After showing an early interest in hair and makeup, Monica's mom put a Glamour magazine in her daughter's hands and Monica put her styling skills to the test. As a member of her high school drill team, Monica continued to learn new techniques from popular YouTube beauty gurus. In 2010 she went on to graduate from Paul Mitchell The School (not too far from her hometown of Denton, Texas) and went pro herself.
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As the owner of two pups named Kimmy and Khloe, it’s no surprise that Monica’s dream client is none other than Kim Kardashian. To Monica, Kim is a makeup icon and her makeup artist, Mario Dedivanovic, played a big role with trends like the smoky eyes and big curls. When Monica isn’t styling or doing makeup, Monica is most likely to be found spending time with her daughter, boyfriend and her favorite Kardashians— her miniature poodles!
Fun facts about Monica:
She has an addiction to Sephora
She has a bubbly personality but loves to relax and watch Netflix
She loves adventure and trying out new restaurants
If she could style anywhere in the world, she’d choose the Maldives (her personal dream wedding destination) but she’d also love to style an event in Paris, France
Monica loves encouraging her clients to play with colors that will enhance their eyes, and she also enjoys contouring and highlighting to emphasize natural facial features