Originally from Hawaii, Aña Monique began her career in the fashion and beauty industry as a fashion model. Moving to Europe, she has worked with some of the most influential people in fashion and has gained most of her knowledge from working within the industry. Moving back to Los Angeles, she studied make-up and hair at the Make-up Designory and quickly began working as a makeup artist for red carpet events. As a Versatile artist, Aña specializes in both hair and make-up and regularly styles celebrities such as Karlie Kloss, Downton Abbey's Laura Carmichael, Poppy Delevingne, London Socialite and "It Girl" Harley Viera Newton as well as numerous socialites in New York.
Aña served as the beauty consultant with consultant firm Avant Garde Business Solutions and has also assisted in model development for Niche Models and Talent, being in charge of scouting and development of new talent and has recently won that same role for BMG Models New York.
She is Co-Founder of A2, a beauty styling company in New York specializing in special events and weddings founded with collegue Anita Nouryeh, and is also the Founder and CEO of Laveau in Nashville. An "on-demand" styling company providing high profile clients with the best artists in the business.
Aña Monique resides in New York City with her second base in Nashville.