Meet Beauty Launchpad 25 Under 50K Winner for 2022: Allison Moncheck

Allison Moncheck is one of Beauty Launchpad's 25 Under 50K recipients for 2022. Learn more about her in this Q&A.
Allison Moncheck is one of Beauty Launchpad's 25 Under 50K recipients for 2022. Learn more about her in this Q&A.
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Over the course of the month, we will be spotlighting the winners of Beauty Launchpad’s 25 Under 50K for 2022.

Here, you will get to know Allison Moncheck. Moncheck is a salon owner at Unorthodox Salon in Taylors, South Carolina. In her Q&A, you will learn her favorite hair trends, a fun fact about her, her proudest accomplishment and more. 

Beauty Launchpad (BLP): What is a fun fact about you? 

Allison Moncheck (AM): A fun fact about me is that outside of the salon you can find me listening to or reading all the murder mystery books, podcasts and documentaries. 

BLP: What is your proudest accomplishment? 

AM: My proudest accomplishment has been opening my own salon. I had a wild ride to get here, since I was actually a school counselor for years and had worked as a stylist while getting my masters. I never thought I'd be able to own my own salon or be where I am today. 

BLP: What is your current favorite hairstyle trend? 

AM: Definitely lived-in dimensional color. I loathed the solid blonde years. 

BLP: What is a hair tip you have for your fellow stylists? 

AM: Take all the education classes. Even if you feel comfortable with what you’re doing, you can always learn something new that can change everything. 

BLP: What inspires you? 

AM: My clients and staff inspire me to be better for them every day. The crazy talented stylists on social media push and inspire me to grow and continue to learn. 

BLP: What do you love about your work? 

AM: I love that my work is very attention to detail, and, behind the head of hair, I have educated my clients on what I do and whybecause I genuinely feel educated clients are the best clients. 

BLP: What motivates you about the industry you are in? 

AM: I think the fact that the industry is  ever-changing is what motivates me. I never thought 11 years ago that I would need to be a videographer and editor and really push myself to learn more about social media and marketing. It all has really pushed me to grow. 

BLP: What is a professional goal you have for yourself? 

AM: I feel very fulfilled in my day-to-day salon owner life. I have an amazing group of stylists I get to work with every day. So, I feel that my goal would be to start educating for brands I love and also start getting recognition for my work at awards shows, etc. This is a great start ;) 

BLP: Who is a role model you have in the industry? 

AS: I can't choose one! Julie Smith is goals all around, and I would love to learn from Madison Carbrey and Kelly Massias since I specialize in balayage! 

BLP: What is your favorite career-/work-related memory from this year? 

AS: This is so hard because I feel that I am constantly making great memories with my staff both inside and outside of the salon. I would have to say being reached out to by BLP for this opportunity is my favorite work-related memory so far this year; I was elated!

To see our full spread for this year’s 25 Under 50K recipients, you can read Beauty Launchpad’s November/December 2022 digital magazine

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