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Meet Adrienne Monroe of Aye Monroe Beauty

Today we’d like to introduce you to Adrienne Monroe.

Hi Adrienne, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
As a teen, I always had a passion for doing hair at that time it was just fun for me, I would do my family and friend’s hair and I really enjoyed it. Years later, I enrolled for beauty college at Marinello’s in Reseda, CA where I received my cosmetology license. During beauty school, I transformed my home office into a hair studio where I would service my clients while also building out my salon in Reseda, CA. I opened my salon one week after receiving my cosmetology license from the board and stayed in that location for three years until the shopping center was sold to investors. It was a hard hit for me and my business but knew that there must have been something greater in store for me. I was eventually presented with the opportunity to open a salon in the Westfield Topanga Mall where I serviced so many amazing clients, built a great clientele, great friendships and developed my very own hair care line. All of the clients loved my products and we were selling very well until the pandemic hit and for the safety of myself, my workers and my clients, we had to close our doors. Once again, I knew there had to be something better that would come along for me and my business. The solution for me was opening a private salon suite to service my clientele while also running my online-based business www.ayemonroe.com where I sell hair care products, hair growth products and beauty tools. This was a life-changing decision for me as it has allowed me to make money from home while spending more time with my family and these days, I’m in the salon 2-3 days a week instead of the 6-7 days a week I worked while running my business inside of the Topanga mall. After all, I love doing hair and I absolutely love anything that has to do with beauty but I also enjoy having more control over my schedule and the freedom I have as my own boss and ever-developing entrepreneur.

Alright, 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?
Nothing worth having is easy, there will always be some sort of obstacles in your way and that’s when you have to decide how bad do you really want it and you figure out a way to make it happen! After investing thousands into myself, my brand and my salon, I had to start over several times in order to get it right. I did not let the difficulties discourage me. I allowed the stress and frustrations to fuel me to get to the finish line.

Appreciate you sharing that. What should we know about Aye Monroe Beauty?
Aye Monroe beauty specializes in natural hair growth and natural hair. My main goal is to get my clients to feel just as beautiful in their natural strands as they do with extensions. It is so important to care for our natural hair. You should get your deep conditions, hot oil treatments and trims regularly to promote natural and healthy hair growth. Even if you are more comfortable with extensions, make sure that your hair underneath is in a healthy state and don’t forget to put a few drops of hair growth oil on your braid down before you add your hairpiece of choice. I offer individual braids, silk press, sleek ponytails, extensions and wig installations. Each client receives a stimulating shampoo with our very own hair growth shampoo followed by a stimulating condition with our very rich hair growth deep conditioner. These days it has become very popular to ask your clients to come with their hair washed but I prefer to wash my client’s hair which gives me a chance to observe their strands and get a better understanding of what they may need to get or keep their hair in a healthy state.

Have you learned any interesting or important lessons due to the Covid-19 Crisis?
I’ve learned that you have to keep going, you have to change with the times and continue to develop yourself and your field of choice. Just trust the process and continue to have faith, it may lead you to exactly where you’ve been trying to go!

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