Diva Designs by Monica - Hair and Makeup Studio - Stratford CT

Welcome to Diva Designs by Monica

Your Ultimate Hair and Makeup Studio

Discover the artistry of Monica, a seasoned professional with over three decades of experience in the beauty industry. Since 1990, Monica has been transforming clients' looks and empowering them with confidence through her unparalleled skills in natural hair styling, makeup application, fashion, and more. With a passion for her craft, Monica specializes in a wide range of services, from creating stunning hairstyles for all hair types to providing exquisite makeup artistry.

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The Artist, Monica

Diva Designs by Monica - Meet Monica

Monica Milligan is the proud owner of Diva Designs by Monica Hair and Makeup Studio. The beauty expert has been in the industry for over 25 years. She is a certified PhD level executive educator with Farouk Systems Inc.,, maker of Chi and Biosilk products. 

In 2012 she obtainer her certification a s hair practitioner in technology (study of hair and scalp). Monica has proudly worked with Mac cosmetics as a freelance makeup artist for 15 years and has worked in Film, TV and Print as well as Major Hair Shows as the lead makeup artist.

Diva Designs by Monica - Hair and Makeup Studio - Stratford CT

Portfolio Showcase

As you navigate through our website, prepare to be captivated by Monica's exceptional portfolio, showcasing her mastery in various beauty realms. Immerse yourself in the world of hairstyling as you witness Monica's expertise in creating exquisite natural hair styles, whether it's embracing the uniqueness of your curls or fashioning a flawless updo for a special occasion. From glamorous red carpet looks to trendy everyday styles, Monica's creativity knows no bounds.

Makeup Artistry

Unlock the power of makeup with Monica's transformative skills. Enhance your natural beauty or explore a bold new look with Monica's keen eye for color, contouring techniques, and precise application. Whether you're attending a glamorous event, preparing for a professional photoshoot, or desiring a personalized makeup session, Monica's artistry will leave you feeling radiant and empowered.

Fashion and Photo Shoots

Monica's talent extends beyond hair and makeup. With an eye for fashion and styling, she collaborates with clients and photographers to curate visually stunning looks for fashion shoots and editorial projects. Unleash your inner diva and embark on a creative journey with Monica as she brings your fashion visions to life.

Wedding Bliss

Your special day deserves the touch of a true professional. Monica specializes in bridal hair and makeup, ensuring that you look and feel breathtaking as you walk down the aisle. From elegant updos to radiant bridal makeup, Monica's expertise will create a timeless bridal look that reflects your unique style and enhances your natural beauty.

Kids Spa Retreats

Introducing our enchanting kids' spa retreats, where little divas are pampered and treated like royalty. Monica's team creates a magical experience for children, offering delightful spa services designed specifically for them. From mini makeovers to princess-themed parties, our kids' spa retreats are a perfect way to celebrate birthdays or simply indulge in a fun-filled day of beauty.

Diva Designs by Monica - Hair and Makeup Studio - Stratford CT

What people say

If you want a fast in and out, your hair dyed, dried and fried, don’t go to DD! But if you know you are worth the time and effort Monica puts into taking care of your hair, and making you look your best while educating you about quality products best suited to you, then I suggest you make an appointment with her and the new you ASAP. I’ve gotten weaves and crochet braids, felt fabulous about each new look and got compliments on my hair EVERY single day for weeks each time.

— Dail MT