CREATE & CAPTURE
My love of art began at a very young age. I explored art in many forms but hair was my favorite thing to work on by far so once I was able, I decided to enroll in Cosmetology school. While in school I began to find a new love for makeup artistry and photography and was determined to explore these new arts as well.
After receiving my Cosmetology license, I went to work at MAC Cosmetics to gain experience and knowledge of the makeup industry. After some time with the company I decided it was time to launch my own freelance business, and so HMP was established.
HMP stands for all the services I wanted to provide my clientele; Hair, Makeup & Photography. Fast forward to now 8+ years in business and I couldn't be more grateful for where I am today! Personally, I am a wife to the love of my life and my best friend. Im a mom of 3 beautiful boys and spending my weekdays watching them learn and grow. Professionally, I am focusing my weekends on the amazing clients I am so lucky to work with and welcoming in all of the new referral clients I am so grateful for as well! I am continuing to learn and explore my passions everyday and it is my belief that a true artist, no matter the craft, should never be content in their work but should always continue to learn and grow.
Hair and makeup artistry has continued to allow me to work with my hands and create art using a makeup brush and bobby pins to enhance my clients natural beauty while photography has allowed me to create art by capturing the beauty that is present around me in life, love and laughter. So to past, present and potential clients, THANK YOU for allowing me to do what I love and be a small part of your most special moments and even your professional endeavors.
XO, LOVE MO
“Monique is my go to for everything! She knows how to make me feel and look fabulous. From everyday makeup, business photo shoots and getting me ready for stage at my bikini competitions, she knows how to make me perfect for every event. I am blessed to have found her and can't wait to continue to use her for all of my upcoming events! You will never be disappointed. She treats everyone as an individual and will make you feel unique for your special get togethers. No two faces are the same and you know your finish product is always the best at the party you attend!
Hands down you are in the BEST hands.”
Marissa Garavito, Chino CA
“Monique is my go to woman for everything hair and makeup. She has done my best-friend's wedding, engagement photos, parties, and most recently my own wedding. She did the make-up for all of my bridesmaids and everyone looked beautiful! Everyone got what they wanted while Monique still got to put her own unique spin on them. My make-up did not budge all night (it never does when Monique does it). I got many compliments on my make-up that night. And I just most recently got my wedding photos back and everyone looks fabulous. I highly recommend Monique for anything hair and make-up. She listens to her clients wants and needs, while still sticking true to herself and creating fabulous work.”
Denise, Montclair CA
“I looove Monique's work! She did the make-up and hair for my wedding and just recently did hair makeup and photography for our maternity Photoshoot!! She is extremely professional takes the time to listen to what you want in all aspects of her services. My husband and I truly enjoyed working with her she was patient (especially since we brought our 3 dogs to shoot with us). And takes great pride in her work. Don't think twice book with Monique you will love everything from the very beginning.”
Monica, Rancho Cucamonga CA