We would like to welcome colorist Tania Aragon to the team.

California native Tania Aragon started her hair career in 2008 at one of San Francisco’s top salons located in Union Square. She trained with Redken educators, developing her knowledge of both color and design. She furthered her passion for hair by becoming a Redken Certified Colorist, taking courses at The Exchange and joining Redken Symposiums since 2013. Known for her fantasy colors, natural blondes and textured hair styles, Tania can execute all your hair needs.

Tania is located at our Williamsburg location

Founder & Stylist

Maria Barca

Passion, community, and determination are just a few words that can be used to describe Maria Barca. A native New Yorker, Maria was already putting herself through beauty school by the age of seventeen. She found inspiration in the city’s style and culture that surrounded her but she was by far captivated by Brooklyn. Maria quickly set her sights on owning her own salon in Brooklyn and in February of 2004, she opened Self Salon in its original location on Grand Street, in Williamsburg; she was only twenty-three.

Nearly thirteen years later and Self Salon has become one of the most sought-after hair salons in Williamsburg and Bushwick. The versatility that Maria and her team at Self Salon offer is unparalleled. Maria finds importance in creating a diverse culture, which also includes diverse talent. She has, therefore, assembled a very talented and accomplished group of individuals all with a wide-range of knowledge on the beauty industry. Maria’s passion lies in hair painting, dry cutting, curly cutting and hair extentions. Her extensive experience and skills, however, lend her to having the ability to accomplish any and all styling projects that come her way.

Maria’s additional interest and passion in interior design, as well, can be seen in the minimalistic, open, and atmospheric space that she has created for Self Salon. She has always been drawn to Brooklyn, even before it became her home, and uplifting and empowering the community surrounding Self Salon is a top priority for Maria. To achieve her vision for Self Salon, Maria, therefore, assembled a team of local Brooklyn artists to assist in designing and creating both salons’ spaces. As a result, Maria has achieved her goal in creating a space where clients and stylists alike can focus on beauty, without distraction.