Dear Colleagues, Clients, Family and Friends,
As you may know I have been in the wedding and beauty business for over twenty five years. I’ve worked in various capacities over the years including bridal, salon and commercial styling.
I wanted to go on record and let all friends and colleagues know the truth simultaneously. Former staff began to spread rumors and fabricated apocryphal stories that implied alleged activities by me that NEVER existed. These false rumors caused several additional employees of Make Me Fabulous to “walk out” without notice one week before bridal season 2018. Leaving 50 brides abandoned, negatively impacting them and my business. All those affected were notified immediately and placed with new beauty vendors personally by me or their deposits were returned. These staff members that I considered family and provided years of training and support to, grossly exaggerated my involvement in a story making national news, and promised unsustainable higher commissions to solicit trained staff and clients away to build a competing business that had been in the works for months.
I never saw, witnessed, experienced or took part in anything nefarious in relation to any clients or affiliated vendors, I serviced EVER! I have been nothing but a dedicated wife, mother, and business owner for over 25 years.
I am determined to not let these events spoil my long standing career and livelihood in the beauty business. Loyal employees, customers and colleagues have been extremely supportive throughout this ordeal and I’d like to personally thank all of you from the bottom of my heart. Because of your support I will survive this and come out better for it. I will continue on, as always, to work hard, do good and make the world a more beautiful place!
Instead of dwelling on wrongful accusations and hateful attacks to myself, family, children, marriage, reputation, and business, I’ve launched my own line of cosmetics called Alayne Curtiss Bridal Beauty. A percentage of the proceeds will go to a fund called “Project GRL” which provides guidance, respect and love to girls and women suffering from sexual abuse and sex trafficking. My newly launched products will be all of my favorites to create the “perfect face” as I have been inspired to do for more than 25 years. Watch for a launch party and lots of samples coming soon!
I have also created a new website at alaynecurtiss.com which will feature my years of beautiful brides, and also sell our product online. My remaining team and I have refocused our efforts here at our 30 Lake Avenue location. We have expanded our curly hair education and services, massage, aesthetics and blow-dry bar services. We are hiring and training new staff members and are developing a new onboarding training program and employment agreements for new hires. We currently have 10+ trained staff and independent contractors on board. I assure you that my commitment to the beauty industry is as solid as ever. I appreciate your loyal support and look forward to many more years of working with you.
Owner, Make Me Fabulous