Charisma For Hair in Gainesville, FL has a cutting edge group of stylists and color specialists to offer you the best skills and techniques to choose from.
Hi, this is a little something to get to know me better. I have been a hairstylist for 21 years, moving to Gainesville in 1979 from Fort Lauderdale right after I finished Beauty School. My first job in Gainesville was in the “Gainesville Mall” at Hair Plus. I worked there for four years, two being the manager. I left there to further my career and went to work at the “Oaks Mall” for a large corporate salon near Belks. I worked as a stylist for one year and then became Manager. With this promotion came much responsibility , we had 24 stylists on staff. The salon was my baby for 15 years with much success. Throughout my years there I received many awards, in Advanced Coloring, Haircutting, and Customer Service. I am a Master Colorist with Goldwell color line completing their trilogy program, and love to bring new looks in color to clients. I have tried to create a Salon that will be able to give the clients excellent Customer Service as well a great Hair looks. After running a very successful corporate salon I figured it was time to do it for myself. I love my job and look forward to whom I will see the next day. I hope you stop by and visit my salon.
We can’t wait to meet you!
Stylist/ Chi Straightening
Hi, my name is Lori. After graduating high school in 1981, I moved to Ft. Lauderdale, FL. In 1993 I graduated from Beauty school. I assisted a busy stylist in Plantation where I learned a lot of great techniques and worked for a platform artist, at which time I took on my own chair and clients for this salon. In 1997 I moved to Gainesville and became a Designer Stylist for a large chain salon. During my three years there, I attend many advanced education classes on a regular basis and continue to do so in order to provide you with updated styles, cuts, and color. I enjoy all areas of my job, although I specialize in highlights and corrective color. I am very happy and proud of the clients I have. I work hard to accommodate and to provide my clients with professional service in addition to relaxation. Our staff works well together to provide you with the very best experience. Thank you for making my job so enjoyable.
Looking forward to seeing you soon…
Stylist/Progressive Men’s Styles
I’m Marshall Carlton, master stylist with Charisma for Hair. I started my career in 1963 as a board certified barber and received my certification in cosmetology in 1974. Over my 37 years in business, I owned a successful salon called The Hairbenders. I was a member of the elite President’s Club for 10 years running in my previous salon, and achieved the status of master stylist. In April of 2000, I joined Kim at Charisma. I specialize in progressive styles for men and women, highlights and corrective color. Many of my clients include the entire family whose children I’ve watched grow and start their own families. In my free time, I enjoy hunting, fishing and golf. My wife Sandy and I have one son, Daniel. We enjoy biking together and going to the movies.
Stylist/Advanced Color/Hair Texturizing
Just a little background info: I am originally from the Gainesville Ocala area… yes I am a native! I attended cosmetology school at Santa Fe Community college here in Gainesville. In addition to school, I worked as an assistant to a busy salon owner. This allowed me to further my training and gain some much needed experience before I started “working”.
Prior to my current position, here at Charisma for Hair, I was a designer stylist at a busy chain salon. During my six years there, I had the opportunity to continue my education through classes several times a year, both locally and in Tampa, FL. Here at Charisma, that trend is continuing. Our staff recently attended the Premier Hair Show in Orlando. We also work together to keep each other up to date on current styles. I have had advanced training for coloring and highlighting, and hair texturizing techniques through Wella Specialist. I really enjoy my career. It’s great to be able to help people look good and feel better about themselves.
Stylist/Precision Cuts/Natural Highlights
Hi, my name is Deborah. I would like to welcome you to Charisma. I have been studying hair designing since 1990. I started in Miami over in South Beach in 1990. While in South Beach, I had the opportunity to go to Atlanta and study with the John Paul Mitchell design team. A year later right before moving to Gainesville, I went to L.A., California and was able to study with Sabastian’s design team. I would like to think that being a hair designer is a lot of work, but in fact it’s fun. I like to come to work and play. That’s where I have fun taking you to your highest high. Whether it’s with your hair cut or with color. I like you to feel comfortable, because I’ll listen to all your needs and make you inner self-express it on the outside. My talents range from precision cuts, natural high lights to the most awesome colors. Thank you for reading a little bit about me. Until you’re in my chair your just getting a hair cut.
Hi, my name is Becca. I’ve been in the Gainesville area since 1994. I was a military brat which has taken me around the world. I did my schooling in New York and have been doing hair since 1993. I specialize in color, men’s cut, children and my favorite “updo’s’ for those special weddings and proms. I have always believed in adding a personal touch to what I do, and have always prided in the relationship that I hold with my clients…
Hope to see you soon.
Hello, meet Laura.
She has been doing hair since 1998 and has worked at Charisma For Hair since the summer of 2001. She graduated from Eastside High School as Captain of the Majorettes. She attended Powell’s beauty academy and loves her career.
Stylist/ Updos/ Certified Colorist
Hello my name is Sarah. Let me tell you a little about myself. I was born here in Gainesville as a True Gator! I graduated from North Marion High, then from Central Florida Community College, with my cosmetology certificate. I have worked here at Charisma since 2005 and have been adopted into a whole new talented family. I‘m also a Goldwell Certified Colorist and I go to the hair shows every year to try to learn new techniques. Right now I am working on Updos for proms and weddings. I have also become an Educator for Goldwell. Come see me sometime!
I have been doing hair since 1987. I specialize in coloring. I love to come to work every day with a smile on my face. My customers are the greatest.
Hi, I am Heather and love working at Charisma For Hair. I am always looking for new clients that want to look their best and would enjoy meeting you.
Stylist/Advanced Color/Advanced Cutting
I grew up in Ft Lauderdale, FL and moved to the Gainesville area in 1983. Raised 5 children and now have 8 grandchildren. I have been a stylist since 1979. I have worked at Charisma for Hair since 2005 and was the #2 stylist there in 2007 & 2008. This honor has allowed me the opportunity to go to California to participate in Advanced Cutting & Extreme Color classes. I welcome the privilege to meet new clients.