Personal Style: Marie Ferro

By Web Editor | 11/20/2008 10:30:00 AM

 

This owner of Marie's Hair Studio in Malibu has been a stylist for 21 years and counts Barbara Streisand, Olivia Newton John and Jane Seymour among her celebrity clientele.

WHO INFLUENCED YOU THE MOST: My father, for teaching me the beauty of the human heart; my mother, for living with integrity; and my husband Michael, for showing me the meaning of unconditional love.

MY HAIR HEROES: Alan Bush, Philip Wilson, Martin Parsons and Mike Karg. I have such respect for great educators because they change lives.

MY STYLE ICON: Vivienne Mackinder who is the personification of elegance, talent and philanthropy.

I BECAME A HAIRDRESSER BECAUSE: When I studied art in college, I loved water color painting because of the effect that layering color had on creating form. I discovered Goldwell color and it allowed me to use hair color in an artistic way.  I have a natural love of people, so hairdressing was a fit.

WHAT I WEAR TO WORK: For speaking engagements and TV appearances, I love Giorgio Armani because his clothes are classic and professional, but feel feminine. At the salon I wear a lot of Michael Kors, and I buy at Max Studio.

WHAT I WEAR TO PLAY: A client of mine named Joie designs the most incredible line called Rich and Skinny. I live in her clothes when I am not working.

HOW I INSPIRE OTHERS: I align my intentions with values such as respect, love and compassion. Ultimately, my actions speak louder than words.

HOW I GIVE BACK:
Several months ago I worked with a team developing a pilot for a TV show, which is about inside out makeovers. I have found, whether I am working on celebrities, working women, stay-at-home moms or battered women, there is a strong connection to positive self-esteem inside and external image changes outside. I aligned myself in the last year with the Friends and Helpers foundation and I started a program where I perform makeovers at a battered women’s shelter.

MY MOTTO: Focusing on the present moment allows the future to take care of itself.

 

 

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