Barbara Forgione Salon is Tampa's premier salon. The award winning stylists specialize in corrective color, Deva Curly Hair cutting and modern stylings
So happy with my new haircut! My stylist is Maggie and she just did such an amazing job with my hair. Before the haircut my hair was almost mid back length, weighted down and my ends were in horrible condition. Not to mention I have very thin hair and alopecia, so you can always see my scalp especially in the top front of my head. I was skeptical this haircut and style would actually be able to hide the alopecia and make my curls look lustrous and full. Maggie worked her awesome magic, spent 2 whole hours with me walking me through the products, styling steps and general curly hair care info. She really took her time and put a lot of love and care into my hair. My hair looks amazing, so much fuller you can barely see any of my scalp, curls look gorgeous and the cut looks great on me. I just moved to tampa and feel so lucky to have found my forever stylist on the first try! MAGGIE FO' LIFE <3!!!
If you're looking for someone to bring your curls back to life I would recommend Maggie she did an amazing job i told her exactly how I wanted my hair and she gave me just what I asked for best experience ever.
I'm sooo happy with my devacut, Nicole is amazing and I learned a lot. For the first time I love my curls and haircut.
I met Nicole last year while looking for a curly hair expert and I am so thankful I did. She is great! She educates her clients and is extremely helpful, flexible and professional. #ThanksNicole #DevaCurlClient
NICOLE is an amazing stylist, she gave me a diva cut and it has literally changed everything about my hair. My curls (that I had been relaxing for 17 years) came to life. My hair is SO much faster to do in the mornings, and it is so much healthier. The products she recommended for me have helped repair the damage I have done over the years. The salon was clean, all the girls were friendly, but I will DEFINITELY be returning for Nicole.
Before getting the deva cut my hair was very dry and wavy from all of the heat damage I had and on top of that I bleached my hair. After consulting with Nicole she suggested that I get a deva cut. After the cut and a few washes with the Deva curl products my hair is curlier than it has ever been, it feels really soft and shinier. I would suggest this to anyone wanting curly and healthy hair.
Just prior to the new year I booked an appointment for a deva cut with Nicole. It was a bit of spontaneous decision but I decided to go for it. I was ready for a change and knew I needed some shape/ had to get rid of the damaged ends. Other than that I was totally open to style and length! From the moment Nicole greeted me she was extremely friendly and warm! She made me feel incredibly comfortable and genuinely listened to me as I explained to her the struggles I'd had managing my curls. She was very knowledgeable and professional while also being extremely personable! She gave my hair The shaping it desperately needed and now I'm able to wear my hair down happily and have it look styled and polished! She also addressed all my questions about what hair products would work well for my hair. I can't say enough good things about my experience at the Barbara Forgione Salon and specifically with Nicole! I only wish I lived closer to Tampa and could make regular visits! I would definitely recommend seeing Nicole!
I've been through about 3 Deva stylists at this salon over the last 6 or so years. Each one is an artist. Peggy currently cuts my curls and I leave with an amazing cut each time. Last time she did some highlights on the underside of my hair for some sneaky, peeky blonde and I love it.
Barbara Forgione Salon is THE BEST in the area for curly girls! I first came here for color as I wanted to go from dark brown to blonde, and Barbara hooked me up. I don't know what kind of magic she has, but I am telling you that the results are indeed MAGIC. People all over are convinced I am a natural blonde. And there was no damage done to my hair at all.And don't even get me started on Peggy. I've had two DevaCuts, both done by Peggy and I've left the salon practically doing somersaults. I swear, it was like she was born with a pair of scissors in her hand. If you want your curls to be all that they can be... This is THE PLACE!
I absolutely love Peggy and will stay with her as long as I live here! I always get tons of compliments on my haircuts.
I've been coming to Baraba Forgione salon for 10 years and Barbara's was the first salon in Tampa to use Deva products. Every visit is fabulous and my curls have never looked better and especially my color. My first trip into the salon I had come in for color correction with brassy hair. When she finished, my hair looked like a runway model! I was amazed by Barbara's color techniques. I can't say enough about this salon and the stylists staying informed on all the latest cutting and color trends, and especially Deva products since they specialize in the Deva line. These stylists are hip, cool, and attend all the hair shows in their region to continue educating themselves on all the latest hair fashions and trends. I highly recommend Barbara Forgione salon for all your hair needs but especially curls because when it comes to Deva, they know how to get your curls looking right, whether it's styling or dry cuts! A++
It has been three years since my Devacut with this salon and I can not express how disappointed I was. First of all, the "devacut" was far from an actual Devacut. It was not a curl by curl cut. My stylist literally combed out my curls and just trimmed the ends dry (not curl by curl). On top of that, I asked for pintura highlights and guess what...I was foiled up with bleach and was told pintura was just a gimmick. My finished product came out nice, but it wasn't what I asked for and definitely was not DevaCurl. They used Morraccanoil products to style my hair as well. I think the stylist is definitely inspired to possibly understand curly hair, but she is far from an expert and just does her own thing. It took me 3 years to write this review because I honestly felt bad to, but i realized by not speaking up I was doing a disservice to all girls seeking a true curly hair professional. This is not a bad salon because I have seen what they can do with wavy to straight hair, but I do not recommend for curly hair.
I had reached the end of my rope. I put the word out on Facebook one Saturday AM asking my curly GF's for advice. Deva products and a Deva salon came back as the words of the day. I called the Barbara Forgione Salon, made an appointment with Peggy Marro and my hair has been perfect since that day. I embrace my curls now, I love my curls, I use my products, get in the car, finger comb when dry - easy, so easy. No more hair dryers, irons, and tears. Peggy is a top Devacurl stylist - she rocks my curls.
I damaged my curly hair from straightening it so much on a weekly basis, & I wanted it to grow & be healthy I consulted with Nicole about the different types of hair treatments that could help my hair to be curly again. The deva cut is really the best my hair is finally curly again with ringlets, the products make my hair curlier than it's ever been!
Best curly hair salon ever ,if you have curly hair this is the right place to go. My first experience of cutting my hair the DEVACUT, please please if you have curly hair go here great costumer service , I had an appointment at 9am on Saturday , my hair is naturally curly and I had color change what damaged my ends very bad , Nicole took care of my hair , she is amazing , make sure to ask for her , also she give me a few tips to maintain the health of my hair plus I start with the deva-products my hair feels amazing and I love my cut, not expensive at all , definitely a 5 star place.
I have used various of product in my hair and nothing has worked until i met Deva Curl products. My hair is nicely moistured and the definition in my curls are to die for. My stylist Nicole was very professional and showed me how to use the product at home. She gave me layers without cutting the length of my hair. I would definitely recommend her and as well as the products. And trust me when i say Nicole will take hood care of you.
So I made an appointment with Nicole. I have gone in for a regular blow out with her before. This time, however, I went in for a Deva Cut. Nicole had told me before that it was what my hair needed. To be quite honest, I'm not a fan of short hair. And it is quite short now, after the Deva Cut. But it looks AMAZING. My curls are so bouncy and soft, I literally cannot stop touching it! All the nasty parts are gone. My favorite part of my appointment with her though, was the fact that she walks you through the process. She'll explain what she's doing and why. Like, she let me know that she was going to cut my hair unevenly in the front to help out with the shape of it (before she did it). A little unconventional, but it worked! This is the first time I'm happy with the way the curls in the front of my head look. She also walked me through the products she used and what they do. And she helped me come up with a good hair routine to keep my hair healthy, which I sorely needed. Nicole is talented and very knowledgeable, she knows what she is doing. I definitely recommend her and plan on bringing in my cousin and mom soon!
I booked my appointment with Nicole and she did amazing! My curls look better thank ever. She's so easy to get along with! I would definitely recommend Nicole.
I was referred by a friend. The hair stylist she worked with wasn't there so I worked with Maggie. She showed up late to our appointment and then completely butchered my hair. I told her I didn't want to cut it too short and she ended up giving me a bob. I couldn't even put my hair in a ponytail. I asked her to get rid of the damaged ends because I was going completely natural. My front was severely damaged from bleaching. She was supposed to give me layers in the front and just trim the back ends. I took off my glasses and let her cut my hair. She cut off all of the healthy curls I had in the back of my head and left all the dry damaged curls in the front. The COMPLETE opposite of what I asked for. I put my glasses on and couldn't get out of there fast enough. I've been cutting my own hair for the past two years because I don't trust anyone with my hair anymore.
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This revolutionary cutting technique was designed for curls, waves and all natural textures. Hair is sculpted curl-by-curl, while dry, in its natural state according to your lifestyle, personality and preferences. This service includes a curl coaching session and a personalized DevaCurl product prescription that makes it easy to maintain your style at home.
This customized cutting technique springs from the DevaCurl foundational principles catering to highly textured, super curly clients. Hair is sculpted curl-by-curl, in its natural state, according to your curl pattern, desired style, personality and lifestyle. This service includes a personalized curl coaching session and DevaCurl product prescription that makes it easy to maintain your style at home.
Your stylist will use our signature dry-cutting technique, so please arrive at the salon with your curls detangled and dry, in their natural state. Before your appointment, it’s best to let your hair hang loosely—avoid ponytail holders or clips.
This award-winning technique was designed to add gorgeous, light-reflecting highlights to curls. Pintura Highlighting offers the perfect harmony and balance to curls giving brilliance and dimension to perfectly compliment your DevaCut.
The beauty of this service is the customized design for every client. The luxurious process begins with a thorough cleanse and conditioning. Next, your stylist will shape and style your curls the way you want them to fit your lifestyle. This service is perfect for those who want to embrace their curls, and learn the fundamentals of daily curl care.
Customized and designed for every client, this service provides tremendous value when caring for super curly hair. Whether you are already wearing your hair natural or making a transition, your Deva trained stylist will guide you on a path to revealing your curls’ greatest potential! The luxurious process begins with a thorough cleanse and conditioning, followed by a coaching and styling session for daily curl care. Your stylist will guide you with styling choices and appropriate products for your hair so that you look and feel as beautiful as you are.