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South Tampa’s Best Hair Salon

DevaCurl, Hair Extensions & Color Experts

Barbara Forgione was the founder of the original Barbara Forgione boutique salon back in 2006. Her achievements included being nationally recognized including being featured in ‘Hot in My Salon’ video series of the top 100 trendy salons in the USA, appearing on MTV’s “Made” and TLC’s ’The Makeover Story,’ voted South Tampa’s Best Kept Secret and South Tampa’s Best Salon.

In 2019 the salon was acquired by a new owner, but still provides the best in DevaCurl, hair extensions, hair color, cuts, Keratin treatments and more.

In late 2019, the entire salon was completely remodeled and in July of 2021 we launched our new brand, Elevate Hair Salon.  The Elevate brand offers our South Tampa clientele more products and services including our own brand of hair extensions.

Kevin Murphy
Keratin Complex
Permanent 100% Human Hair

Hair Extensions

Get longer, thicker hair that’s completely customized for both comfort and your best natural look.

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Healthier Hair, Better Results

Have you tried K18, yet?

At Elevate South Tampa, we offer innovative and effective hair care solutions to help you achieve your best hair yet. One of our featured products is K18, a revolutionary hair treatment that delivers impressive results in just one use. K18 is formulated with patented bioactive peptide technology that works to repair and restore damaged hair, leaving it stronger, smoother, and healthier.

If you struggle with dry, brittle, or damaged hair, K18 may be the solution you’ve been searching for.

This treatment is suitable for all hair types and works by penetrating the hair shaft to repair broken disulfide bonds. The result is hair that looks and feels stronger, shinier, and more resilient. Whether you’ve been struggling with the effects of heat styling, chemical treatments, or just the wear and tear of everyday life, K18 can help restore your hair to its natural beauty. Book your appointment at Elevate and try K18 to experience the transformative power of bioactive peptide technology for yourself.

A Curly Girl’s Dream Come True!

DevaCurl Transformations

This revolutionary cutting technique was designed for all natural textures, from wavy to super curly.

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What Our Clients Say

Although we are new to South Tampa, we aren’t new to the salon industry. Learn what our clients say about working with us.

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Tamara Contino
Tamara Contino
The woman behind the magic is Jessica from Elevate Salon in South Tampa. Ladies, if you want thee best cut, color, etc, Jessica is amazing! Jessica is the owner of the salon and second to none in creating beautiful hair that makes you feel like a rockstar after leaving her salon! Check her out!!
Crystal Bresnahan
Crystal Bresnahan
Pretty pricy but I got a keratin treatment from Sara and my hair is so much easier to maintain and I'm much better shape!
Jessica Paxton
Jessica Paxton
I was here for the first time. I have never been to a curl specialist, but did some research and I have to say Sarah was excellent! I love the way my hair turned out for probably the first time in my life. Thank you!!
Maryann Young
Maryann Young
I came in there for wash and style(flat iron) I think my hairstylist was Brandi. She was good and took her time with my hair. Im not tender headed but when brushing my hair I would've liked it if she held it so that it wasn't tugging at my scalp mind you my hair is very long and curly... but other than that she is very good
Lindsey Chase
Lindsey Chase
I had a great time at Elevate!!! Sara was my stylist, she made sure to understand exactly what I wanted done and did an amazing job. I absolutely love my hair cut and will be coming back again!