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eye shadow
Vivid pigments aren’t anything new; it’s inventive applications that are truly changing the beauty landscape. Sky Liner Practice makes perfect when creating precise straight lines and sharp points, according to makeup artist Daniel Avilan. “I just would draw lines over and over and over again until it came naturally,” he says.Eyes: MAC Chromaline...
Eye lashes
Before you let clients point the finger and blame you for poor retention, first take a look at some culprits on their end. Here, Stefani Altieri, master lash educator and medical esthetician for The Lash Shop and StellaLash Academy, shares what factors could be to blame—and how to address them.1) Touching Lashes Often: Fingers’ natural oils...
Kelley Delmonico, NovaLash CEO Sophy Merszei and Sarah-Anne Barham
An exciting night was had by all on February 7, 2017, when lash artists near and far converged at the Hotel Derek in Houston to crown the NovaLash 2017 LASHoff Lash Artist of the Year, U.K.’s Sarah-Anne Barham of Sarah-Anne’s Beauty, and Fans’ Choice Winner, Kelley Delmonico of New Reflections in Plymouth, Minnesota.RELATED: Gentle Cosmetic...
To take care of your clients, you must first take care of yourself. Here’s how to prevent some of the most common health concerns among lash and brow techs.As a beauty professional, you spend countless hours taking care of your clients. But because the work of a lash and brow technician can place stress on both body and mind, it’s equally...
Lips as rayless as midnight: It seems a dark dream for beauty—one with few legs in the real world. And yet, slowly but surely, those with a major makeup obsession are brandishing pouts painted in pitch-dark pigments. Not surprisingly, the movement is gaining momentum thanks to catwalk artistry; backstage at Marc Jacobs’ Fall/Winter show, makeup...
As we usher in another year, conversations naturally turn to the subject of New Year’s resolutions. Because all eyes are on future intentions, now’s the perfect time to inspire clients to make 2017 their year for healthier natural lashes and brows. By simply adding a gentle lash and/ or brow conditioner to their after-care routines, clients can...
Jane Iredale
For more than two decades, mineral makeup pioneer Jane Iredale has been delivering skin-friendly cosmetics to discerning consumers.Afer years spent working as a New York–based casting director and producer, Jane Iredale came down with a wicked case of showbiz burnout. Contemplating a career change, Iredale’s thoughts naturally turned to beauty and...
In the service industry the motto “the customer is always right” proves to be the best business practice most of the time but, when it comes to lashing, clients shouldn’t always get the upper hand. “Letting clients dictate lengths and thicknesses is absurd and can backfire on the lash artist,” warns Lynn La Palermo, master lash stylist, trainer...
Brow waxing
No matter how deft you are with brow shaping, you need to follow a few hard and fast rules to keep your service as safe as can be. Here, Malynda “Boom Boom” Vigliotti, owner of Boom Boom Brow Bar in New York City, shares her top five tips for risk-free brow waxing.1) Get the skinny on their skin: “Ask every guest if they’re using retinol, Accutane...