Priel Salon - A Thoroughly Memorable Experience!
As you enter Priel Salon, a unique and attractive L'Oréal Professional establishment, you immediately sense the calm and relaxing atmosphere. The music is subdued, the decor is upscale and appealing, and you just know that a revitalizing and sumptuous experience awaits you within. Owners Cynthia and Erik Abrahamsen wanted to ensure that their vision for the finest salon experience in the Greater Carrollwood area came to light – and it absolutely dazzles!
In order to afford its clients a rejuvenating oasis, the salon was designed with distinct sections for specialized activities. You are initially greeted at the sleek and modern reception desk up front. The inviting waiting area is set up on the left, while along the right wall, the entire hair care product line is artfully displayed. Peeking beyond, you'll notice the stylists' stations banking both sides of the beautifully appointed salon, with the center area devoted solely to the art of color application. Like me, I believe that you'll find the true oasis to be towards the rear section of the facility within the glass-enclosed Treatment Room. Once inside, you sit back in total comfort, with no distractions, while your hair is deftly shampooed and conditioned in complete serenity. While your hair treatments are underway, you experience a revitalizing head and scalp massage that veritably melts away the tensions of the day. Then, your arms and hands are gently massaged to further relax you before the final rinse. Turbaned in a towel, you literally float out the door to your stylist's design station.
Cynthia's long-awaited dream of an upscale, urban style salon came to fruition as Priel Salon opened its doors last winter, nestled in an easily accessible shopping plaza on Gunn Highway, located just a few miles west of Dale Mabry Highway. The only salon of its kind in the Greater Carrollwood area, Priel exclusively features renowned L'Oréal products and more notably, the exclusive Kérastase line for all hair types. For example, if you happen to have had your head of hair for as long as I have, you'll quickly notice how silky smooth and shiny it becomes once it is treated with the Kérastase regimen for “mature hair”; then expertly cut, dried and styled. I have to say that the look was fresh and vibrant, and as I later found out, very easy to maintain. Simply put – it was perfect!
Priel offers complementary consultations on all of their services and invites you to call ahead for a consultation appointment to determine your specific needs and hair design goals. Cynthia and Erik believe, "that an individual’s hair is like a work of art – intricate, sophisticated and extraordinary” – and their goal is to “capture the essence of art and beauty through hair.” Cynthia says, “We create architectural styles that reflect every individual’s unique personality and design innovative shapes that are modern, geometric and versatile.”
Cynthia notes in the salon's website that, "our hair is a form of expression and style, and like a piece of art, our hair is a canvas. The poetic beauty of hair inspires us. We are committed to creating the perfect style for each and every one of our clients." She adds, "our experienced staff is committed to nothing short of excellence." And in conclusion, "at Priel Salon, our service providers achieve promotions based on several factors, including, guest satisfaction, guest retention, performance, and education." From my vantage point, it was evident that the members of the Priel staff are extraordinary artists who readily show their passion for customer satisfaction.
Erik was the chief architect of Cynthia’s dream and vision and remains by her side as the Operations Manager of Priel. When asked what his motivations were for building this business, he replies, “Priel is dedicated to providing a memorable experience for each guest through exceptional service and technical excellence. We will go the extra mile to accomplish this mission with passion, expert advice and the utmost professionalism and courtesy.” Based on my experience here, I’d say that the Abrahamsens are without question, achieving their goal!
Ladies, you know how necessary it is to have that sense of trust in your salon, its staff and its products. Priel will not disappoint. Gentlemen, you might do well to consider pampering your mates (and yourselves) by indulging in this exceptional, metro-inspired oasis. When quizzed about the origin of the Salon’s name, Cynthia smiled and said that literally translated, Priel means “Fruit of God.” She added that the highest peak in the Austrian Alps also sports the name. To be sure, the name Priel captures the essence of this lush salon experience that you are sure to enjoy.
Priel Salon is located at 6116 Gunn Hwy. in Tampa. Salon hours are Tues. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Wed., Thurs., and Fri. 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.; and Sat. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. They are closed Sun. and Mon. For more information please call (813) 969-6917, visit their website at www.PrielSalon.com or their Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/PrielSalon.