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BEAUTY CHANGES LIVES A Conversation with Celebrity Nail Designer Fleury Rose newest judge and ambassador, Fleury Rose! Recognized by Fast Company as one of the "100 Most Creative People in Business" in 2014, the Brooklyn-based nail artist is a go-to nail designer for celebrities, fashion writers and runway designers seeking inspirational nail designs. Whether creating a work of nail art that sweeps across all five fingertips, detailing a design inspired by Japanese comic book characters or designing an intricate fingertip floral, Fleury's designs are miniature masterpieces with the nail serving as a tiny canvas. Fleury recently spoke with BeautyLink about why she got involved with Beauty Changes Lives and her ongoing love of nail design. MEET BEAUTY CHANGES LIVES' Subscribe to nail magazines. Follow artists you admire on Instagram or Tumblr and, subscribe to the newsletters of your favorite nail brands. BeautyLink (BL): Why did you choose to get involved as a Beauty Changes Lives ambassador and judge? Fleury: I want to help aspiring beauty and wellness professionals learn about the scholarships and mentoring programs that are available. Attending school full time can be extremely expensive, especially at schools that offer limited or no financial aid. I know from experience that beauty really does change lives and it is such a blessing to be doing what I do. I'd like to help other people who want to change their lives and I want to create a positive impact on the next generation of nail designers. BL: Who mentored you early in your career? Fleury: Most of my mentors have been very strong women. I think it's important to surround yourself with people who are ambitious, creative and aspirational in their outlook. BL: How are you paying your success forward through your own good works with young people today? BY SUSAN MILLER 40 Fleury: Right now I'm developing a program at The Door in SOHO. (The Door's mission is to empower young people to reach their potential by providing comprehensive youth development services in a diverse and caring environment.) All are welcome and the only thing required is a love of nails. Twice a month we meet do our nails, learn nail art, and just have fun! I have met so many inspirational young people at The Door and hope to encourage many of these aspiring beauty professionals to apply for the Beauty Changes Lives scholarships. | B E AU TYLINK | N A ILI NG IT! | 2015 Beauty Changes Lives newest judge and ambassador, Fleury Rose (left) with CND Co-founder Jan Arnold (right). BL: How do you see the nail industry changing and evolving in the next 12 months? Fleury: Acrylics seem to be experiencing a comeback! I've been receiving a lot of requests for acrylics. BL: As a Beauty Changes Lives judge, what are some qualities you'll be looking for when you review scholarship and mentoring applications? Fleury: I will be looking for applicants who are creative, passionate and show that they are eager to learn. I would like to see the Beauty Changes Lives nail scholarship awarded to someone whose life will greatly improve as a result of learning nail design. BL: How do you keep your passion and creativity alive and what advice would you give to nail educators to keep them passionate about their career? Fleury: I think it is important to stay active in the nail community. Subscribe to nail magazines. Follow artists you admire on Instagram or Tumblr and subscribe to the newsletters of your favorite nail brands. Challenge yourself to try new designs and experiment with techniques that have never been done before. Everyone experiences lulls in their creativity and during those lapses I like to get out and find inspiration in the world around me. Find examples of Fleury's nail artistry on Instagram at and on Twitter at The next round of the BCL | CND | Tippi Hedren Nail Scholarship Program opened in June and awards winners with 100 percent of their Nail Program Tuition! Learn more about Beauty Changes Lives scholarships and mentoring opportunities at Susan Miller is a contributor to BeautyLink magazine.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of BeautyLink - Volume 7, Issue 3

Message From the Aacs President and CEA Chair
CEA Annual Convention & Expo Preview
Event Recap: 2015 Spring Executive Retreat & Financial Aid Workshop
AACS’ New State Relations Program Advisor
And Than There's Compliance
Producing Professionals
Fall’s Top Nail Trends
Superstar Graduate
Beauty Schools Aim to Bring New Life to Nail Tech Programs
Multicultural Corner
A Student's Perspective
Beauty Changes Lives
People & Places
New Products and Services
Associate Member Profiles: Nail Specialty Companies
New School Members
Upcoming 2015 Events
Index to Advertisers

BeautyLink - Volume 7, Issue 3