Contact Erika

University Town Center

Loft 20


About

Hi! So glad you have stopped by to check out my page! :) I am a Goldwell Stylist And educator, trained at The Salon Professional Academy, a Redken Elite Summit School in Tampa, FL. I have been in the industry now for almost 6 years and have extensive training in both Goldwell and Redken color and design. Cosmetology and all the realms surrounding it make my heart pump a little faster and the beauty in self empowerment is what drives my passion for the art I create. 

Immediately upon graduating from the Academy I jumped head first into advanced makeup application and hair styling predominantly in the bridal industry. I have styled several high end photoshoots including anything from commercial and editorial work to boudoir, bridal and maternity shoots. My work can be found on the cover of Pardes magazine, Walmart Telemundo commercials, A variety of publications for Celebrity Nutrition Expert, Tina Ruggerio and many other published entities. 

I pride myself in the abiltiy to collaberate and create a look for my clients that is exclusive and customized to their personal needs that can be versatile for any occassion. I look forward to working with you to create your new look or refresh the current glam you are already rocking!

 

PLEASE NOTE- CONSULTATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL NEW CLIENTS, NO EXCEPTIONS. 

Fine me on instagram- @Thehair_hustle 

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Looking forward to booking an opportunity to show you why I am different!!

XoXo! ~Erika 

 CANCELLATION POLICY- Your appointment is very important to me ; it is reserved especially for you! It is understandable that sometimes schedule adjustments are necessary; therefore i respectfully request a 24 hr notice of cancellation. Please understand that when you cancel without notice I miss the opportunity to fill that spot and other clients miss the opportunity to receive services. Appointments are confirmed in advance via text as a courtesy to you. Not receiving a confirmation however does not excuse you from missing an appointment.  Since the services are reserved for you personally a cancellation fee will apply for all appointments cancelled less than 24 hrs in advance. This policy allows me the time to inform all stand by guests of any last minute availability. Both your time and mine are very valuable to me. All no show appointments and appointments not cancelled 24 hours in advance will be subject to 50% of the scheduled services. Upon repeat offenses you will be subject to pay the full amount of all services PRIOR to booking without the option of refunds. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this policy criteria.   

 

 

 

Products
  • Goldwell Color
  • Moroccan Oil
  • Olaplex
Testimonials Leave Testimonial
I met Erika while doing a photo shoot for a wedding. She did my make up and hair which I was blown away by!! She gave me her card and I set up an appointment to fix my rats nest of hair and I have never been happier with my hair!! She is so awesome and makes sure there is no awkward silence! I would HIGHLY recommend her to do my hair and make up for every day events and for special occasions!! 1-10..shes an 11! -Amanda Demers
Amanda D.
Best hairdresser in Srq....so glad i stopped one of her clients to ask "who does your hair?" Always listens to your needs and always exceeds my expectations. Genuinely loves all things hair and it shows! Look forward to my appointments
Leonie M.
Erika's talent and personality are truly AMAZING! From my 3 year old diva, spunky fo-hawk wearing 4 year old, spiffy 10 year old stud, to my picky husband; Erika has the perfect style and touch for each of us. We can't imagine going anywhere else.
Annmarie S.
I met Erika after A makeup supplier at International Mall refused To give me any guidence on Halloween makeup I needed done. I called around and got her on the phone, not only did she call other stores for me but she was took me as a client and did an amazing job! 3 years later and and I still follow her wherever she goes. Her personality is golden and her talent is one of a kind, hard to find both in an artist now and days!! Every single person I know has been recommended to her! Wouldn't trade her for anyone else!
Naideliz B.
Erika is the best. She is passionate about her clients. it truly brings her joy to make her clients feel good about the way they look and that kind of integrity and genuinity in the beauty industry is hard to find!! She's also a great listener and enjoys developing a relationship with her clients . You will be in good hands with Erika! She has always been impeccable with my appointments and she's second to none in my opinion :) LUSHI B.
Lushanya B.
Erika is the best. She is passionate about her clients. it truly brings her joy to make her clients feel good about the way they look and that kind of integrity and genuinity in the beauty industry is hard to find!! She's also a great listener and enjoys developing a relationship with her clients . You will be in good hands with Erika! She has always been impeccable with my appointments and she's second to none in my opinion :)
Lushanya B.
I met Erika back in high school, and we became friends instantly! She is such an amazing person and so recently I went to her to get my hair cut and colored with some highlights! She did an awesome job and I will forever go to her with all my hair needs ♡ and definately going to refer her to my friends! Thank you so much Erika love ya :)
Heather C.
Erika is a INNOVATIVE and OUTSTANDING stylist!!! She takes time to listen and cares about what you want. I was very nervous when we moved to Sarasota,because I have had my stylist in Tampa for awhile.Erika put me at ease and gave me the vibrant blonde I've been looking to achieve for a long time!
Joanna W.
It is AMAZING to me to see how much talent Erika has naturally and what she has developed through training. Her ability to transform you is truly a gift. The way her mind works is so creative and together she is able to make anyone feel so BEAUTIFUL! She has a way of making everyone feeling comfortable the moment you meet her. And I love getting my hair done by her! Thank you Erika Marie for your passion in what you do! ~KMB
Kim B.
It is AMAZING to me to see how much talent Erika has naturally and what she has developed through training. Her ability to transform you is truly a gift. The way her mind works is so creative and together she is able to make anyone feel so BEAUTIFUL! She has a way of making everyone feeling comfortable the moment you meet her. And I love getting my hair done by her! Thank you Erika Marie for your passion in what you do! ~KMB
Kim B.
Erika is a true artist my hair is happy now Erika keeps it looking natural.
Rose S.
Where do I begin! Erika is my fiancé's cousin. However that is not why I am leaving a testimonial. Had I met Erika on my own, I know we would be just as close as we are today. Erika has done my makeup for multiple events. I am Indian and it is hard to find someone to do different ethnicities for makeup and she did mine flawlessly. She listens to what you want, is honest, and just helpful. She makes an instant connection with her clients and makes you feel comfortable right away. Her work speaks for its self and I would never go to anyone else!
Neha K.
Erika is a truly gifted ARTIST!! I had been with my previous stylist for 11 yrs. I was scared to make a change but received a raving recommendation from a friend who had amazing RED hair. I had to give her a try. I was not disappointed!! She & her loft was so welcoming, like sitting with a great friend that I had never met. Almost 2 years later I still look forward to making my regular visits with Erika. I happily drive 40 minutes, 35 miles for her amazing skill & ideas. Her products & education come at a very reasonable cost for her clients. Erika's skill as a stylist is priceless!!
Melinda A.
Erika is Fabulous! I love her personality and hown at ease she makes you feel when first meeting her. I met her through a friend and since that first meeting she has never let me down. Her techniques and knowledge are top line, she also uses the best products. Her loft is so welcoming, it's like being at your girlfriends house, just a come as you are type of place. You don't have to come all dressed up with her hair done just to get your hair done At like some of the "top salons" In town. Her prices are great, she doesnt nickle and dime you like other salons do. She's daring but listens to your needs and wants. I'm so happy that she in my life. I don't know where my hair would be without her.
Dallas C.