Monika is a skilled and licensed esthetician whose mastery of her chosen profession has been developed through years of experience, both theoretical and practical. While living in Europe and the United States, Monika received extensive training in the arts of beauty and skincare under the guidance of several exclusive beauty houses, including Lancome, Estee Lauder, Clinique and Guerlain.

In the spring of 2009, the opening of her new salon in Palo Alto with Dr. James Newman was the culmination of a relationship that started in 1993. Dr. Newman and Monika had been cross-referring patients for many years and decided that they could better serve their patients by working even more closely together.