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FELICIA JAYES JOINS YOUNG NAILS AS VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014 in Nails |


Young Nails Inc., an industry leader in nail product development, services and education, announced today that Felicia Jayes has joined the company as Vice President of Sales.

Felicia brings more than 30 years of professional experience across a wide range of management roles in the beauty industry to her position at Young Nails, including many years spent, in her words, “behind a chair, not a desk”, where she first developed her passion for customer contact and customer service. Prior to joining Young Nails she spent more than 20 years in senior management positions in sales and marketing for OPI, a division of Coty, Inc., most recently as their Director of National Chain Accounts, North America. In this position she was responsible for direct corporate sales and distribution of more than 1000 SKU’s of hand and nail care products, and $52M of estimated annual sales from 2,650- plus doors. She is well known in the industry as a hard-working and award-winning market innovator with an enviable track record of successfully building and maintaining relationships in the ever-changing beauty business world.

“It’s an exciting time for Young Nails right now, and with the addition of Felicia to our team, we feel that her experience and knowledge will help grow our brand further worldwide,” says Habib Salo, CEO of Young Nails Inc.

Felicia is looking forward to sharing Young Nails innovation with Caption Nail Polish, along with expanding the market share and continuing to make Young Nails the nail destination for all beauty professionals.

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Just Added – Bling it on! Virginia – official Swarovski Nail Class

Posted by on Sep 14, 2014 in Beauty, Nails |


There is still time to get Crystal Culture Swarovski certified before the holidays. Sign up now for the Richmond, Virginia class:

To reserve your spot please confirm attendance and make your payment at this link. https://squareup.com/market/hillaryfry/bling-it-on-wisconsin

Swarovski’s Crystal Culture launched in 2014 under Directors Gina Silvestro and Viv Simmonds – multi international Award Winning Nail Artists – with the intent to nurture, mentor and assist Nail Artists in building their businesses by teaching retail skills and additional services to add to their treatment menus while also assisting them with troubleshooting and perfecting the salon style nails in various mediums.

Swarovski is recognized internationally and is the leading crystal product line in the world. Crystal Culture is the first worldwide stylist team.

Come perfect your application, learn form and art and become certified by Swarovski. You will receive genuine Swarovski nail kits and tools and training to expertly create this high end nail art. Crystal Culture certification is given at the end of your session.

Your class will be taught by Crystal Culture Stylist Hillary Fry. A Fashion Week veteran, award winning nail artist and frequent contributor as nail/beauty expert.

Date/time: Sunday, November 16, 2014. 9:00am – 5:30pm
Cost: $195 per person.
50% deposit down by October 10th with balance due October, 31th. Deposits are non-refundable. To reserve your spot please confirm attendance and make your payment at this link. https://squareup.com/market/hillaryfry/bling-it-on-wisconsin Your spot is not confirmed until your payment has been made.

What to Bring: A desk lamp is important for this class. the tools you use in your salon to perform a polish, gel polish, gel nail and acrylic nail, including uv or led lamp and tips to keep your final product. You will need to bring just a few colors so you have variety. Notepads and pen.

You will have a chance to purchase additional kits and stones in class.

Thank you. Let’s Bling It On!

on Square Market

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Emmys 2014: Claire Danes

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 in Beauty |

Celebrity hairstylist Peter Butler created the look for Claire Danes for tonight’s Emmys Awards using Leonor Greyl products and breaks down for us how to get the look at home:

“Claire is wearing a red, Givenchy dress tonight that it a bit low in the front with crystal dragonfly jewels around the neckline. It is such a focal point that we wanted the hair up, and since there is something romantic about the dress , I wanted to do a braid. We did a soft, low side-part, with her hair away from the face and left pieces framing her face and covering her ears.

I started with her hair damp and ran the Leonor Greyl Mousse au Lotus Volumatrice all through her hair and then blow dried it up and away from her face using a large, round brush. To give more volume and direction to the roots, I went back in with the Voluforme and sprayed it around the face and hairline while blowing it out.

Next, I pulled her hair into a low ponytail using a bungee elastic with hooks on the end to secure it in place. Then, I created a fishtail braid and pulled it out to make it a bit wider and sprayed it with a generous amount of Leonor Greyl Laque Souple to give it texture while still keeping it structured.

I pinned the fishtail braid into a low chignon which I redid three times, but the third time was the charm! I fit it until it was situated just right to exhibit the texture of the braid as strongly as possible. I made sure she was standing while I pinned the braid into place to get a better idea of what it would look like throughout the night.“

Leonor Greyl (@LeonorGreylUSA) products are available at www.leonorgreyl-usa.com.

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VMA 2014: Winner – Miley Cyrus

Posted by on Aug 25, 2014 in Beauty, Celeb-essence |

Cyrus  took home the Video of the Year award for her hit song, “Wrecking Ball and looked fabulous in her pixie cut doing it, thanks to Wella celebrity stylist Andy LeCompte (who was also busy styling winner Lorde).

Step-by-Step Styling:

  • Start with freshly washed and conditioned hair using Wella Professionals LuxeOil Keratin Protect Shampoo and Keratin Restore Mask which helps hydrate, nourish and strengthen hair
  • Prime the hair by applying 1-2 pumps of Wella Professionals LuxeOil Reconstructive Elixir to the palms of your hands and distribute evenly throughout
  • Blow dry hair in all directions and alternate using your fingertips and a small ceramic brush
  • Add a few more pumps of LuxeOil Reconstructive Elixir to your hands then begin shaping and sculpting hair into the desired look
  • Finish the look by spraying hair with Wella Professionals Light Oil Keratin Protection Spray leaving it smooth, shiny and red carpet ready

Credit Info:
Stylist: Wella Professionals Celebrity Ambassador Andy LeCompte

Hair Products:

Wella Professionals LuxeOil Keratin Protect Shampoo
Wella Professionals Keratin Restore Mask
Wella Professionals LuxeOil Reconstructive Elixir
Wella Professionals Light Oil Keratin Protection Spray

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VMA 2014: Winner – Lorde and her luscious Wella locks

Posted by on Aug 25, 2014 in Celeb-essence, Tutorials & Swatches |

The Look:
Lorde looked bold and beautiful at the 2014 VMA’s and her 1960’s Jerry Hall inspired hair look was the perfect finishing touch. Lorde also became VMA royalty when she won Best Rock Video for her hit song “Royals.”

Step-by-Step Styling:

  • Start with freshly washed and conditioned hair using Wella Professionals Brilliance Shampoo and Conditioner
  • To create the perfect foundation for styling, spray damp hair with Wella Professionals LuxeOil Keratin Boost Leave In Conditioning Spray then blow dry using a large ceramic brush to create natural volume
  • Create a deep side part in the hair, then curl the entire head with a 1 ½ inch ceramic curling iron to create long loose waves
  • Apply 2-3 pumps of Wella Professionals LuxeOil Reconstructive Elixir to the palms of your hands, and then gently run fingertips through the curls to add shine and definition
  • Finish the look with Wella Professionals Stay Essential Finishing Spray, lightly misting hair to prevent flyaways

Credit Info:
Stylist: Wella Professionals Celebrity Ambassador Andy LeCompte
Hair Products:

Wella Professionals Brilliance Shampoo and Conditioner
Wella Professionals LuxeOil Keratin Boost Leave In Conditioning Spray
Wella Professionals LuxeOil Reconstructive Elixir
Wella Professionals Stay Essential Finishing Spray

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Swarovski Bling for a Cause Ribbons for September and October

Posted by on Aug 23, 2014 in Fashion, Lifestyle, Nails |


Design by Gina Silvestro

Crystal Culture, the Swarovski backed international nail design team, has just released a limited edition of crystal sets called “Bling for a Cause.” Four designs in total, the low-profile, authentic crystals come two to a kit and can be applied by a manicurist in salon for the longest lasting wear (4-6 weeks) or for the DIYer can be done at home. Beautiful and meaningful! Each design can be saved to be used again and again.

 

SEPTEMBER – TEAL HOPE/OVARIAN CANCER (hard to find)
on Square Market
OCTOBER – PINK HOPE/BREAST CANCER on Square Market

GENERAL – PURPLE HOPE
on Square Market
GENERAL – CRYSTAL HOPE on Square Market

I’m personally very excited about these kits and how quickly Crystal Culture responded to the requests. I’m looking forward to teal nails, myself! Nail professionals, if you would like to add these to your service menus, please contact me for that pricing. Bling it on!

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