We are the Premiere Destination Wedding Salon on Boca Grande/Gasparilla Island!

Our Team

We are a team of highly-qualified, beauty care professionals and hairstylists in Boca Grande, Florida.  Our Full Service Salon provides an extensive list of hair, nail, skincare, and massage services for women and men.

Susan Wright-Hoots

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Owner/Stylist


Since arriving in Florida from her native Ogunquit, Maine in 1971, Susan’s love of style, creative flair, and passion has lead her to be the Owner, Stylist and Creative Director of Courtyard Hair Etc.. Susan studied at Bernard’s School of Cosmetology in Lewiston, Maine and continues this study every year with Continuting Education, and bringing the industries best in to train her staff.  Her extensive knowledge of the business of beauty, as well as her extensive talent has made her one of Florida’s most sought after stylists.

Dianna Hedges

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Stylist

Dianna joined Courtyard Hair  Etc. in 1997 from Indianapolis, Indiana.  Diana knew at a very early age her passion was for hairstyling and began her studies in high school. While continuing her studies in high school, Dianna attended Vocational Education School with a major in Cosmetology during her Junior and Senior years.  Her passion for hairstyling keeps her continuing her education every year to be the best she can be. Dianna has practiced for 46 years  which includes, managing a salon in Columbus, Ohio for 4 years.

Dawn Ondras

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Receptionist

Dawn joined the Courtyard Hair Etc. team in 2011.  Her background includes a Degree in Education and over 23 years of Salon Management in Connecticut.  Dawn has an innate knowledge of how salons function at every level and is very passionate about her role.  Her wealth of experience and knowledge ensures all guests have great salon experiences. Dawn summer’s in Coventry, Connecticut and we are so grateful to have her winter with us here in Florida

Tracy Geddes

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Stylist/Receptionist

Tracy has a wealth of knowledge in the salon industry having started her Salon Career over 30 years ago.  Tracy joined the Courtyard Hair Etc. team in 2012 from Ojai, California.  Her background includes a Degree in Business Science, and many years of continuing education.  Tracy strives to ensure all guest are cared for in an excellent and professional manner and the salon operates at a high quality of service at all times.  

Fred Doty

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Barber

Fred has been an extremely loyal and longstanding member of the Courtyard Hair Etc. team, he has been with us from day one.  Fred’s work as a Barber started in Columbus Ohio where he attended Barber College and owned Arcade Salon for many years.  He attended Ohio State University, and continues his education every year to hone his craft.  Fred combines his advanced technical expertise with his flair for style to serve his ever growing list of loyal guests.

Tracy Reynolds

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Massage Therapist


Tracy joined Courtyard Hair Etc. in 2017, she studied at Ridge Technical School in Winter Haven, Florida.  Tracy has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 1999. With 20 years of experience, her passion for quality and strong understanding of therapy treatments, Tracy can help you find rejuvenation and renewal amidst the stress of life.  She specializes in Sports, Deep Tissue, Myofascial and Neuromuscular Techniques, Hot Stone Massage and Swedish Massage.

Michael Rizk

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Massage Therapist


Michael joined the Courtyard Hair Etc. Team in 2005,  and has been serving Boca Grande Island for more than 29 years.   He is adaptable and intuitive, and trusted by his loyal guest list.  His specialties include:  Holistic, Deep Therapeutic Massage of mind body and spirit.  His guests enjoy a minimum of 90 minute sessions with Myofascial and Neuromuscular Techniques according to individual tolerance.  

Lorrie DeLa Ruiz

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Esthetician

Lorrie joined Courtyard Hair Etc. in 2019 from California.  She brings with her over 20 years 

of experience perfecting her aesthetic skills with her own practice in Carmel, California, in dermatology clinics, as well as world renown estabilishments.  She holds many certifications, from three different states including a Cosmetic Laser Tech Certificate.  Lorrie also is an expert in special occasion Makeup Application and would love to be a part of your special day!  If customers can’t find it, it doesn’t exist. Clearly list and describe the services you offer. Also, be sure to showcase a premium service.

Trish Chamberlain

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Nail Tech

Trish moved to Florida from Hackelstown, New Jersey and has been with Courtyard Hair Etc. since 2001.  Trish has built an extremely loyal client base and is a salon nail expert.  She has studied as a Advanced Medical/Nail Tech with an impressive internship with a Doctor of Podiatry.   Trish graduated from Charlotte Technical School and is Certified in CND Shellac Nails, Bio Sculpture Gel, as well as a Certified Norvell Spray Tan Technician.  She is an integral part of our team, and has unwavering passion for her work.

Gayle Cluff

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Stylist/Nail Tech

Gayle came to Courtyard Hair Etc. in 2009 with an impressive background of Director/Instructor of Pierre’s School of Cosmetology for 25 years.  Along with a career path that included working with Paul Mitchell, and Pivot Point. Gayle has  an innate understanding of what guests want for a fresh new look and has become an expert in keeping her guest’s looking fabulous!  We are pleased to have Gayle during the warm winter months in Florida.

Dianne Garabedian

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Massage Therapist

Dianna joined the Courtyard Hair Team in 2019 with many years of experience.

David Smith

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Stylist/Barber

David Smith, Stylist/Barber 

David has been with Courtyard Hair Etc. since 2016, and brings an influential, artisnal approach to hair.  He combines his experience with Redken, Paul Mitchell, Pivot Point and SoColor to achieve impressive results with hair.  He studied at Pierre’s School of Cosmetology and combines his skill with technique to create a fresh look his guests can wear with confidence.  We are proud to have him during the winter and are envious of him in Kennebunk, Maine during the warm summer months.

Caryn Foster

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Esthetician

Caryn, a Full Specialist Esthetician since 1986 is offering her specialty skin care services incorporating micro-current therapy.  She saw first hand how it helped soften a keloid scar on her own face where plastic surgery did not.  Over the years, many have experienced healing and anti-aging benefits of Bio Therapeutic treatments.  In addition to her skin care practice she also has a bachelor degree in nursing working in the Department of Surgery since 2005.

Mr. Boots

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FIC

Mr Boots, is our Feline in Control.  He serves as our in house PR Guru as well as Meeter and Greeter.

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