Mar y Soul’s career in the beauty industry began in 2004, running a prominent chain of hair salons, catering to celebrities and entertainers in Miami. She expanded her knowledge, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Merchandising and broke into the fashion industry, assisting stylists. It was on set, that she was encouraged by a photographer explore her natural gift for creative, yet exacting manicures. Word of her work spread, catapulting her to success in Miami and prompting her to relocate to New York City.
Mar y Soul’s talent and sunny demeanor have placed her in demand for personal appearances and for prominent editorial and advertising shoots. Her work can be seen on over 300 fashion editorial covers including Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, CR Fashion Book, W, Marie Claire, Glamour, and Elle, to name a few. Along with her editorial presence, top brands such as Louis Vuitton, Victoria’s Secret and Salvatore Ferragamo request Mar y Soul for her unique style and professionalism. She has led countless shows for New York Fashion Week including Hood by Air, Yigal Azrouel, Elizabeth and James, and Alice and Olivia. Mar y Soul was the first nail artist to hold a contract with COVERGIRL, she acted as an ambassador for Formula X and is currently working with Dior Beauty. She is regularly called upon by trade and consumer publications for her expert opinion regarding product recommendations and nail trends.
She has fashioned herself an impressive resume of the who’s who in the industry ranging from Lady Gaga, Kendall Jenner, Tina Fey, Oprah, and Gisele Bundchen to fashion icon, Carine Roitfeld, who has adopted Mar y Soul as her personal manicurist.
Mar y Soul lives and works in New York City and Miami and is fluent in Spanish.