Alexa’s Makeup Must Haves!

Hi All!  I know so many of you have asked me about my “favs” so I created a Pinterest board with all of my must haves for makeup, hair, and organizing.  Its right below!

Unleash4pageIf you are a fellow makeup hound, and really want to learn how to perfect your own makeup, then you might find out upcoming workshop on Feb. 21st the answer of all answers!  To find out more & book your seat, head over to our Workshop Page!

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Makeup Must Haves

Feb. 21 GlamMe Workshop! The art of “Mastering My Makeup”

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Having a hard time getting that liner perfect?

Not sure how to find the right color foundation?

Where is the “Crease” and how do I make it even?

I can’t do that “Wing” thing?

Contouring!  Make My Nose Thinner!

Unleash4pageIf you have question similar to the above, than you might find our Feb. 21st “Unleash” GlamMe Workshop the answer of all answers! This isn’t a lecture, this is a “get your hands dirty” Makeup Adventure!  It’s my goal to tie every morsel of knowledge into your long term memory– and the only way to do that is by letting you “experience” everything.

“We sit around a table filled with Makeup & Mirrors.  I walk you through an entire Look step-by-step, where I first Demonstrate a technique on myself in a mirror and then guide the group as they recreate the same step on themselves!  People remember 20% of what they hear and 90% of what they do–So with this Workshop, I know they will leave the Glam Factory Doors both glamorous and fully capable of recreating that same look over and over again with endless variations of intensity and color…

–Alexa Prisco

Who is this workshop for?

This is the workshop for those who wish to Unleash their Inner Glamazon, but don’t quite have the techniques to do so!  You don’t quite know how to use your brushes, you’re unsure of which colors go together– and you are dying to know how to do a Smokey Eye!

 

for-Instagram-UNLEASHWhat Will We Learn?

This workshop starts in an interactive classroom setting focused on building your overall understanding of makeup.  Through several hands on activities, students will learn how to identify the characteristics of any product—allowing them to make informed choices when either putting on or buying makeup!  We then move into “product talk” (a “show and tell” of sorts) where everyone gets to talk about their own personal “must haves” and the why behind them–it goes without saying that Alexa will be sharing her coveted list of “must haves”.  The education portion finishes with a few activities designed to build both an understanding of brushes and how to use them!

What Kind Of Look Will We Do?

The real fun is moving into the “Lab” portion of the day.  The students sit around a table filled with makeup and mirrors, learninga comprehensive Signature Smokey Eyed look.  This look is something we call a “Skeleton Look”—essentially a framework or springboard for endless variations of intensities and colors. This lab is taught via “step and repeat” instruction, where Alexa first demonstrates a step on herself and then guides students as they recreate that very step on themselves.  Students will be given a “demo outline” where they are able to write down the products and techniques for each step, ultimately providing them with an entire road map to recreate the look again and again.

How do I book my seat?

To secure your seat, simply head over to http://www.theglamfairy.com/classes-group.html

You can purchase your seat on our website OR email us at intel@theglamfairy.com for a direct invoice.

We just have a few seats left!  Book now while they are still available!

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NJ Makeup School: The Glam Academy– Spring Packages (weekend exclusive)

From now until Sunday March 23rd you can get exclusive savings on The Glam Academy:

Save $200 on Basic

Save $300 on Basic & Senior

Save 10% on any package 100 hours & up: (Basic, Senior, & Masters)

Here is a preview of some of my favorite portfolio images from our most recent Semesters students!

The Glam Academy was literally an idea I had.  I wondered why so many people wouldn’t tell “every” secret when they gave a demonstration on a particular look.  I wondered why there was no place when I started my business that could explain to me all the things that I spent years learning the hard way.  My only goal is to create a place where creative, passionate people with an interest in makeup can not only grow as artists, putting to good use all of their talents (even those outside of makeup), but also a place where I can make people understand that the road doesn’t end at a makeup counter.  They have the ability to be their own boss, pave their own road, and never stop learning or growing as an artist.  The only reason I know this program is a success is because of the immediate results I see in my students when they leave the program.  Students that within months have bustling business’s booked for months out.  It goes without saying that this is all dependent on the individual drive and passion of the student.  However, even with that in mind, I find it amazing just how passionate all of my students are.  Every update I have from Instagram is a testament to the transformative power of this program.  Every post I see from a past student simply demonstrates that your wildest dream can be a very possible reality.

For more information on The Glam Academy please visit our website:

Here you will find course descriptions, dates, certification information, among other details about the program.http://theglamfairy.com/glam-academy-overview.html

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Glam Academy Semester 6 Presents: 60’s Italian Vogue

This photoshoot was inspired by 1960's Italian Vogue and each student was not only responsible for the makeup-- but the entire vision.  Bravo Semester 5!

The Glam Academy has been more of a success than ever!  Semester after semester our students within months of graduating the program have flourished into full grown businesses– some booked out solid for two years.  One of our recent graduates was covered in an article by CNN doing makeup for fashion week!

The design of the program is unlike any other.  We help you identify those things about yourself that you don’t realize are specific to your own wealth of knowledge.  Meaning I grew up in a highly artistic environment– so the language of Jazz, artistic terminology, the way I observe shadow and light is something that is just normal to me.  And something I didn’t necessarily realize other people may not know.

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Discovering the things that you don’t realize you are passionate about and fusing that to your artistry allows you to create a brand and line of services that no one else has.

The Glam Academy builds you as an artist by allowing you to see the world of makeup through an artistic lens and breaks the “yes’s” and “no’s” we allow to mold our perception of makeup artistry.  Fusing that with those signature things about “you” that make you different from the rest of the world– we help you hone in on an untouched brand and market.  As quickly as your artistry develops so to does your business– essentially we fuse both the artist and the entrepreneur.  We identify your goals and show you just how much further you can go.

The student that leaves the program is not someone that has left a 90 hour program but an individual that has changed their course in life.  A person that has worked not only on Academy days, but on the days between working on independent assignments that build your artistry and understanding of business.

The entire year of Academy dates has been released.  We have a variety of schedules designed to fit anyone’s availability.  With 60% of our students out of state our “Intensive” program is identical to the Glam Academy in curriculum but is in two back to back weeks.

We have also recently release our Masters program which is exclusive to graduates of the Glam Academy.  This program advances and perfects your artistry and comes with a complimentary internship/ externship where the student is able to gain field experience by assisting at a variety of levels– observing, assisting, and actually doing makeup on clients. This creates a cushion and provides the students with actual experiences only further preparing them for their own business.

To learn more about the program, please visit the Glam Academy section of our website– http://theglamfairy.com/glam-academy-overview.html

Our 2013 pricing is being extended to March 13th so book your seat now to lock in this rate! 

To reserve your seat in any of our upcoming Semester’s, please visit http://theglamfairy.com/glam–academy-dates.html

To book your seat please either fill out a contact form on our contact page or email us directly at info@theglamfairy.com.  Seats are limited so reserve your seat now!  We have payment plans available.

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7 AM Enfant 212 Evolution Giveaway!

To all my Glammy Mommies!

Winter is hands down my favorite time of year!  And not only because my Edward Cullen skin gets to take a rest from the relentless UV rays, but also because it’s down time for makeup artists.  Its the time of year when business tends to slow down and as a glorious result I get to spend time doing the things I wish I had more time for during the rest of the year.

When I think of happiness I think of Winter.  For me it all of these wonderful small moments that I crave in the summer months.  It means making chilli for my husband and watching him splurge with a refill or two.  It means sitting on the couch with a cozy fleece blanket while McKayla plays with all of her Christmas goodies and Mommy and Daddy do a Netflix marathon of “that show” you never had time to watch.  It means indulging the DIY side of myself and saying “Yes I can use the George Forman Grille to make some grill lines in this construction paper for my handmade flower.”  It means that I get to indulge and enjoy the things that seem few and far between when things get busier.

Last winter Danny (“DH” to all you cornballs out there) and I went to Woodbury Commons for a day trip.  It was blistering cold and with a new baby most might think such a venture would be for the criminally insane.  But not us– because we had the “Le Sac Igloo” from 7am Enfant to keep our little Mikki beyond warm and cozy.  For us– going from store to store in 4 mile landscape of outdoor outlet shopping was a bit of a freezing venture.  But McKayla’s facial expressions leant the impression that she was in an entirely different climate.  And for parents– that is nothing short of an incredible testament to the product itself and the way it can change what you can and can not do.  Basically– if a product has the ability to transform your schedule, then in essence, it can change your life!

So as the months turned into a year and now McKayla is over 14 months old and double in length I couldn’t let one of our family adventures be without the absolute insulating warmth of a 7am product.  And this year its the 212 evolution.  This product is hands down the most versatile, warm, bunting solution for your little one.  And the fact that its extendable makes this little cocoon of fleece and micro down a product that is both relevant and usable for years to come– which is quite frankly a breath of fresh air in a world of baby trinkets that have a shelf life shorter than a loaf of bread.

So down to the nitty gritty.

Here is how the Giveaway works!  Can you just go to 7amenfant.com and 2nd day this bad boy because you simply cannot go another day seen in public with 7 blankets, 5 hats, a snow suit, and three mittens on your baby?  Absolutely.  But you can also let the rest of us get a little chuckle with a picture of your DIY baby bunting solution!  If your picture rises above the rest– you can win not only 212evolution bunting bag in the color and size of your choice, but matching Warm-Muffs!  Warm-muffs are basically these incredibly warm glove/ arm warming solution that attach to the stroller!

So this is precisely what you need to do:

1. Like the 7am Enfant Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/7AMENFANT

2. Like My Facebook Fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/officialglamfairy

3. Share the word of #7amenfant with your friends and family!

4. Follow on Instagram @7amenfant @alexaprisco

In all of the above please share a picture of precisely why you need this incredible product– by showing us a picture of how YOU keep your baby warm in the winter.  

Make sure to hashtag #SOSmybabyneeds7amenfant!

Stay fabulous all my Glammy Mommies!

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Give the Gift of Glam!

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An experience can’t be wrapped. And while there is something beyond magical about opening a new handbag or gloves– the excitation in the moment is just that– momentary.  We offer gift certificates for a range of services designed to create an experience!  From special occasion makeup to a Glammy Puss Photoshoot, to the gift of The Glam Academy– dropping your loved one at The Glam Factory for a day of Glam filled fun with Alexa is something that will truly never be forgotten.

Special Occasion Makeup: Give you loved one a special occasion makeup application where they can come to The Glam Factory and get just makeup or makeup and hair for a night on the town!

Private Makeup Lesson: Let your loved one put that perfectly organized makeup collection to good use!  A private makeup lesson is offered at two levels:

Categories of Students:

  • “Glam-me” the girl that wants to learn how to perfect her own daily routine or master the smokey eye!
  • “MUA” (MakeUp Artist) this is the lesson is tailored to where the artist is and where they want to be– with a fusion of education designed to change the filter through which the individual understands makeup and a hands on lab where the student works on a model to perfect these skill sets– this is a gift that truly keeps on giving.

2-3 hour Private Lesson–

    • For the “Glam-me” these lessons are a combination of education and hands on activities.  With two mirrors and a table filled with makeup– the student and Alexa sit across from each other, face to face, where the student actually “mirrors” each step of whatever look the want to achieve (smokey, every day, natural etc.) until a full perfected face is applied.
    • For the “MUA” these lessons are tailored to the students artistic needs.  Using there strengths and weakness’s as a framework for the Itinerary– we develop looks designed to strengthen those techniques that need work.  With a lab where the student works on a model creating a comprehensive look that tests and perfects a variety of techniques– any artist at any level will leave with a new sense of confidence in their artistry.

Multiple Private Lessons:

We have packages available to those who crave more than just one lesson:

    • 2– two hour private lessons
    • 2– three hour private lessons

For more info on Private lessons please visit our Classes section: http://theglamfairy.com/classes-overview.html

Crash Courses: The crash course is offered to makeup artist’s that would like to spend anywhere from 6-10 hours with Alexa privately. During this time we will focus on where the artist is currently and the corresponding skill sets that will develop their technique, building true confidence in their ability to create a comprehensive look.

The Crash Course is the perfect outlet for either the aspiring makeup artist, or the makeup artist looking to freshen up their technique, to have an intense, hands on, lab oriented, private session with Alexa. Based on the hour amount of the crash course and the overall speed of the student, we pack in a variety of activities designed to change the way the individual understands both makeup and its ability to transform a client. In any crash course one will find themselves immersed in a variety of the below activities:

  • Education based on understanding makeup through color, shadow, light, product development, production intention etc.
  • Kit Building– Learning the “must haves” for any artist and building your kit for speed.
  • Chemical Recognition– Learning how to identify particular chemical bases in products.
  • Labs– The student applies the education by creating a look designed to strengthen those skill sets that the particular student identifies as weakness’s.
  • Photoshoot for Portfolio: Alexa does a photoshoot of the model– giving the student not only images for their portfolio but a true understanding of how their work translates on camera. With this understanding, the student can tailor their technique to meet the needs of modern technology.
  • Multiple Looks– Based on the amount of time booked and the overall speed of the student– we can book two models, allowing the student to develop two looks, and therefore have two images for their portfolio.

 Multiple Crash Courses can be booked. If the curriculum parallels that of The Glam Academy– the student can be certified if they meet 40 hours privately.  A Certificate of Completion is distributed to anyone booking over 8 hours AFTER submitting homework assignments designed to perfect particular skill sets.

For more info on Crash Courses please visit: http://theglamfairy.com/classes-professional.html

Glammy Puss Photoshoot: This is truly the “Gift of Glam” with a variety of pampering packages– this is the gift for that special someone who needs to truly see just how gorgeous they are.  Our packages include a variety of the following:

  • Makeup by Alexa
  • Hair Styling
  • Wardrobe Styling
  • Body Glow
  • Up to 4 comprehensive styled looks

Please see our packages for more info http://theglamfairy.com/glammypuss-collections.html

Glam Academy: For the loved one that has always wanted to be an artist but doesn’t know where to start, this is a life changing gift.  Our Academy is offered at 40 and 90 hours– designed to fuse the artist and the entrepreneur.  Relevant to the Makeup Artist that wants to take their artistry and business to the next level and the individual that wants to become a well rounded independent artist– this is the gift that can make someones dream of becoming a makeup artist– a very possible reality.

For more info please visit: http://theglamfairy.com/glam-academy-overview.html

How to Gift? 

We have gorgeous gift cards where you can purchase a specific service for your loved on. They can then contact us after they receive your “Gift of Glam” Gift Certificate and book the service on a date that is convenient for them.

For pricing on any of the above services and to purchase your Gift of Glam– Please contact us directly at info@theglamfairy.com  (59516)

Sunday-Fun Photo’s of McKayla:)

After a very early wedding this morning (rise and shine at 5 am) my creative juices were still flowing when I came home.  With an “under the weather” hubby (common cold), we kept a day we normally reserve for some sort of small adventure within the walls of our apartment.  And to me I couldn’t think of it as a more perfect time for a mini photo-shoot of McKayla.  I recently upgraded to the Canon 5d Mark II with a 24-70 lens– and while I have used this paired with a ring flash, time and time again for my Glam Academy photoshoot’s– I haven’t really tested its natural light capabilities.  I know ridiculous.  In any event, after many failed attempts I finally found the perfect combination of settings to show off my daughters gorgeous blue eyes.  Granted I am no Timothy White– but I think these are pretty good for my first venture with this camera and lens in natural light.  Enjoy!

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Glam Academy 5 dates are officially out!

With our summer semester completely booked and at capacity in addition to a huge demand for this program– The Glam Academy has now released its fifth semester of dates!

After three extremely successful semesters of transforming people at all different stages of artistry into strong artists and entrepreneur’s we proudly go into our completely booked fourth semester beginning in August!

Our summer semester (now closed) with students coming from all over the east coast has reassured us in our ability to introduce people to their own true capacity.  By showing people that something that once was a dream is something absolutely possible– by giving people the tools to go beyond their own expectations of themselves, by truly fusing the artist and the entrepreneur we KNOW that if people take in all that the Glam Academy has to offer they will be successful business owners that can absolutely control their own destiny.  We can only give you the tools, the vehicle so to speak– your own drive, motivation, and passion is the only thing that can fuel it.

Our sponsorships and affiliations leave the students with an experience unparalleled by any other program– from new models for every look, to photo shoots of every lab personally taken by Alexa showing the true journey of your artistry, to limo rides throughout the city taking students to private demonstrations by the top artists in NYC, education throughout the semester that allows you to leave the Academy with a working business– these are only a few of the many experiences that make the Glam Academy such an incredibly unique take on what transforming a person into a successful makeup artist is.

We put you in the control seat of your future allowing you to not only reach your dreams but go beyond them.

For more information on The Glam Academy, course descriptions etc. please visit http://theglamfairy.com/academy.html

To book your seat please either fill out our contact form or email us directly at info@theglamfairy.com

FALL DATES

BASIC

November 1

November 2

November 3

November 8

November 9

SENIOR

November 23

November 24

November 30

December 1

December 7

December 8

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