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Life and Work with Marcie Olivas

Today we’d like to introduce you to Marcie Olivas.

Marcie, please share your story with us. 
For me, it started when I was just a kid playing with my Barbie dolls, cutting their hair and making them beautiful,” says Marcie Olivas, owner of Regeneration Salon & Spa + Wellness. “It just seemed to be a part of who I was. As I grew up, I was always cutting hair and doing makeup for weddings before I really knew what I was doing.”

With 32 years of experience, I am licensed in both esthetics and cosmetology, I hold an instructor’s license and a certified wellness coach with specialties in yoga and essential oils. It’s about providing excellent professional services and training others to do the same.

I grew up in Biloxi, Mississippi, where she received her training at a Pivot Point International satellite school, then became an artistic hair designer for Matrix, a hair care and color company that is part of L’Oréal USA. I travel extensively with Matrix. In 2014, I was ready to expand to the current 5,000-square-foot location in Columbia’s West Broadway Business Park. We have 12 employees we services guest each week for hair, skin care, nails, massage, and coaching in mindfulness, yoga, and essential oils. I am one of six instructors on staff.

“I love my business. Every day is different.” “I love the guests who come in and we get to make them over: cut, color, facial, makeup. I get the biggest thrill when they feel amazing and know they look good. I want people to look at themselves and see the reflection of what’s inside of them.”

Regeneration team “We transform beauty into beautiful.” I have devoted most of my life to helping others achieve that transformation

“Beauty is what we have, but beautiful is how we feel”. “There isn’t anyone who has beauty inside of them that you can’t bring out. All we do is enhance what is already there.”

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
There are always struggles. Its how you handle the struggle that is a choice. I choose to learn from my struggles and my mistakes to improve myself. I would tell them as a friend of mine says Nichols French prepare yourself or prepare to fail. That really says it all. Nothing in life is easy if it were we would not appreciate it.

Please tell us about Regeneration Salon & Spa + Wellness.
I believe what sets me apart is I never think I have arrived. I continue to learn to grow and strive for excellence, not perfection, we can never have perfection, but we can achieve excellence. Education is a huge part of my brand and I educate my team and my guest.

Often it feels as if the media, by and large, is only focused on the obstacles faced by women, but we feel it’s important to also look for the opportunities. In your view, are there opportunities that you see that women are particularly well positioned for?
I think there are, I am always on the watch for opportunities. They are all around if you just keep looking for them. They may not come around but once so, keep your eye open.

Contact Info:

  • Address: 3301 West Broadway Business park ct. Columbia, MO 65203
  • Website: salon-spa-regeneration.com
  • Phone: 573-234-1560
  • Email: ashleymareebee@gmail.com
  • Instagram: Regeneration Salon & Spa
  • Facebook: Regeneration Salon & Spa


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