Owner and stylist at Palm Harbor’s best salon, Salon Bella Flora!
Flora loves being a hairstylist and owner. After 30 years in the industry she still wakes up every morning excited to be in the salon. Flora became an international award winning stylist in her first year in the industry. Flora represented the USA at the prestigious Hair Olympics 4 times and has more certifications to list in color, haircutting, barbering, and extensions.
She spends her days pleasing her clients and sharing her years of experience with a hand-picked staff of talented salon professionals.
I’ve always known I wanted to work in the beauty industry. Making people feel confident and beautiful about themselves is something I aspire to do. I have been working at Salon Bella Flora for 2 years now. I initially started off as a receptionist, but just being in this environment made me want to move forward and go to cosmetology school to become a licensed cosmetologist. I have finally reached my goals; I am now a licensed stylist, makeup artist, and hair extensionist at Salon Bella Flora. I will not stop there though. This industry is filled with much more to offer and soon I will become certified in microblading, eyelash extensions, and specialized facials. I can’t wait for my future here at Salon Bella Flora as well as the incredible experiences I have with my clients.
I have been a hairstylist for over 35 years. Originally from New York City. After completing a vigorous training program with Vidal Sassoon I began my career on 5th Avenue, NY. I was also director of education in a large upscale NY salon prior to moving to Florida, where I owned three upscale salons. I specialize in advance haircutting for men and women, Keratin treatments and perms. I am a proud father and grandfather to two beautiful girls. My interests outside of the salon are health and fitness. I am a former competitive bodybuilder and Martial artist- beauty and health come from the inside out.
I have been a stylist at Salon Bella Flora for about a year and a half now! I graduated from Paul Mitchell in Tampa. I recently competed in the Orlando Premier 2018 hair show. I have a passion for color and my specialty is balayages. I am also a certified makeup artist with Ultimate Makeup Academy. I love trying new things and doing dramatic, fun color transformations. I am so beyond thankful to be working with amazing, creative, and talented people here at Salon Bella Flora. I learn more and more everyday.
Hi! My name is Rovena and welcome to Salon Bella Flora. I grew up in Europe and came to the United States in 2000. I brought a lot of European skills with me. Since I was a little girl I always wanted to be a hairstylist because I grew up watching my mom do it. I enjoy working with lots of different styles when I cut hair. I have also received certifications in coloring, waxing, and keratin. I specialize in working with long hair- creating updos and styles that can be worn everyday. I also competed in the nation 5 times and won 2 first places and 2 second places. I’m so happy to be a part of Salon Bella Flora. These past 4 years have been amazing and I look forward to the future.
Katherine’s interest in cosmetology started with her passion for art. Coming up on 10 years at Salon Bella Flora she loves that she’s able to show her creativity every day through hair! In 2014 Katherine, along with two other members from Salon Bella Flora, competed in Germany on the USA Hair Team placing in the top 10. Her competitive streak started as a student and has continued into her professional career. She loves competition because it pushes her out of her comfort zone, making her a stronger stylist. Not only does she love the artistic aspect of her job but also loves meeting new people and takes pride in making them feel at home when they come to the salon.
Tina has been a stylist for 20 years and has also been employed by Salon Bella Flora for 20 years. In the first few years of her career she became the youngest member ever of the USA professional hairstyling team in 2002. With that accomplishment, she traveled to Europe and South America to represent the USA against hundreds of other countries. After receiving international recognition, she received numerous National 1st and 3rd place awards for styling. Her love for competition has made her a confident and accomplished well rounded stylist. Tina quotes: “If I can do competition hair, I can do any hair.” Tina loves the ever changing business and enjoys learning every new technique and incorporating her vast experience. Tina’s biggest dream came true in 2012! She became a member of the USA hair styling team with her big sister, mentor, 2nd mother, and her biggest idol, Flora Stoltz! Along with her best friend/colleague Katherine Mahinis (AKA- “Dream Team) On Long Hairstyling: “After 20 years, Tina still loves every aspect of her career and loves sharing her experience with new talent. She has been called by her colleagues “Updo Queen” and she will take it! As much as she enjoys hairstyling, she really feels her expertise is in color and color correction. Self proclaimed “fastest Foiler in the south!” She loves being creative with any client that will let her. She definitely believes consultation is key to any hairstylist/ friendship. Tina would love to see you in her chair for a good time and good hair!! To all her girls that have been long time clients- you know who you are- tell everyone how much fun we have!! Tina’s biggest belief is to enjoy your professional experience at Salon Bella Flora and feel like family… because we are!! Opa!!
Ashley comes to us as an Alabama native that lived in Nashville, Tennessee for 4 1/2 years. Being in the industry for 10 years with a family of hairdressers, she brings creativity and chic to a charm. Ashley started her cosmetology career in 2008 as a Student at Southern Union community college and then continued her career as an apprentice with her aunt that owns a salon in the heart of Georgia. After 18 months she graduated as a master cosmetologist in the state of Georgia. Moving to Nashville Tennessee she continued her career as an assistant/salon coordinator and then onto stylist working with music producers and music artists. As wonderful as Nashville is, she decided Florida was her home. Ashley has a passion creating beautiful blondes, custom colors, make up, and all things texture. Ashley loves meeting new people and continuing education. Ashley‘s passion for the beauty industry started at a young age and still blossoms. Ashley loves creating a look in the salon that you can continue at home. Ashley loves all beauty products and her go-to product is Kevin Murphy bedroom hair for texture and curls.
Dana Bossone has worked professionally as a hair stylist for over 15 years. She has been providing clients at Salon Bella Flora with a wide range of comprehensive services for over 14 years. Dana has been licensed as a Cosmetologist since 2001. She participates regularly in continuing education to provide on-trend and relevant services to her clients. She competed in Chicago in 2006 for a spot on the U.S. Hair Team and earned 2nd place in the junior competition and 5th in the national professional competition. Additionally, she has earned her Associates Degree in Physical Therapy Assistant and a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Service Administration. Dana specializes in hair color, cutting, and keratin treatments. Her knowledge of texture, color, and balance coupled with her extreme dedication to customer service have established her as a top stylist. Her passion and love for her profession, along with her clients’ happiness are what motivate her as a stylist. Her husband, son, and daughter are what motivate her as a person. In her spare time, Dana loves swimming, barbecuing, and spending time with her family and friends!
I have been working at Salon Bella Flora for a few years now. I have experience in assisting the stylist with their clients. I make sure they feel welcomed and at home as soon as they step inside the salon. There is nothing better or more relaxing than a nice shampoo. I make sure it’s an unforgettable experience for them. I graduated from Sunstate Academy of Massage and Cosmetology School and now I am a certified hair stylist. I look forward to building my clientele beside the many talented stylists here at Salon Bella Flora. I’m so excited to become a certified eyelash extension expert. The part that I love the most about my job is the fact that I can be their therapist while making the client feel and look beautiful all while building a bond. I love knowing that I have achieved the desired look and earned their trust with something so important as their eyebrows and hair. I cannot wait to find out what new ideas I bring to the salon. I’m excited for my future knowing that I will use my skills to best of my ability. I cannot thank Bella Flora enough for such an amazing opportunity.
Tues: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Wed: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thurs: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Fri & Sat: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.