I started as a hair model for a friend of the family at the young age of 13. I fell in love with the profession. The fashion, makeup and styling of hair and the excitement of the hair shows thrilled me. At the age of 15, I had to write an essay to get into cosmetology school. You had to be 16 to be enrolled, but the essay got my foot in the door. I attended cosmetology school throughout high school, graduated early from High School and immediately went to College before attending my own High School commencements. During my second year in college, the family friend I always modeled for talked me into opening a hair salon at the age of 19. I was an owner manager there until I bought her out a few years later. I continued growing my business for the next 30 years. I sold my salon in 2011 to be able to free up time to travel more and enjoy my family.
I am a stylist that is focused on the best interests of the client. I dedicate my professional skills to the enhancement of the image of all clients according to their personal needs and will continue to maintain these skills through attendance of professional educational programs. I have exceptional customer service and communication skills. I love to create looks to feel comfortable in. I modernize classic looks to make them fun and wearable for the woman on the go. I am honest and pay attention to detail.
I have 40 years of color and styling experience. I am certified in many aspects of coloring. I have studied all over the country updating my skills. San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington DC, Las Vegas, Miami, New Orleans, Nashville, New York, Boston, Toronto, Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, and more. I have attended and participated in the World Hair Congress events twice. I worked the North American Beauty Shows at Cobo Hall as well as competed in categories such as Total Looks, Men’s Hair Cutting, and High Fashion Makeup. Later, I became a Judge for these events. I have taught advanced cosmetology to licensed professionals at Ferris State College (now University) and Oakland University every summer for 10 years. I also attended the Matrix Academy in NYC, and the Midwest Beauty Show in Chicago annually. I have studied directly under Martin Parsons for creative updo skills.
I am a member of the Michigan Cosmetology Association, the Michigan Cosmetology Education Committee, the Professional Beauty Association, and the American Board of Certified Hair Colorists. I also traveled in a Michigan 12 City Tour teaching advanced cosmetology.
I am thankful for the respect, loyalty, and confidence for which my clients have displayed to me. I will compensate for it with courteous and professional treatment in a salon cognizant of the health and welfare of my clients.
When I am not practicing my art in the salon, I love traveling somewhere exotic with my husband. I am an avid animal lover. The outdoor wildlife in our yard brings me pleasure along with my own fur baby. I also work for our Award-Winning Ice-Cream store, Dairy Twist Café!
Inner beauty is your job. It is my job to do the rest.
For as long as I can remember I have had an affinity for anything Hair and Makeup. It has been my true calling since 1993. Its something that always has come easily to me. I’m currently in Novi with a loyal following. I love to travel to be inspired and find new vibes. I am very outgoing, open minded person who enjoys the company of her clientele and willing to learn new things. Not only believing I’m a chemist, I love to bake.
My Artistic ability has allowed me to design many cuts for men , women and children. Personalizing colors, Balayage Highlights,Visor Highlights, Textured Curl Collections and Special Events.
The Education over the years have allowed me to attend to Redken Academy in New York, Jamison Shaw for French Cutting and Balayage Techniques with Color Correcting, Martin Parsons in Chicago, Vidal Sassoon in Chicago. Continuing Education for Success.
To increase my experience further, I had collaborated with Channel 4 to do segments on curly hair. As well as Channel 7 for hair and make up for the anchors, Auto Shows and there outside locations.
Children, Teen and Young Adult Haircuts
Blowouts with curling iron or flat iron
Special occasion styling
Color refreshing and toners
Designer and Special Effects Hair Color (upon advance consultation only)
Permanent Waving, Restructuring
Partial/Directional/ Area Perms
Eyebrow, Lip and Chin
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About Creative Edge Hair Designs
Carrie makes me feeling great every time I leave her chair! I always tell her what my expectations are of the color/ cut I want each time I see her. Carrie always nails it and gives me such confidence. With having very fine hair, she gives my hair volume and directs me in the right direction on what products I should/should not use. I would recommend Carrie to anyone in need of a great professional… Read more “Carrie always nails it”
When I moved to Michigan, I couldn’t find anyone who cut my hair the way I liked it. I was referred to Carrie a few years back and she has been doing my hair (and makeup) ever since. I even had her do hair and makeup for my wedding. Carrie does great work and makes sure to try to fit her clients in when and where she… Read more “Carrie does great work”
Carrie is the best ever. I’ve been following Carrie for years where ever she goes. I am so happy that she’s in Novi now. She has styled and colored my hair when I had long hair. I decided last week to cut it short. I love it. People say I look like Katy Perry. Carrie is skillful and even more importantly listens and takes the time to understand what I wanted. It’s fun to get my haircut by Carrie. I am confident I’ll get the perfect haircut for… Read more “I am confident I’ll get the perfect haircut for me”
Carrie Welch is my go to person for hair; whether it’s color, highlighting and cut, she is the best. She knows how to work with any hair style and type. Carrie figures out how to make what I envision in my head come to light. Would (and have) recommend to anyone I… Read more “She knows how to work with any hair style and type”
I have been going to Carrie for 25 years. I always get a highlight and cut and my hair turns out amazing each time. Carrie is thorough and patient with my long curly hair. All i have to do is tell her much i want cut and she takes care of the rest. I would not trust anyone else with my… Read more “I would not trust anyone else with my hair”
I’ve been going to Carrie for 8 years and am never disappointed. She always gets my hair the perfect shade of blonde right down to the roots! Carrie is so… Read more “Carrie is so amazing!”
Carrie is an awesome stylist. I have been going to her for over 25 years. I started with her as an apprentice and followed her wherever she went. She knows my hair, which is fine and wavy. It always feels very heathy due to her knowledge and great use of products. As I’m now 60 and my hair has changed through the years Carrie understands those changes and she adjusts to my hair. I go every 6 weeks for a cut, color and now balayage which adds volume and the ability for me to style it rather than just being… Read more “I recommend her from my heart!”
Very professional always an amazing cut with amazing color. I usually get my hair a dark chocolate brown with bold blonde and fire engine red highlights. I get compliments on it all the time I would highly recommend her if you’re looking for the perfect cut or highlights. The color last a real long time and the haircut will leave you feeling like a million bucks when you walk out of her… Read more “Always an amazing cut with amazing color.”
I’ve been going to Carrie for 22 years and have followed her to every salon. She starts every visit with a detailed consultation and listens to what I have to say. She clearly describes what her plans are and why she’s going to do them. I know exactly what I’m going to get before she starts and am never disappointed. I look forward to my visits with Carrie. She’s personable, easy to talk to, caring and gives awesome shampoos. I couldn’t imagine going to anyone… Read more “I couldn’t imagine going to anyone else!”
I have been a client of Carrie’s for 19 years. She knows hair color & makeup superbly, her knowledge is exemplary. She listens to what I want, offers suggestions as to what will work for my hair type, & really cares about the final outcome. Her accommodating me with scheduling conflicts is beyond customer service. Her professionalism, friendliness, abilities to make the customer feel special & deliver a totally beautiful image of my personal choices plus her advice is outstanding. I can count on her, she is dependable & truly knows her hair colors & cuts. She can cut any… Read more “She is Outstanding!”
The absolute best! Carrie Anne is the only person I trust to highlight and cut my hair. She has done my hair for numerous weddings, is creative with it and it always looks amazing! I have been going to Carrie now for a while, and I have gotten to the point where I often leave it up to her about the cut/style, and she never disappoints! Carrie knows what will work well based on your hair type, face, etc., and what will not look as I may envision, and I appreciate the trust I have in my hairstylist. You can… Read more “If you are looking for a new hairstylist, your search has ended!”
Love love Carrie! I have becoming to her for years!! Very professional and personable at the same time! Let her know what’s happening with your what your looking for, she takes her time and comes up with a plan, color and boom – absolutely beautiful! Color and cut is on point! I have moved to TN, had found someone to do my hair and they… did awful job! Message Carrie told her what happened showed her photos and told her when I would be in MI next! She fit me in and made me and my feel great! She takes… Read more “Color and cut is on point!”
I love her work! Best of all, she is very honest. I’ve had some bad dye jobs in the past & she has fixed it amazingly without damaging my hair! She will also let me know if it’s a good idea to dye my hair or not if there is a good chance of it breaking off. Highly, highly recommend… Read more “I love her work!”
Monica has been my hairdresser and my husband’s for many years. She is always studying and keeping up with the latest hair styles for both young and older clients. She listens to your needs and gives you the best advice. I’m always amazed to see the beautiful styles she created on her clients. Needless to say, we are two happy… Read more “She listens to your needs and gives you the best advice”
Monica did a balayage color service on my very dark brown thick wavy hair. It took a long time to process but looked so pretty! I am very happy with my hair. She is sweet and comfortable to talk to as… Read more “I am very happy with my hair”
I have been going to Monica for many years. She has always taken the time to ask what I would like done with my hair and is wonderful at offering suggestions and helping me to try new things. She always makes my “just cut it off!” request look fabulous. I constantly receive compliments on my cut and natural looking color. Thanks to Monica I always look and feel… Read more “I always look and feel beautiful!!”
Monica Waling has been cutting and styling my hair for almost 30 years. She has helped me evolve my style as I transitioned from a 20 something to a 50-year-old. I have truly appreciated her flexibility, always finding a way to meet a tight schedule for a last-minute cut. I have followed her as she transited to new salons over the years and absolutely love her new spot at Gjeto’s Salon in Novi. I look forward to continuing to be one of her clients for years to… Read more “She has helped me evolve my style as I transitioned from a 20 something to a 50-year-old”
Ed B. Wixom, MI
I have been a client of Monica’s for 30 years. She is a genius when it comes to haircuts and color. I have gotten numerous complements over the years on both my cut (which has of course changed with the times) and my color (highlights and lowlights). I have followed Monica as she has occasionally moved locations and am particularly impressed with her current salon suite. It attractive, quiet, and very clean. Monica is a wonderful professional and has become a trusted… Read more “She is a genius when it comes to haircuts and color”
Nora E. Bingham Farms, MI
Monica Waling has been my hairstylist for over twenty years. The reason why I keep going to her is because she continues to educate herself on the latest styles and trends in the business. Her eye for color is outstanding. I often receive compliments on the color of my hair, which has remained healthy over the years as I continue to receive highlights. Monica’s stations and salons have always been clean. In fact, during these covid times, she goes the extra mile to make sure all of her equipment and seating is clean and disinfected. Monica is a true… Read more “Her eye for color is outstanding”
Maura, Northville MI
If you are looking for a stylist/colorist extraordinaire, look no further than Monica Waling. Not only is Monica talented but she is also a very special person; kind, caring and yet still professional. Going above and beyond the call of duty is Monica’s second nature. I must also give a shout-out to Monica’s assistant Betty, who gives the best shampoos that I have ever received! I have been a client of Monica’s for several years and followed her from a couple different salons; none as beautiful as Gjeto’s! I love Gjeto’s location, easy in-and-out, proximity to shopping, and the expressway!… Read more “If you are looking for a stylist/colorist extraordinaire, look no further than Monica Waling”
Kerri L. Canton, MI
Monica has been my ONLY stylist. It was pure luck to meet her in the 1980’s when I needed a “professional look” for my new teaching career. She has listened, suggested, and counseled through all the style changes. Perms in the 80’s, a variety of cuts, highlighting and low lighting, coloring the gray….and even exceptionally gentle care through 2 bouts of scalp surgery for cancer. Monica alerted me to the first lesion, and my dermatologist confirmed her suspicions; with praise for her knowledge! Friends and strangers often comment on how great my hair looks, and ask, “Who does your hair?!”… Read more “Friends and strangers often comment on how great my hair looks, and ask, “Who does your hair?!””
Denise S. Novi MI
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