Mary earned her cosmetology degree from the Temple, a Paul Mitchell Partner School of Cosmetology, in Frederick in 2008. Her first styling position was at New York, New York, a local salon where she started as an assistant and became a stylist the following year. While there she continued her development through TIGI cutting classes, and honed her skills with Paul Mitchell, Matrix and L’Oreal products.
When Mary joined Natural Fusion Hair Studio in 2010, she learned new cutting styles and became familiar with a wider range of products including Davines, Chi and Perfecta. Over the next two years, Mary played an integral role in helping the salon evolve to be even more sustainable. Part of this process entailed the shop migrating through a series of product lines in search of the highest quality and environmental ratings.
In 2012 Natural Fusion adopted Tela Organics and P2 by Philip Pelusi and Mary underwent a certification for each, entailing extensive product training classes online and on-site through the Philip Pelusi Institute in Pittsburgh. Additionally, Mary participated in Tela/P2 educator, smoother and blowout classes as well as Chi environmental and transformation classes.
Recently, the salon began using the COLOR.ME line by Kevin Murphy and Mary attended a training session from a Kevin Murphy color educator. Mary regularly attends the Baltimore Hair Show and she is consistently learning, sharing her knowledge with colleagues and clients alike. She continues to seek ways in which she can cultivate her expertise as a stylist and salon leader.