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featured shu stylist: carmen lee sargeant

The Grand Beauty Spa | Tampa, FL

Shu Uemura Hairdressers Instagram@carmenleesargeant

As Owner of The Grand Beauty Spa, Sargeant has enjoyed the opportunity she had in April of 2007 to create a new level of salon and spa services in the Tampa Bay area. She takes great delight in spoiling guests with a beautiful, safe and clean environment while providing the most relaxing innovative spa treatments and fashion forward salon services in the country.

Most recently, Sargeant was named as one of three finalists in the SHU Gallery of Style national competition which has been entered into Shu’s international competition.

With over 20 years of experience, Sargeant not only leads and inspires her salon team in Tampa, but has the honor to train and tour with some the country’s top stylists to inspire stylists around the country. She enjoys giving back her knowledge as an artist on the Shu Uemura Artistic Team. She has worked regularly under lead stylist Odile Gilbert for Kérastase Paris in NYC Spring and Fall Fashion Week. Sargeant’s main focus “behind the chair” has been to master the concepts of understanding balance, symmetry and artistry of hair design.

Beyond the many hours she spends “behind the chair,” Sargeant is well known for her ongoing commitment to giving back to her community. She has been a loyal supporter of Everyday Blessings and Feeding America Tampa Bay to name a few. She is also passionate about teaching yoga and spending quality time with her family.


Do you have a favorite go-to?

Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Hair Oil is one my go to because it’s the most versatile and nourishing hair oil.

How do you determine which prep product to begin with?

I choose prep products by hair texture.

Shu Uemura Tsuyu Sleek Blow Dry Oil

How do you think the precious ingredient story plays into speaking to products with clients?

I love the precious ingredient story Shu uses because it helps me increase a client’s understanding of what their hair needs by calling out the main benefits of the precious ingredients and why they have been chosen for each product. It’s an educational conversation that can be beneficial for both myself and the client. I have also found that clients are increasingly interested in where ingredients come from and how they play into the products that they use.

What makes Shu so appealing to clients and stylists?

The incredible results that the products provide is what makes Shu so special. The hair is instantly radiant with movement and texture.

Which two products can you not live without? And why?

Uzu Cotton Defining Hair Cream because it is the perfect finish for all hair types because its cotton-like putty adds the perfect amount of definition without weighing the hair down.

Shu Uemura Ishi Sculpt Sculpting Hair Paste

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