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Getting in the Spirit: Local beautician proud to open all-new barber shop and salon Monday

March 28, 2012
Melissa Schneider - Editor ( , Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

Serving the community of Fort Myers Beach and its surrounding areas for 12 years, local master colorist and master barber Patricia Ann, manager of the all-new Unisex European Hair, Barber and Beauty Salon, has been in the salon and beauty business all her life.

"I've owned salons for 35 years, proudly serving Southwest Florida for 12 years," she said. "This is my fourth salon in Fort Myers, and I'm so, so proud of it."

Previously stationed in the Kelly Crossing plaza on San Carlos Boulevard, Patricia Ann's new facility is just a hop, skip and a jump down the road, at 16385 San Carlos Blvd., Suite 2, next door to Chopper Spirit.

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Local master barber and colorist Patricia Ann is proud to announce the opening of her new Unisex European Hair, 16385 San Carlos Blvd., next to Chopper Spirit, and hosting a grand opening celebration Monday, April 2, from noon to 7 p.m. During the party, enjoy karaoke, fresh food, refreshments and more. Above, she is pictured with her master barber and leather-crafter Anthoni DeCecco and his custom-crafted, leather-trimmed Harley Davidson. Photo by MELISSA SCHNEIDER.

"I moved to this location from all the referrals we simply had to expand," she said. "We're a local's, unisex salon, catering to the entire family, from children up to senior citizens. We are the newest and most state-of-the-art designed salon in the area, specializing in all dresses of hair."

Celebrating the grand opening of her most recent endeavor, Patricia Ann is having a Grand Opening Celebration Monday, April 2, from noon to 7 p.m., featuring karaoke with Ronda Lee, an all-day BBQ with pulled-pork platters, coleslaw, homemade baked beans, a huge cake, and cool refreshments, along with 50/50 raffles, which will raise funds for the Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida, located within the HealthPark facility.

Patricia Ann, born on a Canadian Native American Indian reservation, is sure to keep her new salon close to her heritage and to her heart.

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Unisex European Hair grand opening party

When: Monday, April 2, noon to 7 p.m.

Where: 16385 San Carlos Blvd., Suite 2

What: Grand opening party of the all-new shop, with karaoke with Ronda Lee, BBQ?platters with pulled pork, coleslaw, homemade baked beans, cake and more.

"I'm very excited about our new shop. It's dcor is Native American Indian, with many teals and earth tones," she said.

Now with an expansive shop, Patricia Ann and her hand-selected staff of hair and body experts can offer a one-stop bath and beauty shopping experience for the mind, body and spirit.

Aside from offering a wide range of hair services, Unisex European Hair also offers beauty and skin care services, ear-piercing, nail services, waxing services, hand-made semi-precious custom jewelry and custom-made leather crafts and accessories.

"We offer 28-plus services. We're a full-service family salon, catering to children, moms and dads, and, of course, grandmas and grandpas, too," Patricia Ann said.

Hair services

As far as hair goes, Unisex can basically do anything you ask for from perms, cuts, extensions, colors and styling to color-correcting, braiding, feathers and extensions, highlights, lowlights, dreading, corn rows and plat braids.

"We also specialize in military cuts and flat tops," Patricia Ann said. (Keep reading to see the salon's special offer to all people in uniform). "We are all master barbers and master colorists, and offer all first-time clients $10 off any full-service, in-salon hair service, or $2 off a haircut during your first-time visit with us."

The lifelong beautician has studied in Boston, London, New York and Canada.

"There's a motto we live by here," she said. "Trust your hairstylist. We offer deep discounts quality work that's inexpensive."

Beauty and skin care

Ryan Brown, Unisex's professional esthetician, has been licensed for 13 years, starting in fashion design in Miami.

"I do facials, waxing, skin peels and make-up," he said. "I also feature high-frequency skin therapy, acne treatment and anti-aging remedies."

The fashion guru is also proud to introduce one of his latest services glycolic peels.

"It's a great, rejuvenating skin therapy," he said.

Custom jewelry and

leather crafting

Patricia Ann is not just a master barber and master colorist. She's also a very talented jewelry maker, offering a colorful collection of semi-precious stones, available in all sizes and price ranges.

"It's totally custom jewelry," she said. "We are happy to take custom orders to make just the piece you're looking for."

Choose from garnet, jade, red quartz, pink quartz, adventurine, blue agate, snowflake crystals, pearls, rhinestones, jasper, gold and silver accents, smokey quartz, mother of pearl and more for your earrings, necklaces, bracelets, or any other form of jewelry request.

And, every piece of hand-made jewelry Patricia Ann offers comes with something extra special.

"I am a Shaman, a healer, by birth rite. So, all of my custom designs and jewelry pieces are blessed in healing," she said.

Adding to the artistic collection of Unisex Salon's jewelry fashions, master barber Anthoni DeCecco is also an international platform artist, who has been in the barber field since he was 9 years old, cutting since he was 12. His talent even stretches to leather-working and crafting, and his hand-made, hand-designed and hand-crafted pieces are available for purchase anytime.

"I craft anything out of leather that you'd like me to make: bags, belts, billfolds, saddlebags everything is custom-made and custom-ordered," he said.

Helping the community

Patricia Ann and her Unisex European Hair are always sure to involve themselves within the community. They proudly support MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) and Fingerprint That Child, often hosting a cut-a-thon for the cause.

For years, the salon was a former sponsor for the Fort Myers Beach Miracles girls' softball team, holding fun events for the girls every now and then.

"I am also a second-grade CCD teacher at a local church," Patricia Ann said.


Unisex European Salon is proud to offer discounts every day. Also, every day is Senior's Day, and right now, Patricia Ann and her staff are offering a free child's haircut with any adult service (kids 10 and under) for first-time salon customers.

All military and other men and women in uniform (firemen, police officers, EMTs, etc.) receive discounted services year-round.

Hours and more

Hours to the shop are Monday Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. While enjoying any of these services, be sure to enjoy the snack and drink counter supplied by the salon, complete with coffee, spring water, cakes, candy and other sweet treats.

Bridal parties, weddings and birthday parties are always welcome. Appointments are great, but walk-ins are welcome, too. Consultations are always free. For more info, visit, find the salon/barbershop on Facebook, or call 267-HAIR (4247).

"Be sure to look for the rasta smiley face on our building, smiling at the word "SALON" in yellow," Patricia Ann said. "All are welcome. Stop by and see us anytime!"



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