Who is Krista Abad?

If you're searching for the best place for your hair extensions training and certification, you'll learn two names. Krista Abad & Monaco Academy

Krista Abad is a renowned Hair Extension Specialist & Educator in Tampa, FL, with over 10 years of experience in the industry. As owner and founder of Monaco Salon, she has enjoyed working with models and celebrities, brides and with  her image-conscious guests in the Clearwater/St.Petersburg area.  Krista has mastered the art of hair extensions, including hand tied hair extensions, and she's ready to share her secrets with you. Are you ready to build a 6 figure hair stylist income?  Are you ready to learn a high value skill that will fill your chair with clients ready to pay top dollar to look their best?

Accomplished Salon Owner, Master Hair Extensions Stylist, Top Trainer at Monaco Academy

When it comes to getting certified in hair extensions, you deserve the BEST! Studying in a small class under Krista, you'll learn from an award-winning extension artist whose Tampa, FL, salons have been awarded “Top 200 Fastest Growth Salon” in the Country by Modern Salon and consistently ranks in the top of “Best Hair Extensions” year after year. 

Studying at Monaco Academy is a career altering event!  Not only will you learn how to apply hair extensions and how to run a successful hair extensions business, you'll be learning a highly demanded, valued skill from a hair extensions master artist. 

For the last 16+ years, Krista has personally trained and mentored countless stylists. They all want to know the same thing: How to make more money and achieve a better work-life balance. Krista will teach you how to differentiate yourself with a unique skill that people WANT and are willing to PAY TOP DOLLAR for. 

Krista is perfectly placed to teach you this, as she went from working 60+ hours a week behind the chair to working part-time 2-3 days a week, taking home over $6,000.

Hair Extensions Training and Certification at Monaco Academy with Krista Abad

Not only are hand tied hair extensions revolutionizing the salon industry, they represent some of the hottest consumer search terms in our business! Training with the best hair extension trainer in Tampa, FL, at this professional training course, you'll learn how to master this high-value, in-demand skill and how to use it to supercharge your earning potential.

This 2 day hands on hand tied hair extensions training is all inclusive, with classroom materials valued at over $900, you'll leave here with everything you need to know from application to customer service and marketing.

  • How to apply, cut, color, style, adjust and remove hand tied hair extensions
  • How to generate leads and book appointments using an initial consultation
  • How to set your prices so that you get paid what you're worth
  • How to leverage client before and after pictures and social media to market your business

Book Your Place on The Hair Extension Training Course with Krista Abad in Tampa, FL

It's time for YOUR transformation.  Stand out from other stylists, WOW your clients with unbelievable results that will literally move them to tears, and start getting paid what you're worth! Register here now

Areas We Cover



St. Petersburg




South Carolina

North Carolina








Frequently Asked Questions

Class times will be as follow:

Sunday: 9 AM to 4 PM 
Monaco Showroom @ 500 N. Willow Ave, Suite 102, Tampa FL 33606

Monday: 8 AM to 3 PM 
Monaco Extensions Lounge @ 3401 W. Bay to Bay Blvd, Tampa FL 33609

Although, our classes usually are done at this time, on occasion they will finish a few minutes later depending on our final Q/A and model transformation. 

It’s highly recommended that you are either a licensed cosmetologist or a student in the process of getting your license.

During Day-1, we will be providing lunch, snacks and coffee for all students, unless you have special dietary needs. Please note, during Day-2, we will be providing coffee and snacks but no lunch. 

Absolutely, unlike other programs, Monaco Hair Extensions emphasizes the need for extra practice and perfection.  We understand these methods can be overwhelming, that is why we have added a second day to our training for added Hands-on training on live models. 

Shears, notebook, pencil and calculator are needed. No other tools needed. In fact, we have an amazing Hand-Tied Kit prepared just for you!

Absolutely! ONLY VERY LIMITED ARTISTS are invited to our Trainings and Certification Courses. There will be no Less than 1 Educator per two students during Hands-On practice. 

Yes, upon certification you will be automatically enrolled in our Partnership Program which will provide additional discounts on hair. Our mission is to help Artists working with us, earn much more. For that reason, we provide some of the lowest prices in the industry while having the Best Hair Quality on the market. Now you can make extra income in hair profit before you even start your application. That is what we call “Working Smarter, Not Harder.

Tickets are Non-Refundable due to limited spots as only limited artists are invited. But rest assured, our Monaco team will be there the rest of the way to help you with any questions or challenges you might encounter! Class date changes are allowed if we are notified at least 7 days prior to training.