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Marcella Ellis received her education from Howard University and the University of Maryland where she studied Business Management and Marketing. She went on to pursue her desire to practice in the field of Cosmetology by enrolling in Robert's Institute of Hair Design where she graduated and passed the State board of MD.

Furthering her education in Cosmetology she attended numerous advanced courses by top cosmetologists and companies such as Paul Mitchell, Kemi Products, Avlon and Dudley's to name a few. Her talent, knowledge, and skills allowed her to compete in various competitions winning numerous awards in hair styling and creativity. Her ongoing quests for advancement enabled her to return to the state board were she passed the exam and received her senior master's license. Bronner Bros Baltimore and Atlanta Hair Show frequently featured Dream Weaver, Marcella Ellis teaching her revolutionary weaving and extension techniques.

Formerly the Director of Education at Roberts Institute of Hair Design, located in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, Marcella promoted a curriculum and developed an instructional style that thoroughly engaged the student and fostered rapid learning and retention. Her teaching skills were further enhanced at the Hair Academy, also located in the Washington, D.C metropolitan area. In addition, Marcella Ellis has owned 6 hair weaving, hair replacement salons throughout MD/ DC and VA. Since 1999 she has employed over 50 hair stylists and a team of educators delivering advanced services to the customer and training advanced skills to other industry professionals.

Currently, Marcella is the owner of Marcella Ellis PRO all-in-one software suite education and business management system for cosmetologists.  ME Pro provides continuing education and multiple means to increase your income for cosmetologists. In addition, Pro has included a SaaS model for professionals to operate their entire business and a mobile app which allows stylists the ability to service new clients.

Marcella is also  the owner of Marcella Ellis School of Cosmetic Arts, a vocational trade school located in the State of VA. The School of Cosmetic Arts is a certified workforce training provider for the federal government WIOA. Marcella and her education team have trained over 10,000 hair stylists and professionals since 1999. Marcella Ellis a Stylist Extraordinaire has been featured in numerous media publications such as,  Black Enterprise, Rolling Out Magazine, Beauty Times Magazine, Black Hair Sophisticates just to name a few. Marcella Ellis also hosted her own television talk show at DCTV called the Marcella Ellis Glam Review.

August 2013 Marcella Ellis released a new innovative way to distribute human hair and have been featured in many media outlets like Jet magazine, Madame Noire Magazine, LA Daily News, the list goes on and on, referring to Ellis as the new Madame CJ Walker.

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“Phenomenal growth doesn't happen by chance it is created by design.”

-Marcella Ellis






Marcella has been sought out by industry professionals looking to duplicate her success in their own industries. Dedicating her life to helping others, Ellis Enterprise consulting firm was created to consult government, small to midsize business owners on the benefits of advertising, marketing, and branding. Marcella and team have developed marketing strategies, graphic design, and advertising campaigns for Accountants, Construction Companies and Health Care professionals. Marcella currently has relationships, contracts and partnerships with major brands like the Ratner Companies, Sally's, Indique, Hair Club, and Salon Centric to name a few.

Media and Press


Accolades- Black Hair Sophisticates-Feb 06-Dec 06

Full Page article- Black Enterprise- July 06

Full Page Article- Rolling Out Magazine- August 06

XM Satellite Radio Show- 'Changing Gear'- January 07

Fox 5 Washington DC-August 06

V103 Radio-September -2013

Madame Noir Magazine -2013

Bossip -2013

Jet- 2013

LA Daily News -2013

WTOP -2013

1450 Radio -2013

Washington Journal 2017

Cincinnati Enquirer 2017

Fox 5, ABC News- 2017

1450 Radio 2017

Marcella Ellis has been feautured in over 1,000 media outlets in 2015-2017

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Marcella Ellis has dedicated her life to the Cosmetology Industry,  realizing her talent at only 16 years old. She has made contributions to the Industry through training, mentoring, coaching, licensing and certifying women and men throughout her career. In 2018 Marcella has developed an organization that is a compilation of everything her companies have to offer under one roof.  Marcella Ellis PRO was designed to create economic growth one Stylist at a time. Through her determination and passion for the cosmetology industry, she is determined to make this profession a lucrative way of life for each Stylist. This new organization provides mobile hair weaving, hair extensions, custom wig making, natural hair and braiding advanced techniques to customers in MD, DC, VA and Houston Texas. Each Marcella Ellis Pro Stylists is equipped with high-end premium products, superior hair extensions, and tools to service a ready-made market. With major plans to roll out in more cities and states, the time is now to grow with