About

Curls and Swirls Salon

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  @cruz_hair 

Innovation. Craft. Skill. Technique. Quality. 

Welcome. Come and enjoy your time in a private setting.

My name is Melissa Cruz and I love what I do! Cosmetologist since 2001- Seasoned Designer, Master Stylist. Everyday is an opportunity to create something beautiful! Education is my inspiration to learn and grow in this career. My Goal is to have guests loving their end result and coming back for more. Trust is the key.  

My expertise is prescribing a "hair plan" that will get us to your Dream Hair! It may take 1 or more sessions depending on your end result but whatever that is for you, WE can create it together! I listen to my guests and come up with solutions to make the process simple and easy! Everything is about knowledge, timing and chemistry.

Keeping the health and integrity of your hair is my number one concern. Always educating myself on the latest trends and technology to keep you looking fresh with shiny healthy hair in any style!

Certified in Redken, Matrix, Pravana, Joico, Blonde Me, GK Keratin Treatments, Satin Smooth Waxing and OLAPLEX!

** Now offering HALOCOUTURE Extensions!! For a special occasion or everyday wear! Made with 100% Remi Human Hair to give the most natural look with added Volume, Length and/or Density within 1 to 2 hours!

*For more permanent results we recommend Tape-ins that can last up to 6 months or more with proper care. *For more temporary/every day results we recommend trying our Damage Free Halos, Falls, Ponytails or Bangs (Lasts 2 years or more with proper care). Schedule your free consultation to answer any questions. 50% deposit required before ordering extensions. The other half is due upon service completion. No returns or exchanges.

WE ALL KNOW GREAT HAIR DOESN'T HAPPEN BY CHANCE, IT HAPPENS BY APPOINTMENT! 

•Time is precious to both myself and my guests. I do require a 24 hour notice for any cancellation as it will allow me to fill the spot with another service or appointment.

Funfacts:

Curls & Swirls started in 2006 in Naperville, IL where I had my first salon for 10 years before moving to FL.

I've lead teams of 6-12 stylists. While mentoring, coaching and training them to hit there best weeks ever in this industry. Knowledge, professionalism, skill, artistic ability and willingness to push your comfort zone is the key to success!

 

For more before and after transformations follow me on Instagram @cruz_hair or Facebook @curls & swirls

Located in Tyrone Square, FL- in the same parking lot as Peltz Shoes. Near Tyrone Mall.

HOURS:

Sun  9am-4pm, Mon  1pm-9pm 

Wed  10am-7pm, Fri  1pm-9pm

*Cash and All Major Credit Cards Accepted

 

Products
  • Olaplex
  • GKhair
  • Redken
Testimonials Leave Testimonial
Melissa is awesome! She took her time listening to what I wanted and my expectations for my hair. She reached out to me before my appointment and got an understanding of what look I was going for. She was so professional and friendly, as well knowledgeable and extremely talented! I absolutely love my hair and am so excited that I found Melissa to keep my hair looking fierce!
Erin K.
I am beyond thankful to have found Melissa! My hair not only looks amazing but it feels amazing too! The color is exactly what I wanted and the cut is perfect! I absolutely agree with the other testimonies that Melissa is an expert at her craft but she’s also caring, sweet and funny! I felt relaxed and confident the entire time I was with her and can’t wait to go back! I highly recommend Melissa and feel blessed to have found her!
Lisa J.
Melissa is FANTASTIC! I love my haircut!!! I get a lot of compliments! I can’t say enough about her. Always friendly, upbeat, she makes u feel better about yourself. Recommend Melissa highly!
Christine F.
After having the same hairdresser for 25 years it was a huge challenge to find a new one after moving to Florida. One day my sister came over with the most amazing hair and ofcourse I needed to run to her new hairdresser who was Melissa. Melissa has been such a joy to work with. She does great color,cut,conditioning, etc. When people tell me that I have beautiful hair I reply its only because of Melissa my one and only hairdresser. I am very thankful to have found her and I feel extremely confident referring her to my friends. If you are new to the area or just not happy with your hair hurry and call Melissa .Oh and don't forget to tell everyone who put that smile on your face.
Kate F.
Melissa is absolutely amazing. She doesn’t just care about your hair, she cares about you! I followed Melissa from one company to her own and won’t get my hair cut by anyone else! She is precious to me and I am so grateful to her! She listens so well. Thank you for making me feel so beautiful!
Shannon D.
Melissa is amazing! I’ve never loved my hair more than when I leave her chair! She’s such a talented professional and knows her craft so well! She’s an expert in color and cut and knows exactly how to listen to her clients and make a plan to get the right fit for you! She’s the Goldilocks of design! She gets it just right! I love her positive vibes and her space at Salon Lofts is perfect for your private session! You will love your hair and the experience with Melissa!
Tammy K.
She had me at baby lights! Lol. Honestly, she really has helped me achieve healthy, easy to manage hair. I always feel beautiful when I leave her chair!
Natalie B.
Melissa is amazing! I’m so glad I found her. My experience was awesome. She really took her time and talked about what options I had. My hair is absolutely amazing. I’ve never been more satisfied with my hair. The color and cut are gorgeous but also my hair feels soooo healthy and silky. I will definitely be coming back.
Shasta R.
Melissa is always warm and welcoming. She always makes her clients feel comfortable because she is very knowledgeable about all things hair. She is a master of her craft, and I prefer going to her above all other stylists. I had always been leery of coloring my hair, but with Melissa it was truly a painless process. I have always LOVED my hair any time she has done it. Thanks for being a rockstar hair stylist always! You are the best!
Shandessa W.
OK...so it took years for me to trust in a stylist! Believe me, I researched to find someone that I felt had the expertise and knowledge regarding perms, olaplex and color expert and wouldn't cut all my hair off...lol...as I have had some very bad experiences after moving to Florida 16 yrs ago...so I would just color and trim myself for years unless I flew back to Massachusetts only trusting my Cousin! Well Melissa is AMAZING...My hair feels and looks exactly as I wanted it ! Better than ever... THANK YOU MELISSA.... I am estatic to finally have a pro stylist in My Life here in Florida...The Best ! xo Cherie
Cherie L.
As a guy I like simplicity and consistency and that doesn’t differ with my haircuts. Melissa has been taking care of me for years and I trust her to give me the perfect cut every time. And now that trust has been extended by my wife and two adult daughters who also go to her. Melissa gets it right every time plus she’s so fun to be around. Definitely recommend her to everyone!
Miguel M.
Melissa is a very professional stylist, so glad I found her! She takes care to listen to my wishes and is always kind and warm. She helped me transition from colored hair to natural gray and it has been a game changer for me. Go see her, you'll be happy you did!
Ileana G.
I visited Melissa with the recommendation of a long-time client of hers. I had been contemplating going blonde for years but was concerned about the quality of the treatment and health of my hair. I had never dyed my dark brown hair before, and she was able to get it to the level I wanted in 2 sessions. Honestly, it feels even healthier than before, it's just what I needed in my life. She walks you through every step of the process and makes it easy to pass the time with good conversation. I'm so happy with how dynamic and natural my hair looks! Melissa is a hair genie, and I can't wait for my roots to grow out so I can see her again!
Emmaleigh U.
I’m so glad I found Melissa. She did an awesome job. My hair was a total mess, and she transformed it to exactly the way I wanted it. She is the best!!
Ulrika K.
Melissa is truly amazing! We first met about three years ago when I happened to walk into the salon she was then working at for a quick trim. I had recently noticed my first few gray hairs and her and I began talking about possible highlights. I scheduled my first appointment with her for partial highlights and the rest is history! Melissa was so professional, outgoing and friendly that I immediately felt confident that I had made the right decision to work with her. She knew exactly what color highlights would accent by dirty blonde hair and what cut I needed to give it some volume. She listens, she cares and gets it right every time! Plus her new space at Salon Lofts is perfect for a one on one private session! My hair never feels or looks so great then when I leave her salon. Thank you Melissa for always making me feel my best! Kristin L
Kristin L.
I do not do reviews very often, however; am am so excited to have been referred to Melissa!! She is wonderful!!! On my first visit she listened to me, what I was looking for, and gave me exactly what we discussed!! She also did not try to sell me products but when I was asking questions as to what was good for my hair she recommended a product and I could both see and feel the difference after the first use. I am grateful to have found her and have found a friend and a fabulous professional!!! Thank you Melissa!!!
Lisa V.
I moved to Florida a couple of years ago and struggled to find a hair stylist until a friend recommended Melissa. She is the best and she understands my hair! She takes the time to make sure your hair is cut just the way you want it. She is also a fun and caring person. And I can't imagine a safer place to get your hair cut during COVID times. Melissa follows the mask protocol and keeps her loft scrupulously clean. With her individual loft, you will not see another person. She provides a safe and serene environment.
Ellen A.
Melissa is amazing! I went to her go the first time last week after checking out her portfolio. She was friendly, patient, and gave me exactly what I wanted. I can’t remember the last time I was this happy with my hair. I can’t wait to go back to her!
Heather S.
For all my ladies who have or want short hair (pixie and such) Melissa is amazing! She knows how to keep it short and super cute! Love her♡
Elly M.
Melissa is amazing! I have been her client for over 3 years and love her fantastic vision and talent for really knowing how to create just the look that is most flattering for me. I have received so many compliments on my hair that I have lost count! I have referred several neighbors and friends to her and they feel the same. She is super! When my husband and I go to see her, we feel so welcome and at home. Her new location is great and just like her, super professional and very hygienic. I guarantee you will be thrilled to meet her and with her services. Thank you Melissa for taking such great care of John and me!
Linda B.
I am thrilled with my cut and color! I originally scheduled online and before even meeting for the first time, Melissa contacted Me to get a before picture and a goal picture. I’ve never had a stylist so prepared for me. The set up made me feel very comfortable due to the individual rooms. I’ll be back!
Mary Ann S.
Melissa was my miracle hair stylist for years in the Naperville, Illinois area. I lost her amazing skills when she relocated to Florida. I could never find anyone with her skills and beautiful personality. You will never find another stylist like Melissa.
Lauren A.
Followed Melissa since the beginning in Seminole! She is amazing and so talented! She has brought back my damaged hair! I highly recommend her!
Stephanie K.
Melissa always delivers. I tell her what I want and that’s what I get. I can always trust her with my hair, she makes me feel beautiful ❤️ Thanks Melissa!!!
Taylor G.
Melissa is one of the FEW stylists I've encountered who can really pull off an edgy pixie cut. She is creative and talented and I feel so comfortable when I sit in her chair. In addition to being a fantastic stylist, Melissa is also a fun, kind person who cares about her clients. Go see her!
Stephanie S.
Melissa is amazing! My husband, daughter and I all go to her. Not only is she an extraordinary positive and warm person she is a true artist and loves what she does. It shows, she always listens and truly cares about how you feel when you leave. I’ve always felt amazing after my appointment with her and I’ve gone through many phases with her with growing my hair out from loosing it from chemo. I can’t say enough good things about Melissa!
Sharon F.
Sweet Melissa..I actually met this amazing woman through her husband when I owned a coffee shop. My stylist moved and I had been test driving others as I wore extremely short hair! So I test drove Melissa! I loved my cut.. When the pandemic hit I went six months with no cut like most... That cut from Melissa grew out beautifully. I'm blessed to have met, found and have her in my life. Thanks Melissa ❤️
Brigitte W.
I met Melissa about 8 years ago. She was the only stylist/ barber I have trusted in 31 years. Like many men looked at what was convenient and got exactly what I paid for, leaving me with zero trust in the industry. Melissa diffused my concerns with knowledge and a plan to make my hair do what I wanted it to. With techniques like razoring and the cleanest transitioning fades I've ever seen. She is a technically sound educator, highly skilled tradeswoman and guest service specialist that will put even the most critical person at ease. In fact, I trust in her skill so much after 8 years of my favorite hair I am happy to give her full creative freedom when it comes to my hair ceations and designs. It always Rocks and I've never enjoyed my mohawk more! Thank you Mrs. Cruz ❤️
Roberto C.
Being a "dude" my testimonials are simple. Do you get great value, a frictionless and friendly experience at the highest standards. With Melissa the answer is yes and I recommend her to everyone.
David M.
Melissa is the best! We started out as hair stylist and client and now we are good friends with her and her husband Roberto, an excellent chef. What a great couple! Melissa has been doing my hair for years and since she moved to Salon Lofts I’m even more impressed with her services. I enjoy the text and email updates. and the private loft space too. As always, Melissa is personable, professional and gives a perfect haircut every time! I will never think about going anywhere else for a haircut, or for my catering and private chef needs! They’re wonderful and such great people!
Geoffrey W.
After moving from New Jersey in August 2017, one of my priorities was to locate someone professional to cut my hair. Fortunately, I was assigned to Melissa for my first cut and she has cut my hair since then. Melissa also cuts and styles my wife's hair. Both of us are very pleased with Melissa's work and enjoy conversing with her during our appointments. She is a true professional and we highly recommend her for any of your hair design needs. You won't be disappointed. - Richard K.
Richard K.
Melissa has been doing my hair for a while now! She is amazing! Fixed a botched job beautifully and I won’t let anyone touch my hair since! So glad I found her!!
Katie B.
Melissa is a talented and dedicated professional. She consistently checks with me to ensure I am happy with how she is cutting/coloring/styling my hair. I always feel comfortable and relaxed in her studio. I always leave the salon feeling refreshed and pretty!
Paula S.
Melissa had done my hair for many years while I was living in Illinois and Tennessee. She is so good I would drive from Tennessee too Illinois just so I would have the best do my hair. She knows how to cut and color the best I have ever seen. If I lived in Florida I would Definitely go too Melissa.
Jennifer M.
With Melissa, I have gone from dark brown, to silver, to ice platinum, to dark red, and back to platinum. No matter what the color, cut, or style of my hair has been, she is the sole reason that my hair is still HEALTHY and beautiful. Her honest and relaxed demeanor make for an incredible spa experience. The quality treatment I receive every time I see her is worth its weight in gold. I can’t imagine going to anyone else and getting the same level of care.
Kelsey B.
I was beyond blessed to have met Melissa at the very start of her venture into hair cutting and styling - she was the only person I trusted with my hair for 10 years. It was an honor to watch Melissa grow and progress with her incredible talent. I loved sitting in the chair and trusting her my usual cut & style. Melissa’s more than a stylist, she becomes a true friend.
Margo B.
Melissa cut my hair for many years in Illinois. She was the first stylist I went to after a horrid cut in my teen years that left me afraid to cut my hair for 10 years. She instantly put me at ease, and smiled through all my drilling questions about her abilities as a stylist. I eventually started showing up for my hair appointments with her saying, "Do what you want to my hair!" And she did! It was always phenomenal
Erin W.
Melissa is amazing! She’s been doing my hair for about a year and a half now. Living in Florida with curly hair, it’s not easy finding someone who can keep it under control. When I first saw her, my hair was over processed, frizzy, and limp. With her care, I now have my bouncy curls back. She knows what is best for your hair. You won’t be disappointed!
Christine C.
I've been going to Melissa for probably almost 3 years now. When we first met I was in a bit of a wild faze with my hair. So I asked Melissa if she could put lines on the side of my head. Her eyes got huge and her face lit up and she said "ABSOLUTELY"! She then asked if I would like a design that would wrap around the back of my head. I told her to go for it. From that day forward Melissa was my goto stylist. So not only is she incredible with cuts and color, she is the best at coming up with and executing the wildest, most precise, unique designs. Melissa has not only become my artist of the hair, Melissa has become my friend. Dennis R.
Dennis R.
I first met Melissa in Naperville Illinois in 2003, she did such an amazing job, that quite honestly I'm willing to travel great distances to see her! Even driving all the way from Little Rock Arkansas to Illinois, yes she's that good folks! My cut and color is always perfect, I've been mostly grey since my 18th birthday, luck of the Irish. Melissa blends my natural color with highlights and the look is amazing. Now that we moved to Florida, yes Melissa being here did help us decide. I travel a little over 3 hours to see her on way, beats 16! Well worth it everytime. You can't go wrong with my dear friend, she is the real deal and I don't care how far away she is, I'm going! Kate E.
Kate E.