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Monika Lombardi

Joico Guest Artist, Windsor Ontario, Canada

Take a peek at the work of this self-described “boss girl” (she’s the owner/operator of Moni Hair Boutique in Windsor Ontario), and you’ll instantly see artistry brought to life. With an uncanny knack for gutsy color and precision haircuts, Monika Lombardi has made a name for herself across Canada… forging a career that’s as much about creativity as it is about savvy business strategy and education. Here, she gives us an inside glimpse of her world…

SPOTLIGHT ON: MONIKA LOMBARDI

Bragging rights: I won “Most Dedicated” at the 2018 Guest Artist Excellence Awards.

On my nightstand: An essential oils diffuser.

Can’t live without: Hot water for a morning shower!

What I’m eating when no one’s looking: Pepperoni sticks.

If any designer (or store) could dress me: Marie St. Pierre from Montreal, Quebec.

What’s on my feet: Free People shoes.

Guiltiest pleasure: Lipstick!

Biggest influencers: My family.

What I’m known best for: Within my profession, it’s cooler combinations and executing a long-lasting, detailed haircut. Personally? I’m known for being calm.

Why hair? As an artist at heart, to be able to paint, carve, and create on live models — and build a career — is amazing.

Oddest job: Picking gum off church pews.

“I’ve Made It” moment: As soon as I think I’ve made it, I look up and see so much more I want to do.

If not hair: Owning businesses and motivational speaking…but, fortunately, I get to do that in my current career as well.

The hair I never want to see again: Waterfall bangs.

This hairstyle/color will never bore me: Redheads of any shade.

Biggest misconception about hairdressers: That we are reckless.

Best advice ever: Finish what you’ve started.

Salon Play List: Dance, rock, jazz…depends on the weather.

I’ll cry without: My tail comb. It does everything but cut.