Who We Are
At just fifteen years of age, Soﬁa Loren Cardena moved from Guadalajara Mexico. Due to the decline of the Mexican economy in the later part of 1990 the entire Cardena family including Sofia’s parents and siblings relocated to the United States.
Sofia Loren began her journey in 2000 going to beauty school and at the same time working numerous jobs to pay for school and to help support her family. After completing her education, Sofia attended beauty school, immersed herself in the beauty community and she started working in one of the best salons in town called Wild Hair Salon, located in Boca Raton, FL.
From that moment her life changed, and she immediately quit all the other jobs. This was her calling, it was now time to focus on this career and prove to herself she can do it. Sofia was introduced to master hair designer Elaine Ferrari, one of the most prestigious hairdressers in the United States. At the time Elaine was traveling the world competing in the hair industry, she gifted Sofia with her extensive knowledge, and took Sofia under her wing. Elaine became her mentor, and she trained Sofia to become one of the most unique and meticulous hairstylists in town.
Sofia credits Elaine for her success and she quotes “if it wasn’t for her I would not be here today”, she encouraged me to believe in myself and my talent. I am eternally grateful for both her wisdom and guidance.
The Next Big Step
This has transcended into her flawless work with hair extensions, colors and haircuts from Florida to Mexico. Sofia is also working on a new revolutionary hair extension clip for the salon industry.
Sofia moved to a bigger studio to focus on her clients and give them impeccable services. This was a stepping stone for her success, including her amazing affectionately team known as #shesteam.
Her main focus is to take care of her clients, customer service is number one. Everyone is treated like a VIP. Sofia believes in keeping the salon updated and her staff inspired, she believes these factors are very important for Longevity.
Miguel Angel MartinezHair Sylist
Miguel Angel Martinez
Meet Miguel Angel Martinez! From Guadalajara, Mexico, Miguel brings with him years of experience and professional training. After working as a licensed cosmetologist at premier salons, we are thrilled to have him as part of the Sofia Loren Salon team. Along with the professional training and previous experience he brought with him, Miguel has spent the past five years working and training with Sofia and has learned a lot about Sofia’s style and way of doing things!
Cut, color, and styling for guys and gals — Miguel brings your personal beauty vision to life. Here are a few of Miguel’s specialties:
- Pravana master hair colorist
- Brazilian blowouts
- Keratin treatments
- Color extractions and color corrections
- Rays, highlights, transparencies, ombre, balayage, and flamboyage
- Eyebrow extractions
- Elaboration of fretwork with a razor and men’s cuts
Beyond Miguel’s tremendous skills in the salon, he has successfully completed the beauty cultist practical technician course, which allows him to advise clients on possible changes in their personal image through care and aesthetic transformation of the hair, perform aesthetic hair treatments and apply hygiene techniques.
When not in the salon, Miguel takes his passion to event preparations such as weddings, beauty shows, fashion shows, birthday parties, first communions, etc., where he is sought after for hair styling, updos, make-up, and anything beauty. He continues to train with Sofia to provide the same VIP services and treatment our clients have come to love from her and the rest of the team! Miguel loves working with hair and making people of all ages super happy with their looks! Miguel is fantastic with colors, cuts, hair treatments, and hair extensions and will make you feel beyond fabulous!
Miguel rounds out our incredibly talented team, and our clients eagerly request him — he’s your go-to professional for the VIP experience all our clients receive at Sofia Loren Salon.
Blanca has over twenty-five years of experience in the beauty industry and a lot of talent! Blanca is now a Junior Stylist after being with Sofia for over a decade, working her way up from her starting position as a nail tech.
Sofia inspired, encouraged, and allowed Blanca to go back to school and pursue hair.
Blanca has completed several classes and acquired the associated certificates, including a special certification — Honors, Best In Class with Vidal Sassoon! Blanca’s Florida license requirements are all current, and she is ready to make your hair dreams come true!
Claudia has been fully licensed in Cosmetology for over 2 years and has trained under Sofia’s supervision. She has many hours of hands-on experience with Sofia and continues to take courses to learn new things! She has even perfected her blowdrying skills thanks to Hair Stylist Miguel, and has transitioned from originally being Sofia’s amazing assistant, to a Freshman Stylist. Claudia’s Florida license requirements are all current, and she is ready to listen to your vision and give you the dream style you’re looking for!