Community Spotlight: Catching Up With the Orange Salon Owner (and Our Neighbor!)

Walk into Orange Salon in Deep Ellum, and the bright, friendly atmosphere highlighted with artistic, midcentury modern touches tells you right away that the people here are going to help you look and feel your best. Orange Salon’s owner, Mary, is one of the happiest and friendliest people we have the pleasure of knowing, and she brings out those same feelings in her clients. She also happens to be our firm’s neighbor, and it was a serendipitous encounter with our marketing coordinator, Gabriela, that connected us to Mary.

“I always passed by her salon while walking to get lunch (Her salon is located right behind our office.) and one day, I decided to set up an appointment,” Gabriela explains. “We clicked instantly, and I really admired how sweet and genuine Mary was.” It looks like Mary’s clients agree, judging by the pictures of happy people with great hair on Orange Salon’s website. The wedding hairstyles are especially gorgeous.

They say necessity is the mother of invention, and at a young age, a less-than-ideal situation inspired Mary to become her own stylist. “Back in middle school, we had our school dance, and I couldn’t afford to get my hair done. It motivated me to do my own hair and do it for others who couldn’t afford to go to a hair stylist,” Mary describes.

From there, Mary’s creativity took flight. She worked as an assistant for other stylists until she built up her clientele and rented her own station. After several more years of passion and hard work, Mary became the owner of the Orange Salon, where she’s now been for 11 years.

Mary’s zest for life extends to her family. She has two daughters and a son, and they enjoy doing outdoor activities together, like hiking. Her son is a big fan of anything involving mud and dirt. Mary shares her styling skills with them to empower how they see themselves. “I just wanted them to grow up able to do their hair and not have that same problem I had,” Mary says. In addition to time with her family, Mary enjoys connecting with other artists, “whether it’s hair or art on canvas,” she says.

It’s been a pleasure to get to know Mary. If you’re looking for a stylist, look no further. Thanks to Mary’s generous spirit, we’re partnering up to offer a Mommy Makeover giveaway!

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