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A San Francisco expert extensionist perfects the art of teaching stylists by creating Monti Extension Academy. 

Deb Monti, co-owner of Milvali Salon- with locations in both San Francisco and Mill Valley - is an award-winning extensionist whose salons have been top rated by Allure, Racked SF, Short Cuts, Mane Addicts and San Francisco Magazine, and ranked "Best Hair Extensions" year after year in the San Francisco Chronicle's A-List.

While running a successful business, training stylists and working behind the chair as a reputable extensionist for the past two decades, Deb will share all her coveted secrets about extensions and why it's important to be educated in the details. 

 Her home is San Francisco but she travels far & wide to certify stylists in the #MontiMethod

Quote: “I was seeing so many women with extensions that were not installed correctly with low-quality hair- or extensions that were painful and causing damage. The extension industry was getting such a bad reputation and I felt I needed to do something, so I created Monti Extensions & Academy, an intensive education program for stylists and a superior line of extensions for clients.”

About Monti Extension Academy

Monti Extension Academy is focused on teaching you the correct way to apply extensions so you can increase your clientele and income. The personalized teaching you’ll get with Deb and her team is unlike any other hair extension training and certification because the classes are small. Your training with Deb is from the heart; that is why are only 5 other student stylists along with you. In a smaller, more intimate class setting you can be sure you'll get the personalized training you need. Deb and her team are so passionate about teaching damage-free extensions, and they will share with you all the coveted tips and tricks that can only be taught by someone that has actual real-life experiences behind the chair doing extensions day after day.

Monti's online training videos go into extensive detail in Theory and Installation. They allow you to learn from your home at your own pace, while following along with a detailed workbook.

All education courses come with a starter kit filled with tools, hair, scripts, workbooks and love.

Deb, and her team have gone through great measures to extensively research and curate Monti's own brand of superior hair extensions, which are available to licensed stylists to assure that their superior quality extensions are applied with only the highest quality service.

About Monti Educators


Meet Honey, a dedicated full-time professional Milvali stylist and Monti educator with a thriving journey that began in 2013. Her extensive expertise encompasses a wide range of extension methods, although her true specialty is in comfort weft installs utilizing classic and waterfall Monti techniques.

Honey's unique teaching approach stands out—she ensures students feel at ease as she meticulously demonstrates techniques. Her method involves allowing students the space to correct mistakes, fostering a learn-at-your-own-pace environment that nurtures comprehensive understanding. With Honey, education isn't just about imparting knowledge; it's a collaborative journey toward mastery.



Meet Victoria, your ultimate point of contact for all things education related. Her journey into the beauty industry began right here with Deb Monti and Milvali Salon. After graduating from Cinta Aveda Institute,  Victoria uncovered her true passion in hair extensions and fearlessly followed her calling. Embarking on this path, she swiftly recognized that hair extensions were her canvas for making a lasting impact. Since then, she has been committed to guiding and certifying aspiring students through Monti courses, igniting their potential in the world of extensions. Ready to take the leap? Whether it's enrolling in our comprehensive 2-day course or arranging an extension presentation at your  beauty institution or salon, she will get you ready to be a future extensionist.



 About the hair.

Ethically Sourced Superior Indian Remy Hair

25 Colors

3 Methods- I-Tip, Tape and Weft- (machine and hand-tied)

4 Textures- Natural, Curly, Kinky Curly and Relaxed Straight

Choices- Ombre, Blended Layered and Luxe- double drawn