Hidden Legend of Tampa: Maria Stylz


I am an International Hairstylist and the visionary/creator/CEO of Rarity Hair Collection, a unique collection of luxury hair extensions and amazing products to protect and increase the longevity of your hair as well as your hair extensions. I have always had a passion for hair and my mission is to provide high quality, affordable luxurious hair extensions and products to people all over the world, Protecting their natural tresses while allowing them to leave their Stylists chair looking and feeling beautiful. Rarity Hair Collection is unique because unlike ANY other black owned hair company the owner and I run it efficiently while living abroad where I maintain my salon "Stylz By Design". While overseas I travel to the countries where our extensions are harvested to handpick and oversee the hair supplied delivering nothing but quality at an extremely affordable cost to clients worldwide.

How are you impacting your community?

I am very big on women empowerment and unity so I do a lot of networking and volunteering to speak to underprivileged young women.


What advice would you give to someone looking to follow your path in the industry?

Create your own lane and then cruise in it!


What separates you from your competitors?

Being a African-American female business owner and running my company from Japan allowing me to source my products directly and handpick to ensure top-quality.