Mary Brunetti is known as much for her celebrity clientele as she is for training world-class hairstylists.
For nearly 20 years, Mary has implemented her unique training program at the Sally Hershberger salons in New York City, where she is the Director of Education.
Brunetti has been called upon to style the hair for many celebrities. She created Bette Midler’s onstage look for Bette’s Broadway show “I’ll Eat You Last” as well as designing the hair for her CD jacket “It’s The Girls”.
Her celebrity has also included Mariah Carey, Mariska Hargitay, Debra Messing, Eva Longoria, Carrie Underwood, Jane Krakowski, Brooke Shields, The B52’s and Giada De Laurentiis, to name a few.
She was Ricki Lake’s personal hairstylist on The Ricki Lake Show and made numerous appearances on the air as a makeover expert throughout the show’s 11-year run.
Mary has styled hair backstage at Fashion Week for world renowned designers such as Donna Karan, Nicole Miller, Naeem Kahn and Vivienne Westwood.
A well-known editorial stylist, Brunetti’s work has been published in Vogue, Elle, Vanity Fair, New York magazine, Town & Country, Modern Bride, People, Mademoiselle as well as all the leading industry trade magazines including Modern Salon, American Salon and Launch Pad.
The first woman to be named North American Hairstylist of the Year at the prestigious NAHA awards, Brunetti has since served as a judge for the past 25 years and has created long standing categories.
She is a veteran platform artist and former member of the Trevor Sorbie Artistic Intercoiffure USA/Canada, the association of elite salon owners in North America, named Mary Artistic Director of their high profile artistic team from 2010-2014.
During that tenure she was presented with the coveted Leo Passage “Educator of the Year” award. Mary still maintains a clientele in her own “Mary Brunetti Salon” in the resort area of The Hamptons and continues to consult with top salons around the country on how to implement her tried and true training program.
“Training future stylists to do world class hair and mentoring them through their careers is one of the great joys of my life”, says Mary, and she has trained hundreds of them.