Barbara Forgione Salon
Barbara Forgione Salon is Tampa's premier salon. The award winning stylists specialize in corrective color, Deva Curly Hair cutting and modern stylings
This revolutionary cutting technique was designed for all natural textures, from wavy to super curly. Hair is sculpted curl-by-curl, while dry, in its natural state. This service includes a transformation service.
From wavy to super curly, the beauty of this service is the customized design for every client. This luxurious process begins with a healthy botanical cleanse and condition, followed by a styling and coaching session for at-home curl care.
Stylists at this salon
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.
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 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.
I found Barbara Forgione Salon on Instagram when I was searching for a DevaCut specialist in Tampa. This was my first DevaCut and I was a little worried because lots of curly girls have stated that the first cut is never good but I was beyond ecstatic with my cut. Deborah did such an amazing job with my hair. Her fingers must be magic! She is super personable, knowledgeable about curly hair and so helpful in every step of the way. She talked through it all and didn't leave me wondering what she was doing. I really appreciate that kind of service. Some stylists will just start cutting and styling without letting you know what and why they're doing something. Deborah is very knowledgeable when it comes to the DevaCurl products. She knew exactly what was good for my hair type and recommended some products. I was already expecting to be pushed into buying products but they did not do that. She took me to the products to educate me on the products I should be using and what ingredients were in them and what I should not use. She even helped me to figure out the products and techniques I should use on my curly girl daughters who have different hair types than me. I can't say enough how amazing my experience was. Can't wait to go back. Deborah is my new BFF! :)
A truly wonderful experience!
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!
The best there is!
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!
Deva Cut experience
I came here last week to get a deva cut by Brittany she was so nice and was very knowledgeable about curly hair. Everyone else was nice as well. I love the shape I received but the styling part was honestly a fail in my eyes. I have really thick 3c/4a texture (which I told them prior on the phone) and I feel like once the lady put product in my hair she would just rinse it out with the water in the sink. So once I sat in the chair and saw how my hair was I knew it wasn’t going to turn out how I wanted. Because it didn’t have no product to define the curls or actually hold them. As I got from under the dryer my hair was a huge dry Afro, it felt like I didn’t put nothing in my hair it looked like the last day I wore my wash and go. My birthday was the next day so I had to go home and take more hours to do. Therefore I do not think it was worth $120 at all, I may go back for a cut but styling? No I think my hair was too much for them. The website says $65 and up but I didn’t think it’ll go up by $55. Btw this was my first experience ever so now I’m skeptical of anywhere else I go. 🤦🏽♀️
When it comes to Deva - Barbara Forgione is the ONLY salon!
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++
Years of Deva Cuts Here!
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.
Best Deva Cut I have ever gotten in Fl. Deb was an amazing stylist, educated and very sweet. The price is very reasonable and the customer service is excellent.
Nicole is a curl genius!
I found Nicole at Barbara Forgione Salon through this website and she did not disappoint! At the time I was new to the curly lifestyle and she not only gave me a gorgeous Devacut, but she educated me on the type of hair I have and what products work best for my hair and my lifestyle! Additionally, Nicole has made herself available to me via social media to answer any and all questions I have for her regarding styles, techniques, or products I am curious about. With Nicole's help and guidance, my dry weighed down waves have become defined, springy curls, and I could not be happier with her! I definitely have a curl specialist for life!
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.
Maggie Flanagan is amazing!
If Maggie Flanagan is not your stylist then you are missing out! I get blonde highlights from her and am more impressed with her talent every visit. She has great attention to detail and really listens to what I want and nails it every time. I also get keratin treatments from her and love the results every time. She really is the best! Everyone in this salon is so friendly and talented. I enjoy every visit. I also love how Maggie will give me advice specific to my hair type and will recommend products. She is so knowledgeable about all hair types and is so experienced and professional. In conclusion, LOVE LOVE LOVE HER!!!!
The best hair cut of my life
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.
Deva Cut and style
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 the best!
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.
I have super curly hair. This is my first time having a Deva Cut. Peggy did an amazing job and introduced me to products that have transformed my curls from frizzy, dull, and dry.. to moisturized and full every day. Anyone with curls using shampoos and conditioners from Target or Walmart.. you should stop and just go check out Deva Curl products. They seriously are amazing! And so is Peggy!
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 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 hair salon for curly hair
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 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 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.
From Frizz and Fuzz to Curls I Love
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.
BEST HAIRCUT EVERRR
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!!!