Meet a Mom: Meet Toni | Morongo Basin Moms

Meet Toni Rae Gonzalez, local Mom of three, DeAngelo (13), Aalijah (4) and Mèlanì (22 months), and the beauty behind Mojave Mami’s Lash and Skin Studio. Although her road to success was not an easy one, failure was not an option. To say she has succeeded at her dreams is an understatement as locals have fallen in love with the expertise and care Toni and her staff offer. This week Mojave Mami’s Lash and Skin Studio was voted number #1 for Best Beauty Salon AND Friendliest Staff in the Morongo Basin. Find out a little bit about Toni and her love for helping local Moms find their inner beauty.

What brought you to the Morongo Basin?
We needed some change and the Morongo Basin was so welcoming to our “hippy/crunchy lifestyle”

What is your favorite thing about living here?
I love the people here. I have never been in such a tight knit supportive community.

What’s your favorite family activity in the Basin?
I love taking the kids to all the parks and libraries and community events.

How did you decide to start Mojave Mami’s Lash and Skin Studio?
I have done lashes for years on the east coast and knew it was my thing. I started out on my own as a mobile tech and saved up to open a store front.

How does Mojave Mami’s Lash and Skin Studio help you connect with other Moms?
I am blessed to mainly have moms as my clientele and we all have different stories and backgrounds, but ultimately we are all mommies doing our best.

What do you love about your job?
I love helping people feel good about themselves by enhancing their natural beauty.

What’s something people might be surprised to learn about Mojave Mami’s?
Mojave Mami’s Lash & Skin Studio is an earth conscious, cruelty free spa/lash salon.

How do you balance work & Mommyhood?
It can be hard, but I spend mornings with the kids and we are able to talk about our day over dinner. It helps that we homeschool too.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve gotten from another Mom?
Success doesn’t mean you didn’t struggle. It means despite the struggle you never gave up.


Find Toni and her amazing staff at their new Yucca Valley location opening tomorrow, October 1st, 2019.

Mojave Mami’s Lash and Skin Studio
56925 Yucca Trail, Unit C
Yucca Valley, 92284
FB: Mojave Mami’s Lash & Skin Studio
IG: @mojavemamis.lashandskinstudio

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