Lee County Limelight | Fiore + Ella
Fiore + Ela Salon and Beauty Bar is a full service salon with 10 employees offering haircuts, blowouts, color, make up application, waxing, pedicures, manicures and massage services. Owners, Pam Gibson and Nicole Fiore created the salon with the goal of surpassing client’s expectations and building and strengthening relationships with clients and the community. Fiore + Ela is determined to reinvent the salon experience, keeping up with the latest trends in beauty making each service a work of art. We caught up with owner, Pam Gibson to talk to learn more about her Lee County business.
Why Lee County
Co-Owners, Pam Gibson and Nicole Fiore are both Southwest Florida natives with almost two decades of experience in the beauty industry. Both women have family here and chose to stay in Lee County to raise families of their own. Lee County is the only place they considered when starting their business and chose their location (9377 Ben C. Pratt/6 Mile Cypress) based on the huge amount of growth the area has experienced.
Secret to Success
Gibson says “Our customers tell us we give them exactly what they ask for. We hear time and time again they feel like it’s all about them when they’re here. It’s all about our customer service providing the client an outstanding experience”
Little Known Fact
Owner, Nicole Fiore used to draw elaborate salon floor plans as early as age 5 setting the stage for Fiore + Ela.
What Differentiates Us
“We wanted to be something different, not just another hair salon. We offer the only blow out bar in the area. The closest one is almost 20 miles away. Our retail offerings at Fiore + Ela are more extensive with our bath bomb bar which most salons do not offer. We also try to integrate reflexology into every service we can. For example, we have a full time licensed massage therapist who provides reflexology into every service possible” said Gibson. One of the salon’s most unique features is an area designed to host local musicians. Gibson and Fiore are working with FGCU to invite students to play live music and hope to launch that later this year.
Community Involvement is Key
“The salon just opened in August 2016 so we’re still exploring different opportunities to give back to the community. However, each of us gives back in our own personal lives. We’re hoping to collectively decide on an organization we’re passionate about to support as a business.