The creative team of professionals at Salon Volo is committed to you. We are dedicated to exceed your expectations. Our enthusiasm for education combined with our sincere caring provides the optimum environment. Our artistic vision is realized with each guest we serve.
The Volo Team
Master Stylist/Colorist and Salon Company Owner Rob Godfrey has been in the professional salon industry since 1984. Rob has an extensive and lengthy resume. He spent over 10 years traveling the globe as a Redken artist. He traveled internationally teaching color and design in places like Europe, Japan, Malaysia and Taiwan. He taught at the Redken Academy in New York and worked styling for Fashion Week in NYC. He is Redken Certified in both color and design. In 1989, Rob actualized the Italian word Volo, (vo'-lo') to grasp an idea, and created Salon Volo. In 2016, he began taking on employee shareholders who will one day run the salon company. He considers his most important role now as that of mentor to his staff and shareholders. While Rob no longer takes on new guests he does consultations to ensure new guests enjoy the best experience possible.
Self-described as beauty obsessive, St. Petersburg native Stephanie Wilcox-Lowe as a child learned to read from beauty books. Today Stephanie is well known for her exceptional color talent, particularly with the most discerning blonde guests. She has gained this stature by honing the artful skill of foil placement, achieving her highly sought after blonding results. Stephanie's dedication to continued education is evident in the many Redken Specialist programs, Redken Symposiums and New York Redken Exchange programs she has attended. Stephanie began her career at Salon Volo at age 19 and has grown to the top tier of stylists. She additionally performs as an educator, mentoring and guiding our salon associates. In 2016 she purchased stock in Salon Volo, adding Salon Shareholder to her already impressive resume.
Joey joined the Volo team in 2014 after graduating from The Salon Professional Academy in Tampa, a Redken endorsed school. He became a shareholder of Salon Volo stock in 2019. Joey is a Certified Redken Specialist and also Redken Certified in design and color. Joey has taken advanced courses from the industry's leaders such as Sam Villa, Justin Isaac, Tara Gardner and Ryan Morgan. While Joey's passion is color, he is an accomplished designer as well. He is constantly studying the latest techniques and trends. Whether you see him with a client in his chair or not, Joey is always paying it forward by training our associate level stylists. He says his sense of creativity is expressed through hair color.
Johnny joined the Volo team in 2016 from Metro Detroit and soon became in high demand for his skill and personality. In his early days as a professional ballet dancer his hands moved as skillfully on stage as they did back stage executing performance ready hair and make-up. Johnny is a Redken Certified Colorist and a Schwarzkopt Certified Colorist. The Vidal Sassoon Academy in Chicago certified him as an Advanced Designer. One of Johnny's most outstanding work experience was on the hair team for the Detroit Theatre Bizarre 2012 and 2016. Now in the second decade of his career he finds his passion working with hair color and blonding. Johnny's appreciation for nuance is like mastering the art of performance. He says he thrives on the fact that no two heads of hair are the same.
Tim's aesthetic interest in art brought him to hair. He is a St. Petersburg native who began his career at Salon Volo in 2004 when he was only 17. After finishing his cosmetology training at the American Institute of Beauty, Tim began building a large clientele under the guidance of Salon Owner, Rob Godfrey. He is Redken Certified in both color and design. Tim has attended many Redken Symposiums and courses at the Redken Academy in New York City. Tim is highly skilled in both color and design; Additionally his Barbering skills have garnered him a loyal and large male clientele. He is a team player dedicated to working in a collaborative environment. Tim says he feels fortunate to be surrounded by great talent every day at work.
Originally from Ohio, Christine began her career at Salon Volo in 2007 as Salon Owner, Rob Godfrey's associate. Today she has a thriving clientele, specifically amongst discerning color and highlight clients. Her skill set is only exceeded by her kindness, her guests love her! Christine dedicates herself to continuing education at places like the Redken Exchange in New York City where she hones her skills in classes like "Color and Know Why." Christine is commited to learning and growing, constantly keeping an eye on the latest trends. She believeis consultation and communication is critical to the process of realizing her guests' goals with their hair.
Torie hales from the Buckeye state of Ohio where her crossfit coach helped her gain the confidence within herself to pack the car and move to Florida. She doesn't like the cold climate of the North. Before arriving, she attended college but soon learned it wasn't satisfying her creative nature. Torie then attended and graduated from The Paul Mitchell Academy in Cleveland. Her passion is hair color and special occasion hair, Torie loves to do wedding hair and updos! Her natural talent and infectious personality has made her a very popular stylist at Salon Volo.
Jayson is a Redken Specialist with over 20 years of experience. He also has an extensive professional resume in the make-up field as both an Artist and business manager for Estee Lauder and MAC Cosmetics. Jayson has multiple advanced certifications including Big Sexy Hair, Cinderella Hair Extensions and Microdermabrasion. He has experience as a cosmetology instructor at Loraines Academy and Fortis College. Jayson firmly believes it takes both the cut and color working together to create a successful design. He enjoys seeing the outcome of his artistry. Jayson says, "I have a strong desire to help people create their own sense of individuality. I think haircut, color and style are the most unique form of self-expression."
Brooke is originally from Waco, Texas and has extensive experience in ROTC Silver Star both here and abroad. Her formal beauty career began in North Carolina at Paul Mitchell The School where she completed her cosmetology training. She was a member of the Paul Mitchell Design Team. Brooke has an equal passion for make-up which she uses to help her guests find the hair color that complements their skin tone. Brooke loves all hair colors, from natural to blonding to fantasy color.
Haley has an impressive resume with the ROTC program and accolades earned in both AP and Honors Programs at Boca Ciega High School. She has loved make-up and hair since she was very young so it was a natural step for her to attend Loraines Academy directly after high school. Haley feels fortunate to have Johnny Argue as her mentor and trainer at Salon Volo. Haley is a certified Redken Specialist and has had advanced color training with Joe Chesbro and color correction training with Randy Topham, both Redken Artists. Her infectious good nature is evident when she says, "I love helping people look and feel great, making the world beautiful one guest at a time."
Alyssa is a St. Petersburg native who joined the Volo team in 2022. She has had a lifelong desire to be a salon professional. Alyssa graduated from American Institute of Beauty as a top performer and has already become a certified Redken Specialist. She is enthusiastically mastering blonding services working directly with her mentor and Volo's queen of blonding, Stephanie Lowe. Watch closely, Alyssa has an impressively fast-growing clientele. She says, "I am inspired by the satisfaction I see on my clients' faces when I transform their hair."
Ira works in guest services at Salon Volo. Many of our guests recognize his as the "smooth as silk" voice on their voicemail messages when we used to call everyone to remind them of their appoinments. Technology has replaced Ira's phone reminders but it will never replace his dedication to serving our guests. What most people don't know is that Ira has a background in musical theater. What makes him such an asset to our Guest Services though, is his background in high-end jewelry sales. Ira knows how to treat our guests like gold.
Originally from New England, Karen gravitated toward a career in the entertainment field and found herself in LA working in TV, film and theater. As a SAG, AFTRA and AEA union performer her favorite "gig" was the 5 seasons she worked on the set of the TV series Wings. Karen has always been happiest surrounded by creative people so it's no wonder that she quickly became a team favorite at Salon Volo. While working for Allegiant Airlines, Karen mastered the art of kindness. She says, "The day is long. You will always find kindness here."
Amanda has spent over 8 years in guest services at Salon Volo. She is a St. Petersburg native with an ever-present smile on her face. But, she's not just another pretty face. Amanda is a fierce competitor on the vollyball court, where you will find her most weekends. Golf is her latest passion. Customer service is her other game, she takes very good care of our guests.