Mary Harris - Owner/Stylist Level 4
Mary is a partner in the business and an award winning stylist at Salon Biyoshi. She is proud to share that her salon was voted one of the top salons in the Metropulse's “Best of East Tennessee” poll. She is a three time award winning stylist. Her salon was recently awarded the Grand Prize in the nationwide Redken cut and color competition, “Night of Color”. She is also a national winner of the Redken's Chromatic Color Competition. Her dedication and love for the industry has driven her to advance her education, attending Vidal Sassoon Academy, Redken Exchange, Redken Symposium as well as many courses throughout the nation's major cities: Los Angeles, New York , Chicago , Miami, Orlando, Nashville and Atlanta. In addition, Mary has extensive experience in styling for photo shoots. Mary has a passion for growing the Salon Biyoshi team; both as stylists and as individuals. She has taken numerous classes that have provided her with the management tools needed to accomplish her goals. Mary strives to lead by example and inspire her team to bring out the best in their talents and abilities. Mary believes in growing people for a living, and doing hair for fun.
What are you currently working on?
Being a great leader to my staff, and providing each guest an ultimate salon experience. Readying myself to enter North American Hair Dresser Awards “NAHA”.
How do you spend your free time?
Reading and traveling with my husband, and spending time with my doggies.
What is your mantra?
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
What things make you laugh?
Other than my sometimes corky personality, my husband's most unusual laugh... it's contagious.
When did you know you wanted to do hair?
When I was about 12 years old. I had two younger sisters and a younger brother I could practice on. Believe me, their hair went through a lot! Then I did all my friends' hair, and my own. I love it!
Describe your approach to doing hair?
Consultation and listening is key! Everyone's hair is as unique as they are, so I believe in designing a look for them that they can work with.
What inspires your creativity?
A lot of things as long as my mind is open to allow my soul to see, hear, and feel all the beautiful things that surround me.
What advice would you give to someone considering coloring their hair for the first time?
It would depend on the individual need and commitment.
How do you approach cutting hair?
I apply the vision I have in my mind's eye and combine the techniques I've learned over the years to create a fabulous haircut.
What celebrity always has great hair?
Charlize Theron Julieanne Moore
How do you customize a hair color for each and every guest?
I talk to them about the level of commitment they want versus the look they desire.
What is your personal style?
Fashionable and Classy.