Mariana Ayamel, born in the Ivory Coast (West Africa) - and grew up in Montgomery County, MD. Her passion and drive for hair developed from the late and great Angela L. Johnson. Angela was not only her cosmetology teacher, but a second mother and mentor to her.
After being refused placement into the cosmetology program in 2012 and being told "Cosmetology will not take you anywhere in life." She successfully completed the three (3) year program in two years. Also, obtaining a cosmetology license on her first attempt. While perfecting her craft with clients and continuing within her education, she became a Senior Cosmetologist in 2018.
With the ultimate goal of being a Cosmetology Instructor, that dream became a reality in 2019; she is currently a Cosmetology Instructor within the District of Columbia Public School System for both high school students and adults. As an instructor, she truly enjoys being able to bestow the years of knowledge and technique into these future stylists while also sharing the love and zeal for this industry.
Outside of the classroom, she enjoys being behind the chair, beautifying her clients while helping them maintain healthy hair while empowering men and women to feel good about themselves.
What People Say
I absolutely looooooooveddd my hair. I’ve been searching for so long someone who actually cares and KNOWS what they doing when it comes to natural hair and she left me more than satisfied when I got out the chair. I can proudly say she has a forever customer with me because even two weeks later my hair is STILL silky smooth and looks amazing. 10/10 I’ve recommended her to almost every one I know !
Mariana is amazing hairstylist that cares so much for the health of my natural hair! My hair is the healthiest when it is in her hands! I am currently on a growth journey to restore my length and thickness and the process is going amazing! My hair is thicker than it’s been in years!!
Mariana has been caring for my natural hair for about 6 years now. It has never been healthier! Not only does she provide the service but she provides knowledge for you to keep your hair healthy between appointments. She's extremely kind and always professional. Always willing to do her best to get you the appointment time and day you need. I am always pleased with my hair and will forever return!