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Tampa: Beauty, Barbers, & Wellness City Guide

Tampa: Beauty, Barbers, & Wellness City Guide

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Located on Florida’s scenic Gulf Coast, Tampa is a lively city known for its art museums, Cuban-influenced cuisine, warm climate, and rich history. Known as “Cigar City” for its legacy as the center of American cigar manufacturing, Tampa is the home of three major league level sports teams, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers football team, the Tampa Bay Lightning hockey team, and the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team. If you’re new to Tampa, or just looking for a vetted beauty or wellness professional, check out our city guide. We compiled information about the top-rated barbers, salon stylists, nail technicians, and health and wellness practitioners to keep you looking and feeling your best!

Beauty

tiffany paige pro
5508 N. 50th St., Suite 29, Tampa, 33610

Tiffany Paige has been a licensed salon professional since 2013. Her salon suite is located Del Rio, and in addition to cut and coloring services, she also provides beauty and wellness education and lash styling for special events. Customers praise her friendliness and skill, particularly her talents with coloring and hairstyling, and her tendency to color hair in styles that require less upkeep. One client reviewing her bridal makeup wrote, “It is perfect to start a stressful day in a relaxing way and of course the hair and make up were both on point. I couldn’t trust anyone else with hair makeup on such a huge day.”

lisa lane

3207 W. Bay to Bay Blvd, Tampa, 33629

Lisa Lanes is a stylist at the Colour Bar Salon in Highland Pines. She specializes in hair color and tape in extensions, and she’s been in the business for thirty years. Lisa offers color correction, hair relaxing, perming, keratin treatments, extensions, and styling services in addition to cuts and coloring. One client wrote of Lisa, “She is fun to talk to, listens to what I want, and her prices are very fair.” Another raved, “I’ve been with Lisa for a year and a half now and absolutely love how she does my hair, how consistent she is with my color, and how flexible she is with my schedule.”

fon naturals

2230 University Mall, Loft 6, Tampa, 33612

Located in University Square Mall in East Lake-Orient Park, Fon Naturals offers a variety of hair styling services, although retwists, starter locs, coloring, comb twists, extensions, and reattachments are a few of her specialties. Many customers praise the atmosphere of the shop, with reviewers noting that clients and staff have a great bond and others complimenting the music. Others mention Miss Kiwi’s professionalism and skill, with one client writing, “Miss Kiwi really does know how to do hair! Every time she does [mine] … I feel brand new,” and another writing, “Best stylist in town, she always shows love and makes me feel like I’m the only client. Love it here.”

2906 W. Swann Ave. Tampa, 33609

Cheyenne is a stylist at the Salon Belladonna & Spa off East Hillsborough Avenue. Her company Hair by Cheyenne offers coloring, toners and glazes, blowouts, extensions, and Olaplex treatments, among other services. Before she begins styling, Cheyenne checks in with each of her guests to understand the look they want to achieve and what coloring and layering they’re looking for. Clients rave about her warm personality, her attentive work, and the excellent haircuts they’ve received. One reviewer writes, “Cheyenne is amazing! She is so sweet and friendly! She listened to exactly what I wanted and executed it perfectly! My hair feels so fresh and light!” Another simply added that she “makes sure you look sharp and that you’re happy when you leave.”

roscos braids

9601 Shalimar CT, (the house on the left) Tampa, 33615

Anastasia Roscigno is a three-time award-winning braider. She also provides dreadlock twisting, hair growth therapy, and hair restoration treatments. Her salon Rosco’s Braids is located in Timberlane Woodlake, where customers praise her top-notch service and excellent braiding skills. One client wrote, “You’ll end up falling in love not only with your hair but also how awesome this girl is!” Another raved, “First time getting braided in almost twenty years, and it was the easiest experience. Super informative, incredibly quick and precise design.” Her regular customers appreciate her talent at her craft, her creativity, her creative freestyle braiding designs, her professionalism, and tight, long-lasting braids.

Barbers

8021 Citrus Park Town Ctr., Tampa, FL, 33625

Drewdabarbere is an award-winning barber who’s also committed to educating emerging barbers and building a community of enthusiastic, talented barbers. He owns and operates the Barber Lounge in Westfield Citrus Park. Clients praise his professionalism, timeliness, reasonable prices, and sense of humor. One wrote, he “respects your time and has expertise. The haircut quality was top notch. The shop environment is family friendly as well.” Another raved, “Hands down the best barber on this side of town! Great hospitality, great customer service, and last but not least I was highly satisfied with the way my haircut came out.”

sapia

1523 Sunset Point Rd, Clearwater, FL, 33755

Sapia the Barber is a local legend, who opened the doors to her own fresh space to offer a new school spin on an old school trade. People from any background are welcome in this gender neutral, non-judgmental space on Sunset Point Road, where each barber channels their creative energy into each fresh fade, well-blended taper, or precisely-lined shave. Many of their clients praise the shop’s atmosphere and friendly staff, with one customer writing, “Love coming here. Everyone is so humble and great to be around.” Another wrote, “Great people, good conversations and awesome haircuts! Tina has been my barber for a long time and I have zero plans of finding another!”

barrelhouse

3502 N. Nebraska Ave. Suite B, Tampa, 33603

BarrelHouse Barber is a full-service barbershop lounge in Tampa Heights. BarrelHouse offers a range of barbering and beauty services, including haircuts, beard grooming, spa-inspired facials, and classic manicures or pedicures. Guests can also request waxing services in advance. Multiple reviews mention the top-notch service and friendly atmosphere of the shop, with one writing, “Extremely talented barbers who offer an incredibly welcoming, unique atmosphere that sets them apart from every other shop.” Others write about the quality of their haircut, with one client raving, “Abel is the best barber I’ve ever had. Nobody makes me look better, and I’ve never had a more genuine, friendly, and funny experience than in his shop.”

nylegends

NY Legends Barbershop

3301 W. Waters Ave., 102, Tampa, 33614

NY Legends Barbershop is run by Manny, a two-time award-winning barber from New York who recently won a Barber of the Year award. Manny is passionate about his craft and regularly updates his YouTube channel with barbering tips, tricks, and reviews. His clients tend to leave glowing reviews, with one describing him as a “great barber and a visionary” and another describing him as “super chill, down-to-earth barber with the expertise to cut any style of hair.” One customer simply wrote, “Five stars doesn’t do Manny justice. An amazing barber hands down.”

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Gcuts

104 E. Fletcher Ave., Suite G, Tampa, 33612

Located on North Nebraska Avenue in Lake Magdalene, Gcuts is owned and operated by Gary, also known as “G.” G’s clean, precise cuts reflect over fifteen years of barbering experience, and one of his clients praised his work by writing, “he’ll have ya self confidence go through the roof.” The shop specializes in fades, graphic designs, and beard trimming, but staff members offer a variety of barbering services for men and women. Reviews mention the environment of the shop, with one client describing it as the “cleanest, freshest, nicest-smelling barbershop I’ve been in hands down.” Others praise the friendliness of the staff, as well as their skill, with one writing, “The vibe of the lounge is undefeated and all the other barbers … know how to hold it down and will keep that hairline and cut crispy!”

Nails

1030 W. Hillsborough Ave., Tampa, 33603

Ichy Nails is run by Ichy, a self-taught nail artist who specializes in intricate designs and elaborate graphics. Her salon offers gel and acrylic options, as well as fun add-ons like Swarovski crystals, ombre, and overlay. Clients praise her meticulous attention to detail, creative designs, and the long-lasting quality of her work. One wrote, “I cannot not express to you how much I love my nails and what an amazing job Ichy did … came out looking like a million dollars.” Another praised her knowledge and attention to detail, writing, ““She is very professional, gives you all your options before she starts, and even gives out recommendations! The quality she puts into her work makes it even more worth it.”

Naildbyphyllis

704 West Waters Ave., Tampa, 33604

Naildbyphyllis is owned and operated by Phyllis and located at the Kashmere Nail Company salon in Lowry Park Central. The company offers gel fill-ins, dip powder, silk wraps, polish changes, and one-of-a-kind designs. Other options include a paraffin foot treatment, a spa manicure with collagen, and shellac nails. Reviews praise Phyllis for her patience with her work, taking her time with every client to make sure their designs are beautiful and well-executed. One client added, “I love her personality as well as her artistic skills and professionalism … It’s such a relaxing atmosphere to get pampered for that ‘me time’ we all so much deserve.” Another customer simply described her as a “creative genius.”

seventy7nails

1207 W. Fletcher Ave., Tampa, 33612

Located in Lake Magdalene, Seventy7 Nails offers acrylic sets, nail art, Swarovski crystals, ombre designs, and “freestyle” nail art options. Shannon, the nail technician, is popular among customers who compliment her bubbly conversation, describing her as “so sweet, passionate about what she does,” and praising her for a “great conversation.” Others appreciate her talent as a technician, writing, “Shannon always takes amazing care of me! She knows what designs and styles I love and always has something ready! My nails always look awesome and stay intake until my fill three-plus weeks later!”

5537 Sheldon Rd., Suite Z, Tampa, 33615

Mimi Hoang grew up working in the nail industry and now owns the Fresh Nail Bar in Town N County Park, where she works alongside a dedicated staff to provide a range of nail and beauty services. Fresh Nail Bar offers traditional manicures and pedicures, acrylic sets, nail art, waxing, eyelash extensions, and a variety of add-ons and services. Mimi specializes in pastel-inspired nails for spring events. Many of the salon’s clients praise the salon’s welcoming atmosphere and friendly employees. One customer wrote, “They are always so nice and accommodating, and my nails always come out perfect and just how I want them.” Another raved, “The final result is far better than anything I have received elsewhere, and the pedicures are out of this world!”

yessybeauty

4002 W. Waters Ave., Suite 9, Tampa, 33614

Located in Egypt Lake-Leto, Yessy’s Beauty Studio offers a variety of nail services, including polish application, manicures, pedicures, nail shaping, extensions, nail repair, and creative designs. The staff of dedicated nail technicians are experts with acrylic services, full sets, and hard or soft gel. They also offer waxing, makeup application, and eyelash maintenance. Clients praise Yessy’s for the top-notch service, the staff’s attention to detail, and the quality of work they expect to receive. One customer wrote of Yessy, “She is beyond amazing. I never knew there were so many different designs and nail products until coming to Yessy. My nails have never lasted so long between fill-ins.” Other customers said they “love her personality” and described her as “fun to talk to.”

Health & Wellness

south tampa acupressure

South Tampa Acupuncture, Dr. Ashley Heintz

111 S. Himes Ave., Tampa, 33609

Dr. Ashley Heintz is a licensed, board-certified acupuncturist who’s been practicing acupuncture for just under a decade running the South Tampa Acupuncture clinic for over five years. Her work aims to release natural chemicals in the patient’s body that dull pain, boost the patient’s immune system, and regulate various bodily functions. Clients rave about the results of her work, with one writing that they “felt relief immediately,” and another writing, “She has healed me in ways I didn’t think were possible.” Others praise her skill as a listener and the attentive work she does: “Not only is she a great acupuncturist, but also a great listener and a great human being. You’ll be in great hands. I feel amazing every time I see her.”

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SpaNess Skin Care & Waxing

3715 W. Horatio Street, Tampa, 33609

SpaNess Skin Care & Waxing is a private, modern salon-loft in South Tampa. It’s run by Vanessa, a skin care specialist who has earned master-level certifications in waxing, dermaplaning, butterfly lash extensions, and microdermabrasion technician services. SpaNess offers a variety of beauty services, including facials, spray tans, chemical peels, and eyebrow and eyelash tinting, to name a few. Her clients appreciate Vanessa’s sense of humor, knowledgeability, and welcoming demeanor. One wrote, “Thank you for always putting your extra touch of relaxation, love for what you do and the great conversations with lots of laughs.” Another attested to the results of her work, writing, “After my facial my skin feels 100% better.”

Lashed Skin and Beauty Bar

3861 Northdale Blvd, Tampa, 33624

Located on Northdale Boulevard in Greater Northdale, Lashed Skin and Beauty Bar offers a variety of eyelash-related services, including extensions, tinting, lifting, and removal. They also offer facials, waxing, makeup application, and hair coloring and styling. Many of the spa’s reviews praise the atmosphere of the shop and friendly, professional staff. One customer wrote, “Amanda is fast, precise and she has the magic touch! My lashes always last so long when she does them!” Another complimented the environment, describing it as “clean, pleasant and comfy,” and adding, “I always look forward to zenning out for an hour or two. But my most recent experience with Ashlynn was next level. My lashes are PERFECT.”

sequoya avenue

4545 W. Kennedy Blvd, Loft #20, Tampa, 33602

Sequoya Avenue and Nail Addicts are two different beauty destinations in Largo and the Westshore Palms neighborhood of Tampa. Staffed by Courtney and Candace, the salon-spas offer facials, brow services, dermaplaning, and waxing. You can book with Courtney at either location or with Candace in Tampa. One customer raved about her experience, writing, “My facial experience was absolutely beautiful! From the scenery to this service, I wish I could give more stars! My facial was relaxing, stimulating and left my face feeling absolutely amazing. The atmosphere was very professional and fun.” Another complimented Courtney, writing, “Her passion and energy for what she’s doing is infectious, and she puts in abundant time, effort, and care for every single one of her customers.”

Luxe Beauty Studio LLC

Luxe Beauty Studio LLC

4864 W. Gandy Blvd, Tampa, 33611

Located in Sun Bay South, Luxe Beauty Studio offers permanent makeup, massage, skincare, lashes, and waxing services. The spa only uses natural, organic, vegan skincare products, so clients who are environmentally conscious can rest easy at Luxe. Many of the reviews of the studio praise its relaxing atmosphere, “great music,” and the talent of the clinicians. One wrote, “Jen provided attention to those areas that needed it and left me feeling way better than I did before I walked in for the appointment. Speaking of, scheduling was easy, the pricing structure is great, service was timely, and Jen was super pleasant!” Another praised Jen’s work, calling her an “incredible masseuse, very educated on the body, and amazingly astute and intuitive to the needs of my body. It is somehow relaxing and restorative at the same time.”

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