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Salon Barbara Forgione is the boutique salon that put Tampa on the map for hair color and styling. Nationally recognized, the Salon has been featured in ‘Hot in My Salon’ video series of the top 100 trendy salons in the USA, MTV’s “Made”, TLC’s ’The Makeover Story’, voted S. Tampa’s Best Kept Secret, S. Tampa’s Best Salon, guest spots on ABC Action News and NBC’s Daytime Show, showcased in Modern Salon and American Salon magazines.

The Salon is the first in Tampa to use sulfate free products, Yuko Japanese straightening, Deva Curl cutting techniques, fashion forward hair color.
We pride ourselves on being diverse, creative, inspired, and community active since 2006. Turn heads on your own terms and be your own kind of beautiful.


Meet The Stylists

Our versatile stylists shine with individual creative specialties that come together as a team.

They’re passionate about the world around them, embrace advanced education, and are inspired by trends that translate into each client’s need.

“We promise to listen, to learn, to use the best products available, to envision and deliver our best… so you can be your best…always!”


Barbara Forgione

Salon owner, colorist, inventor of Colour Bunz, is known for corrective color, permanent hair straightening & makeovers.  She’s proud of the national recognition and awards the salon has received. “It’s a joy and a blessing to be able to meet and work with the fabulous women in the Tampa Bay area, both as clients and the inspired, talented salon stylists.”


Peggy Marro

Master hair cutter from New York, Deva curly hair certified since 2010.  Peggy enjoys the blending of color into her custom cuts.  She excels at natural highlights, detailed cuts and finishes.


Debra Hull

a former Rhode Island School of Design student has an eye for art & beauty. She is a cutting master, classically trained by Vidal Sassoon Academies in London & Toronto, Jingles International in NYC & London. Deva Curl cutting techniques are her passion..


Jai Wyan

Esthetician and Regional Educator for BioElements Skincare line. Jai is able to serve his clients as well as teach other estheticians throughout Florida and parts of the East coast.


Brittany Geostch

An Aveda graduate, Brittany is Wahl Clipper trained as well as curly hair cutting and styling via Ouidad and Deva Curl classes.


Sarah Cribb

Aveda graduate, a naturally gifted young stylist who excels at customer satisfaction. She’s known for her love of long hair, well blended haircuts and long lasting sexy blow outs.

Quality Services


Our services start with you…customer service. Your happiness is our top priority. We respect your time, so we do our best to run on-time. We are committed to providing you with the best salon experience. We are an employee-based salon and work together as a team so we can take care of your needs at any time. We research and test our products so we know our products deliver what they promise. We’re passionate about beauty inside out, and it shows. Barbara Forgione Salon is the best in the beauty business for your experience and long-term beauty needs.




Check Out Our Work



I got my hair cut at Barbara Forgione Salon for the first time a couple of weeks ago. I got a Deva cut by Maggie and she was the sweetest. She was very knowledgeable and willing to share tips on how to take better care of my curls. I would deff go see her again, and I’d highly recommend this place!

Paula Gutierrez

I am so happy I found this salon. I have struggled with my kinky/uneven curl all my life until I met Barbara. I have been going to Barbara for my Yuko once a year for the past several years and all I can say is well worth the time and money. Her and her staff are amazing so I drive an hour to see them. Also, Jai is on point with his skin care knowledge and does a great job on my eyebrows!sit.

Heather Gray

If you want color, Barbara is your girl! I went from dark brown to blonde and my hair WAS NOT DAMAGED! I continue to get my hair colored by Barbara. She’s a magician.

Lourdes Malagon

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.

Been going here for years and never had a bad experience. Barbara is amazing at color, Maggie gives the best cuts of anyone I have ever used and Jay is amazing with skincare.

Highly recommended!!

Ann K.,