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Meet Monica Swanson of All Dolled Up by Monica Swanson in Valencia

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

Thanks for sharing your story with us Monica. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
My love and passion for the beauty industry started when I was in high school. I soon realized after I graduated that this was my calling so I attended a makeup school in Santa Monica to get started. I freelanced for a couple years doing makeup for up and coming photographers as well as bridal makeup for close friends and family. As I developed more as a makeup artist, I decided to broaden my skills and attend a cosmetology school to obtain my esthetician license. Now being fully credentialed, doors were opened for me to showcase my abilities not only in makeup, but also in skin care, waxing, and the ever popular lash lifting. After years of freelancing and working for a few local salons, I decided to venture out and start my own business. In 2010, All Dolled Up was born…

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Opening All Dolled Up was definitely a challenge, especially during the first two years of trying to build a clientele base and make an income at the same time. Being a new business owner made me push myself to be the best I could be and distinguish any fears that I couldn’t be successful and reach my goals. The beauty industry is ever changing so one of the biggest challenges I face today is standing out from the crowd. The road to success is not easy but beauty is my passion and the love that I have for it is what I feel makes me great at what I do.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the All Dolled Up by Monica Swanson story. Tell us more about the business.
I’m the owner of All Dolled Up. I’m a licensed esthetician and certified makeup artist. I specialize in bridal makeup as well as makeup for every occasion. Lash lifting, brow waxing, and facials are another passion I take pride in and have been working in the beauty industry for the past 17 years.

Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
I don’t believe in luck…I believe in faith. I believe everyone has a special gift and calling. I’ve been blessed to find mine and that’s making people feel beautiful!

Contact Info:

  • Address: Sola Salon
    24510 Town Center Dr. #250
    Valencia, CA 91355
  • Website: www.alldolledbeautylounge.com
  • Phone: (661) 388-1790
  • Email: alldolledup77@gmail.com
  • Instagram: alldolledupbeautylounge
  • Facebook: All Dolled Up Beauty Lounge
  • Yelp: All Dolled Up Beauty Lounge


Image Credit:
Amber Cornell Photography

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