it has been such a busy year for me and finding out what is next!
this week and next week i am at the pop up business school in Croydon... it has really made me realise that i need to streamline my business... you know that saying jack of all trades master of none.
i have really been stretching myself this year trying to really do a lot and really have just realised even though that its great to have a broader knowledge of my industry i really need to focus on 1 section to master it.
the most basic thought of this is to do the hairdressing as i have been doing it for 9 years now, and i do really love it, the rest of the services i offer will be reduced or completely removed.
I will still have equipment in Gel Polish, Make Up, Photography. but will not be promoting these services as much and will be using them to enhance the hairdressing services i provide.
OPI services will be offered in conjunction with hair colouring services.
Make Up and photography will be used to create really professional looking pictures for my website and Facebook pages.
Face-painting will become more of a hobbies
i am really looking forward to taking it back to the basics and doing what i love for the people who want it :)
ALCONE has been in the professional cosmetics industry in New York since 1952 and is the go-to store for almost every Broadway show and New York-based production, as well as the place professional makeup artists all over the country buy supplies for their pro makeup kits.
The Malardi family (owners of Alcone Co) recognized that professional makeup artists did not have a way to retail the pro makeup they used and loved to their clients, so in 2013, "Alcone at Home" was launched as a way makeup artists and enthusiasts alike could sell professional makeup to women across the US. The line consisted of some of the best selling products from the Alcone Co store, rebranded under one unbrella. Yes, the thing that makes this product line so unique is that it is comprised of SEVERAL different pro makeup brands and manufacturers. It is literally the best of the best makeup out there!
In addition to makeup, our CEO Michele Mallardi Gay wanted to create a skin care line that was completely free of harmful chemicals. Michele was very passionate about keeping harsh chemicals out of skin care, which is absorbed into the bloodstream within seconds. She partnered with a chemist who sources the best ingredients nature has to offer from sustainable farms all over the world, and the Limelight by Alcone skin care line was created.
In 2015, Alcone at Home became Limelight by Alcone, and two short years later, Limelight partnered with L'Occitane International to take the Limelight brand GLOBAL. Having to rebrand to Limelife by Alcone our international expansion begun in March 2018 with our launch in Canada and now Limelife have finally Launched in the UK!!
In late november i went on a course with Wella on darkening and bayalage,
it was very enlightening on different techniques on application, and products used and i learnt ao much :-)
its so nice to be up in london on training courses learning alot that i can bring bavk to my clients to give them the best possible services :-)
My most recent trainkng day course was the OPI course Blow Ltd sent me on to use with my brand new OPI Pro spa and Gel kit :-)
We spent the morning learning about the producta all the ingredients and how to properly use them, after lunch we worked in pairs and we trained in luxury signiture Manicure and Pedicures with a lovely hand and foot massage thrown in there ... oh it was nice to be on the receiving end!
And also OPI Gel Manicure and Pedicure we had to do french and red polish to be checked over to make sure it was up to their standerds :-)
(We also have a play around with their brand new Chrome kits on pallettes at the end which was absolutley great aswell :-)
As soon as I got home I applied the gels onto myself and they just feel brilliant!!
The amount of technology that goes into products is crazy! And you don't realise it until you go on courses like these and find out :-)
I found a product that is like olaplex but for the nails!! And strong products to fight thin brittle nails and to make them strong but still have a great manicure!! It's wonderful!
We even got a little pin badge to show we are OPI Pro :-) that was nice!!
Image from Olplex website*
HAIR COLOURING MAY NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN
Different and better
OLAPLEX™: “One ingredient changes everything”
New and revolutionary, OLAPLEX™ is an upgrade service for hair colouring. Dean Christal from America is the man who made it all happen. He is persistent and audacious. It was designed by scientists Dr Eric Pressly PHD in Materials and Dr Craig Hawker PHD in Chemistry. With outside eyes and innovation: They both came from outside the world of cosmetic science.
OLAPLEX™ is a single active ingredient, designed to reconnect the disulphide sulfur bonds broken by the process of permanent hair coloring and lightening. OLAPLEX™ is free of silicones, oils, aldehydes and parabens.
‘Garage Grown’ in the Californian technology tradition. The team knew what they wanted and after hours of preparation and mixing, Dean sought the opinion and test results of industry experts and hairdressing’s top colourists. They and their celebrity clients sent the message across the world. Colour, strength and shine; it works.
The American scene, OLAPLEX.com Recognition: Consumer magazine award: Allure magazine 2014 Best of Beauty Breakthrough award for hair. Trade magazine and online informative stories one after the other.
December 2014 OLAPLEX™ was launched right across America.
In Great Britain, the launch is down to Leslie Spears of Star Qualities Limited – the man that brought 365 Day Hairdressing, Paul Mitchell and Moroccanoil to market.
Leslie said:“OLAPLEX™ is all about passion, quality and sharing. As a salon owner, I believe that the people in this country who set the top standards for hairdressing are the Top Salons and Top Stylists in each town. It is their passion and commitment that should be rewarded.”
SOOOO.... as you all know I have been giving my business a facelift!! just in time to start my new journey of doing Make Up!! I have new lights, shelves, mag rack, certificate frames... just to make it all look great and more practical for me... I can say I am really happy with how its all turning out!! and I have 2 weeks till I get to venture on my new journey doing make up!! .... I am counting 2 weeks because that's when Maelle is launching and I get sent the kit!! WOOOOO
And then 2 weeks after that I go on a 3 day Make Up course at the London School of Make UP!! (even though I am qualified in make up Its better to actually go on a course specified to make up rather then a beauty course with make up in it) I actually cant believe I am doing all this!
Also I haven't told a massive amount of people but I am now Coltsford Mills new supplier for Hair and Make UP!!! so starting early next year they will be recommending me to the people that are going to get wed there!! YAY a lot more weddings on the card for me!!
I am also broadening my horizons by having booking in wedding fayres in the next couple of months to get my foot in the door at other venues!!
So here is actually what I need from all my clients..... I need to do at least 1 make up every single day! whether its going out make up / day make up/ event make up.... with every hair cut/colour/ style I am going to offer for me to do your make up for free of course... this will be until the end of the year so all them Christmas parties, work do, school fate, evenings out I want and need you ALL to help me qualify and gain enough experience so I have the confidence to go out there and do someones make up for the most important day of their life...
Also you will get to try Maelle make up before most other people as the company will have just launched!!!! so how great is that!!! Win WIn
BUT ITS NOT FOR LONG...JUST UNTILL NEW YEAR THEN I WILL BE CHARGING FOR MY SERVICES.
but I cant wait and im sooooo excited!!!
Routine haircuts are a constant when it comes to healthy haircare. You know the drill, haircuts every few months to chop off split ends and a beauty routine to keep your mane on point in between salon visits. For those with healthy hair, the cut is about maintenance, for those with compromised hair, the cut is about getting the hair to a healthier state. But what they both have in common is the desire to have the healthiest hair possible– something we can allrelate to.
How many times have you avoided cutting off an extra inch or two to save some length and steer clear of the dreaded “grow out phase”? Same. Which is why Olaplex is not just a popular add on for color– it’s so much more.
Now with Olaplex, I am able to cut hair and rebuild broken disulfide bonds simultaneously. Haircuts with Olaplex growing in popularity for clients of all hair types– from compromised to straight, virgin to curly. Everyone can benefit from healthier hair!
This “mini-treatment” in no way replaces the Olaplex Stand Alone treatment (which includes No. 1 and No. 2). Rather, it’s a fabulous way to experience a treatment on-the-go or an opportunity to be introduced to the product– with only a few minutes added onto the service. Whether you’re a client on the journey to healthier hair or keeping your hair in tip top condition to get the best out of your colour and style.
To Introduce Gel Nails to Flix Hair and Beauty.
I know many of my clients that have gel nails so I have decided to take a course in them so I can do them while your colour is developing and also they will be nice and easy to do when my baby boy comes as they do not take long!!
I will be taking bookings from 22/1/2015 for the Gel Nails at my home only as I will have even more equipment that will be hard for me to carry around being heavily pregnant!!
As a starter promotion I will be charging £20 for regular Gel Polish
and £25 for Gel Extensions for 2 weeks.
on the 4th February the prices will go up to £25 for Gel Polish and £30 for Extensions.
so if you follow the link this will take you to 2 woman who love to do hair up and show it to you!!
absolutely great if you need something quick and easy to do!!
take a look at both of their pages as they have different tips and tricks :)
I just think this is an absolutely brilliant range that I have been using for the last few weeks and will definatly not stop using!! it leaves the hair feeling soft and nourished and the keratin infills leaves it feeling soft and sleek.
really good for those who have quite unruly or dry damadged hair!!!