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Monica Gingold of Tonic Agency

By Jordan Michaelides
Monica Gingold - Co-Founder of Tonic Agency

Monica Gingold is the Co-Founder of Melbourne-based Hair & Make-up Agency, Tonic.

Monica discusses with us her journey through the world of makeup, from assisting on the school play, to cutting her teeth working on Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, meeting Tahli and starting Tonic together, and even through to the future of their business.
If you’ve ever wondered where a career in hair & makeup can take you when you pursue your dreams, this is the episode for you.

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SHOW NOTES:

00:04 – Welcome to Uncommon

00:21 – Guest introduction & travel
01:32 – Monica’s earliest memory & childhood
04:56 – Introduction to business
11:12 – Dealing with chronic fatigue
15:37 – Finding the makeup world
20:19 – Monica’s start in makeup
24:27 – Monica’s favourite moment from her early career
29:42 – Pivotal moment: Sydney Fashion Week
32:05 – Tonic Agency: co-founding with Tahli
39:00 – Tonic: realising potential & client experience
46:11 – Lessons from Tahli
47:47 – Leveling up Tonic
50:36 – How to tackle promo events
53:08 – How COVID affected Tonic
56:19 – What doesn’t change in makeup?
57:30 – Monica’s ideal question
01:01:52 – Best purchase under $200
01:03:55 – Morning & evening routine
01:0640 – Show recommendations