Michael Schipano and Fred Davis are co-owners of HairStyle Salon in Land O’ Lakes. Michael has the styling experience while Fred brings an experienced business perspective. Together they have created a flourishing salon experience for their clientele.
“We’re an independently owned salon, not a chain,” says Michael. “We wanted to create an open and inviting atmosphere for guests along with an engaging and friendly atmosphere for our stylists to work.”
Michael worked as a stylist for more than 20 years in the New Tampa area before starting HairStyle Salon two years ago. “I wanted to pay it forward to a new generation of stylists,” says Michael.
Michael personally trained under Sam Villa and Michael Cole, two big names in the industry. He provides mentoring and constant training to all of his stylists. “We have extremely high-qualified stylists, yet we’re still reasonably priced,” says Michael. “Pricing is based on the demand for the stylist, not years of experience. Most of our stylists have more than 20 years experience.”
Michael has a strong focus on furthering the education and expertise of his stylists. They have designers come in to teach classes on-site and also attend events where they can learn from well-known designers. All of the staff attend these events, both on-site and off.
They are currently participating in a Redken color rebel contest where each stylist attempts to predict the
newest trends. These contest and events help to keep everyone aware of the latest techniques and focused on providing the very best service to their clientele.
HairStyle Salon is an exclusively Redken salon. They have a color bar in the front of the salon where guests can work with their stylist to create the perfect hair color. A Redken top-shelf list of premium colors is also available to guests.
They also carry Pureology as their boutique line of sulfate free, color fade resistant, 100 percent vegan products for at home care.
Michael and Fred are very active in the community. “We try to give back and support other local businesses in every way we can,” says Fred. “It takes a real commitment to run an independent business today. We have to help each other.”
This independent attention to detail is evident in their website also. Guests can schedule an appointment online anytime day or night. They can request a specific stylist and that styl- ist will confirm their appointment via email or telephone. “It’s a very easy system to use,” says Fred. Guests can also call during normal business hours to schedule an appointment.
“We do everything we can to provide an over-the-top experience for our guests and a great working environment for our staff,” says Michael. “It has to be about the experience,” adds Fred.
Active military, teachers and uniformed service personnel (police, fire, emergency medical, etc.) always receive a 20 percent discount off every service.
The HairStyle Salon is located at 23014 State Road 54, in Lutz, in the Willow Bend Town Centre. They can be reached at (813) 948-1270, or at www.HairStyle-salon.com.
– Mike Matthew
This story is a feature of the advertising department.
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