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

Monique_Bio

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, Purely Perfect’s Foundation Creme.

Gina – Lead Stylist

Gina_Bio

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.

Jackie –  Lead Stylist

Jackie joined the Moko team in March of 2013. Before she found her way to cosmetology, she earned a BA in English and MA in Speech Language Pathology from George Washington University in D.C. In search of a more creative career that better suited her social personality, she moved back to Philadelphia and attended the Jean Madeline Aveda Institute. At Moko, Jackie’s skillful color, cuts and precision blowouts, awesome attitude and sense of humor keep clients and coworkers smiling.

Jackie’s Vibe

Likes: Bangs, pie, seashells, reading, traveling, Scrabble, autumn, roasting marshmallows.

Dislikes: Waiting for nail polish to dry, humidity, mosquitoes, slamming doors.

Favorite Products: Max Green Alchemy Shampoo & Conditioner, Hamadi Shea Spray.

 

Lily –  Lead Stylist

 

 

Elise – Stylist

Elise_Bio

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: Purely Perfect, Intelligent Nutrients Spray-On Detangler.

Melissa – Salon Coordinator

[Bio coming soon]

Anita – Esthetician

[Bio  coming soon]