Mariah Polanco began her journey with Bond Street as a client, seeking out Lauren after struggling to manage her curly hair. Inspired by the professionalism and craftsmanship she witnessed, Mariah soon realized her passion for hair and began working at Bond Street as an assistant while studying at Hair Design Institute.
She praises Bond Street for offering a creative, noncompetitive space for artists with less drama and more camaraderie and teamwork than other salons. One of her favorite parts of doing hair is getting to connect with a wide range of people on different levels than she normally might be able to. Education is important to her – she hopes to give back and mentor incoming assistants and stylists, and someday travel with a team as an educator. Above all else, she seeks to help clients express themselves through their hairstyle while maintaining the hair’s health and integrity.
When she’s not at the salon, Mariah can be found at the gym, watching basketball and anime, and relaxing at home.