Ethan Hansen, Monrovia Hairstylist

Ethan Hansen Monrovia Hairstylist

Monrovia's Newest Hair Color & Extension Maestro

As the son of Kim Hansen, Ethan grew up in BLU Salon Aveda. He begged to attend his mom’s classes and work with her during summer breaks. It wasn’t surprising that as soon as he could, he knew that cosmetology school was the right path for him, fulfilling his life-long dream of becoming a hairstylist. 

Ethan enrolled in Citrus Cosmetology School soon after graduating from high school. Once he mastered the art of the blowdry, Ethan began assisting the owners of Craft Salon, Marissa Wilson and Bri Bowling, in Glendora, California. Working under their mentorship, Ethan was inspired by their vivid color work, color pattern techniques, and artistic ability to “color outside of the lines.” 

Ethan also became interested in hair extension work to create length and volume. He boldly immersed himself in elevating his skill of installing K-Tip, weft, and hand-tied extensions to discover the most suitable techniques for his client’s individual needs. 

With the unique ability to transform patterns into masterful hair color creations and add fullness and length with various hair extension techniques, his thirst for knowledge and values rooted in customer service make Ethan Hansen Monrovia’s Maestro of hair color and extensions. 

Balayage, ombre, & beyond! Ethan Hansen, Monrovia's hair color & extension wizard, crafts custom masterpieces for every style. Get inspired!

Ethan Hansen is a passionate hairstylist based in Monrovia, CA, specializing in crafting beautiful hair color transformations. Whether you’re looking for a subtle refresh or a vibrant splash of color, he will create a unique look for you.

His expertise is transforming hair using all aspects of color, from classic highlights and balayage to fashion-forward vivid hues. Ethan is passionate about creating show-stopping looks with vivid colors and is always up-to-date on the latest trends and techniques.

No matter your hair type or desired color outcome, he’s dedicated to providing a personalized consultation to understand your vision and ensure a look you’ll love. Book your appointment today, and trust him to create something colorful

Behind the Brush | More About the Artist

Ethan Hansen Monrovia Hairstylist

What’s my favorite thing about being a hairstylist? Seeing my clients leave the salon more confidently to face life’s challenges.

What’s my favorite thing to do when I’m not in the salon? Play with my cat, BLU!!!! It’s true, I named him after the salon.

Three words that best describe me. Outgoing, Realistic, Dedicated

What’s my astrological sign? Gemini,  fun and serious all at the same time!


Hair extensions aren’t necessarily for everyone. Here are some things to consider:

  • Hair health: Hair extensions can put stress on your hair, so it’s important to have healthy hair to begin with. If your hair is weak, damaged, or prone to breakage, extensions might not be a good option.
  • Hair type: Some extension methods work better with certain hair types. For example, clip-in extensions might be too heavy for fine hair, while tape-in extensions might not be suitable for thick hair.
  • Lifestyle: Maintaining extensions requires extra time and care. If you have a busy lifestyle or don’t have time for frequent salon visits, extensions might not be practical.
  • Expectations: Hair extensions can add length, volume, or color to your hair, but they won’t change your hair texture. If you’re looking for a complete hair transformation, extensions might not be the answer.

If you’re considering hair extensions, it’s important to book a consultation to discuss your options and make sure they’re a good fit for you.

In most cases, yes, you will need to lighten your hair before getting a vivid hair color. Here’s why:

  • Vibrant colors show best on a lighter canvas: Vivid hair colors like blues, greens, and purples need a light base to truly shine. Darker hair pigments tend to absorb or mute the vivid color, making it less visible.

  • Lighter hair allows for truer color expression: Bleaching preps the hair by removing existing pigment, allowing the vivid dye to deposit its pure color directly onto the hair strand. This results in a more accurate and vibrant representation of the chosen color.

However, there are a few exceptions:

  • Very light hair (level 9 or 10): If your hair is already very light blonde or platinum, you might not need additional lightening to achieve a vivid color.

  • Certain colors on dark hair: Some bolder, neon-like colors might show up decently on dark brown hair, although they won’t be as bright as on lighter hair.

Here’s what to do:

  • Book a consultation. We can assess your hair’s current color and health, recommend the best lightening level for your desired vivid color, and advise you on the entire process.
  • Consider semi-permanent options: If you’re hesitant about bleaching, discuss temporary vivid hair color options like bright colored hair mascaras or temporary dyes.

Vivid hair color requires more maintenance than natural hair tones, but with the right routine, you can keep your locks looking bright and beautiful. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Washing Wisely: Wash your hair less frequently, ideally 1-2 times a week with cool water. Hot water opens the hair cuticle, allowing color to escape. Opt for color-safe shampoos and conditioners to minimize fading.

  • Conditioning is Key: Deep condition your hair regularly (once or twice a month) with a product specifically designed for color-treated hair. This helps replenish moisture and keep your hair vibrant.

  • Minimize Heat Styling: Heat can damage hair and accelerate color fading. When heat styling is necessary, use a heat protectant spray and keep the temperature on a low setting.

  • Sun Protection: UV rays can also fade your color. When outdoors for extended periods, wear a hat or use a leave-in conditioner with UV protection.

  • Color Depositing Products: Consider color-depositing shampoos and conditioners in your chosen shade. These can help refresh your color in between salon visits.

  • Touch-Ups: Depending on the vibrancy and your hair growth rate, you might need touch-ups every 1-2 weeks, especially at the roots.

  • Salon Visits: Schedule regular trims (every 4-6 weeks) to remove split ends that can make your hair appear dull. Discuss a personalized maintenance plan with your hairstylist.

By following these tips, you can extend the life of your vivid hair color and keep it looking fresh and fabulous!

NO! I enjoy cutting hair as well. I love the creative impact of vivid hair color, corrective hair color, and extensions, but I’m trained in both men’s and women’s haircuts.

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