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BEAUTY FILE Alesia Lanzo Creative director of Morgan Taylor and color connoisseur. What was your first job? When I was 12, I started a baking business called Alley Cats Baked Goods with my best friend. We produced and sold baked goods at local garage sales, street fairs and directly to people in our hometown. I learned a lot about business from that experience. What was your first job in the industry? I worked in a small custom color lab in NYC where we made custom-color cosmetics for clients. What was your childhood ambition? I was always passionate about art, beauty and business. I found a career path that allowed me to combine all three. Who would you like to work with? I would love to collaborate on a color collection with fashion designer Alexander Wang. His talent continues to amaze me season after season. What inspires you? I am inspired by the people who use our products. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing people at a trade show or salon clamoring over their favorite colors. What is your proudest accomplishment? Creating the Morgan Taylor color palette. Are you a morning or night person? I am the quintessential morning person. Every day holds a new opportunity. What is your most treasured possession? Friends and family; I can live without any of my possessions but could not live without amazing people. What is your favorite type of food? I have always been a bit of a health nut. I am happiest with a big salad full of veggies. What are you wearing on your nails right now? A full-on gold to gunmetal glitter ombre. At the moment, I can’t get enough glitter. 120 NAILPRO JULY 2013 PHOTO: COURTESY OF MORGAN TAYLOR If you could be anybody famous, past or present, who would you be? Estée Lauder. She is my inspiration and role model.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Nailpro - July 2013

Nailpro - July 2013
Nailing the News
Polished Look: Net Effect
Behind the Nail Pros
Workshop: 7 Steps to Creating a Marketable Menu
Art Gallery: Give It a Swirl
Peace, Love & OPI
Perfect Pairs: Shadow Play
Savvy Salon: Blossom Beauty Lounge
Beauty File: Alesia Lanzo
The Real Cost of Relocating
Coping With Unpleasant Coworkers
Tips Are Popping Up
Reality Works
Neon Nails
Dressed for Success
Here Comes the Sunless
Nail Clinic: Handling a Spill
Pro Talk
Marketplace Plus
Ad Index
Hollywood File
Manufacturer Deals & Promotions
Test Yourself

Nailpro - July 2013