Stilisti Salon

Marisa Marino


Marisa Marino is a gifted creative, and an award-winning entrepreneur. Born in Angola, Africa, Marisa and her family resided in Lisbon, Portugal, and the Azores before moving to America and settling just south of Boston. Marisa has been a Back Bay resident since 1992 when her unique perspective, talent, and drive brought her to The Cox Goodliss Salon. It was there that Marisa took note of the ins and outs of salon ownership, and honed her creative skills. On November 1, 2006 she realized her dream of owning her own Newbury Street salon retreat, and Stilisti opened its doors.

Since its inception, Marisa consistently grew Stilisti while personally earning numerous professional accolades and awards. Despite the long list of magazine features in publications such as Allure, Lucky, and Modern Bride, along with repeated Boston's Best awards, Marisa is perhaps best known throughout the city for her tireless mentoring of new, young talent. Marisa's investment of time and resources in personal coaching and professional development, while maintaining a completely full client list is one of her most celebrated and respected attributes. For this reason and more, an entry-level position at Stilisti is one of the most sought after salon jobs in the city.

Despite Marisa's full schedule, she makes sure Stilisti clears its schedule to participate in impactful community causes. Marisa is a business owner making a difference by serving on Boston Children's Hospital HairRaising Committee (since 2009), and opening Stilisti as a host salon for the day.

Marisa's upbringing combined with her extensive world travel, gives her a unique perspective, and diverse ideas of what is considered beautiful. Her creative talent combined with her business acumen and generosity of spirit are responsible for Stilisti's hundreds of loyal clients, and its top-tier position among Boston's Best.


Vidal Sassoon, Los Angeles
Blaine, Boston

Advanced Training:

Oribe Backstage Event Miami
Goldwell ColorZoom Berlin, Germany
Davines Worldwide Hair Tour Miami
Davines World Wide Hair Tour, Berlin
Oribe Backstage Event Las Vegas
Goldwell ColorZoom Los Angeles
World Wide Hair Tour Venice, Italy
Certified in Ultratress Extensions
America's Beauty Show, Chicago, New York, Boston
Goldwell Educator Certification, Baltimore
Toni & Guy, London
Mindardi Advanced Hair Color, New York
Davines, Italy
Doves, New York
Vidal Sassoon, London, Los Angeles, Miami and New York
Bumble & Bumble, New York

Special Mention:

Boston's Best Haircut 2011, Allure Magazine
Best of Boston 2011, Boston Magazine
Boston's Best Stylist 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011-
Improper Bostonian
Lucky Magazine
Boston Magazine
Boston Common Magazine, The List
Celebrity Hairstyles Magazine
Sophisticate Hairstyles Magazine
Modern Bride
Boston Bride
Boston Magazine
Boston Globe
Photo Shoot, Platinum Magazine
Stuff @ Night

Philosophy: I was born in Angola, Africa and subsequently lived in Lisbon, Portugal and the Azores before settling in the U.S. Although I consider myself 100% American, I have never lost touch with my European upbringing. I believe that having the exposure to so many diverse ideas of what is considered beautiful allows me to see each person's natural beauty and magnify it. I truly believe that with color and a great cut we can transform more than just how we look, we can transform how we feel and how the rest of the world reacts to us.

Cancellation Policy:

A 24 hour notice is required for all cancellations. A $100 cancellation fee will be charged if less than 24 hours notice is provided. 100% of the service booked will be billed in the event of a no show with no call. Appointments made same day are subject to the same guidelines.

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