Meet The Team

Jackie Zibkowski

Owner - Stylist

Jackie's passion to transform both women and men from their former self to a more contemporary youthful appearance, is legendary.


She begins with an in-depth consultation, which includes lifestyle, hair texture, face shape and clients realistic expectations. Individual growth patterns dictate the direction in which the hair grows. This is extremely important to determine the correct cut and ease to care for your hair.


Jackie is licensed as a master barber. To hone her craft as a cosmetologist she has attended numerous academies within the US as well as abroad. Jackie attended C.C.S art college which helps her present a client with the perfect balance of color, cut and style.

Jackie is an animal lover (especially her two kitties Zoey and Wiley). She enjoys classic movies, a good book and is an avid history buff. Summer is a must for grilling and spending time on the lake with family and friends. Charlston is her favorite U.S. get away though she enjoys traveling abroad at least once a year.

Michael Mauro

Owner - Stylist

Michael‘s vision is to provide outstanding service in a relaxed up scale environment. He prides himself on his work ethic and calm yet fun personality. 

Michael realized at a young age not only the physical aspects but also the emotional side of hair design. When he saw the interaction between his neighbor, who was a hair stylist, and her clients, he said "I want to do that!". They always seemed so happy, not to mention the changes you could make, it seemed like magic. 


Michael attended Michigan College of Beauty, a Pivot Point school. Upon gradutation he trained under Mario Bittonti one of the orignal founders of MarioMax and now has been one of the co-owners of MarioMax Salon for over 15 years.


Continuing education is ongoing in his schedule allowing him to keep up on the latest styles.

Michael is fascinated by hair especially color. He loves highlights, ombre, styling, cutting, keratin smoothing treatments and is great with fine hair. 

Michael frequently dines out with friends, has a pasion for cooking, loves wine and is always up for new experiences.

Lorrin Betrus

Makeup Artist

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Lorrin views makeup as a form of art. As a certified makeup artist, she makes it her goal to stay current with the latest trends and cosmetics. Lorrin is a certified makeup artist and received certification in 2012 at the Multimedia Academy.  To stay current with the latest trends she has worked with celebrity makeup artists and has attended many makeup artistry classes, advancing her education. Her makeup expertise include beauty, bridal, ethnic bridal, special fx, editorial and much more. 


Quality cosmetics are just as important as quality skill, which is why Lorrin only uses top of the line professional makeup and tools, safe for all skin types. Her key strength is delivering powerful looks that resonate with a flawless glow. Her makeup style is natural enhanced beauty and customized to meet each clients individual desired look. She is also skilled in facial waxing services that include eyebrows (waxing/tweezing), lip, chin, cheek and full face. 


Lorrin provides her services in-salon and on-location. Specializing in bridal parties and all other special event makeup. She is a skilled listener with great attention to detail. Her warm personality, organizational skills and cleanliness are just a few of her qualities that will ensure an exceptional experience.

Vera Burns


Vera Burns  has been a hairstylist in Birmingham and West Bloomfield for over 30 years. She has a large and loyal clientele and specializes in hair coloring.


Vera has completed several courses by Vidal Sassoon, Jingles and local classes from TIGI.


She has traveled extensively throughout the world and enjoys experiencing how other people live. 

Jen Goers


Jen comes from three generations of hair stylists and she couldn’t imagine doing anything other than hair.  She has been styling hair in a salon environment since 2000. She prides herself on giving each client a personalized and customized service.  

Jen enjoys styling for special events and has completed numerous cutting and coloring courses with TIGI and Schwarzkopf. 

Courtney Gustafson


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. 

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Colleen Hohendorf


Colleen has been a platform artist and educator for Toni&Guy, an internationally renowned hair academy. She has honed her craft of cut, color and style for over 17 years and has recently added hair extensions to her craft.

Colleen individualizes her precision cuts and color for each client taking into consideration their lifestyle, personality and profession.  Colleen’s professional philosophies; “Hair should be easy, fun, sexy and a good representation of the client” and “Loving what you do and doing what you love”, has made Colleen one of the best in the industry.

Irina Izikson


Irina has been a manicurist at MarioMax Salon for over 25 years. She is known for providing service to her client's with love and respect. Irina is happiest when she knows her clients feel  beautiful.


Irina likes to stay on top by providing new products for healthy nails and skin, and updated colors for the current season. 

Margaret (Gosia) Lech


Margaret is originally from Poland and has been a stylist for over 20 years. She excels in creative color, highlights and haircuts for women, men and kids. Margaret has extensive experience with 100% human hair wigs and is an expert on styling, coloring and cutting them. 

Margaret is well-known for styling hair for weddings, proms and special occasions. She puts artistic imagination to work when it comes to up-dos. She has experience with photo shoots, fashion shows and makeovers in the Metro Detroit area. She was also featured in the Oakland Press, a local newspaper, on the front page for prom season. 


Margaret graduated from David Pressley Cosmetology School in Royal Oak. Educated in Chicago, Grand Rapids, Las Vegas and has received training from the Toni&Guy Academy in Dallas, Texas. 

She is a great listener and enjoys a good conversation. Margaret will always make you feel welcome the moment you sit in her chair. One of the best parts of her job is having the ability to make people feel good and look gorgeous.

Rachel Malone


Bio coming soon.

Minda Matyniak


Bio coming soon.

Brie Babb


Brie started her career in hair at MarioMax Salon in 2007. She always knew that hair was her passion and that this was what she wanted to do. When her life moved her from Alaska to Michigan she decided to take that passion to the next level and attend beauty school. Being able to use her creativity to make people feel beautiful every day is the reason she does it.


Brie very much enjoys getting to know each and every one of her clients and learning their stories. One of her favorite services to provide is color. It's unique and personal to each person who sits in her chair. Using the skills and techniques she has learned to give every client their own personalized look. Brie loves learning and experimenting within the color world. 

Teresa Rousos


Teresa has been a hairdresser for 34 years. She has studied at Vidal Sassoon Academy in L.A. and Toronto. Teresa is always furthering her education by taking classes on all of the latest and greatest haircuts and colors. She does every type of hair, but feels her expertise is in highlighting.


Teresa is very happy to say that after 34 years as a hairdresser and 27 years at MarioMax, she still loves what she does and is inspired every time she steps into the salon.

Sheila Shammami


Sheila is the goto manicurist for natural healthy nails. She has been bringing fashion forward looks to her clients for over 20 years, be it the most elegant, classic manicure or styling something unexpected and bold. Sheila is known for creating signature color combinations that are personalized to the individual client.


In 2010 and 2011 Sheila was voted "Best Manicure and Pedicure" by Hour Magazine Detroit. Sheila is known for working auto shows, charity events and fundraisers.


When you see Sheila's work you will know she loves what she does. She always tries to stay a step ahead by introducing the best products to her clients. 

Jennifer Thimm


Jennifer has been a stylist for over 30 years and has worked at MarioMax for about 24 years. Her love for the art of hairdressing got her into the business and the ever changing nature of the business has kept her in it.

Jennifer's career early on took her from coast to coast to train at Vidal Sassoon, Martin Parsons and Toni&Guy. Hair shows and classes are the mainstay to keeping her current. Jennifer enjoys all aspects of hairdressing, but is an expert at highlights, cutting and coloring.  


A recent trip to Italy helped reinforce her love for travel. A love she shares with her husband of 25 years and two adult children.

Katy Turcott


Katy has been a stylist of the MarioMax team for 15 years. Katy’s strengths include bridal and special event up-dos as well as curled styles. Her work has appeared in bridal ads and articles in magazines such as The Knot, Vow Bridal and PopSugar. Katy has had many collaborations with bridal designer, Ariel Jennifer Taub, from photo shoots to fashion shows.


Event styles aren’t the only service that Katy has a passion for though, she also enjoys coloring, especially the technique of balayage. Katy can be found attending classes in and outside of the salon to stay current with trends, products, and techniques of today’s industry.

Ponce Vasseliou


Ponce has been a part of the MarioMax team since 1993.  He has graduated from the advanced courses at the Vidal Sassoon Academy three times, and attends local classes as much as possible.  


Ponce specializes in customized color and precision cutting.  He enjoys working beside his MarioMax family five days a week.  He is very friendly and is always looking to meet new people.

Lisa (Pilnick) Wood

Markup Artist

Lisa is a make-up artist who started in the business apprenticing hands-on under the expertise of Hanan and worked for her for many years, from then on Lisa has been self taught.


 She can create a look and enhance the features on any age woman as well as any ethnicity. Lisa does makeup for a variety of occasions from Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, weddings, photo shoots to Halloween. She also does eyebrow and facial waxing using a special non-irritating wax for sensitive skin on men and women. 


Lisa loves to make people look and feel good about themselves. She surrounds herself with fashion, art, music and vintage which all go hand in hand with the beauty industry. Lisa has also worked as a set dresser and helped with wardrobe on several music videos.

Maria Xiromeritis


Maria has been a hairstylist for over 20 years and has spent most of her career styling at MarioMax Salon. Cutting hair has always been a passion of hers and she enjoys servicing a variety of clients with diverse styles.

Maria specializes in coloring, highlights, lowlights and color correction. She also takes great interest in texturing hair, for those clients who have really fine hair, to those with thick hair.


Maria is available for her clients via text or phone call at 
248-425-6229 and keeps a flexible schedule. She loves seeing her clients happy, knowing they truly enjoy their hair styling experience. 

Sebastian Kobeissi


Sebastian's career began in Europe. In 2003 he moved to the United States to be close to his family. Shortly after, he attended Cosmetology school to obtain his license in Michigan. He is very passionate about working with different types of hair including all textures and learning from different cultures.

Sebastian has learned the importance of paying close attention to his clients needs and exceeding their expectations. He enjoys creating major transformations, including cut, color and style. He is also trained in the latest balayage and free hand techniques. Sebastian is passionate about continuing education and he has attended many prestigious academies both here and abroad.

In his free time he enjoys time with his family and friends, watching sports, gardening, traveling, and keeping up with the latest fashion trends.  

4297 Orchard Lake Rd #200, West Bloomfield Township, MI 48323, USA

EST. 1984