About

My connection to people allows me to create customized colors, cuts and gorgeous styles!  I love to bring positive energy that makes each client feel and look great! I have advanced training in Goldwell, Framesi, and I’m also certified in doing both the Keratin smoothing treatments as well as the Brazilian Blowout restructuring treatments. I also have extensive experience including working back stage concerts, Featured in the Snell Isle Magazine for 2013-2014, wrote editorial, fashion shoots and weddings. I have showcased my talent with high-end fashion and owned my own salon. I continue to dream big and learn everything I can, so I can make you look and feel your best! I am excited to meet with you and help you with your hair needs and goals.  

 

Licensed Florida cosmetologist 
Goldwell color training

Framesi and Goldwell master colorist certified

master academy 
Lead stylist training 
Peter Coppola Keratin Certified
T.V and Commercial hairstyling 
Balyage and ombre certified stylist  

Brazillian Blowout Certified
Master Colorist 

 

 

 

Products
  • Goldwell
  • Redken
  • Framesi
Testimonials Leave Testimonial
Great hair cutter ...and im real picky...love this young lady
Mike S.
Moved to St. Pete area from up north...spent a year trying to find a good stylist...then a friend told me about Rana. After the first highlight I was hooked...then just amazed that she has consistently(!!!) given me the same color I love...no effort on my part explaining what I want! (so wonderful!) The fact that she is an instant friend and so accommodating to those of us with busy schedules is just the icing on the cake. Five Stars. Simply the Best. :)
Linda B.
Rana did a beautiful color/cut with my hair. Turned out even better than I could've expected. I'm so glad I came across her portfolio on the Salon Lofts website!! She is so sweet and amazing at what she does. Will most definitely be back. -Sarah Q
Sarah Q.
I have known Rana a couple years now , not only is she the best hairdresser /colorist I have ever had she's a dear friend as well. She will go out of her way to fit you in for that emergency wedding or whatever the case may be . She is very talented and will never steer you wrong. I have referred a few people to her and they like her as much as I do. I hope to have her doing my hair for years to come !!!
Laura D.
C Rana is wonderful! I'm new to the area and was looking for someone who is talented, has a good sense of style, and engaging personality - she is all these things! I am very happy with her services
Marcie T.
Rana is the best! She is an artist. She knows just how to cut, color and style your hair to make you look your best!
Lynda B.
Can't find any better! Have been coming to Rana, all the way across town, for almost 3 years because her knowledge and skill is unmatched. She is a great bubbly fun person too!
Kerry S.
Rana is the best hair colorist I've ever had! I've been to master stylists from NYC to here and she is awesome! She is an artist in what she does and can visualize what is best for each client. She also is a great listener and will work with you to create your vision. She is honest and sweet too!
Pat B.
I've gone to Rana twice and she's done a great job with my cut and highlights both times... And, the good conversation makes the process fun. I'm glad I found my new stylist!
Laura M.
Thanks Rana....I LOVE my Brazilian Blowout. I am no longer a slave to my flat iron!! And great girl-chat too...it felt like I'd been seeing you for years. We'll have to continue the saga when I return for my next blowout!!
Sherrie F.
I used my 15 yr old daughter as the guinea pig...she has NEVER been happy with any stylist she's had. I was preparing for a full blown tantrum of discontent on the drive home. To my shock and amazement Rana tamed my little beast! My daughter LOVES the color and style that Rana did for her. It turned out more beautiful than imagined. Since that turned out so well, I booked an appt for myself the next day. I couldn't be happier! Rana listens, assesses, and puts her magical artistry to work. My color, actually 4 :) and style are fabulous. I look 20 years younger, ok, maybe 5. I'm lovin' every minute of it!! So glad to have found my Florida hair guru! Thank you!
Susan M.
Saw Rana for the first time today. She did an awesome job on my hair! I love it! She's my mane girl from now on! Had my first Brazilian Blowout and I'm very pleased with it. --Nanda
Nanda S.
So glad I found Rana. I've been twice and each time I've received compliments on my hair from folks at work! The cut and color has been FABulous. Linda
Linda H.
Rana, Is one of the best hairdressers ever !!!She can custom design your cut and color and I feel totally incredible. Rana and I immediately connected and she is a beautiful person inside and out. As a business owner, I needed a new look and Rana, made me feel like a millon bucks and she can do that for you !!! Stacey W. Owner of Savvy Saver Weekly Planner
Stacey W.
She does a fantastic job with color and cut!
Kim F.
I found Rana through a google search. Her positive reviews and awesome before-and-after photos are what made me book an appointment. I'm 27 and had NEVER had color in my hair - not even so much as a highlight - and was terrified I'd come away from my first experience with full highlights looking striped. Rana was wonderful, warm and sat with me and looked up several ideas on her iPad before we even began. I told her I trusted her instincts and I'm SO glad I did! My hair turned out exactly, exactly, exactly the way I told her I wanted it. She spent the extra time styling it the way I wanted it afterwards too. Her workspace is beautiful and accomodating (a glass of wine? Yes please.)and she even told me my daughter was welcome to come with me next time. I've never found anyone I wanted to go back to til now. I will ABSOLUTELY be re-booking with Rana when I need a touch-up, and couldn't recommend someone nicer or talented. Thanks Rana! Kelli Smith, Tampa
Kelli S.
Rana is by far the best stylist I've ever had the opportunity to see. She listens to her clients and makes great suggestions and helps you come up with the best cut, color and style for your face, skin tone and lifestyle. She is an expert colorist. Her abilities are really much more like a "magician". She makes you gorgeous! She is a true professional and someone I would fly across the country just to have style my hair!
Angela A.
I found Rana when I lived in Texas and have NOT been able to find someone that does my hair as well as she did since I moved away. If you live in St. Pete and have an opportunity to give Rana a try I would HIGHLY recommend you do so! Every time I come across a photo from "back in the day" when Rana was in charge of the color/style and cut of my hair I wish it could look like that again! She did a great job of finding what looked right on me and keeping my hair great looking! When I'd ask her to "switch it up" she'd always find another flattering look for me. Great personality and wonderful person all around!
Debbie S.
Rana is such a great hair stylist that all my family went to her in Texas & she is sadly missed here now! If you want omens with a flawless record in styling, cutting & coloring your hair Rana is your gal. Miss you Rana & when we come visit you can do our hair. Yeah! Love you~
Pamela C.
I have been looking for a hair stylist unsuccessfully for a number of years and at last, I have found her! Rana is a talented hair artisan who listens and understands the look you are trying to achieve, and then she delivers. Do not hesitate - if you are in need of great color and a fabulous stylist, book your appointment now. Barbara C.
Barbara C.
I've known Rana for over eight years...Watching her business and clients very happy with her way of style is very innovative and fresh! Her desire to stay with whats best for her clients she continues to learning edgy hair designs to please her clients...I've seen clients follow her for years! Rana will listen to what it is you want...and will give professional guidance....you will be walking out of the salon with fabulous hair! What is most appealing about my experience with Rana,,,is the time that you're spent having your hair done...Rana is fun...full of life! I'm never bored while I'm with her...and I feel refreshed after leaving the salon...We all miss her in Texas and are Jealous Florida now has Rana! :) ~MissiLou
Missilou L.
Rana actually listens to how I want my hair and doesn't just do what she wants!!! Love love love my hair every time I visit Rana and always get compliments on the various ways she styles or colors my hair. Can't wait to get back in the chair when the time is right as she is such a sweetheart as well!!! Rana is Highly recommend as I won't let anyone else touch my tresses.
Susan P.
I have always taken pride in my hair - dark, shiny and thick but due to medication, it has become dull, brittle and thin. Rana was wonderful in so many ways. She listened carefully and spoke thoughtfully and gave several suggestions as to what I could do to possibly restore my hair's health. Before cutting my hair, she made sure that we were on the same page in terms of the amount of time I am willing to spend working on my hair, what kind of style I was looking for. She showed me several photos of a style that she thought would work for me, making sure I saw it from all angles to be sure that I would be happy with the style. Again, she is a very good and patient listener. I left with a spunky looking cut which looks great on me. I highly recommend Rana hands down. No hesitation. She is a great communicator, is very professional and truly sincere in wanting you to be pleased when you leave. Thank you, Rana!
Susan W.
Just had my first color/cut in years with Rana. I was nervous. She put me at ease and we had a great time. It looks amazing and I fell great. She is a terrific person and hair stylist
Patti S.
Rana is truly Awesome! She spends time with you so you get the right color and style that you want. I always feel beautiful when I leave. Thank you so much Rana!
Cristina S.
I have known Rana for 17 years, since I was 4. She has been my hair stylist since she first got her cosmetology license (17 years ago), and for as long as I can remember! I will never find such a great hair stylist that will please my pickiness 100 percent. I would ALWAYS have people come up to me when I was out in public telling me how great my hair looked and how beautiful my highlights looked and they would tell me they could never find a hair stylist to make their hair look that great! She is such a amazing lady! So energetic and fun! I highly recommend choosing Rana as you hair stylist, you won't regret it! Treat her well for all of us that miss and love her back in Texas! -Jaycee Cutchen
Jaycee C.
Rana is truly an artist. I have been in Florida for over 27 years and "had" yet to find a stylist who gave me the cut, color, texture and style I wanted, until I met Rana. My experience was delightful. We should welcome her to Florida with open arms. She is AMAZING! Pamela H., Card Diva, Inc.
Pamela H.
Awesome! Love love love my new haircut!!!! Will be back again. Takes time with you to see what YOU want.
Lori P.
I moved to Texas 19 years and for the first 12 years I could not find anyone who could do my hair the way I wanted and when I found Rana it was the greatest thing that happened to me! The 7 years that she did my hair we changed it every time I saw her and I received compliments from so many people! I sent alot of referrals to her because of the great work she did with my hair! Rana was not only my hair dresser but became my friend! She went through alot with me and my life and I will always love her! I always felt so beautiful when I left her salon! She is missed so much in Texas and Florida is very lucky to have her!
Laurie H.
I just found Rana online, mostly based off of her positive reviews on her solid knowledge of blonde hair coloring, and I couldn't be more delighted! Rana gave me the BEST haircut I have had in years, and the color is amazing. I brought in 6 or 7 pictures to go off of and she immediately new how to attack the cut (medium length bob - very cute and current) while addressing my hair lightening and root touch up needs. Love what Rana has done for my hair and so happy I went to see her. I will be a long time customer! Thank you so much Rana! -Jenn G.
Jennifer G.
Rana has been taking care of my hair for over 10 years in Dallas, TX. I moved to Florida from Dallas and had a difficult time finding a stylist who could properly color and cut hair as long as mine and was unbelievable happy when she decided to move to St. Petersburg. Going to a stylist for this many years can only state one thing, Rana is excellent and no one compares in her ability color, style, and maintain healthy hair. Thank you for moving to St. Petersburg!!!
Maria C.
My wife and I just had the pleasure of meeting Rana Bowling a few years ago through the business that we are in. We both work in the entertainment transportation industry and want to look our best for our clients and any paparazzi that may catch us in a photo. We would pass by her salon when she was located in Texas and now we get to sit in her styling chair in her beautiful new salon in Florida when we are in the area. Rana recently came out to a show in Clearwater,FL and she astonished some new clients with hair cuts. some fellow touring personnel noticed her work and soon jumped on line to be the next one in her chair. She almost missed the show that she came to see! I'm confident that they will call Rana for a hair styling the next time they return to her area. Rana also was able to arrange to have my hair donated to a children's wig making organization for the children in need. Thank you Rana Bowling for doing that special thing for those children. I'm crying tears of joy knowing that "WE" together made some child or children smile with a new head of hair. Sincerely, John & Susan Pierce
John P.