This month, Cutting Loose Salon is celebrating its five-year anniversary. Founded by master stylist Coral Pleas in 2008, the salon has grown from a staff of four to 50 and from one location to five.
Pleas’ passion is to exceed her guests’ expectations and cultivate her team’s talent. Each team member is put through a rigorous training program and encouraged to advance within the company. Pleas operates the business with both of her children, Travis and Taelor.
“I have enjoyed being a hairdresser for the last 30 years and look forward to playing the role of CEO and visionary for our company,” says Pleas. “We are thankful for all our customers for the growth and success we have enjoyed since we opened in 2008.”
The Salon has received numerous accolades: recognized by Salon Today Magazine in both 2011, 2012, and 2013 as a Top 200 Salon in America; "Best Hair Salon" by Living on the Suncoast in 2012; and "Best of the Best" by Sarasota Magazine in 2010 and 2012. Cutting Loose is a member of Intercoiffure America/Canada where salon owner Coral Pleas currently is a member of the board. Intercoiffure is a powerful organization in the hair dressing industry that determines the standards the rest of the industry follows.
During the past five years, Cutting Loose has given back to the community through fundraisers, donations, and events. The salon has raised $9,000 for the Center for Building Hope through their Cutathon and $49,000 for the Lisa Kreider Foundation. They also participate in several local fashion shows benefitting SPARCC, Designing Women Boutique, Ringling School, United Cerebral Palsy. Cutting Loose gives free haircuts when people donate their hair to Locks of Love and participates in HopeKids and Day of Hope, back to school events for homeless children providing free haircuts
and donating money for school supplies.
In celebration of their anniversary, Cutting Loose is hosting customer appreciation days, January 25th & 26th. Guests who book a prepaid service on either day or purchase any retail will receive 20% off. Cutting Loose has one location in University Park (8429 Honore Avenue, Phone: 941/ 358–6000); one in Sarasota on Main Street (1950 Main Street, Phone:941/365-5586); and one opening in Lakewood Ranch in second quarter 2013 (5820 Ranch Lake Blvd, Building B, Unit 112). After Hours by Cutting Loose is located in University Park at 8437 Honore Avenue and the phone number is