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Hidden Gems: Meet Marisa Driver of Polished By Ree

Today we’d like to introduce you to Marisa Driver.

Hi Marisa, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstories.
I started in the beauty business when I was just a little girl. My love for fashion & beauty has always consumed me. I would play with my mom’s jewelry, makeup, & clothes. I started doing my hair at the age of 7. My mom would do my hair for school, and I would take it down and create the look I wanted. My mom recognized my skill and let me do my hair. I graduated into doing others very young. I had a Sunday-paying job at the age of 10. I would do a family’s hair every Sunday, washing & braiding, and would receive a check to cash. I learned more skills and started doing my friend’s and families’ hair and building outside clientele. I later on, sharpened my skills with schooling.

My love for the beauty & fashion industry has grown stronger throughout the times & changes in the industry. I have incorporated the skill of body contouring & sculpting. I am a certified Body Sculpting & contouring technician. My overall goal is to help build the confidence of men, women, & children through my hands. I was given many gifts and realized long ago that you must use them.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
The road to success is never easy. It has been challenging along the way. There have been many struggles, even damaged relationships, throughout this journey. Being an entrepreneur is not for the weak. One thing I have learned is that everyone is not happy for you. Everyone will not support you. You have to keep going.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your business?
Polished By Ree is a multi Beauty business specializing in Body contouring/sculpting and natural hairstyling & care. Polished By Ree offers a range of services from braids to micro link extensions to a Brazilian butt lift. What I believe sets me apart from other businesses is that they offer various services. It’s not often you go to get your hair done, and you can also schedule to get a lymphatic drainage service. I have a lot of things underway, and I am developing a range of services for polished By Ree to be the one-stop-shop for all beauty service needs. I have flexible pricing & I accommodate my clients. I want the experience to be the best one—quality over quantity.

What matters most to you?
What matters most to me is being happy and making others happy. Life is short, and I value my life and want others to know they must also value theirs. We don’t have to have surgery to embrace ourselves, men or women. I wanted to focus on creating something that has a purpose.

Pricing:

  • Consult – Free
  • Large Knotless Braids $100 rest of the month
  • Medium knotless Braids $140 rest of the month
  • Small knotless braids $180 rest of month
  • 6-8 weeks treatments for sculpting $450 rest of month

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Image Credits
Thank you to my clients for allowing me to utilize your photos .

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