Lace is Always in Season

By Rosanne Ullman | 08/08/2014 2:33:00 PM


This story of transformation began when Nicole Gary choreographed the Aquage featured presentation at NAHA 2005. Since then she has worked for nine years as Aquage Show Production Manager, keeping models and hair artists working together fluidly. Her love of the salon industry inspired her to want to become a licensed cosmetologist. She completed her beauty school training the same day she discovered she had been nominated as a 2014 NAHA finalist for this stunning collection. And, Nicole was the winner in the NAHA Student Category! A great example of one of Aquage’s guiding principles–


Crafted with copious amounts of Aquage Defining Gel (top) and Aquage Finishing Spray (bottom), Nicole’s liberated lace creations are reminiscent of Spanish mantillas.

Excerpted from MODERN SALON HOLIDAY 2014, an exclusive custom edition with CosmoProf and Armstrong McCall to help salon pros plan and grow holiday business. See the complete digital edition at


Photography: Luis Alvarez for Aquage

Hair: Nicole Gary for Aquage

Haircolor: Deena Nicely for Aquage

Makeup: Wanda Alvarez

Nails: Angi Wingle for CND

Fashion Stylist: Patric Chauvez

Production: Don Wismer

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Rosanne Ullman

Rosanne Ullman, Project Editor | Modern Salon Media

Rosanne has been writing for the salon division of Vance Publishing for more than 30 years, contributing landmark articles ranging from a year-long historical series in the 1990s marking MODERN SALON's 75th anniversary to a more recent, comprehensive tribute to Vidal Sassoon's impact on the industry. She was involved in the conceptual planning for First Chair and has directed several of Modern Salon Media's custom publishing projects. Rosanne holds a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University's famed Medill School and contributes to her community through three elected terms on her local school board.

Rosanne is our go-to provider for Modern Salon Media's Healthy Hairdresser e-newsletter. You can e-mail Rosanne Ullman at


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