Father’s Day Specials from Shear Art Salon and Spa

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Take advantage of our special Father’s Day offer at either of our locations.

Father's Day Special offers from Shear Art Salon and Spa.


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by: Sara Altizer

Sara Altizer, Shear Art

It has happened to all of us at one time or another. We’ve taken the plunge into a sexy cropped cut, embraced that “lob” trend or gone edgy with an incredible pixie. And we loved it. We really did. But then… eventually… we didn’t anymore, and it was time to make that arduous journey of growing it out.

At this point, most women will start popping vitamins, like Biotin, but what may be surprising is that growing out your hair is more about your ENDS than it is about your hair coming from the scalp. It’s all about keeping the ends healthy enough to see those length results you are craving.

The photos above are exactly 1 year apart, and I am thrilled to share how I grew my hair 7 inches in one year and how you too can give your hair the best opportunity to be healthy the whole way there. It’s my grow out survival guide! Enjoy.


I am going to get real with you here. As a hairstylist, haircutting is an essential part of my livelihood; and, yes, keeping your split ends trimmed is vital, but you don’t want to keep the same haircutting schedule as you had with your cropped cut. I would recommend adding another 2 weeks to your regular routine (if you’re used to getting your pixie trimmed every 4 weeks, start doing every 6). YES this will make you a little crazy at first, your shape will be growing out and styling may be more challenging those last 2 weeks, but, adding a little more time between trims will allow your hair a chance to spread its wings. I am convinced that adding this 2 weeks into my haircutting routine really made the difference for me.


It is not a secret that repetitive motion is unhealthy for our bodies. The Ergonomics industry has exploded in the past decade with a plethora of products to reduce Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and help us do our daily tasks more efficiently.

Your hair is no different from your hands or your elbows! Repetitive styling is going to adversely affect your hair and cause breakage and damage much more quickly. This is why adding variety into your WEEKLY styling routine is absolutely key. Blowdrying your hair every day looks great, but will cause breakage- particularly around the front hairline. Curling or straightening your hair with hot tools looks incredible, but will cause breakage- particularly through your ends. Braiding your hair or upstyling it every day is elegant and professional, but again, will cause breakage due to the tension that is being placed throughout the hair strand.

Simply switching up this routine will give your hair the best environment to grow strong and healthy.


This may surprise you, but how you wear your hair to bed may be impacting it’s health more than you think. For collarbone length and longer, you want to be sure you are brushing your hair and securing it before bed, this can be in braids, a loose bun directly on top of your head (fastened with a large claw clip, bobby pins or hair ties can cause too much tension). I personally like to add a small dab of Redken’s Argan-6 Oil through my ends- giving me moisturized and shiny ends when I wake up.


The 2 biggest influencers of your hairs ability to grow out healthy are Protein and Moisture. Here are my favorites that I use religiously to keep my hair looking and feeling it’s best.

Argan-6 Oil which is enriched with Omega-6, reduces frizz and offers deep conditioning and shine.

Pureology Colour Fanatic which has 21 essential benefits to prime, protect and perfect my color treated hair. I love that it has protein and heat protection.

Extreme Strength Builder Plus which is a fortifying hair mask which makes my hair feel like SILK.

Extreme Length Primer and Sealer which are formulated with a liquid form of biotin which seals in split ends, builds strength and is GUARANTEED to get healthy hair 6″ longer in 1 year.


Cheers to being able to have healthy AND long hair my lovelies!


Pillow Proof Your Style

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[By Shear Art’s Blake Evans]

Redken Pillow Proof

Redken has launched the Pillow Proof styling regiment. It has never been easier to have longer lasting blow dries with minimal effort. Pillow Proof is a 3 Step Process. Two of the products are the same for EVERY PERSON! How easy is that?

Redken Pillow Proof

1. Prime

Heat protectant hair primer is your first step for any style! This priming spray cuts blow dry time, protects from heat up to 450 degrees, helps reduce breakage and provides 24-hour lasting volume without weighing hair down. Hair is left 3x stronger and healthier and perfectly primed for any other styling products.

2. Style

This is what is customized to you! You can use ANY Redken styling product according to your hair needs. Use at least one product from the styling collection to complete Step 2 of the Pillow Proof Blow Dry.

Product Recommendations:
  • Fine Hair: Guts 10, Aerate 08, Thickening Lotion 06
  • Medium Hair: Velvet Geletine 07, Satinwear 02, Full Frame 07
  • Coarse Hair: Align 12, Satinwear 02, Argan 6

3. Extend

Style-extending dry shampoo instantly refreshes hair and absorbs oil to extend the life of your blow-dry by two days — tested ‘pillow proof’ results! Also can be used to add body and texture for updos.

If you are struggling with styling your hair at home, schedule a blow drying lesson with a Shear Art stylist. Call (813) 968-4836 to reserve!

Thinning Hair?

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[By Shear Art’s Blake Evans]

Redken's cerafill

You’re at home brushing your hair and you notice something but you keep brushing. As you keep brushing, you notice something again. This time you realize that something is different about your hair. There might be more scalp showing than normal. Your recessive areas are pushing further back. Now, you are starting to accept this hair as your reality. You part your hair a certain way, always style it in the direction to make your hair look not as thin. What if you did not have to do this any longer? There are products out there that can take of this issue! Your next question must be “So where do I begin?”

1. Know where you fall on the thinning scale.

Just like using going on a trip, we need to know where we are on the map. Once you know that, you can pick your destination. The last step is to pick your route. Prescribing hair products work the same way. Take a look at the images below to determine what category you fall in.

For women:

Normal thinning hair looks like this:
normal thinning women
Advanced thinning hair looks like this:
advanced thinning women

For Men:

Normal thinning hair looks like this:
normal thinning men
Advanced thinning hair looks like this:
advanced thinning men

Products to use:

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Now that we know where we are and where we are going, it is time to decide which route to take. Redken has given us two routes: Defy or Retaliate. Defy is for those of us that have normal to fine hair. Retaliate is for those of us that have advanced thinning hair (defined above.) For advanced thinning hair, there is a product option called Minoxidil. What is amazing about this product is that it is the only FDA approved product to regrow hair!

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Minoxidil comes in two formulas. 2% for Women and 5% for Men. We promise Cerafill isn’t sexist! Scientifically, each gender requires a different amount of product. There could adverse reaction if a woman used the men’s formula, including but not limited to growing facial hair. Yikes!

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I don’t know about you, but we like instant results! There are two styling products called, “Maximize Treatment Stylers.” One is called Dense FX which gives you 9,000 more hairs on your head! How? Through the use of technology called filloxane, it surrounds the hair and plumps each hair strand 9%. The results are INCREDIBLE! The other is a product called Texture Effect. This absorbs oil and adds texture to the hair to avoid the eye being drawn to any exposed scalp.

3. It Doesn’t Begin and End with Product!

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This is how we can take your look to another level! Through the use of proper color placement and the right hair cut, your hair can look even fuller. Our staff has been trained on techniques to best serve your hair.

Imagine, after a few months of the right product, cut, and color, you could look in the mirror and recognize your hair again! We would love to help get you there! Please call (813) 968-4836 to set up your thinning hair consultation!

Top 5 Hurricane Season Products.

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[By Shear Art’s Sara Altizer]

[Because your hair doesn’t have to look like a gale force wind.]

Yeah, okay.

So you decided to live in a coastal state full of palm trees and sunny blue skies. With sandy beaches and the relaxing waves of the Atlantic on one side and the peaceful Gulf of Mexico waters on the other. Where it’s always 5 o’clock somewhere and where, while not recommended, you can basically wear those weird floaty tropical shirts all day, e’ry day.

There’s just one small teeny tiny detail missing.

For six months out of the year (June to November) it’s this thing called, HURRICANE SEASON. And while hurricanes are unlikely, tropical storms are aplenty. Enter high winds and that weird slanty rain. Enter humidity and dampness. Enter the potential for a summer full of bad hair days.

But wait!

I am not going to let that happen to you!!

Here are my top 5 Hurricane proof products. Plus! I’ve compiled a few tutorials for quick up-styles for those days when you know fighting the weather is a losing battle.

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Control Addict 28.

Talk about hold hold hold hold hold. This is Redken’s strongest hairspray and it offers 24 hours of anti-humidity protection. Your hair is not going anywhere with this.

Pureology Illuminating Curl.

In my professional opinion, if your hair has any kind of texture, wave or curl to it, on the highest humidity days, it is best to embrace your natural texture and let your hair be wild. My hair has what I call, “lazy waves”, but when I use this product, it provides order and helps my waves spring into action.

To use: I comb my hair in the shower while conditioner is in it, but do not brush it when I get out of the shower. I use the towel to start scrunching my hair and remove excess moisture. Then I take a quarter amount of the Illuminating Curl, disperse in my hands and start scrunching into my hair. As it air dries, I may add more for additional control.

Smooth Lock Stay Sleek.

This leave-in is incredible, and my favorite for a variety of different textures. It nourishes your cuticle and provides a sleek blow out while keeping frizz under control.
To use: For fine hair, a dime size is plenty. For coarser textures, start with a quarter amount. Disperse in hands and run through damp hair at the mid-lengths and ends. Blow dry in.

Mess Around 10.

This a cream-paste that has a beautiful shiny finish to it. It is perfect for creating tousled and textured hair. While it can be used in longer hair, I would recommend this for mid-length and shorter hair.

To use: For medium length hair, disperse in hands and then, using your palms, shake the product through your ends, creating that definition and separation. For shorter hair, disperse in hands and run product through hair, shaping it as desired.

Diamond Oil.

Diamond Oil is all about protection and shine. When walking outside can lead to our hair getting frizzy or our ends looking dull and dry, this is my go to. Plus, it helps to make your hair 3 times stronger, while protecting it from damage.
To use: Place a couple drops into palms, disperse and run through your ends. Use more as needed.

Never ever underestimate the power of a beautiful up style. It’s the easiest way to feel elegant and put together even on the stormiest days! The two looks I’ve included here are both completely on trend right now, and very effortlessly glamorous.


There you have it!
I think hurricane season is going to have nothing on us!

Cheers to the best hair yet.

I wish my hair looked as good as when my hairstylist does it.

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[By Shear Art’s Blake Evans]

Shear Art Tampa Redken

I wish my hair looked as good as when my hairstylist does it.

A thought that has crossed our minds numerous times, “I wish my hair looked as good as when my hairstylist does it.” Far too often we have expectations that can’t be met. “I love this picture on the cover of Vogue but I don’t want to have to style it.” Our combs aren’t magic wands, but they can help create the same looks you are obsessing over on Pinterest.

1. Product Choice

redken products at Shear Art TampaIt’s not uncommon for someone to not to want use product but still expect the same results that a stylist gives them. Professional products give us the ability to alter the hair into the way we want it. A question that is frequently asked, “What about the product I got at the drug store?” We are highly educated in the brands we carry. To this point, we can prescribe our products for any hair type. We can’t guarantee your mousse from the drug store will work the same as our mousse. We also can strongly claim that our products are constructed with the latest technology and the finest ingredients.

2. Hair Styling Tools

styling toolsProfessional styling tools make all the difference in the end result. The majority of our staff members use tools from Sam Villa Professional. These tools are crafted by one of the greatest hairdressers of our generation. They are ergonomic and geared towards protecting the integrity of the hair. Each hot tool in the Sam Villa Professional collection has a “Color Treated” setting. (Hot tip: Any hot tool that uses heat above 392 degrees is actually making the haircolor molecule leave the hair!) This makes it extremely easy to always stay on the right setting. These tools provide the best finish on the hair from roots to ends, which is why our stylists have chosen to primarily use his tools.

sam villa brushesIn addition to hot tools, Sam Villa has a variety of brushes and combs that are a big player in your end result. They are designed as one solid unit to make sure that your hair does not get tangled in the brush. (That’s the worst!) Here’s a little blurb about Sam Villa Professional tools from, “It is more important now than ever to have a great finish. With that in mind, Sam Villa created his Sam Villa Signature Series Thermal Brushes, which combine nylon and boar bristles, to optimize the distribution of natural oils to smooth hair—plus ionic benefits of a ceramic and tourmaline barrel to make blow drying faster and more efficient than ever before.”

3. Practice

Shear Art TampaThink about it, if a stylist works 5 days a week, does 4 blow dries a day working 50 weeks in the year (we need a vacation too) that means that stylist does 1,000 blow dries a year! We highly doubt you are blow drying your hair that often. With that said, it isn’t “practice makes perfect” it is “perfect practice makes perfect.” Have your stylist talk you through how you should style your hair at home, including how to hold the blow dryer, what products work, etc. As stylists we have to deal with a variety of hair textures. The only hair you have to get to know is your own!

If you use what we use, do what we do, and practice the way we do it, you’ll have us at home with you every morning as you are getting ready!


Blonde Obsessed

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Shear Art Tampa[By Shear Art’s Blake Evans]

Have you ever wondered if blondes have more fun? Do you already know they do because you are one? Right now at Shear Art Salon we’re #BlondeObsessed! Of course being in Florida, we’re all a little sun kissed. Now’s the time to break out of your blonde box and become #NotABoxedBlonde! This campaign is all about building multidimensional prismatic blonde haircolor. No two blondes should be the same. Shear Art is dedicated to custom haircolor for every guest!

1. No Brassiness. Guaranteed.

Shear Art TampaWith the recent launch of Redken’s Blonde Idol, we can now make the claim of “No Brassiness. Guaranteed.” Bold words, if you ask us! How’s this possible? In the new line, Redken has introduced Blonde Idol Custom Tone Conditioners, which comes in two flavors, “Violet” and “Gold”. You might be asking yourself, “Which do I use?” They made it easy! If you are a cool blonde use “Violet,” if you are a warm blonde use “Gold”!

What makes this a custom conditioner is that you dial up to the amount of color you want deposited on to your hair. If you follow the guide below, it gives you all of the information necessary.

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For Minimum Color Deposit
  • 1-2 weeks after a haircolor service
  • When you are satisfied with current tone
  • To maintain newly colored hair
For Medium Color Deposit
  • 3-4 weeks after a haircolor service
  • When tone needs to be slightly adjusted
  • After sun-exposure or light swimming
For Maximum Color Deposit
  • 5-6 weeks after a haircolor service
  • When desired tone is brassy or flat
  • After excessive sun exposure or swimming

2. Custom Haircolor Begins with a Professional.

Shear Art TampaThe hashtag #NotABoxedBlonde means there is no way our blondes could come from a at home hair color. Blonding is a technique that needs to be left to a professional! At Shear Art, our team is trained on how to pair colors with your skin tone, eye color, and other factors. They are also trained on how to place color according to your face shape. These are things you can not get out of a drug store hair color. We are dedicated to making sure no two blonde are alike.

3. Everyone Can Be Blonde…But it may not be what you think!

The first time we heard this, our head turned sideways. We met this thought with resistance, “Everyone can’t be blonde!” What we did not realize was that blonde to us is platinum blonde when in reality the blondes can be darker than that and still be blonde. If you look at our first photo in this blog, the model pictured is Chiara Ferragni, founder of The BLONDE Salad. (Click here to visit her blog! We love it!) Most people would consider her brunette, however she has a dark blonde base with blonder moments happening through the midlengths of her hair.

If you are choosing to go blonde, set up a consultation with your Shear Art colorist to thoroughly decide what would be best for you. Set this up by calling (813) 968-4836

Summertime Sadness (For Your Hair, Skin, and Nails)

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[By Shear Art’s Blake Evans]

Although Summer officially begins June 21st, in Florida it spans the entire year. When the temperature climbs, the weatherization on our hair, skin, and nails climbs with it. Here are some ways to protect yourself during the summer months.

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When we think of glowing skin, we take it as a sign of health. However, sun accelerates signs of aging and can cause skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. To prevent this, proper protocol should be followed:


Dermalogica has a broad range of skin products that will help protect the skin. All Dermalogica products containing SPF have been sent to independent laboratories to verify their “Broad Spectrum” status. Meaning, it is guaranteed by the FDA to protect your skin from all UV rays. For more information on Dermalogica products, click here. For more info on skin cancer and how to prevent it, click here.

Take Cover

On top of a proper skincare regime, taking cover will help protect your skin. Utilize hats, umbrellas, and shades to provide additional protection.


Shear Art Tampa RedkenBetween color fading and causing rough texture, the sun can do a number on our hair. On top these facts, did you know the sun is the number one cause of hair thinning? It is crucial we take the necessary steps to protect our hair and scalp. Utilizing products like Redken’s Color Extend will give you UVA/UVB protection for your haircolor. When it comes to preventing hair thinning from the sun, wearing a hat will block the sun from damaging the hair follicles.

While swimming, it is important to give protection from the ocean/pool water. A hot tip is to wet your hair with normal tap water, then apply a deep conditioner through your hair on top of that and leave it in.


nailsOur nails are something that we normally do not think of when it comes to sun protection. However, the sun can cause vertical ridges in your nails, making them appear older. This will already start to occur naturally, so we need to slow the process. As well, the sun, sand, and salt is extremely drying to our cuticles.

Product Spotlight
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CND Solar Oil is an Award-winning cuticle oil is infused with jojoba oil and vitamin E. Repeated use drives nutrients in deeper, creating stronger, healthier nails and hydrated cuticle area.

To learn more or to schedule a consultation with our skin, nail, or hair specialists please call (813) 968-4836.



Grand Opening Celebration for Shear Art Salon South

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Join us for the Grand Opening Celebration of our Shear Art Salon South location on January 30th from 5-7pm.

  • Kerastase goodie bags
  • Wine & cheese
  • 20% OFF products during the Grand Opening Celebration
  • and more!


Join Us