PYP Summit- Makeup, Hair & Nails

There are a few of you who used to follow my other blog (now shut down) and know how passionate I am about Crystal Wright and her super hero squad. From the bible she wrote (Hair, Makeup & Fashion Styling Career Guide) to the help she continues to give artists in the beauty industry is it any wonder I am and forever will be a cheerleader for her empowerment of others!!crystalwright

There may be some out there who don’t yet know what the PYP Summit is and for all of you, I’m going to give you a little snippet of what it is, how you can learn more about it and how you can get involved in you own education in the beauty industry. Please understand that whether you’re just starting out, freelancing or working professionally with celebrities, education is of the utmost importance. It keeps us on our toes and ready to keep at our daily grind. Education = Empowerment and being empowered keeps you climbing to new heights.

Having someone that is willing to not only give you the tools you need to get where you would like to be but to also help you along by showing you HOW to use those tools is a blessing. However what Crystal is doing this time around is also bringing opportunity right to you. I’m not talking about a random one time gig, I’m talking about the chance to be signed with an artist agency who can catapult your career into the stratosphere.

I’ll give you a second to re-read that one mo’gain but it’s not going to be any less true. Halo Agency will be at the summit looking to sign a couple more artists. They’re not there just to smile and tell you what you should be putting in your portfolio they are there to see what you’ve got and give you that shot!! Who else could make something like this happen all at the same time?? CRYSTAL WRIGHT!

HaloArtistAgency

Speakers include the inspirational celebrity makeup artist and creator of Glam Kitti (your new must have can’t live without creation btw) Monifa Mortis, as well as Tippi Shorter  of Halo Artist agency and also a celebrity makeup artist. It doesn’t stop there, Jennifer MacDougall, award winning colorist who’s work has appeared in Gucci, Vogue, Cosmo, Vanity Fair, Elle Canada, Home Living, Weight Watchers, Chatelaine, Flair and Marie Claire magazines.

This is a very tiny small portion of who will be there just waiting to pour their knowledge all over you! Click here for more info on the 2015PYPSummit.

So whatever you do, please make time for yourself, and schedule the PYP Freelance Business Summit in New York April 18-20, 2015!

11057288_10152581321990870_7414642896557015077_n

Hair & Make Up Artist CNN Hair & Makeup NY

Guess who’s hiring?!

Turner Broadcasting •New York,NY

Job #237806095

CNN

Just got this job alert. Please note, I did NOT write this ad, I’m simply passing on the info for any of  you who might be looking for work! Apply directly though CNN🙂

Duties: This position would be responsible for airbrush and manual application of makeup to enhance the features of CNN talent and guests in a manner that provides outstanding customer service. In addition, the position will be responsible for completing all hair-styling for clients, including blow-drying, round-brushing, curling, straightening, volumizing, and final styling. Keeping up with specifics for and desires of regular clients, as well as researching the latest techniques, styles, and products, is critical to the position in order to ensure the best on-air look for CNN.

In addition to working in the hair and makeup room, the artist will also visit sets (both on-site and off-site) for application, styling and touch-ups. This position will be responsible for the completion of daily client logs. The artist will be responsible for attending on-going training, both on and off-site. Finally, the position requires weekend work and scheduling flexibility as hours will shift due to changing programming demands.

Qualifications: The successful applicant will ideally have at least three years’ makeup and hairstyling experience and well as airbrushing/HDTV experience. Experienced in dealing with high-profile talent is preferred. Esthetician or cosmetologist license, or certified training from an accredited school/salon, or equivalent required.

Applicant must be willing to become or stay licensed/certified as requested. Applicant must be able to effectively and diplomatically communicate with clients in order to quickly resolve any issues that arise, as well as to provide the best possible customer service. Applicant must possess a friendly and outgoing demeanor. Creativity is a must in both seeking ways to improve service for clients, as well as adapting to changing methods and techniques. Applicant must be capable of maintaining high performance in a high-stress, fast-paced environment.

Successful applicant will be capable of maintaining confidentiality at all times. Computer skills, particularly in Microsoft Outlook required. Proactive work ethic towards constantly improving the hair & makeup room experience for clients is a must.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and its subsidiaries are E-Verify users.

Job Title: Hair & Make Up Artist – CNN – Hair & Makeup NY

Job Category: Other

Job Location: United States – New York – New York

Job Type: Part Time

Requisition #: 145993BR

Updated 03/05/2015

MAKEUP FOREVER ACADEMY- OPEN HOUSE

makeupforeveracademy

Well it’s finally happened. The heaven’s have heard your prayer for more education and they have replied with a beautifully resounding YES. On Wednesday March 18th from 6-9 pm at the Makeup Forever Academy will hold an open house at 552 Broadway, New York, NY 10012.

dany---ny-academy-main_0

You don’t have to already have skills to attend this school they will take the passion you have for learning the art of makeup and mold it into a full on artistic safe just bursting with talent. What’s so great about this school is that it teaches at EVERY level. No more searching for where an already working artist can go to sharpen their skills or learn new skills, gone are the days where you would only attend classes if you didn’t have a clue.

The Makeup Forever Academy welcomes all and their class schedules are so accommodating that just about everyone can attend if they’ve got their mind made up.

Dany_Sanz_538X300

Spaces are limited so make sure that you don’t miss out on this amazing jump start or continuing education in the magical world that is makeup artistry!

RSVP to academy@makeupforeverusa.com

IBS New York

wp_ss_20150307_0010

International Beauty Show is on it’s way to a convention center near you!

C__Data_Users_DefApps_AppData_INTERNETEXPLORER_Temp_Saved Images_ibsny_gallery_8

wp_ss_20150307_0008That’s exactly right, for those of you beauty professionals who are hell bent on making it in the industry, building your careers and your income,  You will learn from artists from around the world as they provide tips and tricks you can put in your tool belt for future use on your clients. You’ll get in-booth education from the masters in the industry that will help your income soar!! Of course we can’t forget the fact that hundreds of suppliers offer super special show pricing (read cheap and bulk buyable) on THOUSANDS of products and tools. I’ll pause to give you a chance to compose yourself…. It’s ok I’ll wait…. You good? Ok, lets proceed😉

wp_ss_20150307_0001  wp_ss_20150307_0006I’m sure by now you’re wondering what the price for this little gem will be. If you buy your ticket Mar 8- Mar 10 it’s just $95.00. Now if you’re anything like me you’re thinking to yourself “whyyyyy would I only go for one day when I could go for longer??” so pricing for more days in heaven are as follows:

C__Data_Users_DefApps_AppData_INTERNETEXPLORER_Temp_Saved Images_ibsny_gallery_18

Two Days:    $170 (Jan 6-Mar 7)                           $190 (at the show)

Three Days: $255 (Jan 6- Mar 7)                          $285 (at the Show)

This is not all they’re offering, you have the option of not just attending but you can also attend the HANDS ON WORKSHOP!! Yep, you can get in there and practice what you’re being taught. I learn by doing so this is some kind of special to be able to roll your sleeves up and DO as wp_ss_20150307_0009opposed to watching.. This is definitely on my “Big Deal Alert”, cuz it’s kind of a big deal. Pricing for your HANDS ON WORKSHOP is $250/$265/$290 again depending on when you buy your ticket. Are you seeing the savings here?

How ‘bout as though that wasn’t enough, you can also attend a MASTER CLASS where you will be able to hone your skills and gain insight and tricks for you to bring back to your salon/business. Master classes are $250/$265/$290 depending on the dates you buy your tickets.

wp_ss_20150307_0002wp_ss_20150307_0004wp_ss_20150307_0003

Please note, her highness, the one and only Eve Pearl will be at the show! Could you just DIE?!

Registering is easy as 123 or in this case 1-877-6938 or you can email them ibsny@xpressreg.net.

C__Data_Users_DefApps_AppData_INTERNETEXPLORER_Temp_Saved Images_ibsny_gallery_4

Keeping it Simple

In a world where everything needs to have been done yesterday, adjusted last week and perfected since it’s inception it can be hard on a bride to slow down and “keep things simple” when planning her big day. Sometimes, with as many check lists as one may have, ideas pinned on Pinterest, samples of everything you’ve ever dreamed of tucked neatly away in your wedding binder, you can become overwhelmed and unwittingly turn into a bridezilla. What most people don’t understand is that you are not only planning a celebration of love for you and your significant other, you are also planning a “show” for your guests. Some may not want to think of it as a show but what other kind of production takes as much planning as a movie? The answer is none. A wedding is as big a production as there is next to Hollywood.

I’m not a wedding planner and I’m not a Zen-ologist (it is now a word, you’re welcome) but I am a mom and a makeup artist and organization is part of just about everything one can do in life. The trick is keeping your wits about you so that others can’t get into your head and turn you into something you’re not. In an effort to keep your day one of joy, laughter and feeling like your flying with the love of your life, lets take some time to help you focus. What if there was one thing that can catch the other shoe if/when it drops? What if you didn’t have to worry about vendors cancelling, losing deposits, etc… Well you don’t. Why? Wedding insurance!!

untitled

Seems kind of silly to think that some people might not know what this is but on the other hand, who would think to insure their wedding?! Wedding insurance, is just that. It’s an insurance that you can purchase to cover you in the event that something goes drastically wrong with say your honeymoon plans, fire, vendors who don’t follow through, stolen gifts etc.

So with these horrible things in mind (sorry ladies) there is an option that can leave your mind at ease, wedding insurance. This type of insurance prices vary and can cost anywhere from $150 to about $500 (give or take). Now if you’re vendors have insurance, just ask for a copy of it and you won’t have to worry about overlapping the coverage.

You’re going to want to get the insurance as soon as you can. This way you will be covered from the planning on out in case you lose your venue for whatever reason or something horrible like that so that you can get your deposit back.

Just think, one less thing to worry about can actually turn into multiple things not to worry about.

Wedding Show February 22nd, 2015!!!

60stateflyer

Well folks, I’ve tweeted, Facebooked, Instagrammed, Linkedin’ed it, and finally blogging it. For all of you brides out there or friends of brides, you’re not going to want to miss the show on Sunday February 22nd at SIXTY STATE PLACE in Albany, NY. This show is from 12-4 and will offer enough vendors to provide you with one stop shopping for your big wedding day.

So whether you’re recently engaged or have been planning for a while, DON’T MISS THIS SHOW! Come see me at TABLE W and take advantage of an EXCLUSIVE to Sixty State Place deal for my brides. Come ready to have fun and forget about the cold air whistling outside.

Those of you that know of my business (transitioning from Glowing Faces to Cristina Rivera Beauty) know about my mobile makeup artistry services. Airbrushing on site?! MimosaWhat could be better than that! You can literally stay in your pj’s and slippers, sipping mimosas while having your makeup airbrushed on by a professional wedding makeup specialist. Trust me, you’re not going to want to miss what I have in store for you lovely ladies😉

behindthescenes

You’ll receive luxury treatment from the moment you get there with valet parking. Check your coat and grab your “passport”. Stop at every vendor table and get your passport signed to be entered to win some amaaaazing prizes.

Here’s what they’ve got in store for you:

A 50% wedding venue rental at Sixty State Place

2 Night Stay at Lake Placid Courtyard by Marriott (dates are on the GC)

Let’s get this all straight, we’ve got valet parking, vendors GALORE, a chance to win some amazing prizes and FUN!! Tickets are already on sale at just $5.00 at Eventbright.com . It really is a steal. Bring your wedding planning notebooks, a pen, and a “lets do this” attitude! Just think, you could go home with everything you need for your wedding day besides your groom🙂

Hope to see you all there🙂

 1001893_410993495676176_92410310_n

Sixty State Place

60 State St.

Albany, NY 12205

Product Review- “Whish” Body Butter

WhishSet

So I received this body butter in the mail and I gotta admit I was overjoyed. I absolutely LOVE body butter!! Unreasonably so actually. It’s called “Whish” and I absolutely love their shave cream so I couldn’t wait to use this little goodie. The name alone sounds like it’s fresh and light “whishhhh” like a warm summer breeze.

Whish

After using it for a few weeks I thought I’d let you all know what I think just in case you were in search of a good body butter or simple gift to give yourself or someone else.

Scented lightly with lavender (one of my fav’s) it doesn’t over power my perfume but definitely doesn’t go un-noticed and felt less like butter and more like a thicker lotion. NOT to be confused with a cream either however. It was kind of in between. It goes on smoothly and absorbs rather quickly without leaving a greasy trail once it’s soaked in. The softness last pretty much until your next hand washing and that’s saying a lot since I use hand sanitizer all day long.

I wouldn’t say that I was disappointed with this product just simply had a completely different idea of what it was going to be prior to using it. I’m used to thick shea butter like body butter or at the very least, the consistency of the body creams from bath and body works. Still, this hard working, sweet smelling gem is def one I want at my desk always. whishbodybuttersingle