I figured since I have this blog, maybe I'd use it to introduce you to some of my friends from the beauty industry. I couldn't think of a better person to start with than Amanda Raybets! I'm super excited! She's essentially who I learned to do nails from :) I can't say enough good things about here. But enough of my ranting, I'm sure I'll rant more a little later. Here's a short interview with Amanda and some examples of her work!
Name: Amanda Rae Raybets
Salon: A Finished Appearance
How long have you been doing nails? 17 years
Why did you get into nails? I always bit my nails when I was little. When I was 14 my mother, who had a hair salon in our home, took me to her nail salon to get a full set of acrylic for my dinner dance. I fell in love with nails right then and got my first job at the dairy queen so I could pay to keep them up! Jeffrey Tuminella, my nail tech, mentored me and let me sit for countless hours to watch him and learn everything I could because my beauty school teacher had no clue how to do acrylics! Then Jeffrey hired me when I was 15! I got my nail license at 16 and worked for him for 15 years until my mother and I opened a salon and day spa 2 years ago!
Do you do nail art? Yes I do all free hand nail art!
Favorite nail polish? Creative nail and OPI
Do you read any nail blogs? Not yet! But I will be now!
Here is some of her work! Remember: October is Brest Cancer Awareness month!
Isn't she fantastic? Like I said, I can not say enough good things about her! I was actually hired by Jeffrey Tuminella also, and that's how I met Amanda. I was just a happy little shampoo girl, working my first job in a salon. One main perk about being in a salon is definitely that you get to have your hair and nails done! Amanda put on my first ever set of acrylics, and just like her, I was in love! Also like her, my beauty school (which I believe was actually Amanda's also) didn't teach nails, so I learned from her! Funny how history repeats itself isn't it? Anyway, I probably shouldn't choose favorites, but the girls from A Finished Appearance are the best! By far my favorite place I ever worked :) So if you're in or around Lower Burrell, PA: go to A Finished Appearance. It's a full service salon and day spa, so its got all you're beauty needs under one roof + the most amazing ladies you'll ever meet. Much love to Amanda and the girls at A Finished Appearance.
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