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What People Are Saying

I met Roberto for the first time before he styled my hair. He listened to my usual routine and gave me the cut that works for me. He's very professional and a very easy to work with. I will definitely be back to see him.

Tamara V.

A brief back story.

My hair was severely damaged from receiving anesthesia from 2 surgeries and other stylists dyeing my hair over the years.  Unbeknownst to me, the stylists lack of knowledge regarding pre/post treatments, chemical education and having absolutely no clue how to cut/style curly hair.  I didn't know where to turn. Approximately 6 years ago and an introduction to Melissa Cruz at Hair Cuttery Seminole, changed the course of my damaged locks.   Melissa has transformed my hair and it is healthy and vibrant!  I have continued to follow Melissa's journey all the way to her own amazing salon - Boss Bay Beauty.  Her broad knowledge, work ethic and dedication to her clients will keep me coming back forever!  I am so grateful to have crossed her path.  Thank you Melissa,  for all you do!


Stephanie K. 

Melissa is AMAZING! She answered my call regarding hair extensions for my short hair and helped me set up a consult with her to go over everything. She was SO sweet and took her time to show me literally every option that I had, and helped me make the best decision for my personal needs. She was knowledgeable and personably and an absolute joy. She never once made me feel pressured and I felt like I was hanging out with a life long friend ! I’m so lucky to have found her and so excited for my new long hair option! 

Denna S.

Melissa is FANTASTIC! I love my haircut!!! I get a lot of compliments! I can’t say enough about her. Always friendly, upbeat, she makes u feel better about yourself. Recommend Melissa highly!

Christine F.

She had me at baby lights! Lol. Honestly, she really has helped me achieve healthy, easy to manage hair. I always feel beautiful when I leave her chair! 

Natalie B. it took years for me to trust in a stylist! Believe me, I researched to find someone that I felt had the expertise and knowledge regarding perms, olaplex and color expert and wouldn't cut all my hair I have had some very bad experiences after moving to Florida 16 yrs I would just color and trim myself for years unless I flew back to Massachusetts only trusting my Cousin! Well Melissa is AMAZING...My hair feels and looks exactly as I wanted it ! Better than ever... THANK YOU MELISSA.... I am estatic to finally have a pro stylist in My Life here in Florida...The Best ! xo Cherie

Cherie L.

I’m so glad I found Melissa. She did an awesome job. My hair was a total mess, and she transformed it to exactly the way I wanted it. She is the best!!

Ulrika K.

Melissa is amazing! I went to her go the first time last week after checking out her portfolio. She was friendly, patient, and gave me exactly what I wanted. I can’t remember the last time I was this happy with my hair. I can’t wait to go back to her!

Heather S.

Melissa always delivers. I tell her what I want and that’s what I get. I can always trust her with my hair, she makes me feel beautiful ❤️ Thanks Melissa!!!

Taylor G.

After moving from New Jersey in August 2017, one of my priorities was to locate someone professional to cut my hair. Fortunately, I was assigned to Melissa for my first cut and she has cut my hair since then. Melissa also cuts and styles my wife's hair. Both of us are very pleased with Melissa's work and enjoy conversing with her during our appointments. She is a true professional and we highly recommend her for any of your hair design needs. You won't be disappointed. - Richard K.

Richard K.

Melissa was very accommodating and informative. She did Exactly what I wanted to my hair and I’m excited to see what else she can create in the future. My hair has never looked so pretty with such body and shine. Thank you Melissa! You rock!

Veronique A

Initially my hair did not come out quite how I expected and I wasn’t happy with it. When I expressed my concern to Roberto, he did his absolute best to fix the problem and now I’m in love with my hair. I'm new to the world of hair coloring and do not always know how to express what end result I am trying to accomplish. He was incredibly kind and professional, asked lots of questions and confirmed what I wanted to do to fix it. He had the patience to go step by step and help me understand the process. Incredible service and a wonderful person. I would absolutely recommend him and he has a repeat customer right here. As they say at Boss Bay Beauty "I'll see you in the chair!"

Katie F.

I moved to St. Pete last year and needed to find a stylist for cuts. I'm a hairstylist who works by myself and I haven't had the opportunity to meet other stylists. Roberto was amazing! Great consultation, great cut, great blowout. I left happy, pampered and relaxed, with healthy looking hair. Thanks Roberto ! See you in December!

Krista B.

After having the same hairdresser for 25 years it was a huge challenge to find a new one after moving to Florida. One day my sister came over with the most amazing hair and ofcourse I needed to run to her new hairdresser who was Melissa. Melissa has been such a joy to work with. She does great color,cut,conditioning, etc. When people tell me that I have beautiful hair I reply its only because of Melissa my one and only hairdresser. I am very thankful to have found her and I feel extremely confident referring her to my friends. If you are new to the area or just not happy with your hair hurry and call Melissa .Oh and don't forget to tell everyone who put that smile on your face. 

Kate F.

Melissa is amazing! I’m so glad I found her. My experience was awesome. She really took her time and talked about what options I had. My hair is absolutely amazing. I’ve never been more satisfied with my hair. The color and cut are gorgeous but also my hair feels soooo healthy and silky. I will definitely be coming back. 

Shasta R.

As a guy I like simplicity and consistency and that doesn’t differ with my haircuts. Melissa has been taking care of me for years and I trust her to give me the perfect cut every time. And now that trust has been extended by my wife and two adult daughters who also go to her. Melissa gets it right every time plus she’s so fun to be around. Definitely recommend her to everyone! 

Miguel M.

I do not do reviews very often, however; am am so excited to have been referred to Melissa!! She is wonderful!!! On my first visit she listened to me, what I was looking for, and gave me exactly what we discussed!! She also did not try to sell me products but when I was asking questions as to what was good for my hair she recommended a product and I could both see and feel the difference after the first use. I am grateful to have found her and have found a friend and a fabulous professional!!! Thank you Melissa!!!

Lisa V.

For all my ladies who have or want short hair (pixie and such) Melissa is amazing! She knows how to keep it short and super cute! Love her♡

Elly M.

Melissa is one of the FEW stylists I've encountered who can really pull off an edgy pixie cut. She is creative and talented and I feel so comfortable when I sit in her chair. In addition to being a fantastic stylist, Melissa is also a fun, kind person who cares about her clients. Go see her! 

Stephanie S.

Melissa is amazing! I have been her client for over 3 years and love her fantastic vision and talent for really knowing how to create just the look that is most flattering for me. I have received so many compliments on my hair that I have lost count! I have referred several neighbors and friends to her and they feel the same. She is super! When my husband and I go to see her, we feel so welcome and at home. Her new location is great and just like her, super professional and very hygienic. I guarantee you will be thrilled to meet her and with her services. Thank you Melissa for taking such great care of John and me!

Linda B.

Roberto's way of visioning a look that you describe to him and it being delivered, on top of him being able to socialize with you with no halts, makes sitting down on that chair 100x worth more than you may imagine.

Daniel A.

Melissa has been doing my hair for years and since she moved to Salon Lofts I’m even more impressed with her services. I enjoy the text and email updates. and the private loft space too. As always, Melissa is personable, professional and gives a perfect haircut every time! I will never think about going anywhere else for a haircut, or for my catering and private chef needs! They’re wonderful and such great people! 

Geoffrey W.

Melissa is awesome! She took her time listening to what I wanted and my expectations for my hair. She reached out to me before my appointment and got an understanding of what look I was going for. She was so professional and friendly, as well knowledgeable and extremely talented! I absolutely love my hair and am so excited that I found Melissa to keep my hair looking fierce!

Erin K.

Melissa is absolutely amazing. She doesn’t just care about your hair, she cares about you! I followed Melissa from one company to her own and won’t get my hair cut by anyone else! She is precious to me and I am so grateful to her! She listens so well. Thank you for making me feel so beautiful!

Shannon D.

Melissa is always warm and welcoming. She always makes her clients feel comfortable because she is very knowledgeable about all things hair. She is a master of her craft, and I prefer going to her above all other stylists. I had always been leery of coloring my hair, but with Melissa it was truly a painless process. I have always LOVED my hair any time she has done it. Thanks for being a rockstar hair stylist always! You are the best! 

Shandessa W.

Melissa is a very professional stylist, so glad I found her! She takes care to listen to my wishes and is always kind and warm. She helped me transition from colored hair to natural gray and it has been a game changer for me. Go see her, you'll be happy you did!

Ileana G.

Melissa is truly amazing! We first met about three years ago when I happened to walk into the salon she was then working at for a quick trim. I had recently noticed my first few gray hairs and her and I began talking about possible highlights. I scheduled my first appointment with her for partial highlights and the rest is history! Melissa was so professional, outgoing and friendly that I immediately felt confident that I had made the right decision to work with her. She knew exactly what color highlights would accent by dirty blonde hair and what cut I needed to give it some volume. She listens, she cares and gets it right every time! Plus her new space at Salon Lofts is perfect for a one on one private session! My hair never feels or looks so great then when I leave her salon. Thank you Melissa for always making me feel my best! Kristin L

Kristin L.

Melissa was my miracle hair stylist for years in the Naperville, Illinois area. I lost her amazing skills when she relocated to Florida. I could never find anyone with her skills and beautiful personality. You will never find another stylist like Melissa. 

Lauren A.

Melissa is amazing! My husband, daughter and I all go to her. Not only is she an extraordinary positive and warm person she is a true artist and loves what she does. It shows, she always listens and truly cares about how you feel when you leave. I’ve always felt amazing after my appointment with her and I’ve gone through many phases with her with growing my hair out from loosing it from chemo. I can’t say enough good things about Melissa!

Sharon F.

Melissa never, ever disappoints! I wear my hair short & her expertise is amazing. I can just run my fingers through it & go. I’ve found no better stylist in my life. Book with her & you won’t regret it!

Diane B.

Roberto was so amazing with my boys for their back to school cuts! He pays incredible attention to detail and involved the kids in all aspects of their experience. He was so personable and interactive, and they felt so spoiled having their hair washed and styled too! We’ve already scheduled our next cuts and can’t wait to be back in his chair ! Highly recommended for ALL ages!

Deanna S.

I am beyond thankful to have found Melissa! My hair not only looks amazing but it feels amazing too! The color is exactly what I wanted and the cut is perfect! I absolutely agree with the other testimonies that Melissa is an expert at her craft but she’s also caring, sweet and funny! I felt relaxed and confident the entire time I was with her and can’t wait to go back! I highly recommend Melissa and feel blessed to have found her! 

Lisa J.

Melissa is amazing! I’ve never loved my hair more than when I leave her chair! She’s such a talented professional and knows her craft so well! She’s an expert in color and cut and knows exactly how to listen to her clients and make a plan to get the right fit for you! She’s the Goldilocks of design! She gets it just right! I love her positive vibes and her space is perfect for your private session! You will love your hair and the experience with Melissa! 

Tammy K.

I confess, I am a picky customer… I just moved here and have been trying out stylists all over town. I finally found my stylist! She took time to listen to what I wanted and asked lots of clarifying questions. I showed her a few pictures and she described a few different approaches to the cut that incorporated elements from the pictures. She offered input and ideas that took my hair type and the overall look I wanted into account. She also checked in and asked questions along the way. Her skill and technique was totally evident! She is skillful with straight razor - something I’ve been looking for! Overall, Melissa is an incredibly skillful, professional stylist with with the experience and interpersonal skills to not just cut hair well, but exactly how I wanted! Yeay!!

Erica L.

I visited Melissa with the recommendation of a long-time client of hers. I had been contemplating going blonde for years but was concerned about the quality of the treatment and health of my hair. I had never dyed my dark brown hair before, and she was able to get it to the level I wanted in 2 sessions. Honestly, it feels even healthier than before, it's just what I needed in my life. She walks you through every step of the process and makes it easy to pass the time with good conversation. I'm so happy with how dynamic and natural my hair looks! Melissa is a hair genie, and I can't wait for my roots to grow out so I can see her again! 

Emmaleigh U.

I moved to Florida a couple of years ago and struggled to find a hair stylist until a friend recommended Melissa. She is the best and she understands my hair! She takes the time to make sure your hair is cut just the way you want it. She is also a fun and caring person. And I can't imagine a safer place to get your hair cut during COVID times. Melissa follows the mask protocol and provides a safe and serene environment. 

Ellen A.

I can’t rate Melissa highly enough. After a disaster of a hair cut at another salon 12 months ago I was scared to go anywhere near a hairdresser and resorted to trying to cut my own hair. Not recommended! I came across Melissa almost by accident but I think divine intervention led me to her. She is the best. From the cheery and welcoming first hello she made me very relaxed and listened to what I liked/what I didn’t like , offered her advice - and I got the best cut – ever. When I woke the following morning my hair just fell into place without brushing. A whopping 10 out of 10 from me!

Sue A.

I first met Melissa in Naperville Illinois in 2003, she did such an amazing job, that quite honestly I'm willing to travel great distances to see her! Even driving all the way from Little Rock Arkansas to Illinois, yes she's that good folks! My cut and color is always perfect, I've been mostly grey since my 18th birthday, luck of the Irish. Melissa blends my natural color with highlights and the look is amazing. Now that we moved to Florida, yes Melissa being here did help us decide. I travel a little over 3 hours to see her on way, beats 16! Well worth it everytime. You can't go wrong with my dear friend, she is the real deal and I don't care how far away she is, I'm going!

Kate E.

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