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Life and Work with Monica Paul

Today we’d like to introduce you to Monica Paul.

Monica, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I started the love for anything in the beauty industry around the age of 15. Growing up in New York was tough, Far Rockaway was a dangerous neighborhood, we weren’t allowed to play outside. I spent the days looking at magazines and wishing I could look as glamorous as the women I saw. At the age of 17, I moved to Miami and then decided to start beauty school at 20. Received my license by 21 and haven’t looked back. Went from a commission to renting, now owning my own hair studio.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It was definitely a slow challenging start. My career didn’t blossom until I moved to Cali at the age of 25. I felt that in Miami, my career wasn’t as respected as in LA. I was seen as a talented artist instead of “just a stylist”. I remember having some family members ask me when was I going to go to school so I could get a real job, whatever that means. That just fueled me to keep going and also felt like I had to prove that my career choice was as successful as any other career choice.

Please tell us about Monica Paul Hair&Makeup.
I’m most known for my fashion colors. Rainbow hair, unicorn hair, mermaid hair. Color corrections. I also specialize in makeup. Glad and bridal. I believe what sets me apart is my consistency in change, lol!… always staying up to date with what’s new and in style.

Who have you been inspired by?
I have been inspired by every woman I’ve ever met, to be honest. From strong independent successful women to the complete opposite. They have inspired me to do things and/or to avoid things. All great learning experiences.

Contact Info:

  • Address: 14708 Ventura Blvd suite 22
    Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
  • Website: MonicaPaul.com
  • Phone: 786-325-1499
  • Email: monica@monicapaul.com
  • Instagram: @MonicaPaulHairNMua
  • Facebook: Monica Paul Hair&Makeup
  • Twitter: @MonicaPaulmua

Image Credit:
Monica Paul

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