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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 Extensionists


Honey is a full time professional stylist/extensionist since 2013. She teaches all methods of extensions but her specialty is in comfort weft installs utilizing classic and waterfall techniques. Honey makes students feel comfortable by slowly demonstrating techniques while allowing students to correct mistakes and learn at their own pace.  



Ana Ruano Dowdell, Monti Extensionist

Ana has been specializing in the art of hair extensions using the Monti Method since 2018. Her specialty is in training students in Microlink I-Tips but she is just as amazing with Tape-In and Weft installs. Her friendly smile and chill vibe makes learning with her a great experience.



Jasmyn, Monti Director of Education, is your contact for anything education related.  In the beauty industry since 2016, she decided to pursue her true calling-hair extensions. Jasmyn quickly decided that they were the path for her and has been helping students get Monti certified since 2021. Book your 2-day course or set up a presentation at your beauty school or salon. She will get you ready to be a future extensionist.



Haylee has been assisting students with getting certified since getting Monti certified herself in 2022. Her attention to detail and focus on student experience consistently result in students being able to do a perfect extension install during class. She credits her ability to listen and understand what it's like to be a student as the key to her success in getting stylists successfully trained in Monti methods.


 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