By Michelle Caceres

Bloom logoFinding the right hair stylist is as important as finding the right mate. They need to be honest, trustworthy and friendly. Most importantly they need to give great haircuts, taking into consideration the needs of their clients.

Valrico resident Nicole Carver discovered Bloom Salon and Spa after a friend recommended the conveniently located salon and its honest, trustworthy and friendly stylists and aestheticians. And they give great haircuts. It wasn’t long before the mother of two became a customer of both the salon and spa.

“They’re a hidden gem tucked away in the corner of the shopping center and I’m so glad I was told about it,” said Carver. “The facials are absolutely fabulous and Vini cut my hair so well that now I recommend them to anyone who needs a salon.”

Bloom Salon and Spa, located at 1903 S.R. 60 E. #D in the Publix-anchored Valrico Commons shopping center, offers a variety of personal beauty services including cuts, color/highlights (with Keune products and an organic option All-Nutrient), Keratin treatments, bridal packages, eyebrow threading, waxing, make-up application, massage therapy and skin treatments.

Owner Bhavini Patel said the salon name was chosen because “bloom” is related to beauty and she wants all women to feel beautiful.

“My goal was to create an upscale salon that was still affordable,” said Patel. “Our prices are very reasonable.”

For example, the $7 eyebrow threading, an ancient hair-removal technique practiced for centuries in Asia and the Middle East, is a better alternative to waxing and tweezing, and creates a graceful brow with clean, well-defined edges.

Aesthetician and massage therapist Dee Bowman said facials are an important part of a beauty regimen.

“As we age, we need help stimulating collagen production and it becomes beneficial to overall health,” she said.

The salon is open Monday through Thursday 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.–7 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.–6 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Walk-ins are accepted but appointments are recommended. Applications are currently being accepted for highly skilled stylists.

The gift of beauty makes an excellent gift or stocking stuffer for that special someone. For a limited time customers can purchase a $100 gift card for $80.

For more information, call 681-8020 or visit www.bloomsalonspa.net.