Maria was born in Crossnore, NC and grew up in Roan Mountain, TN. She has worked as a professional hairstylist since 2008. With the help of her husband, Derek  she opened Studio M Salon in October of 2010. She attended Mayland Community College and Bristol School of Hair Design for cosmetology. She was certain at a young age this was the career she wanted to pursue, and eventually own a salon. She loves making all her clients feel confident and beautiful. Although her talents range, her passion lies in cut, color and education. When away from the salon, she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

Birthday: May 6th

Favorite Kevin Murphy Product: Killer Curls

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