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Lovely in Lace COVER STORY Model Diane Tackie Makeup Artist Tiffany Palmer Hair Stylist Latesha Hughes
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Lovely in Lace COVER STORY Model Tiffany Florian Makeup Artist Latesha Hughes Hair Stylist Kanika Styles CONTRIBUTORS Peter CHANG Nina HAWKINS Emanuel HIDALGO Sonya LAWYER Jason SCHLOSBERG
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COVER STORY Model Christiane Makeup Artist Monique Nicole Photographer Sonya Lawyer Stylist Keri Henderson
CONTRIBUTORS Elisabeth DUBROVSKAYA Nadya FONKATZ Aliona KUZNETSOVA Melissa MOSHER
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Lovely in Lace COVER STORY Model Chelsey Scott Makeup Artist Monique Nicole Hair Stylist Kanika Styles
CONTRIBUTORS Giorgos ASLANIDI Sonya LAWYER Glenn VARONA Verginiya YANCHEVA
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Lovely in Lace COVER STORY Model Aniya Pendergrast Makeup Artist Yanick-Nikita Lunford Hair Latesha Hughes Stylist Keri Henderson
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Lovely in Lace COVER STORY Model Miss Alexis Sequoia Douglas Makeup Artist Tiffany Palmer Hair Latesha Hughes
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Garrett BORN Joan BORN Deena DANIELLE Sonya LAWYER Laredo MONTONERI Katya WARPED Tiziano ZORZAN
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Lovely in Lace COVER STORY Photographer Sonya Lawyer Stylist Keri Henderson
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CONTRIBUTORS Giorgos Aslanidi Peter Chang Deena Danielle Elisabeth Dubrovskaya Nadya Fonkatz Nina Hawkins Emanuel Hidalgo Aliona Kuznetsova Sonya Lawyer Laredo Montoneri Melissa Mosher Jason Schlosberg Glenn Varona Katy Warped Verginiya Yancheva
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Letter from the Editor Dear Salysians, I had a vision. I had a vision that a group of creative women could join forces, put ego aside, and in the spirit of sisterhood create something beautiful, magical, powerful, but most of all relevant. 15 WOMEN 6 HOURS 1 BEACH On a cold late winter, early, early spring day in April, my vision came to
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While some will be reminded of Beyonce’s Lemonade visual album, I
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hope others will take time to see Julie Dash’s Daughters of the Dust, one of the first full-length feature movies to be directed by an African American woman, and which Lemonade drew inspiration from. I wanted to honor the past, celebrate the present moment (movement), and most of all build for the future. Dressed in white like the original suffragettes, these proud women stand in formation and in solidarity to show that there is strength in numbers during these tumultous times. Thank you for your support! As always, I hope you enjoy your escape.
Hugs and Love, Sonya Alyse Lawyer SALYSÉ, Founder and Editor in Chief
Stylist Keri Henderson Assistant Stylist Erica Woods Retoucher Lesya Kostiv Creative Director Sonya A. Lawyer
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Miami Heat Photographer Aliona Kuznetsova Models Nika Skie Melissa Simone Hair and Makeup Artist Visnja Hara Designer Lito Nunez
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Meet Stylist Keri Henderson
What do you enjoy the most about being a fashion stylist? I love that every styling job is different. Each job presents a new opportunity to be creative in a way I may not have ever been before. Speak it into existence, where do you see yourself in 5 years? In five years, I will be running my styling business in Los Angeles with clientele that includes entertainers, fashion and sports brands and designers. I will also have a non-profit organization that hosts yearly events to benefit those in the community. What’s your favorite quote? “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all ways acknowledge him and he will direct your path.” Proverbs 3:5-6 What fashion trend do you love? Although this isn’t necessarily a trend this year, I love pairing fashionable sneakers with dresses. Favorite movie? Can I have more than one? Some of my favorites include: Sister Act 2 and Love & Basketball
If you could throw any kind of party, what would it be like and what would it be for? I would throw a 90s themed party for an upcoming birthday. Last show you binge-watched? So Cosmo on E! Last book you read? Misadventures of an Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae Best gift you received or have given? For my best friend’s 30th birthday, I gifted her with an expense paid trip to Puerto Rico. Follow Keri on Social Media IG: @kerilhenderson Twitter: @kerilhenderson Facebook: www.facebook.com/KeriLHenderson View more of Keri’s work at: www.kerihenderson.com
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Meet Model Aida Gueye How did you get started modeling? Tell us about yourself. I started modeling about two years ago. I got into it because people from all over would randomly approach me and ask me if I modeled. I was stubborn at first because modeling was something I never thought about pursuing. Then, I decided to take chance “for fun” and it took off from there. Three adjectives to describe yourself. Yikes. I’d say ambitious. Personable. Independent. What do you enjoy the most about modeling? What I enjoy about modeling is the fact that I am able to get in touch with different sides of myself! I think it is so important to truly learn who you are. I have learned so much about myself since I began modeling. What do you not enjoy about modeling? What I don’t enjoy about modeling is that as a melaninated model, I come across situations where people do not know how to work with my skin nor do they understand how to translate my features on film. But I always say to myself, no opportunity is a wasted one! You learn and you move on. Favorite color? Yellow Favorite food? I love African food! I would definitely say Djollof rice from Senegal. What designer would you love to model/walk for? Why? I’d love to walk for Tsemaye Binitie in New York Fashion Week. His clothes are so elegant and bold. Who would you love to shoot with? I have so many favorites. Definitely Edward Enninful, the newest editor in chief of British Vogue.
Speak it into existence, where do you see yourself in 5 years? This is a question I ponder about almost every day. One thing about me is that I am always strategic. I am always thinking ahead and trying to put myself in positions to reach my goals. The honest answer to this question is, “I don’t know.” I enjoy the corporate world, as I am currently working in the forensics field. I also enjoy Human Resources which is what I am currently getting my master’s degree in. But I also enjoy modeling! I know at some point, I am going to have to make a choice and I pray on that every often. Ultimately, I just want to live my purpose in happiness. That’s the most important thing!
What’s your theme song? “Formation” by Beyoncé. Every time I listen to it, I feel empowered.
Dream vacation you would like to take (or have taken)? I literally have screenshots of all of the places I’d like to travel to. Gosh, there are so many beautiful places in this world! I’d love to go to Asia and South Africa.
Your idea of “happiness” and/or your idea of “misery” My idea of happiness is to live in your purpose while helping others either find theirs or motivate them.
Your zodiac sign? Gemini Favorite superhero? Why? I would say my mom. I love her to pieces. She is so selfless! What person, living or dead, do you admire the most? Why? Besides my parents who I love, I would say Beyonce. She is absolutely amazing. Other than her music, I am really drawn to her work ethic and how she uses her platform to motivate young women like myself. I learn a lot through her songs including the value of hard work. I also love Lupita Nyongo and how stunning and intelligent she is! What’s your favorite quote? “I dream it, I work hard, I grind till I own it” -Beyoncé
What is your favorite body part? I like my lips. What do you do when you are not modeling? When I am not modeling, I am either working, finishing assignments or being social somewhere. Favorite movie? Get Out has definitely climbed its way to my top list. Favorite actor/actress? Viola Davis
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? I would learn how to speak another language. Probably an Asian language. Guilty Pleasure? Rice Last book you read? Matthew Kelly’s Resisting Happiness Anything else you want the readers to know about you? Hey guys! I want to say thank you to all of those who continue to support me. I didn’t necessarily see myself pursuing modeling at all and I think the positive feedback I have received, helped me to excel, so thank you! The journey continues. I am not sure what is in store, but you won’t be disappointed! Follow Aida on Instagram @aida_tmodel
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Meet Model Miss Alexis Sequoia Douglas
Three adjectives to describe yourself. Tenacious, creative and unstoppable.
What’s your favorite quote? “I don’t chase them, I replace them.”
What do you enjoy the most about modeling? The art, the traveling, the people.
Your idea of “happiness” and/or your idea of “misery” My idea of pure happiness is living in a world where all living things can be free, happy and at peace. I believe happiness is a place where pettymindedness can be overshadowed with living in the present and making the future an even better place for our children. Misery is a world where living creatures have the intent to harm others and excuse harm happening to others.
What do you not enjoy about modeling? The institutional racism that has been around since the beginning- it still affects us today. Favorite food? Depends on my mood. Your zodiac sign? Aquarius/Pisces cusp!
Last book you read? Black Wings of Cthulhu 4, edited by S.T. Joshi Anything else you want the readers to know about you? Chef for 4.5 years of my life. Follow Alexis on Instagram @missalexissequoiadouglas
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Meet Model Aniya Pendergrast How did you get started modeling? Tell us about yourself. I was in 10th grade and joined a TROOP modeling club in the D.C. area. I am currently in my Junior year at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. I will earn my degree in Early Childhood Education in 2018. I will go forward and obtain my Masters Degree in Special Education and a PhD in NeuroPsychology. I am a member of the Alpha Omicron Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Three adjectives to describe yourself. Loyal, caring, real. What do you enjoy the most about modeling? Getting my face beat! What do you not enjoy about modeling? No food or beverages provided for the models who are working all day Favorite color? Pink and Green Favorite food? Mostly all types of pasta (mac/cheese, spaghetti, Alfredo, etc.), rice, steak, chicken tenders What designer would you love to model/walk for? Why? It’s always been a dream to walk in the Victoria Secrets Fashion Show because I love runway modeling and they look like they are having so much fun doing what they love. Speak it into existence, where do you see yourself in 5 years? Owning my own day care. Preparing and learning the business to open a chain of day care centers. Dream vacation you would like to take (or have taken)? I haven’t finished traveling the world yet! I’ve gone to many countries and so far I’ve loved China (Shanghai and Beijing) and Dubai. Your zodiac sign? Libra
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Your idea of “happiness” and/or your idea of “misery” Happiness is accomplishing all of my goals, living my dreams comfortably, traveling the world and sharing my success with my family What person, living or dead, do you admire the most? Why? My mother, Theresa Jackson. My mom raised me as a single mother. She has shown me how to be independent, strong and a survivor. She has instilled in me the values of kindness, respect for myself and others, to be humble and gracious, never give up on my goals, follow through and finish what you start and to always pray during good and tough times. What’s your favorite quote? “Back then they didn’t want me now I’m hot they all on me.” What is your favorite body part? Eyes What do you do when you are not modeling? Currently in school studying and enjoying the college experiences. Favorite movie? Currently, my favorite movie is Lion If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Swim Last show you binge-watched? Teen Mom 2 Last book you read? Early Childhood Development books for assignments Anything else you want the readers to know about you? I was the 2014-2015 Miss Black Maryland Talented Teen USA.
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Meet Model Chelsey Scott How did you get started modeling? Tell us about yourself. When I was about 15 years old I started taking modeling pictures. I didn’t get serious until I was about 19/20 years old and realized that this is what I wanted to do- be a super model. Many people have been telling me to model for as long as I remember, so I felt as if this was destined for me. Three adjectives to describe yourself. Strong minded, brave, versatile What do you enjoy the most about modeling? Getting to meet new people, and the art of it all. What do you not enjoy about modeling? The patience you have to have before shooting. Favorite color? Army green Favorite food? Caribbean food, plantains to be specific. What designer would you love to model/walk for? Why? Rihanna’s Puma collection. She is an inspiration to me. I love all of her ideas. What photographer would you love to shoot with? Why? I don’t really have a certain photographer, I think they are all different in their own ways and I appreciate anyone willing to work with me. Speak it into existence, where do you see yourself in 5 years? As a super model with a degree, maybe with a husband and kids in a dream house. Dream vacation you would like to take (or have taken)? I would love to go to Bora Bora Your zodiac sign? Taurus
What’s your theme song? All the Way Up What is your favorite body part? Long legs or lips What do you do when you are not modeling? Usually just working, and thinking of new ideas to shoot. Favorite movie? Love & Basketball Favorite actor/actress? Will Smith Your idea of “happiness” and/or your idea of “misery” Having peace within yourself, so much that not anyone can get to you and you live your the life to whatever you feel is comfortable for you. Misery- you have no peace within yourself, and always picking at someone to try to make yourself feel better. If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Style hair Guilty Pleasure? 90s R&B Music Last show you binge-watched? Jail Break Last book you read? The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
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Favorite superhero? Why? I don’t really have a favorite superhero, but if had to choose then it would be Cat WomAn. What person, living or dead, do you admire the most? Why? Tyra Banks, she’s so fierce and real, gets straight to the point and tells you how it is. What’s your favorite quote? “Take everything day by day.”
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Meet Model Christiane
How did you get started modeling? Tell us about yourself. I started modeling my freshman year at Howard in the homecoming fashion show. I met some great people there who worked with me and encouraged me to keep going. Modeling is kind of the last thing I thought I’d be doing, even though I’d always wanted to, because I’m introverted and really shied away from the spotlight growing up. Your zodiac sign? Capricorn
What do you enjoy the most about modeling? Modeling always takes me out of my comfort zone, and I love being a part of a creative vision.
Favorite food? Oh this is hard, I love food. Any form of pasta. I also really love cornbread dressing. And peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, strawberry only.
What do you not enjoy about modeling? It can be so tiring, and it can be difficult to book gigs as a freelance model.
What designer would you love to model/walk for? Why? RIght now, FENTYxPUMA. It’s so 90s grunge meets the modern world and the modern girl. And Alexander McQueen.
Favorite color? Purple!
What’s your theme song? “The Wilhelm Scream” by James Blake
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Dream vacation you would like to take (or have taken)? I’d love to go to Italy, for the food and the art. What is your favorite body part? I guess this is more of a feature but I have a mole above my left eye that I love. What do you do when you are not modeling? Cooking (and eating). Favorite movie? Disney’s Cinderella
Favorite actor/actress? Right now it’s Meryl Streep. Your idea of “happiness” and/or your idea of “misery”? Happiness - contentment and peace no matter what the circumstance. Misery - not knowing one’s purpose in life. If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? I’d love to be a better visual artist. So drawing, painting, sculpture, etc. And I really want to learn to play the guitar by ear.
Last show you binge-watched? 13 Reasons Why. It’s an amazing series and it touches on some very serious issues. Last book you read? I think it was The Lovely Bones.
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Meet Model How did you get started modeling? Tell us about yourself. I began modeling about 5 years ago. One month after graduating from medical school, I was diagnosed with cancer. Modeling was something that I had always wanted to do, but in years prior I made the commitment of putting school and my career first. After my surgeries and being deemed cancer free, I contacted a friend from high school and a reputable photographer, James Anthony and asked to collaborate on a few shoots. It’s been history since. Three adjectives to describe yourself. Timeless, confident, humble. What do you enjoy the most about modeling? I like the production, the collaboration aspect with the team involved (i.e. photographer, MUA, hairstylist, etc.) all for the greater good of an amazing outcome. I also enjoy the ability to tell a story with the angles and direction of my shoots. Getting the “money shot” is always exciting to me, as in getting that one shot that screams, that’s the one! What do you not enjoy about modeling? Not applicable, lol. I see everything as a leaning experience, and ways to improve myself and my performance with time. Repetition is the path to mastery. Favorite color? Green
Favorite food? Kontomire stew with plantain. I am actually from Ghana, which is where I was born. I came to the US at age 5. What designer would you love to model/walk for? Why? Yeezy Season, (of course). I am and have always been a huge Kanye West fan, lowkey, or maybe highkey, so naturally I support his movement. Your zodiac sign? Taurus, but I promise I’m not stubborn. Well at least I don’t think I am… What photographer would you love to shoot with? Why? Of late, I’ve been admiring the works of Driely Carter. He seems to have a natural and effortless talent of capturing not only his muse but also the essence of our modern day and time. Speak it into existence, where do you see yourself in 5 years? My business and career flourishing, as I am a Physician Assistant and a current doctoral candidate. I also see my family unit expanding in the next 5 years. Favorite superhero? Why? My mum. She’s endured a lot in raising us, her children, and always putting our family first. She is my hero and my best friend! What person, living or dead, do you admire the most? Why? Same as above.
Diane Tackie What’s your favorite quote? “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do It.” – Pablo Picasso This has been my email signature since like 2006, before Picasso was cool enough to make it into rap songs and the runway lol. My first degree is in Fine Art so I vehemently love all things art. It’s a strong quote for me, as I went from one extreme to the other, Art to Medicine. It never ceases to amaze me when things actually do work out, as I put my all into a project, deadline, or something completely foreign to me at the time, and I end up conquering that task. I truly enjoy the learning the process and it is a blessing, in fact to have that capability. Dream vacation you would like to take (or have taken)? PARIS! I’m hoping to travel there this year for my birthday. What’s your theme song? This is a tough one for me, as I love all genres of music. If you happen to be in my car with me, please be mentally prepared to hear Wizkid, Eric Clapton, Pearl Jam, Drake, Coldplay, Future, The Animals, Jimi Hendrix, and Jane Birkin. It’s kind of eclectic, but I love music and it is way too difficult for me to choose just one theme song. As I tell my passengers, just enjoy the experience lol.
What is your favorite body part? My heart. I have a really big heart, and I truly care for my friends and family. I believe we should not only live each day as our last, but live each day as if it were every one else’s last. People never get the flowers, while they can still smell them… What do you do when you are not modeling? Working, cooking, studying neurosurgery or health care policy, seeing patients, running at my gym, visiting my family members, spending quality time with friends, texting everyone back, eating healthy, getting a mani- pedi. All the things that we women do daily, but they don’t got no awards for that… (Trophies) Favorite movie? A Bronx Tale. It was filmed well, and I am a huge fan of both Robert De Niro and Taral Hicks.
Guilty Pleasure? The Golden Girls show, don’t judge. They are hilarious to me and Blanche (Devereaux) is my absolute favorite. Last show you binge-watched? Billions on Showtime. I’m all caught up now and Season 2 is great. I love having to Google every other reference they make in that show, I learn something new every episode. Last book you read? Probably something medical, but more like New England Journal of Medicine. I have to keep up my CME (continuing medical education) credits. Anything else you want the readers to know about you? Nah. I believe I’ve said enough. Thank you for this opportunity. Follow Diane on Instagram @didiebop
Favorite actor/actress? Robert De Niro Your idea of “happiness” and/or your idea of “misery” They say happiness is a decision that comes from within, so my idea would be to be completely content with the circumstances at be at all times. I’m still working on that one personally, as I am content, but just not comfortable. I would just like to do better today than I did yesterday.
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Meet Model Tiffany Florian How did you get started modeling? Tell us about yourself. My first time modeling was SALYSÉ Magazine for this issue. It was a fun experience for me. :) Three adjectives to describe yourself. Independent, Bubbly, Adventurous What do you enjoy the most about modeling? I enjoyed going through the whole process-- hair, makeup, and wardrobe. What do you not enjoy about modeling? Maybe how long it takes to get ready. lol Favorite color? Turquoise Favorite food? Spanish food What designer would you love to model/walk for? Why? I would love to model for Olivier Rousteing (Balmain) because I feel like his work and his style is very authentic. I love how involved and passionate he is about his brand.
What is your favorite body part? My lips. What do you do when you are not modeling? With family and my boyfriend and figuring out many ways to make my curls be bomb.com lol Favorite movie? Selena Favorite actor/actress? Jennifer Lopez Your idea of “happiness” and/or your idea of “misery”? Happiness to me is when your happy with in yourself and you know who you are. In order to be happy and make others happy you have to be happy with YOU. Self love is the key! If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? I would love to learn how to swim. Guilty Pleasure? Nutella
What photographer would you love to shoot with? Why? I truly have no idea at all.
Last show you binge-watched? 13 Reasons Why
Speak it into existence, where do you see yourself in 5 years? I see myself having my own clothing brand and having my own fashion shows and living where I dream to live and building my own little family.
Last book you read? The Other Side of Money
Dream vacation you would like to take (or have taken)? Greece, Santorini
Anything else you want the readers to know about you? I am a proud Latina who loves to carry my culture from the Dominican Republic with me in everything I do.
Your zodiac sign? Aries Favorite superhero? Why? I don’t have a superhero. What person, living or dead, do you admire the most? Why? My mother because she is the strongest and most loving person I know! What’s your favorite quote? “I’d rather be hated everyday for who I am, than loved for someone I’m not.” What’s your theme song? My theme song honestly is Kanye West’s “Flashing Lights”
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Meet Hair Stylist Latesha Hughes How did you get started? Tell us a little about yourself When I was about 12 years old, I said I am either going to be a registered nurse, hair stylist, or nurse practitioner . I am 30 years old with a 12 year old son just trying to be the best mom and hair stylist I can be. Three adjectives to describe yourself. Very low key shy, humble, and full of life Hair Artist or Hair Stylist? Why? I consider myself to be both. Hair Artist comes out on set behind the scenes to create a vision with hair for the photographer. Hair Stylist is on a daily basis when I work with my new and existing clients. What do you enjoy the most about being a Hair Artist/ Stylist? I enjoy being able to be pushed to the max with my imagination and being able to meet new and exciting people on a daily basis and just [being] someone that people can really depend on. What do you not enjoy about being a Hair Artist/Stylist? Long hours of standing can be bad for your back and you might miss key points in your children’s life if you are a single parent. Other than yourself, favorite hair artist/stylist? Why? I have two favorite stylists: Kalixto Balount and Kearnna Stewart. These two gave me a story to always have in my mind for when I get weak. I watch these two struggle and strive for greatness. In the last year, I became a full time stylist. So, when I get weak I have two amazing success stories in my mind and behind my back pushing me. What hair trend do you love? I’m loving all the braids from all cultures. It makes the world look as if we are in peace. What hair trend do you wish would die a slow, painful death? I wish mohawks would leave this earth. lol
Speak it into existence, where do you see yourself in 5 years? In five years, I see my name being a household name to hair whether I’m on stage talking to millions of people; behind the scenes on set; or, at Cole Stevens Salon. #savyy_chic will be known world-wide and have Hair Gawddddd attached to it. I’m claiming this! I also see me and my son traveling the world all because of mommie’s job duties. What is your idea of perfect happiness? Through it all just remain the same-- through the highs and the lows stay humble and respectful. It takes you a long way and is eternal bliss. What’s your favorite quote? “A dozen roses has twelve in it. Do you think that each rose has the time to watch another bloom? Flowers don’t watch others bloom they just blossom.“ Dream vacation you would like to take (or have taken)? I would like for me and my son to take 14 days to travel around the world. I would like for him to have a chance to see all that life has to offer. What’s your theme song? Remy Ma - “All the Way Up nothing can stop me “ What’s the best/worst gift you’ve ever given/received? Best gift was a pair of shoes worth about $700. Worst gift was when I lost cash right before a baby shower and only had $25 to give. What a horrible embarrassing moment! What product is in your kit that you can not live without? Wella Thermal heat protector spray Last book you read? Td Jakes “ Just Let it Go” Guilty Pleasure? Choclate candy.
Favorite color? Lilac
Last show you binge-watched? Downton Abbey
Favorite food/drink? Favorite food is tilapia. Favorite drink is anything that resembles a wine glass filled with it. lol
Anything else you want the readers to know about you. I just want to make it, not for fame, but for the story. I want to give millions of people the courage that they lack and to see and know all journeys start off slow but it’s how long and hard you hang in. That is when you get that satisfaction! 75
What person, living or dead, would you love to work with? What would it be? I would love to work with my granny on a cooking show. She’s deceased. Her name was Erie Murray, and we have the same birthday.
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Meet Make Up Artist Yanick-Nikita Lunford How did you get started? Tell us a little about yourself. Hello! My name is Yanick-Nikita, also known as BeautiiQueenYaniiArtistry. I have always loved makeup since I was a little girl watching my mother do her makeup and wanting so bad to be able to do my own makeup. Once I got older and was able to purchase my own makeup, friends of mine started asking me to do their makeup and it was then that I knew that I wanted to be in the beauty industry, but I didn’t start taking it seriously until 2012. I started off doing beauty parties, and makeup for friends and family, until I developed a steady client base and started doing weddings, photo shoots, fashion shows and more. Three adjectives to describe yourself. Ambitious, inventive, adventurous What do you enjoy the most about being a MUA? Everything! I love the artistry of being a make up artist and the many different looks you can create with makeup. I also really love the people I get to meet and the opportunities I’ve had the pleasure of being part of. What do you not enjoy about being a MUA? The beauty industry can be so amazing to work in but very frustrating at times as well. Many people inquire about makeup services they would like to have done for different events but when it comes to payment discussions they always want quality work but do not like to pay the price for a quality artist. What product is in your kit that you can not live without? My stud brow pencil by MAC. Other than yourself, favorite make up artist? Why? Alex Butler. She is super talented at her artistry. Her execution and technique is always so clean and flawless. What make up trend do you love? Highlight and contour when it’s blended, and done correctly. What make up trend do you wish would die a slow, painful death? The overly dramatic highlight look. Your zodiac sign? Scorpio. What zodiac sign do you get along with the most? Leo. Favorite color? Purple
What’s your favorite quote? “Set a goal that makes you want to jump out of the bed in the morning.” Favorite food/drink? Macaroni & Cheese, Cola Champagne What person, living or dead, would you love work with? Kerry Washington What would it be? On the show Scandal Speak it into existence, where do you see yourself in 5 years? I see myself continuously growing in my artistry to be one of the best! I see myself being a respected and recognized makeup artist in the industry working on different television, commercial and international projects. What is your idea of perfect happiness? Perfect happiness is doing what I love professionally while equally enjoying life personally with my family! Dream vacation you would like to take (or have taken)? Dubai. What’s your theme song? “Queen” by Raheem Devaughn. What’s the best/worst gift you’ve ever given/received? The best gift I’ve ever received was the gift of life! My two sons are amazing! They have made me appreciate life and love so much more. Favorite movie? Soul Men Favorite actor/actress? Samuel L Jackson Last book you read? How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie Guilty Pleasure? Cake Last show you binge-watched? Power
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Vintage wedding dress; no label. Photographer’s Own.
Meet Make Up Artist Monique Nicole How did you get started? Tell us a little about yourself. I grew up modeling as a child. It was not until college that I really got into makeup. My mom gave me the idea to take makeup seriously and to pursue it after college. Three adjectives to describe yourself. Creative, hardworking, focused What do you enjoy the most about being a MUA? I really enjoy enhancing my clients’ natural beauty and providing an additional layer of self confidence. What do you not enjoy about being a MUA? I’ve only been doing makeup artistry for about 5 years, I have not yet gotten to the point where there is anything that I do not enjoy just yet. Give me a few more years. I may have a list by then. Other than yourself, favorite make up artist? Why? Some of my favorite artists are the legendary Sam Fine, Renny Vasquez, Carola Gonzalez, and Mary Phillips to name a few. I love Sam Fine and Renny Vazquez’s approach to African-American skin. I am absolutely obsessed with Mary Phillip’s work with Jennifer Lopez and Carola Gonzalez’s work with Kerry Washington. Favorite color? My favorite colors are purple, cerulean, and magenta. Favorite food/drink? I like food too much to be able to name just one thing. #Foodie Dream vacation you would like to take (or have taken)? I try to take an international trip once a year, my favorite trip thus far was Cape Town, South Africa.
What person, living or dead, would you love to work with? I would love to work with Dawn Richard. I am a huge fan of her solo career and the direction she has taken her music. She takes risks, pushes the boundaries in her visuals, and exhibits fearlessness and confidence that I think all women should posses. What would you create? I would love to create several editorial shoots. Speak it into existence, where do you see yourself in 5 years? In 5 years, I see myself continuing to work in bridal, television, and be a creator of a cosmetic line. I would love to have a laundry list of editorials on my resume. What is your idea of perfect happiness? I am still working to understand my definition of happiness. At the age of 28, I do not know if I have really experienced true happiness. Your zodiac sign? Aquarius What zodiac sign do you get along with the most? I do not know. I usually get along with most people. What’s your favorite quote? “God is within her, she will not fall…” –Psalm 46:5 What’s your theme song? My theme song is “Me, Myself, and I” by Beyonce’. Favorite movie? Love & Basketball and Save the Last Dance Last book you read? The Wait by Devon Franklin and Meagan Good
What make up trend do you love? I love the clean, dewy skin makeup trend that started to resurface in 2016. What make up trend do you wish would die a slow, painful death? The harsh highlight and contour trend to go to the gas station at 11:00am. Just kidding, but I really am not a fan of the harsh highlight and contour. I love clean, natural looks! What’s the best/worst gift you’ve ever given/received? I’ve been pretty fortunate in the gift department. Let’s just pray that I stay fortunate. What product is in your kit that you can not live without? Two products that I cannot live without, my rosewater and Kett pressed powder. Guilty Pleasure? Cookies Last show you binge-watched? A Different World Anything else you want the readers to know about you. Do not be afraid of your own greatness. That is something that I’m learning at the moment. It’s actually on my vision board for 2017. Follow Monique on Social Media Instagram @mua.moniquenicole Facebook Page Monique Nicole Makeup Artistry See more of Monique’s work at: www.moniquenicolemakeupartistry.com 79 SALYSÉ MAY 2017
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Meet Make Up Artist Tiffany Palmer How did you get started? Tell us a little about yourself. I come from a family of two generations of cosmetologists. Watching my mother and grandmother sparked my interest in the beauty industry. Currently, I am in cosmetology school and I am a professionally trained makeup artist. Art has been a creative and beautiful outlet for me since high school. So, it wasn’t hard for me to transition into makeup. Three adjectives to describe yourself. Fun, honest, and loyal. What do you enjoy the most about being a MUA? Meeting new people and going to different places. Also to have my skills/ abilities challenged. Dream vacation you would like to take (or have taken)? I would love to go to Paris.
Favorite color? Royal Blue
What make up trend do you love? Nicely sculpted brow.
Other than yourself, favorite make up artist? Why? Keita Moore. I feel that his work is clean, classic, creative and innovative.
What make up trend do you wish would die a slow, painful death? The box brow and over hilighting.
Favorite food/drink? Favorite drink is iced tea in the summer and hot caramel macchiato. Speak it into existence, where do you see yourself in 5 years? Hopefully on someone’s red carpet, laugh out load. Seriously, my goal is to own my own shop. What is your idea of perfect happiness? Doing what you love and being around people that you love. Your zodiac sign? Aquarius
What product is in your kit that you can not live without? YSL setting powders. Favorite movie? The Color Purple Guilty Pleasure? Staying up late watching horror movies. Last show you binge-watched? TheWalking Dead Follow Tiffany on Social Media IG/FB: @thetiffanynicoleexperience See more of Tiffany’s work at: www.thetiffanynicoleexperience.com
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Vintage wedding dress; no label. Photographer’s Own.
Meet Hair Stylist Kanika Styles How did you get started? Tell us a little about yourself. Hair has always been a passion of mine. It’s been an interest since I was a small child. Any time anyone would let me play in their hair, I took advantage of the opportunity. I took a little detour from my dream and obtained a BS in Chemistry, and worked in the Biopharmaceutical industry. I found myself unfulfilled and realized that I had been running from my passion. As soon as my schedule and finances permitted, I attended cosmetology school at Paul Mitchell the School and have been doing what I love ever since! Three adjectives to describe yourself. Creative and free-spirited Quiet Goofy – in a good way Hair Artist or Hair Stylist? Why? I can appreciate both of these titles. They’re interchangeable, in my opinion. What do you enjoy the most about being a Hair Artist/ Stylist? I had a client cry in my chair and tell me that I made her feel beautiful, and that she hadn’t felt that way in a very long time. I love being able to make someone feel good about themselves. I equally love being challenged to create the unconventional. There’s nothing like taking a blank canvas and constructing art. What do you not enjoy about being a Hair Artist/Stylist? Right now, only that I’m not able to do it full time. Because it is my passion, I love doing it; however.
Your zodiac sign? Pisces What zodiac sign do you get along with the most? I’m a Pisces…we get along with everyone! Dream vacation you would like to take (or have taken)? There are so many places on my list to visit. So hard to choose one!! But I would love to go to the Maldives and stay in one of the underwater hotels. What hair trend do you love? I love the resurgence of the incorporation of braids in hairstyles. What’s the best/worst gift you’ve ever given/received? I think the best gifts I’ve given were for Christmas a few years ago. I dabble in jewelry making, and my aunt gave me a bunch of my late grandmother’s jewelry that she came across while cleaning out her old bedroom. I made jewelry for everyone for Christmas, incorporating pieces from my grandmother’s old jewelry, so that everyone would have a piece of her with them when they wear it. Favorite movie? Coming to America Favorite actor/actress? Don Cheadle Last show you binge-watched? Sneaky Pete and Game of Thrones. I’m finally caught up! I CANNOT wait for the next season!
Favorite color? Green/teal Favorite food/drink? Pizza Speak it into existence, where do you see yourself in 5 years? In 5 years, I will be freelancing bicoastal, with a business based in the Washington, DC area. What is your idea of perfect happiness? Freedom to do what I please, when and where I please, and being surrounded by people I love.
Follow Kanika on Social Media IG: @kanikastyles FB: Kanika Styles Twitter: @KSlayyyyys See more of Kanika’s work at: kanikastyles.com
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Editorial Calendar for 2017 The Black Issue Volume 3 : Number 1 Submissions due by December 15th, 2016 Issue published January 1st
The Travel Issue Volume 3 : Number 7 Submissions due by June 15, 2017 Issue published July 1st
50 Shades of Red Volume 3 : Number 2 Submissions due by January 15, 2017 Issue published February 1st
The Swimsuit Issue Volume 3 : Number 8 Submissions due by July 15, 2017 Issue published August 1st
The Beauty Issue Volume 3 : Number 3 Submissions due by February 15, 2017 Issue published March 1st
The Menâ€™s Fashion Issue Volume 3 : Number 9 Submissions due by August 15, 2017 Issue published September 1st
Spring Has Sprung (Spring Fashion) Volume 3 : Number 4 Submissions due by March 15, 2017 Issue published April 1st
Avant Garde Fashion Volume 3 : Number 10 Submissions due by September 15, 2017 Issue published October 1st
Lovely in Lace Volume 3 : Number 5 Submissions due by April 15, 2017 Issue published May 1st
The Denim Issue Volume 3 : Number 11 Submissions due by October 15, 2017 Issue published November 1st
PSYCHEDELIC Volume 3 : Number 6 Submissions due by May 15, 2017 Issue published June 1st
Glitz and Glam Volume 3 : Number 12 Submissions due by November 15, 2017 Issue published December 1st
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