Maria Rose Picard
Founder | Master Educator | Master Hair Extensionist

Although my soccer talents landed me a position on the University of Connecticut Women’s Soccer Team, which then lead me to play with the Boston Breakers Women’s Professional Soccer Combine, my passion for the beauty industry always ran deep in my soul. I used to love watching my Auntie Janet hustle around her salon, juggling 3 or 4 clients at once! I loved the transformations that took place in that salon. Best of all, I loved how HAPPY the clients were when they walked out the door. I knew I wanted to make a difference in this world, and when multiple soccer injuries lead me to hang up the cleats, I knew my presence in the beauty industry would allow me to INSPIRE others.

Education is the core of any industry. In the cosmetology industry, if you do not learn the correct way to do a certain service, then your clients will be left feeling dissatisfied, upset, and discouraged! We do NOT want that. We want to make our clients happy and joyful! We want to bring smiles to every face! I found that there were (and still are) way too many hair extensionists and hair extension education companies that were applying hair extension incorrectly. There are several education companies who just want you to purchase their products, however they have to “train” you first before you buy them. So, they quickly train you (ie. Online certifications) in order to turn a profit on the merchandise you purchase afterward. This INFURIATES me. In addition, the “rolling” technique for the keratin bonds is a HUGE NO NO! It not only damages the hair, it is also uncomfortable and difficult to remove. Learning the rolling technique is quick, and easy. However, IT IS WRONG. I knew there had to be a change in hair extension education, and that is EXACTLY what I did!

I make sure each student and stylist that takes our class is taught PROPERLY. We spend adequate time educating how to apply these hair extensions so that they are weightless, comfortable, damage free, and undetectable in the client’s hair.

I am extremely thankful that God is using me to instill inspiration in others. This is a calling I am grateful for! I will always do my very best to encourage others to expand their knowledge and skills in the beauty industry!

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