Local stylist Maritza Brigantti-Armstead is currently furthering her education in barbering at Sunstate Academy here in Fort Myers. As an 11 year stylist she has witnessed the many changes to the beauty industry, one of which is more men in the salon.
Maritza decided to go back to Sunstate to get her barbering license to meet this demand because more and more men are wanting a stylish cut with a barber finish. Over the last 5 years the demand has increased rapidly, because men are simply bored with their hairstyles. Barbering includes straight razor shaves, fades, blow-outs, and it requires more precision then just a regular haircut. Even more and more women are getting clipper instead of scissors on their cropped do's.
You can find Maritza behind her chair Wednesday through Saturday at Indulgence Salon where she has worked for over 9 years. She is extremely busy but always manages to find the time to fit each and every client in. Whether she stays late or comes in early she goes the extra mile, and soon she will be able to take care of the entire family. Maritza will be graduating from barbering school in October of 2013 and looks forward to implementing her new skills. As a mother of 5 with a wonderful husband, Maritza is truly blessed.