Salon Suite Owner Lisa Poliafico

Master Stylist Lisa Poliafico has been a hairstylist for almost 20 years. As a seasoned hairstylist, she’s earned the nickname “The Blonde Queen.” In addition to creating beautiful blonde hair, Lisa also specializes in highlights, color, balayage, textured cuts, and bridal hair.

Lisa was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and moved to Florida at an early age. As a child, she aspired to become a nurse. After seeing someone pass away as a hospital volunteer, she decided not to become a nurse. Getting highlights for the first time fueled Lisa’s decision to become a hairstylist. She left the salon that day feeling beautiful and confident. And she wanted to pass the same feeling on to others. 

Lisa’s Journey to Independence

In 2000, Lisa became a hairstylist. Two of Lisa’s managers transitioned from a traditional salon to iStudio Salons. Lisa decided to follow their success. In January 2017, she became a salon suite owner and launched BellaMaria by Lisa. “BellaMaria” represents Lisa’s mother and daughter. The two of them give her strength. She personalized her studio with her son’s favorite colors: red, silver, and black.

What Lisa enjoys best at iStudio Salons is her “individuality, comfort, independence, and privacy.”

Future Goals

Lisa’s future goals as a hairstylist includes:
  • being a lifelong learner
  • guaranteeing the highest quality of services with personalized creativity for each client
  • providing honest and thorough consultations to maintain the integrity of the hair
  • to always use top-notch products
  • making each client comfortable by creating a personal and private experience
  • to give clients the confidence they’ve always dreamed of having
  • making sure perms never return 😂

Growing a Salon Suite Business with Instagram

Lisa has had her worked featured on Modern Salon and BehindTheChair. Immediately she felt grateful to see the support of such significant platforms. It gave her an ego boost and made her feel like “a celebrity hairstylist.” Lisa receives a lot of business from Instagram. She contributes growing her clientele to the consistency of her photos and the use of relevant hashtags.

Be sure to follow Lisa on Instagram!

Poliafico’s encourages other stylists to “never to stop educating yourself.”

Life Outside of the Salon

When Lisa isn’t creating beautiful hair and building confidence, she enjoys spending time with her two children. They enjoy traveling, taking cruises, going to the beach, theme parks, and going on weekend getaways. And she finds canoeing to be peaceful and relaxing.

Booking an Appointment with Lisa

BellaMaria by Lisa is located in Studio 6 of iStudio Salons Dr. Phillips.  Click here to schedule an appointment with Lisa.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Orlando Fla Master Hairstylist ( on


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Orlando Fla Master Hairstylist ( on


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Orlando Fla Master Hairstylist ( on