Monique is hands down the best colorist I have ever had. I drive two hours from the Bay Area just to get my hair done by her. Her coloring skills and ability to master different coloring styles of styles is why I love going to her. I have long curly hair which she can easily color and cut without any difficulty or hesitation (as I have experienced with other stylists). I have gone from caramel highlights, to chestnut red hombre, to a full blonde balyage with her. Her own hair is always colored beautifully from rose gold, blue, to red. I have tried other high end salons in the Bay Area that specialize in curly hair; however, none compare to Monique. On the occasions that I have lightened my hair with her I retain my curls without any breakage or dryness. In addition, she is able to make my naturally dark curly hair blonde without any brassiness or orange under tones which I love. She blends so well that even when my roots grow out it is in a way which does not cause such a stark contrast. I have never had so many compliments on my hair even months after I visited Monique. She is very kind, attentive, and professional. In addition, her salon is beautiful.