Maria was born in Italy and immigrated to the United States with her family and husband. While living in Boston and raising a family, Maria also owned a successful hair salon for over 15 years. When she relocated with her family to Phoenix, she started another successful hair salon called Hair by Lepore. She has been a Master Designer for her entire career. Maria's client list is varied and distinguished, including golfers on the PGA Tour, Mrs. Arizona, the Arizona Cardinals Cheerleaders, the Phoenix Coyotes, and the Arizona Diamondbacks. Her biggest strength is designing hair that exceeds the customer's expectations.