06 Mar Meet Our Family
We want to welcome our guests to our blog as we launch our new and enhanced website. It is with great pleasure that we, as your beauty and wellness professionals, have the opportunity to keep our guests up to date with the latest trends, providing a forum that provides knowledge on how to care and manage your individual hair and beauty needs. We have the privilege as a lifestyle Aveda salon to offer you only products that are as natural and pure as the plants they come from. Each product is unique in its own way, and we look forward in introducing our guests to these amazing products.
At Mon Esprit we are more than a team, we are truly a family, so we would like to introduce you to each of us!
William – Owner/StylistWill attended Paul Mitchel the school in Costa Mesa, Ca and has been in the beauty industry for over 10 years. After assisting and working with a variety of different color and product lines he was introduced to Aveda in 2006. He began working exclusively with Aveda and fell in love with its quality ingredients and the results it provided. After working as a stylist for an Aveda salon for 4 years he had the passion and desire to open his own salon and opened Mon Esprit Aveda with his wife, Stephanie, in June 2010. His passion for the salon from the beginning was to build not only a salon team but a salon family that would always strive for providing a relaxing and fun environment to all who walk through the doors. He is known for his quick speed when it comes to his services while still providing an exceptional experience to guests. Will is always striving to learn new techniques and styles. His specialties include color and highlights, Reds, A-Line bobs and short styles, and modern techniques.
Tisa – Stylist
Tisa has been in the hair industry since 2008, starting with Mon Esprit Aveda five years ago. She really enjoys doing color, specifically blondes, ombres, and unique colors (as you can tell by her ever changing hair colors and styles!). She also specializes in gentlemen’s cuts and colors. In her down time she enjoys doing anything outdoorsy, or hanging with her favorite guy, her yorkie Noah.
Chelsay – Stylist
Chelsay has been in the hair industry since 2009, starting her career with Mon Esprit Aveda in 2011. She thoroughly enjoys doing color; specifically ombre, highlights as well as enhancing guest’s natural beauty with subtle colors. Chelsay is constantly striving to learn new trends through advanced education to grow further in the beauty industry. In her free time she loves to travel and explore new places.
Jessica – Stylist
Jessica has been in the industry for 13 years, starting with Aveda in 2004. She loves both cuts and color, but if she had to choose a particular specialty it would be creative cuts as well as styling/up-do’s. Her work has been featured in editorial shoots and she continues to stay up to date with education to keep her guests on trend.
Nadine – Stylist
Nadine has been licensed since 2009 and has been with Aveda for over 3 years. She offers all services, including all cuts for women and men (including clipper cuts), color, highlights, ombre, balayage, and Brazilian blowouts. She really enjoys doing funky/edgy cuts and colors.
Keri Ann – Stylist
Keri Ann attended cosmetology school at RCC and has been licensed since 2010. She loves what she does because she loves making people feel beautiful on a daily basis. Her specialties include all color and specifically working with blondes, ombres, Brazilian Blowouts, and extensions.
Samantha – Stylist
Samantha, or as most call her, Sam, graduated Fullertons cosmetology program in 2011. Since then, she realized being a hairstylist is the most rewarding job. She Loves working with color, ombre, balayage and blondes are her fav. Anything beachy, tousled with a little bit of edge is her specialty. Out of hair she spends most of her time by the beach, drinking coffee and hanging out with her cat Atticus.
Carly – Stylist Assistant
Carly graduated from Paul Mitchell The School Temecula and received her cosmetology license in 2016. Although she is new to the industry, she believes she has found her calling. Making people look and feel better about themselves is her passion. While assisting she is receiving the best advanced education from her Aveda classes and enjoys studying and learning the Aveda color line and products. She loves assisting & soaking up knowledge and new techniques from her talented coworkers everyday as she prepares herself for a position in the chair.
Tracee – Esthetician
Tracee graduated from Paul Mitchell’s The Skin Academy seven years ago and has been part of the Mon Esprit family for four years. She specializes in brow shaping, Brazilian/bikini waxing and anti-aging facials (you really should try the perfecting plant peel!) Though we offer services for all skin types and conditions, Tracee doesn’t believe in ‘cookie cutter’ facials. Each guest has a unique Aveda experience for their specific treatment. Tracee is a mom to four teenagers, happily married, rides a Harley, and in her own words, ‘loves her career!’
Cathryn – Massage Therapist
Cathryn has been working as a licensed massage therapist since 2006, and finds helping others achieve their wellness goals extremely fulfilling. With over ten years of experience and training in various modalities, she is able to tailor the style and desired pressure to create customized therapeutic massages. On her free days, she loves spending time with her two daughters, creating artwork, doing yoga, and going to the beach.
Stephanie – Manager
Stephanie was introduced to the beauty industry through her husband, Will, and quickly fell in love with all aspects of what this industry has to offer. Shortly after Mon Esprit opened her and Will had their first child, and Stephanie took on working “behind the scenes” of the business and began expanding marketing within the salon. She was elated when she came back to work within the salon walls and again joined the management team. More than anything she loves learning more about this industry and making guests feel welcome and pampered when they spend their time here. Like most mothers, she also really enjoys an adult conversation a few times a week! She and Will are parents to two amazing kids that love to “help” at the salon whenever they come.
Amber – Manager
Amber is the newest addition to our salon and is honored to be given the opportunity to be our Salon Manager. Amber has been in the beauty industry for over 9 years. She is a licensed makeup artist and has previously freelanced as a makeup artist and hair stylist. She has been seasoned in management positions from previous employment opportunities and is excited to continue her growth in management with Mon Esprit. She is here to provide our guests with the absolute best customer service and make them feel at home when they walk through our doors.
Brittany – Front Desk
Brittany has been a front desk coordinator here at Mon Esprit Aveda for about 8 months and in her own words ‘COULD NOT ask for a better job!’ She has always had a secret passion for hair, seeing how it can transform and blossom in so many different ways and has always fascinated her. Working here and seeing the amazing work her coworkers do, transforming hair into artwork and learning more about color and hair has given her more motivation to want to go to cosmetology school which she hopes to attend in the near future.
Tracie – Front Desk
Tracie was introduced to Mon Esprit Aveda by her sister Brittany who also works the front desk. Having naturally curly hair can be a challenge when it comes to finding good products and hairstyles so she really enjoys learning and teaching others about the Aveda products and what they can do for specific hair types. Working here has definitely taught her about curly hair routines and which type of products work best for “curlies”. She enjoys watching the many guests that come in leaving feeling transformed both in color and their style. She had never considered pursuing a career in beauty, but working here has opened her eyes to the many possibilities. In her free time she enjoys watching and attending motorcross events, drinking coffee and playing with her kittens.
At Mon Esprit we truly are a salon family, and we strive for all our guests to feel a part of our family. We encourage you to look at our work on social media. Referrals are our greatest compliment so please share our pages and let us get to know you too!