Donna and the Alvarez Family
Donna and the Alvarez Family

If you enjoy a good laugh, great conversation, affordable prices and happen to love the Steelers by any chance, you don’t need to look anywhere else to get your next haircut other than Hair by P.D.

No, nobody from the “Police Department” will be in charge of styling your locks… Hair by P.D. stands for “Hair by Pittsburgh Donna,” and trusts us when we say… if you haven’t met Donna yet, you’re definitely missing out on one of the most experienced and entertaining hair professionals in the hair industry. Just whatever you do, don’t try to convince her that the Steelers are “just a football team,” and don’t tell us we didn’t warn you!

Donna Montagnino has been in business for over 33 years! The only thing outweighing her talent is her personality and undying love for anything Pittsburgh, particularly… you guessed that right… the Steelers. “If you’re a Pittsburgh Steelers fan, you’ll enjoy your experience, for sure!” says Barry S. “If you’re a thrill seeker, it’s a wild ride, but worth the excitement!”

Specializing in cuts, styles, and color, Donna has gone through extensive training and has mastered virtually every hairstyle possible for men, women or children. From bangs to layers, to stylish new bobs; Donna Montagnino is your girl!

Providing a completely personalized hair experience in her new location inside “Hairsmith beauty salon and barbershop,” over at 5319 Ehrlich Road, Pittsburgh Donna is eager to meet new clients and happy to style some of her many regulars. “Donna has been doing my hair for over 20 years!” says Joan M. “Once you meet a hair stylist that you can truly trust, you never let her go! Donna always does a great job on my hair and her prices are the best.”

Hairsmith Beauty Salon and Barbershop is locally owned and operated by the Alvarez Family, who bought the place from its original owners a couple of years ago. The Salon is a staple in the community since it’s been in business for over 30 years! Almost as long as the amount of years Donna’s been cutting hair!

When the Alvarez Family posted an ad looking for experienced hair stylists, Donna responded and set up an interview to meet with them and it was love at first hairstyle! “We love Donna, she’s a great addition to the Hairsmith family,” says owner Evelyn Alvarez. “She’s got a great personality and it’s amazing at what she does.” Co-owner Jack Alvarez, Evelyn’s husband, is also very happy to have Donna on board. “Donna is exactly the type of hair stylist we were looking for,” says Jack. “We couldn’t be happier to have her working here along with our daughter Emily.”

Emily Alvarez, Evelyn and Jack’s daughter, is a multilingual young hair stylist at the Hairsmith Salon, and enjoys working side-by-side Donna. “I seriously love Miss Donna, she always makes us laugh,” says Emily. “She is upbeat, funny and truly talented. I am learning a lot from her and definitely having a blast!”

Emily, who speaks English, Spanish, and German, has over 2 years of experience as a hairstylist and make-up artist. So if you need a trim, color or to get dolled up before a big event, Emily will be happy to help, and in any language you choose!

When it comes to color, there is nothing Donna shies away from. Looking to brighten your brown locks with some reddish tones? Or maybe getting some partial golden highlights for the summer? Donna has you covered! With clients from every age range looking for completely opposite styles, she’s been able to tackle extremely different requests with incredible results, time after time. So whether you’re just looking to cover up some of those gray hairs, or you’re into rainbow colored hair, this talented and joyful Steelers’ fan is whom you want to go see.

“I love short wispy haircuts, commonly known as a ‘pixie cut,’ and I love doing my colors with some extra highlights,” says Donna. “Highlights create volume believe it or not. A little bleach creates added body and roughs up the hair cuticle so it’s not so ‘slippery.’ Basically, a godsend for anyone whose hair lies flat and won’t hold a volume style.”

Donna will take care of you and your little ones hair!
Donna will take care of you and your little ones hair!

Do you have a little one (or two, or three) in need of a hair trim? Donna understands that kids and parents want and need something completely different when it comes to their haircut experience. Asking three year-olds to remain calm for more than 5 minutes can be quite challenging, but fear not! Donna will make sure your little one is as comfortable as possible, while making the experience as entertaining as possible. She truly has a gift with people of all ages, and it doesn’t take long for anyone to notice how special she truly is.

Both, Donna and Emily, offer enticing specials throughout the week, including a men’s special on Mondays, where men can come in and get a haircut and shampoo for only $10. Wednesdays are for the ladies, with haircuts, shampoo and light drying for only $13!!! You simply cannot find these types of specials and prices anywhere else. “We make it very simple so people can remember the specials; Men Mondays and Women Wednesdays,” says Donna. “We can do it all!”

Both Donna and the Alvarez family want to take this opportunity to thank the Carrollwood community for their support and hope to see you soon at the Hairsmith Beauty Salon and Barbershop, where you’ll be treated like family… and remember… “Here we go Steelers, here we go!”

Hair by P.D. is located inside the Hairsmith beauty salon and barbershop, at 5319 Ehrlich Rd, Tampa, Fl 33625.

Hours of operation are: Monday-Friday from 10:00am to 7:00pm and Saturdays from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

To reach Donna directly call her at 813-464-1388.

To get in touch with Emily Alvarez please call 813-962-1660

Walk-ins are always welcome, and you’re guaranteed a good laugh and a great hair experience in the hands of true professionals with great personalities.