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September 22nd, 2020

Happy Birthday, Mariko!

September's Birthday Girl is Mariko Peterson, principal stylist of Brush & Bobby salon in the Heights and Oak Forest. Each month we celebrate a local business owner on her special day.

Mariko Peterson, who honed her skills at the Aveda Institute in London and the Aveda Institute in Berlin, is the co-owner of Brush & Bobby salon in the Heights and Oak Forest, where Tidbits readers get 30% off a cut and blowout (see below). 

Happy birthday, Mariko! How are you celebrating this year?
I am checking a city off my bucket list and headed to Chicago and the Magnificent Mile with my husband and son. 

How many candles are you blowing out? 40.

Which celebs kill it with their hair? 
Zendaya! Her style is playful and fun. She always looks both polished and effortless.

Hair industry gurus you follow.
Jen Atkin and Tracey Cunningham.

Hair trends you're loving...
I love all the texture and volume options I am seeing. I see a lot of heavy face framing, short and choppy bobs finished with melted caramel highlights and a fringe. 

Go-to products in your bathroom...
Hand-tied hair extensions, a wet brush and Kevin Murphy's Young Again hair serum.

One of your locations, pictured below, is in Oak Forest, the neighborhood you call home. Why do you love it? 
Oak Forest has a wonderful sense of community. I always dreamed of having the coolest neighborhood salon. I love seeing my clients walking their dogs and bumping into my son's classmates from Oak Forest Elementary at the park.

Always in your clutch. 
JKC Longwear lipstick in Fig-in Awesome.

Three local businesses I can’t wait to return to. 
Move yoga, Emerson Rose, Luce Coffee Roasters.

Go-to takeout spots these days? Hopdoddy, Kin Dee, Brothers Pizza.

New book you can't wait to devour…
When We Believed in Mermaids by Barbara O’Neal.

Podcasts and series you're addicted to…
I got on the Schitt's Creek bandwagon and I am so glad. While I run, I binge Goal Digger and the Thriving Stylist podcast.

The pandemic has affected every industry. Any positive affects on yours?
I am enjoying getting some additional one-on-one time with my clients. We cannot double book, so I only have one guest at a time. That has been a nice change of pace.

People would be surprised to learn this about you… 
I’m a closet Taco Bell eater.

What's on your birthday wish list? A Peloton.

What's your sign? 
I am a true Libra my ruling planet is Venus, making me easygoing, a great lover and fond of expensive things.

Tidbits readers get 30% off a cut, blowout and style at Brush & Bobby in the Heights or Oak Forest! See the details>>

Brush & Bobby Heights | 1901 N Shepherd Dr, Ste 2 
Brush & Bobby Oak Forest 1737 W 34th St., Ste 200 

Want to be the next Tidbits Birthday Girl? Tell us why at submissions-houston@gotidbits.com.

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