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maria mercado

stylist / color specialist

tell us about your background as a stylist:

“I attended Paul Mitchell the school in Costa Mesa from 2007 to 2008. I worked for Carlton hair for 6 years where I became a master educator and mentored fellow stylists and assistants. I love to do editorial work and weddings. I had the privilege of doing work on a celebrity photo shoot, and have also won several styling awards.” 

what drives me?

My passion for hair! And my family, they are my biggest support team. As well as all the other great stylists I have been able to work with.  

favorite music artists?

R&B singers Miguel and Justin Timberlake

if you could have dinner with anyone who would it be?

Jane Atkin, she is such an amazing hair dresser & entrepreneur  

favorite saying?

“Each day is a new life. Seize it. Live it.” 

what brought you to the house salon?

“First off, the beautiful spacious atmosphere! Second, I’m huge on education so the fact that education is provided is very important to me. Last but not least, Andrea is one of the sweetest people I have ever met and has really helped me feel welcome and excited about working here at the house!”