Patricia Marie began her training as a stylist at the age of 18, finding employment in a prestigious Chicago salon shortly thereafter. She and her shears soared through the ranks; over the next 13 years, she went from stylist to educational director for three area salons. All the while, though, she felt a growing desire to own her own place. When the time was right, she did just that, buying out a salon and bringing her hard-won expertise there to stay. Today, she cuts and styles hair while also leading a team of stylists, colorists, and other beauty professionals who pamper clients with everything from sleek, chic blowouts to hair extensions.