Ardino was asked to New York on her most recent venture as Hair Director for Australian designer JohannaJohnson. Maria headed up a team of 6 Australian LA BIOSTHETIQUE stylists. The collection, called “The Muse” which would show in New York in the newly restored Highline Hotel. Maria worked with Johanna Johnson on the direction of the hair with the look of the handmade gowns which was very New York 20’s when women dressed for events. Architectural but right for the modern women, whether on her wedding day or a red carpet event, the Johanna Jonson gowns were breathtaking. Maria created the look that was a modern version of a 20s style. The look was all about the 3 crimped plaited buns that she created specifically to suit the delicate headpieces.