CARRIE ANNE KIERSTEAD
"I've always just loved fashion and hair and stuff, I like being different, and I feel as though Moni "Monika" really connects with that and gets me.
I met Monika about 11 years ago now, and she would just be making stuff in her basement and I would be like 'oh my gosh!', I just love all her designs.
I wear them on the regular, every day pretty much, and I'm constantly getting comments. So many of my clients in Fergus see what I wear and love it and want it.
I love the feel, and the flow. Everything actually fits to the size, and so comfortable. Her pieces are just so versatile!
You can tuck them into your pants, or wear it with a belt or something. I find it so easy to dress up or dress down, like the shirt dress she made me with leather pockets, I love that. Or when I finish work I can throw on my flamingo blouse and every one says, 'Oh that's so cute!!'
I've had a love for fashion since I was little.
Since I was growing up my Nana and Nannie [Carrie’s grandmothers] always had their hair done and their nails done, they were always dressed fancy, to the nines. My grandmothers taught me how to shop at the little local boutiques and find special things.
Right before she passed away my Nana was commenting on my grey sweater, saying, 'I love that, you know I want that.' That was always how it was, they were very knowledgeable.
My Nannie was always into her jewels and so on, so I wear a lot of brooches; I got that from her.
One time I remember going into my Nana's closet and I found this Chanel tweed jacket and she said to me, 'You know Carrie if you ever want this...!' and I said, 'Do I!!' Imagine!
My love for fashion and hair really comes from my grandmothers' influence."
Carrie Anne Kierstead is a hairstylist and founder of Hair with Care, a more personable, relaxed kind of hair salon operating out of her home in Fergus, ON. "People have dance parties, it's just a fun time."