Everything about Mona Kattan that you need to know
Mona Kattan Early Life
One of the two Middle Eastern sisters of a famous cosmetic brand and beauty blog, and the international beauty phenomenon, Mona Monica Kattan was born and raised in Tennessee, the United States on May 8, 1985, to a family of four children, her sisters Huda and Alya and her brother, named Khalid. Her parents, to whom she owes her eastern dark beauty, are originally from Iraq. She graduated with a finance degree from the American University of Sharjah. She was born and raised in the US, but moved to the UAE in 2002 with her family when she was 17 and is currently living in this country, where she and her family have their cosmetics line of Huda Beauty. She is sister-in-law to Christopher Goncalo, Huda Kattan’s husband and COO of Huda Beauty.
What Does She Do?
Mona and her sister, Huda, manage the top Middle Eastern beauty blog and cosmetics brand, Huda Beauty LLC, a company producing more than 140 cosmetic items, from eyeshadow pallets to lip gloss, with a revenue of $200 million a year. Mona is the company’s global president. They are also supported by their other sister, Alya Kattan, who is the company’s chief Instagram officer. Interestingly, Mona was the one who inspired and convinced her sister, Huda, to go to school to study makeup, which has always been her lifelong passion. She always has her supportive role in her sister’s path to fame and fun, all along the way, from the very first day when she encouraged her to start selling her created false eyelashes.
At the beginning, together, they had a small room with all the boxes they made in the company and the ability to sit close to each other and talk about everything related to the company. Nowadays, they run big offices in the UK and the US, with hundreds of hard-working people, big to an extent that it is hard for Mona and her sister to keep up with them.
Mona Kattan is also one of the founders and managing partners of the full service beauty salon, called The Dollhouse, in January, 2012. The popular salon is still growing and expanding its facilities. Alongside, she also run MasterMind PR together with one of her friends from 2009 to 2012. She is one of the winners of the Little Miss Tennessee pageant.
With her degree of finance, she had experienced working as a banker, before becoming a famous fashion girl. She is still a combination of beauty and brain, which is reflected in various aspects of her life. Her intelligence helped her be selected as one of the ambassadors for MyDubai and one of Dubai’s most influential businesswomen.
The Sisters’ Reality Show: Huda Boss
Huda Boss is the reality show the two sisters have on Facebook Watch. The show entertainingly enters the lives of Mona and her sister, every now and then with some emotional peeks. They present their delight, struggles, hard work, passion, pressure, sacrifice and dedication these successful businesswomen had been going through while creating their Huda Beauty cosmetic empire. Mona says that this show is displaying a side of her family, which deals with all the business’ stress and chaos, a perspective that has not been shown before, and is completely different from the perfect life which is usually shown on Instagram colorful and brilliant selfies. She does not like to be compared to the Kardashian sisters, a comparison drawn by people. She respects them and regards them beautiful and unique in their own way, but all the same, they are totally different, even though they look Middle Eastern. For this reason, she and her sister were even cautious enough to drop their family name, which starts with “K” similar to that of the Kardashians, from the show’s name!
What is She Like? What Does She Like?
Similar to how she spreads happiness and love wherever she goes, Mona is warm, welcoming, and responsive to the questions asked from her and she shows kindness and affection towards her followers on her Twitter and Instagram account. She has a beautiful soul and personality accompanied by her beautiful face and voluptuous body.
She also attains a unique and trendy taste for style and fashion. Her favorite brands in various piece of clothing are Christian Louboutin & Moschino for shoes, Manoosh, Bailman, Chanel & Peter Som for clothes, and Dolce, Gabbana & Yves Saint Laurent for Makeup. Her favorite designer is Louis Vuitton, and her favorite perfume is Aoud Gourmet by Micallef. She favors London, Los Angeles, and Dubai for shopping and her fashion idols are Rihanna, Sara Jessica Parker and Blake Lively.
She makes a joke about how everything you could think of can be found in her hand bag. She says a wallet, a Blackberry and an iPhone, an IPAD, a lipstick, her favourite minty lip gloss from Bath&Body Works, a Minty gum, Tic Tacs and at least 3 perfumes are among things one could find in her bag!
She also loves taking bubble baths in her spacious bathroom and huge bathtub, with a lot of perfume bottles. Along with her love for beauty products, perfumes, and cosmetics, she loves philosophy, music, art, books, poetry, fashion and anything that smells good, as she describes. In 2017, she did karaoke with John Legend and Chrissy Teigen. Mona is obsessed with Karaoke, and loves Fleetwood Mac and No Doubt.
She also likes to continue her studies, but this time in agricultural and environmental science. She wants to help the world with the increasing environmental problems by acquiring the sufficient knowledge. She finds joy and comfort in helping people. That is why she also craves to be a life coach, helping other people as a volunteer. Part of it comes from how he looks up to a mentor who has inspired her for years: Tony Robbins. She considers Tony Robbins as her biggest role model, whose footsteps she takes pleasure to follow since she started listening to his CDs from the age of 13. Her very reality show, Huda Boss, can also be regarded as one of her inspiring deeds with a positive message that only hard work is fruitful and dreams can come true only through devotion and determination.
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