Born and raised in Brooklyn N.Y. Monique always had a passion and a raw gift for doing hair at very young age. It started off with her styling Barbie dolls hair. Then at the age of 10, she would look at hair magazines and look at woman’s hair passing her by in the street and figuring out in her mind how to execute that look and try it out on her sister’s hair. The styles came out very similar to what she has seen, given she had never been taught anything. During her teenage years, doing hair was a hobby for her. Monique majored in computer science in George Westinghouse H.S. She then realized that’s not what she wanted to do in life.
At age 20, Monique had a baby girl and realized that she needed a career. That’s when she realized that doing hair was her niche. Monique then went on and studied at the New York International Beauty School. She received her certificate and cosmetology license. Her first salon job was at Miss Jessie’s Salon. She Then went on to Louis Lacari salon, Then Hair rules Salon where she became a senior stylist, a hair instructor, and a texture specialist.
Monique has also written hair articles for Redbook Magazine, Teen Vogue Magazine, and Dreamteen Magazine. Monique works with all textures, but has been specializing in natural textures for 12 years now. She’s now an Independent stylist at the Foster Glorioso Salon. Monique’s goal is to touch the lives of each client she encounters with and for them to embrace who they really are because beauty starts from within. Monique listens to her clients needs and wants and gives thorough consultation to deliver what’s being asked of her clients. She also have a gift to remove insecurities in woman and bring out their confidence and inner beauty.