Founder – TU Organics Salon & Spa
Mariatu Tu Browne creates hair magic with scissors or clippers in her hands. She discovered her passion for hair at the early age of 9 while braiding in her native Sierra Leone, West Africa. Today, Tu is the owner of Tu Organics Salon and Spa, the only organic beauty salon of its kind in Rancho Cucamonga. Tu is a highly sought-after stylist with over 13 years of professional cosmetology experience. She has become known for her creativity with colors and precision with scissors, clippers and razors as she creates innovative unisex haircuts and styles. She is also a certified educator for Simply Organic Beauty.
Tu has spent the time to actively learn everything necessary to become a successful entrepreneur. She earned an Associate of Science degree in Business Administration in 2013 from Chaffey College, where she was largely impacted by professor Thierry Brusselle. Tu attributes much of her business success to the teaching, guidance and advice she received from Brusselle and other professors. Chaffey College was the first stop on her educational journey. In 2014, Tu went on to pursue not one, but two bachelorâ€™s degrees from California State University San Bernardino.
Armed with a cosmetology license, two bachelorâ€™s degrees with concentrations in Entrepreneurial Management and Marketing, and a love for organic hair care, Tu is on a mission to unlock the natural beauty of every client she encounters by creating a salon environment free of dangerous chemicals for young children, pregnant women, and people with chemical sensitivities, while protecting the environment.
Tuâ€™s beauty salon is also part of Green Circle Salons. As a partner, Tu Organics Salon and Spa is a local leader in working to drastically reduce the harmful impacts of the hair industry on the environment to divert all waste from landfill and waterways. Tuâ€™s commitment towards environmental sustainability earned her a Certificate of Recognition from the City of Rancho Cucamonga for being a participant in the Healthy RC Green Business Recognition Program. Tu is thrilled to be the owner of the Cityâ€™s first ever Green beauty salon. Tu sees it as win for her salon guests, the city and the planet.
Tu is working on her Masterâ€™s degree at California State University San Bernardino and has a part-time faculty position at Riverside City College Cosmetology Department. In addition to her education, Tu has found her second passion in life, to be a motivational speaker. Tu wants to be able to share her success with other single mothers and students whose lives she will have the privilege to touch.
Mariatu resides in Fontana, CA with her two daughters Tutu and Fifa.