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Monique
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              Stylist / Color

Monique

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   Q: How long have you been a stylist and what are your educational bragging rights? 

A:  I’ve been a stylist for over half of my life. My sister was a stylist, and it all started with my Mother who would cut and color her own hair in the bathroom when I was young.  

I’ve taken many classes over the course of my career to keep me updated and give my clients what current trends are out there and how I can achieve it

   Q: What do you love about your craft?

A:  What have you learned from your clients? Over the years, I’ve learned so much from my clients that aren’t even hair-related. It’s about building a relationship and understanding the client's lifestyle. Mostly it’s about listening and really hearing what they are ultimately desiring and having a game plan to achieve it and maintain it.  I’m grateful for every person that trusts me and sits in my chair.

   Q: What do you specialize in? 

A:  I have been in love with hand-painted hair (balayage) for a while.  I love being able to visualize where the brights and darks need to live to give impact or keep it subtle.  

   Q: What are the upcoming trends in hair cutting, coloring, and products?

A:  It’s evident the trend in products are ones that support a cleaner planet and support a healthy scalp to achieve healthier hair. Cutting and coloring are subjective to each client. You like what you like, am I right? 

   Q: What should clients look for when they are shopping for a stylist? 

A: With the explosive impact Instagram has had on the hair industry, it’s a great way for future clients to have a visual portfolio of what that stylist's work is like.  

   Q: Where do you find inspiration?

A:  I’m inspired by my peers. They keep me always wanting to be better. 

   Q: What charitable organizations do you feel passionate about?

A:  The Humane Society of Northern Nevada

   Q: How do you spend your time when not knee-deep into your craft?

A: When I’m away from work, I love to be outside. I lived in CO for 18 yrs before heading back to the Reno area. I learned to love and appreciate how grounding it can be to be outside in nature.  I also take dance/movement classes to get myself connected to myself and relieve the stresses of the week. 

   Q: Why are professional hair care products important?

A: I believe, if you spend your hard-earned money on your beautiful color, it’s important to use the proper products to help you maintain it as long as possible.  It’s my responsibility to educate you on the specific products that help to support color retention, hydration (we do live in the desert, it’s dry here), and style support. 

   Q: What is your favorite shade of lipstick?

A: I rarely wear lipstick, but a shimmery gloss is my go-to.  Baby Sparks by MAC is a new favorite.