About BloNgo

bloNgo is the first blow bar located in the Tampa Palms area, offering blow drying services, full salon services and make-up services. At bloNgo Salon the quality of our clients’ hair is one of our main concerns, and this led us to create our “hair goals system”. This is a one on one consultation with one of our knowledgeable stylists where we listen to our clients’ needs, build a hair regimen to achieve their hair goals, and give them the look they want, all while providing them with the top quality they deserve! We are obsessed with education, on alert for trends, and inspired by fashion – both runway and street. Our best motivation is the moment when a client looks in the mirror and smiles back.

We also cater to men, providing top quality hair installments that look and feel natural (Appointment Necessary).

If you have the need for a small beauty party or private services, at bloNgo, a VIP room is available.

If you are not able to come to the salon, bloNgo can come to you! We offer location bridal showers, weddings, special events, etc.

Book an appointment online or over the phone today!

Walk-ins are always welcome!

Meet the Owners

Stephanie Foster


Stephanie Foster is the proud owner of bloNgo blow bar salon. Since the age of 10, Stephanie has always had an over-bearing passion for hair. She taught herself how to do hair and when she was co-captain for her color guard dance squad, she would prep the girls for competitions and shows by styling their hair and applying their makeup. Stephanie discovered that this was something she was passionate about and did not look back since!

Stephanie continued her education in cosmetology at Loraine's Academy in 2008. At the academy she learned different techniques and became a colorist. She learned platform style cutting along with full salon chemical services.

Stephanie maintains her education and stays up to date with new techniques and styles by attending hair shows and classes. She has had the opportunity to sit in as a student, and model for Micheline Barber, owner of M salon 1, and three time winner of Steve Harvey's neighborhood awards.

With over 8 years of experience in this industry Stephanie is proud to have opened her first salon in Tampa, Florida!

Her friends and family knows her as the "stylist of all". She craves excellence and presenting the best you! She loves to motivate women to be their best and very own beautiful.

Shantel Foster


Spending years in "Corporate America", getting into the beauty industry was not something on the horizon for Shantel, but when the opportunity was presented to her she jumped at it, and approached it with all the enthusiasm she had. Shantel wanted to learn as much as she could about the beauty industry, and how to run a successful business and that's exactly what she did!

She is part owner with Stephanie and whenever she is in the salon you'll find her at the front desk, making appointments, answering the phones, greeting clients, and making sure whatever goes on in the back end of the salon runs smoothly.

Shantel believes that someone's first impression has so much to do with how other people perceive them, and that's what really drives her in this salon. Seeing the confidence that clients have after leaving the salon makes this venture all the more gratifying!