Figo Salon

Voted “Best Salon Overall” in 2009 and “Best Blowout” in 2010 by Instyle Magazine, Figo Salon of Birmingham is a salon that’s setting the bar for those in the world of hair and beauty.  Owners and husband and wife team, Rino and Kristina Marra are a fashionable league all in their own! Rino, who is both a  father and a husband, has trained with some of the world’s top hairstylists and has traveled the world, learning from and doing hair with the best of the best.  He is a member of Alfaparf Milano and was the lead hair stylists for 2004’s La Kore Oscar Della Moda in Italy where he worked with top designers such as Roberto Cavalli, Miss Sixty, La Perla Clothes, and Chanel just to name a few.  He is also a member of Fashion in Detroit’s executive team, a highly respected annual fashion event that started last October and featured designs from Kevan Hall, Peter Soronen and Joe Faris.   

Figo Salon was also the main beauty sponsor for Fashion in Detroit as Kristina Marra was responsible for all the hairstyles and make up looks for the entire show. Kristina, who has been doing hair for 12 years, had no problem making the templates for the make up artists and stylists who came together for this great event.  Not only did she lead the beauty team at FID, she also accompanied Rino at the La Kore Oscar Della Moda in Sicily in 2004, which is like the “Oscars” for fashion designers.   “Kristina’s the best at editorials”, says Rino. Kristina’s work is very well known and respected as her hair styles have been featured in Styleline Magazine, Hour Detroit, Instyle Magazine, Martha Stewart Brides and The Knot.  With such an amazing career and impressive background, we asked Kristina how she does it all on top of being a Glamorous Mom herself.  With having so much amazing talent and having a 15 mo old little boy at home, we needed to know her secret.  “We are very blessed with my mom, mother-in-law and extended family who all help.”   “My son will have an appreciation for women and will have a good relationship with his Grandmas”. Kristina  is inspired by both fashion and architecture and always welcomes a challenge.  She told us, “I never want to be stale”. Kristina is always looking for new innovative ways to make her clients feel beautiful and updated with gorgeous hair.

Figo was just recently featured in the Detroit News where it was noted that Figo sales were up 9% in 2009.  With sales up and a staff that is continuously growing, Figo will eventually create their own in-house academy for experienced stylists.  This will be an education opportunity for stylists who are already educated but are ready to take their talents to  the next level.

Figo, which means cool and hip in Italian slang, is a 3,000 sq ft fashion forward full service salon that continues to make our Metro Detroiters hip and glamorous! To learn more about Figo and their amazing staff and services, visit  To make an appointment, call 248-723-7990. Figo Salon is located at 265 N. Old Woodward Ave, Birmingham.

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