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I got my first set of extensions up north. When I came to Tampa I didn’t know anyone so I began to look for someone to help me maintain, remove and eventually replace my extensions. I did a lot of research to figure out whom to go to. I scheduled a consultation with Krista and because of her reputation, training, knowledge and experience I chose Krista to remove and apply my second set of extensions. I don’t really need extensions, but they make my hair fuller, thicker, and also help to maintain curls. I have poker-straight hair so curling it can be a nightmare, but with my extensions it makes a huge difference! They have also made my hair look great in photo shoots I do, and with so much more hair there were many more options as to how to style it! I’ve heard people say "extensions ruin your real hair" and "cause damage that can’t be fixed", which may be true in some cases. I have heard horror stories and actually have friends whose have come across these "beauty nightmares" because they chose to "bargain shop" and try to find "deals". Krista has done such an amazing job with my extensions at a very reasonable price, especially for the quality of the end result. I would NEVER risk going to someone else and getting any other outcome.
Megan, 25 | Tampa, FL


I was lucky enough to meet Krista several years ago when she was first mastering her hair extension techniques. She always treated her clients like they were special and continues to make her clients feels very important. She is not only a beautiful young woman but a kind and caring person. Her work is beyond the best at not only applying the extensions but with the cutting and coloring. She makes sure that the extensions are very natural looking and blend right into your hair.
I have grown to love and respect Krista as not only my "hairdresser for life" but as a true friend. I always look forward to my appointments because I know she will make you leave with a smile on your face. I am 48yrs old and a Finance Director at Toyota dealership. I know that perception of a customer and how you make them feel is the only thing that matters. My perception of Krista is that she is the best extension hairdresser who will always make her clients feel special. You could not ask for a better person or go anywhere else and get the final results you will get with Krista!!


I was referred to Krista by a friend who visited her kiosk at a local mall. I had just been diagnosed with a rare disease, LCH, which was going to require chemotherapy to help treat the tumors that were present in my spine and hip due to the disease. It was explained to me by my physician that I would most likely have a significant amount of hair loss or hair thinning as a result of the chemotherapy.
I consulted with Krista in regards to her recommendations regarding my various options for this very anxiety provoking event in my life. Krista quelled my anxiety and assured me that I had many options including a wig or holding off on shaving my head to see if my hair would hold hair extensions, both of which would result in a very natural look and comfortable alternative to what I had to deal with in relationship to my chemotherapy.


Krista recommended that I get fitted for my wig prior to the start of my chemo in order to obtain a more natural look once my hair loss began. Krista's compassion and positive attitude really helped me deal with the thought of losing my hair and feel comfortable that no matter what happened, she could deal with it and help me look my best while everything else in my world seemed to be crashing down all at once. She also had me start Nioxin shampoo to battle my hair loss. My wig arrived and I was shocked. It looked so natural! I immediately took a deep breath and realized that I was in good hands and that I didn't need to worry about my hair loss. It enabled me to relax and focus my energy on battling this insidious disease.


My treatment resulted in hair thinning rather than total hair loss, which allowed me to utilize hair extensions to cover up my bare spots. The result was a very natural look and feel. Very few people can even tell that I have them in my hair. Krista' s confidence and expertise allowed me to look good and feel good, giving me a well needed boost of confidence during a very trying time in my life. I am very grateful to Krista for the time and patience she has given me over the past year and I would highly recommend her to anyone in a similar situation.
Dr. Lynne Carr Columbus


My name is Ivette Gonzalez and I am 26 years old. I have been wearing SO Cap extensions for the past 4 years. After several years of dying my hair, it became thin and unhealthy. I was miserable with the condition of my hair. When I met Krista and she explained what extensions did, I was a bit skeptical. The first time she put them on I was hooked!! Suddenly my hair was thicker, fuller and looked healthier! It was very easy to maintain and no one was able to tell that I had them in. I felt like a new better me!! The best part was when I went to redo them, my hair had grown and there was no damage. I was surprised that the extensions did not damage my hair. I am very grateful for Krista and the amazing job that she has done with my hair. She is a wonderful stylist who really care about her clients.


I wanted to reach out to any of you who have always wanted fabulous hair!! Maybe you have had extensions in the past or have been thinking of trying them out I promise you no one will do a better job at making your hair look absolutely cover girl than Krista. I have been going to Krista for 3 years for my entire hair care. Let's face it great hair is important!! When I first came to Krista it was through a friend of a friend that recommended I go to her. I was sceptical as I had a friend who was currently doing a good job with the color and extensions but Krista's work is exceptional and she will be honest with you on what you should do and what she can do. I am very picky about my image as I do fitness modeling. I can not risk having my extensions fall out or my color not match before a shoot, image is essential to me. Krista has always been exceptionally ethical and professional with all of her services and I have never walked away unhappy or not 100% satisfied with her services or advise. If you truly value your image and want to deal with someone who truly understands and takes pride in making your extensions look real and last then don't think twice. Budgets, bad hair, and treating people right are what Krista is professional at. Remember you truly do pay for what you get.
Thank-you again Krista for always making me feel fabulous!! Sending all my blessings.

Dione Miller


Best extensions! Christa is hands down The BEST
Christa has been doing my extensions for 2 1/2 years with absolutely no problems. At first I was so scared to get them in for fear of them damaging my hair or looking un-natural. I have had absolutely no breakage to my hair and no one knows I am wearing them except for those I choose to tell. My own kids don't know I have them in! The salon is beautiful and the staff is so friendly and professional. I look forward to my hair appointments. Anyone considering extensions, Christa is the ONLY choice. She is the best in the business hands down.

Jennifer Smith | Tampa, Fl


Absolutely the Best! I'll follow Krista anywhere!
I have long hair and there is only one stylist I trust it with.Krista at Monaco Salon. She is talented, professional, accommodating, and is a truly great person. I first met Krista 4 years ago when she was in Palm Harbor. I knew I had found someone with the passion and talent needed to make long hair look stunning. I get compliments on my cut constantly due to her talented scissors! She has moved to Monaco Salon, which is quite a distance from my home in Oldsmar.however, I have told her I'll follow her wherever she goes. She has assured me she is here to stay. This makes me happy because the salon is upscale and beautiful while still very reasonably priced. Thank you Krista for taking care of my hair and always listening to what I want. You will be happy herethey are absolutely the best!

Corgi Mom | Tampa, Fl


Best Salon for Extensions, Color & Cuts!!!
I LOVE this salon! I have fine and thin hair so I started getting Great Lengths extensions 4 yrs ago. I started at a Salon in Largo, however the extensions would not stay in my hair. I travel quite a bit so I decided to spend the money and get my hair done in Beverly Hill at the Kim Vo Salon.well, I thought I found the best until I found Krista (not to mention her cost is half the price!). I have been going to Krista at Salon Monaco now for over 2 years and there is not enough space to explain how impressed I am with her work and her salon. I have watched her grow as an independent to running a full scale salon that I feel comfortable recommending my family and friends to. My husband (who is the ultimate metrosexual and worse about his hair than I am) is now a regular at Monaco as well as my nephew. Since I get my extensions done regularly I get to really observe the interactions in the salon. I can honestly say I have seem some amazing transformations with cut and color from all of the stylists. I would also like to state that Krista has been the only stylist (yes, even better than Kim Vo!) to get my hair the pretty blonde I've always wanted without gold or brassiness. I can not stress enough how creative Krista and her stylists are and not to mention caring. The prices are more than reasonable and I've been to every major salon in Tampa. Seriously for me to be here more than 2 years and I am not going anywhere says a lot about a salon!
CM Ramaekers


100% Best Hair Salon in Tampa
I hurried up to Salon Monaco as one of my friends recommended me after almost losing my hair from a horrible, terrifying hair extensions I got in another place. As soon as I walked into this tampa salon, everybody turned the head to me and said, " What happened to your hair?", It made me feel how honest and friendly the staff at salon monaco are, without knowing they made me feel like I'm home. Krista said, " Do not worry at all, as I always say to everybody, come with the hair you have and leave with the hair you desire"and it really happened!. After comfortable sitting in a private area, these high skilled hair stylists put their hands on my hair which for what I can sense is a big responsibility. They safely removed the ugly and horrible hair extensions I had without even hurting no one of my own hair. They consciously cleaned my scalp from the chemicals that the other place used to attach the bad extensions and gave me a deep treatment to help my hair condition. Krista told me that my hair color was not bad, so I can wait to have it done next visit. I like a lot of hair, I have thinning hair and on top of length I also want volume, so I purchased a few bundles. After 3 hours, the job was done and there were no enough words to express how good, how wonderful my hair is. I got people turning their head when I walk on the street. Thank you again Krista. You are amazing at what you do!!!

Chrissy MC


Beautiful hair extensions
It is my pleasure to recommend Krista at Salon Monaco in tampa, who has been my hairstylist for over two years now. My hair changed a good deal when I turned 40, and is very difficult to work. I could not find a hairdresser whose work I was satisfied with until I met Krista at this tampa Salon. I admired the hair of a colleague, whose cut and color are consistently smashing, she gave me Krista's name, and that was the beginning of a beautiful relationship. Krista follows my requests when she does my hair, but I usually defer to her expertise in what would work best for me. It's nice to be able to say to her you know best, just go for it, and walk out with a great new look. She is always knowledgeable about products, trends, and techniques. She has given me a look that everyone admires and I find it easy to work with. The color products she uses give me very long lasting results and many people have asked me for a reference to her. Krista is always fair, honest and dependable she runs her business efficiently. I enjoy her kind and lively personality and actually look forward to having my hair done now.

Peggy Smith | Tampa, Fl


Krista for Best Hair Extensions in Florida!!!!!!
Scheduled a consultation with Krista and to be honest didnt know what to expect. Once I got there I fell in Love with the salon and how well I was treated by everyone. Finally I met Krista and she was a delight to work with. I decided to do the service and she quickly ordered my hair and put me on her next available date. To make a story short, my new hair is unbelievable.it is very long and looks very very natural. She is great!!!

Eli Long | Palm Harbor, Fl


Hair Extensions
New to the area I was nervous about where to start my hair salon adventure. I was at a party and a girl had just come from the salon and her hair was fab.So, I figured I'd check it out. Krista did my Hair Extensions and they came out better than I even expected. The hair is so long and looks so natural. She is truly blessed. Her prices are very reasonable as well. Believe me I have shopped around for a long time. Also had my hair colored and highlights to perfectly match my extensions and also love it. Great place overall. No wonder so many people are talking about Salon Monaco. I highly recommend it.

Lori Dayton