started out about 20 years ago when Barbara Forgione left New York and moved to Tampa, Florida. She was a force to be reckoned with in this industry. Over the years, she evolved from a brilliant colorist to a mentor, a teacher, and an inventor. Her chair had the power to transform heads, hearts, and lives.
Over the course of 15 years, she cultivated a family, not necessarily of the blood variety at her namesake salon. Jai Wyan met her in 2000. Barb would joke that theirs was her longest relationship. I (Victoria) stumbled into the salon in 2007, Peggy; 2008, and Sarah; 2012. Combined, we have shared 50 years together. We have been there for each other through the ups, the downs, and everything in between but nothing could prepare us for what came next.
In April of 2019 after a short but valiant battle with glioblastoma multiforme, Barbara Forgione passed away. Ultimately we knew that one of the biggest travesties to Barb's legacy would be the dismantling of our quasi family. So with the help of clients and family, we came together in a tireless effort to ensure that didn't happen.
Thus, Salon Eunoia was born. An eclectic and creative space that honors all that Barb was and would want us to be. We continue to feed a passion for this craft ignited by a woman gone too soon.
"It has been said, that no one is truly gone until the ripples they cause in the world die away. So we move the wind each day by honoring her legacy; refusing to delay our dreams, remembering to love a little more and laugh a little harder while finding beauty in all things...especially in our thinking."