Hello! I'm Monica of MonStyleFile. This site is the hub for all of my creative passions; writing, photography, and hairstyling.

I'm a freelance stylist from Toronto who thrives on creative collaborations, personal growth, and sharing my stories and experiences.

My hairstyling journey brings memorable people into my life and I feel lucky to have this unique experience. I specialize in bridal styling and I enjoy collaborating with my lovely brides from the planning stages to the wedding day. It's so rewarding to see a client radiate with happiness on her special day.

If you'd like to work with me on a wedding or creative project, feel free to browse my Gallery and Get In Touch.

You can also follow my style, my passions, & my life on Instagram + Twitter @MonStyleFile.

I hope to collaborate with you soon!

Monica.

Candida July 29, 2015

I have to say that Monica did an amazing job not only for me but also my bridal party. The whole day our hair was intact and looked so good with our make-up. Monica was very professional , friendly and was informative answering any questions we had . I definitely recommend Monica for any bride's and bridal party and other occasions. My bridal crew and I look forward in working with her again for future occasions. Keep up the awesome work!!????

Nicole & Darryl May 30, 2015

I was so happy that I booked Monica as my hair stylist as she so talented but also super friendly! She did the up-dos for myself and two bridesmaids, as well as tended to my bridesmen too :) After my trial, I realized I wanted to change the style and so I sent along a few photos and based off them, Monica delivered an updo that I absolutely adored!! I love my girls' and my hair and would absolutely recommend Monica to future brides, or seek her again for other events I may need my hair done for.

Jennifer & Aaron May 2, 2015

Monica is amazing! She did the hair for myself, my wedding party (4 ladies) and the MOB and MOG - 7 people in total. She worked with everyone to create a hairstyle that they loved! She was set up and ready to go right on time and helped keep the atmosphere calm and happy! Everyone looked amazing - couldn't have asked for anything better! I highly recommend Monica for any event requiring hair styling - you will not be disappointed!

Cheryl & Sacha November 30, 2014

Monica is awesome. I did my trial - which was beautiful - then, a few weeks later, I decided I wanted my hair entirely different and she was incredibly easy going about it. I was not even worried about whether she understood what I wanted. Day of she arrived about 10 minutes early - which was perfect - despite the fact there were many road closures for a marathon that day. She was ready to go exactly on time. She did my hair FLAWLESSLY. She also did my three bridesmaids all in different styles and everyone looked beautiful. I could not have asked for a better stylist. Thank you, Monica!!!

Jennifer November 3, 2014

Monica is amazing!!!! I had so many complements on not only my hair but my maids hair and my mother-in-laws hair! Everyone was so happy and more than please with how their hair turned out! Monica is friendly and professional. I could not imagine my wedding day without her presence and help to make me beautiful! I definately recommend her to any and everyone! Thank you so much Monica!! You made my day unforgettable!

Amy September 16, 2014

Monica was an absolute pleasure to work with. She was so professional, had the most positive and calm energy, and made me, my bridesmaids and family members look beautiful. She nailed the exact looks we were all going for, and ensured we were satisfied. I could not be more happy and would strongly strongly recommend her!!!

Jessica September 10, 2014

Monica did a great job for me and my bridesmaids. She made sure we were all happy with our hair. The results were fantastic!

Megan September 8, 2014

Monica came to my house at my convenience and did an excellent job in helping me to find a hairstyle that I liked. She even brought me some products that I could use to help my hair stay healthy up until my big day. She did a great job in working with my bridesmaids to help them to pick out hairstyles before the wedding and then came in an ice storm to my home to help us all get ready in a very short time. She was extremely calm and friendly and interacted so well with my whole bridal party that she felt just like one of the girls. Thank you so much for your talented work Monica!

Alexandra July 15, 2014

Monica did hair for myself, my mom and two bridesmaids for my wedding on July 5th and she did an amazing job. I had a specific look I wanted to achieve and Monica executed my vision perfectly. She even gave my updo the volume I wanted even though my hair had limited length. She listened to me and implemented the changes I wanted from the trial and my wedding day hair was beautiful. Furthermore, the hairstyle lasted all day and looked just as good at midnight as it did at noon. My mom and bridesmaids looked beautiful too. I would definitely recommend Monica.

Jinny July 4, 2014

I had my trial with Monica back in April and it was a great experience! She was such a pleasure to work with and attentive to what I had to say even though I wasn't quite sure what I wanted. I would definitely recommend her to any bride-to-be and can't wait to work with her again on my wedding day!

Christine & Scott June 24, 2014

Monica did my hair for my wedding and I couldn't have been happier. I first did a hair trial to see what style I wanted. Not only did Monica try the two styles I was deciding between but she took the time to style my hair beautifully for my engagement party which was that night. I was sick on my wedding day and Monica was very caring and made sure I was ok and made sure I got water and something to eat. I got so many compliments on my hair that night and it was so well done that it stayed together even after many hugs and hours of dancing. Everyone was asking who did my hair and I was more than happy to give them Monica's name. I would recommend her to anyone who's looking for a beautiful updo for a special occasion or just for beautiful hair for any day.

Elena May 20, 2014

Monica is an amazing stylist. She did my wedding hair this past Saturday. She came earlier to set up her tools and was very patient with me running around and putting make up while she was doing my hair. My hair lasted me the entire day. I would definitely recommend her to everyone.

Stephanie & Paul April 30, 2014

I have booked Monica to do my bridal hair as well as my bridemaids hair. She has done my hair before for my sister's wedding as well as for my engagement photos. Both times my hair turned out amazing! She is very creative and has lots of ideas if you are unsure of exactly what type of hairstyle you want. I highly recommend her and can't wait to work with her on my wedding day!

Sarah April 30, 2014

Thanks to Monica for her creativity! My wedding hair trial went great and we've worked out an exciting plan for the big day. I'm looking forward to working with Monica at my wedding - she's a wonderful listener and a talented artist.

Jenn So April 23, 2014

I had my hair trial this weekend and it was great! I sent Monica a few pictures beforehand, but wasn't exactly sure what I wanted. Monica was nice to work with; she helped me determine what I liked from the photos, created a style with my hair and then tweaked it in different ways so I could see what looked best on me. I also brought some hairpieces and she showed me some different placement options to figure out how they would go best with my style. She took the extra time during the trial to make sure we found exactly what I want for my wedding day look. I would highly recommend her services and I’m looking forward to having her style me and my bridesmaids on my wedding day!

Natacha & Marko April 10, 2014

Service purchased - 3 bridesmaids & mother of bride, return touch-up service (post ceremony). Monica did a wonderful job on my bridal party! I let them select the hairstyle they wanted to wear and she got them all done perfectly and efficiently! They were all very happy with the outcome and so was I! She returned post-ceremony to do touchups which was much appreciated but little was needed since all the do's held up so well! I would certainly recommend Monica for any bride/bridal party looking for mobile service that is modern, professional and efficient! Thanks Monica

Alyson & Danny March 30, 2014

Monica is an amazing stylist to work with. She listens to what you are looking for and has the ability to interpret your wedding vision. I had my trial with Monica and she took the time to come up with the design and tweak it after it was done to make sure it was exactly what I was looking for. Her attention to detail and calm demeanor will be very welcome on our wedding day! I highly recommend her!

Cat March 30, 2014

I had my hair trial yesterday and couldn't be happier. Monica was helpful and knowledgeable. Looking forward to having her part of my big day!

Sonia & Natasha March 29, 2014

I booked Monica on short notice to style my hair and my daughter's for my small intimate wedding. Because I didnt have much time I didn't do a trial, instead I sent Monica pictures of our hair and the styles we wanted in hopes that this would be enough for her to achieve the look we wanted. On the day of the wedding Monica did an amazing job, she came early and prepared with the photos of our desired styles. She was gentle, professional and efficient as well as adhered to our time frame. We were so happy with our hair and I was most impressed with the fact that my daughter's hair held a curl all day long. Thanks Monica for the amazing job:) keep up the amazing work and I will refer you to anyone looking for a hairstylist. With Thanks, Sonia & Natasha