With over 30 years in the hair industry, Mary is proud to be owner of M and Company Salon. The desire to make a difference in people’s lives by helping them feel good about their appearance, as well as providing an inspiring and beautiful place for stylists to work led to the opening of M & CO.
“My main focus is the well-being of our guests, staff and business as a whole. I believe this has helped create a culture of teamwork, trust and positive energy”.
Mary takes pride in making guests feel welcome and at home. She believes great communication, exceptional service and quality products are key. The environment and work done at M and Company reflect her philosophies. Come experience the difference!
Graduated from Technology Center of DuPage
The M and Company Sign intrigued me before the salon opened and after talking with Mary I loved all of her ideas. Team work, great customer service and a memorable experience is what we’re all about!
I have a very eclectic style, whether it’s chic, boho, feminine or bold it’s not just reflected in your wardrobe or home but also in your hair. I love the fun or natural side of things and can give you a bold change or a classic look.
I love the freedom and creativity involved in doing hair. Making people excited and happy about their new looks is one of the best feelings!
I have over 30 years experience in the hair industry. For 5 of those years I worked as a Redken educator and taught in a beauty school for 3 years. I served in these educational roles all while working behind the chair.
“Knowledge is the key that opens doors” -unknown * I strongly believe knowledge provides the opportunities for growth, success and creativity.
My attention to detail, creative sense, and compassion for every client. I love to learn and be challenged with new techniques and ideas. This reflects my passion and devotion to the industry.
I love being creative and making a difference in people’s lives. The first time I did hair I was 12 years old. My friend was so happy with the results which was so fulfilling for me. The rest is history!
“Love of beauty is taste, the creation of beauty is art.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
My personal style ranges from contemporary to bold with an edgy flair. I love hairstyles that have movement, texture and definition. My specialty is doing short detailed haircuts, they’re fun, trendy, feminine, yet edgy!
The salon caught my eye, it’s beautiful and welcoming. I love that the salon caters to the needs of the clients and is focused on customer service and is family friendly.
Davines is easy to love. Davines is a family owned business just like us here at M. and Co. Davines products definitely reflect the care and hard work their chemists strive for. All shampoos and conditioners are sulfate, Paraben, sodium chloride free. Their “Natural Tech” line is a minimum of 80% natural ingredients utilizing phytoceuticals driven to care for a variety of hair and scalp ailments.
M and Company’s location is prime. I’m Wheaton raised and being the history buff I am love the nostalgia of working in the downtown area. We’re one door away from the classic Wheaton Theater. If you stand outside at night and see us working it almost looks Norman Rockwell esque.
I’m a very proud Pivot Point graduate. Leo Passage is the first name I will rattle off as an inspiration. Leo started Pivot Point in Chicago just after the war in the 50’s which now spans over 80 countries. His teachings were modeled after the school of Bauhaus. Leo’s life revolved around sharing his knowledge and educating. The quotes this man has said are endless. One of my favorites is “No experience is ever mastered”. This quote keeps me humbled and knowing that we as stylists must always strive to be better.
I love the variety of products Davines offers. From curly to straight to frizzy, Davines covers it all in an environmentally-sustainable way. Every head of hair can benefit from this line, and I think that’s pretty fascinating.
I would love to help build homes in impoverish countries. I think life is all about helping others in a time of need. Doing a selfless act will end up impacting oneself more than anything else.
I can’t pin-point just one person that inspires me. There are so many qualities in people that I have met throughout life that have molded me into the person I am today. The most exciting part is that there is still so much to learn from the people around me.
Graduated from: Pivot Point Academy
As a hairstylist, I love that Davines offers a wide range of products which targets specific needs for all hair types. Davines promotes sustainable beauty with environmentally friendly products containing natural ingredients that improve hair health. As a bonus, they all smell incredible!
M and Company makes you feel right at home. Everyone is so welcoming and strives to provide excellent customer satisfaction. It’s exciting to be a part of the M and Company team in the heart of my hometown.
My favorite part about being a hairstylist is simple… I love being in the business of making others feel amazing! When a client is in my chair it may be the only time in their busy schedule to focus on themselves. It makes me the happiest to provide clients with hair they truly love.
Graduated from: Pivot Point Academy
It is so great to have the artistic ability to help people feel better. I enjoy all aspects of hair color and haircutting for men, woman and children however my passion is curly hair. Having natural curly hair myself I understand the challenges that come with it, therefore it is my specialty! I am proud to be Ouidad trained and certified. This is a custom haircut technique used on curly hair which removes bulk to create perfect balance and curl formation.
“Love is celebrating your natural curls” – Ouidad
My favorite part of being a hairstylist is getting to know clients and building a relationship with them. Understanding their hair needs, lifestyle and personality is key to create the best individual style for each of them.
My personal style is very free, it is a blend between boho, chic and dressy with a bit of edge. I love playing with different looks and finding the true beauty of individual colors and textures.
There are a lot of people that have inspired me throughout my life, but the one person who has been my rock, my number one fan and had molded me into the person I am today is my mom. She is my true definition of a strong an independent woman. Her strive and constant go - getter attitude is what reminds me that no dream is ever too small.
I would love to travel the world. Meeting new people, being immersed into diverse cultures and experiencing life outside of my own norm would be an adventure that would fulfill my soul.
The products smell amazing! They WORK, ever since I started using Divines my hair has become noticeably more heathy and fuller.
The atmosphere and the people are spectacular. It’s a fun place to work!
Joni Mitchel - She changed the world with her voice and her songwriting because she was completely herself.
Be an opera singer in Australia!