Austin Saffe

Austin is a new stylist to Fantasia and has been doing hair since 2015. She attended Empire Beauty School in Spring Lake Park and was part of the student council. Although she is still a newer stylist in the industry, she is always willing to learn tips, tricks, and further her education. On top of being a hair stylist at Fantasia, Austin is also your go-to gal for facials; she is the only one who offers them here at Fantasia. Her favorite part about her facials is a small touch of aromatherapy to calm and refresh you. She knows all about the Skinceutical products and also has Jane Iredale product knowledge so she would love to finish up your facial with a make-up application or even just help you find your perfect color match.

She has been with Fantasia for only a little bit, but has already taken a course and been certified in Laser Phototherapy for hair restoration and the use of our Theradome treatment. Austin has also received further product education from Moroccan Oil and can honestly say she loves all the products, “They smell and feel amazing, and once you find the perfect combination you won’t want to go a day without it!” Through working at Claire’s before going to school she was certified in ear piercing and would love to be-dazzle your ears!

Cosmetology runs in her family; one of her aunts has been a stylist for many years, and Marni, one of Fantasia’s nail technicians, is Austin’s aunt as well. One of Austin’s favorite perks of working at Fantasia is that she gets to see her aunt everyday! Family is number one to her so it means a lot to be able to share this journey with a family member.

One of her favorite experiences working at Fantasia so far was the day she got to do someone’s first haircut since their hair has grown back after chemotherapy. It was a big deal for the client and Austin as well to be able to share that moment. It was a fabulous reminder of why she loves what she does more everyday. “I love nothing more than making someone feel more beautiful than they already are” she said.

Before coming to Fantasia Salon, Austin worked a part time job all through cosmetology school and due to her helpful attitude and great customer service was awarded employee of the month. Her favorite season is Fall because who doesn’t love sweaters, scarfs, and fuzzy socks?

She enjoys binge watching TV shows on Netflix and even watching the same series more than once. She lives with her cockatiel bird named Obie who enjoys having his feathers cleaned as much as you love getting a good shampoo. Austin is so grateful to have found a salon where everyone is so welcoming and helpful every step of the way. They have all done an incredible job making her feel at home and confident in what she does every day, and she cannot wait to see whats next for her journey here at Fantasia!

"So happy that I called!"

As a 1st time customer, I was so pleased with the response I received just by calling for my appointment! So friendly - so accommodating and so happy that I called!