A combination of edgy style, creative vision, and technical precision define the elements that make Monica Moncivalles a leading hairdresser. By carefully balancing her creative vision with progressive cutting and coloring techniques, Monica strives to constantly evolve and push the boundaries of originality and function.
Monica Moncivalles currently brings her wealth of knowledge and experience to Topaz Salon as a Color and Cut Specialist. With over ten years of experience in the hair industry as both hairdresser and educator, Monicas work has been recognized regionally and nationally in various Aveda Institute sponsored programs and hair shows.
Originally from San Antonio, Texas, Monica received her early training and education as an apprentice at Toni & Guy. She later apprenticed for two years with a top educator at an Aveda Salon in San Antonio. Monica quickly demonstrated her abilities and worked as an Aveda Color Educator for six years. She later moved to Austin and expanded her role as an educator to include becoming a trainer in an apprenticeship program for 4years. Joining Topaz Salon in the spring of 2010, Monica is excited about fusing 12years of Aveda Lifestyle experience with the progressive edgy philosophy of her team.
Monica has consistently demonstrated herself as a talented educator capable of teaching emerging hairdressers the fundamentals as well as creative techniques to expand their potential. She has taught at the Aveda Institute, local beauty schools, and in salon apprenticeship programs.
Along with teaching she has attended Aveda collection color/cut classes twice a year for the past ten years in Minneapolis, New Orleans, and Atlanta. Her skills as a creative cutter have been amplified by recently attending the renowned Vidal Sassoon Institute in Santa Monica, California. Monica has also performed at the 2009 Aveda Unplugged Tour showcasing her trademark mix of creative passion and technical originality.
Monica maintains her philosophical perspective of edgy rock and roll in all aspects of hair coloring, cutting, and styling. Constantly looking to all art mediums for inspiration, Monica appropriates from various aesthetics ranging from film, music, and underground subcultures to fulfill her artistic vision.