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.

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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

Lace is Always in Season

Lace is Always in Season


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