Milan:  Co-founder, Creative Style Director/ Top Stylist, and Education Coordinator.  Behind the chair, Milan observes each client's sense of style, personality and self-expression with attention to detail to create their best look.  She manages the team in educational direction and flow.  She loves art, fashion and design.

Amid art studios and modern lofts, The Factory Salon sits in downtown Fort Lauderdale’s FAT Village. The salon opened in late 2008, by the pioneering team Carmela and Milan Petruzelli, mother and daughter, as they partnered together in the creation and operation of ‘The Factory Salon’;  today one of Fort Lauderdale’s most prestigious and elite salons.  It is one of the few older businesses that remains running strong in the up and coming urban district.

The 1,300 square foot, mid-century industrial space is filled with hair, fashion, art and extremely talented stylists. The Factory Salon has been so successful that it was voted as the Best Salon (and the ONLY salon listed) in Fort Lauderdale by ELLE Magazine (top 100 out of 82.000 USA licensed salons) in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. ​

Walking into this trendy salon you immediately sense a friendly, creative and laid back environment, instantly putting you the client at ease.  The Factory Salon’s quality and causal vibe make it the only salon in the Fort Lauderdale region to consider when it comes to color, style, imagination and reasonable pricing.  As Carmela says, “With all that said, welcome, and let’s get to work!”  So come join us today and see the difference for yourself.


Carmela: Co-Founder and Business Manager.  Behind the desk, she is a leader and inspiration to the salon trade and embraces her business acumen in forming the backbone of the team.  Carmela’s professionalism and artistic vision in salon design contribute to their wonderful and relaxed environment.