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Posted by on Jun 3, 2016 in Beauty, events, Fashion, Nails |

NAHA FINALIST: Bangstyle Interview with Hillary Fry

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We are thrilled to partner with the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) to promote all of the talented artists who are finalists for the 2016 NAHAs (North American Hairstyling Awards), the most prestigious hair and beauty award in the country. Bangstyle had the honor of interviewing amazing nail artist and, one of this year’s finalists in the “Nail Professional Of The Year” category, Hillary Fry.

Hillary Fry shows off her range of expertise with vivid designs, classic shapes, and 3D art. Take a peek at her nail art and hear more from her about her inspirations and advice for other artists!


Tiffany Stained Glass Nails

2016 NAHA FINALIST Nail Professional Of The Year


Into the Looking Glass Nails

2016 NAHA FINALIST Nail Professional Of The Year


Chihuly Seaglass Nails

2016 NAHA FINALIST Nail Professional Of The Year



Describe your NAHA Collection in 1 word. 



Where were you when you found out you were chosen as a NAHA Finalist? Describe that moment in 3 words.

Computer Face Plant


Any advice for nail artists looking to take their artistry to the next level? 

Keep reaching for varied inspiration; use every little thing that slightly sticks! What doesn’t work will fall away, so don’t sweat it. Experiment and stay educated.


Why Nails?

I’m a fan of the little canvases that adorn our digits. As fashion designer Prabal Gurung once stated, nail polish is the full stop -the final period – to a collection.


Matte finish or shiny?

You’ll find a combination of the two in many of my designs


What’s your party trick?

The elegantly artful nail and glittering with discretion


Tell us your go-to Nailstyle. Color, shape, etc.

Nothing beats a beautiful Almond or Oval shaped nude / neutral with just a bit of micro-glitter or pigment or crystals.


We’re going to Vegas! Where will we find you? Poolside, dancing the night away at the clubs, gambling, or relaxing and taking advantage of restaurants and room service?

When I’m not at PBA Beauty Week? If it’s Vegas, it’s showtime! JLo? Let’s go. Celine Dion? Bring it on.



To see even more inspiration be sure to check out all of the NAHA nominee’s on Bangstyle!


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Posted by on Jun 3, 2016 in Beauty, events, Fashion, Nails |

Professional Beauty Association Announces 2016 North American Hairstyling Awards Finalists

Local stylist selected as 2016 Finalist, People’s Choice Award Opens



















Scottsdale, AZ (May 18, 2016) – The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) is excited to announce Hillary Fry from Scenario Nail & Hair Design, Shorewood, Wisconsin as a 2016 North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) Finalist. For the last 27 years, NAHA has recognized the beauty industry’s most talented artists. Each year artists from across the industry enter the prestigious photographic beauty competition for a chance to be recognized in one of 14 categories.

To view the full list of 2016 NAHA Finalists, please Click here.

NAHA People’s Choice Award
In addition to being recognized as a 2016 NAHA Finalist in Nail Professional of the Year, Hillary Fry and all 2016 Finalists are nominated for the People’s Choice Award. Voting will take place on the PBA Facebook page by “liking” a NAHA collection in the 2016 People’s Choice Award album. The voting process will begin on Thursday, May 19 and will close on Friday, July 1. The five People’s Choice Finalists with the most “likes” will be announced on Monday, July 11 and the winner will be announced at the event.

Event Details
NAHA 2016 will take place on Sunday, July 24 at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. It will be hosted by Tony Award-winning actor, Alan Cumming.

Hi-res versions of all 2016 NAHA Finalist images can be downloaded here.

For more information and ticket information, please visit


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Posted by on Apr 7, 2016 in Beauty, Fashion, Nails, Tutorials & Swatches |

essie Bridal swatches 2016

Follow me on Instagram or Pinterest, my Essie swatches usually drop there first.

Essie Bridal 2016 is the prettiest collection of bold pastelies!  With polish colors that seemingly compliment all skin tones, the colors create the moment at the alter and beyond. Love this entire lacquer collection.

STEAL HIS NAME (peach pink blush)











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Posted by on Apr 6, 2016 in Beauty, Fashion, Nails, Tutorials & Swatches |

Swatches: essie Retro Revival – Vegas Inspired

If you follow me on Instagram or Pinterest, my Essie swatches usually drop there first.

Essie held a contest asking fans what colors they would bring back if they had the chance.  These six colors won out, including the “revival” of Starry Starry Night, a huge cult classic.  Specially decorated caps give an extra swanky edge to the Las Vegas inspired collection. This is a fun one!


Cabana Boy

Life of the Party

Starry Starry Night


Bikini with a Martini


Sequin Sash


Birthday Suit


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Posted by on Apr 5, 2016 in Beauty, Fashion, Nails |

Swarovski Crystal Pixie back in stock

Nail art enthusiasts – Swarovski Crystal Pixie is back in stock!

This gorgeous, newly created for nail art mix of perfect spheres and Swarovski cut crystals enhances with brilliance over full nail coverage or fades. Cute Mood is the equivalent to Crystal AB. It’s amazing to use because you can create a fade underneath and it shows the colors through the crystals.

There are three other color options that equate to black, silver and gold. All are stunning in their own right.  There has also been unbelievable demand for the product, with worldwide shortages.  It’s been two months since we were able to fill these orders. Get them while you can

Each box comes with one jar of your choice color crystal pixie, a sheet of additional Swarovski to use for nail art, and a silver funnel to return excess crystal pixie back into the container. Order yours today!

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Posted by on Dec 30, 2014 in Beauty, events, Fashion |

January Events: Neiman Marcus, Chicago

The latest addition to the Neiman Marcus store (notice the fabulous chandelier) is the newly unveiled Dolce & Gabbana shop. Stop by and check it out on the second floor:

January 2015 Events at Neiman Marcus

Kick off the New Year by taking time to get pampered at Neiman Marcus. Enjoy a complimentary facial treatment in our private spa room. Treat your skin from the harsh effects of winter and the hectic holiday season with any of our cosmetic skincare lines. Appointments are available from 10 am to 5 pm each day.

January 7 to 18 Last Call Sale
Get the season’s lowest prices on all end of season fall and winter merchandise during the Famous Last Call sale. The sale takes place throughout the store and includes
Fine Apparel (Designer Sportswear and Couture), Ladies Shoes, Intimate Apparel, CUSP, Dresses, and Men’s Clothing, Sportswear and Furnishings.

January 9 Alexander McQueen Spring Trunk Show
Meet the representative and view the spring collection. The collection will be informally modeled from noon to 3 pm
Designer Sportswear – Second Floor
For more information, please call (312)642-5900 ext. 2050

January 9 &10 LaMer Spa
Enjoy a luxury spa and experience Miracle Broth, LaMer’s coveted healing ingredient, in its pure form.
10 am to 5 pm
Cosmetics – First Floor
For more information and to schedule an appointment,
please call (312)642-5900 ext. 2103

January 14 LaPrairie Spa
Experience skin revitalization with a spa treatment using LaPrairie’s Caviar and Radiance skincare products. LaPrairie delivers amazing results with their nutrients for the health, vitality and overall appearance of the skin.
10 am to 5 pm
Cosmetics – First Floor
Please call (312)642-5900 ext. 2107 to reserve an appointment.

January 14 to 25 Up Close: Estee Lauder
Be introduced to the latest skin care, color trends and more from Estee Lauder. With any $75 purchase, receive this amazing 60’s inspired tote, designed by Lisa Perry, and filled with deluxe samples and a color palette.
For more information or to pre-reserve a bag, please call (312)642-5900 ext. 2102

January 15 Amore Pacific Beauty Creator Spa
Amore Pacific extraordinary signature facial includes a back massage and facial. It’s a full body experience using their botanically based products
10 am to 5 pm
Cosmetics – First Floor
Please call (312)642-5900 and ask for the Amore Pacific counter.

January 15 Revive Spa
Rejuvenate your skin with the most effective, yet gentle treatment from Revive. Peau Magnifique dramatically slows down your skin’s aging for amazing results.
10 am to 5 pm
Cosmetics – First Floor
To schedule an appointment, please call (312)642-5900 ext. 2111

January 16 & 17 Sisley Luxury Spa
Treat yourself to the ultimate relaxation with a luxurious, rejuvenating facial.
10 am to 5 pm
Cosmetics – First Floor
For more information and to schedule an appointment,
please call (312)642-5900 ext. 2134

January 17 Guerlain Spa
Relax and enjoy the benefits of a soothing facial from the Guerlain team of experts.
Cosmetics – First Floor
To schedule an appointment, please call (312)642-5900 ext. 2217

January 20 & 21 Omorovicza Spa
Experience the curative properties of Hungary’s thermal waters and minerals that harness skin transforming benefits for smoother, supple and younger looking skin.
Cosmetics – First Floor
Please call (312)642-5900 ext. 2154 to reserve an appointment.

January 22, 23 & 24 Sisley Spa
Treat yourself to a post holiday facial pampering from the experts at Sisley. Their essential oil treatment will rejuvenate and restore your skin. to its best.
Cosmetics – First Floor
Please call (312)642-5900 ext. 2134

January 22 Fresh Spa
Enjoy a facial treatment from our Fresh specialist and allow them to develop a personalized skincare program to keep your skin healthy and supple.
10 am to 5pm
Cosmetics – First Floor
To reserve an appointment, please call (312)642-5900 ext. 2317

January 25 Chantecaille Spa Event
From renowned French beauty expert Sylvie Chantecaille comes the choice of three essential facial treatments. Select from the Flower Facial, the Detox Facial or the
Clarifying Facial and experience the international beauty treatment.
10 am to 5 pm
Cosmetics – First Floor
Reservations are required. Please call (312)642-5900 ext. 2144.

January 29 Laura Mercier Spa
Let the team of skincare experts at Laura Mercier “Winterize Your Skin” with a personalized skin care routine to protect your face during the cold winter months.
You’ll leave with a fresh and cheerful new makeup application to start the new year
Cosmetics – First Floor
For more information and to reserve an appointment, please call (312)642-5900 ext. 2054.

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