Meet Monica Paolino
Monica is a well seasoned stylist and colorist. She has been in the hair industry for over 20 years starting her career in her homeland of Italy and most recently in Newton Center.
Did you always want to be a hairstylist?
Yes, ever since I was a little girl. I love doing hair and always have. It’s my passion for sure.. not sure what else I would do in life.
What prompted you to get into hair?
My mom, she was a hairstylist back in Italy so my interest started young. I loved the vibe around women getting their hair done. It is a social event for many women
What was your first hairstylist job?
I worked as a kid with my mom at her salon but my first real job was working for Jean-Pierre David in Boston. Since then I have worked in many salons in the Boston and Newton area.
Can you tell us about a memorable moment you had while doing hair?
Many stand out but what stands out the most with all is the fact that I provide so much happiness and confidence to a person that is happy with their hair. Seeing them feel good is so rewarding.
What is the best part of your job?
I love to see when my clients leave my chair happy and excited to go out and show it off their new hair style or color.
Which hairstyles do you tend to do the most often?
I do a lot of sexy sassy bobs, They are my favorite hair style to cut and I love highlighting hair. A few highlights can change a woman..
What are the biggest hair care do's and dont's?
Invest in good hair products they make all the difference, they are worth the investment and your hair will thank you in the end. You need your hair to last too.
When you are not making others beautiful, what is your favorite occupation?
I love to travel, spend time at the beach and attend hair and fashion shows.