Mary is a third-generation cosmetologist with a specialty of all natural nail care. She is constantly looking for new beauty tips to pass on in her bi-weekly column, All That Zazz which appears in the Post-Gazette, "The Italian-American Voice of Massachusetts," published in Boston's historic North End neighborhood. Prior columns are also available by clicking here.

She is currently taking private appointments, call for a consultation.

Mary also looks out for high-quality natural beauty care products not generally available in the local shops and offers them on her website. One such product is Kosmea all natural rose hip oil products from Australia.

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Mary DiZazzo writes All That Zazz a health and beauty culture column for the Post-Gazette the English language Italian American newspaper for Massachusetts.

BEAUTY CULTURE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

Hair, Face, and Make-up

  1. Celebrate the Pumpkin Octobert 23, 2015
  2. Airbrush Makeup September 25, 2015
  3. Feed Your Face (2015) August 28, 2015
  4. Hair Removal: the Fun of it All! July 31, 2015
  5. Eyebrows Are a Matter of Choice! July 3, 2015
  6. "Eyestarr Will Flutter Your World" June 5, 2015
  7. Face, Skin and Hair Food- try it you'll like it! March 20, 2015
  8. DRY SHAMPOO-on the days you want to skip wet shampooing! November 28, 2014
  9. YOUNGER LOOKING EYES NOW! October 17, 2014
  10. CHERRY BLOOMS - your eyelash builder, not your ordinary mascara! October 3, 2014
  11. COVER IT UP FLAWLESSLY! July 11, 2014
  12. To Straighten or Not To Straighten-that is the dilemma! May 30, 2014
  13. Glitter-a Glamazon's Sparkle! March 21, 2014
  14. Hair Will Always Be Your Crowning Glory! December 27, 2013
  15. Strong, Beautiful Hair - make yours "Living Proof" October 4, 2013
  16. No More Lipstick on His Collar with Lip-Ink! September 6, 2013
  17. Kenneth Battelle- Hairdresser to the Stars 1927-2013 August 9, 2013
  18. Hair Pieces..........no rugs please! July 26, 2013
  19. HAIR REMOVAL.......ouch! July 12, 2013
  20. Kiss and Tell May 31, 2013
  21. Feed Your Face Inside and Out! May 17, 2013
  22. Simple Cleansing is not Enough! April 19, 2013
  23. B & B Cream Takes Care of it All! September 21, 2012
  24. To Curl or not to Curl-that is the Question! September 7, 2012
  25. Vidal Sassoon; Architect of Hair 1928-2012! June 1, 2012
  26. Makeup Tricks To Look Younger -- We All Need Them! April 20, 2012
  27. The Vanity of It All January 27, 2012
  28. The Pumpkin-not just for Halloween/Thanksgiving! October 7, 2011
  29. I’d love to kiss you but I just washed my hair! June 17, 2011
  30. Jeepers, Creepers, Where'd You Get Those Eyes April 8, 2011
  31. Condition your eyelashes, not only your hair August 27, 2010
  32. GETTING THE KINKS OUT" with “The Coppola Keratin Straightening System" at ACOTE Salon September 25, 2009
  33. HAIRSPRAY—not the play! November 21, 2008
  34. “Mineral Makeup” – What is it exactly? June 20, 2008
  35. “When you're getting a facial don't forget your décolleté"! April 25, 2008
  36. Airbrush Makeup February 15, 2008
  37. Brush Up December 7, 2007
  38. Wash and Wear Hair and Paul Mitchell Started it All September 28, 2007
  39. I'd Like to Kiss Ya, but I Just Washed My Hair July 20, 2007
  40. Is It Natural or Out of a Bottle July 6, 2007
  41. Eyelash Flirt March 30, 2007
  42. Lipstick December 22, 2006
  43. Make-up and Friends September 29, 2006
  44. Mascara Yesterday and Now August 4, 2006
  45. Make-up Tips for the Mature Woman (Part 1) June 9, 2006
    Make-up Tips for the Mature Woman (Part 2) June 23, 2006
  46. What's in Your Cosmetics April 28, 2006
  47. Olive Oil Beauty Treat April 14, 2006
  48. Food on Your Face November 25, 2005)
  49. It's Not a Mole, It's a Beauty Mark October 28, 2005
  50. Lou Martin Beauty Salon February 4, 2005
  51. Tooth Whitening November 26, 2004
  52. The Shape of Eyebrows - Design or Disaster? May 8, 2009
  53. Eyebrow Threading June 25, 2004
  54. Make-up by Kevyn Aucoin May 28, 2004
  55. Wigs March 19, 2004

Hand and Foot Care

  1. Japanese-Style Watercolor Nail Art February 20, 2015
  2. Keratin Gloves and Socks for Moisture You Must Experience October 31, 2014
  3. Cuticle Oil: A Must for Healthy Nails! August 8, 2014
  4. Nail Files-an important tool! October 18, 2013
  5. Breathable Nail Polish! March 8, 2013
  6. The Pedicure in all its Glory! February 22, 2013
  7. Base Coat and Top Coat -- the Absolute Bread in the Nail Polish Sandwich July 13, 2012
  8. Get SHELLAC-ed and Stay Chip Free for up to 2 Weeks! October 21, 2011
  9. Give Yourself “HAPPY FEET”—and that’s not all! August 12, 2011
  10. REIKI—“Universal Energy”Part 2 June 4, 2010
  11. A Healing Three-Part Series : Foot Reflexology: A Bit of Heaven on Beacon Hill May 7, 2010
  12. Achilles should have known the importance of protecting your HEELS! February 26, 2010
  13. Aging Hands—try SCLEROTHERAPY October 23, 2009
  14. Beauty And Culture—To Make You Feel Good October 9, 2009
  15. Almond Oil- Nourishment for your Skin May 22, 2009
  16. Fish Is For Friday’s! April 10, 2009
  17. Old Rule/New Rule March 13, 2009
  18. It’s All About Color This Fall 2008 August 29, 2008
  19. Global Nail Superstitions (Part 2) September 12, 2008
  20. Global Nail Superstitions—“Do you believe?” (Part 1) August 15, 2008
  21. A French Toast May 9, 2008
  22. It Isn’t Just a Manicure, It’s Hand Reflexology February 29, 2008
  23. Fascinating Fingernail Facts (Part II) November 23, 2007
  24. Fascinating Fingernail Facts (Part I) November 9, 2007
  25. Nails in the Limelight (A nails in entertainment timeline) August 3, 2007
  26. Natural Nailcare January 19, 2007
  27. Black Satin Nail Polish October 27, 2006
  28. Olive Oil Beauty Treat April 14, 2006
  29. Tea Spa Party January 20, 2006
  30. A Short History of Fingers July 8, 2005
  31. Manicures April 30, 2004
  32. OPI Nail Products October 31, 2003
  33. Foot Care Products October 3, 2003
  34. Hand and Nail Care August 22, 2003

Body and Skin Care

  1. Coffee for Beauty and Health February 26, 2016
  2. Hair Gone-thanks to Sue Ismiel! April 3, 2015
  3. Face, Skin and Hair Food- try it you'll like it! March 20, 2015
  4. Dry, Itchy Skin? Tame It Now! January 23, 2015
  5. Beware the Dermatologist! June 27, 2014
  6. Kosmea-to end those dry skin summer blues! September 20, 2013
  7. Beauty Secret: Water June 14, 2013
  8. Soften Up! March 9, 2012
  9. Burning Topic-New FDA Rules on Labeling Sunscreen July 15, 2011
  10. Aromas from the Garden are Healing July 1, 2011
  11. Keep Yourself Cool, Soft and Protected For Christmas December 3, 2010
  12. After Summer "KOSMEA" and Always! Skin as Nature intended! September 10, 2010
  13. Spa Food For Your Body, 2010 July 30, 2010
  14. Beauty is Health March 26, 2010
  15. OATS—Not just for horses! January 29, 2010
  16. ALOE VERA, "true aloe" August 14, 2009
  17. Mother Earth presents Volcanic Clay Beautifully! March 27, 2009
  18. A Massage Story January 30, 2009
  19. SEAWEED—good on your skin! November 7, 2008
  20. Beauty by the Seashore: Dead Sea Salts and Seaweed October 24, 2008
  21. Sunscreen--Made in the Shade June 8, 2007
  22. Powder It Up November 3, 2006
  23. Olive Oil Beauty Treat April 14, 2006
  24. Plastic Surgery October 29, 2004
  25. Tattoos October 1, 2004
  26. Tanning August 6, 2004
  27. Soap March 5, 2004
  28. Bath Products September 19, 2003 and September 11, 2009

HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

Diet and Food

  1. The Acai Berry -have you tried it? August 26, 2011
  2. An Evening of Wine and Chocolate -- Drink it and Eat it, Stay Healthy and Beautiful March 11, 2011
  3. Ginseng—use it and keep young! August 13, 2010
  4. "Azulene-a chamomile extract to sooth and heal!" April 23, 2010
  5. OATS—Not just for horses! January 29, 2010
  6. GRAPEFRUIT-Good for your body inside and out! July 3, 2009
  7. Use Your H2O and Glow January 5, 2007
  8. Chocolate: Never Enough! February 17, 2006
  9. Tea April 16, 2004
  10. Diet January 9, 2004
  11. Juicing December 26, 2003

Spas, Health Clubs, and Wellness

  1. SOY-Use it Inside and Out! September 24, 2010
  2. A Chocolate Spa: Yum, Yum September 14, 2007
  3. Emerge Day Spa July 21, 2006
  4. Dahn Yoga January 6, 2006
  5. Humor and Health September 2, 2005
  6. Massage at Boston Sports Clubs August 19, 2005
  7. Looking Good When You're Feeling Bad March 4, 2005
  8. Oxygen Bars August 20, 2004
  9. Napping July 9, 2004 and April 24, 2009
  10. Homeopathy February 20, 2004
  11. Paula Pirrello for Micro-dermabrasion January 23, 2004
  12. Exercise January 9, 2004

Youth and Aging

  1. Use It or Lose It Feel Good Beauty Tips! August 24, 2012
  2. How Not to Look Old: A New Book by Charla Krupp February 1, 2008
  3. Make-up Tips for the Mature Woman (Part 1) June 9, 2006
    Make-up Tips for the Mature Woman (Part 2) June 23, 2006
  4. Numbers --Not Your Age May 26, 2006
  5. Fountain of Youth January 23, 2004

SHOPPING AND SPECIFIC PRODUCT RECOMMENDATIONS

Kosmea Rose Hip Oil Products

  1. Kosmea-to end those dry skin summer blues! September 20, 2013
  2. Be My Valentine -- but wait let me get ready for bed! February 8, 2013
  3. Radiance 24/7 Youth Boost November 16, 2012
  4. Soften Up! March 9, 2012
  5. Kosmea Rose Hip Oil-nature's answer for anti-aging! April 22, 2011
  6. After Summer "KOSMEA" and Always! Skin as Nature intended! September 10, 2010
  7. Healing Power from Natural, Organic Ingredients Promote Skin's Elasticity April 9, 2010
  8. Kosmea’s Rose Will Keep Your Skin Healthy and Nourished April 11, 2008 and July 31, 2009
  9. Kosmea SPF 30+ Moisturizing Lotion October 13, 2006
  10. Kosmea for Healthy Beautiful Skin March 3, 2006
  11. Kosmea: One Perfect Rose February 18, 2005
  12. Kosmea: The Magic of the Rose February 6, 2004
  13. Rose Hip Oil January 23, 2004

LUSH Handmade Soap

  1. Get Scary with LUSH for Hallowe'en 2015 October 9, 2015
  2. Get Ready for Summer 2015 with Lush May 22, 2015
  3. Fall Fresh with Lush! September 19, 2014
  4. Get In Love With Lush! January 24, 2014
  5. Pool /Beach Bag and Lush at The Beach 2013 June 28, 2013
  6. Indulge in an Egg-citing Easter from Fabulous Lush! 2013 March 22, 2013
  7. Zazz Says Lush-It-Up for Fall! October 5, 2012
  8. Use It or Lose It Feel Good Beauty Tips! August 24, 2012
  9. Soften Up! March 9, 2012
  10. It’s a LUSH-ious Life! September 23, 2011
  11. Start The New Year Off "LUSH-ously"! January 14, 2011
  12. LUSH Products for the Lips July 16, 2010
  13. Shake Off Winter Blues With LUSH March 12, 2010
  14. "Soaping It Up With Lush" November 20, 2009
  15. LUSH—for the love of sugar and the death of dimples August 28, 2009
  16. LUSH Puts Some “VANILLA” in Your Summer! June 5, 2009
  17. “Have a PURRR-FECT Valentine’s Day” February 13, 2009
  18. Have a Lush-ious Christmas `08 December 19, 2008
  19. New Lush Inventions – Autumn 2008 October 10, 2008
  20. Free Retro LUSH -- Get It While You Can July 18, 2008
  21. Treat Daddy-O to a LUSH-ious Father's Day June 6, 2008
  22. New Products That Work To Make You Feel And Look Great! March 14, 2008
  23. NEW Scentuals from LUSH January 18, 2008
  24. A Spa Day with LUSH August 17, 2007
  25. Be Green With LUSH April 13, 2007
  26. Keep Lovin' It Up With Lush! February 16, 2007
  27. Powder It Up November 3, 2006
  28. Lush Can Solidly Help You Fly September 1, 2006
  29. Get Happy with Lush July 7, 2006
  30. Take the Bunny and Run March 31, 2006
  31. Have a LUSHous Christmas December 9, 2005
  32. Blow out the candles this HOT SUMMER with LUSH July 22, 2005
  33. Happy Mothers' Day with Lush Products April 29, 2005
  34. Are You a LUSHette Yet? March 18, 2005
  35. Lush Products for Christmas December 10, 2004
  36. Lush Products November 14, 2003

Apparel and Accessories

  1. Pierced Ears-only please! January 10, 2014
  2. The Art of Manliness February 12, 2010
  3. Sunglasses: A Shady History July 17, 2009
  4. Vintage Clothing at the Dorothy Parker Fest October 14, 2005
  5. First Ladies' Gowns January 7, 2005
  6. Hats September 3, 2004

Other Shopping Tips

  1. Hair Gone-thanks to Sue Ismiel! April 3, 2015
  2. Bitty Betty Perfumes! Which scent is you! February 21, 2014
  3. An America Scented State of Mind April 5, 2013
  4. Filene's Basement-A Beauty of a Bargain November 30, 2012
  5. Have a Spring Fling 2011 March 25, 2011
  6. Have a PURRR-FECT Valentine’s Day February 13, 2009
  7. Discover Cuccio and you have found Spa Heaven August 1, 2008
  8. New Products That Work To Make You Feel And Look Great! March 14, 2008
  9. Brush Up December 7, 2007
  10. Barneys is Here! March 17, 2006
  11. Dahn Yoga January 6, 2006
  12. Tony Cuccio Cream June 10, 2005
  13. Kabloom Florists May 27, 2005
  14. Lou Martin Beauty Salon February 4, 2005
  15. New England Portrait Photography September 17, 2004
  16. Perricone Cosmeceuticals and Sephora Products at Prudential Mall July 23, 2004
  17. L'Occitane Products December 12, 2003
  18. Sephora Products October 31, 2003
  19. Harnett's Shop September 19, 2003
  20. Benefit Brand Products September 5, 2003

TRAVEL AND VACATION

Travel Tips

  1. The Beauty of the Magical Hamptons! September 5, 2014
  2. Traveling Beautifully Through The Checkpoint! July 25, 2014
  3. Unrivaled Beauty is in Cape Town, So. Africa! May 16, 2014
  4. BERLIN BEAUTY! November 15, 2013
  5. Pool /Beach Bag and Lush at The Beach 2013 June 28, 2013
  6. My annual "Ready Your Pool/Beach Bag for Summer 2012"! June 15, 2012
  7. What's in Your Beach/Pool Bag? Summer 2011 June 3, 2011
  8. What's In Your Beach Bag? June 19, 2009
  9. The Beach Bag Review May 23, 2008
  10. Lost Luggage: Pack That Carry-on Well! January 21, 2005
  11. Beach Bag Packing List June 11, 2004
  12. Beautify Before You Fly November 28, 2003

Destinations

  1. Hong Kong Beauty Bargain December 23, 2005
  2. American Girl Place, New York City September 30, 2005
  3. Radio City Rockettes December 24, 2004
  4. Provincetown, Massachusetts August 20, 2004
  5. St. Augustine, Florida January 23, 2004
  6. Rome, Italy: Beauty is Truth October 17, 2003
  7. Tinsel Town -- Where Memories are Paved in Gold November 24, 2006
  8. Mr. DeMille, I'm Ready for My Close-up December 8, 2006

BEAUTY CULTURE

Italian heritage

  1. Beauty is La Familia & A Family Heirloom August 23, 2013
  2. No need to wear makeup when you'll be wearing a mask for Carnevale! February 24, 2012
  3. Once Again “Beauty Knows No Age” with the Golden Age Club May 21, 2010
  4. Family Reunion October 12, 2007
  5. Wash and Wear Hair and Paul Mitchell Started it All September 28, 2007
  6. East Boston Ladies Shine in Their Golden Age May 18, 2007
  7. It's Not a Mole, It's a Beauty Mark October 28, 2005
  8. Viva Santa June 24, 2005
  9. Italian Movie Stars: Olive-skinned Beauties October 15, 2004

Other Beauty Culture Columns

  1. Happy New Year 2016 January 1, 2016
  2. The Beauty Shoppe November 6, 2015
  3. Mirror, Mirror On The Wall, Who's The Fairest of Them All? August 14, 2015
  4. BRUSH YOUR WAY TO BEAUTY! June 19, 2015
  5. Leadership is Key May 1, 2015
  6. What Is Beauty? Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder! Better than Calgon! April 17, 2015
  7. "Queene Helene" -- going strong since the 1930s" March 6, 2015
  8. Vicki Peters, Jan. 1954 - Dec. 31st, 2014, "A Nail Industry Pioneer" January 9, 2015
  9. The University of Cosmetology June 13, 2014
  10. Madam C. J. Walker was the first female American millionaire as an entrepreneur in making facial and hair care products for African-American women in the 1920s April 18, 2014
  11. NINE NATURALS for Pregnancy and Beyond April 4, 2014
  12. Beauty and Brians March 7, 2014
  13. Fabulous. Never better February 7, 2014
  14. Beauty Is Everywhere November 29, 2013
  15. Beauty School-those were the days! November 1, 2013
  16. Kenneth Battelle- Hairdresser to the Stars 1927-2013 August 9, 2013
  17. An America Scented State of Mind April 5, 2013
  18. Pretty Is In The Writing January 11, 2013
  19. No New Year's Resolutions Today December 28, 2012
  20. Hollywood The Beautiful! November 2, 2012
  21. Gold And Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend! October 19, 2012
  22. Use It or Lose It Feel Good Beauty Tips! August 24, 2012
  23. Beauty is in the Laughter! Mario Cantone August 10, 2012
  24. Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder: A Theatre Weekend in New York City! July 27, 2012
  25. Beautiful Is Burlesque! May 4, 2012
  26. It's a Mad, Mad Men's World! April 6, 2012
  27. A Tale of a Beauty Career March 23, 2012
  28. "The Miss Boston 2012 Pageant" is coming! February 10, 2012
  29. Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend January 13, 2012
  30. A New Year, A New Attitude for 2012 December 30, 2011
  31. It's a Small World December 2, 2011
  32. The Beauty of Etiquette in 2011 – Where Have All Our Manners Gone? November 18, 2011
  33. The Beauty of Freedom September 9, 2011
  34. Town Crier of Provincetown July 29, 2011
  35. Aromas from the Garden are Healing July 1, 2011
  36. “You Look Marvelous Beauty Talk”—Spring 2011 Series May 20, 2011
  37. Miss Boston 2011 has been crowned! February 25, 2011
  38. Gold--It'll Make You Shimmer February 11, 2011
  39. The Bombshell is Back! Janaury 28, 2011
  40. Buon Anno 2011-Make it a Beautiful Year!!! December 31, 2010
  41. Give Thanks to Beauty that Lies in the Heart of a Dad November 19, 2010
  42. Folklore for Hallowe’en October 22, 2010
  43. Beauty is what Health and Happiness looks like on the outside October 8, 2010
  44. The Rainbow and putting color in your life July 2, 2010
  45. Gone With The Wind June 18, 2010
  46. Beauty is Health March 26, 2010
  47. OATS—Not just for horses! January 29, 2010
  48. Beauty Resolutions January 1, 2010
  49. The Blow Dryer-adapted from the "vacuum cleaner"! December 4, 2009
  50. Beeswax-for the love of honey! November 6, 2009
  51. Beauty And Culture—To Make You Feel Good October 9, 2009
  52. Sunglasses: A Shady History July 17, 2009
  53. Barbie: Still Nifty at 50! Happy Birthday Dear Doll February 27, 2009
  54. First Ladies January 16, 2009
  55. Happy New Year 2009 January 2, 2009
  56. Budget-Themed Beauty September 26, 2008
  57. Comfort and High Tech in the Beauty Salon March 28, 2008
  58. A Day in the Life of a Student Star January 4, 2008
  59. The Week Before Christmas in the Beauty Salon December 21, 2007 and December 17, 2010
  60. Fascinating Fingernail Facts (Part II) November 23, 2007
  61. Fascinating Fingernail Facts (Part I) November 9, 2007
  62. The Immortal Marilyn Lives On and On August 31, 2007
  63. The Gibson Girl June 22, 2007
  64. Beauty Gone Bad May 25, 2007
  65. 1920s Hair Curl Ads April 27, 2007
  66. When Bigger (Hair) Was Better March 16, 2007
  67. Hairdressing -- the Beginning March 2, 2007
  68. Cosmetic Curiousities February 2, 2007
  69. Hairdresser's Book 1950 September 15, 2006
  70. Lady's Dressing Room in 1892 August 18, 2006
  71. Color My World February 3, 2006
  72. Edgar Degas: An Impression of Beauty November 11, 2005
  73. Powder Compacts September 16, 2005
  74. Olive Lee Benson August 5, 2005 and January 15, 2010
  75. Lilly Pulitzer: A Palm Beach Story May 13, 2005
  76. Beauty Pageants April 15, 2005
  77. Marilyn Monroe April 1, 2005
  78. Estee Lauder November 12, 2004
  79. All I Know I Learned in Beauty School May 14, 2004 and May 12, 2006
  80. Spring is Here! April 2, 2004
  81. You Look Mahvelous October 31, 2003