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Mary K. Berlingeri-Malave

Mary K. Berlingeri-Malave is an innovative entrepreneur, beauty expert and hairstylist to the stars with over 16 years of experience.

She has had the privilege of working with organizations such as the Miss Universe Organization. Malave has also styled the hair of celebrities including Terrence J of E! News; R&B recording artist Mya; actress Lynn Whitfield; singer and actress Christina Milian; Scott and Jaclyn Stapp and a host of other movers and shakers in the music and entertainment industry.

Born in Puerto Rico, and raised in Miami, Florida, Malave realized her passion for hair care at a young age and began working in a salon as a shampoo technician while still in high school. By graduation, she had obtained her cosmetology license.

In the summer of 2001, Malave moved to New York City to pursue career in acting and modeling. During that time she worked a few odd jobs, but her love for the hair care industry and her natural talent led her back to styling, and she began working as a hairstylist in a well-known Brooklyn hair salon.

The turning point in Mary’s career came when she was presented with the opportunity to work with Miss New York in 2004. While styling for Miss New York, she was introduced to famous photographer Fadil Berisha who would go on to book her to style Miss Universe. After her success with the Miss Universe, Mary began to take the world by storm, and she styled many pageant queens, runway shows, photo shoots, advertisements, TV shows and music videos.

In June of 2012 Mary decided to open her first salon, Salon Malave, located in Brooklyn, New York. Salon Malave is an upscale salon with a beautiful environment with a talented team of four stylists giving each client a special care and attention.

When she’s not helping clients exhibit their inner beauty through their outward appearance, she spends time with her husband, family, and friends.


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