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Maru Barraza, owner of My Hair Color Specialist salon in Whitter, California

A Little About Me

My name is Maru Barraza and I am an independent hair specialist with over 23 years of experience in coloring, cutting, styling, and everything else you can find in a hair salon. I have been obsessed with hair all my life! When I was a starting out I would beg everyone to let me color their hair. The brave ones never talked to me again (just kidding). Over the years I gained the skills and experience to become a hair coloring specialist and I am still completely in love with what I do. My mission is to give every client the hair of their dreams. The type of hair that gives you a boost of confidence every time you look in the mirror.

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What Clients Are Saying

Maru is awesome! Been seeing her for years. Recently, I wanted to try something different. I've been red for like 10 years and decided change it way up--with blonde highlights lol. Maru did it in a really cool, subtle way, and I loved it! Got SO many compliments. Plus, her salon is always nice, clean, and relaxing. She has Netflix, too, and you can browse her cute jewelry corner (I like the earrings especially and they make great gifts). Overall, I've had really good hair experiences with her and always refer her to my friends and family. You won't be disappointed. She's honest, to the point, and does really great work.

— Jessica M.

This was my first time going to Maru. Maru did an amazing job on my hair, took her time and gave me what I wanted. The color came out beautiful. Her salon space is private and cute as well.

— Elizabeth A.

I have had numerous hairstylist over the years in renowned salons in Whittier, and she is by far the BEST! a hidden gem. I showed her a picture of what I wanted and she was on the spot. Maru is honest, skilled at her craft, professional and very patient. She transformed my look and my hair. I am extremely pleased with her work. She got it right!! I will be back. Ladies or Gents, she is affordable and on point! you wont be disappointed.

— Army V.

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The Products I Use

Throughout my career I have used many different hair products, but most never stand the test of time. I believe in only using the best products for your hair to ensure that your hair remains healthy and vibrant long after your visit. For example, OLAPLEX eliminates hair breakage, gives you long lasting color, and can bring your curls back to life. These are the brands that help me push the boundaries of what I can do with your hair, while keeping it vivid and healthy.

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