With an exclusive offering of “green” and ultra-modern services the Darren Peña team will offer guests a fresh take on lush beauty offerings while making them feel right at home in a warm friendly environment.
Autumn Foster - Stylist
Years behind the chair:
15 and climbing
Born and raised in Seattle, Washington
Canoeing, fishing, nature, gourmet food, sushi, learning new things, people who love their hair, my passion for life and what I do with it, and great consultations
Box color (just don’t do it!), people who don’t like change - “it’s a good thing”, complainers, and bad layered cuts
For shears, the longer the better - and razors galore
Sam Villa ETC Light dryer
1" Sam Villa flat iron & 1"-1.5" Marcel for curls
I am an education junkie! My background began in Bumble & Bumble where I spent 5 years as an educator. I love including razor techniques in my cutting to create texture and remove bulky, blunt lines. Now I’m a Redken/Pureology convert – trained in Chromatics color, mens cutting, formal styling, etc etc. The list can go on and on. If it involves hair, I am there up to my elbows in it.
What inspires you about doing hair?
My guests are like my family. I believe a thorough consultation is the most important part of the appointment. Listening to what they want empowers me to create looks that are an extension of the individuals’ personality.
Favorite era for style:
1980’s because that’s my look, but I love all styles because they all can be modernized or left alone and look amazing.
What makes you special?
Everyone knows I’m a happy person all the time. I love life and what it has to offer. My clients tell me they wish they could take me home so I guess that makes me special too, and I say I love you too.
About the Salon and Spa
Carrollwood’s Darren Peña Salon and Spa offers a full range of eco-friendly and organic salon and spa services with a mission of spoiling guests, giving back to the community and conserving the environment.
With an exclusive offering of “green” and ultra-modern services the Darren Peña team will offer guests a fresh take on lush beauty offerings while making them feel right at home in a warm friendly environment. From completely personalized expert cutting and formal finishing services to specialized color treatments, each service will incorporate eco-friendly and organic products.
For guests receiving color, a Redken palette of colors will be prepared in the salon’s unique open “Color Bar,” one of the largest in Florida. Focusing on the health of the hands, feet, skin, body, and nails, we will offer only the highest of eco-friendly and organic products to indulge all your senses.