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Grace Hair Studio

Marie PetignyMarie Petigny is the owner of Grace Hair Studio, a stylish and welcoming hair salon specializing in the world of black hair, wigs, weaves and related hair care products. Fostering her love of hair since the early age of 12, Marie has studied in both Montreal and New York, working with industry professionals to master her craft. With unwavering ambition, Marie’s commitment to her work has sparked the drive and confidence to not only open her own salon, but create a line of all natural hair care products that “fly off the shelf.” Determined to make her dream into a full-time job, Marie engaged in local self-employment programs and committed to building a marketing strategy that she would later bring to ACCESS.

“ACCESS allowed me to open my own salon and realize my lifelong dream,” says Marie, as she watches her salon begin to overbook with enthusiastic clients. “I no longer have to move to see my clients, they come to me.”

With a determination to give back to her community, Marie is currently a trainee of the Children’s AID Society, in addition to being a self-proclaimed “therapist and psychologist” to her sometimes 8-hour hair appointments. Marie is thankful for what ACCESS has allowed her to do, but with all the current and future help Marie is giving her community, we can’t help but thank her in return.

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