Who We Are

Aria Hair & Beauty is an Aveda concept salon opened by Maria. Aria Hair & Beauty is an eco boutique salon located in the hub of Westchester County, in downtown White Plains, New York.

Aria’s team of professionally trained Aveda stylists and our added ambiance of relaxation, makes Aria Hair & Beauty the place to unwind and have all your beauty needs taken care of.

Our focus is to create and sustain beauty through the artistic form of hairdressing, as well as care for the condition and health of hair through the products we use. We encourage our guests to take care of themselves and the environment in which we live and love.



Sounds like Maria but spelled the Montenegro way where she was born. The extra J could stand for jack-of-all-trades – she’s a successful businesswoman, a passionate artist with a faithful following, and an entrepreneur with a penchant for the avant-garde. She won her first competition in beauty school at the age of 21, and has since gone on to open four totally individual concept salons in New York. She’s translated her award-winning aesthetic to print & TV, featured on shows like My Celebrity Home, and in cutting edge magazines like Planet, Details, View and Clear. She’s styled photo shoots for trendy restaurants like New York City’s Goldbar, and for pop icons like Lenny Kravitz.

“A gorgeous hairstyle properly executed is portable, practical art,” says Marija. She believes that being a great stylist takes a combination of pride and humility: being willing to truly listen, but also to follow your instincts. Following her bliss has lead her to partner with her sister Jackie in opening the new Selah salon, a chic and popular White Plains nightspot/salon/lounge with a busy dance card. Selah (Hebrew for a musical interlude, Arabic for praise and meditation) has already won the coveted Best Concept award from Westchester Magazine.

Marija loves nothing more than consulting with a client and personalizing a look, taking into consideration lifestyle, personal style and fashion sense. She eschews convention, loves long hair on older women, and is the perfect person to execute the look flawlessly. She doesn’t believe in one-look-fits-all, and aims for her guests to look all-natural, but better; in a way, she’s like Mother Nature’s little helper.