This March we will be offering Bring Your Own Blowdryer (BYOB) Complimentary Styling Class ($35 Value) with your stylist. If you want to learn the tips and tricks to create that voluminous blow dry style that you have after a salon visit, then BYOB is for you. Simply call Tribeca ColorSalons and schedule your BYOB Styling Class with your current stylist on Monday through Wednesday from 11:00am to 8:00pm. We will confirm this appointment with you 24 hours prior via text, email or phone. This class is complimentary to all established clients of Tribeca ColorSalons. This class is open for men or women who would like to have a styling lesson taught by your stylist. Men (short hair) will be booked out for 15 minutes and Women (long hair) will be booked out for 60 minutes. We will wash and condition your hair then coach you through the blow dry styling or focus on curling/flat iron work. Please call 813-250-0208 for the Kennedy location or 813-242-4080 for the Ybor location.
She will begin working with us early January, so call soon to book your appointments!]]>
To celebrate the Holiday shopping madness we are offering 2 great specials on Friday November 29th only!
Come in to either store and all products and tools are 29% off regular retail price
Make an appointment for that Friday 11/29/13 (11am-9pm) at either store and get a gift card valued at 29% of your service total*. This gift card does not expire but cannot be used until your next visit.
Cannot be used with any other offer or discount!
*Service rebate does not include chemical charge!
Terms of offer may change without notice!]]>
I don’t like to refer to myself as clumsy, or my lifestyle as inactive, I would prefer to call myself “gravitationally challenged.” So, when I was asked to write this article, I wasn’t really worried, since hoola hoops are (according to Wikipedia) “a game.” Well, what Wikipedia said specifically was that: A hoola hoop is a toy hoop that is twirled around the waist, limbs or neck. Ahh… But therein lies the paradox, because as I quickly found out, hoola hooping is much more than that.
Today’s designer profile is on 25 year old Lauren Arias.
Lauren has been with Tribeca Color Salons since 2010 and works primarily out of the Kennedy location. Outside of work, Lauren works extensively with a local non-profit organization called Hoola For Happiness. Hoola for Happiness has traveled the world, and so far they have carried their message to 13 different countries including Brazil, Kenya, India & Haiti. Their goal: To share with men, women and children the joy of hooping. Their message: These simple little circles allow children (and adults) to have fun, exercise their imaginations, and keep fit. They received free and so they give free. On a typical mission, they will start hoola hooping in a village or area until it attracts the local children. Then they will teach the children how to use the hoola hoops and when the girls leave, the hoola hoops stay.
I didn’t understand the point until I tagged along with Lauren to a Hoola group meeting. It was one of the girl’s birthdays so they were trying something new: a fire hoop. As the Hoola girls stood on the street practicing their fire hoola, a wave of clarity swept over me. From city blocks and streets all around us, children started pouring out of their homes, until a wave of kids had gathered to learn how to hoola. They watched mesmerized and then lit up like candles when offered the chance to hoola themselves. It wasn’t that difficult to do, even for a “gravitationally challenged” person like me. Naturally, I wasn’t as graceful at it as Lauren, but I was good enough, and I learned something new: Exercise can be beautiful and fun, and for a child, that lesson can be life changing.
When asked how hoola hooping has inspired her personally, Lauren said, “I’ve gone to Costa Rica and all around the bay area with h4h. I’m hoping to go to Colombia next year and possibly more! One of the most rewarding experiences (I’ve had with H4H) was hooping with a group of women and their children in Costa Rica that had just been rescued from trafficking. They were so happy and grateful, the Moms were in tears… It was very inspiring to see how much happiness you can give people with just a hoola hoop!”
Thank you Lauren, for sharing your life with us, and we are deeply grateful to have you as a part of our family.]]>
This is a special post for clients of Tribeca that were seeing Uliana, Justin, Ashley, Jennifer, or Staci.
As a current client of Tribeca ColorSalon, I hope you understand that we would love for you to continue receiving your hair services from us. Remember that just like the stylists listed above; I’ve trained everyone that works here and I stand by the quality of their work. So much so that I am going to offer you a ridiculous guarantee of satisfaction.
I invite you to call and make an appointment with any stylist at either location and receive a complimentary haircut, and if you are a current hair color client, we will perform any color service for only $25!
I know that you will love your new stylist. But if not, I’m going to give you another free cut with another stylist of your choice! In fact, as long as all of the haircuts are performed by June 1st of next year, you can get up to three complimentary cuts with three different stylists! I know it’s crazy, but I know that even on the first try you will find a great new stylist.
I stand by the quality of the education that every Tribeca Stylist receives. Everyone goes through a year of intensive training while an apprentice then grows within the level system. Cuts begin as low as $15 for men and $25 for woman and go up to $80. Please check out our website: http://www.tribecasalon.com/staff/ There you can see everyone’s experience level and area of expertise.
Also you can read about the differences between a commission salon environment versus a booth rental salon.
If you need to ever contact me directly, please either call me at 813-495-6647 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Tribeca is in it’s 14th year and I remember everyday we are nothing without you. I appreciate your patronage, and really hope you continue with us.
Tribeca ColorSalon Kennedy: 813-250-0208
Tribeca ColorSalon Ybor: 813-242-4080
RULES OF OFFER SUBJECT TO CHANGE
CLIENTS MUST HAVE RECEIVED SERVICES AFTER JANUARY 1, 2013 AT TRIBECA WITH THE ABOVE LISTED STYLISTS
Many clients do not realize there is a huge rift in the salon industry. While hairdressers live with the knowledge of what booth rental is, many clients are kept in the dark. While inherently there is nothing wrong with the idea of booth rental, it’s nature allows for a lot of illegal behavior, and it is possibly the one aspect of the industry that holds the government back from issuing us certain legal and tax benefits.
Tribeca ColorSalons are commission salons. Everyone is an employee, and the company makes sure they are currently licensed, insured and pay all business and income taxes. Some are full time and some part time. Full time employees receive health insurance, various voluntary insurances, paid vacation etc. The salon develops their careers through a year long educational system, advanced education and an educational/wellness fund. The company provides everything the stylist needs to provide the service, from tools and chemicals to the towels and capes. The stylist has no out of pocket expense to work. When services are performed, the stylist receives a percentage of the dollar value and the company receives the other half. All income both for services and tips are fully reported to local and federal tax agencies. On the client side, these costs provide a clean professional environment, excellent customer service with support staff, the best professional haircare and color services. Because of the high overhead, most commission salons only generate a 3-5% profit.
The other type of salon is called a booth or chair rental salon. In this situation the stylist “rents” a chair or booth in a store or warehouse. Usually the rent is quite inexpensive, but can range from $100-$400 a week. They are responsible for all their own tools, color, etc. They are also responsible for the legal operation of their business, paying taxes, having liability insurance, maintaining licensing etc. When services are rendered though, they keep 100% of the service money. So clients are actually paying usually up 50% more than they should for services when a stylist moves to a booth rental situation.
The divide between the two types of salons happens when booth rental stylists do not maintain the legalities of their business. Cash service transactions can disappear, tips may not be declared and sanitation inspections may not be up to par. Because of the lack of respect for tax law from the majority of the hair salon industry, the federal government actually punishes salon owners by not allowing them the same tax advantage that restaurants have for reimbursement of income taxes on declared tips. Until we get more compliance from these types of salons the federal government will ignore our industry’s need for equality on tip taxes.
So be aware as a client of these factors when you choose a salon:
Are all licenses posted and current?
Is the stylist charging the same as they were at a commission salon? It should be half of what you paid before since the overhead no longer exists.
Are they only taking cash or checks? Are they fully reporting income?
Do they have liability insurance?
You have many choices in how you spend your money at salons. Be aware of the business behind the beauty!]]>
It’s time to rethink your hair care regimen. Many clients come to us and tell us that they have greasy scalps but dry ends. I ask them how often are they shampooing, and the answer is almost always “everyday, at least once”. They truly believe that they are doing the right thing, and how on earth could anyone go more than a day without shampoo?
The truth is is that shampoo is the enemy of your hair. We in the states are “trained” to “lather, rinse and repeat”. It would be gross if we didn’t “clean” our hair on the daily. The reality is that using any detergent on your hair everyday is going to remove precious natural oils and fray your ends, especially very long hair.
When you shampoo you are removing the sebum on the scalp. The body then perceives this as a hostile environment and then produces even more oil to compensate for this dryness. It doesn’t know you are cleaning it. It just thinks something is drying it out. This is why so many people have greasy scalps and dry ends.
You have the power to stop this though, and it is simple. Just stop shampooing every day. It isn’t gross. Unless you use heavy petroleum based products you will be fine. Even sweat is simply salt water that easily rinses from the hair. Here is our suggested regimen.
To ease off of shampoo, first decrease your use of shampoo to Monday, Wednesday and Friday. You should be conditioning every day though. On the days you do not shampoo, still wet your hair but use only conditioner. It will still rinse clean. For those of you that balk at this, we just brought in a clarifying conditioner “RADIA” to help you get used to this idea.
After a week or two your scalp will be back in balance, then you can stop shampooing on Wednesday. Then eventually you will be able to wash just on Mondays to begin the week. Many stylists at Tribeca wash once a week, and we hate our hair the day that is freshly washed, we can’t do anything with it!
Many people cannot fathom this idea, but just think of it this way. Your hair is like satin lingerie. If you washed that lingerie everyday in “Tide” it would fade and shred. The same applies to your hair.]]>
Anyone that is in the spa business can tell you how much it has changed in the past several years. I entered this aspect of the industry reluctantly, but I do appreciate its importance to everyday wellness and beauty. We are moving in an exciting new direction for 2013 and we hope these changes will inspire you.
First off, Becky is dead. Becky was never real to begin with, but in an attempt to create a separate brand I failed miserably. The name confused people, and in our first incarnation as a J-pop boutique/nail salon just didn’t fly(What was I thinking?). In our second incarnation we brought on AVEDA, which as a brand promised a huge fan base, but it never drew any additional clients into the spa, so I ended that relationship. So now we have removed the name and the brand of Becky and it is simply spa services at Tribeca. Besides our spa at the Ybor location, we are now adding nail and facial waxing services to the Kennedy shop. Beside the name change, we are changing some core concepts. First off we realize that in this day of the internet bargains, where every week a Tampa salon/spa/medi spa is offering some insanely cheap deal , our pricing structure couldn’t compete. So now our facials are only $30 and hour massages are $45, all the time. These prices pretty much match most weekly internet bargain prices, so the idea is, instead of having to chase down a weekly special across town, you can develop a relationship with one of our great full specialists, and still save your hard earned cash.
Secondly, we are featuring a new line, Authentics from Davines. This line is all natural, and focuses on multi use. The cleanser is for face/body and hair. The bam is a rinse off hair and skin conditioner. Right now the gift pack of all 4 items, which also includes a nourishing oil and body butter is only$99. Besides new products, we are featuring fresh fruit and vegetable masks and scrubs. These will change on a weekly and seasonal basis. We hope that you enjoy these changes and come in for some great services!
So it is officially winter 2012 and what are you going to do with your hair? Will it be same as it ever was? Literally a new age is upon us and we lived beyond the apocalypse, so why not take a risk?
For our clients sporting mid back length hair, I challenge you to cut it off! If you are a card carrying pilates/yoga body, you have the tight curves and slender face you need to work a short cut. You know you love Anne Hathaway’s new crop, and even Miley Cyrus’s blonde maxi pixie is hot to you. Do not be afraid to experiment with a new length. You know it will grow back healthier! And for those of you that always say”I had my hair short when I was a teenager and hated it” well we all had some pretty lame hair back then, and I am quite sure you have outgrown those awkward years.
So we survived the apocalypse. It’s time for your new age haircut. But please don’t ask for the Tina Turner Beyond Thunderdome do. We don’t need another hero!]]>