Born in Fort Knox, Kentucky, Marcia Tirpak-Cosgrove broke the mold. Raised as an army brat, Marcia has been many places but has spent the last 18 years in Florida. She is a married, mother of one four and a half year old boy, and loves reading and spending time with her dogs. Marcia currently owns her own salon in Fort Myers, Florida. Studio HBL is a small, cozy salon that she runs and works in by herself. Marcia has owned one other salon in the past.
Shoving her jimmy choo in the door at Sunstate Academy, Marcia received her nail license and made her start in the industry 18 years ago. Later she started cosmetology at Cape Coral Beauty School and finished at LaBaron Beauty School. From there she did both nails and hair. As her love and passion for hair grew she eventually started doing just hair.
It wasn’t long before Marcia knew that not only did she want to be a stylist, but she also wanted to be an educator. Starting with Scruples she opened another door within the industry and since then has educated for La’Anza, Grund, Enjoy and is now currently an educator for Patrice Beaute.
Two years ago Marcia opened her own private salon, Studio HBL, in Fort Myers, Florida. Sweet and quaint you can rest assure that her education, experience, and talent stand out above the rest in SWFL! Marcia currently uses Patrice Beaute haircolor and products, Michael O’Rourke and Neuma (an organic line).
Marcia has earned many certificates over the years from keratin straighteners to hair cutting. She has educated many Floridians as well as many hairstylists across the country. When asked what her favorite thing in the salon was to do she said, “Coloring. Just being able to change somebody by the color of their hair.”
Call for an appointment today, she is highly reccommended. 239-850-2718