Salon First

Salon First is located in a historic building in the hub of downtown Sarasota, Florida. This is the perfect location for owner and top stylist Cynthia Knight to work her professional hair cutting, coloring and styling magic for her diverse and devoted clientele. This vibrant city is both an arts and a beach town: it is smart and fun

salon services menu

  • Ouidad Services
  • Ouidad Carve & Slice w/ Rake & Shake Finish
  • Ouidad Rake & Shake
  • In Salon Deep Treatment
  • Cutting and Styling
  • Women
  • Men
  • Hair Color
  • One Process
  • Highlights/Lowlights
  • Gloss/Toner
  • Additional Services
  • Conditioning Treatment
  • Lip or Brow Wax
  • Up-do
* - Prices may vary upon stylist consultation.

certified stylists

Years as a Stylist: 23

The 3 words that best describe my cutting style are:
Intuitive, joyous and meticulous

When my clients leave the salon I want them to feel:
Pampered, appreciated , beautiful and excited to come back

My biggest inspiration is:
The bounce in my client's step as they leave the salon

My favorite thing about curls is:

The words I live by are:
Give more than you take.

What inspired you to be a hairstylist?
Combining my social nature with creativity and the desire to help people

My greatest professional accolades or accomplishments are:
Many long term happy clients.
Overall Rating:
(Based on 7 Reviews)
by Patricia on 03/31/2013
Curl Type: TIGHT
I have fought with my curly hair for over 50 years I finally found CYNTHIA! She's an excellent stylist who works her magic with my hair. You're awesome , Cynthia!
by Diane on 11/18/2012
Curl Type: CURLY
Caitlin has been doing my hair for several years going back to when she was at Las Olas Beauty in Ft. Lauderdale. She was recommended to me by a stylist in the New York Salon. Her originality with cutting my hair as well as her precision has kept my hair looking beautiful for many years. Love her
by Diane on 08/27/2012
Curl Type: CURLY
I am so happy i could cry! I truely believed my curls were ruined forever after a over-processing incident! Chris not only carved and sliced my curl back to life, he explained AND demonstrated how to use the products correctly. Thank You Chris! I am me again!
by Deborah on 08/17/2012
Curl Type: WAVY
I got my very first Ouidad cut from Lindsay yesterday. She did a remarkable job. She explained every step as she went along. I finally love my curly locks! Debbie
by Deborah on 03/22/2012
Curl Type: WAVY
Cynthia taught me SO much about caring for my curly hair - all within our one appt time. I had wanted a Ouidad stylist for many years. I love my cut, it's easy to care for and style. Everyone with curly hair should automatically visit a Ouidad stylist and no other!
by Diane on 01/14/2012
Curl Type: CURLY
My first cut was today and I will be coming back. Cynthia listens to you and really understands curly hair, When I got home it was the first time in many years my husband liked my hair and I love it. She taught me how to manage my curl. Thank you Cynthia!Diane
by Kristin on 01/03/2012
Curl Type: WAVY
Not only is Cynthia a fabulous stylist, she is fun, and the salon is warm and inviting. Ouidad is the best product ever used on my curly hair! Cynthia gave me the best curly hair cut I have ever had!!!

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