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Meet Krista Abad,
World Class Artist, Owner of 2 Successful Salons

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Krista's passion for hair comes from its power to restore self-confidence and beauty in women of all ages. She enjoys the time gets to spend with each and every guest in her chair.  She celebrates the unique beauty in every guest.

Master Stylist for Hair Extensions

Krista is world class artist specializing in hair extensions and hair replacement with over 20 years of experience in the industry. Her passion and dedication for the industry is reflected in the undivided attention she gives to her guests. Her goal is simple… to make women beautiful so they can feel good about themselves. This is the ultimate gratification. Her breadth of experience, forward-thinking attitude, creative talents and approachability make her a true cosmopolitan professional in the world of hair extensions and hair replacement.

Educator & Mentor

Education is a core value at Monaco Salon. In an industry that rapidly evolves with technology as well as trends, Monaco Salon is committed to training and educating its stylists and staying on top of the latest looks. Krista is the top trainer at Monaco Salon, and offers hair extensions training and shadowing opportunities for hair stylists all over the United States.

Krista instills a strong sense of customer service in her team at Monaco Salon “While we make our living by providing a service, we make a life by serving." The work Krista and her talented team of stylists do at Monaco Salon provides that opportunity to serve. Their clients' before/after pictures have that WOW factor, but according to Krista, "how we make our guests feel is what touches my heart and makes me want to come to work everyday."

Co-Owner of Monaco Salons with husband, Jesus Abad

They say that teamwork makes the dream work, and this husband/wife duo, married over 10 years with two children, not only make it all work, but make it work well.  Jesus Abad launched Monaco, a concept clothing and hair salon in 2007, named after his favorite place in Cuba. Krista, already an established artist in her own right, joined Jesus not only in matrimony but in business. Together they created the next chapter...Monaco Salon and Monaco Extension Lounge. "My wife and I complement each other, we each bring a different skill set to the business," says Jesus.


We can't forget to mention Krista's most important role and job title...Mom. Artist, business woman, boss, mentor, and parent, Krista along with her multi-talented hubby Jesus have mastered the perfect work-life balance to successfully raise two small humans.  


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