Ashley Brown, from Fayetteville, North Carolina and the owner of Kissed By Kash Artistry, alleges that Montia Shardae Jones, from Montia Shardae School of Esthetics in Fayetteville, North Carolina, attempted to scam her after Montia Shardae Jones awarded her an $8,000 scholarship. Ashley Brown said that Jones also bought an elf and named it after her deceased father in an attempt to humiliate her.
Word On The Curb… an esthetics school owner in Fayetteville, North Carolina, who wants to be Paul Mitchell so bad allegedly attempted to scam a promising makeup artist who aspires to attend school to become an esthetician.
Montia Shardae Jones, who is known for throwing rocks and hiding her hand, is now being accused of using deceitful tactics against a makeup artist who was awarded an $8,000 scholarship to attend her school.
Ashley Brown won Montia Shardae School of Esthetics $8,000 scholarship
Ashley Brown told The North Carolina Beat that she was on Facebook when she saw a post about Montia Shardae School of Esthetics offering an $8,000 scholarship. Ashley said she had toured the school in the past and had wanted to attend. This time around, she saw the school posting about a contest for a scholarship and entered it.
On September 19, Ashley said she had posted her video and it received a lot of views. People who believe in her, support her, and love her tagged the school in the comments. On that same day, Montia Shardae Jones called Ashley to the school. Ashley said she went to speak with Montia, and Montia told her that she had to review everything and would get back to her.
The next day, on September 20, Ashley stated that Montia had publicly announced her as the winner. She said that Montia informed her that she would need to attend an event hosted by Fayetteville’s Mayor, Mitch Colvin, in order to accept the scholarship. After the event, Ashley said that Montia approached her and informed her that she would need to pay $2,000 for her uniform and kit before December 1st.
“She told me that the total tuition was $14,000 and the $8,000 would go towards that but I would have to pay for my uniform and my kit,” said Ashley. “She told me I would have to pay the $2,000 by december 1st and that would leave my balance to $4,000.
Late in October, Montia Sharade School of Esthetics contacted Ashley about her payment due on December 1st
In late October, Ashley mentioned that Monita’s friend, known as “Ms. Tara,” had contacted her, asking if she was ready to make her $2,000 payment. This was confusing for Ashley because she had until December 1 to make her payment, so no one should have been contacting her about a payment. When The North Carolina Beat asked Montia, who is not at all worthy to take a dog to the dog pound, about this, she claimed that she had not heard from or spoken to Ashley, even at the scholarship event, she claimed they didn’t speak.
Minutes later, Montia admitted that she had talked with Ashley that night, but she never offered a reasonable explanation about why her school was reaching out asking Ashley to make a payment. She later stated that there were other people who wanted to attend the cla*s, although Ashley’s spot was secured until December 1.
In response to “Ms. Tara,” and although Ashley had until December 1, she informed “Ms. Tara” to give her a few days to see if she could pay it. Ending the conversation, Ashley said “Ms. Tara” told her that Montia wanted her to reach out because Montia did not want her seat to be taken – although Ashley’s spot had already been secured until December 1.
“She needs the money,”Ashley said. “Montia needs the money.”
Montia Shardae Jones emailed Ashley Brown on November 8 to remind her about the $2,000 payment due on December 1st
Earlier on November 8, Ashley mentioned that she had stopped by Montia’s school because she wouldn’t be able to make the $2,000 payment before the December 1 due date. Ashley said she told “Ms. Tara” mentioned that if her seat at the school was taken because she couldn’t make the payment before the agreed date, she would not mind being placed in the next cla*s.
Hours later, Ashley mentioned that Montia had emailed her to remind her about the payment due on December 1.
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The event “Sip & Slay” by Kissed By Kash Artistry was canceled due to the pa*sing of Mr. Jerry Brown, the father of Ashley Brown
Knowing that the payment for her uniform and kit was $2,000, Ashley decided to host a ‘Kiss By Kash Artistry Presents: ‘Sip & Slay’ event and planned to use some of the proceeds to cover her $2,000 deposit. On November 13, Ashley’s father, Mr. Jerry Brown, pa*sed away, so she cancelled the event. On November 14, Ashley said that Montia had seen her and they briefly talked about her father pa*sing, which caused her to break down crying.
Ashley asked Montia in an email if she could pay $1,500 on December 1 and the remaining $500 in a money order on Wednesday, December 6
In an email on November 30, Ashley asked Montia if she could make a $1,500 payment on her due date and the remaining $500 the following Wednesday, December 6, out of her $2,000 payment. In her email, she explained to Montia what she had been dealing with and that she didn’t want Montia to think she wasn’t serious about the opportunity. She was serious, but Ashley had just lost her father earlier that month.
Knowing that Ashley had lost her father earlier in November, Montia agreed in an email sent at 1:00 p.m. to allow Ashley to pay $1,500 on December 1 and the remaining balance of $500 on December 6. However, the alleged scammer told Ashley that her kits “may be a little late.” It seems that the Mickey Mouse & Donald Duck school owner did not have enough capital to cover the remaining cost of Ashley’s kit, despite knowing that she would have her money back on December 6.
Thirty-two minutes later, Montia Shardae Jones sends a peculiar message back to Ashley, saying, “I’m praying for you and your family.” It seems that the condescending home-wrecker was being funny about Ashley’s deceased father.
In another email on November 30, Montia asked Ashley if she had been fitted for her scrubs. If she hadn’t, she needed to go to Castle Uniforms on Skibo Road.
Ashley Brown said that Montia purposely did not include her in the email for scrub fittings
Ashley responded to Montia, stating that she had no knowledge of going to get fitted for her scrubs. She informed Montia that she thought she would need to get fitted for scrubs after she was fully enrolled.
In a follow-up email, Montia forwarded an email from November 8 that she had sent to other students in the cla*s to Ashley. The email stated that they needed to visit Castle Uniforms before December 1, 2023, to get fitted for their scrubs. However, Montia, a sleazebag, never sent that email to Ashley because Ashley’s $2,000 was not paid before the deadline for payment.
Montia receives Ashley Brown’s $1,500 payment
On December 1, Montia sent an email to Ashley, informing her that she received her $1,500 payment. Montia also mentioned that once she received the additional $500 on the following Wednesday, Ashley’s kit would be ordered. Of course, one couldn’t expect Montia to help another black woman, even if it meant saving her own life. Later in the email, she informed Ashley that she would need to agree to paying $850 every two weeks or $425 every week until her remaining $4,000 balance was paid.
Ashley said that Montia also mentioned that if any student missed a payment, there would be a $200 late fee on top of that missed payment.
Montia Jones, owner of Montia Shardae School of Esthetics in Fayetteville began torturing Ashley Brown on social media
Ashley said that she then called Montia and asked her if she could arrange for the payments to be spread out, as she would be in school for 6-7 months. She said she asked Montia on a recorded call if she could at least pay $200 a week instead of $1,700 a month. Ashley said that Montia was very rude and disrespectful to her, and also threatened to keep the $1,500 she had already paid.
After Ashley picked up her money due to disrespect from Montia and not able to agree to that Montia’s proposed payment arrangement, she claimed that Montia began to publicly shade her her on social media. Ashley alleged that Montia even went as far as to buy an elf and name it after Ashley’s late father, Mr. Jerry Brown.
After the phone conversation, Montia posted a photo on her Instagram story of herself on the phone, appearing to roll her eyes, with a frustrated man emoji. She used the meme to convey that Ashley was getting on her nerves and she couldn’t take it.
On December 5, Montia Shardae posted a picture on TikTok of an elf she purchased from Dollar Tree next to her struggling school. In the caption of the post, she wrote, “Meet Jerry” with the laughing emoji. In the elf’s hand was a letter written by Montia that said, “Girl, go to school” with a smiley face.
Ashley claimed that Montia bought the elf and named him Jerry to mock her late father, simply because Montia was upset about getting her money back and no longer wanting to attend the school.
Ashley and Montia businesses are both in the Eutaw Village Shopping Center.
Ashley told The North Carolina Beat that she and Montia have suites in the same shopping center, and she has to walk past Montia Shardae School of Esthetics to get to her suite. She said that one day a new client was coming, and they accidentally walked into Montia’s school. Ashley said the client told her that Montia instructed them to inform her that she needed to correct her suite letter because all of Ashley’s clients were coming into her school.
The North Carolina Beat reached out to Montia for a comment, but she denied all allegations and attempted to manipulate Ashley’s story.
Montia Shardae Jones is no stranger to being a ‘fraud’
In April 2015, the North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners penalized Montia Shardae Jones for willfully “practicing or attempting to practice by fraudulent misrepresentation.”
A former employee of Montia Shardae Jones said that he was paid under the table and is unable to file taxes on the money Montia paid him. In a message to Ashley, Brandon, a former employee of Montia, informed her that after he was fired by Montia, she hara*sed him on social media because he confided in another student about his termination.
“She was cursing me out and just going off about how I had spoken with someone about my termination,” Brandon said in the message. “She was hara*sing me and I had to just block her off everything.”
Brandon claimed that he contributed significantly to the financial success of Montia Shardae School of Esthetics in Fayetteville, but he was only paid “crumbs” in return. He said that if he wanted to file taxes under her business, he couldn’t because she paid him under the table.
Montia Shardae Jones sends out email to her students about Ashley Brown
Earlier today (Saturday, December 30th), Montia sent an email to her students regarding Ashley, reminding them of previous discussions and requesting them to report any negative information they may encounter about her or her school.
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