ABOUT MONIQUE - OWNER OF MEG SALON BOUTIQUE - Master Colorist/Stylist
My decision to become a hairdresser was made in 1991, when I helped my sister get ready for the Marine Corps birthday ball. No detail left untouched, after the last hair was tucked and sprayed, the look on her face and the pep in her step was all it took for me to know that hairdressing was what I wanted to do.
I made my sister’s day. I was a day-maker.
To this day, seeing someone’s face light up after a fresh haircut or a complete transformation still makes me feel the same way it did in November of 1991. I’m still a day-maker.
Over the course of my two-and-a-half-decade hairdressing journey, I have had so many wonderful experiences. These experiences have really helped me mold who I am as a hairdresser and has allowed me to understand the true impact I have on being a day maker. I stood on the sidelines of Kansas City Chiefs games at what was then called Arrowhead Stadium - being one of the few entrusted to take care of the cheerleading squad on game days and beyond. I have driven a few hundred miles to grasp as much color education as I could find to add to my toolbox. I have flown to Vegas to congregate with 5,000 other hairdressers so we could learn, share stories and dance. I’ve learned the power of being a servant leader and to help other hairdressers build their dreams too. Continuing to learn and grow as a hairdresser and leader has brought me to the present day. I am beyond grateful that I get to take all the wisdom and knowledge I’ve gained to continue to help people put that pep in their step by creating beautiful looks for them; and be a day maker.
When I am not behind the chair, I always have my hands in something... refurbing old furniture, gardening, cooking, baking....you name it. My husband of twenty-five years and me are very active with our church, volunteer with Husky Haven of Florida and have SIX Siberian Huskies of our own: Zeppelin, Riley, Bear, Chloe, Lucy and Daisy.