- 'Top 200'
- Salon Today Magazine 2008-2010
- 'Top 10 Salons in Jacksonville'
- Jacksonville Magazine
- 'Entrepreneur Of The Year'
- Global Salon 2007
Frangipani Hair Studio, Inc. was created and opened in 2001 by Shanna Swing. After living in North Carolina and working for 10 years as a stylist, Shanna felt it was time for a career change. She wanted more training and education, so she sought out the industry leader in world-class salons – Aveda - which happened to be in Jacksonville. Shanna built a loyal client base, and mentored other stylists within the salon. Shanna's skills and customer service were recognized, and within six months, she became a Hair Color Educator for Aveda, North Florida.
Since opening Frangipani in 2001, Shanna has worked with and learned from the best in the industry. She was the colorist for an internationally known and recognized leader, Yosh Toya, a world-class haircutting master. She studied with and has been educated by such artists as David Adams, Van Council, and Oscar Bond. In 2006, Shanna was nominated Global Entrepreneur of the Year, for Outstanding Achievement in Salon Development and Mentorship. Since 2006, she is also a VIP member of the Cambridge Who’s Who, which recognizes executives, professionals, and entrepreneurs who are outstanding in their fields. Shanna continues to work behind the chair at Frangipani and provides a personal Aveda experience. She says, "I am proud to say I run my business from the heart, creating a family environment for my staff and the Aveda experience for each and every guest."