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Maria "M." Ascenzia
Salon Owner

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Maria always knew she wanted to be a hairstylist. "Ever since I was a little girl, I just knew. When I was five years old I would cut all my Barbie Dolls' hair... I mean I couldn't really do much with them so they all just ended up with bobs." She graduated from Gal-Mar Academy of Cosmetology in 1995 and has been doing hair ever since. She started working at Hairclub as a colorist and stylist in 1998 and in 2002 she took over the salon. In 2004, she changed the name and M. Salon & Spa was born. Coming from a family of local entrepreneurs, owning a business is in Maria's genes. She loves to see people smile, saying, "I truly believe, and have always said... if my guests and employees are happy, then so am I. Making people happy is what I love to do - besides hair of course." Along with having a great sense of humor, Maria is humble and appreciative for where she is in life. She feels blessed and strives to give back to her employees and the community. Maria views business ownership as a continuous learning opportunity. As the owner of M. Salon & Spa for many years, she considers a day when she hasn't learned anything new as unproductive. Maria will always feel that "True happiness is a reflection of feeling beautiful inside and out."