Giovanni (aka Gio, Vonn and G) was born and raised in Orlando, Florida.  She graduated top of her class at the Aveda Institute and has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Management from Carson-Newman College.  She enjoys doing all hair textures which puts her in the diverse and versatile category.  She prides herself on developing and maintaining close relationships and trusts within her strong and loyal clientele.  Her dynamic with each client is diverse, natural and unique.  This approach also applies to the styles and colors she chooses for them.  There is not one aspect of hair she enjoys the most.  She envys every entity in working with hair, from cut and color to extensions and styling.  Follow her on Instagram, bookher_xbs8.  You can reach Gio by e-mail address at or by her cell phone (407) 970-3605.


Karli is a Master Hair Stylist and graduated from the highly regarded Aveda Academy.  She has been living and working in the Windermere area for over 20 years.  She specializes in dimensional hair coloring and uses the most eco-friendly products and techniques on her client’s hair.  To make an appointment with Karli call (407) 394-5834 or email her at


Ashley has been a stylist for over 7 years and for her the feeling of making someone feel good about themselves never gets old.  She always stays up to date with education and all the latest hair trends and styles!  She loves coloring, and she’s certified in balayage by The Business of Balayage, as well as Hot Heads Extensions.  To make an appointment with Ashley call (302) 388-6165.

Sandy O’Connor

Sandy has many years of experience with hair.  She is an excellent colorist, well versed with Global Keratin Smoothing System, she also excels in styling with round brush blow outs as well as special occasion styling.  As a little girl Sandy knew that she wanted to be a hairstylist and now she is living her dream and passion through her work.  She’s a people person and is always looking to learn more to better her craft.  To make an appointment with her call (407) 625-3981.


Alan has an extensive number of years as a stylist, many of those years are right here in the Dr. Phillips area. He also has been an educator and stage artist for many professional hair product Companies including Kenra, Paul Mitchell, and Bumble and Bumble. Where he shared his knowledge of precision cutting, and styling. Alan is always looking to stay up on the current trends and styles, most recently he has been certified in the latest coloring techniques by Wella featuring the Ombre and Balayage looks. He is also certified in Keratin Complex smoothing treatments and with Oribe for styling and up-dos.  He combines his years of experience with cutting edge techniques to meet the individual needs of every client.  Alan customizes his approach to each client ensuring that everyone leaves looking amazing.  From large weddings and special occasions to every day styling you can be sure that you will always look your best.  Alan’s Mantra is that “life is a journey, not a destination”  You can make an appointment with Alan by calling (407) 929-7075.


In support of Pinktober, xander blue salon 8 will be donating 40% of all retail sales made from October 16th ($225.00 donation) to Susan G Komen Central Florida. Thanks for your help in supporting this great cause.


Through his long history in of working in the fashion retail industry Miguel found his passion of working with hair.  He specializes in modern and classic hair cutting for both men and women.  Miguel also has strong background with all aspects of hair color including custom blonding, low lighting and corrective color.  He is also a certified Global Keratin stylist, a treatment that smooths and removes unwanted frizz from hair.  His belief in continual education keeps his work at it’s highest level.   Not only are Miguel’s technical skills exceptionally strong but he also places a high value on listening and understanding the need’s of a client in order to achieve their expectations.  To book your appointment with Miguel call (407) 230-8993.

Raul is a professional in the hair industry for over 20 years, he specializes in haircutting, hair coloring, and texturizing systems. Here’s what some of his clients say about him.

“…always listens to what we want and offers suggestions based on his knowledge of latest trends and techniques…Raul is a must!”. Paul S. and family

“…changed me from hair dye to color stain and now I not only have great color but healthy, shiny, and soft hair again!”. Dana B.

“…convinced me to get hair extensions…my hair went from thin and short to full and long…I’ve never had more beautiful hair.” Becky B.

Call Raul at 321 663 0821 for an appiontment.


Michelle is a cosmetologist with many years experience.  Originally from Michigan, she’s now in love with sunny Florida.  Michelle’s passion is transforming her guests into their vision of themselves.  She’s great at short and long women’s cuts, dramatic or subtle dimensional color and won’t shy away from any color correction.  Extensions are a specialty of hers, including fusion, tape-ins or custom clip-ins.  She is extremely comfortable with all men’s cuts, including short fades and today’s trendy undercuts and side parts.  Call or text for an appointment or consultation! 231-357-1966



Selma is a fashion forward hairstylist with many years of styling experience. Her passion is to help clients find a style that makes them look and feel their best.  She begins each consultation by taking time to discuss each clients hair texture, facial shape and lifestyle to achieve a look they will love and can re-create.  Her commitment to continuing education ensures she is always up to speed with the latest products, techniques and styles.  Selma is Keratin certified and specializes in multi-dimensional color and color correction.  To contact Selma for an appointment or complimentary consultation, call 407.970.5458.  Or see her work and connect with her at