Meet the Staff

Hi, my name is Johnny Ballard and I am the owner of Always Gossip Salon.  I studied to be a stylist at Marketti School of Cosmetology in Waterford, Michigan.  I enjoyed school so much I also obtained my Cosmetology Instructor’s License and worked as Instructor after I graduated.

After working as a stylist and instructor for several years in Michigan, I relocated to the St. Petersburg area in Florida.   I spent several months looking for work and just couldn’t find the perfect salon; I wanted a place with a trendy, modern atmosphere, where the staff was fun and friendly and where clients always left happy.  Finally, I realized that the relocation was my opportunity to create the perfect salon and Always Gossip Salon was born.

Always Gossip is a unique salon that has evolved from the progressive vision of its owner Johnny Ballard.  Having worked within the industry for several years as a stylist and an instructor, Johnny soon realized the harmful effects and dangers of the chemicals used in most salons.  As a result, Johnny has investigated less harmful, more environmentally friendly “Green” products for Always Gossip.

At Always Gossip we strive to provide you with unique experience that is not only trendy and fun, but is also environmentally conscious.

I hope you’ll be a part of my vision for the perfect salon by visiting us at Always Gossip.