Monae Everett: On Set Life, Working With Celebrities and Educating Others About the Industry
Monae Everett initially became a hairstylist because she didn't believe in being broke in college. But afterward, she set her sights on becoming a celebrity hairstylist before she understood what would be required of her. Once she discovered that she needed to learn more about hair and the industry, she secured a salon at a chain salon in Virginia, where she mastered the art of doing every hair texture. Later she moved to another salon where she became its manager. Along the way, she also became a hair color educator.
But Monae still had her eye on being a celebrity hairstylist. She spent her days off doing test shoots and small jobs to develop her on-set skills and portfolio. When she got laid off, she took that as a signal to move to New York City and never looked back.
She has not only achieved her dream of working with celebrities but also realized that there were so many people who wanted to do the same. So she decided to create a course and later pen a book, "Get Out of Your Own Way: 25 Tips for Booking Celebrity Clients."
Learn about the skills she looks for in other hair pros when she is assembling a team, why communication is a critical component, and why ending on time is paramount when working when celebrities and so much more on this week's episode.