Welcome to the Palm Avenue Salon
Fresh & Fabulous
Meet with the Master Hair Stylist & Makeup Artist herself, and legend Ana Molinari; or with one of our many talented Stylists, Colorists, Nail Technicians, Estheticians, Registered Massage Therapists, and more. Try our delightful Day of Beauty or Spa Day package for the ultimate rejuvenating experience around!
“This is my third time seeing Ana at the salon; it keeps getting better! My color and highlights look terrific and my hair has never been in better shape. I can’t wait to try all the other services.”
Treat yourself to the ultimate spa experience at Ana Molinari Salon, Spa & Boutique, Palm Avenue, Florida.
For the beauty demimonde, Ana Molinari is the epicentre of the SouthEastern United States. The Peruvianborn dynamo’s salons in Sarasota, Florida have become an essential stop on the itineraries of everyone from young, trendy Hollywood actresses and worldweary executives to glamorous socialites on the go and hot surfer boys en route to the sea. Ana is a makeup artist with over 30 years of experience and has worked with some of the best makeup artists in the world.
Her flagship Palm Avenue salon still resides in its original location, nestled in the heart of the historically acclaimed downtown Sarasota area, at 56 Palm Avenue South. Ana has also added two additional businesses to Palm Avenue, a modeling/talent agency and a couture bridal boutique.
Having since closed the doors at her Longboat Key location, which was a longtime staple in the Sarasota community and opening a new salon in the up and coming Lakewood Ranch area, her salons haven’t lost any of the elements that make them notoriously sought after. Both locations boast an uncompromising team of hair and nail technicians, make up artists, along with day spa talent, an esthetician, waxing specialist, and in house massage therapist.
Next door to 56 Palm Avenue sits Sarasota’s premier modeling and talent agency, Molinari Models and Talent, with a worldrenowned photographer, a team of New York trained makeup artists and a manager who has been in the industry for decades, Molinari Models and Talent is the most elite agency in Sarasota and its surrounding communities. Providing, organizing and instructing talent for nearly every upstanding event in Sarasota, Ana Molinari and her staff are the ones to turn to when only the best will do.
Also on Palm Avenue you will find Ana’s elegant La Mariee Bridal Boutique, providing haute couture bridal gowns, jewels from around the globe, accessories that range from vintage to very modern, custom made hats and veils, absolutely anything a bride to be could dream of. Walking in, your eyes naturally widen as you take in the sheer magnificence of the elegance draping from wall to wall, ceiling to floor, and in every nook and cranny more treasures are waiting to be discovered, nestled in the beautiful shelving amongst silk, lace and jewels. It is decadence at its finest, since opening in 2002, La Mariee couture has been featured in magazine upon magazine, runway events, television spots, bridal shows and more. It is more than the best bridal shop in Sarasota, it is the place that inspire you to fall in love all over again.
Ana’s long time love for all things vintage combined with her artistry, have also led her to design a line of custom hats, styles range from sophisticated to swanky, preppy to chic,vintage glamour to nautical beachside looks at their best. Upon request, Ana can create any style hat desired. Her hats have been commissioned for a number of artistic, entertainment and runway events. Molinari has nurtured an entrepreneurial vibe for business since moving to the United States in 1971, where she began her career training with Paul Mitchell. Prior to that, she studied at Helena Rubenstein. She came into her own at Garfinkel’s in Washington, D.C. before heading what turned out to be a caravan of top stylists to the less than funky wilds of Florida. Her maverick instincts provided right and she was instrumental in shaping the state’s image as a film, modeling and music hotspot.
In addition to styling countless magazine covers, her work has been seen in music videos, television and film, including news anchors of the ABC network and stars featured in the film “Great Expectations”. She was awarded a Gold Scissor Award as well as being a recipient of the L’Oreal Color Award and as a member of “Who’s Who in Leading American Executives”. In Florida, she is actively involved in the community where she sponsors charities and donates her time to those with major illnesses. Ever on the edge of evolution, Ana Molinari continues to directionalize the world of beauty. As they say, the beat goes on, cool, sophisticated tune of great looks and well pampered bodies, all inspired by a woman who’s life calling is also her passion.
She is a Florida certified cosmetologist for over 10 years. She received her education at Suncoast Technical College, and there she rose to the top of her class by competing in the Florida State Skills Competition. She also received the silver medal twice for the Evening Style Division-specializing in Up-do styles!
Upon graduation, she had been working in the hair and makeup industry providing such services as British and French hair cutting, custom color and Balayage highlighting, hair extensions, Keratin straightening, air brush makeup and standard makeup application, false lashes, and special events hair styling. Wedding and evening styling has always been a passion of her! To her it’s “hair art!”
Cindy Volack say:
My love for this industry shows in my work with everything I do! Whether it be working on photo shoots, fashion shows, Bridal expos, or weddings…I love it all!! I would be honored to help you and your bridal party feel and look your best on your most special day!
Michelle Mathews has been styling hair for nearly 17 years. Taught at Bradenton Beauty Academy she has continued her education through shows, classes, you tube tutorial, and hands on.
She is highly involved in the fashion industry of Sarasota, doing shoots, fashion shows and magazine print ads. Blessed to have learned the art of the dry cut originated by working alongside John Sahag’s apprentice, Albie Mulcahy in St Petersburg.
Always looking to further her knowledge and grow her guest list in and out of salon. When not at work, you can find her toes in the sand and enjoying our beautiful surroundings here in Sarasota with her beloved Siberian Husky, Dallas.
Working as an esthetician for 16 years, Teresa specializes in facials, waxing, shaping, and tattooing of eyebrows. She also is an expert when it comes to European Facials, which includes extractions and a relaxing massage. If you have a problem with your eyebrows that nobody can fix, Call Teresa – She can!
Beverly Booty Eager LMT ma#10524 is a licensed massage therapist and has been a Health Care Practitioner for over 30 years, providing her clientele with excelent pain rleif and stress reduction through Massage Therapy and assisting healing through medicinal natural remedies.
Beverly graduated from Sarasota School of Massage in 1990, beginning her career at the Massage Store in Siesta Key Village. She then bought the business in 1992 and was acting business owner untill she closed it in 2010. She also worked with Ana Molinari beginning in 1990 and continues to work with her, 24 years in total. She has thrived as a commercial organic gardener and collector of wild edible and medicinal plants and strongly bleieves in the healing through nutrition and homeopathic remedies.
Beverly is impeccably trained in both Medical Massage and Relaxation. Her specialities and training include: Neuromuscular, Mayofacial, Craniosacral Therapy, Stretching, Sports Massage,Relaxation, Swedish, Reflexology, Aromatherapy and Hot Stones Massage. Beverly tailors each massage according to her clients specific needs. She uses her extensive knowledge and experience to create a positive, healing and happy experience for her clientele.
Throughout her many years in massage Beverly has worked very successfully with many renoun athletes, Golfers, Dancers, Tennis Players, Baseball Players and Football Players. In addition to providing rehabilitation and pain relief by referral of Doctors, Dentists and Chiropractors. Beverly did volunteer work for the Sarasota Ballet Dancers for 16 years. Also providing donations for many charities over the past 24 years.
Marsol Booty, LMT, ma#26627 is a licensed massage therapist
Specializing in pain relief management and relaxation Dedicated to assessing the personal needs of her clientele And applying the different modalities she is trained in to create the best care for each individual.
She has been a massage therapist since 1996 during that time she has been successful in applying the massage therapy techniques to help treat many injuries, sports related, vehicle accidents, headaches, stress and she has assisted in creating more balance for her clientele.
Marsol grew up in a family of organic gardeners and has always believed in the importance of healing through Healthy eating and homeopathic remedies.
Over the years Marsol has accumulated many hours of training in various massage modalities that she utilizes including: Swedish, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Hot Stones, Myofascial Release, Sports Massage, Neuromuscular, Stretching and more. The clients she has treated range from professional athletes, football players, tennis players, dancers and golfers to pregnant mothers and the elderly. In addition she has worked with injury cases by referral of Doctors, Chiropractors and Dentists. Marsol enjoys Learning more to continue to help create a better health and well being for each of her clients.
Since the year 2000. Jessica Jose has worked as a Florida based professional Make-up artist. With an illustration major at Ringling School of Art and Design and a double minor in Sculpture and Painting, she combines her skill of placement and color to transform a face. Jessica’s extensive job experiences include: production, print, fashion, Bridal as well as special effects make-up for television and film. She has trained under Temptu certified Make-up artist to perfect her Airbrush make-up application and has also had the opportunity to train with Mac, Kevin Aucoin and more. Jessica looks forward to the personal connection she makes with all of her clients. To her, Beauty is Beauty, no matter to whom you are referring…
Olivia Gibson is an accomplished and creative makeup artist with experience in all aspects of media makeup. . She Studied media makeup and theatrical special effects at Leeds city college, in England.
She began her career as a makeup artist working with Bare Minerals. Her love for color, drive to help women feel beautiful, and positive attitude quickly pushed her career forward allowing her to manage counters, and stores throughout the Florida region.
Her beauty philosophy emphasizes flawless glowing skin, clean lines, and artfully blended colors that enhance natural beauty. Olivia is a versatile makeup artist who has a passion for her profession and all things beautiful.