Professional Hair Designer

After completing college and Graduate School with a degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Valerie Etienne was at a tug-of-war with working as a criminal investigator by day and a closet hair stylist by night. And sometimes vice versa. Her hobby and part time job of styling hair and giving people complete makeovers was truly an expression of her creative side. Faced with a career crossroads, Valerie decided to follow her true life's passion and become a full time Professional Hair Designer. Making people look and feel beautiful when they look in the mirror gives her complete satisfaction that her mission is complete! And that to her is key to her success and happiness during the past 14 years in the Haircare industry.

Valerie Etienne has been formally licensed by the Board of Cosmetology beginning with her education at Aspen Hill Beauty Academy and then completed an Apprenticeship with Salon Obsessions of Silver Spring, MD. After having completed her course of study, Valerie went on to specialize in Weaving/Hair extensions, Color, Cutting and Bridal styling. She is a well seasoned Hair Stylist whose primary focus with each of her clients is on the care and health of their hair strands. Her weave and extension clientele leave with a custom look designed to appear natural and versatile. Valerie's network also extends to Natural hair care, Hair straightening Keratin services and her Bridal clientele. She participates on occasion in photo shoots, fashion shows and has produced her very own hair show for the Homecoming at Univerity of Maryland at College Park. Classes, educational seminars, and hair shows are her key focus in keeping updated with the latest trends and techniques.

Currently, Valerie Etienne has reinvented herself and branded her professional hair care services independently under Mane Jolie which stands for "Beautiful Hair". Her services extend her to off site locations whether doing bridal or special occasion hair. But on a daily basis, Valerie conducts her professional hair services and makeovers at Blowouts Salon in Silver Spring, MD. Come sit in her chair, whether it's for a consultation, a total hair transformation or just for your routine hair care maintenance. It's guaranteed to be a worthwhile experience.