Archive for May, 2011

SWEPNY, Diamond Status and Where’s Jess

Only 1 month since our last blog post and already so much to tell!

First off about a year ago, I received a call from some of the industry’s top wedding professionals.  They were starting up a new non- profit organization of  the Best of the Best wedding  and event professionals committed to excellence and ethical standards in Upstate New York.  Well they not only wanted me to join, but also sit on the Board to help formulate the standards for all the hair and makeup professionals and help create the by-laws and social gatherings of the group. It was a daunting task that has taken us hundreds of hours especially by founding members Anthony Commisso of Tuxego in Latham, John Dabiere of VideoCraft and Micheal Gallitelli of Metroland Photo.

Well we voted to call the group “The Society of Wedding and Event Professionals of NY” or SWEPNY.  WWW.SWEPNY.ORG



The founding board of SWEPNY.ORG  at launch at  Experience, Schenectady, NY

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Well, not sure if you knew, but Angela, our senior stylist, is also a Northeast Color Educator For Schwartzkopf, our color line.  Well she was informed that Make Me Fabulous, has received Diamond Salon Status! What does that mean.  Well we do ALOT of color services and are committed to knowing our color line through practice, training, and education. PRETTY COOL.  All of us at MMF have access to a color educator everyday right in our salon and if you have never met Angela and would like to… you had better call  soon, because it now takes about 3 weeks just to get in with her!

Some of you have been asking…where is that perky voice of Jessica???  After doing every job imaginable and being the perky voice at the other end of the phone for two years.  We finally convinced her to get her beauty license.  She is almost halfway through and you will see her assisting on weddings as well as in the shop. In fact she is doing so well at the Paul Mitchell School in Schenectady, they recently awarded her by sending her on a trip to California to train with the top beauty professionals for Paul Mitchell for 4 days!  But we already knew she was fabulous.  She recently did a makeup application for an upcoming bride and the bride began to cry.  Jessica said, “ What’s wrong.”  The bride replied, “I Love It!”

So who are all the new faces at MMF : 

Sweet and soft-spoken, Kristin, is manning the phones.  A former employee of State Farm and MMF bride herself, she is highly skilled and knows the MMF bridal planning process first hand .  She has tons of hair and has had almost every service we offer as well!

Emily- Former counter manager of Clinique at Boscovs in Clifton Park for 6 years and recent beauty school graduate.  She has the strong Clinique roots that Suzan and I had and a sweet kind spirit.  Another must to work for MMF too! She is super talented and eager to jump in to help in any way she can!  Her brow waxes, blow outs and makeup applications are stunning already! Emily also adores doing facials.

Vicki – Has 13 years experience, and comes from one of the best salons in Latham.  Our friends at Changes.  She resides here in Ballston Spa, so not having to travel down the northway made sense if she could work some where fabulous like MMF.  She is with us full- time and does hair, makeup and waxing.

So if you can’t get an appointment anytime soon with myself or Angela.  Give Amy, Vicki or Emily a call 885-2929.


What’s new from Bumble: 


  • Clear the way for shine: Sunflower-powered cleansing helps dissolve dulling residue and preserve natural oils to let hair positively sparkle.
  • NEW high-shine glossing mist delivers all-day gleam, controls flyaways and creates excellent separation and dimension without leaving hair greasy or weighed down.

Who: Those who crave shine.

                                                                When: Anytime after styling, to shine on (and on…)

How: For high shine and flyaway control, mist directly onto dry, styled hair. For separation, spray in palms and detail with  fingertips. Layer over any product. Use sparingly.

  • Butylene Glycol – restores moisture to damaged areas
  • Linoleic Acid, Cholesterol and Ceramide III –  restores hair’s natural protective layer 

  • Gives hair that elusive, undone-yet-done quality, with a hint of grit, hold and a tousled, shine-free finish.

Who: Anyone. All it takes is the right attitude and application.

When: Anytime (as long as hair is damp).

How: Work through damp hair (a must). Start with a small amount and build. Let sit a minute, then loosen and ruffle, freehand. Apply at roots for extra lift. Use a diffuser for more volume all over.


And New From Bare Minerals


Long wearing Lip color from BE is here!   These feel so creamy and cushion-y on the lips that it’s unbelievable…and the shine! It’s not quite patent-leather shine, but it is a high shine finish. The applicator, it’s a flexible paddle that allows you to apply Pretty Amazingwith precision. The tip is just thin enough to allow you to line your lips with it as well. I don’t detect any fragrance or flavor, so this should be a good fit for just about anyone. bareMinerals really outdid themselves this time! $16

 For a perfect Pink Nude lip, Try Free Will with Dani Buxom. 


  • High-impact color & insatiable shine
  • Luxe creamy texture for a luscious glaze
  • Precision applicator sculpts & accentuates every curve of lips