Advanced Stylist & Hair Extension Specialist
Mariel began her journey as a stylist at the highly regarded Aveda Institute where she developed her passion for hair. Prior to attending the Aveda Institute she spent six years working in fashion and beauty marketing in New York and Los Angeles, with companies such as Givenchy, Popsugar, and Guess? Jeans. Her experience working in the industry has created her discerning and unique eye for style. Her love of beauty and her passion for the artistry of hair made her transition to hair styling a natural one. Mariel began her career in downtown Austin where she mentored under some of the city’s best hair stylists. Mariel completed rigorous advanced color training at the Wella Studio in Los Angeles as well as advanced color and cut courses at the acclaimed Vidal Sassoon Academy in Santa Monica. She also participated in a cutting course with Parisian celebrity stylist Bernard Dugard at Phyto Universe in New York. She is certified in Hot Heads extensions, the Brazilian Blowout, and has attended numerous styling classes with Kevin Murphy platinum stylists. She also assisted at the 2012 Style X fashion show for SXSW and the Art Bra Austin fashion show benefitting the Breast Cancer Resource Centers of Texas. She loves that she can be constantly learning in this profession and is passionate about staying up to date with all the current trends.