I am a proud true Floridian. Experienced in cosmetology for 32 yrs now. Having the pleasure of working in Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and South Beach of Florida. Now happily  residing here in Saint Petersburg for 21 yrs.  Maintaining comprehensive understanding of the hair care industry. Privately trained by leading hair care company representatives, Certified Redken colorist..creative.. artistic... highly skilled and knowledgeable  in chemicals.  With a witty sense of humor.. ambitious.. hardworking.. self motivated.. fast but accurate, people oriented and outgoing. I put my clients at ease by listening to their concerns and providing complete consultations with hair-styling decisions. Apply my experience in techniques to create styles for all ages and genders. Including makeovers and traveling  for destination weddings and  other functions. Looking forward to helping you accomplish your desired hair colors and style!

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  • Ion Hair Care
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I just need to say THANK YOU to Austin for the wonderful job !!! I went into his loft looking awful and came out GREAT. He did full highlights and made me look 10 years younger. So patient and so very talented. I recommend Austin to everybody!! Patti B
Patti B.
I just need to say THANK YOU to Austin for the wonderful job !!! I went into his loft looking awful and came out GREAT. He did full highlights and made me look 10 years younger. So patient and so very talented. I recommend Austin to everybody!! Patti B
Patti B.
Austin is an amazing hair stylist. Have been going to his salon for about 4 years. I have fine, thin hair and he is able to work his magic through professionalism every time. I always leave his salon happy with it’s my haircut. The ultimate compliment to him is when strangers ask me where I get my hair cut and I get to tell them about Austin.
Jean P.
First appointment with Austin. Had full cover highlights. He was right on spot with what I was looking for. Fantastic, great job. Highly recommend , Austin.
Judy D.
If you have naturally wavy or curly hair, Austin is your guy! I found Austin on the Salon Lofts website 4 years ago when I relocated to St. Pete; at that time the site did not have any testimonials--I followed my instincts that Austin would be an expert with curly hair and I was right! He takes the time to straighten my hair fully and dry cut to ensure the cut is precise--if you have stubbornly curly hair you understand the importance of this! We are always in sync with color, cut and style as well- he has guided me through a transition of lengths, styles and colors. He is very supportive and always listens to what I want and my concerns. His passion comes through in all that he does and even more so when he colors hair or crafts a short cut! Book an appointment with Austin, you will be glad you did!
Melissa P.
I have been visiting Austin every November since 2003. When he moved to Salon Lofts, I came right with him! I am from the UK and myself and my family visit the St Pete area every year for two weeks at the end of November/ beginning of December. A visit to Austin is a very important part of the trip and I cannot recommend him highly enough. He's an incredibly talented stylist.
Charlotte P.
Austin is a great hair dresser with a wonderful personality. He really did a fabulous job on my hair. I am so glad that I found him. I highly recommend him to anyone who is reading this. I will for sure return....Tee K.
Tee K.
Austin is an expert when it comes to hair. I've never had anyone who could cut and style my curly hair as well as Austin can. He is a very fast, articulate and a perfectionist. Jan R.
Jan R.
Wonderful experience and doubly-wonderful hair cut! I'll definitely be going back!
Courtney S.
Austin has been cutting and coloring my hair for about 2 years now. He always is honest with me and keeps me looking like a million bucks!! Best Stylist I have ever had! Michelle Z.
Michelle Z.
Austin makes people look like TV stars with his impeccable hair coloring skills.
Sharon B.
I've been going to Austen for over a decade. He is the best hairdresser I have ever known. Not only is he the best hairdresser you're likely to every have he is also one of the nicest people you're likely to ever know.
Stephen C.
Austin is a remarkable artist. He is so detail oriented and precise. He trained in Italy. My hair is thin and fine. Austin is able to keep it looking neat and just what I want it to be. And, his personality is very special - his storytelling is funny and I leave his loft feeling happy - happy for a great hair cut, and happy in spirit. You will be fortunate to have Austin as your hair artist!
Jean P.
Austin was great! I went in looking for specific colors, but unsure about the cut. He did a great job on both. Wilk definitely be bck! Julie
Julie M.
Austin has been an answered prayer since he became my stylist nearly 3 years ago. I am one of those people that only go to "one" person I can trust. Since my friend recommended Austin, I am delighted to say that as long as I live in St. Petersburg, FL I will not go anywhere else! He is an amazing stylist and a caring and passionalte person who loves his craft and treats me like family! Reda C.
Reda C.
Austin has been doing my hair since 7th grade hes such a caring , talented stylist! My whole family goes to him. I recommend him to everyone I know! - Lea C.
Lea C.
Austin is the best. He has been cutting and coloring my hair for about 8 years...I would recommend him to anyone...He is the Bomb!!! Michel
Michel L.