Margiela Figueroa Roman headshot


Margiela Figueroa Roman headshot

Edgy streaks of color, sleek blowouts, a head of luscious curls…Margiela Figueroa Roman does it all. And does it so well, we might add, that this Puerto-Rican hair pro is garnering plenty of attention for her bold and beautiful work these days. We wanted to tap into the secrets behind her artistry; so we did!

MARGIELA FIGUEROA ROMAN, Joico Hair Technician in Bayamon, Puerto Rico

Bragging rights: I’m practical and simple…I’ve been able to pay off all my salon loans.

On my nightstand: Magazines and books.

I’ll cry if I’m out of: Vero Chrome, Cream Lightener, or K-Pak 4-Step System Hair Treatment.

What I’m eating when no one’s looking: Desserts! Which explains my sweeth tooth.

If any designer (or store) could dress me: Calvin Klein, BCBG, and Zara.

What’s on my feet: A nice pedicure and a pair of spectacular sandals I bought in Dubai.

Can’t live without: The biggest gift I’ve ever had; my lovely daughter Edmarie.

My influencers: Sue Pemberton, Damian Carney, Sharon Blain, Pivot Point, and Vidal Sassoon.

Guiltiest pleasure: Shopping…and buying things I don’t need!

Biggest misconception about hairdressers: That we are uneducated and have an easy job. People also think that hairdressers should be able to fix anything they did at home…and for a low price. Sometimes, those are the most difficult hair issues to deal with.

Why hair? When I was little, I was taught that hair is the frame of the face. The greatest satisfaction I can receive is to transform a person by making them feel beautiful and confident.

What I’m known best for: Cutting and hair coloring.

Oddest job: Handing out telephone guides and cleaning houses.

If not hair: Interior Design.

The hair I never want to see again: I like every type of hair. I look at it as a challenge.

This hairstyle/color will never bore me: Red, blonde, and bobs.

Best advice ever: “Work hard for what you want.”

“I’ve made it” moment:When I made the last payment on the loan of my salon, and working on the 2016 Collection for iColor.

What’s playing in my salon: lounge music.

Tool/product I’m always reaching for: Comb, scissors, and hair color.


Margiela Figueroa Roman cut and color hairstyle on model

Pre-Lightener: Joico Vero K-PAK Color Crème Lightener + 20 Volume Developer

Base: Vero K-PAK Chrome V9

Highlights: Color Intensity Light Purple

Margiela Figueroa Roman cut and color hairstyle on model

Base: Vero K-PAK Chrome N4 + Chrome Activator

Highlights: Pre-lightened with VeroLight Lightening Powder + 30 Volume Developer

Vero K-PAK Chrome G9+ Chrome Activator

Color Intensity Lilac

Color Intensity Titanium

Color Intensity True Blue