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Monica Vilona is a 13 year veteran hairdresser and educator. After growing up in Milwaukee Wisconsin, Monica relocated to LA (May 2010) in pursuit of her career dreams. She now is spending both time in LA and Milwaukee for work.
Her easy going, and upbeat persona has let her easily advance editorially, as well build strong client relationships behind the chair. Monica's talent includes skills in hairstyling and has created red-carpet looks for the Grammy and Emmy Awards as well as print, television and runway work.
Hair extensions, advanced hair color and haircutting are other reasons she is sought after professional. Some of her past work has been a full time educator at The Aveda Institute in Milwaukee, entering The North American Hairstyling Awards in 2010 and numerous Aveda Certifications for advanced techniques as well as publication in magazines in the US and Spain. She also works as a freelance hairstylist for FOX Television and Kate Sommerville of Kate Sommerville Skin Care Experts, E! and Kelloggs Commercials. She has also worked with top fashion photographer, Shaun Alexander.
Monica preforms varieties of hair extensions as well as the Global Keratin Smoothing Treatment. Monica often takes continuing education and has worked with stylists from Vivienne Mackinder, Allan Ruiz (winner of NAHA 2007) to Ginger Boyle and other world renowned stylists. Another passion is specializing in bridal work, fashion and editorial hair. Being meticulous, yet undeniably creative allows her to create works of art out of hair pieces and has even created a gown out of over 300 plastic bags. Monica has also trained as a Makeup Artist and created Hair and Makeup Collections and advertisements for Planet Salon in Beverly Hills.
Monica is always excited for all styles of work and is very flexible with her versatile talents, as she is a leading force now on the West Coast.