair, that I hate spending hours with the blowdryer, and that I wanted a cut that was stylish and modern, but I didn't want to look like a fashion victim. Unlike many of the other salons I have been to, he didn't impose his own ideas on my hair, but still had enough vision to transform my vague descriptions and magazine pictures into a cut that was exactly what I was hoping for.
Scott has all the qualities you want in a good stylist ? friendly, professional, talented and charming. And boy, can he cut hair! I am still stealing glances in the mirror of my new ?do.
The salon itself was friendly and funky. Everyone I dealt with there was friendly and polite, and the salon had a great atmosphere without being pretentious or intimidating (I can?t stand it when salons act as if you are their least important customer, and they are doing you a big favor by styling your hair, grrrrr). I saw several people there having all sorts of color/cuts ? guys, gals, trendy and classic. It was nice to be in a salon where the stylists apparently give the customers what they want - that shouldn't be such a difficult concept, but Bentley Salon is one of the only salons I have found where they actually deliver!
I hope this is useful for people looking for a great hairdresser. I left Bentley Salon feeling relaxed and happy - and how often does that happen at a salon?
My only disappointment is that I don?t actually live in Tampa anymore for regular cuts there. Guess I?ll have to visit the parents more often!
07/18/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I really like this salon. My first visit, I went from very long hair to above shoulder length and Terry did such an amazing job. All of my friends and family love it (even the ones originally opposed to a major cut). My second visit I got color from Stacy, who also did an amazing job. I definitely recommend requesting her because she's an expert colorist - she even teaches coloring techniques to other stylists bi-monthly (I found this out from someone else at the salon).
All this AND the price is very reasonable. To top everything off, the salon seems to focus heavily on continuing education for stylists (they said they have weekly workshops).
05/01/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I have never been so happy with my color. I am telling you this salon is the bomb. it has a Miami feel to it, master hairstylists working on your hair. Everyone is great,hip latest trend cool as hell... and i'm telling you the BESTcustomer service ever,ever EVER. Awesome. I cant believe i had never been there before, I love it I cant wait to go back. Excellent experience Michelle did wonders with my color..I feel like a moviestar...great stylists for a great price...Love it..
I love Bentley