At an early age, Monica Diesti began assisting her mother Claudia Diesti on photo shoots and runway shows, witnessing firsthand the drive and determination it takes to be successful in the fashion industry.
Monica quickly felt the fashion industry’s addictive combination of flash bulbs, models and makeup. Immediately out of school, she began training with many of the same world-renowned hair stylists her motherly mentor worked with years ago, including Ted Gibson, Jo Blackwell and others.
But Monica knew that in order not to follow in her mother’s footsteps she needed a specialty of her own — one specific talent and title that would earn the respect of clients and industry peers alike. That specific talent would be the L’Oreal Color Specialist degree.
Just returning from London for the first two prerequisite courses required before beginning her studies for the color specialist degree, Monica also had the rare opportunity for a private class with the famous Carolyn Newman, color director for London’s elite Charles Worthington Salons. In between classes, Monica also did what any fashionista would do — she enjoyed the runway shows at the Somerset House for London Fashion Week.
The highly acclaimed color specialist degree is the industry’s most difficult and desired hair color educational experience. Since its inception in 2002, only 750 colorists have completed this prestigious course throughout the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, North Ireland and Wales).
Those who achieve this degree participate in an illustrious graduation ceremony held at the Royal Albert Hall. Monica Diesti will become the first female in the United States to earn the distinguished degree.
The mother-daughter team of Monica and Claudia Diesti work from their private Beauty Room, located inside the Eclipse Salon & Day Spa at 3975 Isles View Drive in Wellington. For more information, visit www.palmbeachhairstylist.com.
Above: Monica Diesti enjoys her time at London Fashion Weekend.