Salon savvy at John Thomas
SUN PHOTO/LOUISE BOLGER Lisa Gugliemini specializes
in hair extensions and Sonia Woolford specializes
in various coloring and cutting techniques.
If you don’t count the more than 3,000 miles between Florida and California, you’ll find many similarities between the two states. Plenty of coastline, plenty of water, plenty of sunshine and just a few offbeat personalities. Two of those personalities are hair and make-up specialists in Bradenton, but there’s nothing offbeat about them.
Lisa Gugliemini and Sonia Woolford are professionals who have worked in the salon business for over 20 years each. Currently they are with the John Thomas Studio of Hair Design on Manatee Avenue West in Bradenton providing a variety of services from hair cuts to waxing.
Lisa Gugliemini is a native Floridian, she grew up on Anna Maria, where her grandfather owned the Silver Surf Motel and she attended AMI Elementary School.
In addition to traditional and razor hair-cuts Gugliemini specializes in hair extensions. She says braided hair extensions are great for long term wear and clip-ons work well for short term and special occasions. She is also experienced in make-up applications, facial waxing, color and will do roll-ups and permanents.
Gugliemini is an artist who works in acrylics, creating murals and portraits, and she also donates her skills and time to the Manatee High School Wrestling Team. When the team is going out of town for a competition, she gets their hair in tip top shape and gets a big thank you from their coach Andrew Gugliemini, who also happens to be her husband.
Sonia Woolford was born in California and gradually worked her way across the country settling in Bradenton. Woolford is Sebastian trained, originally in Los Angeles and San Francisco before moving on to a Sebastian salon in Phoenix. Sebastian training involves intense weekly, monthly and quarterly follow-up training sessions and advance classes.
She specializes in hair color techniques, straightening, styling and directional cutting, a technique used to accommodate the direction in which you want your hair to fall. She has extensive make-up experience in film, stage, photography and the Miss Arizona Beauty Pageant. In between all that, she also finds time to make beaded jewelry.
Both women frequently handle wedding parties and color corrections. During their long careers, they have both been trainers and teachers in a variety of areas of their profession, and keep current with continuing education and attendance at hair shows.
Gugliemini and Woolford would like to thank all of their clients, including full time residents, many of whom are professional women and men, as well as seasonal residents. They want everyone to know how much they appreciate and enjoy their business. In addition, if you’re a new client you can expect a $10 discount on one of their services.
Make an appointment to meet Gugliemini or Woolford at the John Thomas Studio of Hair Design. You’ll love the individual flat screen TVs at each station and the service you’ll get from the two women from the two great sunshine states.
John Thomas Studio of Hair Design
Lisa Gugliemini • 941-518-7597
Sonia Woolford • 941-400-5679
7455 Manatee Ave. W. • Bradenton
(In Albertson’s plaza)