Monica’s adventurist spirit has taken her in many different directions and avenues including cosmetology, writing and the music industry. After graduating cosmetology school with honors she moved on to advanced academies and studied with the innovators who shaped the hair care industry we know today which included Vivienne Mackinder, Geri Cosenza, Irvine Rusk, Horst Rechelbacher, Darren Brokaw and Robert Loretta.
After mastering her craft she joined the prestigious team of educators at Sebastian International. This dream come true not only helped her to blossom as a hairstylist but become a world-class teacher. Her gifts as a hair colorist led her to work with the German hair color company Schwarzkopf where she taught for four years. She later became the Director of Education for Salon Resources, the distributor for Sebastian International, where she designed classes, workshops and product launches.
Other highlights included her time as Director of Operations for ‘In Magazine’ and ‘Today in Church Magazine’. She and magazine publisher David Holmon worked to create the monthly publications. She was able to interview celebrities about their spiritual life and personal journeys. Interviews included Kirk Whalum, Eric Roberson, Evander Holyfield and Isaac Bruce just to name a few. Her features stood strong next other contributors that included Joyce Meyers,TD Jakes and Joel Olsten. Monica’s most rewarding work was as the Vice President of the global music label Yoruba Records.