Mae did her first haircut at 7 years old while her brave grandmother walked her through the process by holding up each section and guiding her. Since that day, Mae has had a passion for cosmetology and making people look and feel beautiful. Mae started attending beauty school at age 15 and at age 16 she placed first in a state wide student competition. At age 17 she gained her Cosmetology License and started working in her first salon. In her 20's she worked in NYC working back stage for Fashion Week and on set providing hair for Cosmopolitan and Harpers Bazaar.