Who We Are

We are just like you. We like to feel good and look good, while exuding confidence and individual style. At moko, our goal is to approach your haircare and skincare needs as a collaborative process, focusing on what works best for you everyday and in every way you choose to express who you are.

Our hair team is well-versed in precision hair-cutting methods and advanced coloring techniques. Think you would like a razored asymmetrical cut, classic bob, or textured waves? We’ve got you covered.

MOKO and our award-winning skincare experts were recognized by Philadelphia Magazine for Best of Philly for 2014 Best Facial , 2012 Best Holistic Spa and 2010 Best Of Green Beauty. Our accolades also include a Best of the Best from Allure Magazine for Best Waxing and mentions from CBS News, Philadelphia Style, InStyle and more.  Our skincare gurus have acquired cult-like status among beauty aficionados near and far. When it comes to your skin, our technicians are adept in customizing treatments that are gentle and non-invasive yet truly effective.

Monique – Master Stylist / Owner

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Monique’s passion for eco-conscious beauty started early. Surrounded by family in the beauty industry, she intuitively prepped herself for a career that reflected the sensory memory of her childhood: scalp massages by her barbering grandfather, mixing essential oil concoctions in her bedroom, and using Vidal and Beverly Sassoon’s book “A Year of Beauty & Health” as a teenage-bible. She went on to become a student of aromatherapy and Ayurveda, inspired by the principles taught by Aveda founder Horst Rechelbacher.

A beauty pro for over 20 years, Monique has worked in the color departments of top tier salons Bumble & Bumble and Frederic Fekkai, and specializes in both razor and dry cutting techniques. Among her achievements, Monique has earned Philadelphia Magazine’s “Best of Philly” award for women’s haircuts and has been a contributor to American Salon Magazine.

Monique’s Vibe

Likes: Oranges, aromatherapy, nature, yoga, my dog Murphy.

Dislikes: Infomercials, peas, most country music.

Favorite Products: Intelligent Nutrients Harmonic Shampoo, Hair Story Hair Balm.

Gina – Lead Stylist

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Gina joined the Moko team in early 2014. With an educational background in Wella and Aveda, this Philadelphia native brings her expertise with curly hair, vintage styles, and up-dos along with a calming presence and awesome sense of humor.  In addition, Gina has received CHI certification in advanced haircoloring techniques  and excels in highlighting methods such as balayage and dimensional color placement. She loves working with clients’ natural texture to achieve the perfect look.

Gina’s Vibe

Likes: Horror movies, animals, sweaters, dancing, vintage clothing, taking long walks, arts and crafts.

Dislikes: Big egos, rain, reality tv.

Favorite Products: Intelligent Nutrients Shine Spray, John Masters Organics Argan Oil, Intelligent Nutrients Volumizing Foam.

Lily –  Lead Stylist

Lily joined the Moko team in March 2017 and has been shaking things up ever since.  A graduate of the Aveda Institute, Lily is a specialist in bridal and formal styles. She has also completed courses in balayage and razor cutting.

Lily’s Vibe

Likes: Ghosts, false lashes, Dungeons & Dragons, vegan Thai curry, eyeshadow palettes, and loving her pets (and yours!).

Dislikes:  Messiness, movies & tv shows about outer space, being rushed.

Favorite Products: Max Green Alchemy Styling Gel, Intelligent Nutrients Matte Paste.

 

Elise – Stylist

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Elise is a recent graduate of Jean Madeline Aveda Institute and the newest member of the Moko team. After working as a dental hygienist in Rittenhouse for the past four years, she decided to pursue a career that allowed more creative expression. Her passion for helping people feel and look their best lead her in the direction of cosmetology. She is excited about the chance to learn from the skilled staff at Moko and kick start her new career.

Elise’s Vibe

Likes: Bike riding, dancing, hoop earrings, cheese plates, live music.

Dislikes: Waiting for the bus, breaking a nail, humidity, wastefulness.

Favorite Products: Hair Story Hair Balm, Intelligent Nutrients Spray-On Detangler.

Melissa – Salon Coordinator

Melissa is the resident friendly face at Moko’s front desk. She keeps the salon running smoothly and makes sure every client feels at home when they’re at Moko. Melissa is also an experienced makeup artist, with several years of wedding and event makeup under her belt. She is Moko’s resident wedding and event coordinator and loves helping clients achieve a natural,yet polished look. You can find Melissa hanging out in Old City, walking her dog Izzie and enjoying an iced coffee.

Melissa’s Vibe

Likes: Astrology/Tarot, big earrings, Drake, Indian food, and bold brows.

Dislikes: Loud noises, heavy contouring, laziness.

Favorite Products: Intelligent Nutrients Purifying Tonic, Lulu Hair Powder, Moko soap in Patchouli Lavender.

Anita – Esthetician.

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