At Bang Salon, we know that when it comes to your hair, you’re not going to let just anyone touch it — let alone cut or color it! That’s why we take pride in having Washington, D.C.’s A-Team of stylists who are dedicated to providing top-notch service to our diverse clientele. This month, we’re introducing you to Marie Negrin at our Logan Circle salon.
Marie joined the Bang family earlier this year, but she’s a total pro who can handle anything you need. Looking for a bold, fresh cut? Or maybe you’re looking to experiment with color? Marie is your gal. We reached out to learn more about what drew her to a career as a hairstylist, her advice for anyone unsure about trying a new look, and where in the world she’d like to visit next.
What led you to a career as a hairstylist?
After working in the office world for years, I finally got laid off and decided to invest in myself.
What do you enjoy most about doing hair and working at Bang?
We’re all individuals at Bang, which I appreciate. It creates a great work aesthetic when you have a positive work environment. All together, we create a gumbo — all combined, we are delicious and never too much!
How would you describe your own personal sense of style?
I’m a day-to-day person style-wise. I go from androgynous to glamorous each day. But the more adventurous and crazier, the better.
What’s your craziest client story?
Two returning school students were feeling the blues — literally. I dyed their hair blue, and it wasn’t a hard job. They came in and wanted to adventure on the wild side, and it just so happened that blue was their favorite color.
What would you say to someone who’s on the fence about trying a new hair cut or color?
With extreme makeovers, I say to try the first look one day. Then we can book you for the next the following day — that is if you haven’t entered complete shock mode.
Outside of the salon, how do you spend your time?
I love extreme sports. My goal is to travel to Australia soon to take on new thrills like bungee jumping!
If you could travel to anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
I’d love to travel to Japan for fashion, Australia for sports, and a deserted island with caves and waterfalls for peace.
What’s your idea of the perfect day?
My idea of the perfect day is a cookout with my family, back in my hometown without a care in the world. Time is nonexistent when I’m with them.