The unpolished fans of TLC want to know who “Big Mike” Martone is. While the show is all about the ladies who own and run chic Long Island Salon Martone, the father is starting to get attention. Sisters Lexi Martone and Bria Martone launched the salon 5 years ago. Bria does her hair and makeup and Lexi makes incredible nail art. Mother Jennifer Martone is the manager/momager and Foxy Grandma completes the busy and talented crew. The man behind the scenes is the father of Bria and Lexi Martone, “Big Mike”. But who is “Big Mike” Martone?
Unpolished: Who Is “Big Mike” Martone? The Man Behind The Madness
Unpolished chronicles of Lexi Martone, her sister Bria and the crazy life of the Martone family. Most of the show focuses on the family business Salon Martone of Lexi and Bria Martone . Lexi’s amazing nail art definitely attracts customers to the Long Island salon. And Bria keeps customers back with her crazy stylist skills. While the ladies run the show in the salon and at home, Lexi and Bria’s father “Big Mike” is the man behind all the craziness at home.
Mike “Big Mike Martone is no stranger to running a successful business. The unpolished patriarch has owned a Queens sanitary company since 1983. Lexi admits that comparing Big Mike with Tony Soprano is inevitable, Mike is completely legitimate. A public search shows that he keeps the law as it comes.
He made his entrance to the show in a tuxedo, dressed for a wedding that was gone for a week.
Unpolished: The Martone Family Lives Large On and Off Camera
At the unpolished premiere Lexi says that the family is exaggerated and that ‘Extra’ is their middle name. This description applies not only to the salon, but also to the multi-million-dollar house in which the family lives. Martone’s house is large and lush. The family enjoys Sunday dinners with meatballs from Foxy Grandma in the spacious kitchen. Numerous cushions throw dots in the graceful living room where the family sets aside with producers.
Big Mike works with two Mercedes-Benz in the city in a few Cadillac Escalades. He is also co-owner of Lexi’s apartment where she lives with her boyfriend. Big Mike seems to own quite a lot of real estate, including the building where his plumbing company is located. Having a father who is an experienced plumber is certainly a good thing if you own a salon. Big Mike comes to Unpolished’s rescue when the sinks at Salon Martone get clogged.
Unpolished: Kudos To A Wonderful Father
Living with these ladies is definitely a roller coaster ride. But Big Mike seems to record it all. He is there for the family and works hard to keep them happy. In a recent episode after Bria’s fiancé Matt Mancuso fell back, Big Mike was there for mother Jennifer.
The couple are worried about daughter Bria, but want her to be happy. Big Mike Martone says he thinks about it every day. But in the end it admits that it’s just another crazy day in the Martone-house. In the world of reality shows, many parents benefit from their child’s fame. It is refreshing to see a stable father figure who is there for his children.