MarioMax Team

011_Michael Mauro

Michael Mauro - Owner - Stylist

I am co-owner of MarioMax Salon and have been in the industry for almost 20 years. I wanted to become a stylist ever since I was a kid and saw my neighbor doing hair in her salon. I thought about how wonderful it is that you could change hair color, texture and shape. It was then that I realized this was the profession for me. I am never bored because style is always changing in hair just as in fashion. I love color and especially up styles. I truly enjoy going to the salon every day, working and interacting with my clients and my talented co-workers.

See Michael’s portfolio here.

Favorite Product: MoroccanOil, Mousse

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Jackie Zbikowski - Owner - Stylist

My passion is to transform both the women and men in my chair to a more positive image with in-depth consultation. My specialty is the 40 and up person who has had a safe haircut for many years and is ready to change to a more youthful, contemporary style. To complete the transformation for the woman, I make available our fabulous make-up artist. My satisfaction comes from seeing how confident and pleased my clients feel about themselves as they walk out of the door. I always focus on the client’s best interest. My education includes a Barbers License, training at the Sassoon Academy in Toronto, Paul Mitchell Theory in New York, and the TIGI Academy in the US & London.

See Jackie’s portfolio here.

Favorite Product: Global Keratin, Leave In Cream

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Max Rieger - Stylist

I am a former co-owner of MarioMax Salon and soon will have been in the hairdressing business for 50 years. My mother, who was also a hairdresser, is one of my influences, though she wished I had received a college education and followed a different career. It has been a great experience and I truly love my very loyal clients and talented staff at MarioMax Salon. My favorite pastime is being at the ocean or any water, including boating and sailing. My latest hobby is making chandeliers, one of which is in our salon.

See Max’s portfolio here.

Favorite Product: MoroccanOil, Treatment

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Zarko Andric - Stylist

My passion was in art and music. Being introduced to the hair world by accident, I realized that working with hair seemed like an art form too. I honed my skills by learning from some of the biggest names in the industry, attending hair shows in the US and working with skillful hair artists in Europe as well as locally in Metro Detroit. I’ve attended and completed many stylist programs, including: Keratin Complex by Coppola, Yuko System Repair, Schwarzkopf Color Technical Team Member, TIGI Ambassador Program and the Sahag Ambassador Program. I specialize in Thermal Hair Straightening, Keratin Complex and Yuko, as well as color corrections, natural highlights and men’s haircuts.

See Zarko’s portfolio here.

Favorite Product: MoroccanOil, Styling Cream


Lorrin Betrus - Makeup Artist

I view makeup as a form of art. As a certified makeup artist I make it my goal to stay up to date with the latest trends and cosmetics. My key strength is delivering powerful looks that resonate with a flawless glow. With expertise in beauty, bridal, ethnic bridal, special fx, airbushing and much more, I’m confident that I can achieve the perfect look for you. Quality cosmetics are just as important as quality skill, which is why I use top of the line professional makeup. All professional makeup used is available for purchase at the salon. I also provide facial waxing services that include eyebrows (waxing/tweezing) lip, chin, cheek and full face. I work Wednesday - Saturday. Tuesday and Sunday by appt only. Follow me on Instagram to see my work @lorrinb_makeup or at

See Lorrin’s portfolio here.

Favorite Product: Lipstick shade in Intoxicate

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Vera Burns - Stylist

I have worked at MarioMax Salon my whole career. My expertise is coloring hair, which I really enjoy. I studied at Vidal Sassoon, Jingles and Toni&Guy. I continue to take classes to stay current. I keep very busy at work but couldn’t do it without my fantastic assistant Jill. I love to travel and have been all over the world including Australia, Africa, Thailand and Europe. My favorite place is Italy and I continue to revisit it.

See Vera’s portfolio here.

Favorite Product: Schwarzkopf, Color Saver

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Jill Diamond-Marx - Stylist

At the young age of eight I was already working in a hair salon on the weekends. My mom worked in the business and would bring me along with her. I loved to assist the master stylists in any way I could. Later I went on to cosmetology school and got licensed. When I decided to further my education, I specialized in color. I trained with Schwarzkopf Color and received my teaching certification. I taught for the company in the Metro Detroit location for eight years. I have also taken many continuing education classes in cutting, styling and color throughout the years. For me, being a stylist is not a job . . . it is my passion!

See Jill’s portfolio here.

Favorite Product: Bed Head, Small Talk

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Jen Goers - Stylist

With three generations of hairstylists in my family, I guess you could say it’s in my blood. I couldn’t imagine doing anything other than this. I have been in the business for 12 years, ten of which have been at MarioMax Salon.

See Jen’s portfolio here.

Favorite Product: Bed Head, Fun Times Hairspray


Courtney Gustafson - Stylist

Courtney has been a part of the Mariomax team since 2014. She graduated from Douglas J Aveda and has attended multiple TIGI classes. She is very passionate about continuing education and keeping up with current trends. Courtney specializes in creative coloring and precision cutting. She is very outgoing and always up for a challenge. 

See Courtney’s portfolio here.

Follow her on Instagram to see more of her work @courtneygus_hair

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Colleen Hohendorf - Stylist

Due to my love for hair craft and dedication for learning and teaching, I like to say I’ve built a reputation for having a forward thinking way of creating the style for the times, your trade and your lifestyle. Early on, I began training with the internationally renowned Toni&Guy Haircutting Team. Achieving the level of Art Director and Platform Artist, I taught and trained for over 17 years. My hands on training has made me one of the best in the industry. I’m the stylist that the stylists go to for their fresh new look.

See Colleen’s portfolio here.

Favorite Product: S-Factor, Creamy Molding Wax


Irina Izikson - Manicurist

I have been at MarioMax for 25 years. My goal is to provide services to my clients with love and respect, making them feel beautiful and elegant. I stay abreast on the latest products for healthy nails and skin, providing updated colors for the current season. It is very important that my clients leave happy, that’s what I love about being a manicurist.

See Irina’s portfolio here.

Favorite Product: Essie, Dress To Kilt


Margaret (Gosia) Lech - Stylist

I'm originally from Poland and have been a hairstylist for over 19 years. I excel in women’s, men’s and kid’s haircuts, as well as creative colors and highlights. I’m an expert on styles, colors and cuts on 100% human hair wigs. I graduated from David Pressley Cosmetology School in Royal Oak. Educated in Chicago, Grand Rapids, Las Vegas and have received training from the Toni&Guy Academy in Dallas, Texas.

I'm well known for styling hair for weddings, proms and special occasions. I put my artistic imagination to work when it comes to up-dos. I also have used my skills in photo shoots, several fashion shows and makeovers in the metro area. Viewed in two local news papers, also Oakland Press front page for prom season.

I am a great listener and enjoy a good conversation, I will alway make you feel welcome the moment you sit in my chair. One of the best parts of my job is having ability to make people feel good and look gorgeous.

See Margaret’s portfolio here.

Favorite product: BedHead, After Party

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Rachel Malone - Stylist

I’ve been a stylist at MarioMax Salon for many years and I love what I do. My favorite aspect of hairdressing is wedding and special event hair styles. I also enjoy changing my clients’ looks with hair extensions and hair color. Come in today and let me change your look for the better!

See Rachel’s portfolio here.

Favorite Product: Bed Head, Queen For A Day Thickening Spray

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Minda Matyniak - Stylist

From the age of five, I knew I wanted to do hair. I remember watching the show ‘Kelly and Company’ and Max was a guest that day. I told my mother that I wanted to work with him when I was a hairdresser. I’ve been at MarioMax for 21 years. I have been educated by some of the best in the business, attending too many classes and seminars to remember. I enjoy all aspects of hairdressing and am told I excel at them all. I am known for my up-dos and special event hair. I am diligent in making sure each client is pleased with their visits. Your time is important and so is mine, I won’t waste either. I love my clients, many of whom I consider to be a second family to me.

See Minda’s portfolio here.

Favorite Product: MoroccanOil, Treatment


Emily Pezon - Stylist

My career began in 2000 as an apprentice, under the owner of a West Bloomfield salon. With a passion for continued education in my field it was a natural step for me to pursue becoming an educator for TIGI. I have completed advanced cutting courses with TIGI and Toni&Guy in Dallas and New York. I also enjoy teaching the cutting classes at MarioMax for our assistants. 

Specializing in keeping my clients updated with the latest trends that are easy to maintain. My passion for teaching continues behind the chair, educating my clients on how to achieve their desired styles at home. I believe communication and being a good listener are key elements in creating the look best suited for my clients.  Follow me on Instagram @emilyjaydehair or like me on Facebook EmilyJaydeHair to see more of my work.

See Emily’s portfolio here.

Favorite Product: Catwalk, Bodifying Spray

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Brie Renfro - Stylist

Originally from Anchorage, Alaska, I moved to Michigan in 2005. It was then that I decided to pursue my lifelong dream of becoming a cosmetologist. I have been a part of MarioMax team since 2007. I am motivated and always learning about the latest trends and styles. Continuing education is important to me, bringing a fresh approach in up and coming color trends and techniques and personalizing them to individual needs. I am dedicated to my work, but in my free time I enjoy traveling and seeing what the world has to offer.

See Brie’s portfolio here.

Favorite Product: Bed Head, Totally Baked

Teresa Rousos - Stylist

I have been a hairdresser for 28 years. I have studied at Vidal Sassoon Academy in L.A. and Toronto. I am always furthering my education by taking classes in all of the latest and greatest haircuts and colors. I do every type of hair, but feel my expertise is in highlighting. I am very happy to say that after 28 years as a hairdresser and 20 years at MarioMax, I still love what I do and am inspired every single time I step into the salon.

See Teresa’s portfolio here.

Favorite Product: Schwarzkopf, Sealed Ends


Sheila Shammami - Manicurist

I  have been bringing fashion forward looks to my clients for over 18 years. Whether it's the most elegant, timeless and classic manicure or styling something unexpected and bold. In 2010 and 2011, I was voted Hour Magazine’s Best Manicure and Pedicure in Metro Detroit. Once you get a manicure from me you will see why! I have worked the Auto Shows, charities and fundraisers etc. I love what I do and always try to stay a step ahead by bringing the best products to my clients.

 See Sheila’s portfolio here.

Favorite Product: Essie, Romper Room


Jennifer Thimm - Stylist

I have 28 years of experience as a hairdresser, 20 of those with MarioMax. I continued my education with Vidal Sassoon in L.A., Martin Parsons in Toronto, and Toni&Guy. I will always hold a wonderful passion for hair.

See Jennifer’s portfolio here.

Favorite Product: Sexy Hair, Smooth and Seal

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Katy Turcott - Stylist

I’ve been a part of the MarioMax team for 12 years. I was Michael Mauro’s assistant during my first three years here, and that allowed me the opportunity to learn many hands-on cutting and styling techniques. My strengths include bridal and special event up-do’s and curled styles. My work has appeared in bridal gown and veil ads for bridal designer Ariel Jennifer Taub. I enjoy attending classes to stay current on the latest trends and techniques.

See Katy’s portfolio here.

Favorite Product: Bed Head, Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo

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Ponce Vasseliou - Stylist

I’ve worked at MarioMax Salon for 18 years. I specialize in color and cutting, and graduated from the advanced classes at the Vidal Sassoon Academy three times. I have also attended countless classes in Michigan. I enjoy working with the MarioMax Salon family each and every day.

See Ponce’s portfolio here.

Favorite Product: KMS, Molding Paste


Lisa Wood - Makeup Artist

Bio coming soon.

Lisa is available Wednesday - Saturday, Tuesday and Sunday by appointment only.

See Lisa’s portfolio here.

Maria Xiromeritis - Stylist

I am a full service personal stylist with more than 20 years of experience at MarioMax. I started here as a high school co-op and apprenticed under Max Rieger. I provide highlights, lowlights, shades, tints and colors that enhance your personal look with friendly, individualized service to fit your busy schedule.

See Maria’s portfolio here.

Favorite Product: Bed Head, Small Talk