Monica Montalvo is a British-Venezuelan freelance hair and make-up artist.
Monica’s journey began in her home city of Caracas Venezuela, one of the major beauty pageant cultures of the world. After completing her studies toward a degree in Product Design in Y2K, she utilised her native passion and fledgling skills in hair, make-up and photography to perform makeovers for her many friends and their family members. Word of mouth quickly spread and in true entrepreneurial fashion, she made a success of selling beauty products as a positive result of these confidence boosting photoshoots.
“I am passionate about seeing others feeling good about themselves and with a little Venezuelan magic and a little skill we created some priceless moments together!”
After moving to the UK, Monica actively collaborated with professional photographers and film producers whilst studying her first formal make-up course in her new home city of Nottingham. She has progressed to work closely with a wide variety of professionals across the media industry including fashion designers, hair stylists, musicians and actors.