Local Do: Calligraphy Cut at Salon Inga

Take a second to think about a haircut. Like me, you probably immediately thought of scissors as the tool to make it happen, and that each stylist has his/her own technique that makes a haircut unique, right? If that's the case, you're likely unaware that there's a whole other tool that's changing the dimension (literally) of how a haircut is performed.

Insert the Calligraphy Cut here. It’s an innovative method for cutting hair, created by German master stylist Frank Brormann. The pen-shaped tool offers a precise, angled cut to each hair strand, allowing stylists to create customized looks based on their clients’ face shapes and preferences. Only 10% of salons in America are certified to offer the Calligraphy Cut as a service, and Salon Inga, located in Carrollwood, is the only salon in Tampa with Calligraphy Cut certification.

As part of a special blogger event hosted by Salon Inga, my sister and I had the opportunity to spend an evening with Inge herself, and experience/witness the Calligraphy Cut in action. Inge gave a brief demonstration of how the Calligraphy Cut works: imagine the way you’d typically cut the stems of flowers - you typically cut them at an angle to allow for better water absorption and longevity. That’s exactly the benefits that a Calligraphy Cut offers - better absorption, softer layers and less breakage.

While my sister was getting her special hair cut done, I was being treated to the most relaxing express facial and blowout service - Salon Inga places emphasis on providing beautification services for the busy, on-the-go woman, much like myself. Because they understand that some women don’t have two full hours to dedicate to a beauty service, they offer an express seaweed facial and blow dry & style service that gets you out the door and feeling refreshed in an hour.

I received a Repêchage brightening treatment from Tanja that left my skin feeling smooth, radiant and rejuvenated - it felt amazing! And while my mask was settling, she shampooed and conditioned my hair, and gave me the most relaxing scalp massage, to prep me for my blowout.

Post-facial, Alex worked her magic on my typically straight, limp hair to deliver beautiful, bouncy waves using a combination of Kerastase products and hair products formulated specifically for Salon Inga. I was such a fan of how my hair turned out - full of life, and weightless!

My sister’s Calligraphy Cut turned out gorgeous - the layers were indeed so soft! Feeling the ends of her hair, you can definitely tell the different between the Calligraphy Cut and a regular hair cut.

We truly enjoyed our time at Salon Inga and left the salon feeling like new people! If you’re craving something new when it comes to your hair, I definitely recommend paying Salon Inga a visit to check out the Calligraphy Cut. I will absolutely be back for another express facial and blowout - my service was so relaxing and invigorating!

Salon Inga is located at 11722 North Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa and is open Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday from 12 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. You can view the menu of services here.

*Disclosure: The service featured in this post was provided by Salon Inga for editorial consideration. This post was written on my own accord, and opinions expressed here are my own and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Salon Inga.