Ana Molinari – Fashion Extraordinaire

For the beauty demimonde, Ana Molinari is the epicentre of the South­Eastern United States. The Peruvian­born dynamo’s salons in Sarasota, Florida have become an essential stop on the itineraries of everyone from young, trendy Hollywood actresses and world­weary executives to glamorous socialites on the go and hot surfer boys en route to the sea. Ana is a makeup artist with over 30 years of experience and has worked with some of the best makeup artists in the world.

Her flagship Palm Avenue salon still resides in its original location, nestled in the heart of the historically acclaimed downtown Sarasota area, at 56 Palm Avenue South. Ana has also added two additional businesses to Palm Avenue, a modeling/talent agency and a couture bridal boutique.

Having since closed the doors at her Longboat Key location, which was a longtime staple in the Sarasota community and opening a new salon in the up and coming Lakewood Ranch area, her salons haven’t lost any of the elements that make them notoriously sought after. Both locations boast an uncompromising team of hair and nail technicians, make up artists, along with day spa talent, an esthetician, waxing specialist, and in house massage therapist.

Next door to 56 Palm Avenue sits Sarasota’s premier modeling and talent agency, Molinari Models and Talent, with a world­renowned photographer, a team of New York trained makeup artists and a manager who has been in the industry for decades, Molinari Models and Talent is the most elite agency in Sarasota and its surrounding communities. Providing, organizing and instructing talent for nearly every upstanding event in Sarasota, Ana Molinari and her staff are the ones to turn to when only the best will do.

Also on Palm Avenue you will find Ana’s elegant La Mariee Bridal Boutique, providing haute couture bridal gowns, jewels from around the globe, accessories that range from vintage to very modern, custom made hats and veils, absolutely anything a bride to be could dream of. Walking in, your eyes naturally widen as you take in the sheer magnificence of the elegance draping from wall to wall, ceiling to floor, and in every nook and cranny more treasures are waiting to be discovered, nestled in the beautiful shelving amongst silk, lace and jewels. It is decadence at its finest, since opening in 2002, La Mariee couture has been featured in magazine upon magazine, runway events, television spots, bridal shows and more. It is more than the best bridal shop in Sarasota, it is the place that inspire you to fall in love all over again.

Ana’s long time love for all things vintage combined with her artistry, have also led her to design a line of custom hats, styles range from sophisticated to swanky, preppy to chic, vintage glamour to nautical beach­side looks at their best. Upon request, Ana can create any style hat desired. Her hats have been commissioned for a number of artistic, entertainment and runway events. Molinari has nurtured an entrepreneurial vibe for business since moving to the United States in 1971, where she began her career training with Paul Mitchell. Prior to that, she studied at Helena Rubenstein. She came into her own at Garfinkel’s in Washington, D.C. before heading what turned out to be a caravan of top stylists to the less than funky wilds of Florida. Her maverick instincts provided right and she was instrumental in shaping the state’s image as a film, modeling and music hot­spot.

In addition to styling countless magazine covers, her work has been seen in music videos, television and film, including news anchors of the ABC network and stars featured in the film “Great Expectations”. She was awarded a Gold Scissor Award as well as being a recipient of the L’Oreal Color Award and as a member of “Who’s Who in Leading American Executives”. In Florida, she is actively involved in the community where she sponsors charities and donates her time to those with major illnesses. Ever on the edge of evolution, Ana Molinari continues to directionalize the world of beauty. As they say, the beat goes on, cool, sophisticated tune of great looks and well pampered bodies, all inspired by a woman who’s life calling is also her passion.

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Ana’s long time love for all things vintage combined with her artistry, have also led her to design a line of custom hats, styles range from sophisticated to swanky, preppy to chic, vintage glamour to nautical beach­side looks at their best. Upon request, Ana can create any style hat desired. Her hats have been commissioned for a number of artistic, entertainment and runway events. Molinari has nurtured an entrepreneurial vibe for business since moving to the United States in 1971, where she began her career training with Paul Mitchell. Prior to that, she studied at Helena Rubenstein. She came into her own at Garfinkel’s in Washington, D.C. before heading what turned out to be a caravan of top stylists to the less than funky wilds of Florida. Her maverick instincts provided right and she was instrumental in shaping the state’s image as a film, modeling and music hot­spot.

80 S Palm Ave.
Sarasota, Florida 34236
United States

(941) 365-5100

Hours

Monday9:00 AM — 6:00 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM — 6:00 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM — 6:00 PM
Thursday9:00 AM — 6:00 PM
Friday9:00 AM — 6:00 PM
Saturday9:00 AM — 6:00 PM
SundayClosed

Sunday Appointment Only