By Joy Bergman

Meet your neighbor, Amy. Amy has three kids and has been busy getting them settled into their fall schedules. However, even after all of the back-to-school shopping trips, the parent/teacher nights, and the soccer team signups, Amy isn’t stressed. She’s been taking some time for herself this past summer at Shears of Trinity, the local area’s premier neighborhood salon. Not only do the highly trained stylists at Shears know how to handle Amy’s thick and curly hair, but they also take care of her kids’ hair, too. On top of that, Amy knows each of the stylists like family. With a complimentary glass of wine in hand, the salon regular sits back, closes her eyes, and smiles, as her stylist works to give her another amazing look.

Maybe you too are in need of a self-care day, or perhaps you’ve just been in desperate need to find a nearby full-service hair salon with family-friendly staff. Either way, you and your hair have found your new favorite place…With modern décor, complimentary coffee, wine, water, snacks, and top-of-the-line technology, Shears of Trinity rivals that of a premier high-end salon…but all inside of a peaceful family community. From renovating wall space and adding brand-new chairs and lighting, Shears owner and Master Stylist Lori McEwen is “constantly renovating.” And the results have clients like Carol P. raving: “What a lovely salon!” She says. “I’m relatively a new client, but I already know I’ve found a home! The stylists are all so friendly and knowledgeable…Just the kind of place you want to spend some time and get good vibes!!”

And this is exactly the way that Lori has started and operated her salon over the last five years: drama-free with incredible customer service. And clients like Jennifer G. are over the moon: “Lori made me feel like a new woman! Her talent and knowledge are exceptional!!” She writes. “I highly recommend her and the salon – they all do awesome work there!”

Even with her impressive cosmetology background, immense talent, and business management degree, Lori understands that a salon’s true success is all about teamwork. Thus, she shares credit for Shears’ five-star reputation with her talented crew: Master Stylists Gabrielle Sinchi and Meghan Canavan, as well as Salon Coordinator/Stylist Assistant Gabriella “Faye” Key. “We’ve built Shears together over the years,” Lori says, and it’s certainly true.

Gabrielle, “Gabi” Sinchi, a passionate and talented stylist, first fell in love with the beauty industry as a little girl when she would watch her mother get dressed up for work. Nowadays, with more than 17 years of experience under her belt, Gabi proudly serves as both Manager at Shears and Master Stylist. With her astounding cosmetology background, and her huge passion for hair, clients like Marilyn B. can’t get enough. “I have been going to Gabrielle Sinchi for two years…she is very knowledgeable and helpful…She does a great job with the color and cut and is a wonderful professional stylist.” To top if off, Gabi is also bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish to clients. While she works successfully with a variety of clients, Gabi also has a particular talent for curly hair. So curly-haired girls (and guys) – you know where to go!

Meghan Canavan: Meghan is known for her sweet and friendly personality, as well as her knack for knowing which look\s best suit her clients. Because of this, the Master Stylist has built a strong reputation in the area with her talent, passion, and intuition. Client Marissa A. wrote, “Meghan does amazing work! She took the time to listen to what I wanted, and she did a superior balayage to my hair. It was exactly what I wanted.” As a hair coloring fan herself, Meghan says, “I enjoy balayage’s and also fashion colors,” and her excellent work at Shears for the past year proves it.

Unlike most salons, especially corporately-owned salons, Lori really works with her team and values their opinions. As Meghan says, “[It’s] more of a family setting than a competition…” Because of their dedication to teamwork, it will take another special stylist to pick up the next set of clippers at the salon. If you are truly passionate about hair and you believe in putting your clients first, the new Master Stylist position at Shears might be right for you. Please contact the salon for more information.

From haircuts and perms to updos and color/color correcting, and so much more, Shears has an extensive list of services. The girls also work with clients of all ages, whether it be your kid’s back-to-school haircut or your mom’s root retouches. And, for those special teachers\educators in your life, Shears will be offering 10% off any of their services. And, with services beyond $100, educators will also receive a complimentary full-size product of choice. Valid school ID must be presented, and the deal will run until September 20th. Other client specials for August include “buy one get one free” on certain products, and “buy 2 get one free” on select Pureology, Matrix, Redken, and Malibu Hair Repair sets.

But wait – there’s more! Enjoy $50 off of Keratin/Express Keratin Treatments, as well as one free “leave-in” maintenance spray. To make the deals even sweeter, take advantage of this next special:  “FREE conditioning treatment with any haircut or chemical process.” Even in-between all of the various services, treatments, and specials, the girls at Shears still prioritize giving back to the community whenever a client brings attention to an important cause. So, keep them in mind the next time you have an important cause that needs awareness. 

While you might not be able to press a button to slow things down as we enter this busy season, don’t be afraid to sit back and relax at Shears of Trinity. Take it from this happy customer: “I always walk out with a great cut/style and a smile on my face! They really make you feel like family…This salon is the whole package. Highly recommend.” You won’t be disappointed… That’s the “shear” truth! 

Shears of Trinity is located at 4207 Little Road, Trinity, 34655. Book your appointment today at (727) 236-1790. Walk-ins are welcome at the elegant salon, but appointments are recommended. Stay up to date with the team on Facebook @ShearsOfTrinity. Get that hair done right today at Shears of Trinity!