Story By: Morgan Fliss
Coco Chanel once said, “A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.” And those who do the cutting play an important role in that change. The stylists at Shears of Trinity not only have a century of combined cosmetology experience amongst them, but they pride themselves in knowing their clients personally as well as their hair goals and needs. Shears of Trinity has quickly become the neighborhood “go-to” salon and has been renovated and transformed into what is now a beautifully updated family salon located in the heart of Trinity on Little Road. Shears is a 5-star salon, and for a good reason! The staff loves what they do, and it shows.
Growing up in the salon business, owner and stylist, Lori McEwen, has a lifetime of experience! She has been a salon owner for 12 years in San Antonio, Texas, and here in Trinity for almost 5 years. She has an extensive business background with a bachelor’s degree in business management. Lori graduated as valedictorian from the Milan School of Cosmetology. She specializes in color correction and all color processes while perfecting the art of balayage and highlighting. Additionally, she is highly experienced with hair extension installations, modern and traditional cutting and styling, and is the resident makeup artist. Lori has also worked with industry leaders such as MAC cosmetics and Farouk Systems.
Master stylist, Devin Bogard, has been in the beauty industry for over 20 years. She graduated from Kaye’s Cosmetology School after earning her bachelor’s degree in marketing. Before relocating to Florida, Devin owned a salon in her hometown of Elwood, Indiana. She specializes in color correction, color and highlighting, texturizing perms, cutting, styling, keratin treatments, hair extension installations, and formal occasion up-dos. The staff refers to Devin as the “Updo Queen” as she truly does gorgeous special occasion styles.
Gabrielle Sinchi has been a Master Stylist at Shears since the beginning of 2020 and is the bunch’s curly hair guru. Originally from Long Island, NY, “Gabi” is a graduate of Long Island School of Beauty and has been in the industry for over 15 years. She was a well-known stylist in the Hamptons for 10 years before relocating to Florida in 2015. While her specialties include color, highlighting, cuts and styling, she also has had extensive training with cutting and styling curly hair, men’s’ cuts and styling, and keratin treatments.
The newest addition to the team is Suzanne Hayes, a very well-known stylist in the area, after working at Salon DeJan for 39 years. Since the closing of Salon DeJan, Suzanne has made her new home at Shears of Trinity. Her work family and her extensive client base could not be more ecstatic. Suzanne specializes in traditional hair color, cutting and styling, dimensional hi-lighting and low lighting, and perming. Suzanne has a following of clients who have been with her since she came to Florida from Montreal, Canada, over 4 decades ago!
The staff at Shears of Trinity continually stay abreast of the ever-changing beauty industry by hosting in-salon education classes, attending off-site classes, and hair shows as they become available. This allows the team at Shears to bring the most up-to-date processes and products to the public and their clients. “It is our job as industry professionals to educate and help our clients manage what we create for them once they leave and go home,” said Lori. Shears stylists work one-on-one with all clients to personalize their experience, ensuring that everyone will get their desired results.
The extremely welcoming, upbeat, and fun atmosphere of the salon sets Shears of Trinity apart from other salons in the area. McEwen shared, “I have quite a large client base, and I’m proud to say, I know them all personally because I want to. They truly become like a family to us. People don’t realize that [getting their hair done] is a very intimate service, and clients want to trust you. They want to know that you are there for them. We DO care about them and have such a good time here. It is just a lot of fun!” Along with providing snacks and refreshments, each stylist involves all clients in conversations, striving to create a fun environment, long-lasting relationships, and comfortable experiences for everyone who walks through the door.
The salon consistently earns and receives five-star reviews on Google and their Facebook page. One customer complimented the amazing service by saying, “The girls present a professional, attractive appearance personally and professionally! The expertise is amazing! My go-to place for beautiful hair!” Another client shared her extremely positive experience saying, “It’s always nerve-racking to trust a new stylist, but she made me feel very comfortable & my highlights, cut & style turned out fantastic! I can’t wait for my next appointment.”
Shears of Trinity on Facebook (search @shearsoftrinity) is where specials and other announcements are posted. At times, the salon holds a “Shears share and tag” video contest, where clients who share or tag 2 friends in the comments of their video posts get their names and their tagged friends’ names entered in a raffle to win products and services. Each week between Thanksgiving and Christmas, Shears has weekly giveaways, so make sure you like their page to be notified when they roll out another contest. To show their appreciation, Shears of Trinity always offers a 10% discount on products and services for military members with the presence of a military ID.
To get your perfect hair today, call or text Shears of Trinity at (727) 236-1790 or visit the salon. You may also message them on the Shears of Trinity Facebook page. Walk-ins are always welcome Tuesday thru Friday!Shears of Trinity is located at 4207 Little Road, Trinity, FL 34655