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monique smith

stylist / color specialist

tell us about your background as stylist:

I started my career at 4 years old by giving all of my Barbie dolls their first (and last) haircuts! During high school, I graduated from beauty school and then started my official career at Allen Edwards Salon in Encino, CA. Throughout my profession, I’ve had the opportunity to study under amazing artists and companies including Vidal Sassoon, Toni & Guy, Schwarzkopf, Wella, and many more! These past 15+ years as a stylist, color educator, stylist mentor and salon owner have been an amazing experience! I am grateful for all the wonderful relationships I have been blessed with throughout the years and look forward to many more!

what drives you?

God and my sweet little family! Love my 3 munchkins!

favorite rock star?

I have 2! They are “rock stars” in my opinion… Carrie Underwood and Lauren Daigle.

hidden talent?

Writing poems, my hidden talent. Penning sweet stories yet so gallant!

at 5 years old, what did you want to be when you grew up? 

A hair stylist just like my aunt!

what brought you to the house salon?

Finding the house salon was a journey for me! I was on the hunt for a new place to call home after working at Legends 2 Salon in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA for over 10+ years and then running my own salon suite. The house salon popped into my radar through Instagram right away and I was instantly attracted to its beauty, the stunning work displayed by the stylists and the owner’s enthusiasm about her staff! Upon visiting the salon, I absolutely fell in love. It was even more beautiful, fresh and spacious than the pictures captivated. The staff was warm and welcoming, and the owner was kind, secure, experienced, passionate, and possessed wonderful leadership skills with exceptional vision. I knew this salon was healthy and a wonderful place to bring my established clientele! I am so very blessed to call the house salon my home.