Thursday, May 10, 2012

California, and Jewelry Design

     In October, I travelled to beautiful Santa Monica, California.  My induction training was held at the Huntley Hotel, just two blocks off the beach, and near the well known Promenade outdoor shopping area.

     While there, I learned in-depth all about the core values of Pureology and how to effectively facilitate these values and concepts to others.  I was in a small group of nineteen individuals, from all over the country.  Even though we were only together for a short time, we became a family. 

     After completing the Induction Training, we were then given the task to return home, and create a video of ourselves presenting a class using the skills that we were taught.  A decision would then be made if we were what Pureology was looking for.

     While awaiting results from my video application, I started dabbling in jewelry design.  I created some pieces and started showing a few folks here and there.  I incorporated a piece into a photoshoot that we did with a really good friend, and fellow hairstylist, of mine.  ( But this time, she was the model!!)

Model: Aurilla G.
Makeup: Filigree Artistry
Photography/Retouch:  Fels Photo and Retouch

     How fun, right? We did this shoot right before Thanksgiving, 2011.  I had my follow-up phone call about my Pureology video audition from the education manager in NYC on December 13th.  During that phone call, we discussed my video and all the ins and outs that being a PureArtist would entail.  She then offered me the position!  Without hesitation, I agreed and as soon as I hung up the phone, I freaked out like a 13 year old girl at a Justin Bieber concert!

More news to come!

Keeping the Ball Rolling

     Hello again, friends :)  It seems like it has been forever since I have been on here.  In all reality, it has.  I have been quite busy on a multitude of projects that I am SO excited to share with you!  Let's go in chronological order, cool?
     Last fall, I put in my application to become an educator for Pureology, a position I will from here on out refer to as a PureArtist.  That consisted of a 2 page application, along with references and images of work that I have done.  I was then contacted to have a phone interview.  The phone interview was a 45 minute interview based on questions that the educational department had about my application, and questions to see if our brands were really cohesive.  The phone interview went extraordinarily well and I was personally invited to Santa Monica, California at the end of October for what Pureology calls "Induction Traning".  I accepted, and started to make all the arrangements for this adventure!

     In August, I was approached to style the hair for a local clothing designer, Rock and Reconstruct.  We had already collaborated earlier, so this was an easy yes for me.  We were shooting images for the brand's Fall/Winter 2011 collection. Here are the finished looks!

Model: Selma
Makeup: Filigree Artistry
Wardrobe: Rock and Reconstruct
Photography: Fels Photo and Retouch

     I absolutely loved having the opportunity to work with these ladies and these looks were extremely successful for all involved!