The salon is beautiful and in a great location. I recently moved to the area and desperately needed a new style. I was hesitate to go to someone new since I have been having my hair done by the same person for over 10yrs but I had to choice. I am SOOO lucky to have Chelsea do my hair! I love it!!!! She is extremely personable, experienced and professional! can't wait to go back to her!
Area Sarasota, FL
Cost Less than $250
Date September 2016
Posted: 10/04/2016 • Link to this review
From the moment I entered Inspirations Salon, I was blown away with the level of service offered, from scheduling my appointment, to the recommendation of products, to the service itself. After going through several bad experiences with other top salons in the area, Erin helped me to once again, LOVE my hair. Every person there is friendly and professional and the environment is warm and very relaxing. I am so grateful that I discovered Inspirations Salon & Day Spa. They truly did save my hair. I am happier with my hair than I have been in years. I highly recommend Inspirations Salon & Day Spa on Main Street, Downtown!
Posted: 7/05/2013 • Link to this review
Just had a beautiful massage and facial! Carmen at inspirations just gave me the best facial and massage I have ever had. 2 hrs and 15min of pure bliss. I paid $80.00 Can you believe that! I was so tense from the pressures of work I almost cancelled. I even explained it to Carmen how stressed I am. She greeted me by her beautiful smile and told me "Then you came to the right place" I felt her energy flowing into mine and helped me relax from the stresses of my day - .it worked. She used an ancient technique that she told me she had learned in a work shop and was trying it on me. I must say her hands & fingers are blessed with a gift. I had to write this in as a review for all those in needing of an experienced specialist - then you will not be disappointed with Carmen. AAAHHHH!!!! Thanks Carmen
Posted: 10/01/2011 • Last edited: 10/02/2011 • Link to this review
Hopefully, this review will save you the twenty-something years it took me to find the right hair stylist in Sarasota. From my first visit to Inspirations Salon, I knew I had finally found a home. Not only did I leave the hair salon looking totally transformed, I received expert hair care with immediate recommendations of how to correct the color and repair hair damaged by my last stylist. At Inspirations, the emphasis is on high quality, non-toxic products. On-schedule appointments show the true respect for the client which permeates this salon, right down to the reasonable prices. This conveniently located downtown salon aims to make services affordable. On every visit to Inspirations Salon, time is taken to evaluate the needs of my hair. My stylist listens to what I want and makes suggestions that fit my lifestyle. From style to color and the health of my hair, I love that my needs are taken into account. Great conversation and a glass of wine only add to the experience at Inspirations Salon. The opportunity to have a manicure or pedicure (including non-toxic acrylic and gel nails) just gives a reason to stay longer in this warm environment. I can honestly say that my hair has never looked better. My friends say so too! Don't waste years looking for the right hair salon like I did. Good hair stylists are hard to find. One visit to Inspirations Salon and I predict you'll be like me - hooked for life.
Posted: 3/03/2011 • Link to this review
I have been going to Carmen for over two years. Her expertise in massage and facials have been keeping me going back to her for MORE! I average once a month for both services and feel her prices are very resonable to be able to afford it regularly. Summer is coming and it's time to have one of her Bikini waxings. She does an awesome job...my husband bought me a package to a spa recently to another place, but I choose not to unless it's with Carmen. Once is all you need to see what I'm talking about...I feel her hands are as close to Heaven as she deeply connects with your inner being. I hope this can help anyone that is looking for someone who not only is good but you can feel she obviously loves what she does....Thank you Carmen for your magical hands and your continous services. Megan
Posted: 2/21/2011 • Link to this review
When I first moved to Florida 20 years ago, I found a fantastic hairdresser in Erin Dawson. I have been following her wherever she has gone and was thrilled when she opened her own saloon. She has surrounded herself with first class employees, services and atmosphere. There is every possible attention to detail The haircuts you get in this saloon are cuts you can manage yourself as opposed to ones in other saloons that only the beautician can do. And they LISTEN! That is the most important part. After all these years I am finally happy to get to express my opinion about Erin and her professional expertise. You won't be sorry.
Posted: 1/17/2011 • Link to this review
This is the best salon in town. The girls are awesome, so positve. They are of the hightest skill in their field. They all make you feel great and look great for any situation. I go every two weeks.
Posted: 1/14/2011 • Last edited: 1/16/2011 • Link to this review
I have a nervous habit of pulling my hair out of my head. I just recently googled salons in the area and Inspirations just came up as a salon by me. After reading all their reviews I decided to try that salon. I was a little nervous at first going into a salon after shaving my head quite a few years after having pulled my hair out from my bald spots. I have more hair on the sides and the top but the back part is where there is no hair at all. I was afraid that they would look at me as a freak and was working up for the right words to say when I went in. Upon my entering Inspirations Salon I was greeted by alot of happy faces. I was approached by the owner Erin and she had time to give me a consultation. As she took time time to listen to my situation she also expressed she has a sister with the same exact situation as mine. With that in mind I was so relieved. She decided it would be best that Liz do my hair because she expressed offering a product called "Hot Heads"! Hot Heads is a hair extensions system, in which they could make a hair piece to conform to the back of my head. Is a tape system which is safely attached to my own hair. I can swim, sleep, get stuck in a windstorm (LOL)! They were wonderful and I could not be more happier with the service and selection of color to match perfectly and the cute style they are ready to perform on me. I will be getting ready to enter the world proudly with my own hair instead of a wig!
Posted: 1/09/2011 • Last edited: 8/21/2011 • Link to this review
My husband and I recently moved to Sarasota and after trying several high-end salons, spending lots of money and not being satisfied, I found Inspirations, what a great place. The staff is friendly and more than willing to help you select a style that is right for you. My hair is fairly curly, frizzy, and of course colored. I am in the process of growing it into a bob and I my concern was that the stylist would cut my hair way too short (as I had experienced in the past with the other salons) or the color touch-up would not match. Liz (my stylist) did an excellent job on the cut and the color matched perfectly, (she is a genius with color). Erin (the owner) is also right there to suggest products to correct any problems you may have with the condition of your hair. The nice thing about Inspirations, besides the staff being so talented, is that I did not have to wait weeks to get an appointment, I called and they were able to get me in the very same day. If you have problem hair such as I do, this is the only salon I would recommend. You will feel like you are visiting old friends while there, everyone is so kind and helpful. I know you won't be disappointed.
Posted: 1/06/2011 • Link to this review
Call the salon, make an appointment with Ashley, it will change your life! You will leave feeling beautiful! Awsome, cut, color, highlites, and Keratin hair straightening at the best price in town! Can't say enough about this salon. I drive an hour to go there and get my hair done!
Posted: 12/08/2010 • Link to this review
I moved to Sarasota 6 months ago and haven't been all too happy with the salons I have visited...until now! Love, love, love this place! Great vibe! Very friendly atmosphere here. I have never had my hair highlighted before now and was very nervous about doing this, but, Ashley was fantastic! Haircut was awesome and so was the color! Highly, highly recommend this place. Smal salon with a ton of skill! Thanks guys! They now do pedicures/manicures there and Julie was awesome! Great pedicure. You gotta try this place!
Posted: 9/11/2010 • Last edited: 9/18/2010 • Link to this review
I had the best experience in Inspirations yesterday. My daughter gave me a new look from her stylist Erin who is also the owner. I can not get over how everyone gets along and works together creating a comfortable enviorment. I hope she doesnt mind that I write this about her. But she has patience of a saint. I can not believe how hard she works and still smiles and makes everyone in the room feel welcomed.I felt unattractive when I arrived with my hair looking like a mess because of neglect. I had my hair cut and colored. She used Schwatzkoph color and I thought it looked great. I am pretty picky with products and she sold me a bottle of Pureology that I heard was suppose to be good for the Florida's sun.I am happy with my Hair, My service and the overall experience. I want to thank my sweetest little girl in the world who treated me for my hair! Thank you from the bottom of my heart...Thank you Erin now I do not need plastic surgery you saved my look....Kristen a very, very happy Mom
Posted: 6/13/2010 • Link to this review
I went to inpsirations salon for the first time today and never felt more comfortable. My stylist, Ashley took her time in trying to find the right color and cut for me. Iv never been so happy and finally I feel better about myself... I look forward to going back soon!
Posted: 4/28/2010 • Link to this review
just arrived home from the Inspirations Salon in Sarasota and the first thing I did was write this review. Words can not express how happy I am with the service that was provided. It was my first visit. My hair problem was a major one. I dyed my hair red after being a blonde for several years. I tried to correct the problem myself.Needless to say my hair turned orange, red, green all three colors! I was soo embarrassed and I did not know where to go. I was afraid the wrong salon would fry my hair. I called Inspirations after an internet search and the owner Erin was kind enough to accomadate me and find a great master colorist Margaret. I arrived and they both greeted me and made me feel welcome. I immediately felt that everything was going to be okay. Magarite spoke with me and explained what she thought would be the way to go. She was very detailed and careful watched the process and made any adjustments. After she was done my hair was even better than before I dyed it red. It truly has never looked this good. I decided to also get a cut and she gave me exactly what I was looking for. The price is right and I did not feel I got ripped off.I feel like a celebrity! I had tears of joy when I looked in the mirror. Ladies that truly care about their hair and want to be treated like a special client and look great then this is truly the place to go!
Posted: 3/28/2009 • Link to this review
I was downtown on Main Street and walked past the cutest salon! I had been meaning to ask about a process called Keratin I have heard so much about,to straighten my hair and make it easier to manage. I saw that they provide this service so decided to go in. A stylist named Amy greeted me, answered all my questions and 2 days later, I had it done. WOW! I never imagined that my hair could look this good and she was the nicest stylist I have ever had. In fact, the whole staff was so friendly to me and made me feel so good! I found my new salon and stylist. Thank You Amy!
Posted: 1/02/2009 • Link to this review