Mary aims to accentuate the positive in every client she sees. She began her hairstyling career in 1983 graduating from Portsmouth School of Beauty, going on to advanced training at Vidal Sassoon in London, England, The Horst Aveda Institute in Mineapolis, Minnesota, and numerous advanced color training including Davines Color Theory and Creative Application in Providence, Rhode Island, and most recently advanced cutting techniques with Sally Rogerson former Vidal Sasson Creative Director Santa Monica, California. Mary has an impeccable reputation for modern haircuts incorporating precise balance of technical skill and style accented by flattering and beautiful color. Starling Hair & Beauty reflects Mary’s attention to design and detail combined in a modern warm atmosphere for clients to enjoy.
Mary is intuitive and has been trained to craft a style that expresses and reflects individual style. Not only is she trained to create beautiful hair, she is also a makeup artist. She attended Makeup Designory in Los Angeles where she completed a month long beauty makeup program for film, television, print and special occasion. After many years of working in the community and doing freelance work in the Boston area, in 2015, Mary opened Starling Hair and Beauty in the center of Market Square in Portsmouth. The spacious, beautifully designed interior reflects Mary’s love for design. Mary’s many other interests include photography, fashion, fitness and delicious food and nutrition.