Through Monique deGroots’s hard work, enthusiastic personality, and creativity she has put her own indelible touch on the business once owned by her parents, Ronald and Michelle deGroot. She attributes the foundation of her success to their positive influence and love. Monique has given the City of Murrieta, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego and Riverside County, a place to escape and relax from the fast pace world for over 30 years.
Affiliations- I belong to the Murrieta and Temecula Chamber of Commerce, Local 706 Make-up, I.A.T.S.E, and Hair Union of Los Angeles, the International Spa Associates, and contributes articles to a variety of Beauty and Hair Magazines. In addition to owning and managing the Murrieta Day Spa, Monique is active in the community and donates to Camp Del Corazon, Boys and Girls Club, Michelle’s Place and Charity for Charity to mention a few. Monique does as much for the community as she can, through giving Spa services, packages and products for fundraising auctions.
Goals- To teach people the art of relaxing, exercise, and nutrition. It must be learned and practiced on a regular basic, by doing this I believe it would improve the quality of life. “I love being able to make people look and feel their best” says Monique, “Beauty starts from the inside out. I think feeling good, being kind, and loving yourself is the key to happiness.”
Industry Accolades- Meeting Oprah Winfrey and having the opportunity to be on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” for a makeover segment was one of the highlights of my life. Also working with Aaron Spelling on his show “Melrose Place” as the ‘Head Hairstylist’ for three seasons was an amazing experience. In addition to working on many television show like ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ and ‘Desperate Housewives’, I had a chance to do some amazing commercials for IBM, NIKE, Pepsi, Taco Bell and Disney.
Mentors- My Mom and Dad have always worked really hard and are great role models for me with their love and persistence. I always felt like I could achieve or accomplish anything I put my mind to.
Jeffery Hamilton, an extraordinary make-up artist who has worked on some of the biggest names in show business; Cher, Heather Locklear, Jessica Beal (just to name a few). Jeffery took me under his wing and showed me the tips and tricks of working with celebrities. He inspired and taught me so much. He was very instrumental in getting me into this film industry. We worked together for years until he passed. I miss him very much! I know he would be very proud of where I am today.
Favorite Reading- Autobiographies/Biographies, anything to do with Fashion, Beauty, and Health. Spa magazines and the good old fashioned newspaper.
Favorite Activity- Cooking, golfing, camping and traveling for “spa research” of course.
Greatest Business Achievement- Murrieta Day Spa and Hair Studio is celebrating 30 years in business in 2019! Creating a business culture of kind, creative and loyal women. I am proud to say I have a staff of over forty employees and some have been with me for over 20 years. We all share a close bond, becoming close friends not only in the work place but also outside of the spa.
Birthplace- Santa Monica, California