Artiste Monique attended Brio Academy of Cosmetology in Hamden, CT where she earned her Cosmetology certification as well as Nuts & Bolts Salon Professional certificate of completion. Artiste Monique specializes in Crochet Braids, Faux Loc Extensions , Braids, Protective Style, Wigs as well as chemical free hair care and education. Artiste Monique has a passion for healthy hair and teaching clients how to care for their hair without the use of harsh chemicals. Actively gaining knowledge in both the hair and business industry Artiste Monique is dedicated to providing quality customer service and care. Infusing music, art, fashion, writing and photography into her work and workshops reminding us all that artistry comes in many forms . Artiste Monique lives by her personal mantra : Create, Innovate, Motivate. Exercising this by creating opportunities for local businesses to network, linking with other creatives for projects, encourage self-esteem , self empowerment and teaching people in the community skills to assist them in becoming their own boss.