Mary is originally from Panama where she attended the police academy and later went on to become a detective serving honorably for four years. She later decided to move to the United States where she pursued her dream in Cosmetology.
Mary started her career in the hair industry in 2006, working in one of the most exclusive salons located downtown Asheville. By 2009, she studied in New York City at Studio Wella where she obtained certification as a Master in Color. In 2015 she opened her own salon, Maryfrank Salon, with presently more than 500 clients.
Mary believes in excellence, openness, and integrity. She embraces innovation, new techniques, and creating editorial artistry through photo shoots and other styling endeavors. She feels she can make a real contribution to the hair care industry and to the professional development of her staff. She understands hair dressing can affect people in profound ways and through the collaboration of her staff and herself, she will significantly impact the Asheville area.
Mary’s philosophy is "Never be afraid of being wrong, because through mistakes comes learning and perfection".